As much as tech aficionados would have loved to see both the Honami (aka Xperia Z1) and Honami Mini made official during last week’s IFA, the latter skipped the Berlin event so as not to steal its bigger brother’s thunder.
Lenovo kicked off IFA 2013 way ahead of schedule by introducing the world to a heap of new ThinkPad laptops on Tuesday, but you didn’t really think that was it for the OEM and the Berlin expo, did you?
And just like that, it’s September 4. D-Day. H-hour. The first day of the rest of our lives. But a day that’s bound to remain in Android history, not unlike September 3, when Google took the entire world by surprise and announced Android 4.4 KitKat.
Just because Alcatel came forward with the One Touch Idol S and Idol Mini a few days ago, that doesn’t mean the company is all done with showing off its IFA 2013 guns. Not even close, as the French are actually only now pulling out the big guns, both figuratively and literally.
Although the upgraded version of the Fonepad has stopped being a secret ages ago, Asus seems keen to keep a tight lid on it for a while longer. Probably until the new Transformer Pad, PadFone mini, MeMoFone HD 5 and MeMoPad HD 8 will themselves become official, which should happen any day now.
As Samsung’s Galaxy Note III has basically starred in a new rumor every couple of days for the past month or so, you’d think the phablet would be as transparent as glass by now. And it is in many ways, only a number of tidbits are yet to be revealed or confirmed.
Two days, five hours and counting. That’s what’s left at the time of this writing until Samsung will finally take the wraps off the Galaxy Note III, Galaxy Gear and maybe even the Note 12.2.
As part of its pre-IFA announcements, Acer has unveiled the Iconia A3, a mid-range 10-inch tablet that runs on Android 4.2 and offers high-quality sound and unique software features.
Brace yourselves, the teasers are coming. Odder or created less to shock and more to, you know, tease, but certainly vague as they come, the IFA 2013 promos are bound to capture the headlines for the next three or four days.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 is in dire need of a refresh, being introduced to the world a full year ago, but the general opinion these days is we won’t be seeing a Note 10.1 2 anytime soon, but rather a jumbo-sized Note 12.2.
When it rains, it pours. Rumors of an Asus PadFone Infinity sequel were timidly floating around a couple of months ago, though there was no mention of such a thing in that leaked roadmap from early August, and now the mysterious gadget has at last exploded into the mainstream media.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumors are a dime a dozen with just five days left until the phone will become official, but here’s one report that’s both unexpected and somewhat startling. Not to mention sort of exclusive, since this is the first time we’re hearing of such a scenario.
And so it begins. Technically, we’re still a full week away from the IFA 2013 official kick-off. But since things are to get awfully crowded on the Berlin stage seven days from now, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that certain exhibitors are already starting to reveal their new products.
Just as everyone thought the Sony Xperia Z1 (aka Honami) rumor bonanza was bound to stop, since there appeared to be nothing left unraveled, two reports from China appeared on our doorsteps, bringing nothing really new to the table, but refusing to go unnoticed nevertheless.
Well, look who’s getting bullish about its Android prospects. It’s Acer, which seems to have gotten fed up with living in the shadows and might look to bathe in the spotlight come next week’s IFA.
The HTC One Max starred in a ton of unconfirmed reports, leaks and so on back in July and early August, but about ten days ago it oddly dropped off our radar. Fret not though, as the long lost brother of the highly acclaimed HTC One is now back with a vengeance.
Although Sony has been unable (or unwilling) to control the leaky faucet that’s brought us more Honami reports, unofficial pics and camera samples than one can count in the past few weeks, the upcoming high-end 5-inch phone continues to thrive in the spotlight.
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?
After the colossal flop of the Optimus Pad back in 2011, LG made the radical decision to indefinitely pull the plug on Android tablets. Still, it always seemed like a matter of time until the Koreans were to make a comeback, with rumors of a new slate gaining traction the last month or so.
Rumors regarding highly anticipated devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 might be a dime a dozen, especially with less than a month left to its formal intro, but when a website with Sam Mobile’s track record publishes a spec sheet based on a trusted insider’s tip, we have to listen up.