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Main » 2011 » September » 28

The other day Huawei announced their latest Android smartphone, The Huawei Honor, and now the guys over at Greek technology site Techblog have got there hands on the Honor.

The video below is in Greek, but it still give us a good look at the new Huawei Honor as well as some of the smartphones features.


As a reminder, the Huawei Honor will come with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and it features a single core 1.4GHz processor, plus a 4 inch FWGA touchscreen display, an 8 megapixcl camera on the rear with auto-focus and HDR plus a front facing 2 megapixel camera.

Other specifications on the Huawei Honor, include 802.11 b/g/n WiFo and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, it comes with 512MB of RAM and a microSD card with a 4GB card installed which can be expanded to a 32GB card, plus A-GPS, an FM radio, dual microphones, a compass, gyroscope, G-sensor and a 1900 mAh battery plus DLNA.

It ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 845 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Good news if you are the owner of a HTC Thunderbolt as HTC has now released the latest Android update for the Thunderbolt, in the form of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.

The Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update brings a range of new features to the HTC Thunderbolt as well as some bug fixes.


The Thunderbolt Android 2.3.4 update has been released as an OTA update, you can get it by going to Settings>Software update and "Check new.”  on your Thunderbolt handset.

Source Droid Life

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 578 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Even before the MeeGo mobile operating system had a chance to establish its self it has already been scrapped and will be replaced by a new Linux-based platform, Tizen. Only yesterday we reported that the new Nokia N9 powered by the now extinct MeeGo mobile OS, had started shipping to some countries.

Today Intel announced the news that MeeGo will no longer be developed and has joined Linux Foundation and LiMo Foundation in support of the new Linux based mobile OS Tizen. Which is expected to start appearing on devices in the first quarter of 2012.

 


Tizen will retain the same principles and open source standard as the MeeGo project Intel explains:

"Tizen builds upon the strengths of both LiMo and MeeGo and Intel will be working with our MeeGo partners to help them transition to Tizen,” - "This ne ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 453 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Virgin Gaming, and EA DICE have partnered to create a Battlefield 3 online competition with $1,600,000 in cash prizes available to win if you and your team have the skills. For a chance to enter you need to be a member of Virgin Gaming where you will receive details about the competition and be able to take part once it kicks off in 2012.

Battlefield 3 has already won 50 awards at gaming industry’s major trade shows and is set to become on of this years hottest games. To whet your appetite a little more the Battlefield 3 / Jay-Z  ”99 Problems” full-length gameplay trailer is available to view after the jump. Enjoy!


Virgin explains:

"The biggest, most realistic, room-shaking FPS ever demands a tournament that will always be remembered. That’s why Virgin Gaming, and EA DICE have come together to br ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 493 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Lionsgate have announced today that they have now purchased the movie rights for the new Dead Island video game that was recently launched. Lionsgate say they will be using the original haunting trailer as the basis for their new film which is now currently under development.

When first released back in February the trailer won a number of industry awards, including a Golden Lion at Cannes. You can view once again after the jump, but be warned if you haven’t already seen it’s a raw heartbreaking horror trailer NSFW. Enjoy!




Lionsgate president Joe Drake explains:

"Like the trailer that will serve as its primary creative inspiration, the film DEAD ISLAND will be an innovation of the zomb ... Read more »

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RaTech has unveiled a new line of high precision iPhone 4 case which have been constructed from carbon fiber, kevlar and aluminium. The three cases are the ION, Vapor Pro and Formula which have all been designed for Apple’s iPhone 4 smartphone and make up the Element case range.



The top of the line Vapour Pro iPhone 4 case pictured below, is constructed from aluminium and is the most rugged, light-weight and versatile iPhone case ever made, says RadTech. For the $150 price tag it should be. Its available in 8 colors, including 4 satin-finished chromatics.

RadTech says their new cases have been: "Fabricated with aerospace precision, Element delivers the most exacting, beautifully crafted and most protective iPhone cases in the world.”

The Formula carbon fiber iPhone 4 case is now available and costs $60, the Vapor Pro aluminium case $150 and the ION ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 615 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Mozilla only released Firefox 6 last month, and now they have released another new version, Firefox 7 for Windows, Mac and Linux, and it comes with a range of performance improvements over the previous version.

According to Mozilla Firefox 7 is designed to significantly reduce the memory used and also make browsing faster, and from what we have seen so far, although we have only tested it briefly it does seem faster than Firefox 6.


You can find out more information about the latest version of Firefox for Mac, Windows and Linux over at the Mozilla Blog.

Category: Techno News | Views: 354 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Microsoft has started to roll out its latest version of Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and along with he update Microsoft has also released a new version of its Windows Phone Marketplace website.

