We’re days away from the official announcement of Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z1 (Honami) smartphone, and the manufacturer has hinted that the device will be waterproof via a teaser on Twitter.
For technology enthusiasts, the mobile industry is a fascinating vertical to observe. Even in my relatively few years covering consumer electronics, I’ve already seen Microsoft go from ruling the smartphone space (briefly, and after an even briefer era of Palm dominance), to the unenviable position of (albeit well-funded) underdog — forced to claw its way
User guides of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS have shown up online, hinting that the cross-platform launch of BlackBerry messaging service could happen pretty soon.
Verizon has officially announced the LG Enact, a 4-inch smartphone that features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and 4G LTE connectivity and costs only $20 on-contract.
Yes, you read that right, QWERTY sliders aren’t ready to fade into being remnants of a time long past just yet, something LG is aiming to prove with the Enact for Verizon.
A minor security update has begun rolling out to the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 over the air, supposedly to fix the Bitcoin vulnerability that was recently discovered in Google’s mobile OS.
As you well know by now, Nvidia’s newest mobile chip, the Tegra 4, is shaping up to be an illustrious dud, despite its makers trying to turn the tables by manufacturing devices powered by the CPU from scratch.
Flip phones, or handhelds with clamshell designs, might be considered a thing of the (distant) past in America or Europe, but it appears they’re still in demand in parts of Asia. Or at least that’s what Samsung wants to think.
Whoa, is LG on a roll or what? Not only are the Koreans believed to be back in the mix for the next-gen Nexus handheld, but they’ve also revealed a magical and record-breaking 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution smartphone display a few hours ago.
Google Maps has been updated with the ability to alert users to real-time incidents, as a result of the company’s acquisition of mapping service Waze earlier this year.
Just like it has happened in the past with the Xperia Z and Z Ultra, the Sony Xperia “Honami” is unable to maintain the slightest air of mystery ahead of its formal introduction, being an open book for us all already.
Remember how “industry sources” close to Digitimes claimed just last week that HTC was looking to “drift away” from Windows Phone 8 and focus solely on Android? Guess what, we have every reason to believe that rumor is complete bull.
It seems hard to believe that a journalist with Taylor Wimberly’s contacts and reputation may get a story as big as that of the Motorola-made N5 wrong, but there’s increasing buzz of LG being Google’s partner for the next Nexus family member after all.
Chinese manufacturer Oppo is following up its well-received Find 5 with the R819, a mid-range 4.7-inch handset that will give users the option to run stock Android 4.2.1.
Although everybody loves a good old-fashioned spill of information preceding a glamorous smartphone unveiling, you have to admit it’s become a little annoying to know every single detail beforehand. It just spoils all the fun and excitement, don’t you think?
Remember that crazy-sounding rumor about Apple working on a 13-inch iPad? Yeah, I didn’t buy it either at first, but now there are whispers about Samsung also prepping a larger than 10-inch slate, which indirectly adds credence to last month’s report.
The HTC One Developer Edition, the SIM-free and bootloader unlocked HTC One sold in the U.S., will be skipping Android 4.2 and going straight to 4.3, according to the company’s Global Sales President Jason Mackenzie.
Chinese manufacturer Meizu has sent invitations to an event on September 2 in Beijing, China, where it is expected to unveil its newest flagship smartphone, the Meizu MX3.
Yahoo debuted a new weather app for iOS in April, which was so good that Apple gave it a design award at this year’s WWDC. Yahoo has announced today that its new weather app is available for Android devices.
Showcased at Computex in June for the first time, Intel’s record-breaking new Bay Trail chips are reportedly to get a second unveiling next month and should find their way inside commercial products by November.