AT&T will start taking pre-orders of the BlackBerry Z10 tomorrow prior to its official date of release on March 22nd. This phone is not only a new device since BlackBerry has revamped its name and removed RIM. It will also introduce the newest OS from the company, along with as many as 70,000 initial applications to boot. It will run on the BlackBerry 10 OS and is 4G LTE-enabled.
AT&T is offering it at $199.99, which is $50 less than what T-Mo is offering its business customers. The Z10 looks sleek and promising with its dual core Snapdragon S4 chipset that clock in at 1.5GHz each. It has front and rear cameras at 8 and 2 MP, respectively and 2GB memory. It will come in black and white variants. Who knows, this might just be the redeeming factor that BlackBerry has been waiting for in "ages"?
Link: AT&T Website on Z10
As reported by SamMobile, it's likely that samsung will introduce is 2 variants of the Galaxy S II Plus, one version with NFC chip and one without NFC. The Samsung GT-I9105 will not use NFC but the Samsung GT-I9105P will have NFC.
There are rumors that Samsung delayed the Galaxy S II Plus because of the success of the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3, but that's debatable. Regardless, the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus will run on Android 4.1.2 and comes in the first quarter of 2013. This model will be available in two colors, Chic White and Dark Blue, and will only be available with a 8GB Storage option.
Screen size and resolution are the same as the current Galaxy S II (4.3" 480 x 800)
Samsung downgraded the processor to 1ghz dual-core processor and the internal storage is 8 GB.
According to a South Korean Media Site, Samsung Electronics adopted the Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset instead of Exynos 5 Octa for upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 handset.
The reason behind avoiding Exynos 5 Octa Chipsets is the power consumption to heat generation control, that is why samsung has adopted the Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset for upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S4.
The results of Qualcomm Chipsets are promising as it scored more than 12000 points on the quadrant standard benchmark and its main advantage is that it comes with baseband radio that covers most of the world's networks.
The adoption of Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset in Samsung Galaxy SIV has been also proved in leaked benchmarks. The news also confirmed that Samsung Galaxy SIV will comes only in Single variant, so there will be no international variant with Exynos 5 Octa chipsets.
Samsung Galaxy SIV Confirmed Specifications:
- 4.9 inch Full HD Super Amoled Display
- 1.9Ghz Quad Core APQ8064T Qualcomm Snapdragon 600/800 Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 64GB Flash Memory
- 13.1 Mpx Camera
- Suppors Wireless Charging
- Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
SamMobile has received some information about a new upcoming colour for Samsung's Galaxy Mega devices. Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3 will soon be available in Plum Purple. While no official image has surfaced, the following renders should give you some idea of what to expect.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 features a 6.3-inch display of 720p resolution, with dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU, 8/16 GB of internal storage, and 1.5 GB of RAM. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of box, and also has 8 MP shooter capable of 1080p video recording. Check out our full review here.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a qHD display, 8 GB of storage and 1.5 GB of RAM. It's got a dual-core 1.4 GHz Broadcom chipset, and the same 8 MP camera capable of 1080p video. It's also powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and you can find out more about the Mega 5.8 here.
There were rumors about the release out of the Galaxy Note 3 to be September 4th, this information that was later confirmed by The Korea Herald. As we are getting closer to the highly-anticipated smartphone's launch, more details about Samsung's next-gen pahablet are starting to surface.
It will reportedly sport a 5.7-inch touchscreen, 3 GB of RAM, and Android 4.3 on board from day one. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset will be used for the LTE versions of the device, including the one to be sold in Korea. This will support LTE-Advanced, the fastest network standard there is. In parts of the world where LTE isn't yet available, we might see a variant of the Galaxy Note III powered by the new Samsung Exynos Octa processor that was unveiled a few days ago.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will most likely run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, given that Google recently unveiled the latest Android iteration, and of course, the South Korean company will apply its proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX interface on top of it.
Thanks to AndroidGeeks for this news
Inside a document filed using the Korean Ip Privileges Information Service (KIPRIS), Samsung describes a multi-party business call software feature that may be found later on on future Samsung products, such as the approaching Galaxy S5.
As the documentation doesn't mention the Galaxy S5, it certainly is sensible to visualize that this type of calling feature is going to be on Samsung's approaching flagship mobile phone models should Samsung develop it. To begin with, we're clearly searching in a calling feature for Android products, thinking about the look renders presented within the document.
By what is shown in the app portrayed in the pictures you see, it would seem users will be able to use both the front and back camera at the same time when in a video call conference, while also being able to see the video feeds of others at the bottom of the screen. It's possible the feature might come as an update to ChatON, which already does allow one-way conference calls - the option to have multi-party calls would give Samsung a nice feature to boast about on its messaging app, though whether it debuts on the Galaxy S5 or through a software update to ChatON before that is something that remains to be seen.
January 24th marks the end of Symbian phones from Nokia, as Nokia declared it with a report in which it also unveiled its quarterly earnings. This means, Nokia Pureview 808 launched last year becomes the last phone in the series of Symbian phones. In this tenure, Nokia launched 2.2 million handsets all over the world.
The main reason behind the closure of this phone is the decline in the sales of the phone over the years. With the rise of Android and iOS devices in the market symbian phones has lost their sales significantly. China has been one of the leading centers in which sales has declined quite sharply i.e. 69 percent in the previous year. However, Symbian was once the most dominant phones of the market due to its fantastic camera technology. So, now Nokia would be looking ahead with some new phones in the future and we would be looking forward to it.
The Google Glass Explorer edition is said to be coming out before the month ends, according to ABC News. This will give people an opportunity to better decide whether or not they'll need the Google Glass and to try its features from stores and showrooms. However, for those who want to own this special piece of gadget, be prepared to pay $1500 to be one of the first people to own it. Eventually, if a bigger demand for the Google Glass emerges, then the price might possibly go down a little.
First Google Glass owners will surely not be disappointed; since Google has made sure that the initial shipment of glasses has been manufactured in the US. Furthermore, there is no information yet about who gets to have the glasses first-developers or non-developers. We can't wait to hear more of actual Google Glass reviews from developers and non-developers alike and here's to hoping that it will become available at a significantly lower price in the very near future.