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
The latest round of reports have Samsung's Galaxy S4 coming to market this April, following an unveiling at a March "Unpacked" event in the United States. According to some Korean newspaper this is about the Galaxy S IV. The Mobile unpacked date would be March 22.
The source also adds some new info about the Galaxy S IV. Developed under the codename "Altius(J)," it would sell in both black and white models, and feature wireless charging capabilities. Samsung will sell a wireless charging kit, to juice up the device's 2,600mAh battery.
Previous Galaxy S IV rumors point to a 5-inch, 1080p display, with an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) processor and ARM's Mali-T658 GPU under the hood. Other rumored details include 2 GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS, 2 Megapixel front facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD Videos and running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Based on Samsung's website for Ukraine, the Galaxy S II will receive Android 4.1.2 in March.
Not only the Samsung Galaxy S II will get Android 4.1.2, but the Galaxy Note will also receive Android 4.1.2 in March.
Of course some countries will receive the Android 4.1.2 update earlier than than others, but we all know Samsung is trying their best to roll out these updates for customers for a better user experience.
In addition, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 will receive Android 4.1.2 in April, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Samsung UK has issued an official press release that the Samsung S7710 Galaxy Xcover2 will be retailing in the UK by March. Having been launched a week ago, it was also expected to reach other markets by February 20.
The Xcover 2 has a dedicated camera that allows it to snap photos under water and is IP67 certified meaning it can endure submersion into a water depth of up to 1m for 30 min. It is dust tight.
Over and above its versatility, the smartphone runs on a pre-installed out of the box Android Jelly Bean 4.1 platform, featuring a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, a 5MP camera and a dual-core CPU.
Pricing is yet to be announced but, it's not a high-end device with pre-orders running at around the 270 pound mark.
"The Verge has now confirmed with sources familiar with Samsung's plans that March 14th is "definitely" the day that the Korean giant plans on revealing one or more new devices, one of which is presumed to be the Galaxy S IV. As SamMobile says, we are also hearing that the event will be in the US, though it's unclear whether carrier availability will be announced at that time." Quoted on the site.
Previous rumors said that internally-dubbed Project J family of products is comprised of three products, all of which could be unveiled at the same time, the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and maybe even a Galaxy Smartwatch.
Also, it looks like that early Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak that we saw a few days ago could be just an early design, expect the tablet to look different when Samsung presents it to the world at MWC 2013 next week.
source: The Verge
Looking to get a ticket to the hottest tech event to happen this year? Google has already released a save-the-date for their developer conference and tickets are expected to sell out (if they haven't already been) in a very little time. March 13th is the start of the registration for this dream conference for developers.
No word yet on how many people will be allowed to attend the Google I/O 2013 but many people from around the world are hoping they could each get a ticket that cost $900 each.
Last year, free useful hardware was given away to attendees, so it will actually pay off to attend the event.
Some of those that are expected to be announced and discussed are the Motorola X phone, which is a joint project by Google and the said company. It is said that the phone will be truly groundbreaking. Also the Android update to Key Lime Pie, full Google Glass specs and the successor of the Nexus 7 might also be announced.
Link: Google iO
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