Along with the Tegra 4i powered Wiko WAX smartphone, NVIDIA was also showing the Tegra Note 7 LTE here at Mobile World Congress. The LTE equipped version of the Tegra Note 7 was announced earlier in the week. While the tablet now has LTE, it is largely the same in terms of overall style.
That is to say a black casing, with landscape orientation. The orientation bit plays to the speakers, which sit on opposite sides of the display. In this case, the display remains at 7-inches. The back of the tablet also sports a bit of a different look, but it retains the Tegra Note branding running through the middle.
As the rumors were suggesting, Nokia announced an Android handset here at Mobile World Congress. Based on those rumors we were expecting to see the Nokia X, but it seems they had a bit of a surprise for everyone. Nokia also unveiled the Nokia XL, which as the name would suggest, is the bigger version of the Nokia X.
The Nokia XL sports a 5-inch display, as compared to the 4-inch display on the Nokia X. The handset has a Lumia like appearance, and the back cover snaps completely off -- to include the part that wraps around the sides of the device. This one is powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor, and also has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.
[MWC 2014] ZTE has certainly kept themselves busy with the introduction of two more smartphones that will run on the Firefox OS – namely the ZTE Open C as well as the ZTE Open II. First of all, let us take a closer look at the ZTE Open C, where this particular device will arrive with a 3MP shooter at the back, a 4-inch display at 800 × 480 resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a 1,400 mAh battery underneath the hood.
Nokia announces five new phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. The phones are the Nokia 220, the Nokia Asha 230 and three smartphones in the new Nokia X family: the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL.
With these new devices, Nokia is underscoring its leadership in affordable mobile phones, bridging the gap between its Asha and Lumia
Today Nokia introduces a brand new family of smartphones, the Nokia X family, a range of handsets that combines Nokia design, build quality and services with the ability to run Android apps.
The first three phones in the family – the Nokia X, X+ and XL – are priced between the existing Asha and Lumia lines, at €89, €99 and €109 respectively, to appeal to new smartphone users looking for popular apps and their first cloud services.
[MWC 2014] The folks over at LG have done it yet again – through the unveiling of their first “compact” smartphone, which has arrived in the form of the LG G2 mini. Specially developed to be a smaller version of the LG G2 that has picked up its fair share of bouquets, the LG G2 mini will bring along with it the premium user interface features found in the LG G2, albeit in a smaller form factor. Among the user friendly features found in the LG G2 mini include the likes of Guest Mode, Plug & Pop, Clip Tray and Capture Plus.
LAS VEGAS, US – January 07, 2014 – People who want to capture and share powerful and unique images can now do so with the elegant and impressively equipped Samsung WB350F SMART Camera. This state of the art compact zoom camera comes with 21x optical zoom capabilities and a 23mm Wide Angle lens as standard, allowing users to create images with striking depth and detail. Whether zooming in on a subject from a great distance, or capturing a sprawling landscape that stretches for miles, the device delivers sharp detail and bright images on every shot.
The WB350F is also furnished with an impressive 16MP BSI CMOS sensor. This eliminates the need to use a flash at inopportune moments or at events – as the superior sensor needs less light than its conventional counterparts, without sacrificing image quality.
Samsung is proud to introduce an impressive new addition to its WB family of handheld zoom cameras, the WB1100F. The WB1100F brings users up close and personal with the subject of their compositions with its impressive 35x Optical zoom capabilities coupled with the device’s 25mm wide angle lens. The new camera allows owners to capture both depth and breadth in stunning clarity and detail.
Building on the device’s impressive zoom abilities, Samsung has developed and fitted the WB1100F with a Speed Control Key that allows users to move through the various levels of zoom with speed and ease. This ensures that fleeting moments are captured in deep zoom detail and not missed while focusing in on the action. The Speed Control Key can be used to activate both the zoom capability and Panorama mode which creates beautiful panoramic images in crisp and clear detail.
Photographers with an eye for detail can now get even closer to the action with the Samsung WB2200F, a Super Bridge Long Zoom camera featuring an incredible 60x Optical Zoom. This premium model is intuitively designed and offers a powerful optical performance ideal for photographers who value high quality imagery, while the long life battery allows users to indulge their passion for longer periods of time than ever before.
