Sunday, March 31, 2013

Upcoming iPhone 2013: iPhone 5S or iPhone 6? Features, Specification, Release date and Price


iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S are two different phones

The rumour mill doesn't seem too sure whether the next iPhone is going to be the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 6. Given the iPhone's history - from the 3G onwards, there's always been a half-step S model before the next numbered iPhone - we'd bet on an iPhone 5S first and an iPhone 6 a few months later.

It's been suggested that there could even be three size variants of the new iPhone - check out these mocked up images by artist Peter Zigich. He calls the handsets iPhone 6 Mini, iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 XL.

Could we see both an iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 this year?

Apple iPhone 6 Details



Apple iPhone 6 - features

While there will certainly be some hardware upgrades to Apple’s next phone, it’s worth pointing out that Apple isn’t usually at the top of the pile when it comes to lining up new components. For example, the iPhone 5 famously left out NFC compatibility – something many hope to see in the iPhone 6.

In terms of the chassis, a polycarbonate body is one of the more frequent mutterings heard flapping through the internet rumour breeze.

Elsewhere, a new top of the range iPhone model would presumably need some sort of decent camera upgrade – as this is an area that’s been particularly busy in smartphones since the iPhone 5 was launched. The HTC One and Nokia 920 in particular boast interesting new camera features, other than simply megapixel escalation.

A new feature that could well appear on the 6th generation iPhone is the use of sonar as a replacement to the current infared sensors which use sound as a proximity sensor – according to this report in Apple Insider – letting the phone detect where it is, either as a way of alerting the user about an incoming object, or as a way of detecting whether the phone is being held to the users ear.

One of the intriguing features to appear on several rumour feeds is the introduction of a “smart bezel” which would display information around the screen. It emerged from an actual patent that Apple filed and, according to Macworld, the smart bezel could be a place for flashing buttons and symbols that compliment the on-screen action.

The patent states: "The primary display could be used to convey visual content to a user, and the secondary display could be used to guide a user providing inputs to the device. For example, the secondary display could be selectively illuminated to provide one or more indicators that represent where or how a user can provide inputs to the device."

Another feature gaining ground in the tech press is the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner. This follows a report that Taiwanese chip maker Chipbond are making components for future iPhones and has also been flagged up as a potential feature for the iPhone 5S.

Of course, what we can say for certain is that Siri’ll be back for another appearance.

Apple iPhone 6 – specs

Perhaps the hardest thing to gauge about any new iPhone is what exactly is going to be inside it.

If Apple decides to update the current dual-core A6 to a quad-core A6X for the iPhone 5S, then we can assume it will make the jump to an A7 chip in time for the iPhone 6.

Given Apple’s history with incremental updates, any A7 chip is likely to be a quad-core affair rather than the octo-core chip inside the Samsung Galaxy S4.

We’ve already discussed NFC, but the iPhone 6 will certainly have plenty in terms of wireless connectivity, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the latest iteration of the technology which, in theory, will allow you to hit browsing speeds of 1GBps.

There’s almost certainly going to be more advanced 4G LTE on board the iPhone 6, which is a good thing as by the time it gets here, the standard will have been adopted by all the main UK networks.

In terms of storage, we’d expect the conventional 16, 32 and 64GB options to appear as standard. But, given the recent 128GB upgraded iPad range there’s nothing to suggest Apple couldn’t provide a 128GB iPhone 6 model.

Apple iPhone 6 - release date

One of many analysts jumping in with thoughts on the iPhone 6 release date has said it won’t be ready until 2014.

“Apple's iPhone uses a technology called 'in-cell,' which essentially meshes the touch screen with the glass screen into one thin display. Its partners can't get good enough yields making those displays bigger to launch the iPhone 6 this year," says Peter Mise, an analyst at Jeffries & Co, in a report picked up by Macrumours.

The report goes on to say that the software will also have a bearing on development, as the next version of iOS isn’t likely to be ready until next year.

"The next iPhone will run on a 20 nm processor, allowing it to add more cores, possibly four or eight. To take advantage of the new processing speed, iOS will have to be upgraded. The new iOS architecture might not be ready until 2014,” the report says.


iPhone 6 Price

Apple typically releases its new models at the same price as the old ones, and we can't see it introducing a more expensive phone into this tough market. If that holds out, then, and assuming that the 16GB model is dropped, we'd expect the 32GB model to cost £529, the 64GB model £599 and the 128GB model £699.

Apple iPhone 5S Details




Apple iPhone 5S specs

When it comes to the specs of the next iPhone, at the very least we expect Apple to use the A6X chip currently found in the latest iPad. However, the latest rumours suggest Apple could be working on an A7 chip for the forthcoming iPad 5.Some purported images of iPhone 5S prototypes appear to show a change in the hardware configuration that suggests Apple is moving things around to make space for a bigger battery or extra features such as NFC.

Apple famously decided to withhold NFC for the iPhone 5 and since both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy S4 have arrived toting the new connectivity, Apple will need to incorporate it this time around.In terms of storage, there is the possibility of Apple launching a new phone with 128GB storage – similar to the latest iPad upgrade.Recent reports from Taiwan and tech website NFC World indicate that manufacturer Chipbond has won a major contract to build components for the iPhone 5S. The result is that a Chipbond-built fingerprint scanner could be included in the iPhone 5S.

