Losing a device can be shocking and frustrating at the same time. Worse is when the phone is on silent and there’s no way to hear the device if you tried calling. For Android users, now there’s an official solution for this with Android Device Manager. This lets you locate the device on the map and have the option to ring the device at the loudest volume. If all hope of retrieving the device is lost, there’s an option to wipe your personal data from the device.
In terms of availability, it will be rolled out within this month and it is applicable for devices running Android 2.2 and above. If you’re eager to have the feature running, the unofficial APK link is available here but it is rather pointless since the web based phone tracking interface is not running on Google Play.
It took Google long enough to release a native phone tracking solution and such feature isn’t entirely new. Apple has its own Find my iPhone feature on iCloud for quite some time already. For other Android devices, the respective manufacturers have their own phone tracking service such as HTC Sense, Sony’s myXperia and Samsung’s Find my Mobile.
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For those seeking exclusivity, it looks like BlackBerry and Porsche Design has gotten themselves busy with a new premium device. Based on the BlackBerry Z10, the above device is the purported Porsche Design P’9982 that is wrapped with upmarket materials. Obviously this is only for the selected few but it we reckon it won’t be as expensive as Vertu Ti.
So far there’s no word on the specs but it is likely to maintain the same internals of the Z10 which consists of 4.2″ display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 8MP camera. The device is expected to run on BlackBerry 10 OS with the a custom Porsche Design theme.
Last year, the Porsche Design P’9981 was launched at RM6,338 which is 3 times more than the BlackBerry Bold 9900 that its based on. So no surprises if the new one is priced above RM6,000 mark when it gets here.
Head after the break for more images of the upcoming BlackBerry Porsche Design.