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By January 7, 2013 Read More →

NVIDIA Introduces World’s Fastest Mobile Processor

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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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By January 7, 2013 Read More →

Samsung launches their ‘Dream the Blues’ campaign

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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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By January 4, 2013 Read More →

ARCHOS TV connect – video

We posted last night about the ARCHOS TV connect, so to follow up here’s a quick demo video from them showing it in action.

ARCHOS TV Connect

 

The over-the-top box includes an HD camera for video calls and comes with the TV touch remote – letting you control Android on your TV exactly as you would your Android tablet or smartphone – zoom, tilt and rotate.

 

Posted by: James

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By January 4, 2013 Read More →

Sainsbury’s want a slice of the mobile pie

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It looks like Sainsbury’s want to get in on the mobile action. The supermarket is initially opening two phone departments at the Letchworth and King’s Lynn stores where they will sell contract, pay as you go and SIM free devices as well as a range of accessories. All the UK’s major networks are will be available, (EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone) so like the big rival Tesco, the full range or products and services will be on offer.

The deal has been struck in conjunction with A1 Comms who will supply the airtime and 20:20 Mobile who will supply the devices. To entice customers; Sainsbury’s are offering customers 2,500 Nectar card points with a new contract.

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: ‘We’re always looking at ways to serve our customers better and we are trialing moving our mobile phone offer into a new dedicated location within our Letchworth and King’s Lynn stores.

It’s early days for Sainsbury’s and we don’t yet have prices or the full range of devices, but it is rumored that they haven’t yet had the go-ahead from Apple to sell the iPhone. We will of course update you when more is known. Great to see another Supermarket taking the bull by the horns.

Source: mobiletoday.co.uk

 

Posted by: James

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By January 3, 2013 Read More →

Samsung announce the NX300 camera

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Today Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, announced the launch of the NX300, the new flagship model in its successful NX series. The NX300 once again raises the bar for compact system cameras (CSC), delivering an outstanding combination of features, functionality and style for perfect shooting in every moment. Samsung also announces the new NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens, the first one-lens 3D system capable of capturing both still images and full HD movies in perfect 3D quality.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, Samsung UK and Ireland, said: “Since its launch in 2010, the Samsung NX System has become synonymous with innovation and design, making the best digital imaging technology available to everyone without compromising on style. The NX300 builds even further on this illustrious heritage. Not only does it deliver incredible speed and accuracy through advanced photographic features, but it is truly built around the user, with upgraded SMART Camera functions making shooting and sharing both easy and seamless. We are also very proud to introduce the first one-lens 3D system alongside the NX300, opening up a whole new world of 3D photography and video recording for consumers everywhere.”

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By January 3, 2013 Read More →

ARCHOS Unveils TV connect–Future Ready your Existing TV – First and Only Multi-Touch for Android on TV

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ARCHOS, a pioneer in multimedia portable devices, is pleased to announce the ARCHOS TV connect, the “only Multi-Touch TV for Android” for your apps and games. The ARCHOS TV connect turns any HDTV into an Android powered smart TV providing the full Android ecosystem with a specially designed TVTouch remote.

The TV connect allows you to control your TV just like a tablet – tap, swipe, zoom in, zoom out, select or type. With the TV connectusers will be able to play games, stream videos, video chat in HD, email friends or surf the web all from their big screen TV. The ARCHOS TV connectruns Android 4.1TM ‘Jelly Bean’ and will be available starting in February, 2013 for £99.

“As a pioneer in multimedia Android devices, we wanted to create a bigger, better way to enjoy Android,” says Henri Crohas, Founder and CEO of ARCHOS.”The ARCHOS TV connect provides users with a multi-touch, multi-media Smart TV experience powered by Android.”

 

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By January 2, 2013 Read More →

Vodafone introduce ‘Nearly New’ – offering better deals for customers

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Vodafone has launched ‘Nearly New’, offering pre-owned smartphones at a discount for pay as you go (PAYG) and pay monthly (PAYM) customers. It makes it more affordable for customers to get their hands on a smartphone, helping to increase take-up of the mobile internet among the mass-market (rather than being aimed at early adopters or people who already have a smartphone). We’re particularly targeting pay as you go users who have yet to make the leap to a smartphone (smartphone take-up among new pay monthly customers is over 90% already).

Crucially, all pay as you go ‘Nearly New’ handsets come with a 12 month warranty and all pay monthly ‘Nearly New’ handsets have a 24 month warranty. It’s worth noting that currently the majority of pre-owned smartphones that are used in the UK have been bought from eBay.

For PAYG customers it means they can get a smartphone at a reduced up-front cost (saving up to £155) and for pay monthly customers it means they can get a smartphone on a cheaper monthly price plan.

Nearly New is available for PAYG across all our stores now and will be launched online next week. It’s available in selected stores for pay monthly customers and also online.

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By January 2, 2013 Read More →

Is this Sony’s next Xperia flagship device?

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With CES kicking off next week in the USA, Sony are expected to announce the Xperia Z at their press conference on Monday evening. The image to the right has been leaked and the device looks to quite a beauty. Believed to have a 5 inch display, a 13MP camera and running Android 4.1 it could be time for Sony to regain some market share from the likes of Samsung?

If the image is indeed correct I’m loving the fact that Sony have ditched hardware buttons on the front of the handset and everything is now on screen.

Roll on next week for confirmation.

 

Source: unwiredview

Posted by: James

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By January 2, 2013 Read More →

A (belated) Happy New Year!

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year.

Regular visitors my have noticed the uncharacteristic lack of new items over the past week. Unfortunately both James and myself were really ill over the Christmas period so have been out of action.

However, normal service will shortly be resumed.

Lots of good things planned for this year too so watch this space!

 

Posted by: Matt

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