Meanwhile Jeffries analyst Peter Misek told Business Insider that he believes the iPhone 5S will feature a “Super HD screen” along with a range of colours similar to the iPod Touch range.


Apple iPhone 5S: Other hardware features

Reports from Focus Taiwan say that manufacturer Chipbond has secured a contract with Apple to produce the fingerprint identification hardware for the iPhone 5S. The claims say that Apple’s acquisition of NFC and fingerprint security company Authentec in 2012 supports the idea that this kind of technology will appear on the next iPhone.It could be that Apple is seeking to integrate this technology with its Passbook application in order to compete with Google Wallet.

Apple iPhone 5S Release date

It has been reported that Apple is working on a new handset that it plans on releasing in mid-2013, a few months earlier than usual. Whether this device will be the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 6 remains to be seen.

Recently, however, rumours have said Apple is facing production issues and there may be a delay in the iPhone 5S’s arrival. If this is the case, we might see it arrive at the same time as previous models – around June or July.The iPhone 5S will be launched within the third quarter of 2013 and ‘may just be a slightly enhanced version’ of the iPhone 5.

The news comes courtesy of Digitimes and its anonymous ‘sources from the upstream supply chain’ which also add to the rumours of a budget plastic-built iPhone to release this year alongside the main model.Many of these rumours are based on the idea that Apple is keen to get a new product out of the door as quickly as possible and that it may be working on multiple phones. However, it remains a possibility that it’s business as usual at the company’s Cupertino HQ, and that the iPhone 5S’s release will follow on from the iPhone 5’s September launch for the same time in 2013.

iPhone 5S Price

As usual, there’s not much information about the price at this early stage. However, rumours persist that one of Apple’s 2013 releases will be a low-cost smartphone, possibly launching alongside a premium model using Apple’s current pricing structure.You can expect an aluminium-bodied, high spec iPhone 5S to start at £529 for the 16GB model, £599 for the 32GB and £699 for the 64GB variant.

A budget plastic version could be priced a number of ways – around £300 seems sensible, but when you consider what Google has done with the Nexus 4 could the iPhone 5S be the first sub-£200 iPhone? Probably not but we can always live in hope.




Upcoming Verizon Smartphone 2013


Upcoming Verizon Phones 2013

Verizon has been releasing lots of phones each year over the past few years. In fact in 2012 they released over 7 smartphones and you can see some of the new Droid phones they released on that link. They also released several basic phones that don’t require data plans for those individuals that for some reason only want to make phone calls with their phone.

So what are some of the upcoming Verizon phones in 2013 going to be?

Keep in mind the bottom part of this list is just rumors…the top few phones are certain to almost certain to launch in 2013.

BlackBerry Z10- March- Spring 2013
Galaxy S4- April – Spring 2013
Xperia Z- March Q1 2013
Xperia ZL- March Q1 2013
Droid RAZR MAXX 2 – Fall 2013
Droid 5- Summer 2013
New iPhone – Summer/Fall2013
Galaxy Note 3 – Holiday 2013
Nexus 5 – Summer Q3 2013
HTC M7- Summer/Spring 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4



Oh you know the Galaxy S4 is coming without a doubt in 2013. With the super success of the Galaxy s3 in 2012 Samsung can’t wait to pinch out a new version and jump ahead of the iPhone 5. It will probably be a new Verizon phone in the spring or summer of 2013. (It looks like the Galaxy S IV release date is in April)

The only problem is that the Galaxy S4 is not going to be a huge leap in terms of specs over the Galaxy S3. The only things they can do is make improvements, but not huge gains. The video camera will still be 1080p, it will probably shoot better video and take better pictures but really not a huge difference. The Galaxy S4 might have a larger camera sensor from 8MP to 13MP, but the pictures will look very similar.

The process will be a quad core 2GHz more then likely and it will be fast, but the Galaxy S3 is pretty quick…probably not a huge noticeable difference.The S4 screen will be a 1080p screen and probably look marginally better.

Blacberry Z10



BlackBerry is trying to make one last big push to save itself from going out of business and they’re hoping the Z10 and Q10 can save them.This new upcoming Verizon phone in March 2013 is actually getting positive attention from the smart phone loving community. As long as the new BlackBerrys perform well they might actually sell ok. It’s also coming to the AT&T network in March.

The Z10 is a 100% touch based phone like any Android or iPhone and has 2011-2012 specs. Yes, the latest Blackberry can’t touch the newer Android phones as far as specs are concerned but the phone does run nicely.Z10 has a dual core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 720p display that is 4.2 inches.

So far the BlackBerry Z10 is getting mediocre reviews and everyone says the battery is horrible….not a great start to the new BlackBerry line up. At least the new Z10 looks good.

Nexus 5



You know the Nexus 5 is coming, it’s just a matter of when and what is it going to bring to the table this time.There are already rumors about the Nexus 5 even though the Nexus 4 was just recently released.So what possible improvements could LG bring with the updated Nexus 5?  Well they could start with a 5″ 1080p screen or just a 720p screen would be fine too.

They’ll have to bring the latest gen quad-core processor and at least 2GB of RAM…nobody has gone above 2GB or RAM yet and it probably won’t be until 2014 until we see more then 2GB or RAM on any smartphone because 2GB is getting it done right now.

You can always improve the camera, maybe not add more megapixels but improve the quality is something that can always be done. It looks like the Nexus 5 will have a 13MP camera to match up to all the other super high end smartphones in 2013.The other upgrades would be wireless charging or waterproofing. It will probably be wireless charging out of those two choices.

