Sony will release a new flagship model soon; aiming to counter iPhone and Galaxy S3

Sony is set to unveil a high-end Android-running smart phone, which could take on the likes of iPhone 5 the Samsung Galaxy S3. Most excellent of all, the manufacturer will showcase the purported device at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show Mobile World Congress next year.

According to Sony, pretty soon they will finish a flagship product, which would be potent enough to contend with the likes of iPhone Samsung Galaxy S3. In addition, a spokesperson for the Japanese mobile phone maker has also alleged that the new flagship model will also be accessible through Mobile World Congress which is slated to happen in the beginning of 2013.

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According to Sony, the Asian telecommunication giant does not have any intentions to come up with a Windows Phone smartphone the firm will presently place all of their attention only on Android.

There are lots of rumored Sony smartphones the mere one that fits the portrayal of a true iPhone/Galaxy S3 rival is the Sony C660X Yuga. It is supposed to be powered by a quad-core Krait processor, sport a 13 MP snapper, relish in a 5-incher 1080p display. Obviously, we can’t confirm these gossips. Also, there is another rumored device with the name of Xperia C650x Odin. This could be flagship Sony is talking about.

Sony is also ready to uncover new slates apart from their current Xperia S slate, though new options will not be many. The basis for that is the competitive price rivalry in this division.

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Verizon begins shipping of Nokia Lumia 822; Get ready for some Windows Phone 8 action

A number of confirmation e-mails sent to Verizon users’ display that the Windows Phone 8 running Nokia Lumia 822 has already left for their home. The affirmations display the delivery date for the smartphone as November 15th, which is the upcoming Thursday. There is a little hint that the grey-colored edition of the handset has not yet started shipping because of a few issues with supply, though this is only speculation at this instant.

Verizons website displays the Nokia Lumia 822 shipping date on November 13th. The thingy is $99.99 with a signed two years contract. The HTC 8X will start shipping by November 21st as per the Big Reds website, is priced at $199.99 on pact. The Nokia Lumia 822 is a Verizon exclusive. The smartphone is similar to the Nokia Lumia 820 though the Verizon variant offers a bigger capacity battery at 1800mAh Vs 1650, a 1.2MP front-viewing snapper against the 0.3MP camera on the frontage of the Nokia Lumia 820.

It is clear that Microsoft is striving to make a big push with Windows Phone 8, as it tries to compete with iOS and Android platforms, which are dominating the marketplace. The firm witnessed limited success with the Windows Phone 7, though a more flexible design endorsement will boost the numbers.
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We hope that Windows Phones gather some momentum in the market. And for consumers, the more options they had the better it is for them. But, the price has to be tempting enough to lure consumers from Android and iOS.

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Apple earning fewer profits from iPad mini

Not to anyone’s surprise, Apple earned less in total profits in comparison with the quarter before. It seems like that could be a drift, as the telecommunication giant has also stated in the earnings call that the iPad mini is getting retailed at profit margins considerably lower the average Apple gadget.

Apples CFO Peter Oppenheimer stated that though the tablet is getting retailed at a much better cost than direct rivals such as the Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire, the slate’s gross margin is considerably less than the manufacturers average. Sadly, the American manufacturer did not explain this at all, thus we are left to guess.

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It appears sensible that the aluminum case of the tablet is more expensive than the rivals’ plastic and rubber casing. Apart from this, we are seeing trouble guessing the huge dissimilarities. Apple iPad mini uses a 2 year old processor; where as the Nexus Tegra is merely a year old. Both the Nexus Fire have tinier screens, though higher resolutions, thus the price of the screen might not be much different between them the iPad. Obviously, the Nexus Fire are both retailed at cost, whilst the iPad Mini will make something of a profit.

It must be noticed though that one of the major grievances against the Cupertino-based mobile phone maker has been that the firm overcharges strives to get as much profit from users as possible. Considering this report, and the reports that the manufacturer has collected fewer profits for the third quarter, some of you may argue that Tim Cook has begun to run the company his way.

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3 million Galaxy Note 2 units old in one month

Apparently Samsung is not in a mood to allow anyone to come near its top position. After the massive success of its flagship model, the Galaxy S3, the South Korean telecommunication is relishing in the success of its phablet –the Galaxy Note 2. The 5.5” tablet computer is now present in 3 million pockets all over the world, and this has been achieved only in 37 days after its September release.

