May 302013

According to the Russian website hi-tech.mailnews, Samsung GALAXY S4 Active will be equipped with 5 inches FHD Super AMOLED touch screen, and also the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor as rumored, it has Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM memory capacity, with 16GB storage space, and supports for memory expansion.

Samsung GALAXY S4 Active will also be equipped with Android 4.2.2 system, supports LTE 4G network, Bluetooth 4.0 technology, NFC and other functions, and it has a 2600mAh battery. In addition, the device also has a 1.9 million pixel front camera and a 8 megapixel main camera with autofocus and LED fill light. The device also has infrared remote control function.

According to earlier leaked real machine, it seems the Samsung GALAXY S4 Active adopts an integrated body design and has a metal case. Meanwhile, in order to provide better protection performance, the back is also with four screws, which may mean that the phone will reach a higher water resistance level.

According to the Russian site hi-tech.mail, the product will be released together with Samsung GALAXY S4 ZOOM on June 20. Meanwhile the previous news claimed this waterproof version GALAXY S4 will be officially available together with Samsung GALAXY S4 mini in July this year (July 15-21).

In addition, the Russian site hi-tech.mail also simultaneously disclosed the functional specifications of Samsung GALAXY S4 ZOOM. It is reported that the product is equipped with 4.3 inches qHD resolution Super AMOLED touch screen and 1.6GHz dual-core processor and with 1.9 million pixel front camera and 16 million pixel main camera that supports 10x optical zoom, it has 8GB storage capacity and supports memory expansion.

The Samsung GALAXY S4 ZOOM will be equipped with Jelly Bean system, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), and it’s equipped with a 1900mAh battery, but it doesn’t provide support for LTE network, and it will be officially released on June 20.

May 292013

According to ARN reports, Toshiba and Telstra will jointly to launch the 4G version Portege Z10t tablet on June 11. Toshiba claimed the Portege Z10t will be the first Ultrabook and tablet hybrid device that combined 4G and Windows 8.

The Z10t is an untrabook hybrid device, it’s with a detachable backlit keyboard and a bracket kit, it also comes with the third generation Intel Core i5 CPU, integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics card, 4GB and 128GB SSD. The model Telstra offers is with Intel Celeron CPU, and it’s mainly for ordinary users, and it doesn’t have too many features.

The Telstra based Core i5 and Celeron version tablets 24 months installment price is $ 2,160, $ 90 per month, it includes 8GB/month data traffic (used in Australia). Users who buy the Core i5 version can enjoy Microsoft Office 365 if pay an additional $ 7.9 per month.

May 292013

Recently, we have heard many related rumors about Samsung large screen phone Galaxy Note III, and this phone is also expected to be officially unveiled in next month’s news conference. At the same time, and recently the news broke out that the phone will be with many impressive camera features.

According to South Korean media ETNews, the Galaxy Note III will be equipped with a 13 million pixel camera, which is consistent with the previous rumors. In addition, it’s said this camera also supports image stabilization technology to make video shooting more smooth.

At the same time, Note III may also support optical image stabilization, as well as “shutter function”, but the specific details are not clear.

According to an official in Samsung’s mobile communications division, they are currently studying a variety of different technologies, including optical image stabilization, but not finalized. It is also for this reason, Samsung said that they can not say if these features will be added to the Galaxy Note III.

Anyway, evidently the Note III shooting performance may be better than the current Galaxy S4, which is very expecting.

May 292013

This is not the first time we hear about the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue Tablet PC, but this time, it seems this device will be released soon. Recently, the record of MediaPad 7 Vogue is seen at the FCC’s Web site, the next step is to wait for the release of the tablet.

The MediaPad 7 Vogue got the DLNA certification a few months ago, but this device configuration is more concerned. In mid-March this year, the device configuration was leaked for the first time, but there has been no information about the price. But from the MediaPad 7 Vogue configuration point of view, the price should be around $ 150.

The MediaPad 7 Vogue is expected to be equipped with 7 inches 1024×600 resolution display, 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, HDMI and Android 4.1 system. The one got the FCC filing is the WiFi model, but the information leaked before suggests this device will have 3G/4G versions.

May 292013

According to media reports, the white version Nexus 4 is officially released today. The overall hardware configuration has not changed, just the back and the border are replaced by white design. And it’s officially sold in Hong Kong today.

The white version Nexus 4 has no difference from the black version in hardware configuration. It’s still with the 4.7 inches 1280×768 resolution screen, built-in 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor and 2GB RAM. LG said the while version Nexus 4 provides the same Android experience as the black version does, but it gives users another color choice.