HTC M7



The HTC M7 is coming to  AT&T and maybe even Sprint. The rumor is that it will be a new Verizon phone but it seems to be a very similar phone to the Droid DNA, in fact it has almost the same specs except for a larger MP camera so far. It could be the Droid DNA 2 but it would be a light refresh, which honestly that’s about all you can do now with the DNA because all the specs are just about maxed out. We have a feeling that this phone might be named something different on each carrier…we’ll have to wait and see…hopefully soon.

HTC M7 release date: Summer 2013

The rumored HTC M7 specs:

1.7GHz quad core processor
Android 4.1+
2GB RAM
13MP Camera
2MP front camera
1080p video camera
1080p 4.7 inch screen
2,450 mAh battery
NFC chip
4G LTE

Droid 5 – Will Verizon Release the Droid 5?



The original Droid was a huge hit for Verizon when they first started competing with the iPhone. In fact they’ve build 3 more after the original and the Droid 4 was still a success.There is little doubt that Verizon will release the Droid 5 even though at this time (Jan 2013) there have not been any rumors for the Droid 5.

The droid name has carried on to many different and very successful phones that include the Droid Incredible, Droid DNA, Droid RAZR, Droid RAZR MAXX, Droid RAZR MAXX HD, Droid RAZR HD just to name a few.

We’ll keep you posted on the Droid 5 rumors, specs and news.

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Upcoming Verizon Phone



Another upcoming Verizon phone is the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. The budget Windows 8 phone will be coming in the next few weeks says Verizon.It has s 4 inch Super AMOLED screen and a 5MP camera. It’s sporting a basic 1.5GHz qualcomm processor and a 2,100 mAh battery that should be enough battery to power the phone for a couple days.

This is a boring phone that is going to be free very quick if not at the release date. We can’t recommend this 
phone over anything and you should not buy it.There are lots of other phones that are just as cheap and blow this phone out of the water.It has a 1GB of RAM and has a dual-core 1.5GHz snapdragon processor and that’s about the best thing about it. The camera is only 5MP which in 2013 is below average and the tiny little 4″ screen is like an iPhone…very small after you’ve spent anytime with a big 4.5″-5″ man sized phone.

This phone is starting out at $99 with a $50 rebate…there are lots of other phones for the same price and even cheaper that are better. 

Pantech Perception



Pantech is releasing two very good phones for the budget market in 2013. They’re releasing the Pantech Discover HD that is specifically for AT&T and then a very solid rumor has popped up saying that there is a upcoming Verizon phone version too called the Pantech Perception.

Both Pantech phones for Verizon and AT&T are basically the same phone with different company logos.The new Verizon Android phone will start out around $50 on a 2 year contract.The Pantech Perception has a 4.8″ HD screen that has a resolution of 720p. It’s powered by the snappy 1.5GHz dual-core snapdragon S4.  It’s a mid range budget phone and if you can’t come up with $200 or so for the new Sony Xperia Z or the Galaxy S4 then this phone would be worth looking at.

 Pantech Perception specs

Android 4.x
1.5GHz dual-core snapdragon S4 processor
1GB RAM
4G LTE
16GB storage
Bluetooth
4.8″ HD 720p screen
13MP camera
1080p video camera
2MP front camera
2,100 mAh battery
NFC chip

Top 5 Smartphone User Interfaces


1.Samsung TouchWiz




TouchWiz developed by Samsung, is a front end tough interface featuring a full tough user interface. TouchWiz is basically used internally by Samsung for Smartphone’s and Tablets, and is not available for licensing by external parties. This UI is mostly found in Samsung’s Galaxy range of devices which includes Smartphone’s such as Galaxy S II & Galaxy Note and Tablets from the Galaxy Tab range. Some minor changes are done in TouchWiz UI such as adding buttons to the notification bar which allow Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and rotation capabilities to quickly be turned on or off. Nature UX, the latest version of TouchWiz has been released on the Galaxy S III. It possess refined user interface as compared to the previous version, 3.0. The feature enables to switch between two home screen modes. 

2.HTC Sense




HTC Sense is a graphical UI for mobile devices running on Android, Brew and Windows Mobile. This user interface is developed by HTC Corporation.  The first phone running on Android to feature HTC Sense was the HTC Hero while the first Windows Mobile phone to feature HTC Sense was the HTC HD2. HTC Sense includes the home screen with its iconic animated digital clock widget. An animation for the current weather is also added in the home screen: for instance if rain is forecast, raindrops will appear on home screen and windscreen wipers clean them away. Friend Stream widget is another feature added in the HTC sense that displays what your friends are saying on Facebook and Twitter, features a customisable lock screen that allows you to jump directly into an application such as the camera. Even the motion control gestures are also included in which phone is flipped over to silence an incoming call. HTCSense.com integration is another feature of HTC sense which allows users to remotely lock, track or wipe your phone in case phone is lost or stolen.