The brisk Galaxy Note 2 Deals sale implies in not just creation of a new category in the smartphone market, but also of popularity of the segment. When the first Note was released, there was distrusted in the market about its appeal. Still, the handset (if you call it one) sold decent units. Even many other manufacturers can be seen entering the newly-found category in the technology world.

The figure is not as astonishing as Galaxy S3 distant from Apple’s iPhone 5 sales, but it is still an achievement for the manufacturer, and for any smartphone in the phablet category. The initial Galaxy Note sold only 2million units 4 months after its debut (way more than the initial anticipations), thus the Note 2 is a sound success without a doubt. And with the holiday shopping season coming, many of you would aspire for this device.

So guys, what you do you think? Is the phablet category here to stay for a very long time ? And will more and more users will be tempted for a huge smartphone like this? Let us know through the comments section give below.

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Apple and Microsoft all-set to battle it out; Surface and iPad mini hitting market soon

This week two technology giants are ready to go one-on-one with their new tablet PCs. Microsoft has left no stone unturned to convince the technology world that Surface is the best slate in the market, and is ready to organize an exclusive event on Thursday. Apple which is an infamously secretive firm, is striving to keep things under wraps before the official announcement. But, this does not deter dedicated rumor sites to speculate probable specs, and obviously exciting Apple fan boys.

The tablet PC market is pretty competitive, with Amazon offering Kindle Fire and Google’s homegrown Nexus 7 giving rivals a run for their money. Interestingly, both the devices cater to the 7-inch segment. The Cupertino-based brand must have sensed this opportunity, and probably desires to annex this territory as well, eliminating rivals brutally.

Anyway, the Surface seems like a bold product with a number of enhancements, such as the magnetic case that transforms into a keypad a premium body. There is no snapper the focus is clearly on Office software. This indicates that the Redmond-based giant pitches this more as a productivity tool, though there is also an absence of 3G connectivity. The major attraction is the Metro, which is the tile-based navigation interface, and is wonderfully configured. Pre-orders for this slate has been already labeled as sold out in the United States. It is being released along with Windows 8, which is Microsofts long due OS update, touted as the largest amendment in Windows history, substituting the memorable desktop with Metros tiles.

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HTC Sharp uncover gizmos with next-gen displays

HTC Sharp have uncovered smartphones sporting next-generation displays.

HTC J Butterfly phone comes with a 5-inch (12.7 cm) screen displaying an industry-leading 440ppi. This provides 25-40% better resolution giving more detail – in comparison with gadgets from Apple, Samsung, LG, and Nokia.

Sharps fresh Aquos Pad slate is the first to utilize its fresh Igzo technology which come promising sharper images whilst consuming lesser power. Sharp has before stated that they intend to include this innovation in its smartphones. Several device manufacturers have signaled preparations to declare fresh slates over the upcoming weeks.

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HTC Android-based smartphone is set to hit the market shelves in Japanese market in December. Its size positions it somewhere between a usual phone slate in a category some tout as a phablet. The Taiwan-based company is advertizing both the size resolution of its touchscreen as being perfect to view 1080p films.

Tinier, densely-packed pixels imply that tech buffs can keep a gadget to their face without being able to differentiate the separate blocks of color utilized to constitute a photograph. Sharp Aquos Pad is the first to flaunt its Igzo display technology HTC 440ppi screen gives a performance-acceleration over rival flagship gizmos incorporating Samsungs similar-sized Galaxy Note 2 with a 267 pixels per inch display.

Apples iPhone 5 gives 326 pixels per inch, Nokias forthcoming Lumia 920 332 pixels per inch LGs Optimus G 318 pixels per inch. To support the capability, the Taiwanese company has incorporated Qualcomms high-end Snapdragon S4 Pro central processing unit. But, it is not clear what effect supporting the attribute will have on the battery life.

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Google Play making news again; Wish lists Google Calendar app now available

The Google Play Store has become a huge source of tech-related news. The latest story is about a fresh wish list attribute that allows users to make a list of the applications users wish for. Just bookmark that application you are fascinated with, and it will automatically keep it on the wish list. Sadly, at this moment there is no method to send the wish list to your friend, who could buy all these applications for you.

