May 132013

According to previous rumors, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is expected to be released by the end of this month. As the day draws near, the related news are constantly exposed. Recently, the alleged Galaxy S4 Mini’s photos have been unveiled on the network.

We all know that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini use the S4′s design style as reference. In addition, the series also includes Galaxy S4 Active which is with the three anti functions, and the Galaxy S4 Zoom which has powerful shooting function. The latest theory is that these devices will be released at the same time at the end of this month.

As to the configuration, the S4 Mini is with a 4.3-inch display. However, this phone has also been reduced on the parameters. The S4 display 441ppi pixel density is reduced down to 256ppi on the Mini, and the eight-core Exynos processor (or quad-core Snapdragon 600) is replaced by the dual-core 1.6GHz processor.

May 132013

A few days ago, Apple and Best Buy jointly launched a week-long MacBook Pro promotional activity, suggesting that a new generation products would be likely to appear in the WWDC conference. Earlier, the gold analyst Kuo Ming-Chi also said in a report to investors that in this year’s WWDC conference, Apple would present the new MacBook – including the MacBook Pro, Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

It would appear that it’s possibility that we can see the MacBook line products updated next month, the renovation activity Apple’s official website promoted also added the possibility of a certain amount of “certification”. It is understood that the Apple renovation activity is mainly aimed at the 13.3-inch 2012 version MacBook Air, this notebook is $ 999 after the renovation, same with a brand new 11-inch MacBook Air.

Some parameters of the 13.3-inch MacBook Air are : 1440 x 900 resolution, 4GB memory, 128GB flash, 720p FaceTime HD camera head and Intel HD Graphics 4000. Of course, this activity is still only for U.S. consumers.

May 102013

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet previously released is welcome by a lot of users, but the screen resolution and processor are very out of fashion even its size is still perfect, so it’s imperative to launch the enhanced device.

Today, there are media unveiling the configuration of the Nexus 7 upgrade version, we can see from the list that the device will be equipped with Android 4.3 operating system, and it’s still with a 7-inch screen size, but the resolution is upgraded to 1920*1200, while the processor is the 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064.

In addition, the device rear camera is also upgraded to 5-megapixel, the front camera still maintains the original level.

If Google will still set its price at $ 299, then I will definetely buy one.

May 102013

Samsung has submitted the new Tablet PC Galaxy Tab 3 for review to the Federal Communications Commission. The submittal device is the WiFi version, but it is unclear if it supports LTE and voice calls.

The Galaxy Tab 3 was just officially announced last week. It’s with a 7-inch touch screen with a resolution of only 1024×600, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 3.0 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixelfront camera. It’s powered by Android 4.1 system, the battery capacity is 4000mAh, it has built-in 8GB and 16GB two storage capacity, and it can be expanded to maximum 64GB.

The WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab 3 is scheduled to be listed in May, and the 3G version is scheduled to be available in June.

May 102013

The BlackBerry Q10 was listed last week in Canada, the UK and other places, and its full keyboard design attracts a lot of BlackBerry loyal fans. The famous retrofit company Goldgenie rebuild the BlackBerry Q10. Recently, the Goldgenie launched the 24K gold limited customized version Q10.

The gold limited customized version of the BlackBerry Q10 is priced at £1,597, about £1,000 more expensive than the retail version Q10. In addition to the change in appearance and packaging, this Gold Edition BlackBerry Q10 hardware configuration is identical with the retail version.

The Blackberry Q10 is the first BB10 platform mobile phone with a physical keyboard. It’s with the 1.5GHz dual-core processor, combined with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage body, the screen size is only 3.1 inches, and it’s with a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels. In addition, the BlackBerry Q10 is also with dual camera same as the BlackBerry Z10, 2.0 megapixel front camera and 8 megapixel rear camera, which is able to record 1080p HD video.

The gold version of the BlackBerry Q10 is not the Goldgenie company’s first customized product, the company has also introduced the 24K gold version of the iPhone and iPad.

May 102013

In the High End 2013 Conference held in Munich, Germany, the electronics company iRiver announced its second MQS portable player from the Astell & Kern product line – AK120. The full name of the MQS is the Mastering Quality Sound, as iRiver’s high-end brands, the launch date of Astell & Kern first MQS portable player was in December 2012 (AK100).

