Sony has been known as a company that can make many well-designed devices. Its tablets, Sony Tablet S and P are no exception. Sony Tablet S has a characteristic of its elegant thick shoulder, while Sony Tablet P, as you all know already, it has a distinctive design called clam-shell, which is so rare in the tablet market to date.
Unfortunately, these 2 solid-built tablets just couldn’t get the attention or popularity as much as other tablets were getting, like of course, Apple’s iPad, Samsung GALAXY Tab, Asus Transformer line or Amazon’s Kindle Fire. However, it’s not the end of the world for Sony because this company is ready again to compete by bringing a new tablet called
Sony VAIO Duo 11 that will be running Windows 8 on its platform.
Sony VAIO Duo 11, as its name says, is an 11-inch tablet that runs Windows 8. Even though there is still no exact specs revealed in the report, some stuff that will possibly be found on this tablet are a stylus and a full backlit keyboard, which are not so surprising since this tablet has a serious operating system from Microsoft in it, a full Windows 8. The other thing that will obviously be found on Sony VAIO Duo 11 is the Office applications that will come pre-installed.
There is no word about when this tablet will be announced by Sony, but hopefully, we’ll get to see more about this device in the near future.
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In the smartphone world, the company named ZTE may not be familiar to hear, especially if you’re not really into smartphone industry. However, from now on, you should be familiar with this company because ZTE currently has become one of the most popular smartphone manufacturers in China. This company recently just announced some of its ZTE lineup to the public. And they are ZTE Flash 2, ZTE Avid 4G, ZTE N880E and some other new models.
Amazingly, the one called ZTE N880E reportedly would be re-launched by the company and would come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean pre-installed.
This is really amazing because this phone becomes the first Android handset in China that will get upgraded to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in the near future.
And apparently, the aforementioned reports about ZTE above will not be the last surprising things you’ll ever hear from this Chinese company. Recently, there is a rumor saying that ZTE will launch another new smartphone that its specs might make you jump from your bed. This one is called ZTE Apache.
ZTE Apache is rumored to have some incredible specs in it. As a starter, a mind-blowing 8-core CPU will be armed in this phone. Well, 8-core processor is definitely so shocking to hear because in the recent trend, most smartphones around the market to date still use dual-core or quad-core processor. So if this rumor is true, this means the performance of this handset will be extremely insanely faster than any other phones in this industry.
Anyway, the remaining specs of this device are jaw-dropping as well. Rumor has it that ZTE Apache will come with 13MP camera, 1080p screen and WCDMA/4G LTE/TD-SCDMA connectivity options. This phone is expected to arrive possibly in December.
And if this phone indeed will come to the realization, then other high-end smartphones around the market must be ready to face a new tough challenger from ZTE in the future.
Hopefully, we can get more details and updates about ZTE Apache in the coming future.
Few days ago, a new smartphone running Android OS from unpopular brand called ZTE Flash 2 just launched on one of carriers in the US named Sprint. Despite its small recognition in smartphone market, this phone amazingly comes with some great specs in it. As a matter of fact, one of many specs on ZTE Flash 2 is jaw dropping one. And that is the 12.6MP camera on its back, besides other amazing high-end specs in it, which makes this phone a flagship device from ZTE.
But apparently, the company that made this device doesn’t want to count solely on that phone in order to compete with other smartphones around the market to date. Surprising, the other handset called ZTE Avid 4G is also being prepared by this manufacturer to the market anytime soon.
Yeah, that’s true. In fact, based on the recent tweet from EVleaks, ZTE Avid 4G is said to arrive on MetroPCS in the near future.
And as the name of this phone reads, ZTE Avid 4G will be equipped with 4G LTE connectivity in it, meaning that surfing the web, downloading, uploading, buffering online videos, streaming files from cloud storage will be extremely faster with this phone.
According to that tweet, this phone allegedly will be a mid-end device, unlike the ZTE Flash 2 that clearly is a flagship from ZTE based on its specs.
Unfortunately, EVleaks doesn’t say anything about the specs of this phone. But it’s believed that ZTE Avid 4G will be armed with a 4-inch screen, Android 4.0 ICS, front-facing camera and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Given the fact that this phone is a mid-end smartphone, then the remaining specs of this phone might not be as impressive as the old brother, ZTE Flash 2.
Hopefully, we’ll get more details and updates about this ZTE Avid 4G in upcoming weeks.
Recently, we’ve just heard that, despite a huge popularity of Samsung and Apple in global smartphone market, in China, the company named Lenovo apparently has become the new giant manufacturer in that country. This is of course quite surprising because Lenovo has been “out of radar” in the past few months in this industry.
But that changed significantly when this Chinese manufacturer released many affordable yet good quality smartphones to the market in that country.
However, besides producing smartphones, apparently, Lenovo has set a sight on the other market in the future, a tablet market. And Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 looks like will be a new challenger for Microsoft Surface tablet.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is an 11.6-inch HD-screened tablet running Windows RT pre-installed. Something that can be interesting to highlight on this device is that this tablet is designed very uniquely by the manufacturer. It actually has a normal laptop design where the keyboard and the screen can be manually united together in one device.
However, the attractive thing about the design is that when you don’t want to use the keyboard on this device, you can flip the keyboard to the back position until it forms a stand for the device, so you can use it as a tablet. This of course is different with the original design promoted by Microsoft through its Surface tablet.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11, unfortunately, is a really expensive tablet though. The 32GB model of this tablet will cost you $679.2, while the biggest 64GB variant will dig your pocket deeper for $759.2 with a coupon code “Cyber Monday”.
Not to mention, this device will be extremely faster on performance and powerful on battery life, thanks to the Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 13 hours of battery life.
When it comes to laptop making business, the name Lenovo is definitely one of the companies that will pop up in your mind. Having such a good success in notebook industry doesn’t make Lenovo too satisfied because this manufacturer has a future plan to expand its wings to much wider industry that is related to gadget making business, which is why this company is ready to introduce its tablet creation to the world. A new tablet that Lenovo has been busy to promote is
Lenovo IdeaTab A2109, A quad-core-powered tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich of Android.
Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 is now on sale, no, I mean, it’s now sold at retailers Best Buy for $299.99, which the price is acceptable since this tablet brings many decent quality specs in it.
Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 comes with 9-inch screen that has a screen resolution of 1280x800 pixels, micro HDMI, 1GB of RAM, 3MP of camera on the back and 16GB of internal storage.
Meanwhile, its younger brother, Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 will also be making the release date possibly next month, hopefully with an equal price tag as other 7-inch competitors like Google Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire, of course, in order to hook more demands in the market.
What do you think? Are you interested of getting one of these 2 Lenovo’s tablets?
What really matters from a smartphone is definitely its network or carrier that provides the cellular service to your device, i.e. internet, phone call or text messages.
That’s why, doing a cellular phone plans comparison should be in the second position of your to-do list after buying a new smartphone.
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Cellular phone plans comparison must be done thoroughly according to your specific daily needs and personality. In this process, you will conduct a comparison of carrier plans for every aspect that you would like to use on your smartphone in daily basis.