Currently the white version Nexus 4 price has not yet been announced, but it should be the same as the black version. As to the sale time, the white version Nexus 4 is on sale in Hong Kong today, the United States, Europe and other regions will have to wait some more time.

May 282013

Mini PC is moving from novelty to practical, while meet the needs of the portable computer, it is also able to provide more functionalities than the standard set-top box. This GB-XM1-3537 mini PC Gigabyte launched, we are more willing to call it as BRIX.

The Brix supports the standard VESA mount, so it can be placed behind the display, or hung on the wall. Its framework is anthracite aluminum, covered with a mirror.

In the back of the Brix, it’s equipped with six ports: HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0, RJ-45, power supply/DC port, and a Kensington lock slot. Its front side is with another USB 3.0 interface.

In its interior, there is an optional mSATA and half-height mini-PCIe expansion slots (also the location of the wireless network card).

The Brix can choose the 2GHz Intel Core i7 processor, or the cheaper i3 and i5. The two DDR3 memory slots support up to 16GB memory. Graphical is output through the integrated graphics processor, the LAN interface is from a Realtek Gigabit network chip.

May 282013

The HTC Dual SIM cards Smartphone HTC Desire 600 is officially scheduled to accept reservations on Russian official online store, and it’s priced at 15,990 rubles.

HTC Desire 600 is equipped with 1.2GHz Snapgragon 200 quad-core processor (four Cortex-A5 CPUs), 1GB storage and Adreno 203 GPU. It has 8GB storage space that does not support expansion and 1860mAh battery capacity.

The phone uses 4.5 inches Super LCD2 display with qHD screen resolution. In addition, it’s with the dual speaker design as well as the Beats Audio same as the new HTC One.

The HTC Desire 600 runs Android Jelly Bean system (probably 4.1) and the Sense 5 UI that includes BlinkFeed feature. The BlinkFeed function can display the latest social status, news, entertainment and lifestyle information, photos and other content on the main screen.

May 282013

Few months since the release of the MeMO Pad ME301T, a tablet coded Asus K005 has recently unveiled in FCC website, which may be a new product in the MeMO Tablet PC series. Seen from the label at the back of the tablet, the K005 is likely to be a 10-inch tablet.

According to the report from the Taiwan media VR-Zone, the Asus K005 is the rumored ASUS MeMO Pad ME302KL. If the report is true, then the tablet is likely to be equipped with a 10 inches 1920*1200 resolution touch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and Adreno 320 GPU, and with 1GB RAM and a minimum of 16GB ROM.

In addition, it is reported the tablet has a thickness of 0.4 feet (10.2 mm) and it weighs 1.3 pounds (590 grams), and it’s equipped with front and rear dual cameras and 5050 mAh lithium battery, it supports for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and it has 3G and 4G versions available.

The above hardware configurations match the configuration published on the FCC and NCC. But before the listing, Asus K005 also need to obtain certifications of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GSM/WCDMA/LTE and other aspects.

May 282013

Recently, the game tablet Wikipad has arrived FCC to begin various technical tests, from the current displayed relevant documents, the currently tested is only the 7 inches version tablet body, but it’s not equipped with the iconic detachable handle. The biggest bright spot of the game tablet is in addition to Andorid game, it also gets Sony’s PlayStation certified, which can play cloud games through Gaikai platform. The product is expected to be sold at $ 249.

The Wikipad is equipped with 7-inch IPS display, 16GB storage space and NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. In addition to touch screen, the device is equipped with left and right rockers, Arrows and ABXY function keys that gamers are very familiar with, which can be mapped. Compared with the 10-inch model, it’s even more compact and feels better.

May 272013

In just held CTIA (U.S. wireless communications exhibition) conference, Zagg released two cool Bluetooth keyboard accessories, which can be connected with the iPad mini, and then to operate iPad mini with the keyboard. (Suddenly become an untrabook?) Both Bluetooth Keyboards are named as ZaggKeys Cover and ZaggKeys Folio. Zagg said: the 6.3mm ZaggKeys Cover is the thinnest Bluetooth keyboard in the market. There are seven color backlight in the keys, each backlight can adjust three kinds brightness.

With ZaggKeys Cover hinge, users can stabilize the iPad mini from various perspective, which facilites text reading, watching movies and playing games. Under normal circumstance, it can have three months battery life. It currently has black and white two colors, and its price is $ 100.

The thickness of the other ZaggKeys Folio reaches 6.9mm, although a little thicker than the Cover, other configurations are almost the same as the ZaggKeys Cover’s, multi-directional fixed shaft, up to three-month built-in battery, the black and white colors and the same price of $ 100. Zagg revealed, ZaggKeys Folio will have more color versions launched in this fall.