Archive for February 23rd, 2012

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Fujitsu announce some insane specs

Fujitsu-Android-phoneFujitsu are set to make their debut in the phone market later this year. According to the Unwired View, Fujitsu’s handset will come packing a Nvidia 1.6GHz Tegra 3 processor – a quad-core chipset, a 4.6in screen (no further details there unfortunately), a 13.1MP camera, a fingerprint sensor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as "long battery life" and some kind of water and dust resistant finish. Yes, that was a 13.1mp camera!

It’s at a stage where anything can happen in the world of mobiles, as for a company like Fujitsu to make any sort of dent in the market they have to arrive guns blasting. Unless of course they want to take the market slowly, easing in at the bottom of the market like HTC did and ZTE are currently doing. There are concerns with specs like this. That CPU is going to really require a long life battery just to get you through to a day of heavy use.

At any rate, this looks to be one to watch and has the potential of blowing a few members of the competition out of the water!

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Googles lucky unlocky screen

fcc-new-device-unlock-patent-fromIt looks like the crafty folks at Google have decided to "head Apple off at the pass", when it comes to Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent disputes. Google engineers and/or patent experts have just filed for a patent on a new way to unlock devices.

In case you haven’t followed the Apple vs. the "world" news much, Apple is suing Samsung and Motorola for various violations of a "slide-to-unlock" patent, that many people feel is a bogus patent to begin with. Google isn’t having any of that though, and instead of needlessly fighting potentially wasteful battles on that front, they are "going over the top" and skipping the issue altogether in the future. Their new patent application is for an "Input to Locked Computing Device" method of locking and unlocking your device. Here’s a quick quote from Engadget’s article with some more details,

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…the application claims a method for a device unlocking process using one or more user inputs while simultaneously executing a command — like calling a specific contact or opening an application. Those user inputs can take the form of passcodes, touch and drag, or audio commands. While the application’s drawings depict such a system on a phone, it claims an unlocking system for desktops and laptops as well, so it could easily find its way onto a Chromebook or two.


Clever Google. Very clever…

 

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Red Bull Charges Onto Samsung SMART TV

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Samsung Electronics, the UK’s number one TV brand with the most awarded TV range, today announced the availability of Red Bull TV on its SMART TV platform. The high-octane channel brings extreme sports coverage and original programming to the world’s most engaging home entertainment system.

Red Bull TV brings the world of sports, urban lifestyle, music, games, pop culture and live events into the homes of viewers as a live channel as well as offering video-on-demand which is perfect for today’s hectic lifestyle.

2012 is a major year for UK sport and with the Red Bull TV app, users will be able to access all the extreme sporting action they could want via their SMART TV.

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Everything Everywhere’s 4G LTE getting closer

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Everything Everywhere, the UK’s biggest communications company, has unveiled significant progress in its network integration and evolution and outlined the path toward the roll out of 4G LTE.

The roll out of a nationwide HSPA+ (3.5G) network – the latest milestone in the company’s network evolution project – will provide 50% faster data speeds for T-Mobile and Orange mobile broadband customers. In addition, further trials of 4G technology across the country will continue to lay the foundation for a new digital backbone for Britain.

  • Roll out of 3.5G HSPA+ 21, will mean faster speeds and improved network performance for T-Mobile and Orange customers
  • Subject to regulatory approval by the spring, Everything Everywhere ready to roll out 4G this year
  • New trial in Bristol to test 4G LTE using existing 1800MHz spectrum
  • £1.5bn network evolution project progressing, with £1.4m being invested every day

 

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ZTE set to unveil LTE, Windows Phone and multi-core Android devices at MWC 2012

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ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) will next week announce a significant extension of its Smart Terminal capabilities – both in its product range and routes to market – including a major new quad-core flagship handset.

ZTE will unveil eight new devices, delivering significant advances in power, high definition multimedia capabilities and design. Based on technology innovations including multi-core chipsets, LTE, 4G radio and the latest Android and Windows Mobile platforms, the new devices form a core component of ZTE’s ambition to become a top three handset provider by 2015.

On the infrastructure side, ZTE will be demonstrating a wide range of application scenarios covering LTE/LTE-A, smart networks and cloud computing.

“There is no doubt that this year’s Mobile World Congress will again see some exciting device launches. The new devices from ZTE will demonstrate how ZTE is without doubt among an elite group of handset providers as next generation telecommunications networks roll out globally. ZTE returns at least ten percent of its revenues back into R&D to ensure that it sustains its position as a true market innovator – and we’re counting down to being able to showcase this to the world’s mobile industry next week,” said Mr. He Shiyou, Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminals Division at ZTE.

The devices will be officially unveiled in a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday 27th February at 10:30 CET. The new devices, together with a comprehensive portfolio of ZTE terminals, will be on display at the ZTE booth in Hall 8, stand B145. 

 

Good stuff!

 

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The Acer A510 looks pretty smart

a510Acer’s next high-end Tablet, the Iconia A510 has just passed through its FCC certification hoops. The tablet is due to come out in Europe sometime in April. The tab has some fairly impressive specs:

  • 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 10.1-Inch screen with resolution of 1280 x 800
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions
  • A microSD slot, mini-HDMI and mini-USB

There is no word yet on a potential price as yet however Acer do tend to come in a little lower than the competition.

 

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