For example, let’s say you are a type of user who really likes to surf the web. You also happen to like downloading the latest contents or apps directly from your smartphone. And then, you do a cellular phone plans comparison. So the best carrier that will perfectly suit your needs is definitely the one that provides internet data at really low price per month. However, that means, you will also sacrifice other things in that carrier by paying more for phone call and text messages usages for every month.
Well, if you’re still having a little problem conducting cellular phone plans comparison by yourself, below are 5 awesome tips that you might want to execute if you want to know which carrier is the best for you and your smartphone. Enjoy!
Most of smartphone users on this planet consider internet as the most important need for their smartphones. Without it, they absolutely can’t surf the web, watch online videos, read news or Twitter updates, downloading apps and many more.
Therefore, if you’re a type of user who spends most of your time everyday in internet world via your smartphone, then it’s best for you to calculate your monthly usage of internet data. You must know exactly about your monthly internet usage with your own personal estimation. How many MB or GB of internet data that you usually use per month?
After getting the number, then you can choose which carrier that has the best price for internet data. However, it’s also important for you to read reviews from other people about the connectivity speed of that carrier service because there is a carrier that provides low price internet data plans, but its internet speed really sucks.
On the other hand, if you’re kind of user that loves having a deep conversation with your own friends or family, then you might want to make a cellular phone plans comparison about which carrier has the best price for your hobby.
However, it’s worth noting that usually carrier will put much heavier cost on phone call plan because it might be the one that customers will always use daily, although not as often as internet usage. Therefore, before making a decision about which carrier that will satisfy your need for phone call, you really need to be sure that you’re gonna use it often per month.
Meanwhile, if you’re type of user who loves texting other people, then you might want to put this need in the top priority when choosing which carrier is perfect for your smartphone and your texting hobby. Thankfully, most of carriers provide good low price tags on text message plans because this is the simplest service that carrier can provide to its subscribers.
However, again, before choosing which carrier is perfect for you, you also need to be sure that you’re type of person that will use this service very often for a full month. This is really important to know because not all people like to send SMS where they can call the actual people with their phones in order to have their message understood perfectly, especially for people with a big budget.
After knowing the exact number for each usage in one full month, now you can proceed to your next cellular phone plans comparison regarding which carrier can provide the most effective plans for you. Usually, carriers will wrap some of their services into a more cost effective plan that suits your needs.
For example, if you use internet really often per month and you also happen to like calling people to have a long and meaningful conversation, then there are some carriers that can give you the best monthly price for those 2 needs. However, if you like using internet and text message on your smartphone, then you can snatch the plans that can give everything you need in a good monthly price. The key is to make some pros and cons about which services you will always use and which ones are not really important.
The last important thing when making cellular phone plans comparison is to analyze your monthly usage of internet data for downloading apps or contents directly via your smartphone. Most of users like playing apps or games or reading, watching contents on their smartphones. No argue to that. And I bet you are also one of them, right?
There are 2 ways of downloading contents to your phone. One is directly from your smartphone and the other one is from your PC then you sync the contents to your smartphone.
This information is really important to know because contents on either iTunes, Google Play or Windows Marketplace have a big data size. And that means, you’re gonna use a hell of a lot internet data per month on your smartphone if you love downloading contents per month. Therefore, if you’re type of user who likes downloading contents directly on your smartphone, then you must find which carrier that provides the lowest price of internet data plans per month.
Well, yeah, those are my 5 tips of making cellular phone plans comparison in order to find the best carrier that can perfectly fit with your monthly needs. However, the final decision will come down to you because you are the one that will use that carrier service on your own smartphone.
I think the best advice for you is to read other people’s reviews about each carrier that you’re gonna choose on your smartphone. By learning from other people’s experience, not only you can get the best and suitable carrier that will fit perfectly to your needs, you can also save your money on somewhere else like buying other accessories for your phone that can surely enhance your phone functionality.
In many developing countries around the globe, affordable smartphones are selling like Justin Bieber's albums. And there are lots of them in varied different brands and designs. The great thing about these low-cost smartphones is that many of them are packed with some hardcores specs that can't be underestimated by the users, especially geek-type of users. For example, is the processor that comes with on those "cheap" phones.
In many affordable Android smarpthones, MediaTek chips are quite often being named in the specs sheet, although older dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon can also found on many of them.
Being popularly known as chip manufacturer that provides low-cost chips for devices, that doesn't mean that MediaTek processors are weak in performance. In fact, now you can actually play many HD Android games on just MediaTek-chip-armed smartphones under $80.
And apparently, MediaTek is not going to do the business in low-end market only as this chip maker is planning to launch a new mindblowing jawdropping mindboggling, .. (add this yourself) processor in July this year. And it's not gonna be just a dua-core, or quad-core, but it will be a mega octa-core chip, coded as MTK6592.
Something interesting about this MediaTek's octa-core chip is that it will be a System-on-Chip (Soc). And that means, this MediaTek chip is really an octa-core chip, running on the actual 8-cores. It's believed that Samsung's homemade, Exynos octa-core process can be outclassed easily by MediaTek creation. As a matter of fact, the Antutu test has proven that MTK6592 is able to beat Samsung's octa-core Exynos 5410 SoC in term of performance.
According to the report, this chip will be clocked at 2.0GHz and will be made by using 28nm manufacturing process. The shipping will be ready starting from July. However, don't expect to find any MediaTek octa-core handset around the market before this December. Report also says that the first manufacturers that can taste this sweet beast will likely be China's device makers.
Well, this news definitely is a such great thing in tech world. Can you imagine that in the near future, there will be many affordable to expensive smartphones or tablets that have such an extremely fast UI and performance, but in the same time, doesn't consume too much energy from the battery, which means, you can use your devices at least in one full day with a single charge. That's awesome!!!
Unreal Engine has been really popular in mobile gaming as this game engine has been used several times in many smartphone and tablet games like Infinity Blade, Epic Citadel and many more. But apparently, that is not the only game engine that you will see in mobile gaming in the near future.
Another sophisticated game engine developed by Irish-based company named Havoc is ready to play a huge roll in developing the iOS and Android games to the next level. As a matter of fact, this 3D game engine has been used several times by some game makers, like Gameloft who already used it on its recent-release Gangstar Vegas.
Recently, Havoc, the company, decided to release its 3D game engine to developers who are interested in developing games using this tech. By using this game engine, many game developers can take full advantage in improving real-time collisions and dynamics of rigid body that it presents inside the game. In simple words, Gameloft already explained about the use of this game engine in its game, Gangstar Vegas.
According to that one of Gameloft's devs, Havoc 3D game engine gives more natural and realistic collision or movement of cars when it moves or hits some hard element in the game, like colliding other cars or walls. So car movement will be more realistic just like in real life.
Anyway, through Havoc 3D game engine, as a developer, you can get an incredible game engine called Project Anarchy, of course for developing games for mobile platforms.
So if you are a developer, then you might want to check out this stuff for your future projects.