3.Motoblur




Motoblur, developed by Motorola is an Android user interface and push-based service which focus on social networking. It features remote phone tracking capabilities. Motoblur comprises of variety of widgets which combine various social networking portals such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter as well as other services all in one place. At present, Motoblur is available on Electrify/Photon 4G, Atrix 4G, Atrix HD, CLIQ/DEXT, Backflip, Devour, Flipout, Charm, Spice, Droid Pro, Filpside, DEFY, DEFY+, Bravo, Droid X, Droid 3, Droid 2, Droid Bionic, and Droid RAZR.  First generation phones based on Motoblur need a new user to create a Motoblur account, refusing access to the main screen until the account is established. In late 2010, Motorola declared that Motoblur would not be their development focus in the future as Android made custom skins largely worthless.

4.Timescape




Timescape user interface is used by Sony Ericsson on its Xperia range of Android devices. This user interface changes the way of interaction with others by collecting all communications in one view. Every event on the home screen like emails, text messages from Facebook and Twitter, music, calls, photos appears in a scrollable list which looks like deck of cards. Timescape is a slick user interface that focuses on social networking. It has an interesting feature of sharing the content. Status updates, tagged photos with friend’s name all are linked in Timescape, which let users reply or view more content in each category. A home screen widget in the Timescape provides a snapshot of the latest occurrence of the events. 

5.HOLO




Holo is the stylish and intuitive user interface that features new colour scheme and visual multitasking. This UI 
is used in Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Ice Cream Sandwich features a radical new user interface dubbed ‘Holo’ with key enhancements including a new blue colour scheme, visual multitasking and a new font dubbed ‘Roboto’. It is simple, powerful, fast and highly customizable home replacement based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If the devices have Android Market they will have Holo theme as they are originally designed as Holo Theme, Holo Light. The Holo themes may also be used as stable parent themes for app-level customizations. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Upcoming Symphony Mobile: Symphony Xplorer W125


Symphony Xplorer w125 full mobile specification




Technology

2G Network:
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800

3G Network :
WCDMA 2100
HSPA 2100

GPS:
Yes, with A-GPS support

SIM:
Dual SIM (dual stand-by)

Display

Type:
TFT Capacitive touchscreen

Size:
4.5 inches, qHD(960x540) pixels (~245 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch:
Yes, up to 5 fingers

Design

Dimensions:
136.5 x 67 x 9.9 mm

Weight:
138 g

Camera

Primary:  
8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels

Features:
LED Flash light

Video:
Yes

Secondary:
Yes, 1 MP

Hardware

OS:
Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset:
MediaTek MT6589

CPU:
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU:
PowerVR SGX 544

Sensors:
Accelerometer sensor, Proximity-Sensor, Magnetic sensor

Internal Memory:
ROM 4GB, RAM 1 GB

Extra Storage:
MicroSD, up to 32 GB

Multimedia

Alert types:
Vibration, MP3 ringtones

Speakerphone:
Yes

3.5 mm Jack:
Yes

Radio:
FM Radio

Connectivity

GPRS:
Yes

 EDGE:
 Yes

WLAN:
Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth:
Yes USB  Yes, micro

USB:
v2.0

Other features

Messaging:
SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

Browser:
HTML

Miscellaneous:
SNS application
- Audio, Video & Call recorder
- AMR audio recorder
- MP4 player
- MP3/AMR/AAC/AAC

Power management

Battery:
Standard battery, Li-Ion 2100 mAh

Stand-by:
up to 800 hrs

Talk time:
up to 8 hrs

Availability

Announced:
2013, March

Status:
Coming soon.

World Smallest and 6 Smallest Android Phone



World Slimmest tablet

Meet The World’s Smallest Smartphone




It’s always nice to have a smartphone that you can easily tuck inside your pocket. It’s very convenient especially when you don’t want to carry a lot of bulky items. Speaking of which, the HP Veer appears to be the current title holder for the world’s smallest smartphone. It’s even smaller than the Nokia 700!

So far, there is no such phone that could beat the HP Veer’s body dimensions. It is 84 mm in width, 54.5 mm in length and it has an average thickness of 15.1 mm. It also weighs no less than 103 grams which is only as heavy as a small bottle of body lotion.As for its features, the HP Veer may not be as trendy as this year’s latest smartphones but it has a reliable webOS 2.2 operating system that is backed up by its 800 MHz Scorpion processor. Meanwhile, the mini smartphone’s 2.6” TFT screen is quite good for doing a lot of basic stuffs such as playing music and text messaging.

Android Smallest Phone List:

Samsung Galaxy mini 2



Sleek and chic are the words Samsung used to define its Gingerbread-based Galaxy mini 2 smartphone. And by the looks of it, they might not be wrong. Well, this may not be the only candidate competing for the tinest Android phone title from the South Korea-based conglomerate, but it’s surely one of the most capable handsets in this particular segment to roll out through the company. A 3.27-inch TFT touch display dons the front proffering resolutions of 320 x 480 pixels. Fitted within its 108.9mm x 58.6mm x 12.3mm form factor is an 800MHz processor that’s accompanied by a 3MP rear-facing camera, a 1300mAh battery proffering 7.5 hours of 3G talktime and various other features.


Price: $259


LG Optimus L3 E400



The LG Optimus L3 E400 may not be the smallest Android phone in our compilation, but at the same time, it’s not large enough to roll with the big boys. Compact yet well designed, is how we’d describe the handset, not just on the outside, but on the inside as well. Built around a form factor which reads 102.6mm x 61.6mm x 11.85mm in terms of dimensions, the smartphone gives you a full course meal of the Gingerbread platform running on an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon S1 SOC based on the Cortex A5 architecture.

