We already knew few details about the camera on the N9 from Nokia’s website. Now the N9 Product Manager, Jens Wilke, has divulged some more information about it and also made claims of it being the fastest camera on any phone, with numbers to back his claims. So let’s look at the camera on the N9 in more detail.
First, let’s start with the things we already know. We know that the camera uses an 8 megapixel sensor. Unlike with the N8, Nokia hasn’t mentioned the physical size of the sensor on the N9. It uses Carl Zeiss optics. It’s a wide-angle lens and has an aperture of f2.2, which is wider than even the N8 lens which is at f2.8. This means Read more »
The long awaited Android 3.1 Honeycomb update is finally hitting the Motorola’s first and only tablet – the XOOM. If you live outside the US, then you are lucky and you can update your device.
The 3.1 update enables the microSD card support among other improvements and bug fixes. Read more »
Sony Ericsson has just released a video where the tennis star Maria Sharapova demoes the newly announced Xperia active.
The best part of the videos is where she sinks the phone into a glass of water and then works with it while it’s still wet. No more teasing, here it is: Read more »
Yup, we got it, folks! We got our hands on a shiny new Nokia N9. Even better, we’ve got two of them and they were more than happy to showcase the magic of the instant Bluetooth file connection via NFC.
Now watch carefully, as it all happens in the blink of an eye. Read more »
Angry Birds Season has been updated to match the just started summer (the astronomical season). The new Summer Pignic update works the same way as the Christmas one – as each day passes, we’ll get a new level to tackle.
The Summer Pignic update will include a total of 30 levels plus at least two bonus ones (from a golden egg and the one that unlocks when you get three stars on all levels). Read more »
Update: EA has pulled down the download links for the patch. It will now be made available on Monday, June 27.
So it’s like this. Crysis 2 for PC was supposed to come with DirectX 11 graphics but upon launch it was discovered that the game actually runs on DirectX 9, not even 10. EA had promised an update soon but it started to look like they didn’t care any more. Of course we all know why that is. They have to sell the console version of the game as well and you can’t have the PC version looking a lot better.
But it seems now EA has finally got around to releasing that DirectX 11 patch that they promised long ago. Exactly three months after the game released. And by now anyone who ever wanted to play the game is already done playing it.
For what it’s worth, the patch does bring some notable improvements. Read more »
If you watched Apple’s latest keynote, you may remember Scott Forstall mentioning that the iPhone 4 is the second most popular camera on Flickr. Well, not any more.
That’s because it has just beat the Nikon D90 in becoming the most popular camera on Flickr of all time. Camera, not camera phone. Read more »
Just as promised, today Mozilla released the next version of their widely popular Firefox browser. Firefox 5.0 has been available for download through the company FTP servers for a couple of days now, but now that it’s officially finalized you can get if straight from the Mozilla website or the Android Market.
According to the developers Firefox 5.0 brings over 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements compared to its predecessor. That is no mean feat considering that its development only took three months. Read more »
The Nokia N9 announcement was understandably greeted with quite a lot of excitement, but it appears that one of the features of the smartphone didn’t get the attention it deserves. From the official photos it appears that the N9 packs a front-facing camera at the most unusual of places – the bottom right corner of the front panel.
Yet the official specifications on the Nokia developers website fail to mention a front-facing camera. What’s even more confusing is that none of the few dozens of previews that were published today mentions it. This could of course be explained with the relatively little importance of the feature, but still someone should have said something about it. Read more »
The Nokia N9 was only announced this morning, but previews have already began to appear online. The MeeGo smartphone has been absolutely loved by everyone who got a chance to try it and it appears that it will be worth its flagship position.
The Nokia N9 polycarbonate unibody is looking pretty hot as you can see from the photos and the performance seems good worthy of a flagship device too. Plus, the 3.9″ AMOLED of FWVGA resolution is reportedly looking as impressive as it gets. Read more »
Yesterday ICANN decided to allow custom domain suffixes. Right now companies have to settle for .com or .org or one of the 20 others standard suffixes or use country-specific ones. Starting 2012 they can create custom suffixes – if they’re willing to pay for it.
It’s pricy but I’m sure sites ending in .google or .apple are not very far off. It would allow companies to offer very memorable URLs for their important products – think mail.google for Gmail (instead of the current mail.google.com) or iphone.apple (instead of www.apple.com/iphone). Read more »
Another Android tablet was just thrown our way by Huawei. The Chinese company unveiled the 7″ MediaPad, which will be the first slate to run on the Android 3.2 Honeycomb, which is supposed to be the edition of the Google OS best suited to smaller-screen slates.
On the hardware side of the things the Huawei MediaPad 7″ sounds pretty attractive too with its 7″ IPS LCD capacitive display and 10.5mm slim waistline. The 390 grams of weight actually make the MediaPad a pretty portable device, while the Snapdragon chipset featuring a couple of Scorpion cores running at 1.2GHz should give you all the processing power you need. Read more »
Shortly after the announcement of the N9 images and videos of the phone started floating around on the Internet but the one we were looking for has just come out.
We are talking about the hands-on video of the device, where we will get to see how the phone actually performs outside of promotional content. We also have a video from Nokia where they talk about the design story of the N9 and how it is all based on one simple gesture: swipe. So join us after the break in watching both these videos. Read more »
Nokia just announced the MeeGo-based N9 smartphone and I must say it is the best thing I’ve seen from Nokia so far. But they didn’t stop at just the phone. They also have a few new accessories for the phone, two of which make use of the NFC technology.
Now the NFC tech isn’t something new. Google has been demoing it for some time now. But Nokia has gone ahead and dome something a lot more useful and practical with it Read more »
Samsung has just released a new ad, this time about the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It’s a really sweet commercial with a father, his son and a Galaxy Tab.
It seems Samsung is on a roll these days – it launched two Galaxy S II ads within less than a week. Now is the Galaxy Tab 10.1 turn. Here is the video: Read more »