10/10/2011, AT&T has certainly gone above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to the number of Android-powered smartphones that they intended to deliver to the masses this year, with the announcement of not one, two or three – but five more handsets. A grand total of 19 Android smartphones would have been introduced by AT&T this year when October 11th rolls around, with the latest 5 models being […]
10/06/2011, With Sony foraying into the tablet scene with the Tablet P and Tablet S offerings, we’re sure that some were probably wondering when they would start putting out their own phones. Granted that Sony Ericsson is a joint venture between Sony and Ericsson, it appears that Sony is close to closing a deal that would buy out Ericsson’s stake in their mobile phone joint venture.
10/05/2011, Have you ever gone to the grocery store and wondered about the meat you’re buying? Some might not be fussed about where their meat comes from and how the animals were treated before slaughter, but there are some who do care. There are probably real finicky shoppers out there who care about what sort of environment the cows were raised in, the food they were fed and etc. Thanks to […]
10/03/2011, While a smartphone or tablet can boast impressive hardware specs, a lack of apps (which seems to drive the popularity and success behind a platform) can sometimes cause a device with good hardware to sell a lot less than its makers had anticipated, much like the Blackberry Playbook which featured good hardware but lack of native apps was one of the reasons it did not do as well as it […]
09/21/2011, When we first covered the flexible Samsung Galaxy Skin back in June, it was presented as a pure design concept. Thanks to its flexible AMOLED display, the Galaxy Skin was thought about as a phone that can take on many shapes: clamshell, bracelet, elongated… Somehow, International Business Times (ibt) claims that this concept will turn into a real product which will launch in Q2 2012. As you can imagine, the […]
09/16/2011, Battery life on smartphones are an issue. Compared the battery life on smartphones these days with feature phones like the Nokia 3310, where it could last you just about forever. With smartphones, turn on 3G/4G/WiFi, surf the net for a while and suddenly you find yourself with 10% less battery. Granted it’s a fair trade off, but what if there was a way to potentially increase your battery life? Researchers […]
09/15/2011, Whether handheld gaming console companies like Nintendo or Sony want to admit it or not, smartphones and tablets are starting to become new platforms for playing games. Games such as Infinity Blade and Rage are good examples of how smartphone/tablet games can feature rich and complex graphics as well, although in terms of depth of gameplay, handheld consoles still take the cake on that one. With games like Angry Birds […]
09/13/2011, [IDF 2011] During the IDF opening keynote, one of the highlights was the joint Intel/Google announcement that Intel-powered Android phones prototypes already exist, and that Google is committed to “do its best” to optimize for Intel’s architecture. While the statement itself was fairly blend, Andy Rubin did show a physical prototype and apparently internal developers do have working prototypes. Of course, that begs the question: “what’s the power consumption like”? […]
09/07/2011, Droid Bionic Review - The Motorola Droid Bionic is Verizon’s latest 4G LTE smartphone. It is only the only LTE handset to be treated like a true high-end device
09/05/2011, Galaxy Note Price: Samsung has revealed the pricing of its new Galaxy Note 5.3" smartphone, at least in Europe.
09/05/2011, iPhone 5 launch: Best Buy is going to install some Apple-related fixtures at 6am in the morning of October 5...
08/25/2011, Who would have thought that a smartphone could help save the world especially where increasing the level of fuel efficiency in vehicles? Well, that seems to be the case as the Association for Computing Machinery’s MobiSys conference that happened in July saw researchers from MIT and Princeton University take home the best-paper award after they came up with a system that relies on a network of smartphones which have been […]
08/24/2011, NVIDIA is launching TegraZone.com, the new central location for the public to learn about the best games and apps that run on the Tegra hardware platform (don’t miss our Tegra 2 overview). The site is not an app store, but you can probably think of it as a community site where users and prospect users can conveniently see everything that’s new in the Tegra universe.
08/23/2011, LG’s Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD display could be powering the next generation of “superphones” from a number of handset makers. LG has recently received props about its color accuracy from Intertek, a company that specializes in certifying the quality of various technologies and products. I’m not familiar with Intertek’s tests, but according to LG, their conclusion pretty much says what we already knew: just like IPS, AH-IPS, […]