 A 3.2-inch TFT QVGA LCD caters to your visual needs, while a 3MP fixed-focus snapper keeps you entertained with its still image capture and 30fps QVGA recording capabilities. LG has also thrown in a 1500mAh Li-ion battery to power up the little fellow.

Price: $124.99


Sony Xperia mini




In the words of Sony, size does matter. They don’t mean big here, but rather compact smartphones that are capable of delivering a rich experience you’d normally find in larger handsets. If words don’t convince you, the company lets its devices do the talking through a host of reliable hardware. A 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is given the task of carrying around the heavy load, while the 512MB of RAM gives it a helping hand in multitasking.

Along with the Android Gingerbread OS, the handset employs a 3-inch TFT capacitive scratch-resistant Reality display with Mobile Brava engine. A 5MP camera lets you snap up stills and even capture videos in 720p HD resolutions. And where storage is concerned, it comes with 1GB of built-in memory and a microSD expansion slot for support of up to 32GB.

Price: $155


Sony Xperia Active




Like we said before, small shouldn’t always mean less capable. The Sony Xperia Active is a fine example of that philosophy. Taking its place as one of the rugged smartphones in the Android ecosystem, the device is designed for the adventurous few and it’s capable of taking on rough conditions. At 110.8 grams, the handset measures 92mm x 55mm x 16.5mm in terms of dimensions.

On the front, you’ll find a 3-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen with wet finger tracking, just in case you decide to take a quick dip. A 1GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm takes the lead within this tiny beast, while the Gingerbread platform runs the show. A 5MP camera is also amongst the catalog of features, proffering AF, 8x digital zoom, a LED flash and an f/2.6 aperture.

Price: $275


Sony Live with Walkman



To describe the Sony Live with Walkman, you could simply say it’s a small guy who knows how to entertain. This little Android beast pumps in performance through a Qualcomm 8255 processor clocked at 1GHz, while a rich experience is delivered through the Android Gingerbread OS proffering the xLoud audio filter technology.

Complementing the 3.2-inch 320 x 480 TFT display is a 5MP camera that features AF, 8x digital zoom, LED flash and video recording in 720p HD. Apart from these, it houses 512MB of RAM, 320MB of user-accessible memory, support for a microSD card up to 32GB and DLNA certification for wirelessly sharing digital media content.

Price: $205

HTC Explorer




If you’re looking for the tiniest Android phone that’s worth the price tag affixed onto it, we’d recommend the HTC Explorer any day. With dimensions of 102.8mm x 57.2mm x 12.9mm, the device draws its energy from a 1230mAh Li-ion battery to power up a host of hardware components including the 600MHz processor. 512MB of takes its place for delivering better multitasking, while the HTC Sense UI aims at enhancing you Android Gingerbread experience altogether.

A 3MP snapper dominates the rear, while a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 touchscreen sits pretty on the other side. On the connectivity front, your options lie at Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, 3G support with download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps and Bluetooth 3.0 amongst others.

Price: $141.00

Sony Mobile Phone Latest Update 2013


Xperia SP – High Definition brilliance in a premium design


The Xperia SP utilises expertise from Sony’s BRAVIA® TV engineers to create its stunning 4.6” HD Reality Display for razor sharp pictures and superior brightness. The latest Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 delivers an even better viewing experience by analysing your content type and adjusting the image automatically, making it one of the most intelligent smartphone screens around. The engine will make the adjustment by adding new real-time contrast optimisation to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality colour management and noise reduction.

As well as delivering brilliant experiences, the Xperia SP looks beautiful too with a precision-crafted co-moulded aluminium frame, for a seamless look that is both sleek and solid. Adding to the unique design innovation is the colour-changing ‘transparent element’ with customisable illuminations which you can personalise to alert you of incoming calls and text messages. And you can even set the illuminations to pulse to the beat of your favourite music.

Xperia L – the perfect smartphone camera experience


The stylish and functional Xperia L features an 8 megapixel camera with Sony’s unique “Exmor RS for mobile” sensor technology for vivid colours and stunning clarity. HDR (High Dynamic Range) ensures that both your photos and videos are captured clearly, even at night or against a strong backlight. And with the dedicated camera key that goes from sleep to snap in just over a second even from a locked screen, this fast-capture camera phone will ensure that you’ll never miss another moment. Get the most out of your viewing experience with the high quality 4.3” FWVGA screen that is ideally suited to enjoy all of your content.



Sony Xperia Z




At this stage, it is unlikely that anyone in the UK who reads a newspaper, watches TV or has even glanced at a billboard lately doesn't know that Sony has a new phone on the market.The Xperia Z is being heavily marketed by Sony with ads prominently displaying quotes claiming it has "reinvented the smartphone."

It hasn't, but what it has done is put itself back at the top table of smartphone manufacturers, challenging the likes of Apple, Samsung and HTC.Sony is banking on the striking design, powerful hardware and the fact the phone is waterproof to be enough to woo customers.

Key Features:

5in screen (1080 x 1920; 441ppi)
16GB storage
Android 4.1.2
13 Megapixel Camera
Waterproof
Price as Reviewed: £500

Sony Xperia ZL




We may not be getting the flagship Sony Xperia Z here in the U.S., but we're getting the Xperia ZL. It's unusually small and slim for a phone with a 5-inch 1080p display, and it includes an IR blaster to control your home entertainment devices. It'll make a good alternative to the juggernaut Samsung Galaxy S4 for folks who like a more restrained aesthetic.