These days, more and more console gamers are slowly shifting their attention from console gaming to another platform that has been growing significantly and quickly in gaming industry. And that is tablet and smartphone gaming.
As we all know already, now several game developers who normally make games for console or PC have shown their interest in porting their popular titles to iOS, Windows Phone and Android platforms. To name a few, there are GTA III and GTA Vice City by Rockstar Games, Resident Evil, FIFA, PES 2012 and many more.
Seeing how fast the development of mobile gaming has been happening in the past few years, it's just a matter of time when tablet games will finally have the same quality graphics just like on PS 3 or XBOX 360. As a matter of fact, EA Labels' representative has shared his interesting view about the future of tablet gaming.
IGN, one of the biggest and most popular gaming portals on the web, just had a chance to meet and have an interview with the President of EA Labels, Frank Gibeau. In that interview, Frank talks about how tablet gaming has a great chance to enter in the actual console gaming industry in the near future.
“In the near future, the next wave of tablets and phones will have nearly Xbox 360 or PS3 capabilities in terms of graphics,” Gibeau told IGN. “Some of our engine technology that used to be console-specific now can, with modifications, be able to power games on tablets and on phones in the near future. We’re just getting ready for that.”I think this is gonna be really interesting to see how tablet gaming develops even further in the future. I just can't imagine if Rockstar Games finally launches the latest GTA games with the quality graphics just like on Xbox 360 or PS 3, or even their console sequels (i.e., Xbox One and PS4).
“You have to redesign the game,” he explained. “You can’t just bring it over and have a virtual D-pad on the tablet. It doesn’t work. You have to re-architect it around touch, voice, camera. Our teams are having a lot of fun with that, reimagining an experience on a tablet using the same graphics and assets in some ways, but completely remixing the meal. Same ingredients, completely different meal. That’s kind of the way we think about it.” - Frank Gibeau
I believe all phone and tablet manufacturers will have a big home work to do, and that is to bring much higher quality hardware specs to the future smartphones in order to allow developers to bring their best ever quality graphics to their games. This is gonna be so cool!!
For a few years now, cloud computing has been a hot topic in technology news. As more and more people have come to understand the cloud, cloud storage has been implemented more broadly across various businesses, and even in schools. More recently, however, cloud storage has become useful on an individual basis, with many realizing the various benefits.
Available from a list of different providers that range from major tech companies like Google and Apple, to emerging niche companies like ShareFile, cloud computing can work wonders for individual storage needs and convenience. Here are a few specific examples of just how cloud computing can help you to organize your digital files.
Transfer Files With Ease
Perhaps the main benefit of using cloud storage in your personal life is that you'll rid yourself of the need to transfer files through physical means (like USB devices, CDs, or even connection cords). With the cloud in place on your various devices, you can sync files from one device to another entirely through the cloud, without ever connecting anything. For example, you can take a photo on your smart phone and download it on your computer for an album!
Save Storage Space
The ability to transfer files so easily, and to store files on the cloud, also means that cloud computing helps you to conserve storage space. If, for example, you don't want to take up memory on a computer or phone with excessive photo files, you can simply store them in the cloud until you have specific need of them. Of course, your cloud itself will have limited storage space, but it's a convenient second option.
Sync Music Easily
One of the most common individual uses for cloud computing these days - for the average user - is simply in syncing music. It's always frustrating to download a new song on one device and then not be able to access the song from another. With cloud computing, you can do away with this issue completely, and download the same song onto all of your devices. The same is true for other types of files.
Edit Files Conveniently
Finally, you can also take advantage of your cloud network to edit and work on document files. This is particularly useful for students and professionals who find themselves working from a variety of different devices at different times. With a document saved to the cloud - rather than to a computer - you can access it from any device, giving you the flexibility to make edits and continue your work whenever you wish.
In the recent months, Huawei has been really aggressive in introducing its devices as equal with the other flagships in the market to date, like iPhone 5, Samsung GALAXY S4, HTC One, etc. Meanwhile, in tablet game, this Chinese-based company also doesn't want to be left behind by rivals. After launching a several new line of tablets to the market, now Huawei is ready again to face the competition in this slate business with its newly-announced, Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth.
Previously, we've already known that Huawei had the similar 7-inch tablet in the same family named Huawei MediaPad 7. However, the company promises that the new MediaPad 7 Youth will be so much better than predecessor and even other 7-inch rivals around the market to date.
As the name says, MediaPad 7 Youth is a 7-inch tablet. It's packing some great stuff in it, such as: full HD display sporting 1080p resolution, a 1.6GHz dual-core chip, Wi-Fi plus HSPA+ connectivity, a staggering 4100mAh battery, the capabilities of smartphones to make calls, send SMS and MMS messages and some other more.
The design itself is said to be using an aluminum metal unibody and it will be slightly heavier than Google Nexus 7 tablet. Meanwhile, in the software sector, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is expected to run on this device.
Unfortunately, as for now, the company is still tight-lipped about the RAM and the internal storage that this device will come with, as well as the price. The good news is, MediaPad 7 Youth is on its way to many markets in Russia, China, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Europe throughout the Q3 of 2013.
So if you're eager to know the experience of having an Android tablet made by Huawei, then this one may be a pretty good choice for you. However, if you want to get so much better options than this Huawei creation, you can wait for the next gen Google Nexus 7 to launch anytime soon or Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets. They have much better hardware, display, software and possibly a better design.
In the past few months, Apple has been faced with many negative opinions from public who said that Apple had lost its mojo and its recent iOS devices were way behind rivals' products, in term of software, hardware and innovation. Well, that may be entirely true given that Apple iPhone is still using lower hardware specs compared to other Android contenders.
However, that changed quite a bit after Apple being reported to throw a fingerprints sensor to the new flagship iPhone 5S. And apparently, that is not the only thing that you will see on the newest iOS devices as recently, USPTO just granted a new patent to Apple that covers a feature that will allow users to turn their iOS devices into a projector.
However, according to the source, Apple is not planning to launch this feature anytime soon on this year's iOS devices as the company is still having a major problem with the integration of fingerprint sensor to iPhone 5S production.
Anyway, the recent projector patent that Apple just received from the patent office is called "Projector Display Shared Workplaces", which obviously means that the projector-equipped iDevices will be intended to use by users when doing presentation either in the workplaces or other area filled with some people.
Not only that, with this patent, the newest iOS devices will be integrated with a small projector inside them that allows users to control their presentation by using some standard gestures. What makes this possible is because this feature will rely entirely on the built-in camera that will detect users' shadows and silhouettes at the projected areas. And thanks to that, users will be able to swap images on the presentation from one projected display to another one by making some gestures like swapping hand to the right or other directions.
Interestingly, before this concept idea and the patent was filled by Apple recently, there are actually some complement devices in the market right now that can turn your iPhone into a mini projector. So i believe the reason behind the decision of Apple to patent this feature is nothing but to prevent rivals like Samsung or Google to make the similar devices in the future.
So don't be surprised if we hear again the news about Apple suing other rivals for using projector on their devices without permission.
