The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is here and ready to claim the mini-slash-portable realm and claim it for its own Compact race with specs to kill and a tight water-proof body.
The Xperia Z3 Compact launched with a 4.6″ 720p display, Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2GB of RAM, IP65/68 certification for water-proofing beyond 1.5m, a 20.7MP camera and a couple of promo videos, check those out after the break. Read more »
Sony just unveiled the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and E3 at its IFA press conference as now it’s time to unleash the promo videos.
We all love this part – the immaculate videos created months in advance to show off a product with perfectly-timed music and effects. Sony’s good at this stuff and the Xperia Z3 is the company’s best phone yet so this should be good. Read more »
This is Sony’s latest mini – the Xperia Z3 Compact – and it has a good claim one the title for the best portable smartphone on the market. As such it will pose a serious threat to Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha and the coveted Apple iPhone 6, to name a few.
Last year’s Xperia Z1 Compact was a first in many ways and carved a name for itself as a device that doesn’t want to be considered a mini in anything but the size and a company that doesn’t shy away from a challenge. Read more »
The just-announced Z3 series from Sony also includes the company’s first compact Xperia tablet, the aptly-named Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.
The Z3 Tablet Compact is designed to complement the Xperia Z3 much in the way that the Z3 Compact does – providing largely the same internals except in a different-sized screen. Read more »
Just as previously rumored, Sony has just announced its next batch of lens cameras – the QX1 and QX30. Both cameras will use your smartphone as a viewfinder, have attaching mechanisms for that smartphone but will also be usable detached.
The QX1 is by far the most interesting lens camera from Sony so far. It has an APS-C sensor (the same in size as those in Sony’s line of interchangeable lens cameras and DSLRs) and uses the E Mount to allow multiple lenses to be used. Read more »
Sony had quite a presence at this year’s IFA in Berlin, and after introducing its new Z3 lineup it’s decided to cap things off with two new wearables.
The SmartWatch 3 will be the company’s first smart device to run on Android Wear, while the SmartBand Talk brings voice communication and telephony to the company’s popular SmartBand fitness tracker. Read more »
Asus has just outed a pair of tablets – one 13.3″ and one 11.6″ – during its press conference at the IFA 2014 expo in Berlin.
The Zenbook UX305 is marketed as “the world’s slimmest 13.3-inch QHD+ laptop,” while the EeeBook X205 is set to offer quad-core Intel Atom device at under €200. Read more »
The latest from ASUS out of IFA 2014 includes its first smartwatch powered by Android Wear, the ZenWatch.
The ZenWatch, produced in partnership with Google, features a curved glass design and a case that designed to follow the contours of your wrist, alongside a premium leather strap. Read more »
Toshiba unveiled its own ultra-affordable Windows 8.1 tablet, the Toshiba Encore mini (model number WT7-C16). Priced at just $120, the Encore mini sports a tablet sports a 7″ 1,024 x 600 screen with 16:9 aspect ratio and 5-finger capacitive touch sensor.
The tablet is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735G processor (1.33GHz clockspeed, 1.83GHz Burst Frequency). Read more »
Acer’s latest foire into Windows convertibles is the R13 laptop. It has a QHD (2560 x 1440) touchscreen display and an Intel Haswell chipset. The most curious thing about it is that Ezel Aero Hinge that has dual-torque design and allows the display to be rotated and the ultrabook to convert into six distinct body-to-screen configurations.
You can use the R13 laptop in the notebook, stand, tent and three other positions. Both the top plate of the device and the display are covered by Gorilla Glass 3. Read more »
After failing to make any dent whatsoever in the gaming market, OUYA has now looking for companies to acquire their business. According to Re/code, the company is in talks with Chinese companies, along with a few others.
OUYA started life as a Kickstarter project and was one of the more successful ones. The $99 Android based gaming console sounded like a good idea in theory but odd decisions such as having their own store, making it compulsory for every game to be free, and the mediocre hardware meant it failed to take off. Read more »
Lenovo has announced an 8-inch Android based tablet at IFA 2014. It seems like a simple enough device but has decent specifications for the price.
The TAB S8 has a 8.0-inch, 1920×1200 resolution IPS display, Intel Atom Z3745 SoC with quad-core 1.86GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.6 megapixel front camera, stereo speakers with Dolby sound, 7 hours of battery life and Android 4.4 KitKat. Read more »
Lenovo is preparing to launch a new series of Yoga tablets at IFA this year. One of them is the Yoga Tablet 2-930LC, with a name that just rolls off the tongue.
The Yoga Tablet 2-930LC has a curved edge similar to the first Sony Tablet S to make it easier to hold in one hand but the curve also hides an integrated kickstand that can be used to prop up the tablet at an angle. Read more »
Opera Mini beta is now available for Windows Phone devices. The developers behind the popular web browser have for users who are willing to join the beta testing group.
Once signed up, you should be receiving a download link for the beta version of the Opera Mini browser. Read more »
Motorola Moto G 4G turned out a great smartphone on its own and an excellent upgrade over the original Moto G. It adds 4G LTE connectivity, a microSD card slot, a brighter screen backlight and a gyro sensor to the already well proven hardware mix of the 4.5″ HD display, Snapdragon 400 chipset, 5MP camera and 2,070 mAh battery.
The new smartphone is running on the latest available Android 4.4.4 KitKat revision, but so is the Moto G already. We didn’t expect much of a difference in the battery performance, but we were wrong. Read more »