News: Mobile Phones
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.
Motorola Mobility has announced two new smartphones to launch this spring in Europe, Latin America and China.
Friday, 6 Jan 2012
Tablets and smartphones have benefited from Corning's tough and resilient Gorilla Glass displays. It's no surprise that the company will be showcasing an improved version, dubbed Gorilla Glass 2, at CES 2012.
The white Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be making an appearance in UK in early February according to UK retailers, Clove and MobileFun.
Similar to NVIDIA's Tegra Zone, Qualcomm's Snapdragon GameCommand gathers games that are optimized for the company's Snapdragon processors. The app will be unveiled at CES 2012 on 10th January with a concurrent launch on the Android Market.
Research in Motion will be showcasing its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system at Mobile World Congress 2012. It is unclear whether the company will demonstrate the capabilities of the platform on a device.
Thursday, 5 Jan 2012
A report from app analytical firm Distimo revealed Google's Android Market now has over 400,000 apps available, as it inches closer to the 500,000 active apps in Apple's App Store.
Samsung adds another member to the Galaxy series with its announcement of the Galaxy M Style smartphone. Primarily aimed at the mass market, the Samsung Galaxy M Style ships with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz single-core processor and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.