If there is a phone that will likely make many phone shoppers really really happy, then Google-newly-launched Nexus 5 is definitely one of them. The reason is simple. Having been equipped with many high-end powerful specs on it, Google Nexus 5 amazingly still inherits the affordable price tags of the predecessor, Nexus 4. Anyway, good news everyone, as the highly-anticipated Google Nexus 5 finally arrives safely on Google Play Store a couple of weeks ago.
As expected by many people, especially phone enthusiasts out there, Google LG Nexus 5 will be a high-end phone, equipped with high-end specs on it. To name a few, as Nexus 5 owners, you’ll get some sweet goodies like Snappy Snapdragon 800 processor accompanied by 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330, 1080p 5-inch screen and the latest Android build, Android 4.4 Kitkat.
First of all, let’s start with the screen sector. Just like the name of this phone, Google Nexus “5” will be armed with a 5-inch display sporting the resolution of 1080p or 1080x1920 pixels. And that means, everything that you throw on the screen will look clear, crisp, sharp and incredible. However, compared to other 1080p phones across the market to date, like the high-end Samsung GALAXY S4 or HTC One, the screen of Google Nexus 5 appears to be washed out when being pitted against those 2 flagships phones, similar just like what happened to Xperia Z which is a water and dust-proof phone. Even LG G2, the smartphone that is used by LG and Google to design Nexus 5, has much better display compared to the latest Nexus phone.
Next, let’s go to the performance sector of this phone. As we all know already, Google nexus 5 is armed with the latest mobile chipset from Qualcomm, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon S800 processor, which undoubtedly will be a beast in term of performance. Accompanied with a behemoth 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU, then Google Nexus 5 will definitely be one of the best performance smartphones around the market to date. Having known that, then you as the owner can throw any powerful games across the Google Play Store to this phone and play them in buttery smooth without any single lag whatsoever. That’s for sure. Not to mention, with 2GB of RAM, you’ll definitely have big room to store your recent apps and multitask them all at the same time.
One of the main selling points of Google Nexus 5 is absolutely its camera. Having been equipped with 8MP camera on the back plus the LED flash and OIS (optical image stabilization), then it’s no doubt that Google Nexus 5 will be a great photo snapper in low-light condition. And it turns out to be true actually, as according to many camera tests, Google Nexus 5’s camera proved can even beat the camera of iPhone 5S in many aspects, including in HDR mode. However, given that Nexus 5 is using the smaller optic of its big brother, LG G2, then don’t be surprised if the camera of LG G2 will blow Nexus 5’s camera out of the water.
Talking about software, Google Nexus 5 comes with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box. This software build itself brings many upgrades and optimizations compared to the previous builds, like new phone call feature, more simplified app drawer without any unnecessary tabs anymore, new Google Now window on the left side and many more. Not to mention, this latest Android KitKat also has the same feature just like Moto X that lets users wake up this phone with a key phrase “OK Google”. However, on Google Nexus 5, that feature only works on the homescreen, not on the lock screen, while Moto X can do that on both homescreen and lockscreen.
Unfortunately, Google Nexus 5 will only be equipped with a 2300mAh battery that is irremovable. According to many reviewers across the net, the battery life of Nexus 5 can be inconsistent on many occasions. For example, at some point, this phone can last the whole day without recharging. However, on the other days, some users experience that they need to recharge their phones during the day even when not doing some heavy tasks. But hopefully, Google will address this issue on the next Android updates for this phone.
Well, if you’re more than interested to own this Google’s latest Nexus phone in the palm of your hand, then you should head over to Google Play Store as this phone is sold at $349 for the smallest 16GB model, while the bigger 32GB model can be had for $399. And that is just mind blowing given the fact that this phone has some high-end powerful specs like Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 330 and the most importantly, a great camera.
Google Nexus 5 reportedly has landed on many countries like US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, UK, Japan and Korea. Meanwhile, if you’re living somewhere in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and Middle East, you can get this at phone retailers near your town. Anyway, in the US, Google Nexus 5 will be offered on many places outside Google Play Store, like on Sprint, Amazon, Best Buy, Radioshack and T-Mobile. Unfortunately, if you’re a big fan of Verizon Wireless, this carrier will not be joining the game.
Usually, when the newer model of Samsung GALAXY Note series comes out, public and phone enthusiasts must bring their own napkin to wipe the drool in their mouth. And it’s no different when Samsung finally launches the latest edition of its iconic GALAXY Note 3 to the public at IFA event. This latest model of Note series still inherits some jaw dropping stuff just like the predecessors. However, this model is now much even better and cooler than the previous GALAXY Note models. I have the reasons to back up that argument.
Similar like when the previous Note 2 was launched a year ago, Samsung’s President and CEO, JK Shin introduced the highly-anticipated as-usual Samsung GALAXY Note 3 to the public eyes. To be exact, the launch of Note 3 actually happened a few months ago. And as expected by many predictions and rumors we’ve been hearing before, Samsung indeed upgrades the screen size of this Note 3 from 5.5-inches of last year’s model to 5.7-inch screen.
The good thing is, which we all here already know that, Samsung manages to increase the size of Note 3’s screen and reduce the bezels around the right and left sides(duh), meaning that the phone will still keep the size while maintaining to increase the screen size. Therefore, users won’t need to think about enlarging their pockets in order to prepare for this Note 3.
Anyway, talking about hardware specs of this phablet, then Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will absolutely be a beast in that sector. Just like the other flagship phones from Sony, LG or HTC, this Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will be armed with Qualcomm’s best beast Snappy Snapdragon 800 SoC, clocked at 1.9GHz, accompanied by Adreno 330 and a big fat 3GB of RAM, which is the biggest amount of RAM on any smartphone or tablet to date, or even some average netbook out there (lol!).
With that being said, then you as the proud owner of this device will be able to throw anything on this device, like 3D HD games with even the best highest performance graphics across the Google Play Store, or HD 1080p movies, and they all can be run perfectly and played without any lag whatsoever. And with the 3GB of RAM, you can just open multiple apps, many many apps, at the same time and still, the performance will be amazingly fast and freakin’ smooth. Too bad, its older brother, Samsung GALAXY Note 10 (the WiFi edition) doesn’t use Snapdragon 800 SoC, so the performance is not that great compared to Note 3.
Anyway, on the design sector, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 looks more superior compared to the previous models. As you can see, the back cover of this device is designed distinctively with some textured finish, making it look like leather-patterned surface. Interestingly, it even has that fake stitching around the whole side.
However, despite having a leather feel on the back, it’s still using the same usual plastic polycarbonate material. But it’s good that Samsung makes this brilliant move, ensuring that this company can have its own distinctive design for the future GALAXY line. Around the side of Samsung GALAXY Note 3, you can also find the similar fake metal trimming just like on the Samsung GALAXY S4, which gives a premium feel to this device.
Now we get to the most important part of this phablet, the screen. As we all know already from many rumors and speculations that have been around in phone community in the past few months, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 indeed is using a 5.7-inch screen, which is an upgrade from 5.5-inches of GALAXY Note 2 and 5.3-inches of GALAXY Note 1. The good thing is, Samsung doesn’t need to enlarge the size of Note 3 in order to expand the screen size. They can just reduce the side bezels on the left and right to maintain the size of this phablet or even reduce the size of this device. That’s just so cliche.