Moreover, the wish list is not just restricted to applications. Users can include videos, songs eBooks to it. But remember that, this list is merely to remind users what they want to buy from the apps market.

One more news about the Google Play Store is about the Google calendar application which is accessible for users to install on their Android smartphone if they dont already possess it. Several Android-running variants, as users can expect, already comes with the stock Google calendar substituted by the OEM. The Google Calendar application also exists on a Nexus model.

Some of the added attributes consists of the capability to snooze events from a notification if they are not prepared to get up wish the alarm to go off afterwards. Users can enjoy Ill be late texts automatically propelled to the event members under some situations pinch-to-zoom can be utilized to move in out of a day. Finally, the Google calendar application permits users to set a home time zone to assist user to handle their intended events more competently whilst traveling. There are a few cautions. HTC smartphones do not seem to desire to work with the application users need to run Android v4.0.3 or higher.

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Rumor: iPad Mini Prices could begin at £200

Costs of the Apple iPad mini will begin at approximately £200 in the European market, as per a screenshot leaked from a German electronics seller.

The German retailer Media Markt has actually placed the costs specs list of sixteen configurations of the upcoming tablet on its inner inventory system.

An unidentified source somehow took a screenshot of the detailing, which emerged on several tech blogs Cashys Blog Flo’s Weblog.


The existence of the slate hasn’t even been formally unveiled. The screenshot from the electronic seller displays the least expensive edition a Wi-Fi 8 GB version along a cost of 249 Euros £201. The cellular edition of the 8 GB variant will carry a price tag of 349 Euros £282.

The priciest variant of the iPad mini the 64 GB cellular edition – could flaunt a price of 649 euro, or £525.
Even if the stock screenshot is authentic, it is still uncertain whether Media Markt, has placed correct price figures.

A number of technology watchers, such as the Mobile Geeks, have warned that the alleged costs could just be generic holding numbers a figure placed in the data field till actual prices arrive from the American MNC.

Though if the figures turn out to be correct, it implies that the least expensive iPad mini will be roughly half of the cost of the typical £399 entry-level iPad.

Apparently, the tablet computer is configured to take on the Amazon Kindle HD the Google Nexus 7 in the tiny slate market. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed for the official event.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 mini gets uncovered; flaunts decent specs

The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini has been officially unveiled in Germany. As the demands for 4-incher droids gas escalated in recent past, it makes quite makes sense for Samsung to release this handset. The S3 mini will appeal to users who find 4” perfect for a smartphone.

Sporting the S3 title, the mini has the similar nature-inspired layout as its big cousin S3 the Galaxy Note 2. In addition, it will run Android v4.1 Jelly Bean operating system at the time of release with the similar TouchWiz customizations that its other siblings have, such as S Voice Smart Stay.

Looks apart, the specifications of the I8190 Galaxy S3 mini does not quite live up to the Galaxy S name. The S3 mini flaunts a 4-inch Super AMOLED display of WVGA resolution (7 a Pen Tile matrix). Under the hood is decent ST-Ericsson NovaThor chip with two Cortex A9 cores, clocking at 1 GHz, 1 GB of RAM a Mali-400 Graphics Processing Unit.

The primary snapper has a 5 MP sensor an LED flash. The camera is capable of recording 720p video. The smartphone also has a VGA front-viewing snapper as well.

Other features include quad-band 2G and tri-band 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 Near Field Communication. The internal memory space arrives in 8 GB and 16 GB variants. Thankfully, it also has a micro SD card slot as well. The batter y is 1500mAh.

In a nutshell, the Samsung I8190 Galaxy S3 mini is a refurbished I9070 Galaxy S Advance with design of the Galaxy S3. Expect this smartphone to hit market shelves in November.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 mini specs leak, revealing the much-needed info

Just before the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini. Some more specs have been leaked online. These specifications are not authorized, but they seem correct for the anticipated device.

The touchscreen is 4-inches big, and it is a Super AMOELD one producing WVGA resolution, which reminds us of the display of the Original Galaxy S. The smartphone is power-driven by a ST-Ericsson U8420 chip with a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz 1GB RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini will come with the latest Android v4.1 Jelly Bean with the typical TouchWiz customizations on top. The main snapper will be a 5 MP. You will also get LED flash there will be a front-viewing VGA snapper, although there is no word on the video recording as of now.

Let’s just waut for the official announcement.

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