You will now be able to download applications from the Windows Phone Marketplace online directly to your Windows Phone 7 handset, and there is also a number of other new features like find my phone.


You can find out more information about what is new in the web based Windows Phone 7 marketplace over at the Windows Phone Marketplace

Category: Microsoft News | Views: 382 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

We have been hearing rumors about the Google Nexus Prime, which is being made by Samsung for Google for quite a while now, and more evidence of the devices existence has appeared online.

The Samsung GT-I9250 has now received Bluetooth certification, which you can see over at the Bluetooth website, although it doesn’t reveal any other specifications on top of what we have heard before, apart from Bluetooth 3.0.


The Google Nexus Prime is expected to be the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich device, and it is rumored to feature a dual core TI OMAP 4460 processor plus an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a front facing 2 megapixel camera.

We are expecting the Google Nexus Prime to go on sale some time in either October or November, as this is when Google is expected to off ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 403 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

HTC announced its new Windows Phone Mango smartphone a few weeks back, and now T-Mobile in the US have confirmed that the HTC Radar will be available on their network before the holidays.

As we heard previously, the HTC Radar features a 3.8 inch multi-touch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, processing is provided by a single core 1GHz processor and there is also512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage.


There is also a 5 megapixel camera with an F2.2 lens, LED flash and a BSI sensor, on the front there is a VGA camera for video chat, and it comes with 3G, GPRS, EDGE and 802.11 b/g/n WiF, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 1520 mAh battery.

As soon as we get some information on when the HTC Radar will be available with T-Mobile and how much it will cost we will let you guys know.

Source ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 369 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

There are more easygoing introductory MMO experiences out there than the one offered by Guild Wars 2. You can find them in games like Club Penguin and Free Realms. They’re not that much mellower, though. And before you Guild Wars fans bristle at the association, rest assured there’s not a stitch of negativity in the comparison.


The rub here is that Guild Wars 2 does ease newcomers into the experience, but good-natured teasing aside, the way it does so is so beautifully streamlined that you always feel encouragement and support instead of pedant hand-holding. Bits of interface are skillfully explained by condensed and ephemeral tooltips, skills are previewed right before gaining them and placed in toolbars automatically in an order that makes sense. Guild Wars 2 feels wants you to have a good time because you’re new to game, not in spite of it. Perhaps ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 386 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Having been born of conflict and strife, we really wanted Modern Warfare 3 to be a resplendent Phoenix rising from the ashes of its progenitor’s petty squabbles. And maybe it was at one point, who knows. But judging from the fifteen minutes of Survival Mode we played at Eurogamer Expo, it’s been thoroughly sprayed with fire retardant.


Don’t get us wrong, the new game mode is everything you’d expect. It ticks all the right boxes and definitely furnishes a solid co-op gameplay experience for two intrepid Spec Ops wannabes. But if it’s all that new, why exactly did it feel so familiar? The fact that it’s basically Gears of War’s Horde mode with Counterstrike’s weapon store could have something to do with it. But plenty of well worn game modes have seen some retooling to emerge on the other side a shining example of what a bit of spit and polish will do ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 602 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Starting out the Arkham City demo by giving you control over Catwoman was the first shrewd move Rocksteady made. Padding out that leather suit with a downright distracting amount of simulated badonkadonk would be the second. But you need to get up pretty early in the morning to pull the wool over our eyes. There was no way we weren’t going to notice that there wasn’t much of a difference between Batman and Catwoman’s combat mechanics. On the plus side, there was no way were going to care, either.


Because even if it’s used for both characters, the new combat system is a sheer and utter joy to play with. Arkham Aylum’s fights were at their finest when you got in an unbroken string of hits and counters that had the pointy eared detective spinning in a perfect storm of ass-kicking until everyone not currently pursuing vigilantism as a career option was k ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 390 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

There are two main operating systems on the smartphone market today with Android and iOS. The move towards Android has been happening for a while now even though the iPhone is still the most popular single smartphone on the market. Nielsen has released the latest figures from a survey it conducted in August on the mobile market.


According to the survey 43% of all smartphone owners are using an Android device. The survey also found that buyers who purchased a new smartphone in the last three months opted for Android 56% of the time. That metric shows the market is moving towards Android according to Nielsen.

The survey found that 28% of all smartphone users are using the iPhone and the same 28% bought a new iPhone in the last three months. The smartphone market overall continues to grow as well with 43% of all subscribers in the US having a smartphone.

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 375 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Huawei has teamed up with Discovery and have announced the new Hauwei Discovery Expedition mobile phone, which is designed to be a rugged smartphone for outdoor types.

The Huawei Discovry Expedition mobile phone is designed to be water and dust proof as well as shock resistant, and it comes with GPS, a G-sensor and a built in torch, plus it comes with a range of social networking features which include Facebook and Twitter.