The AK120 has a pair of digital-to-analog converter, which can output separate audio drive signal for each channel (dual Wolfson WM8740 DAC chip). AK120 can also be regarded as a true sense of ‘double’ mono ‘player.

The AK120 is with 64GB storage space, and then countwith two MicroSD cards, it’s expandable to 192GB. The AK120 manipulation can be completed through the wheel on the side or the 2.4-inch IPS touch screen.

The player supports APE, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3 and OGG formats, it’s with handmade Italian leather, and it’s priced at $ 1300.

May 092013

Different from the current traditional Android tablets, there is a company planning to launch an outdoor product. As the name implies, The Earl is a solar-powered tablet, and it comes with a solid and thick shell, which is able to adapt to the harsh outdoor environment. As a “survivor” tablet, the device includes all the features required for hiking, including the typical wireless connectivity, NFC, GPS and topographic maps. The tablet is also equipped with a two-way walkie-talkie, which can chat with other hikers using the Earl tablet.

The tablet is equipped with a 6-inch E-ink screen, but it doesn’t have camera, so do not expect to take it to watch movies or play games. If you want to shoot beautiful landscapes, you’d better bring a dedicated camera equipment.

The project is raising funds for the next phase of production, and it has currently raised nearly $ 13,000 from the Internet, and there are 32 days time from its total of $ 250,000.

The pre-orders will be able to get a 30% discount (purchaseprice of $ 250). Although it does not apply to most daily applications, but the tablet is still a good choice for outdoor living enthusiasts.

May 092013

Invited By the BBC Future, the Conran camera design company has recently re-created the digital product that we see everyday – obviously, its concept is unusual. The camera does not have the classic projected lens, but a big hole in the middle of the camera, and many small sensors array around it. Similarly, in order to have the strongly simplify the device, the camera is not equipped with a liquid crystal display, but it can be connected to smartphones via wireless technology.

All the settings can be physically manually set on the Conran camera.

In view of the people has been used to carrying mobilephones and tablet computers, so it is also reasonable to cancel the high resolution screen wchich is really power consumption. The camera can be connected to smart devices via Bluetooth, and instantaneously transfer images.

In addition, the camera is more like a film camera, because unless you go back home, or you don’t know the remaining number of shots.

May 092013

Recently, a French website broke the news that Huawei is to launch the new smartphone Ascend P6-U06, the thickness is only 6.18 mm, and it’s claimed to be the world’s thinnest and lightest mobile phone. This device has not been officially released, but the related photos have been exposed on the Internet.

Judging from the picture, Ascend P6-U06 is with metal casing, which is similar to the early Apple iPhone appearance. The right side of the phone is with microSIM and microSD card slot, the left side has the 3.5 mm headphone connector. The side looks very similar to early iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

The Ascend P6-U06 technical parameters have been reported earlier, it will be equipped with 4.7-inch 720p screen, powered by Android 4.1.2 operating system, with built-in 1.5HGz HiSilicon K3V2 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage space, 2 megapixel front camera and 8 megapixelrear camera. The Ascend P6-U06 size is 132.6 x 65.5 x 6.18 mm, and it weights 120g.

May 092013

It has been a long time since we lastly saw the conceptual design of the iPhone, but just recently, the designer Arthur Reis released his latest design. Although it’s called the iPhone 6, but taking into account that the configuration of the device is only slightly upgraded, and perhaps it is more appropriate to call it as the iPhone 5S.

In this conceptual design, the iPhone 6 back cover has no change when compared to the iPhone 5, the front is not with much difference. However, the Home key design that we are familiar to has changed – the user can return to the main screen when touches anywhere at the bottom of the device. Basically, it looks like Magic Trackpad trackpad installed on the iPhone, and the Home key can be regarded as cancelled.

The iPhone 6 in the concept design is 20% thinner than the iPhone 5, which is only 6.1 mm. As it can be seen from the figure, the tagline is “everything proof”, which may mean that it has three anti-function.

Another noteworthy feature is that this concept version iPhone 6 is with a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture lens, the sensory component is iSight Pro, which will further enhance the shooting performance of the device.