News: Mobile Phones
Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013
Sony has just announced the Xperia Z1, a waterproof Android smartphone with a 20MP camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPUs, 4G LTE and a 3000 mAh battery. Like the Xperia Z, the Z1 is dust and water resistant.
Google's Sundar Pichai, head of both Android and Chrome, has confirmed that the next version of Android will be release 4.4 and will officially be named KitKat, not Key Lime Pie as previously expected.
AllThingsD reports that Apple is going to hold a special event on 10 September to launch the next iPhone. (Update: Apple sent out a media invite for a special invite on 10 September.)
Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013
Microsoft's Nokia deal, announced today, also comes with the 'Asha' and 'Lumia' trademarks as part of the deal. What this means going forward is that we're seeing the last of the Nokia-branded Asha and Lumia phones on the market today, and the bowing out of Nokia from the mobile phone market.
Microsoft has just announced that they are buying Nokia's Devices and Services unit for a total of 5.44 billion Euros. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will be stepping aside from his role and leading Microsoft's Devices team as executive VP of devices and services. Click through for more details.
With Nokia's largest smartphone display at 4.7 inches, the Lumia 625 comes with 4G connectivity and an extensive suite of signature Nokia Lumia applications. It will debut at Comex 2013 for S$399 with exclusive operator promotions.
Monday, 2 Sep 2013
Over the weekend, a few of HTC's top designers have been detained by Taiwanese police. They were suspected of filing fraudulent expense claims, as well as stealing trade secrets for use in a mobile design firm they were supposed to run.
Rumors of Google developing its own smart watch has gained further traction now that it has recently confirmed that it has acquired smart watch maker WIMM Labs some time ago.
Sunday, 1 Sep 2013
Sony is expected to announce two 'lens cameras' at the upcoming IFA event. According to rumors, the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 are equipped with their own sensor and zoom lens, and can be attached to a smartphone and controlled via a mobile app.
Friday, 30 Aug 2013
We just obtained information from reliable sources that the next iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Note III are expected to be launched here in Singapore on 20 and 27 September respectively.