02/23/2014, At Mobile world Congress 2014, Qualcomm is introducing two new system on chip (SoC): the Snapdragon 610 and Snapdragon 615, that are designed to capture the “Super” mid-range Android phone market, which is a category that is rising very quickly thanks to the acceleration of LTE adoption worldwide. They come in addition to the Snapdragon 410 (announced in December) which is aimed at the lower-tier of that market. 64bit + […]
02/23/2014, The chip industry has talked about the computerization of cars forever, and it looks like this is going to (finally) happen within the next few years. The mobile revolution has mass-produced the technology required for it, and the various app ecosystem have made the car industry realize that non-critical software does not require “years” of tests before deployment in a vehicle. Qualcomm had previously announced a Qualcomm 602A chip that […]
02/23/2014, If you are following the mobile news today (and it looks like you are…), you will see that a number of new devices are being released with a Snapdragon 801 chip. At first, I was wondering if they were referring to the rumored Snapdragon 810, but after asking around, we got confirmation that it is indeed Snapdragon 801. Right now there is not much public technical information going around but […]
02/23/2014, The S660 is the most affordable device of the new lineup and features a brushed metal design with fingerprint and scratch resistant rear cover. Powered by a MTK quad-core processor, the round-shaped smartphone offers up to 32GB expandable memory, front and back cameras for a sweet price. There’s no denying that battery life is the number one concern of a lot of smartphone users, and Lenovo is happy to address […]
02/23/2014, With the acquisition of Motorola last month we can expect Lenovo to ramp up its smartphone lineup for the US market. As of today, Lenovo has introduced smartphones in 25 countries for the past two years. At MWC, the Chinese manufacturer announced three new affordable smartphones in its popular S-Series: the S860, the S850 and the S660. The S860 offers a 4000 mAh high capacity battery for an all-day of intense […]
02/23/2014, Knowing that design sells, Lenovo targeted the fashion victims with its new elegant and ultra-thin S850. At 8.2 mmm, it is a hair slimmer than the Galaxy Note 3 and the new LG G Pro 2 (8.3 mm) for a smaller display (5-inch). The all-glass body comes in white and pink, and although we did not see the device yet, we expect this finish to makes the phone beautiful.
02/23/2014, With the FAA warming up to use of personal electronic devices during all phases of the flight, it is now up to airlines to offer reliable connectivity options to their passengers. In-flight Wi-Fi is nothing new, but some airlines have been limited to offering the service within the country, Delta is one of those airlines. While the airline was one of the first to latch on to Gogo’s in-flight Wi-Fi service […]
02/23/2014, Over the last few months there have been a lot of rumors about Tizen smartphone. Samsung is believed to be one of the first vendors that will launch a Tizen smartphone, but so far the device has not materialized. It was rumored late last year that it might be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014 but there’s no sign of it as yet, Samsung’s event tomorrow may solely focus on […]
02/23/2014, One phone, two displays: That’s probably the simplest definition of the YotaPhone, which hails from Russia. First announced back in 2012, this phone has a 4.3 inch 720×1,280 LCD display up front with a 200 DPI E Ink display of similar size on the back. Powered by a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 dualcore processor with 2GB RAM, this unique smartphone was released in select markets last year. At Mobile World Congress […]
02/23/2014, Lenovo continues its aggressive Android push with the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ which is a is now its top of the line Multimode tablet, featuring an impressive 18 hours of battery life during multimedia activities. In case you missed our initial review of the first Yoga Tablets, Lenovo’s goal with this line of product is to provide decent performance, a design suited for real-world usage, and an impressive battery […]
02/23/2014, As Lenovo enters deeper in the Android smartphones market, the company wants to make sure that the out of the box experience is good and that all the needs of its customers are served without requiring much efforts. In some sense, it is not unlike what Apple is doing on the Mac, where most of the basic functions are there (email, text, photo editing, movie editing…), except that these apps […]
02/23/2014, We didn’t expect Microsoft to talk much about Windows Phone 8.1 at its press and analyst event ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, and the company has stuck to that, although it did offer a clue of what to expect. More information on the update is expected to be revealed at the company’s own BUILD conference in April. Windows Phone VP Joe Belfiore says that Microsoft will “technically” […]
02/23/2014, Over the past few years Nokia has become synonymous with Windows Phone smartphones, it is Microsoft’s largest WP OEM that has played a major part in driving growth for Redmond’s mobile operating system. The company’s devices and services division is now set to be acquired by Microsoft for $7.17 billion, though that deal hasn’t been closed just yet. As it continues to function independently for now, there have been many […]
02/23/2014, Mediatek has just announced the Mediatek MT6732 system-on-chip (SoC), which comes with quad-core cluster of ARM A53 64-bit CPUs, a Mali-T760 GPU and in integrated LTE modem. Mediatek aims at getting market share in what it calls the “Super-mid” market, which it defines by “premium features at mainstream prices”. In 2014, this has become a priority for most chipmakers that I have met with, from Broadcom, to Qualcomm and NVIDIA.