Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with Curved Display

Posted in SmartPhones by Darrin Olson on September 3rd, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note EdgeSamsung announced on Wednesday the Galaxy Note Edge, the companies latest release of the Galaxy Note smartphones. The un-missable feature with the Note Edge – the screen is bent on one side to make use of the edge of the phone as part of the interactive display.

Although there is one single continuous piece of glass as the display, the side bar interactions happen independently of the rest of the display to help with navigation and display side-note information. Samsung has some unique apps that take advantage of the curved side with a matching game, camera controls and date/time information when the phone is in standby.

HTC Ignite and HTC Prime show up

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2011

Phone House, the Dutch version of the Car Phone Warehouse in the UK, has listed two upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets from HTC as coming soon. There’s the HTC Ignite, a previously leaked low end Windows Phone 7 handset with a 3.7 inch screen and 800 Mhz processor.

The other is the HTC Prime, a slider with a 5 megapixel camera. With Phone House listing the handsets, we are taking it as pretty much confirmed that the handsets are on the way, and coming soon.

Razer Electra Smartphone & Tablet Gaming Headset Coming October 2011

Posted in Headphones by Reuben Drake on July 28th, 2011

Razer has a new set of gaming headphones called the Razer Electra, which are specifically designed for tablet and smartphone gamers. They have enhanced bass response with optimized drivers, as well as replaceable sound-isolating leatherette ear cushions.

It also has a detachable rubber sheathed audio cable and detachable inline microphone audio cable for voice communication. However the combined inline cable microphone only works in a port that mixes audio and microphone capability, like many smartphone and tablet jacks.

Say goodbye to the EVO 3D

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2011

After several delays, Vodafone has decided to kill the EVO 3D instead of wait out HTC’s supply issues, and has removed it from the company’s “Coming Soon” page. Hopefully you weren’t waiting for this phone. If you were, we feel your pain.

Customers who had already pre-registered their interest in the EVO 3D on Vodafone will be contacted and the decision explained. Well, you always have the Samsung Galaxy S II.

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Nexus S Coming To AT&T July 24th

Posted in Mobile Phones by Reuben Drake on July 21st, 2011

Google has announced that their Nexus S Android smartphone will be arriving on the AT&T network later this week. July 24th to be exact. The Nexus S smartphone has Android 2.3, a 4” Super AMOLED screen, a 1 GHz processor for 3D graphics, front and rear facing cameras and support for NFC. Basically everything you want.

The Nexus S also has the latest Google mobile apps, like Google Earth, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Talk with video chat, Google Voice and Voice Actions, and access to over 250,000 apps in the Android Market.

Pantech MIRACH IS11PT smartphone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2011

Most phones are not very rugged. Drop it or get it wet and that’s the end. Well, Pantech has a new smartphone that is designed to be both dustproof and waterproof: the MIRACH IS11PT smartphone. It manages to be durable without looking like it.

Some features include a second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 SoC with a 1GHz CPU, a 3.7-inch WVGA screen with a 480 x 800 resolution, and Android’s Gingerbread 2.3 platform.

Motorola Droid Bionic Coming August 4th?

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2011

We knew that the Motorola Droid Bionic would go on sale some time this summer, even though we had no official date, and now according to Android Central it will launch on Verizon on the 4th of August, just a month away.

The Motorola Droid Bionic features a dual core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4.3 inch qHD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, VGA camera for video chat and a rear facing 8 megapixel camera, as well as Bluetooth, WiFi and HDMI.

HTC Marvel hits the FCC

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2011

The FCC’s database has yielded a mysterious HTC smartphone going by the PG76240 model name, with support for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ frequencies, which means that another HTC model might hit the carrier soon. There aren’t many details to go on, but it look like it will be the HTC Marvel.

The Marvel is just an HTC Wildfire S with support for T-Mobile’s network, and both devices share similar model numbers – PG76240 and PG76100. It’s just guesswork for now, but we should have confirmation soon.

Softbank folding smartphone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2011

Sure, the iPhone is ultra popular, but many people still like flip phones. So how do you compromise? Well, Softbank has an answer with their new phone.

The company’s new handset was developed by Sharp and features a 3.4 inch touch screen, high resolution camera, and runs Google’s Android operating system. And it’s waterproof. Will it be a hit with flip-loving folk? We’ll see. It will hit Asia in mid-June for about $490.

Acer Adds Some Color To Its Liquidmini Smartphone

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2011

Acer’s Liquidmini was released back in April and it has now been updated with some summer colors. Acer has launched four new colors and has designed them to ”evoke summer, vacation and the longing for relax and have fun with friends.” Very nice of them.

So what are these new colors? They would be lagoon, cherry, pearl and steel and you can purchase them right now. To refresh your memory, the Acer Liquidmini has a five megapixel camera, a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, and 512MB of RAM and ROM.

12 Megapixel HTC Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Caught In The Wild

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 30th, 2011

HTC will be launching a new Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a 12 megapixel camera built in. We know this thanks to some photos posted on Twitter by Eldar Murtzain.

The camera on this new Windows Phone 7 smartphone from HTC features a 12 megapixel resolution. That much we know from the images. Sadly, we don’t have any other details about this device. When we know more, we will let you know.

HTC Trophy Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Hits Verizon on May 26th

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2011

We know that you’ve been waiting and now Verizon Wireless has announced that the new HTC Trophy will be available on May 26th for $149.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. Of course you will also need to sign up to a new 24 month contract with Verizon.

To refresh your memory, the HTC Trophy is a Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash that can record HD video in 720p.

Nokia’s X7 Symbian smartphone gets torn down by the FCC

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

The X7 is Nokia’s latest Symbian smartphone featuring slanted sides and a brushed aluminum back, giving it a futuristic industrial look. Going beyond looks, the X7 features a 4-inch 360 x 640 display, 680MHz ARM 11 processor, 256MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, 8GB of internal storage with microSD storage supported, an 8MP camera with dual LED flash, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The X7 runs Nokia’s Symbian Anna OS.

And now we can check out the device’s innards thanks to some FCC photos of the X7. The FCC documents give a good look at the device’s Samsung SDRAM, Broadcom transceiver, Gorilla Glass display and 8MP image sensor, as well as the X7’s unique back cover, which features a honeycomb pattern.

Fujitsu Loox F-07C: World’s first ATOM powered Smartphone

Posted in Fujitsu by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

Docomo and Fujitsu have introduced the world’s first dual mode PC/Phone running on an Intel ATOM CPU. The F-07C is mostly an ultra compact Tablet like PC with a slide-out QWERTY Keyboard and trackball in an ultra compact body (125x61x19.8mm).

Some features include a 1.2 ATOM CPU, a 4” touchscreen with a 600×1024 resolution, a 5Mp rear camera and a 0.32Mp front camera, 1GB of RAM, 32GB SSD, WIfi BGN, Bluetooth. And a dual Smartphone mode running Symbian.

Sharp Aquos SH-12C Android 3D Smartphone

Posted in Sharp by Reuben Drake on May 11th, 2011

Sharp is not new to 3D, the Japanese manufacturer already has the Sharp Lynx 3D after all. Now the company has introduced the Sharp Aquos SH-12C Android-powered smartphone with 3D capture capability.

The Aquos features a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, a 4.2-inch qHD (540 x 960) glasses-free 3D screen, eight-megapixel camera for 2D and 3D video and picture capturing, 512MB of RAM, 2GB ROM, WiFi, HSDPA 14Mpbs, Bluetooth and GPS.