News: Mobile Phones
Saturday, 6 Sep 2014
Shots fired at IFA 2014, with Microsoft's VP of Mobile Sales, Chris Weber, calling out Samsung and Apple for "overcharging for a smartphone experience that is clearly inferior to Lumia". Weber's justification for saying so comes in the form of the new Lumia 830 smartphone, which Weber called "an affordable flagship."
"Selfie" was the Oxford English Dictionary's 2013 word of the year. As a consequence of selfie fever, many smartphone manufacturer's are now trying to capture the selfie market with affordable smartphones paired with quality front-facing cameras. Microsoft effort is the Lumia 730/735.
Huawei launches first phablet with octa-core processor and one-touch fingerprint scanner (Updated with hands-on photos)
Huawei launched the new Ascend Mate 7 at IFA in Berlin today. The 6-inch phablet features a Full HD display and is powered by a Huawei Kirin 925 octa-core processor. It is also the first phablet to include a one-touch fingerprint scanner.
Sony unveiled a number of products at IFA 2014 earlier today. Among these products is the Xperia Z3 series of devices. Find out more right here!
Friday, 5 Sep 2014
We just got word from our sources indicating that Apple may abandon the traditional numerical naming convention for its next iPhone(s).
Intel has revealed its high fashion smart bracelet targeted at trend-setting women. Designed by Opening Ceremony, powered by Intel, MICA is a fashion accessory with advanced communication capabilities. Read on to uncover details of the collaboration between the strange bedfellows.
NVIDIA has just launched a patent suit against Samsung and Qualcomm for infringing on its graphics chip patents and wants the ITC to ban select Samsung Galaxy devices running Qualcomm chips.
Thursday, 4 Sep 2014
Microsoft unveiled its latest Lumia devices update at IFA 2014 today. "Lumia Denim" will be rolling out to all WP 8.1 Lumia devices later this year and includes WP8.1 Update 1, as well as a number of Lumia specific goodies, including a much-improved camera app.
Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014
Samsung today announced two new members of the Galaxy Note family, the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 and the 5.6-inch Galaxy Note Edge. While both devices sport Quad-HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) Super AMOLED displays, the Galaxy Note Edge has a unique curved edge display that provides quick access to apps and notifications.
With rumors of the next iPhone having NFC support, Apple could be working on some form of wireless payment system and it seems like they've been in talks with major payment system vendors. If this turns out to be true, it could re-shape point of sales transactions as we know it.