"This is the first time that Huawei is creating a co-branded mobile phone with Discovery and we are very excited about providing outdoor enthusiasts with a device that can support their communications and active lifestyle needs. This partnership will allow Huawei to leverage Discovery’s robust marketing channels to consumers around the world.

The Huawei Discovery Expedition mobile phone will go on sale quarter four of 2011 around th ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 347 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Infinity Ward has announced in an interview that it will be taking a hard line on cheaters in its latest Modern Warfare 3 title. Looking to remove cheaters for its online games once and for all using a new code verification technology.

We have all experienced it at some time whilst playing online games, the lone gunman you cant drop, who amazingly drops everyone else with a single headshot. Cheaters have been an ongoing problem within Modern Warfare 2 but when Modern Warfare 3 launches in November there maybe a lot less if any to worry about.


Infinity Ward Robert Bowling explains in a interview with Gamespy :

"I can’t go into specifics. On a general high level area there’s so much more stuff that we’ve locked down and made less accessible than we had before. A lot of stuff that we stripped out, a lot more challenge response thi ... Read more »

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Yesterday we saw one of the first HD Android smartphones, the Arrows Z, which has been produced by Toshiba and Fujitsu, and it is one of the very first Android smartphones to feature a 4.3 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel.


The video below gives us a good look at the Arrows Z, which also comes with a 13 megapixel camera

which can record full HD video in 1080p and it comes with Android Gingerbread 2.3.5.

Other specifications on the Arrows Z include a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera, and it features a

dual core 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor plus 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot,

there is also Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a digital TV tuner ... Read more »

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Sony has unveiled it new updated PS3 Video Unlimited user interface which has been created to allow you to browse PlayStation Network content in a whole new way.


Sony has now added a new "Video Unlimited-preview” app which can now be downloaded from the PlayStation Store if you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber enabling you to see first hand the new Video Unlimited interface for yourself. Or you can watch the promotional video after the launch to take a peak at the new PS3 content.

The new Video Unlimited will be rolling out to all PSN users on October 11th 2011. If you have already had a play, share your thoughts on the new interface and Video Unlimited makeover in the comments below.

Source: Techno ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 363 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Nokia are expected to launch their first Windows Phone 7 smartphone, which will come with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, before the end of the year, this has even been confirmed by Nokia’s CEO.

We still don’t have a firm date on when the first Windows Phone 7 smartphone from Nokia will go on sale, but their first Windows Phone 7 app has now turned up on the Windows Phone Marketplace.


We are expecting to see the first Windows Phone 7 smartphone from Nokia next month, and Nokia World 2011 which takes place in London on the 26th of October, and we suspect we will see a few more Nokia Windows Phone 7 apps appear in the marketplace before then.

Source TFTS, ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 376 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

Last week Sprint announced that they would be putting a data cap on their mobile hotspot plans, many thought that the company would follow suit with their data on their smartphone plans.

It would appear that Sprint has decided to continue to offer unlimited data on its smartphone plans, and one reason for this could be to differentiate itself against AT&T and Verizon if it gets the new iPhone 5 when it is announced next month.


Both AT&T and Verizon removed their unlimited data plans, so Sprint keeping unlimited data could set it apart from its competitors, especially if the company gets the iPhone 5, which looks pretty likely considering everything we have heard over the last month or so.

Source Cnet

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 562 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)

HTC is holding a press event next week where they are expected to announce a new range of smartphones, one of those is one we have been hearing about quite a lot over the last few weeks, the HTC Runnymede.

We had head recently that the HTC Runnymede may end up being called the HTC Bass, after it appeared on an online retailers website, now according to the guys over at Pocket Now it will be called the HTC Sensation XL.


What we know so far about the Runnymede or Sensation XL is that may feature a 4.7 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, plus a since core 1.5GHz processor, Android Gingerbread, and Beats audio.

We should have some more information on the HTC Sensation XL some time next week.

Source Pocket Now

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Microsoft has released another demo video for its new OS, Windows 8, and this time we get to have a look at Windows 8 Life ID integration, which will allow you to sign into a Windows 8 PC using your Windows Live ID.


"In Windows 8, we have set out to ensure that each PC user has a truly personal experience that seamlessly bridges their online and offline tasks, is simpler to set up and use, and persists across their set of Windows 8 PCs. To do this, we’ve introduced the ability to log in to Windows (optionally) with a Windows Live ID that works across devices, apps, and services, allowing you a uniquely personal experience with Windows,”

You can find out more information about the Windows 8 Live ID integration over at the Windows 8 Blog.< ... Read more »

Category: Microsoft News | Views: 379 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-09-28 | Comments (0)