News: Mobile Phones
Friday, 10 Feb 2012
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent application from Apple, prompting speculations that future iOS and iMac devices might come with a 3D eye-tracking-based interface, reports PatentlyApple.
Press invites are usually a hint at what will be announced at the press conference. NVIDIA definitely took that route with the words "quad-core" and a smartphone put together within the press invite, hinting at the unveiling of a quad-core smartphone during MWC 2012.
HTC unveiled on its Facebook Page the first wave of HTC models that are receiving the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update in early 2012.
Thursday, 9 Feb 2012
The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available in Singapore from 11 February at S$948 and S$898 respectively. Samsung also adds a new color, coral pink to its current flagship model, the Galaxy S II.
Details are still sketchy for the moment, but an industry source has revealed to Forbes that Nokia will be announcing at least one high-end smartphone, alongside an unusual software feature normally found only on high-end smartphones.
Samsung has confirmed that it will not be hosting a press conference at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, reports PCMag.
Chinese information technology website DoNews claimed that Apple is bringing support for Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Russian languages to Siri in March.
Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012
The Nokia Belle software update will be available progressively in Singapore from 8 February for Nokia C6-01, C7, E6, E7, N8 and X7, and users can update their devices for free via PC on Nokia Suite.
The upcoming Android 2.3 LG Optimus Vu is said to feature a 5-inch IPS panel, GSMArena reports.
Same specs, same design, with a different color scheme. Motorola's slim Android smartphone, the Motorola Razr, now comes with a white variant. The Razr White gets the same price tag of S$888, and will be available starting 10 Feb in Singapore from M1, StarHub and SingTel.