Mar 112013
 


March 14 is the day when Samsung to release the Galaxy S IV, while at the other end of the earth in India, XOLO will release an alleged “fastest smartphone” XOLO X900.

The XOLO X900 is developed based on Intel’s Clover Trail+ platform, which has three dual-core processors, they are te 2.0GHz (Z2580), 1.6 GHz (Z2560) and 1.2GHz (Z2520), the XOLO X900 uses a 1.6GHz Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, and we know that Lenovo K900 is also developed based on this platform, and it’s with a 2.0GHz Atom Z2580 dual-core processor.

The other configuration of the XOLO X900 has not been announced, but we know that Clover Trail+ platform uses the dual-core PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU and supports 2-megapixel front camera and up to 16 million pixels rear camera. In addition, Intel earlier claimed that the processor supports 15 shots per second.

Mar 082013
 

The Sony transboundary flagship exposed on the network in the past has attracted a lot of attention, and recently there are new rumors about this new product rumored to be loaded a large touch screen. According to informed sources disclosed on the forum, this SOny cross-border flagship will be loaded 6.44-inch touch screen and Qualcomm 800 processor, and itt’s expected to officially debut in July this year.

This new Sony machine belongs to Phablet product, which is tablet + phone cross-border model, and it will load a large touch screen of 6.44 inches and supports stunning 2560*1600 pixel 2K resolution. Also it will load OptiContrast and MBE-2 technology to get better display quality. However, this may be somehow exaggerated.

Nevertheless, this Sony new machine hardware specification are quite outstanding. It’s loaded Qualcomm Xiao Long 800 series processor launched at the beginning of this year, so the overall performance will be more powerful. It’s equipped with a quad-core Krait 400 CPU, the performance can be 75% improved at the base of the Xiao Long S4 Pro processor. Sony also provides the product with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage capacity. And in addition to support LTE network and stylus function, the product also has built-in 8 megapixel Exmor RS camera and a 3500mAh battery.

It is reported that the product is codenamed “Togari”, the body thickness is only 6mm, and it’s expected to be listed in July this year.

Mar 082013
 


If the most expensive Android luxury mobile phone Vertu Ti is for Men users, then this new luxury mobile phone produced by Russian luxury brands Gresso is completely exclusive for lady users. According to media reports, this Gresso latest luxury lady phone will be listed in this month, and its proce is $3,000, and has a limited quantity of 999 units available for sale.

It is understood that, Gresso is a famous handset manufacturers to build high-end luxury products, and has been concerned by the industry by its attention about material and production process on the mobile phone. The company recently launched its latest flag luxury lady phone Cruiser Titanium White, and announced that it would be listed this month.

Although the releasing date of this luxury lady phone is unknown, the price has been announced. It is reported that the price is $ 3,000, and it has only 999 units available for sale, every phone has a fixed number on the right side.

The mobile adheres the Gresso traditional in focusing on mobile phone materials and craftsmanship, and it’s with titanium alloy material, and the front and rear panels are made of tempered glass material.

Compared to the perfect luxury manufacturing process, the configuration of the machine specifications seem a bit sorry. It uses a 2-inch 240×320 resolution tempered glass screen, and it’s equipped with a 2.0 megapixel rear camera, it weighs only 106 grams, and has 30MB built-in storage space, supports up to 2GB microSD expansion.

Mar 072013
 

With the growing popularity of tablet, a growing number of business and enterprise users began to use the Tablet, so they have new requirements on Tablet Security. Recently at CeBIT in Hannover Fujitsu launched a tablet computer that can recognize human palmprint, in fact, this model has been rumored for a long time last year, but there has been no prototype published.

The displayed prototype tablet is the prototype of the development and design phase, it’s with a 10-inch display, the casing is made of plastic and magnesium alloy, the side of the product is equipped with small sensors. Users just simply place the the palm over the sensor, the system can automatically scan and identify. Such design can increase security, and effectively prevent the device information leakage.

Currently Fujitsu has not released the name of the tablet, the sales price and the date of listing, but they have said it will first visit the Japanese market, and then to land in the European market in June.

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Mar 072013
 


In the MWC ended last week, LG introduced a variety of Android new smart machines, including the brand new LG Optimus F Series smartphone – LG Optimus F5. Now, the latest news from media that the LG Optimus F5 will be launched in the U.S. market by the operator Verizon, and will be renamed as the LG Lucid 2.

From the exposed suspected official photo, the LG Lucid 2 body is black, in addition to the LG Logo at the top of the screen, we can see the identity of the operator Verizon. In addition, at the bottom of the screen, the phone is equipped with four Android touch buttons, which is slightly different from the LG Optimus F5.

The LG Optimus F5 has a 4.3-inch IPS large touch screen, and it’s equipped with 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.1 operating system. At the same time it has a 5.0 megapixel main camera and 2150mAh large battery, and the custom made machine based on the LG Optimus F5 – LG Lucid 2 configuration is expected to be similar with it.

Mar 062013
 

Microsoft’s Kinect sensor may soon be integrated into a TV or laptop. In Microsoft Forum held this week, Craig Mundie, Senior Advisor of the President revealed Kinect’s development direction.

