Sony would like to make you think that is has ‘sexy’ in the bag. But is the “superphone” branded Xperia Z nothing but mutton dressed as lamb?
Google have upped the ante on the 7 inch fondleslab wars with the news today that the new version of the Nexus 7 will be thinner, lighter and four times more powerful that the first incarnation. There is not arsing around with daft naming conventions either, this is just the Nexus 7 for 2013. Specification wise the former Tegra 3 chipset has been supplanted by a quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon S4 processor which is accompanied but four times the graphics power in the form of the Adreno 320 Read more [...]
Google have announced that they will be holding an event to release the new and much anticipated Moto X android phone to the world. Meanwhile, a Press Render has been leaked which pretty much confirms the styling that has been mooted for many months. Having said that, there is much confusion over the specs: some say it will sport a 4.5-inch display and a 10-megapixel camera. There will be no skinning of the Android launcher however it will not be a Nexus device. It will probably mimic the recent Read more [...]
The lovely people at Dial-a-Phone marketing have sent us over this video review of the HTC One Mini. Wow. Looks good. Could this be the iPhone Killer of legend? Has the makings and hopefully will buck the trend of “bigger is better”, and “Mini doesn’t mean a Galaxy S with no balls”. And don’t worry about the guy with a beard. He is only allowed out at trade shows.
Many said the Galaxy Note would not work but clearly nearly three years on it has stuck around. Asus clearly want a piece of the larger format phone action* with the announcement of the Fonepad Note. The device has a smaller screen than it’s older sibling, the 3G enable Fonepad which was launched in the UK earlier this year. Asus is not gunning for the lower tier market with specs that include a Super IPS+ LCD screen with a 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution to cover it’s 6 inches. There is also a stylus Read more [...]
Australian entrepreneur Paul Mathis has invested AU$75,000 in developing a replacement symbol for the most oft used word in the English language; The. The Age reports: “”The word ‘and’ is only the fifth-most used word in English and it has its own symbol – the ampersand,” says Mathis. “Isn’t it time we accorded the same respect to ‘the’?” Quite right, but whether developing symbols for efficient Tweeting is something that will catch on is another thing. Does this mean we will Read more [...]
Acer are not a brand that is synonymous with high end smartphones and their budget concious approach is something that they see as an asset as they tackle the murky world of Business Mobiles. In a swanky shindig at BT Tower, the company unveiled the addition of the Acer Liquid E1 and Z2 Jelly Bean phones, and gave journo's from The Register a peak at the forthcoming 5.7" Liquid S1 behemoth. The perennial issue for account managers is the latest iPhone is not cheap. Acer want Read more [...]
Huawei are taking no prisoners during their ascent to the big league with the launch of the Y300 budget Android phone. In association with Carphone Warehouse, you can try the new phone for 30 days and if not satisfied, return for a full refund. The promotion will not refund you any spent credit on Pay As You Go but you will get your upfront payment back. The Y300 starts at £79.95 including the mandatory £10 top up tax or an astonishing £59.95 for PAYG Upgrade customers. Those after a contract Read more [...]
Asus have announced the incredibly strange yet alluring concept of a three in one device; the Transformer Book Trio. The tablet-come-notebook sports both Microsoft Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean. The 11.6-inch "thing" permits the user to switch between Windows 8 and Android instantly and sports a 1920×1080 HD screen. The tablet portion can be mounted to the dedicated keyboard dock, and comes with an Intel Core i7 processor for the Windows half, and a lower specification Atom processor Read more [...]