It's been an odd development over the past few years, but car manufacturers are now among the biggest exhibitors at CES. With giant and massively expensive booths you'll find Sony and Samsung along with Ford and Audi. BMW, too, has a huge presence at CES 2014, taking up the entirety of the parking lot outside the south hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. They built an exhibition center to show off the technology that's gone into their electric "i" sub-brand.
It seems that photo printing is now trying to catch up with the rising trend of mobile photography. Building on its line of instax mini instant cameras, Fujifilm is now unveiling the instax SHARE SP-1, a small printer just for your smartphone.
In concept, the instax SHARE SP-1 would sound vaguely familiar, like the LG Pocket Photo 2 announced last week. You basically take a photo with your smartphone, send it wirelessly through a proprietary Fujifilm app made just for the purpose, and see your photo get printed out in small 62 mm x 46 mm prints. Fujifilm isn’t exactly forthcoming with the exact details of the device. The printer has a dedicated reprint button that will, you guessed it, print out the photo again. Other than that, we’ll have to wait and see what else this pocket printer has to offer.
Earlier this week, Yahoo announced that it had acquired Aviate, a startup providing contextually relevant information on Android homescreens, but it didn’t say anything about the acquisition price. Now a source with knowledge of the deal tells me that the acquisition was for $80 million.
My source didn’t know any of the details beyond the amount — the mix of cash and stock or how much of the total is tied to an earn out, for example. Regardless, that’s an impressive price for a young startup that raised a $1.8 million Series A (from Highland Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and others) less than a year ago. (It was also incubated at StartX.)
From today, Nokia Lumia WP8 owners around the world will start to receive the new Lumia Black software update on their smartphones.
The Lumia Black update combines a host of new features, improvements in imaging, new apps and app updates from Microsoft and Nokia to make your Lumia smartphone experience even better. So what can you look forward to, once Lumia Black is installed?
Samsung has had a fair amount of success with its Samsung Galaxy S series, where we are right now up to number 4 in the range. It goes without saying that to keep up with the rest of the market, Samsung will continue to churn out a next generation Galaxy S smartphone, and the next obvious candidate would be the Samsung Galaxy S5. Apparently, the Galaxy S5 is due to arrive this coming April, and word on the street has it that Samsung is looking into using eye scanner technology.
While the Nokia Lumia 2520 is ideal for checking emails, updating Twitter or Facebook, and using Microsoft Office RT for creating documents for us adults, it’s also a great device for keeping the kids occupied on long car journeys.
As any parent will know, kids need constant stimulation and they also regularly demand to play with the gadgets that they see us use day in, day out.
Sometimes it’s easier to distract our kids, but sometimes it’s just impossible – such as when they’re strapped into the backseat of your car on a long ride. With the Nokia Lumia 2520, you can load it up with apps, such as the following, hand it over and keep your little one(s) entertained for as along as you need.
The ZTE Grand S II will continue from where its predecessor, the ZTE Grand S, left off last year. What we saw in the ZTE Grand S was pretty decent on the outside – it was slim, but the downside to it was the relatively paltry 1,780 mAh battery which did not really allow it to function as a smartphone because it would have run out of juice really fast. Good thing then, the ZTE Grand S II, will do a whole lot better since it comes with a 3,000 mAh battery that would make it a decent performer by mid-range standards.
Ever wished that your modern day smartphone is not all that “soft”, and that it can handle all the rough rigors of life? A knock here, a drop there, or perhaps even a short trip down the wash basin. The Caterpillar Cat B100 is here to cater to those who happen to be butterfingers or simply do not have a good track record when it comes to making sure that the smartphone remains well protected against scratches and the like. The Caterpillar Cat B100 will come with IP67 certification while offering MIL 810G protection, which means it is 100% protected against dust with the ability to be able to “swim with the fishes”, so to speak, as long as it is no deeper than 3 feet.
When we launched Moto X, our goal was to solve real consumer problems and give people refreshing new choices in the sea of smartphone sameness.
We heard from people that they wanted more control in how their phones looked, so we introduced the Moto Maker customization tool and made it available on all major carriers. That enabled our customers to choose from hundreds of color combinations and, for the first time, real bamboo backs. We heard that battery life was a major pain point, so we engineered Moto X to go all day long. And we heard that having the most current software was really important to our owners, so we made sure that Moto X was the first smartphone to upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat.