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Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy S4 Mini, however, we suspect there will be other new smartphones to be unveiled at its upcoming June 20 event, include the Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S4 Zoom that we told you earlier.

Back to the Galaxy S4 Mini, it features a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display, measures 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm, and weighs 107 grams. Other features: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS with Glonass, Bluetooth 4.0, 1.9MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera, dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and a 1,900m Ah battery.   One thing we don't really like is that it only has 8GB of internal memory.

Here's the quote from Samsung's press release

"We appreciate such unprecedented demands for the GALAXY S4 that we aimed to provide users with life companion for a fuller, richer and simpler life. And now, we want to give people more choices with GALAXY S4 mini, similar look & feel of GALAXY S4 for more compact and practical usages," declared JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communication Division at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung Full Press Release

Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.  Samsung says the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 was "built to be the leading 10-inch tablet in the market." However, the fact that its 10.1 inch display only has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution doesn't go too well with the "leading" part. Anyway, other features include: LTE connectivity, 3MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, a 6,800 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, 16GB / 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a dual-core 1.6GHz processor. The processor manufacturer wasn't unveiled, but it's most probably Intel.

More details below:

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch

• Exceptional Reading and Entertainment Experience: Designed to be held in one hand, the new GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch  is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games, and reading e-Books anytime, anywhere. Outstanding slim bezel for effective and maximum screen use makes Samsung's "reading mode" technology which optimizes the display to deliver perfect illumination and tone for comfortable paperlike readability in a variety of lighting conditions work better on its 8-inch screen. Samsung's Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video Play maximize every sound allow users to enjoy clearer dialogue, consistent volume levels, and superior audio to further enhance the overall multimedia experience with the new device. Also, the physical keys on the bezel at bottom give users a comfortable smartphone-like experience in navigating.

• Enhanced Smart Usability: Making travel and discovery more effortless, the GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch features S Translator, which provides instant translation through voice recognition and via text on applications including email, text message, and ChatON. This instant translation is possible both from speech-to-text and text-to-speech, ensuring that you can communicate with ease while traveling internationally. Also, S Travel, the Smart Travel Companion, provides real-time local information in need for travel along with user's travel paths. Users can get information and make reservation of the places classified in various categories such as Place, Hotel, Tickets, Food and Forum, and more. In addition, intuitive features such as Story Album and Group Play also allow users more ways to instantly share and enjoy music, photos, documents, and games with those around them.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch

• Amplified Multimedia Experience: Built to be the leading 10-inch tablet in the market, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch seamlessly combines sleek design and enhanced multimedia capabilities for home and family use. Stacked with a 1.6 GHz Dual Core processor, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch is the ideal device for everyday family use and multimedia consumption. Featuring a comprehensive suite of video, music, and photo software, and coupled with the clarity of its display, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1 takes center stage for portable home entertainment.

• A Perfect Tablet for the Entire Family: Equipped with Smart Remote and MHL (TV Out) capabilities, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1 seamlessly transitions from the perfect gaming device for kids to the ideal home media control device for the parents. Whether streaming movies to the family television or playing games at the highest resolution, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch smoothly integrates into the household media environment for an experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family.


Samsung today announced the GALAXY S4 Active, designed to enhance life experiences of the active user who wants to stay connected while exploring environments from the most rugged mountain trails to the roughest rivers.

"The GALAXY S4 Active is the newest addition to the GALAXY series and is purposefully designed for active users who love the outdoors," said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung has taken the innovative features of the GALAXY S4 and added breakthrough protective design elements to create a device that thrives in an active environment and is built for a lifestyle of travel and exploration."

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active features a 5 inch Full HD display that "can be fully operated while wearing gloves", Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, IrDA, Bluetooth 4.0, quad-core 1.9 GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of (expandable) internal memory, and a 2,600 mAh battery. An 8MP camera with LED flash can be found on the back, while the front-facing camera is a 2MP one.

The new smartphone weighs 151 grams, and measures 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm, thus being only slightly larger than the regular S4.  AT&T should be one of the carriers to offer the handset in the U

Source: Samsung Press Release

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom - before expected June 20 announcement. They described the S4 Zoom as: a "device which combines the stylish heritage of the latest Galaxy S4 smartphone with advanced photographic capabilities."

"The Samsung GALAXY S4 zoom represents yet another step forward in the way Samsung is working to enhance the lives of our customers around the world," said JK Shin, President and CEO, Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. "As communication continues to become increasingly visual in nature, people wish to capture and share their moments in the highest quality possible, but often do not have the space or inclination to carry a dedicated camera for this purpose. The GALAXY S4 zoom changes this forever, combining the industry leading functionality and connectivity of the GALAXY S4 with the high quality photographic experience you'd expect from a compact camera. The result is truly the best of both worlds, without compromise."

Galaxy S4 Zoom has a powerful camera on the back has made the Galaxy S4 Zoom really thick and heavy: it measures 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm, weighing 208 grams. That aside, the new smartphone-camera hybrid offers a 4.3 inch qHD display, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, LTE connectivity, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, 1.9MP front-facing camera, 1.5GB of RAM, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 2,330 mAh battery.

Full press release here



Samsung Galaxy Ring will be available exclusively from Virgin Mobile for those on a budget.  For $179 price too, and here's the full rundown on this device, which is actually available today.

The Samsung Galaxy Ring features a 4 inch display, although there are no details on the displays resolution, processing comes in the form of a quad core 1.4GHz processor and it also features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it also include front and rear facing cameras. On the front of the handset we have a 1.3 megapixel camera, on the back there is a 5 megapixel camera which is capable of recording HD video in 720p.

More information, go here.


Nokia today unveiled the first of a new family of Asha smartphones with the introduction of the Nokia Asha 501. The handset pushes the boundaries of affordable smartphone design with bold color, a high-quality build and an innovative user interface. The Nokia Asha 501 is the first device to run on the new Asha platform, which is designed to make the experience faster and more responsive. The Asha platform also helps developers to create, publish and make more money from apps made specifically for the new generation of Asha devices.

The Nokia Asha 501 makes high-end design and quality accessible to more people. The device is available in a choice of six striking colours that complement the elegant design. It comes in just two parts: a durable, removable casing and the scratch-resistant glass display, which features a three-inch, capacitive touchscreen and a single 'back' button. The compact new Asha weighs only 98 grams, for the ultimate portability.

The Nokia Asha 501 is built to make it easier for people to access everything they love, with a simple swipe and a choice of two main screens: Home and Fastlane. Home is a traditional, icon-based view for launching individual apps or accessing a specific feature, like the dialler or phone settings. The new Fastlane view was inspired by how people really use their phone. Recently accessed contacts, social networks and apps, unique to each person, are stored and presented in Fastlane. It provides a record of how the phone is used, giving people a glimpse of their past, present and future activity, and helping them multi-task by providing easy access to their favorite features.

Product specifications and availability

The Nokia Asha 501 is available in single or EasySwap Dual SIM models. All come with WiFi and Bluetooth. Other specifications:

  • - Dimensions: 99.2 x 58 x 12.1 mm; 98 grams
  • - Camera: 3.2 MP 
  • - Single SIM standby time: up to 48 days***
  • - Dual SIM standby time: up to 26 days*** 
  • - Talk time: up to 17 hours
  • - Additional memory of 4GB (card included in box), expandable up to 32GB 
  • - Forty free EA Games worth €75 downloadable from Nokia Store
  • - Available colours: Bright Red, Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, White and Black
  • - Suggested pricing is 99 USD before taxes and subsidies.


After a long and harrowing journey, Cordy and Volt finally arrive at World 2, only to find it besieged by the evil Boogaloo. Help Cordy and Volt as they set off to save the Zap Drops from Boogaloo's evil minions, the Boogie Bots!

Guide Cordy through 3 action packed and beautiful worlds! Fun filled Carnival world, serene Harmony Harbor and epic Sky Factory!

Meet New Friends: As Cordy and Volt battle their way through World 2, they meet many new friends to help them along in their journey! Team up with Magnet Bot, Smash Bot, Copter Bot and more!

Cordy 2 is compatible with just about everything, but older devices may have trouble keeping up with the framerate. The game is a free download, with a $4.99 in-app purchase to progress past the fourth level.

Source: Google Play Link

Users can now access 500 video effects using Vimeo's "Looks". Many people love to upload polished videos that look like they were made directly out of studios and Vimeo smartly capitalizes on the interest on filters. The visual effects are quite easy to apply and editing is done on the web browser. They are also already categorized so users will not be confused with all the effects that are available.

Filmmakers will truly find it easier to capture the right mood with any of these 500 effects. There is also a preview button that allows you to see how your modifications would look like real-time. It can even choose a particular look based on what you constantly use and may suggest it for you.

Vimeo partners with Vivoom with this project and word is out that this will be launched not later than three months from now.

Source: https://vimeo.com/enhancer

Great news for Evernote users, you should head over to the Play Store and check for updates for your Evernote application. The latest version of the popular note taking app just landed, and it's packing some pretty neat features for both non-premium and premium users.

What's in this version:

  • New: Page Camera mode beautifully digitizes photos of physical documents and pages
  • Evernote for Android now works with the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine
  • Search in attached office documents, spreadsheets and presentations Shortcuts
  • New: Shortcuts let you jump to notes, notebooks and tags that you access frequently

For premium users, a feature has been added that allows you to search through attached documents, spreadsheets and presentations, much easier to find something that you've tagged on to a note.

Google Play Store Links



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