2013 annual awards for the tops in the mobile industry were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. The winners are selected by GSM Association and awards are given to the best devices, apps and more.
It's no suprise that the Best Smartphone goes to the Samsung Galaxy S III, the device has been selling like hot cakes since its release.
The Best Mobile Tablet goes to Google and Asus for their Nexus 7, which is still selling strong after being released last November.
The Best Feature Phone goes to the Nokia Asha 305, which offers a compelling dual-SIM package at an extremely attractive price.
Check here for the full list of winners.
According to a listing on Best Buy Canada, the 8-inch Galaxy Note is due to arrive on April 19th and that it will cost $430, a bit more expensive than it is in the United States. Also, if you want to be one of the first people to own the device, make sure to order as early as now, unless you were already wait-listed because there are purportedly a limited number of units and not everyone will be accommodated on the said date.
Although this is good news for those who have been waiting for the Note 8.0, this is yet a tentative date and the official announcement of the release of the device from Samsung has not yet been made. However, since the Note 8.0 has already been launched in the States, the date is most likely accurate and that it will already be available in Canada in a few days.
What's the best way to get to know Samsung products if not to try them out in person? Samsung Experience shops officially open today in New York Square and expect to see Experience Shops across the country in the following months. Samsung CEO JK Shin formally opened the shop along with Best Buy CEO Huber Joly and Bruno Mars will make sure the guests and spectators are entertained.
Some 1,400 Experience Shops are going to be launched in the next few months and Samsung is truly doing all it can to make sure the public knows its products. In addition, this will be a good opportunity to add to the "overwhelming demand" for Samsung Galaxy S 4 before it will be formally launched in most carriers in May, unless, of course, if your carrier is US Cellular. If reports are true that their S 4 launch will carry on as scheduled, then how come all other carriers can't do the same?
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Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
Pinterest is a tool to find your inspiration and share it with others. Use it to collect things you love, organize and plan important projects, and more.
Story Toys' award-winning series of interactive pop-up fairy tale books for children comes to Android with a brand new story, the timeless classic Grimm's Snow White.
Join Snow White in her adventures with the seven dwarves as she tries to escape the wicked queen with her poisoned potions! Will the handsome prince be able to save her?! Kids will love this classic fairy tale book, full of action, adventure, surprises and suspense!
The best way to save and view articles, videos and more.
When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection.
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Build, update, and show off your family tree with the Ancestry.com app. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, this user-friendly app makes finding and learning more about your heritage fun and easy.
Discover amazing stuff, collect the things you love, unlock crazy good deals.
Fancy is the place to discover, collect and buy from a crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods, wonderful places and great stores.
Part store, magazine and wishlist, Fancy is the best place to buy great things. Use Fancy to find a gift for any occasion and share your favorite discoveries with all your friends
Mint pulls in all your personal finance accounts into one place, so you can manage your money from anywhere. Track your spending, create a budget, and save more.
Manage the progress of (re-)watching your favorite TV shows. To support future development consider buying SeriesGuide X.
Manage the progress of (re-)watching your favorite TV shows. See what is coming up, keep track of what to watch next. Check in with trakt.tv or GetGlue. Share episodes with your friends or the world.
Android Authority has voted Camera MX one of the best camera apps for Android phones. Camera MX has one of the best overall camera software. What used to be just a simple point, focus, and shoot even has evolved into complicated ISO and white balance settings.
Camera MX is free. You can unlock an effect package that gives you even more creative possibilities for only $0.99 (£0.79): Stunning effects (HDR, TiltShift & Little Planet), awesome frames and overlays and the functionality to trim your videos and keep only the best parts.
TAKE PHOTOS & VIDEOS:
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EDIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS
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There's really no stopping major tech companies like Google from building their own smart watch. While there have been a few that have delved in this technology, not a single watch has captured the interest of the market and somehow, we're all still waiting until something feature-packed gets introduced.
If this were true, Google might be in the running for being the first to provide consumers with a wearable Android smart watch that does not fall short on its capabilities.
These rumors may even actually have a basis because in 2011, the company patented a plan for a smart watch that is still waiting to materialize. It had a mounted camera and a flip cover that could display information, similar to what the Google Glass can do. It sounds so real that even The Financial Times cited an insider confirming this plan, saying that it will most certainly happen soon. Let's just see who gets to launch a smart watch the earliest.