In the picture you can see the trademark Sony Omni Design power button. On the right, you see another button. From our interpretation, it doesn’t look like a volume rocker but more like a dedicated camera button. Are you seeing it? Or are we over analysing things?
Whatever it is, the device shown in the picture doesn’t resemble any Xperia device Sony has released to date so its definitely something new. Let’s hope it will be the device that we’re all expecting to see this September 5.
Nokia is working on a large format smartphone and it plans to reveal the device in September a report in Reuters has revealed citing a source “familiar with the plan”. Along with the 6-inch Lumia, Nokia is also planning to announce a tablet based on Windows RT.
Meanwhile, Windows Phone Central say that its sources has confirmed that the 6-inch Lumia will feature a 1080p display, a quad-core processor and a 20MP camera (likely to be similar to the one featured on the Lumia 1020). The device will be thin with a hump at the back to accommodate a large camera sensor.
The event is planned to happen across two days from September 26 to 27. We have no doubt that Nokia can build magnificent hardware and services to support the hardware (the Smart Camera app is great, Here is a better experience than Apple’s Maps) but we’re still wondering if sticking with Microsoft is the right move.
Japan, like the US and a few other key markets, were among the first countries to start selling the iPhone 5 and if Nikkei’s sources are reliable, it’s a good indication of when we can expect the new iPhones to hit Malaysia. If we had to guess, it would be somewhere between November and December perhaps even as early as October. What’s certain is that Celcom, DiGi and Maxis will offer the new iPhones at the same time.
Persistent rumours say that Apple is working on two new iphones. One will be an update of the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 will receive the “S” moniker and a minor refresh with an updated processor, improved camera hardware including a dual-LED flash as well as an embedded fingerprint scanner. There’s also a new gold color option on the same anodised aluminium body.
The other new iPhone is rumoured to be a mid-range contender called iPhone 5C. Hardware specs are expected to meet a price point down to the rumoured plastic body. The device is said to be offered in numerous colours and should be priced around US$400 about RM1,330 at today’s exchange rate.
Apple is expected to make the announcement about the new iPhones on September 10 in the US (early September 11 in Malaysia).
Check out Microsoft’s latest ad for Windows 8. In this one, Microsoft wants to tell you that a Windows 8 computer is way better than an iPad but must it always be this way?
From Nokia to Samsung to Microsoft, why are brands so preoccupied with Apple? From a competitor, these types of ad elevate Apple to a higher status. It’s like Apple products are the gold standard. If a product is not directly compared to something Apple, it doesn’t have a reason to exist. Yes, Apple makes amazing products but it doesn’t mean no one else can make amazing products as well.
The Yoga is a great enough hybrid computer and it doesn’t need an Apple product to justify its existence.
So brands, please stop comparing yourself with Apple in ads, it’s getting lame, and at the end of the day, Apple wins.
The Nokia Lumia 625 will be available in Malaysia from next week. The 4.7-inch Windows Phone device features the largest display ever fitted on a Nokia Windows Phone. It also comes with LTE connectivity and at just RM940, the Lumia 625 is keenly priced. Nokia is saying that the Lumia 625 is the first affordable smartphone in its range to feature LTE but do you get what you’re paying for?
With a 4.7-inch LCD display, the Lumia 625 is considered average in a market dominated by Android phones with large displays sporting 720p or full 1080p resolution. And the display isn’t particularly sharp either. Pushing out a lowly 201ppi with a 800×480 resolution, the Lumia 625 has one of the lowest pixel densities we’ve seen on a smartphone in recent months. On the up side, the display sports Gorilla Glass 2 and can be used even when you’re using gloves.
Powering the Lumia 625 is a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Usable memory can be increased with a microSD card slot that takes cards up to 64GB and there’s also 7GB of cloud storage courtesy of Microsoft via SkyDrive. Though, 7GB of cloud storage is small considering Samsung and HTC are offering 25GB of cloud storage for free. Other specs include LTE connectivity, a 5MP rear camera with 1080p video and a VGA front-facing camera along with Nokia’s Smart Camera app. Powering the device is a 2,000mAh battery.
The Lumia 625 has an exchangeable translucent rear shell that’s available in orange, yellow, green, white and black. Get full details on the Lumia 625 here.
Flip phones were all the rage in the early 00’s and the a certain degree flip phones still have a special place in the hearts of many gadget nuts. We can’t really put our fingers on it but there’s something special about flippers. The mechanical action of opening a flip phone to answer a call just feels right. It’s much much better than sliding your finger across a screen.
If flippers are your thing then Samsung might just have something that’s right up your alley.
The Korean tech giant have just announced the Galaxy Golden, an Android-powered flip phone with dual 3.7-inch Super AMOLED displays (one for when the flip is closed and one for when the flip is opened) and an old-school alphanumeric along with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, an 8MP camera and many of the smart features you get with the Galaxy S4 (S Health, Easy Mode and the Optical Reader app).
At the moment the Galaxy Golden is available only Korea and is selling for 790,000 won which is about RM2,330.