After viewing very compelling evidence that the new iPhone is most likely to feature a new design and taking into account that the possibility of just one new iPhone being unveiled on October 4, we’re not sure what to make of this alleged iPhone 4S box label.
Is a two-phone unveiling back on the table? Or will the new iPhone be called iPhone 4S irrespective of how extensively different it is from the iPhone 4? We don’t know.
A search on the MD239F/A part number seen in the picture brought up nothing of any significance, but we did take a very closer look at this picture and something is not quite right about that “S”. It looks clearer and blacker than the rest of the wording. Could this just be an elaborate diversion?
Can photo editing experts help us out with this one?
This just released official Windows Phone 7.5 video shows off some of the key features in Mango like People Hub, threaded messaging that integrates text messages, Facebook Chat and Live Messenger, multi-tasking and Vision Search.
If you’re using a Windows Phone 7 device and haven’t yet gotten your Mango update, check this out
Weeks ahead of its big Unpacked event, Samsung has announced the latest addition to its range of Exynos processors called the Exynos 4212. The dual-core Samsung Exynos 4212 will replace the 4210 chip that powers the Samsung Galaxy S II. Like it’s predecessor, the 4212 is based on the ARM Cortex A-9 core as well.
The biggest difference between the new Exynos 4212 and its predecessor is its processor’s clock speed. The new 4212 variant runs at 1.5GHz while the old 4210 variant pushes out 1.2Ghz. The graphic processor unit has also been given a performance boost. Samsung claims that the new chip has a GPU that is 50% more powerful that the unit it replaces. On top of all that, the 4212 is also 30% more power efficient that the current 4210 unit.
The proximity of the launch of this new processor indicates that it could make it into the upcoming Nexus phone (believed to be called the Nexus Prime) that is expected to be unveiled on October 11 in San Diego.
HTC Malaysia offers up a tip for HTC Mozart and HD7 users on how to get the Windows Phone Mango update. It appears that the update is now available for Malaysian users. So for all you Mozart and HD7 users all you need to do to get Mango on your phone is to do it using Zune.
If that fails, try these steps instead. But before you begin with the steps below, the following updates must be installed before you can get Mango — 7392 and 7403. The process will take a while. Some people may already have 7392, in which case things will move a bit faster. Also, removing any music and unessential apps from the phone beforehand is highly recommended, as this can significantly cut down on the time it takes to backup and restore the phone’s data.
Steps to force a Mango update on phones for which Mango has started rolling out:
As always with these things, back-up your device first! Good luck.
HTC has just announced the HTC Explorer, its latest entry-level Android smartphone. The HTC claims that the Explorer is its most affordable smartphone.
The Explorer packs a 3.2-inch HVGA display with 320 x 480 resolution, a modest 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and a 3MP camera. The device runs Android 2.3.5 with the latest HTC Sense 3.5 UI skin on top.
Judging by the specs, the HTC Explorer fits below the current HTC entry-level Android phone, the HTC Wildfire S which features identical specifications save for the camera. The Wildfire S has a 5MP camera while the Explorer carries a 3MP unit.
The Explorer comes in three colours — Metallic Black, Active Black and Metallic Navy — and if you want to customise the device further, there will be optional back covers in Metallic Blue, Metallic Orange, Metallic White and Metallic Purple shades as well.
The Explorer is expected to be available in Asia starting Q4 2011 and no pricing has been announced at the moment. More pictures and promo videos after the jump.
Factories in China are churning out casings for the new iPhone like nobody’s business. Just looking at the sheer variety of the cases available for the yet unreleased next-gen iPhone, these factories surely must know something. If anything, this is a clear indication of what we can expect to see from Apple this coming October 4.
Apparently these enterprising Chinese manufacturers based their iPhone cases on an iPhone 5 prototype that has allegedly gone missing from Foxconn factory in Shenzhe. This prized iPhone prototype was then sold to one of the iPhone case manufactures from US$3,100. The manufacturers then went to town with the prototype producing the selection of casings you see in the video. By the looks of it the new iPhone will feature a design that is much different from the iPhone 4.
Apart from being 33% thinner (almost as thin as the current generation iPod touch) we can see that the tapered tear-drop design and a bigger screen also present. The new iPhone case is also longer which suggests that the new iPhone will have a larger footprint than the current model.
If these casings are indeed based on the real deal, we’re in for a bigger surprise that we thought. All shall be revealed next week!
While speed is everything when you’re surfing internet superhighway on the world wide web, the same can’t be said when you’re cruising down a highway of the asphalt kind. In the real world, speed is not everything and sometimes, fast is too fast. Case in point.
Drive safe people.
Shortly after Apple revealed its new iPhone event, something else is brewing at the Android camp. Samsung has announced another Unpacked event which is different this time around. While Unpacked is where Samsung introduces new devices, the upcoming event has Google stamped all over.
For those that have followed, Google + Samsung are said to be working on a new Nexus device. The possibility to launch the device next month couldn’t have been any better as the current Nexus S launched in December is due for a replacement.
Another possibility is that Android Ice Cream Sandwich is making its debut. So a brand new device and a brand new OS to show up on 11th October 2011? We truly hope so. Since this is partly a Google showcase, they are also providing live feed through Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/android on the event day.
No doubt it will be an exciting showdown between the latest iPhone and Android smart phones next month. Android fans would be marking 11th October on their calendars.
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