If desktop and notebook OEMs are able to install hardware of differing performance levels into the same notebook and sell them for different prices to cater to a variety of consumer needs and desires, it would make sense that is was only a matter of time before smartphone OEMs start adopting this practice as well. And it
Facebook lovers, hang on to the edge of your seats next week. This is because the world's most popular online social networking service has announced its plans to launch something big and "awesome" during that period, and that it will most possibly be centered around the "mobile or tablet arena". And no, we are not
Do you remember Jabra's Stone2 wireless Bluetooth headset? You know, the one that is small enough to fit nicely into the palm of one's hand, and yet is capable of boasting an exceptional battery life of up to 10 full hours of wireless talktime? Well, leave it to Jabra to crank the Stone2's desirability up a
With so many cloud storage providers to choose from today, you'd think that there is hardly any more space for competitors to try their luck in this crowded market, right? Well, Canonical apparently does not think so, for the company has just made available its Ubuntu One cloud storage solution to Android users, which can
Just when you thought all is nice and well with HTC and the world now that the company has confirmed that it will indeed be updating its Desire smartphone with version 2.3 of the Android operating system (aka Gingerbread), out comes Murphy with his ominous Law, and it seems that not even a company like HTC can
If you're looking for a Windows Phone 7 handset that's almost the size of a tablet then HTC has you covered. Look no further than the freshly leaked HTC Eternity, sporting a 4.7-inch screen and a 1.5GHz CPU. Well, actually, you might just want to hold off, as even though it seems great at first,
For the longest time, users of Android smartphones could only watch in envy while their iOS-totting friends were happily utilizing Skype's services to initiate video calls among their fellow iOS users, but it seems that things are about to change for the better very soon. This is because Skype just announced the availability of an updated client
Considering how Google's Android operating system was originally designed to be an OS which is meant to be used exclusively by smartphones, it would be expected that Samsung's idea of introducing a line of portable media players that are powered by Android would raise more than just a few eyebrows. However, leave it to Samsung to put
Microsoft may have left a less-than-favourable impression on Rovio Mobile by using the Angry Birds logo in an advertisement to tout that theWindows Phone 7 will have a ton of cool apps well before the latter has yet to even commit to such a port (if at all), but the latest turn of events seems to suggest
Well, look at what the rumour mill has chruned out today. Apparently, sources who privy to Google's plans for its next Nexus-branded smartphone are claiming that the search giant has apparently decided on a name for the new device, and that it will feature a "next-generation" system-on-a-chip or SoC that will reportedly be clocked at
With Apple's iPhone 5 expected to be headed for a September launch this year, it should be of little surprise that competing OEMs will be attempting to raise the stakes by ensuring that their products are ready to take on Apple's offerings when the big day arrives. And based on information we have been receiving
For most people, the act of getting used to how a smartphone works and feels is usually as easy as taking candy from a baby; unfortunately, the same cannot be said for older people who are likely to experience a great deal of difficulty with the smaller font and unfamiliar icons that are now considered
Nokia unveiled the N9, the company's first MeeGo device, at the Nokia Connection in Singapore last week. And not long after, the Finnish company's internal presentation was leaked, including a Windows Phone 7 smartphone codenamed "Sea Ray".
Most people will be fully aware that Motorola used to adopt an "anti-hacker" strategy for its Android-powered smartphones by securing them with various tamperproof mechanisms, such as locking the bootloader and futher restricting access to it by implementing the dreaded eFuse system. However, Motorola fans, expecially users of the new Atrix smartphone, will probably be
After raiding the buffet reception at CommunicAsia 2011 (Marina Bay Sands), the highly caffeinated VR-Zone team came across a few intriging products on display at Haier's booth (Qingdao, Shandong, China based consumer electronics company). Clearly our fruit-themed western capitalist turtle necks won't be too happy with these lot.
Are you a fan of Lady Gaga? Well, telecommunication operator, SingTel, and Universal Music have jointly announced that the popular singer will be performing an exclusive showcase in Singapore on 7 July 2011 for more than 2000 SingTel customers. Read on.
Even though Sony Ericsson didn't have a presence at the Communicasia 2011, it doesn't mean that the company has no new announcements. In fact, this afternoon, the mobile phone maker announced three new phones, namely the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, Sony Ericsson Xperia Active and Sony Ericsson Txt. VR-Zone brings you the coverage.
CommunicAsia is upon us once again, and while the annual Infocomm Technology exhibition and trade event is usually centered around showcasing the latest in business and enterprise networking technology, there are bound to be popular consumer electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets thrown into the mix as well. Read on to find
Yesterday, M1 announced that it is the first telco operator in Singapore (and South East Asia region) to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based network. At CommunicAsia 2011, VR-Zone was one of the media to check out M1's LTE in action. Read on.
This year's Nokia Connection is slightly different from the past years. Firstly, it is hosted on the same day as Communicasia and the company has a booth at the convention hall. On top of that, Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop, is in town to deliver his keynote speech. VR-Zone brings you the coverage.