Specification 

Modes

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Weight
5.33 oz   (151 g)

Dimensions
5.18" x 2.7" x 0.39"   (132 x 69 x 9.9 mm)

Battery
Talk: 10 hours max.   (600 minutes)
Standby: 500 hours max.   (20.8 days)
2370 mAh, Non-removable

Display
Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution:
1080 x 1920 pixels
5"   diagonal
Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)

OS / Platform
Android version 4.1

Processor
1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core

Memory
16 GB internal storage, raw hardware
11 GB internal storage, available to user
2 GB RAM

Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: First look


Possibly the most beautiful device at this year’s MWC was the Xperia Tablet Z.The Japanese firm has really gone all-out with the device in an attempt to grab a share of the mobile market. It has a glossy black chassis houses a 10.1in display, is wafer-thin (6.9mm), light (495g) and elegant-looking – although it’s far from a wallflower.


The tablet feels as tough as nails and can survive submersion in shallow water – unlike its predecessor, the Xperia Tablet S, which had to be pulled of shelves after a manufacturing glitch meant it wasn’t waterproof as it was being billed.Aside from being a looker, there are 99 other reasons to love this tablet and the screen is top of the list one. Sony has crammed in 1,920 x 1,200 pixels into the LCD display, resulting in colours looking vibrant and images looking crisp – although it didn’t seem to fare too well under bright lighting.




The flash-free rear-end camera sports an 8.1-megapixel sensor – we were mightily impressed with the quality of capture, which is better than the iPad 4 – plus a 2.2-megapixel front-facing snapper, which is ideal for those who use online services such as Skype.

Under the bonnet features include 32GB of internal memory, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and 3G/4G capability and a powerful quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU, which is evident in the performance.  Swipe, flick or pinch and the Tablet Z is quick to respond – we failed to encounter any lag on the device, although it’s still too early to tell as we only got to play with it for a mere 45 minutes.


In terms of the OS, it runs on Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, which is currently available on several devices including the Samsung Galaxy S3, although there are a few branded tweaks, such as Sony Unlimited music streaming app.We did notice a couple of issues, though. The tablet is prone to smudging so will require constant maintenance and the absence of a flash-bulb at the back means you won’t have much luck taking snaps in low-lit environments.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is expected to be released in the UK, in the coming months and will cost £400. But even though Sony has been handed plaudits for the design the fact remains that people are more interested in buying small/compact tablets at this time such as the iPad mini and Nexus 7. Coupled with the high-price - it remains to be seen whether there will be any demand for this device when it is released.





Nokia Lumia 920 Update Problems: AT&T Connectivity Issues

                                                 Nokia Lumia 920: Latest Mobile 2013

The Nokia Lumia 920 received a firmware update, version 1308 recently but in spite of bringing some improvements to the Windows Phone 8 flagship model, it has made the matters worse.

 A post on Reddit is overflowing with stories of Nokia Lumia 920 users who are facing problems maintaining a connection to AT&T.  One disappointed user explained how his phone goes through the entire range of connection possibilities, from LTE with full bars, to EDGE to no service to 4G. All this takes place at one time only.  As per one Nokia Lumia owner whose phone has been running over EDGE pointedly cited, “This can't be normal."

As time went on, more owners of the Lumia 920 shared their confusion.

"Same thing here, "All day it's showing no reception then back to LTE. My L920 was even on the Edge network for a while. This can't be normal."

"Ever since the update my LTE keeps dropping to no service and back in areas where I used to have excellent service. And then today my phone froze for the first time. This 1308 update is awful. I wish I could revert back"

The problems come as Nokia released a firmware update for AT&T customers in the U.S. The update, known as "SW 1232.5957.1308.0001," includes an enhancement to proximity sensor parameters, improved automatic display brightness adjustment, and performance improvements. The specifics for the "performance improvements" were not outlined.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Research in Motion or Blackbeery Z10 Selling Report




Blackberry recently launched the new Smartphone Blackberry Z10. The new Smartphone z10 of Blackberry  has sold 10 million units. Last January Blackberry Company brought this Blackberry 10 OS and 4.2 inch touch based Smartphone in the market.

From the news of Blackberry author, Blackberry come to the mobile world market again. The only cause is that the selling of Smartphone this year increased.  In first three month of 2012, the company faced at a great loss. Now the company has seen a new hope with Blackberry z10.

Looking to the popularity of z10 in the market, the market researcher said that, The Blackberry z10 will build up the future market of Blackberry. Blackberry announced this 10 OS based Smartphone to compete with IOS and Android based operating system Smartphone.

Now-a-days the main market of Blackberry z10 is Canada, UK and United States. Research in motion or RIM was the previous name of Blackberry. Chief Executive Throstena Heins later named it Blackberry when launched new smartphone in the market.

Blackberry said that, Now more than seven million mobile users use blackberry mobile.  

Upcoming Samsung Mobile 2013, Two Different Thoughts Of Samsung!





Samsung 5.9 Inch Phablet coimng at the end of the year

Now the age of Phablet is coming. Samsung for the first will bring this kind of device. Technology Researcher said, Phablet is a smaller device than tablet but larger than smartphone.



At the end of 2013 Samsung may launch 5.9 inch Phablet in the market. A report from Korea Times, After  the smartphone Galaxy S8, this Korean Company may bring 5.9 inch Phablet in the market.

