Over the past couple of months we have heard rumors and seen leaks of Sony’s upcoming Honami device, which had also gone by the Xperia i1 moniker, but reports are now suggesting that the final name could be known as the Xperia Z1. In any case the folks at ePrice have reportedly managed to get their hands on what appears to be the press shots of the upcoming handset, along with what appears to be sample images taken by the handset.
Unfortunately the press shots of the device aren’t exactly very clear or big enough to see the details, but they do appear to resemble the leaked images that we have seen in the past. They don’t really tell us anything new, except that the handset could arrive in three different colors – black, purple, and white. As a quick recap for those who might have missed the news, the Honami is rumored to sport a 5” Full HD display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset under the hood clocked at 2.2GHz, 16GB of onboard storage, a microSD card, a 3,000mAh battery, and its main feature would be its 20MP camera. There is a good chance that Sony could unveil the device during IFA 2013 on the 4th of September, so be sure to check back with us then for the details!
Not many smartphones out there are equipped with NFC, although it seems that the trend is slowly starting to pick up these days. However for those who do own a smartphone with NFC capabilities, here’s a somewhat novel, albeit useful, way of using it at home. LG has recently announced a new Lightwave DIOS oven that is NFC-equipped. What this means is that smartphone owners with NFC are able to use their smartphones together with the oven. Basically through an accompanying app, the smartphone will be able to list around 220 different cooking options with presets attached to them.
For example if you wanted to roast a chicken but weren’t sure how long, just use the app and it will all be entered into the oven for you, and thanks to the use of NFC, you can browse the cooking options on your phone instead of hunched over the oven fiddling with knobs and buttons. Other features of the oven include an Air Fry mode that uses very little oil and according to LG, will reduce fat intake by as much as 77% which would definitely appeal to the health-conscious customer. No word on when LG will be releasing their Lightwave DIOS or how much it will cost, but what do you guys think? Could you see yourself getting one of these bad boys for your kitchen?