While BlackBerry is rocking its new BlackBerry 10 devices, they have not abandoned the previous BlackBerry 7.1 platform just yet. They have just announced its new entry level BlackBerry 9720 which looks like a device from its the previous generation. It comes with a 2.8″ display that’s touch enabled and runs on a modest 800MHz processor with 512MB of RAM. Other hardware details include a 5MP camera, WiFi & 3G connectivity, FM Radio and 1,450mAh battery.
Overall it is a pretty bare bones QWERTY device and comes with the usual BBM with Voice support. There’s even a dedicated BBM button to get chatting instantly. The 9720 is targeted for emerging markets in Asia, Middle East and Latin America.
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Sony might be one of the first to jump on a 13MP pixel count bandwagon early this year but the photo quality could have been better. Recently we’ve seen the Lumia 1020 from Nokia boasting 41MP while Samsung has its own Galaxy S4 Zoom that comes with an optical 10X zoom lens.
Now Sony is said to be working on a new interesting device that would compliment camera photography with its very own Lens Camera as shown above. Imagine a compact lens which functions like a standard compact camera which can be bolted on to your existing smart phone device with clamps and magnets. It is said to come with Bionz processor, WiFi and NFC connectivity for that seamless attachment to your smart phone. From the looks of it, it seems to be more practical on smart phones with a flat back surface like the iPhone 5, Xperia Z and Nexus 4.
There are 2 models available – DSC-QX10 and a DSC-QX100. The first QX10 lens is said to be having a 1″ sensor that is reportedly similar to the Nikon 1 while the 2nd model QX100 comes with a 10X Zoom lens and a 1/2.3″ sensor. Pretty impressive specs but we are curious to know how much these 2 would cost in comparison with the new specialised phone-cameras/camera-phones in the market today. The specs isn’t official yet but it is likely that any Android or iOS device might be able to use this via WiFi. So far, it is rumoured that the lens camera would be revealed at IFA in Berlin on the 4th of September.
Head after the break for more photos of the lens camera.
More details of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have surfaced and this time its alleged hardware specs have been revealed with 2 variants to be made available. Similar to the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy Note 3 is said to be running in 2 processor models – a 1.8GHz Exynos Octa-Core processor without 4G LTE (SM-N900) and a likely Snapdragon 800 version with 4G LTE (SM-9005).
Other details revealed include a marginally bigger 5.68″ Full HD Super AMOLED display that does 1920×1080 pixels resolution, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera with Optical Image Stabiliser and a 3,200mAh battery. As comparison, the current Galaxy Note II comes with a 5.5″ HD AMOLED Display (1280×720), a 8MP main shooter and a 3,100mAh battery.
Storage capacity wise, the Note 3 will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions but the 32GB option is said to be the main focus in most markets. There’s no mention of a S-Pen stylus but it should be included like any other Note products.
It is still too early to speculate but if the specs are true, we are leaning towards the Qualcomm 4G LTE variant over the Exynos version due to its significant battery life difference in the current Galaxy S4. All shall be revealed on 4th September which isn’t too far away.
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