News: Mobile Phones
Monday, 16 Jan 2012
Samsung will be merging its homegrown mobile operating system, bada, with the Linux-based Tizen. The company pledged backward compatibility with current bada apps and continuing support for apps written using the bada software development kit (SDK).
Thursday, 12 Jan 2012
Casio's G-Shock watches might be a hardy device, but it's also a status symbol of sorts for collectors. So if you're into Casio watches, you might want to check out this concept Casio G-Shock smartphone that is waterproof up to 10m and can withstand a drop of 10m.
Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012
You don't need stereoscopic cameras, to create a 3D video feed. In fact, Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors went one step further and implemented augmented reality. All that, on a single-lens smartphone camera.
NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 processor was sighted within a Fujitsu smartphone. The prototype, which hasn't been named yet, also sports a 13.1-megapixel camera and a 720p display resolution.
Augmented reality and Sesame Street. Now that's a combo that we didn't expect when Qualcomm demonstrated what its Snapdragon processors are capable of at its augmented reality demo area within CES 2012.
Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012
Nokia and AT&T announced the Nokia Lumia 900 - the first from Nokia's range of mobile phones running on the Windows Phone system - at the 2012 CES.
Sony's newest addition to the Xperia lineup is now formally known as Xperia S instead of its previous moniker, Xperia Nozumi.
Monday, 9 Jan 2012
If you're stuck in the wilderness and find yourself running low on battery for your smartphone, the Eton FRX3 Hand Turbine AM/FM/Weather Alert Radio acts as an emergency system, and even charges your smartphone.
At CES Unveiled 2012, Fujitsu had a hands-on demonstration of its waterproof smartphone, the Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12F. The device is currently the thinnest Android 2.3 smartphone, though it's not the lightest with its 105g weight.
An interesting find during CES 2012 Unveiled is Gametel, a Bluetooth wireless controller. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, the device comes with a spring-loaded clamp that locks your devices onto the controller.