On the camera sector, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 is packing a 13MP camera on the back with the ability to shoot HDR videos and HD photos. And the results are just mind blowing. It’s just no brainer to pick which between Note 3 or iPhone 5S that has the best camera. I actually already saw the 8MP OIS camera on Nexus 5 beat iPhone 5S’ camera, and that’s not the same 13MP camera of LG G2, which is far superior compared to Google Nexus 5’s camera. So you know what’s the conclusion of that.
Just like the previous 2 models of Note series, this time, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 still inherits the same exact S-Pen stylus that now brings more useful features to its users. To name of few, there is a feature called “Air Command” that allows you to choose 4 different commands to this stylus, which can be implemented to the device, like moving objects like pictures or contents from 1 window to other window when you’re chatting with your friends.
This stylus also lets you to do some certain things like doing screen shot by making square gesture on specific screen. Not to mention, with this Note 3, you can also do multi-window mode where you can open multiple apps on the screen at the same time, the similar feature found on other devices like LG G2, LG Optimus G Pro, Sony Xperia Z Tablet and many more.
Samsung GALAXY Note 3 will be released in 2 storage models, 32GB and 64GB models with of course expandable external storage with microSD card. This phablet has just launched globally a few weeks ago so you can now find this device at any phone store near your town.
Hi all of you phone shoppers or even phone geeks out there on the lovely planet called earth! Are you currently looking for an amazing and powerful smartphone with an awesome display, fast performance, great camera, the latest Android software, long lasting battery life and the most importantly, in affordable even cheap price, well, enter the Motorola’s latest smartphone, Moto G.
Recently, Motorola just officially unveiled its latest powerful smartphone called Moto G in Sao Paolo Brazil. As mentioned above, this phone is powerful in performance, camera, display, battery life and price tag. Can you imagine that with the price tag under $200, you can get a smartphone with 4.5-inch display, a quad-core processor from the great Qualcomm, a gig of RAM, 5MP camera on the back, great and highly-optimized Android software that guarantees long lasting battery life. Yeah, that’s right. Those are what you’re gonna get if you purchase this Moto G phone.
First of all, let’s start with the display sector of Moto G. According to Motorola, Moto G is armed with a 4.5-inch LCD screen with the resolution of 1280x720 pixels, which is equal to 720p screen, with pixel density of 219ppi. And that’s already pretty great for a smartphone under $200, right? Compared to iPhone 5S that only has a 4-inch screen with the resolution of 640x1136pixes or the so called “Retina display”. That’s just insane! I mean, with the price under $200, you can get a much better display than the iPhone 5S that is also 0.5-inch bigger than iPhone’s screen.
And the best thing about this is that, Moto G is a Motorola and Google phone, meaning that the cheap price tag will not compromise the whole quality and experience of this phone just like some other cheap Android phones out there. That’s just top notch for Google and Motorola.
Okay, after the screen, let’s move on to the most important part of this phone, the performance aspect. As mentioned by Motorola, Moto G will be equipped with Qualcomm’s homemade processor, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2GHz. And again, that’s just amazing for a cheap phone like this one. For your information, Qualcomm’s current mobile processor line are Snapdragon 800, which is the flagship one, and then Snapdragon 600, still a beast though, and the last one found on Moto G, Snapdragon 400.
They are just so powerful no matter which chip model that is armed on the device given that Qualcomm’s last year processor, Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core can still be found on the current flagship devices, like Google Nexus 7 or Moto X, and this chipset is still screaming like crazy on those devices. With that being said, then Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor on Moto G is guaranteed a top notch performer.
And the greatest thing about this is that, you can get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 phone for just under $200. Think about it again dude! It’s just mind blowing. I believe that this chip will blow Mediatek cheap quad-core processor found on cheap devices like Asus MemoPad 7HD, which is kind of laggy when doing heavy gaming.
For the graphic performance, Moto G can still be considered as an amazing smartphone because it uses Adreno 305, which is still a beast though given that the highest end smartphones or tablets this year like Kindle Fire HDX, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Xperia Z, HTC One or Google Nexus 5 are still currently using Adreno 330. So the graphics processor inside the Moto G is still slightly as powerful as Adreno 330 found on those high-end devices. Again, this is just a huge plus point for a smartphone under $200.
For the memory sector, Motorola Moto G packs a 1GB of RAM on it, meaning that the whole performance of the phone will be smooth and fast even when multitasking many apps at one time. For your information, high-end devices like Kindle Fire HDX, Google Nexus 5, GALAXY S4, Xperia Z or HTC One are using 2GB of RAM, while GALAXY Note 3 is packing a behemoth 3GB of RAM. So in conclusion, 1GB of RAM on Moto G is already enough for an affordable smartphone.
Besides, GALAXY Note 3 has so many rich features from Samsung’s TouchWiz OS that are built specifically for the S-Pen stylus, so no wonder if this phablet will need that huge of RAM. Compared to Moto G, which is specifically designed by Google and Motorola to have a well-optimized simple stock Android software without any bloatware from manufacturers’ software that usually slow down the performance of the devices.
Okay, enough about the performance aspect of this phone. Next is the most important sector that actually becomes the main selling point of this Moto G, the battery life. According to Motorola, what makes Moto G so special compared to other smartphones around the market is that, Moto G has a really great battery life where users can use this phone even in heavy usage all day long without the needs to recharge the phone during the day.
The reason why Motorola could manage that goal is that, Moto G will come with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (which will be upgraded to KitKat in January 2014) and it’s well-optimized by Google specifically for Moto G so this phone could last all day long. Well, that’s an outstanding achievement for Google and Motorola. Even though Moto G is only packing a 2050mAh battery, which sadly is non-removable, this phone is believed could last all day thanks to that software optimization by Google.
Moto G will have a 5MP camera on the back and 1.3MP camera on the front, compared to its big brother, Moto X, which comes with 10MP camera and 2MP camera on back and front respectively. The camera on Moto G will also have LED flash, 4x digital zoom, slow motion video, burst mode, auto HDR, panorama, tap-to-focus and more. For the camera UI, instead of using Google’s stock Android camera UI, Moto G will be using Moto X’s camera UI, which is simple and intuitive, where you can just tap anywhere on the screen to take pictures or double-tap to do burst mode.
Unfortunately, Moto G will not have the feature of Moto X which you can use to wake up the phone when it’s being locked with a key phrase “OK Google” on the lockscreen. However, when the Android 4.4 KitKat update arrives for this Moto G in January 2014, this phone will finally have that feature, although only on the homescreen, unlike the Moto X that has it on both homescreen and locked off-screen.
Okay, now we’ve come to the best part of this phone. Moto G will be sold for only $179 with 8GB internal storage. And with an extra $20 to $199, you will get the 16GB model of this phone. Well, that’s just magnificent, right? With only $179-$199, you’ll get a great powerful smartphone with a better display specs than iPhone 5S, great cameras, awesome performance, the latest Android software and long lasting battery life. It’s just no-brainer that Moto G is an affordable beast smartphone.
