Archive for February 28th, 2012

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Pre order the LG Optimus 4X HD

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Clove have dropped us a line today to let us know that the LG Optimus 4X HD is now available to pre order. At £456 including VAT it isnt cheap but you do get a lot for your money. Clove are listing the 4X HD to arrive in June.

The Optimus 4X HD is LG’s first quad-core smartphone, following on from the manufacturer’s introduction of the first ever dual-core smartphone just 12 months ago. Combining NVIDIA’s latest 1.5GHz Tegra 3 with True HD IPS display, the LG Optimus 4X HD delivers PC-like performance in the palm of one’s hand.

It’s not just the power of a quad-core handset that the 4X HD offers, but an HD multimedia experience. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor is the world`s only 4-PLUS-1T Quad-Core mobile processor designed for high-level multimedia performance but utilizes a fifth battery-saver core to handle less demanding tasks such as active standby and music playback. When running at full speed, the 12-core graphics processing unit (GPU) in Tegra 3 delivers a visually rich experience and console-quality game playability.

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ZTE Goes High Definition with the PF112 Smartphone

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ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) today announced the ZTE PF112 – a high definition smartphone with exquisite image quality.

The ZTE PF112 has a 4.5-inch HD screen giving 1280×720 pixel image quality with 16M colours and is the latest in a new portfolio of ZTE smartphones running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).  Launched today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the ZTE PF112 packs exceptional video, audio and comms capabilities into a high-end metallic 130 x 66 x 8.5mm candy bar form factor handset with capacitive touch screen.

Equipped with an 8 MP auto-focus and LED flash camera, a front-facing 720p camera for video calls, face recognition, touch focus and HDR exposure bracketing, the ZTE PF112 is aimed at anyone who demands a high quality screen experience from their smartphone.  Also included in the device is HD Voice, Dolby audio and HSPA+ and WiFi connectivity with UMA, together with 8GB eMMC and 1GB RAM memory.

“The ZTE PF112 raises the bar in Android smartphones,” said Mr. He Shiyou, Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminals Division of ZTE. “Consumers increasingly expect High Definition and, with this new Android 4.0 smartphone, we have made this HD experience accessible so that more people can enjoy their visual content such as videos and photos to the maximum.”

 

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TAT show off some BlackBerry PlayBook funkiness

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TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) have been showing off what they do best at MWC this week. The Swedish UI design company were purchased by Research in Motion a while ago and at MWC they have been demonstrating why.

In the following video you can see several BlackBerry Playbook’s integrating with one another in a way I have not seen with any device before. It is truly remarkable.

Whether you are a BlackBerry fan or not you have to see this. It is the cleverest thing I have seen in a long time. I can certainly see why RIM made the acquisition.

You can see the video below:

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Rovio and Samsung collaborate with Angry Birds Space

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Samsung Electronics and Rovio today announced a collaboration for the upcoming Angry Birds Space game launch.

The leader in smart mobile devices and the leader in mobile gaming have partnered to launch the latest title in the world’s most successful mobile game franchise. As a part of their strategic partnership, Samsung and Rovio will cooperate to promote Samsung’s smart mobile devices and Rovio’s upcoming new game.

The Angry Birds are preparing a rescue mission to boldly go where no bird has gone before, with low gravity environments and brand-new never-before-seen worlds. Working with Samsung and its internationally renowned range of Galaxy smartphones and tablets, Rovio is bringing exclusive content and a fantastic new adventure to fans.

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A mysterious new Toshiba tablet appears at MWC 2012

toshiba-quad-core-77-1For some reason, Toshiba decided to sneak out a new quad-core screamer of a tablet at Mobile World Congress this year. It’s a 7.7-inch device with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor powering it. The device is called the AT270, and is ultra-thin and blazingly fast! In fact, the guys from SlashGear said it was the thinnest at the show and left them thoroughly impressed. Here’s a list of its specs:

  • Tegra 3 quad-core
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16-64GB of internal storage.
  • Rear facing camera and micro-SD slots
  • Barely thicker than the 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 1280 x 800 AMOLED HD 7.7? screen – extremely vivid and crisp images

Right now, this one is just a prototype, but looks to be something Toshiba plans to bring to market at some point… hopefully soon.

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