June 28, 2013

Sony Mobile unveiled their very first phablet device - The Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Sony Mobile's first and entrance into the world of phablets has begun with their announcement of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Samsung simply just cannot take all of the market on that segment right? HTC has their own phablet so it is Sony's time. The Xperia Z Ultra follows the design aesthetics of the Xperia Z and like the Z this phablet is also water proof. It has an IP rating of 55/58. Sony is scheduled to launch this Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 powered Android running phablet globally by Q3 of 2013.

June 27, 2013

Sony Xperia Z Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update started rolling out to select countries

According to a report, the Sony Xperia Z is finally getting its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update in select regions of this world. Hong Kong and Spain has started receiving the update and those are phones that are generic (which I believe means an unlocked non-carrier Xperia Z). The update is not via OTA so people who own the device needs their PCs and their PC Companion in order to get the update. Xperia Zs with carrier customizations (those bought via a carrier contract) in the Czech Republic, Austria, and The Netherlands have also been reported to have started rolling out. In Taiwan, generic Xperia Zs are also getting the same update.

June 19, 2013

Huawei announced the world's thinnest smartphone - the Huawei Ascend P6

Huawei has announced the world's thinnest smartphone and has done that with an elegant design. Dubbed as the Huawei Ascend P6, this Android powered smartphone is only 6.18mm thick and that goes all throughout the chassis. The smartphone will be available in China by this month and Europe will be getting it by July.  With regards to pricing though we do not have anything about that. Anyway, the device runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and sports a quad-core processor. Head over the break to check out its specs.

HTC announced the HTC Desire 200 a low-end Android smartphone

HTC has made the Desire 200 official. This little, HTC's smallest smartphone to date, has been circling the rumor mill for weeks. Now they have made it official after they announced the HTC Desire 600. Unfortunately though, we do not know what version of Android this smartphone is running on. HTC did not disclose it on their website and on their announcement. With regards to when the device will be available is yet to be known and how much is still a mystery.

June 6, 2013

Sony Mobile announced the Xperia M and Xperia M Dual

Sony Mobile has recently announced another Android smartphone to be added into their Xperia line of devices. This is the Sony Xperia M (it has a dual-sim variant called the Xperia M Dual) which, based on its specs, budget friendly smartphone that runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Xperia M sports a 4-inch display and is being powered by a 1GHz dual-core CPU. We do not have any information about where the device will first see a store shelf even its price. There should be a carrier out there in the future who will launch this device and start selling it to prospective buyers. Anyway, the specs.

The Sony Xperia ZR

This is a bit of a late post and I apologize. This is the Sony Xperia ZR a somewhat improvement to the Xperia SP. The Xperia ZR is the waterproof version of the Xperia SP, if you may. The device allows you to shoot HD videos under water and this has become a trend in Sony Mobile's camp with the announcement of the Xperia Z, their 2013 Android flagship device. The ZR is IP58 certified smartphone that gives it the highest level of water resistance.

Acer's first phablet the Acer Liquid S1

Acer has announced their first phablet device dubbed as the Acer Iconia Liquid S1. The phablet sports a 5.7" display powered by a quad-core processor. The phablet seems to be the company's first Android 4.2 device, if I am not mistaken. Acer expects the Liquid S1 to be shipped starting Q3 of 2013 in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, the UK, and in Germany. The device has a dual-sim variant which will entirely depend on the market the device will be sold. As for pricing Acer gave it an SRP of 349 euros.

Acer unveiled the Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet

The world's first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet was announced by Acer and is dubbed as the Acer Iconia W3. Being the world's first 8-incher W8 tablet it might own the market for a while before anybody else out there with another 8-incher. In terms of design, I believe Acer did a brilliant job with W3 and it sitting on that keyboard dock, stunning. According to GSMArena, the device will be launched starting June in the UK (base on the currency the blog used). Prolly it will also be launched somewhere else on the same month.

June 4, 2013

Asus announced the Transformer Pad Infinity, MeMo Pad FHD10, and the MeMo Pad HD7

Aside from the Asus Fonepad Note FHD6, their first phablet, the Taiwanese phone maker announced three Android tablets at Computex 2013. First we have the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, which is basically an update to last year's  Pad Infinity. The tablet runs on Android of unknown version and sports a brilliant 10.1" (2560x1600) IPS display. Other specs include a 1.9GHz NVidia Tegra 4 quad-core processor with a 72-core GeForce GPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, an SDCard slot, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, a 5MP rear facing camera, and a 1.2MP front facing camera.

Asus announces the Fonepad Note FDH6 a 6" phablet

Asus, at Computex 2013, has announced tons of devices, as always. First we have this Android phablet, their first, dubbed as the Asus Fonepad Note FDH6. The device is a phablet because it sports a 6-inch 1080p display with every smartphone capability you can imagine plus a stylus. Base on this photo, it seems like Asus is going Samsung with their phablet. If you look at it properly, aside from the fact that it sports a stylus, the Fonepad Note (and further, aside from the "Note" naming) sports what seems to be a multi tasking feature we all know as the multi-window. Anyway, the phablet runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and sports a 6" (1080x1920) Super IPS+ display giving you  367 pixels per inch of pixel density. Asus, unfortunately did not give out the devices full specs and with that we are left with so much to wonder what the heck is inside this device. I'll update this post once I get more information about the Fonepad Note.