From Samsung internal source a report of Korea Times, In Samsung Phablet it will used 5.9 inch Light emitting Diode and OLD display. It will also include eight cores eskinyes processor. In Lasvagas CES fair Samsung showed a 5 octa processor of eskinyes also. 

Also a report of Korea Times in January in 2013, was announced to make 6.3 inch Samsung Galaxy note 3. Technology Researcher told that, Because of the size of Samsung note2 it is called Phablet a product between smartphone and Tablet. Phablet 5.9 inch and 6.3 inch sized display Amoled note3 will be larger than Phablet. Technology Researcher predict that, in future Samsung will add flexible and easy fold display with Phablet. But Samsung not release any information officially yet. However, on March 14 in New York Samsung may declare new Galaxy series smartphone.

Samsung will Launch a Smartphone with Tizen

Will Samsung leave the platform of  popular operating system Android? Techno Researchers said that, this South Korean organization is working to reduce android dependency. Now Samsung plans to release a smartphone powered by the open-source platform Tizen as soon as August.



“The Tizen phone will be out in August or September, and this will be in the high-end category,” Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile business, said during an interview in Seoul. “The device will be the best product equipped with the best specifications.”

There currently are no Tizen devices sold globally. The first users will have “thousands” of applications to choose from, Chase Perrin, an official with the San Ramon, California- basedTizen Association, said in an e-mail.

Samsung, the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones, is under pressure to develop its own software after Google, owner of the world’s most popular search engine, acquired handset maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for more than $12 billion in May, boosting its patent portfolio.

New Nokia N9 Mini Reviews and Features




You may have heard the mentions of a Mini N9 every now and again, perhaps either when the news of Meltemi arose or later perhaps as you saw the new Asha’s with a very MeeGo-Harmattan esque swipe.

We’re told below that the new Asha’s are evolving towards becoming more N9-like. That’s no surprise really since we’ve been told plenty of times by Nokia that they’re taking a lot from the N9 and putting them towards future products. Now remember back during MWC when the design language for the new Asha series was leaked?

The source claims to have seen that product.

I have seen new Nokia Asha phone which was leaked a few weeks ago around MWC event.

The phone design looks beautiful and you can say it’s new Nokia N9 Mini version.

New features are as following:

Phone has 3 different screen.

1) Menu Screen
2) Notification Screen.
3) Application screen.

You can switch to different screen with swipe gesture. And it’s not like previous Asha phones, it’s real swipe like we have seen in N9

1) Single hardware button at front.
2) User Interface is inspired from N9 in all apps. (like clock, calendar, settings etc.)
3) Screen resolution is 240×320
4) Various controls for Touch Screen Brightness, Double Tap to Unlock.
5) In notification screen you can see notifications from various apps from like facebook, twitter etc.
6) Dual SIM, 3G, Wifi etc.

Phone runs so smoothly and fast and also play animations and transitions like we have seen in Lumia Range.

The sad thing is that the phone still do not run multiple apps

Source: mynokiablog

Upcoming Blackberry Mobiles 2013

There is 1 new Blackberry Mobiles expected to hit the Indian markets in 2013 . Of these upcoming Blackberry Mobiles the one expected to hit the earliest is BlackBerry Q10 which may be launched around Apr 10, 2013. Others that is expected to launch in Mar 2013 and later is BlackBerry Q10. Exact prices of all these Upcoming Blackberry Mobiles is not yet known, but for a few there are indicative prices mentioned.

Blackberry Q10 Review



The new BlackBerry Q10 by RIM is a smartphone with a physical keypad and is powered by the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, same as the one featured in the BlackBerry Z10 touch screen smart phone. It is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.

Some BlackBerry loyalists may fancy the Q10 more than the Z10 as it retains the iconic physical BlackBerry keyboard and resembles the BlackBerry Bold line of smartphones. With a 3.1 inch screen size, the Q10 features an AMOLED touch screen display.

The keys on the keypad are straight instead of the classic curved keys found in earlier BlackBerry phones. However, it does sport similar sculpted edges and frets and will feel familiar to old BlackBerry users. With an all-glass back plate reinforced by a resin weave for extra durability, the Q10 is claimed to have a premium design touch in comparison to existing BB mobiles.


The speed of the Q10’s camera is impressive and it focuses and captures images pretty fast. What may be a turn-off for some users is the lack of more shooting modes, HDR and ISO settings.

Comparing with Z10, its touch screen sibling, the Q10 has a bigger 2,100mAh battery which is surely going to offer longer charge and thus will be an attractive option for power users. It would certainly help while you’re having those long chats with your friends on the Nimbuzz application.

Blackberry Q10 release date: April 2013

Nokia Lumia 928 Best Feature and Release Date



Best Feature Of Nokia Lumia 928


                                                          Nokia Lumia 928 Review

Nokia is going to add a new device to its series of smartphones which it call Lumia and this time it is going to be Nokia Lumia 928. The phone is expected to be similar to its ancestor i.e. Nokia Lumia 920. After the success of Lumia 920, a lot of people are waiting for the release of this phone. It is basically a windows phone that runs on latest Microsoft Windows 8. Although there is no news regarding the price or features of the phone, but there have been some rumors about the design of the phone and its release date. The company will be adding some new and significant features in order for this phone to compete in the smartphone market.

