- Mobile Phones
Friday, 6 Sep 2013
Acer Showcases Mobile Devices at IFA 2013, Including the 4K Video-Capable Liquid S2 (Update: Hand-on Photos)
At IFA 2013, Acer unveils the new 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android-based tablet with an enhanced cinematic experience; the new Liquid S2 smartphone, Acer's first smartphone with 4K recording; and the refreshed Ezel hinged Aspire R7 notebook with new touch apps and the new Acer Active Pen for more precise touch control.
A listing of the Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced model (GT-19506) on the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) website indicates that Samsung may be planning to launch it in Singapore soon.
After suffering US$15 billion in losses over the last two financial years, Panasonic has announced that it will pull out of the consumer smartphone market. This comes just a year after attempting to expand its smartphone business to Europe in March 2012.
The Tegra 4-PLUS-1 CPU architecture offers proven battery life savings by progressively powering on each of its four main CPU cores as they’re needed for increasingly more demanding tasks, and relying on its fifth battery-saver CPU core for less demanding tasks and active standby mode.
Thursday, 5 Sep 2013
Samsung has announced that the registration of interest for its Galaxy Note 3 will begin on 7th Sep, at 0000 hours. Alternatively, you can also visit Samsung Experience stores on the same day during opening hours to pre-order a unit of the mobile device (without contract) by placing a S$50 deposit. Details inside.
Sony Xperia Z1 Available in October, Will Come with 6 Movies Free Download Offer in Singapore (Update)
Sony has just confirmed with us that users who purchase the Sony Xperia Z1 in Singapore will get a free six movie download offer, one of which will be the sci-fi movie Elysium from Sony Pictures. (Updated with price and availability.)
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.