Archive for February 24th, 2012

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Acer announces the Liquid Glow

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Prior to Mobile World Congress Acer has announced the Liquid Glow, an Android 4.0 device aimed at the younger market.

The Liquid Glow sports a 3.7-inch screen and portrays Acer’s signature look with nice curves, chrome details, and a soft-touch casing combined to deliver the perfect size, grip and feel. This new smartphone will be available in a series of trendy colors: Sakura Pink, Alpine White, and Cat’s-eye Black. Going a step further, the onscreen display style varies with the external color, making each smartphone a unique fashion statement.

The Liquid Glow brings together the power and the convenience of Ice Cream Sandwich, providing a user-friendly interface along with widgets to easily stay connected, entertained and updated. It also works with the latest voice-input engine from Google, which guarantees a continuous "open microphone" experience and streaming voice recognition.

The smartphone’s 5 MP rear camera features an LED flash for low light, as well as panoramic image capture and touch focus. With Android Beam, photos can be shared by a single tap with another NFC powered Android device, without the hassle of launching application or pairing. What’s more, Android Beam can also share anything like contacts, favorite apps, music or videos instantaneously through NFC.

The Acer Liquid Glow will be available in early summer 2012.

 

Posted by: James

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The Orange Phone Guards

 

Orange Phone Guards

 

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Two superb free games for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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To celebrate the launch of BlackBerry® PlayBook OS 2.0 this week, ALL BlackBerry PlayBook users can download TWO FREE games – Asphalt 6 Adrenaline HD and Modern Combat 2 Black Pegasus HD – free of charge from now until June 20th.

Compliments of BlackBerry PlayBook users can complete the mission of one of the most acclaimed FPS games for smartphones in Modern Combat 2 Black Pegasus HD, and feel the thrill of arcade racing like never before in Asphalt 6 Adrenaline HD.  Enjoy an immersive gaming experience on the PlayBook’s 1 GHz dual-core processor offering blazing speed and glorious graphics.

The BlackBerry PlayBook is currently available from £169 (for the 16GB model) from retailers including Dixons, Curries, PC World, Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u as well as selected B2B resellers.

If you are BlackBerry user you would be mad not to get one.

You can see our demo of Modern Combat 2 below:

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Orange To Launch Quick Tap ‘Treats’

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We all like a treat. Orange today unveiled ‘Quick Tap Treats’ – the UK’s first mobile contactless retail reward scheme, in partnership with the EAT. restaurant chain. Quick Tap Treats will allow all Orange customers with NFC enabled handsets to simply tap their mobile phone on specially designed posters at any of the 110 EAT. outlets* so they can receive a free treat each day – from a free baguette or piece of fruit, to a free coffee.

Building on the success of the first contactless mobile payments service launched last year, the next phase of Quick Tap (the umbrella name used for Orange’s UK NFC services), sees all Orange customers with NFC handsets able to use their phones for the new Quick Tap reward programme, Quick Tap Treats.

From launch, these Quick Tap customers will be eligible to receive one on the following ‘treat’ reward options everyday.  New treats will be added over time:

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It’s not Tegra 3, it’s 4-Plus-1

battery-saver-ninja-coreNVIDIA wants to make sure that consumers get the full skinny on their new Tegra 3 chip’s architecture. Sometime last year we did an article sharing that the Tegra 3 is actually a 5 core chip, rather than just a quad-core chip. It has 4 primary cores for running intensive calculations, but also has a 5th "shadow-core" (which has also been called the "ninja-core" by NVIDIA). This 5th core is designed to handle easy to calculate and mundane tasks to free up battery life and improve over-all efficiency. Previously, their in-house name for this architecture was "Variable Symmetrical Multiprocessing", but that is rather a mouth-full to share as marketing speak. So, to make things easier, they came up with the simple alias, 4-PLUS-1.

You can see below the quote from NVIDIA’s press post:

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