Leaks for the upcoming Lumia 928 continue to surface, as new information points to significant changes over the Lumia 920 and an April launch on Verizon Wireless. 

The Verge reports that Nokia will move away from plastic with the Lumia 928, to opt for aluminum. The aluminium choice is said to reduce the weight and thickness over the Lumia 920, which in our review we noted as a big problem for Nokia's flagship. HTC notably made a similar jump with its HTC One, ditching a traditional plastic design for a sleeker aluminium build.

The Lumia 928 is said to feature a xenon and LED flash combination for the 8-megapixel PureView camera. Other specs are said to be similar to the Lumia 920, including a 720p 4.5-inch display, 1GB of RAM, LTE capability, 32GB of storage, and big 2000mAh. 

The handset's launch could be a big deal for Microsoft's attack in the US. Verizon currently offers only the powerful Windows Phone 8X by HTC, Samsung ATIV Odyssey, and Nokia Lumia 822.

Microsoft is reportedly set to be providing big market dollars for the device, giving Windows Phone 8 a bigger presence stateside. According to the latest report, the Lumia 928 will launch in April. Last month, an internal product listing at Verizon hinted the launch even further, making us think this is a sure thing for Verizon's spring line-up.

Nokia Lumia 928 Release Date

The phone is expected to be launched in the month of April on the Verizon network. Earlier there were rumors of the device to be launched along with Samsung Galaxy S4, but now it is expected to be out in market in first week of April in US, UK and some other countries.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Google Nexus 7 available in India


Officially Google has declared the availability of its Nexus 7 tablet in India. The 16 GB version of the tablet is available at Google Play store for Rs 15,999. Users can pre book the tablet right now which will then be shipped starting April 5. Many Indian retailers are also offering imported version of the Nexus 7 tablet for some time but does not provide any sort of warranty. Users will get 1 year of warranty from the date of purchase if they buy officially unveiled Nexus 7 tablet. Users have the option to link their device to their Google account as well. The advantage is that users will no longer have to wait to link their device.

The first of Google's new batch of devices that we've got our hands on is a seven-inch tablet that will be joined by the larger Nexus 10 and the Nexus 4 smartphone. Google's name may be on the front by the Nexus 7 is actually made by Asus, which has already established some form in the tablet market. With its seven-inch screen it's positioned against the likes of the Kindle Fire HD and the iPad Mini but has the specs and price to surpass them.

The 32GB version is on sale now for around £199, or there's the 16GB version for around £159 -- there's no microSD card slot to expand your memory, so what you buy is what you've got. There's also a 3G version with 32GB for £239.

Design

The Nexus 7 is a sleek black slab, slim at 11mm if not particularly lightweight at 340g but it feels very sturdily put together. There's a micro USB power/sync port and 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom, with power/sleep and volume buttons on the side. The back is made from a non-slip rubberised plastic that seems to cling well to tabletops.

The seven-inch backlit IPS display delivers an HD resolution of 1,200x800 which is plenty sharp, and even if it's not quite up there with the ten-inch iPad's Retina display, or even the 1,440x900 of the Nook HD, but it's comfortably ahead of the iPad Mini's 1,024x768. It sits snugly behind a layer of Corning Glass, which promises to be even tougher than that company's Gorilla Glass.

Features and performance

The quad-core 1.2GHz processor is backed by 1GB RAM -- a powerful combination that seems very quick off the mark in use. Flicking between apps is seamless and swift, as is web browsing and movie watching. It delivered an Antutu performance benchmark score of 13,210, which puts it up there with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and comfortably ahead of its quad-core rival the Toshiba AT300.

It's running the latest 4.2 Jelly Bean version of Android, so it's right up to date for patches and tweaks to the OS. There's now more info available on the lock screen, like messages and your calendar, plus you can set up multiple user profiles so all the family can have their own piece of the Nexus 7. Switching between them is a little bit of a palaver though -- the new Nook HD's process is more obvious and intuitive.

You'll also get Google Now, the clever, intuitive service that learns from your searches and prompts you with weather, travel and other info depending on where you are, without the need to search. It's nice, and genuinely useful, but admittedly it works better with 3G, since you tend to use it when you're out and about. This being a Google handset, it's also likely to get an upgrade to the next iteration of the OS before anyone else.

There's no pretence that you'll be using the Nexus 7 as a camera with a rear-facing lens, but there is a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front for video calling which, let's face it, is really what you want a camera on a tablet for. There's no dedicated camera app though, so you'll need to install one from Google Play or use it with a video calling app like Google Talk or Skype.Battery life held up pretty well too, and it delivered a good day and a half's worth of steady use.

Conclusion

The Google Nexus 7 makes a good place for itself in the increasingly crowded seven-inch tablet market. With pressure from not just the usuals (Apple) but also hyped-up ebooks like the Kindle and Nook, it delivers a high-quality spec with the very latest version of Android (and the full, untempered joy of Google Play) at an attractive price.

Specifications

Price :                £199 (32GB), £159 (16GB), £239 (32GB and 3G)
Software :          Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor :         Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9
Memory slot :     No
Display :             7in 1280x800 pixels
Connectivity :      Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth
Ports :                 microUSB, 3.5mm headphone jack
Camera :             3 megapixel with auto focus, 1.9 megapixel front-facingcamera
Video playback : MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA
Audio playback : MP4/H.264
Radio :                Yes
Battery :              Li-Ion 4325mAh
Size :                  199x120x11mm