Mundie said that Microsoft’s R&D objective is to miniaturization the Kinect. “Price as low as possible, and the size as small as possible,” he explained, “I wish to put Kinect into this Surface border.” When asked whether we would see a built-in Kinect laptop recently, Mundie said he believed that such product would eventually come out, but not that soon.

In the new vision center, Microsoft integrates the Kinect sensor into a series of displays. It seems the sensor size is smaller than the market’s, but Microsoft refused to disclose whether they are producing the Kinect 2.

Microsoft is trying to have the Kinect integrated into the device, but Mundie thinks that there are many challenges to bring this technology to the tablet/laptop. First, the Kinect sensor can’t work in the daylight. Because the sun is a giant infrared light source, which will submerge the Kinect infrared.

Obviously, Microsoft also faces many challenges to bring Kinect into other devices. However, the company’s Kinect for Windows shows that they are looking for additional use method. The previous rumors claimed that Microsoft is cooperating with Asus to develop a laptop with built-in Kinect, but such product has not yet surfaced.

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Mar 062013
 


Apple quietly launched a new ultra-thin iMac for educational institutions, this educational version iMac is sold only to educational institutions, ordinary users can’t purchase it by Apple’s educational discount plans. The iMac has started to accept reservations, the shipping date is 5-7 working days. The configuration is even lower compared to the current entry-level 21.5-inch iMac, of course, the price is also $200 less, and this ME699LL/A model ultra-thin iMac configuration is as follows:

- 3.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 processor
- 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 4GB (2 * 2GB) memory
- 500GB hard drive
- Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics card

Compared with the current 21.5-inch entry-configuration, the new low-end education model processor changes from the quad-core to dual-core, reduce memory from 8GB to 4GB, hard drive capacity is also reduced by half, and it’s with no discrete graphics.

Also it needs to be noted that this educational institution dedicated iMac can only be purchased by educational institutions, students or individual teacher can not purchase, which is different from the Apple’s educational discount program.

Mar 052013
 


According to Eldar Murtazin, he said he had seen the Samsung Galaxy SIV real machine, but it ‘s still with the polycarbonate body same as its predecessor Samsung Galaxy SIII. Nevertheless, Murtazin believes Samsung Galaxy SIV should have some update and optimization compared to its predecessor.

On the configuration of the phone, Eldar Murtazin said it’s roughly coincide with previous rumors. For examle, the Samsung Galaxy SIV will use 4.99 inches FHD touch screen, 2.0 megapixel front lens and 13 megapixel main lens. It will not only provide the 16GB and 32GB capacity versions, but also supports memory card expansion. The battery life is considerable with the Samsung Galaxy SIII’s. However, the product will be loaded with different processors depending on different market, such as the North American version will likely use the Qualcomm 600 processor.

Samsung will spend great efforts on Galaxy SIV software application, according to an insider that had tried the product, the Samsung Galaxy SIV will bring a very exciting function, that is the so-called Eye Scroll page. Specifically, the phone will keep track of the user’s eyes to determine the next page. For example, when users are reading articles, star at the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to display the next paragraph article.

Previously, Samsung has applied for a registered trademark called “Eye Scroll” in Europe and the United States. It is unclear how this technology to track user’s eyes and complete the relevant operation, I think it’s implemented by the front camera. Previously, with the front lens captured information, its touch screen will automatically light up when the user staring at the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

It is reported that the Samsung Galaxy SIV phone model is GT-i9500, and the exposed invitation has confirmed that Samsung will hold a press conference in New York on March 14 to officially release it.

Mar 052013
 

According to media reports, the Microsoft on Monday announced the Surface Pro Tablet PC would be landing the European market at the second quarter of this year, and the price is about $1,170.

Microsoft Germany branch CEO Christian Illek didn’t disclose the Surface Pro euros accurate price in a press conference, but the price would be comparable to the U.S in dollar terms.

The price of $ 1170 seems to be much higher than the $899 Surface Pro price in the United States, because the European price usually contains about 20% value-added tax, the price of electronic products 30% higher in Europe than in the United States is not uncommon. The U.S. prices do not usually include the local business tax.

Microsoft said, except Germany, in the next few months the Surface Pro will also visit Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom market.

Mar 012013
 

The U.S. electronics dismantling site iFixit announced the Tablet PC maintenance difficulty ranking, the Microsoft Surface Pro ranked at the end, which is the most difficult to repair Tablet PC. iFixit rated to the most popular products, the full mark is 10 points, the higher score, the more easily to disassemble and repair. Among them, the Dell XPS 10 topped the list with 9 points.

Apple and Microsoft product rankings are at the end on the list. The Surface RT score is only 4 points, because this product is very difficult to take apart. The iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and the iPad mini are all 2 points, also because they are difficult to disassemble. However, the last one in the list is the latest released Surface Pro, which just gets 1 point.

iFixit published an evaluation of the difficulty of dismantling of electronic products long ago, but they have never concerntrated to list them. The spokesman for the site said: “We can not list all the Tablet PCs, but this list is a good start, we must disassemble a Tablet PC to give ratings, so with more dismantling activities, we will also add more hardware devices. We hope to encourage manufacturers to develop more durable abd easier to repair products to win everyone’s favor through user voting. “