Archive for January 7th, 2013

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Huawei announce two large Android devices – one so big it’s tablet size!

huawei-logoHuawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched the smartphone with the largest screen in the world, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate, at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The HUAWEI Ascend Mate features a huge 6.1-inch HD display, a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor and a 4050 mAh battery. Together with Huawei’s proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) battery efficiency technology and fast sharing technology, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate is proof that bigger is better.

“The HUAWEI Ascend Mate breaks barriers to deliver a supercharged entertainment, communication and creative experience for all your personal and professional needs,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “The HUAWEI Ascend Mate is an industry-leading smartphone and showcases our innovation as we continue to make great technology available to more people globally.”

HUAWEI Ascend Mate has a screen-to-body ratio of 73% – the highest in the industry – which maximises your viewing pleasure for emails, documents, video or games. The 6.1-inch HD IPS+ LCD screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720 for unsurpassed clarity and colour accuracy, and ‘Magic Touch’ which provides enhanced screen responsiveness even with gloves. The Ascend Mate is slim and stylish, designed to fit comfortably in a single hand at just 6.5mm thin at its narrowest part.

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Samsung ATIV S Unboxing Video


The last of the ‘first’ batch of Windows Phone 8 has finally arrived. The Samsung ATIV S was delayed several times, but was it too late once the likes of Nokia and HTC had already released a couple of new Windows Phones each?

The ATIV S is a big phone, with a 4.8 inch screen, but due to its thickness and weight it doesn’t feel huge which impressed me. Its Super AMOLED touchscreen is quite beautiful and protected by Gorilla Glass you can at least hope a drop won’t damage the display.

Under the hood is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor which is more than enough to ensure the ATIV S is nippy. With the improvements in WP8, over WP7, the Samsung ATIV S looks to be a nice alternative to the other Windows devices on the market. Its build quality doesn’t feel as good, but as the Android market has proven – that doesn’t really mean anything.

You can catch the unboxing and hands on video below, along with the full specs of the ATIV S.

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NVIDIA Introduces World’s Fastest Mobile Processor


NVIDIA today introduced NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 , the world’s fastest mobile processor, with record-setting performance and battery life to flawlessly power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation systems, and PCs. Tegra 4 offers exceptional graphics processing, with lightning-fast web browsing, stunning visuals and new camera capabilities through computational photography.

Previously codenamed "Wayne," Tegra 4 features 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce GPU cores – or six times the GPU horsepower of Tegra 3 – which deliver more realistic gaming experiences and higher resolution displays. It includes the first quad-core application of ARM’s most advanced CPU core, the Cortex-A15, which delivers 2.6x faster web browsing and breakthrough performance for apps.

Tegra 4 also enables worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support through an optional chipset, the fifth-generation NVIDIA Icera® i500 processor. More efficient and 40 percent the size of conventional modems, i500 delivers four times the processing capability of its predecessor.

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Samsung launches their ‘Dream the Blues’ campaign


Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of its ‘Dream the Blues’ campaign alongside Chelsea FC, providing youngsters with a once-in-a-lifetime football experience. The ‘Dream the Blues’ campaign, spanning eight countries across four continents, aims to encourage football-loving children, aged from nine to 13, to develop and achieve their football dreams. The initiative is an expansion of the Samsung-Chelsea FC Youth Football Camp programme, which has already benefited 5,000 children across the world since 2007.

Throughout the campaign, Samsung and Chelsea will visit youth football camps across the eight countries to provide training for local children to learn ‘The Chelsea Way’ from Chelsea Foundation coaches. From each of the local camps, the 16 most passionate participants will be selected to attend the Blues Camp in London to train and meet with the Chelsea players. The final camp will also offer successful participants the opportunity to build global friendships through football.

Applications will be given to Samsung Home Appliance customers in Mexico, Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of South Africa, China, Thailand, Brazil and Turkey. The campaign kicked off in Mexico on December 21, and local youth football camps will run in each country, ending in Turkey in April, 2013. The final Blues Camp will take place in London in May, 2013.

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