So if you have $199 in your pocket and you happen to want to buy smartphone, then Moto G is absolutely your best shot right now, not some cheap Android phones out there.
Hi everyone, after waiting for so many many months and even a year with restlessness and uncertainty, now phone enthusiasts and geeks as well can start breathing again as the highly-anticipated smartphone from Google-bought, Motorola, is finally here to fulfill all the rumors and predictions in the past few months back. Yeah, that’s right, the one and only, Moto X has finally landed safely to this earth. And just like what has been predicted before, Moto X will be the first smartphone from both Google and Motorola.
Actually, Moto X has been launched a few months back, but since i’ve been so busy in the past few months to manage and rebuild this website all over again, then i don’t have so many time to write to this website.
So in the next few days, i will make a round-up of the releases of new smartphones and tablets that have just been launched in the past few months. First of all, let me begin with Motorola’s latest phone, Moto X.
As we all know already, Moto X will be the first smartphone as the result of the acquisition of Google and Motorola. Having know that, then it’ll be not so surprising if this phone will have the influences of both companies combined, Motorola with its well-known hardware, while Google will take care the software side of this phone. And as a result, Moto X turns out to be the smartphone that doesn’t disappoint at all, if not a mind-blowing.
As a recent flagship from Google and Motorola, it’s no doubt that many people will definitely have so many expectations to this phone. And when it comes to smartphone industry, the expectations will always have something to do with hardware specs. Unfortunately, as a flagship from those 2 giant companies, instead of having high-end specs just like its counterparts around the market to date, apparently Moto X will be marketed by Google and Motorola as a high-end phone with mid-end specs on it.
Okay, first of all, let’s talk about screen. Compared to its rivals in high-end market, like Samsung GALAXY S4 or HTC One, which most of them already adapt 1080p screen, surprisingly, Moto X will sport a 720p screen, which has screen size of 4.7-inches, compared to 5-inch screens on many of its counterparts.
Well, that’s obviously so confusing to many people given that Moto X has been predicted to have some monstrous specs on it, including 5-inch 1080p screen, which has started to become the industry standard in smartphone market these days. However, Moto X can still be considered as a high-end phone because iPhone 5S itself is still using a “Retina Display” 640x1136 pixel screen, which is at the same level as Moto X. Luckily, there are some parts of Moto X that will still amaze many phone geeks out there, like its camera, design, features and the software.
Moto X is equipped with a rear-facing 10MP Clear Pixel camera with the support of LED flash, as well as 2MP camera on the front side. So taking pictures or recording videos with this phone will certainly be satisfying for many of its owners. And the good thing about the camera of this phone is that, you can take photos relatively fast with Moto X’s camera. There is also a great feature on this phone which allows users to shake the phone in order to open the camera app when the phone is being locked. You can also take photos in burst mode by tapping the screen on camera user interface twice and the phone will get the job done.
On the design sector, Moto X is a brilliant looking phone. As we already saw earlier in the hands of Google Eric Schmidt’s hands, the back cover of Moto X has rounded surface with the different material that Motorola has been using on its Droid line, Kevlar. Instead, Moto X will be designed by using materials that can be chosen manually by its owners through Moto Maker website, which i’m gonna explain that later.
Moto X is armed with a tweaked version of Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC that Motorola calls it as X8 processor. This X8 is actually not the name of Moto X’s chipset, but Motorola calls it as mobile computing system that consists some chips on it. One of the main functions of this new mobile system is the ability of Moto X to handle some certain tasks without sacrificing the energy or battery life of the phone.
Therefore, there will be different tasks that are given to each chip on this X8 mobile processor, which brings us to one special feature on this Moto X that you probably never see it on other Android devices around the market, at least for now. And that is the feature that allows users to wake up this phone when being locked and launch the Google Now service with a key phrase “OK Google”. This feature actually has been added to Google-newly-release Nexus 5, but it only works on the homescreen, while on Moto X, this feature can work on either homescreen or when the phone is still locked.
Moto X will be equipped with 2300mAh battery, which kind of disappoints many phone enthusiasts out there who expect to see the similar amount of 3300mAh battery just like on Motorola’s flagships, Droid RAZR MAXX and MAXX HD. However, given that Google is the one who handles the software side of Moto X, then it will certainly do many tweaks in order to make Moto X a long lasting device.
Anyway, just like i mentioned above, Moto X can be designed manually by its owners through Moto Maker website. Well, if you just got out from a cave, Moto Maker website is a website that has been prepared specifically for Moto X that allows people to customize the phone according to their preferences. So on Moto Maker, there will many options of colors and even materials that people can choose from to modify the design of this phone, from pattern, color accent, rear casing’s color, startup greeting and even physical etching.
Moto X will be released in 2 different storage models, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. However, this phone will be launched at first as AT&T’s exclusive phone for a while (but now it’s not an AT&T’s exclusive phone anymore). So if you’re eager to own this phone so bad since long time ago, then you must visit Moto Maker website to start ordering your phone.
It’s amazing to see how slowly but sure, LG manages to emerge itself into one big contender in smartphone market for big players like Samsung and Apple. No doubt that LG’s strategy to adapt the design of Samsung GALAXY line into its own Optimus line has proven to be a great idea to gain brand awareness in the market. And that’s the same exact thing that LG wants to do it again on its latest flagship, LG G2, a powerhouse smartphone packing some jaw dropping specs and awesome features.
First of all, at a glance, the design of LG G2 kind of reminds us with the design of Samsung’s older GALAXY family, like Samsung GALAXY S3 or GALAXY Note 2. The rounded corner, the back plastic cover and even the overall look of its UI kind of resembles with Samsung’s Touch Wiz UI, right? Well, that might be true. I’m actually baffled to see how Samsung’s never complaints about this issue and brings it up to the court just like what Apple always did to Samsung.
Interestingly, the volume and power buttons of LG G2 are placed on the back of this phone, below the camera sensor. This is kind of original idea actually given that there is no phone that has this type of design, although HTC One Max has that fingerprint sensor on the same position as LG G2’s power and volume buttons. Many people like this design, while many owners also have some trouble in adjusting their fingers with this new design layout.
Anyway, from the hardware spec sheet, LG G2 packs some great high-end specs on it, just like some of its rivals, Sony Xperia Z or Samsung GALAXY S4. To begin with, let’s start with the performance sector.
As the latest flagship, then not so surprising to see that LG G2 comes with some specs that now have been considered as “industry standards”, like Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU, the same internals found on other flagship phones like Samsung GALAXY S4, Xperia Z, HTC One, Samsung GALAXY Note 3 or Google LG Nexus 5, which is the younger brother of LG G2. With that being said, then it only means one thing, doing heavy tasks like 3D gaming, watching HD movies or multitasking apps will be extremely smooth and super fast, as fast as “Man of Steel”.
Moving forward to the screen sector, this phone also equips itself with the similar display found on other flagship phones, which is the 1080p screen, or to be exact, 5.2-inch 1080x1920 pixel screen. So everything that you throw on the screen will definitely look clear, sharp and give incredible eye-pleasing experience.
Something that is so special about LG’s smartphones compared to Samsung’s devices is that LG has its own technology that ensures that all of the powerful hardware on this phone can be enjoyed by the owners at the fullest without sacrificing too much energy of the phone. And that means, LG G2 will last much longer than any other phone across the market to date. Actually, LG has proved its superiority when it comes to producing great screen technology as this company is one of the screen suppliers for Apple iPads.
Talking about the camera of this phone, LG G2 has been armed with an amazing 13MP camera on the back accompanied by LED flash and OIS or Optical Image Stabilization, the same feature found on its younger brother, Google Nexus 5, although it only uses 8MP camera. So as the results, the photos and videos taken by the camera of LG G2 will definitely be satisfying. As a matter of fact, some camera tests between LG Nexus 5, which is using 8MP camera, already proved that it can beat iPhone 5S in photo and video recording. So we can expect that LG G2’s 13MP camera will absolutely blow iPhone 5S’ camera out of the water.
The other amazing thing about LG G2 is its features. As a flagship from LG, LG G2 has been injected with many great and useful features on it. To name of few, there is a feature called “Guest Mode” that lets users create several different multiple profiles on one phone. So if your kids or family want to use your LG G2, you can create some separate profile for each of them, or maybe all of them in one place, so they won’t be able to see or use your files or apps on your own profiles. This feature actually can be found on LG’s latest tablet, LG G Pad 8.3.
Another great feature from LG G2 is the ability to open multi-window apps at the same time. So if you want to watch your videos on the screen while browsing the net, you can swipe down the screen and tap on the video app to open the video player. You can also do this with more than 1 app at once and the performance will still stay the same given that LG G2 has 2GB of RAM.
Anyway, besides that multi-window mode, there is also the same feature like that that lets you save 3 different apps at the same time with 3-finger gesture. For example, if you’re currently opening browser, but you want to want to check out other app, say, Twitter app, then you can just swipe the browser with your 3 fingers to the left and save that browser app there. And you can do the same to Twitter app in order to save it to the left window. That’s kind of cool actually, making it easier to open multiple apps without opening the multitasking window.
LG G2 will be armed with 3000mAh power battery, making sure that this phone will last much longer, even more than 1 day, without recharging the phone during the day. As for the other feature, LG G2 will also be equipped with built-in IR blaster, which allows you to use the phone as remote control of any compatible appliances in your house. LG G2 will come with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which is not the latest build of Android OS. But i’m sure that the Kitkat update will be sent to this phone in the next few months.
LG G2 will be coming to many countries, including US of course, through 4 major carriers in that country and also 130 other carriers all across the world. So if you’re looking for a great flagship phone with monster specs and powerful features, then LG G2 is your answer.
As always, to welcome this holiday season waiting ahead of us, Amazon has prepared some newer generation models of its pride tablet, Kindle Fire series. This brand new tablet is now called as Kindle Fire HDX, packing some high-end jaw-dropping specs with affordable price tag. There are the 8.9-inch and the 7-inch models of Kindle Fire HDX, while the other one is the new upgraded version of last year’s Kindle Fire HD, that now is priced insanely low.
First of all, let’s start with the flagship model from 3 of them, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inches. Amazingly, similar like the other flagship phones across the market to date, this Kindle Fire HDX model comes with the same exact package of hardware. From the Qualcomm’s Snappy Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU, meaning that all the games across the Amazon App Store can be run perfectly without any lag whatsoever.
And if you love watching movies, then Kindle Fire HDX is absolutely the right tablet for you. Sporting the 8.9-inch screen with 2560x1600 pixel resolution, which is higher than even the iPad Air’s screen resolution and equal to last year’s Google Nexus 10 tablet, everything on the screen looks really clear and sharp. Amazingly, screen tests already proved that the screen of Kindle Fire HDX looks much better than iPad Air. Well, that’s so impressive though given that Amazon Kindle Fire series has always been the underdog compared to iPad.
Unfortunately, this Kindle Fire HDX doesn’t support the rear-facing camera. So you won’t be able to capture your special moments with this tablet. That contradicts with Google’s latest Nexus 7 which has 5MP camera on the back, although it uses last year’s Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC.
Okay, now let’s move on to the second model, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX. First of all, this model comes with 1920x1200 pixel resolution screen. However, this resolution is already enough to satisfy you as the owner. Besides, 1920x1200 pixel screen is 1080p screen, so it means, this resolution is the current industry standard of smartphone screen. And that already looks clear and shaper for human eyes.
Overall, the hardware of Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch are the same ones found on the 8.9-inch model of Kindle Fire HDX. So you can play any 3D high performance games across the Amazon App Store or watch HD movies on this tablet without having any lag, again, whatsoever.
The 8.9-inch and 7-inch models of Kindle Fire HDX can be bought with or without Amazon’s “Special Offers” advertisements, with or without LTE connectivity from Verizon or AT&T. You can pick from the smallest 16GB model, 32GB or 64GB model, of course with NO support of microSD card slot.
The 8.9-inch model can be bought for $379, while the 7-inch can be had for $229, the same price as Google Nexus 7. Each of them will start shipping on November 7th for the 8.9-inch model and October 18th for the 7-inch model.
However, if you’re currently not in great shape financially, you can choose the cheapest model, which is the last year’s Kindle Fire HD with 7-inch 1280x800 pixel screen for only $139, which only gives you 8GB of internal storage, but with some upgrades here and there, not to mention tweaks on the hardware and software sector.
Yeah, the most awaited iPads are finally here. The brand new iPad 5 which now is called as iPad Air and the mini version of regular iPad, iPad mini 2 just finally launched to the market a while ago. As expected by many people, these new iPads bring many new stuff that fulfill many predictions and rumors that have been around in the past few months ago. First of all, let’s start with the new iPad Air.
iPad Air or the fifth generation iPad is now getting thinner and thinner than before. In just 7.5 mm thin, this new iPad is now really slimmer and lighter compared to the previous model, iPad 4. That’s the reason why Apple calls this iPad as iPad Air, adding the new member for the Air family after Macbook Air. Amazingly, this new iPad Air only weighs around 1 pound, making it really light to carry on with one hand, despite having a big 9.7-inch screen size compared to iPad mini’s 7.9-inch screen.
The new iPad Air will be available in 2 different models, Space Gray and Black. And just like what already happened with the previous models, this iPad Air will also be getting the new chipset, A7 processor, accompanied by M7 coprocessor. This chipset is actually the same one found on the latest iPhone 5S and iPad mini 2 Retina Display, meaning that it is a 64-bit chip that Apple always brags about.
It’s also good to hear that now the new iPad Air, along with iPhone 5S and iPad Mini 2 will be armed with 1GB of RAM. So you can open many apps at the same time without sacrificing the performance of these devices. And as for the GPU sector of this device, Apple has included the powerful PowerVR G6430, which is the same one powering the other current iPhone 5S and iPad mini 2. So gaming without a doubt will look insanely amazing on these devices.
The screen of iPad Air will remain the same just like the one on the previous iPad 4, 9.7-inch screen with the resolution of 1536x2048 pixel Retina Display, meaning that everything on the screen will look clear and sharp, especially games or HD contents. On the back of this tablet, there is a 5MP iSight camera that is capable to do auto-focus.
Okay, enough with iPad Air. Now let’s move on to the newer iPad mini 2 with Retina Display. The new iPad mini 2 is now sporting the Retina Display, which has the resolution of 2048x1536 (326ppi), which is the same resolution of iPad Air. Overall, this newer iPad mini model comes with the similar specs just like the older brother, iPad Air. From the same A7 64-bit chip, 1GB of RAM, the same GPU, the same 5MP iSight camera and the same iOS 7 version. But all of these goodies can be enjoyed by the owners in smaller 7.9-inch screen and cheaper price tag.
The Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display can be bought for $399 for the 16GB model, $499 for the 32GB model, $599 for the 64GB model and $699 for the 128 model. And those are without the LTE connectivity, only WiFi. The price of LTE models of iPad mini 2 Retina Display starts at $529 for the 16GB model and goes all the way up to $829 for the 128GB model.
And if you want to snatch the iPad Air instead, you can get the smallest 16GB WiFi-only model for $499. Meanwhile, for the 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB WiFi-only models, price starts at $599 and up to $799 for the highest storage model. The price of LTE models of iPad Air starts at $629 for the 16GB model.
Well, if you’re interested to own one of these newer iPads, or even both of them, then you can head over to Apple’s website and order them both there.
As usual, every year, Apple will unleash its newer model of iPhone. However, unlike the usual iPhone announcement, this time, Apple doesn’t only out 1 model of iPhone, but 2 models of iPhones have just launched a couple of weeks ago. They are, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. And as expected by million of people all across the world, iPhone 5S is the flagship model, while the iPhone 5C is the cheaper model.
But guess what, apparently, Apple doesn’t do cheap phones. Instead of making iPhone 5C as a cheap phone in order to gain a much broader market share worldwide, Apple decides to make this cheaper looking iPhone still as an expensive smartphone.
Yeah, that’s right. It looks like, Apple has no plan to sell a cheap iPhone, even though iPhone 5C does look like a cheap plastic phone, compared to the other premium looking iPhone models. However, even though iPhone 5C looks like a cheap plastic phone, this device is still using some internals found on last year’s iPhone 5. From the display, iPhone 5C will come with the same 4-inch Retina Display with the same resolution of 640x1136 pixels, the same 8MP camera on iPhone 5 (and iPhone 5S), the same A6 chip on iPhone 5 and other similar hardware on iPhone 5.
However, there are also some upgrades here and there made by Apple on iPhone 5C compared to iPhone 5, from 1GB of RAM, iOS 7 OS and the upgraded camera sensor.
The thing that makes them both different is the casing. If iPhone 5 has that premium aluminum material all over its body, on the other hand with iPhone 5C, this phone will be using some kind of polycarbonate plastic material that doesn’t really look attractive in human eyes. And this is the huge minus point of iPhone 5C. I believe Apple made this phone only to attract kids or teenagers in this holiday season.
All in all, this cheep looking iPhone 5C will be sold for $99 on-contract and $549 off-contract, which is not a very good price point compared to Motorola’s recent release, Moto G, which has much better spec sheet than iPhone 5C (a better display, better hardware than iPhone 5C) and yet still sells only for $199 OFF-CONTRACT.
Okay, enough with the cheap looking iPhone 5C. Now let’s move on to the flagship model of iPhone 5S. As expected by many people in the world, this latest generation of iPhone will come with the same display just like last year’s iPhone, a new A7 chipset (the same one found on iPad Air and iPad mini 2), a bigger 1GB of RAM, an iOS 7 and all of its features, the same 8MP camera like on iPhone 5C and iPhone 5 but better sensor, better GPU than iPhone 5C and iPhone 5, and the most importantly, the new fingerprint sensor on the homebutton.
With all of these goodies, plus a more elegant and premium design, you can have your iPhone 5S for $199 on-contract for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model and 64GB for $399. And if you want to get it off-contract, you will need to pile up some more money for that model.
In tablet market, Amazon must be credited for its brave decision to enter to this game with its pride Kindle Fire. Amazon's decision proved to be a game changer because since the success of original Kindle Fire, many companies started jumping to the 7-inch tablet market with their creations, including Google and Apple.
Amazon Kindle Fire has been through a lot of changes since its first debut few years ago because this Android tablet now is made by Amazon in different kind of models with varied hardware bumps, from the screen, the chips, the User Interface, the battery life and of course, the contents or apps.
In order to prepare for the next holiday season, Amazon reportedly is ready to bring back its A-game by improving and adding more upgrades to its pride tablet. According to the report, the new line of Kindle Fire will be ready to launch possibly this fall. Similar to what Amazon already did in the past Kindle Fires, now the new edition of this tablet will get another hardware upgrades.
BGR claims that the series of Kindle Fire that Amazon has been preparing for this fall, will likely be the same ones as last year's models, from a non-HD 7-inch Kindle Fire, a 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.
The upgrades will take place on all of them. The low-end model will be getting a new 1280x800 pixel screen (an upgrade from 1024x600 pixels), which means, this now will become an HD model too.
Meanwhile, the higher 7-inch model, Kindle Fire HD, willl be stepping to 1920x1200 pixel tablet game. And the last model, the bigger one, Kindle Fire 8.9-inches HD will be armed with a 2560x1600 pixel screen, which is higher than the Retina Display of current large iPad 4th gen.
I think for the price tags of all of these models, Amazon will take another step further to the lower level in order to combat Google's rumored Nexus tablets (Nexus 7 and 10's sequels) that will be making their debuts this quarter. I just hope that Amazon can improve the build quality and design of its tablets because Google's Nexus tablets are not only great in spec sheet, but they are also superior in design.
So good luck Amazon!
There are many ways that you can do on your laptop in order to entertain yourself. From watching movies, browsing cool and awesome websites, listening to your favorite music, reading digital books and most importantly, playing games. Playing games on laptop proved to be really fun to do because on laptop or PC, you can play all kind of games more convenient than on console.
From FPS, strategy, real-time strategy, online multiplayer RPG, until genres like online casino and gambling can all be played on your laptop without any limitation. That’s why, for some reason, i still believe there are many gamers out there still prefer to play their favorite games on laptop or PC. Besides, most of games on laptop or PC have well-polished graphics and look so much even better than on consoles.
Anyway, as mentioned above, by using your laptop or PC, you are able to play any kind of games without any limitation. That goes the same when playing online casino games. Playing online casino games on your PC or laptop is absolutey the best you can do if you can’t afford to go to Vegas. And if you happen to live in France, i have a great news for you, especially for those of you who love playing online casino games on your laptop.
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So what are you waiting for? If you happen to live in France and want to play online casino games in France, then BonusCasinoFR.com is definitely the website you want to check out.