Sony today announced that the sales of the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system reached over 1.2 million units worldwide as of February 26th. PS Vita experienced an initial burst of momentum when it launched in Japan followed by Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Newly launched in North and Latin America, Europe and PAL territories as well as in Singapore on February 22nd, sales have exceeded expectations surpassing over 1.2 million units worldwide.
Toshiba today announced that the Excite 10 LE tablet will be available for purchase from select U.S. retailers on March 6. Previously introduced as the Excite X10, the Excite 10 LE is the world's thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet powered by Android 3.2, measuring just 0.3 inches (7.7mm) thin and weighing just 1.18 pounds (535g) carries a starting price of $529.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB model.
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Microsoft announced the new Xbox 360 Special Edition 4GB Kinect Family Bundle which includes a glossy white Xbox 360 4GB console, glossy white Kinect sensor, white Xbox 360 wireless controller and a copy of two of the most popular Kinect tiles: Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventures as well as a three month subscription to Xbox LIVE Gold and will be available while supplies last for US $ 299.99.
Announced at this year's CES, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (4G LTE Tablet)will be available from Verizon Wireless starting March 1st for $499.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Samsung introduced the newly released S Pen SDK (Software Development Kit) 2.0, which enables developers to build applications that take advantage of the innovative pen input solution incorporated with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note. S Pen SDK 2.0 allows developers to make animation with recorded voice from the drawing.
You can download the S Pen SDK 2.0 from the link below.
Good news for business users who want to sell their old smartphone to bring new Android smartphone. As Motorola is offering up to $200 cash back for a old device when a Motorola Business Ready smartphone is purchased, providing an instant online quote, pre-paid shipping label, and payment within four to six weeks of receipt. In addition, company offering the MotoAssist IT service to give business users access to IT professionals who can help set up accounts, transfer contacts seamlessly, and even work directly with corporate IT departments.
Samsung and Rovio teamed up once again to bring exclusive Angry Birds content to Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Angry Birds Space official launch announcement will be on March 8th, and Angry Birds Space arrives on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac on March 22nd. Checkout the Angry Birds Space teaser 2 (video) after the cut.
Today, Orange announced that it will launch a new high-performance Android smartphone powered by Intel Atom Z2460 1.6GHz processor codenamed "Orange Santa Clara" in Europe this summer. The Orange smartphone will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread but promising ICS upgrade shortly after launch. It has a 4.03-inch display, 8MP camera, 16 GB of memory and weighs in at 117g.
Today Intel announced a beta version of Intel Cloud SSO, an identity and access management-as-a-service (IAMaaS) offering available on Force.com. With Intel Cloud SSO, enterprise users gain single sign-on access to all Salesforce.com applications and dozens of other SaaS apps, through a secure, personalized portal. Strong two-factor mobile authentication, user account provisioning and de-provisioning, enterprise-class identity lifecycle management features, and integration with McAfee Cloud Security Platform provide end-to-end protection for cloud-based apps. The beta is available to a limited number of customers, with general availability scheduled for Q2.
ZTE the new ZTE Orbit smartphone based on the latest version of Windows Phone (Mango) and comes with 4GB of memory, HD Voice, and a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash. The ZTE Orbit will be available in the second quarter of this year.
Intel and Lava collaborated to launch XOLO X900 - India's first smartphone with Intel Inside. XOLO X900 is based on Intel's reference design, and packs a 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 processor, a 4.03-inch high-resolution LCD touch screen, front and rear-facing cameras, support for HSPA+ networks, built-in NFC, and HDMI connectivity. No word yet on pricing but the XOLO X900 Android smartphone is expected to hit retail shelves in India early in the second quarter this year and will support all major 2G and 3G networks.
At MWC, ZTE has announced the ZTE Era, one of the thinnest quad-core devices on the market. Based on the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor and equipped with a NVIDIA Icera 450 HSPA+ modem, the ZTE Era packs high definition multimedia capabilities into a package that is just 7.8mm thick. The Era has a 4.3 inch QHD screen giving high quality 960 x 540 pixel images, running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) 8GB of memory expandable with a MicroSD card, HD voice and Dolby sound.
At MWC ASUS announced ASUS PadFone which transforms into a three-in-one combination of a smartphone, a tablet and a notebook when accessorized with the PadFone Station and PadFone Station Dock. The ASUS PadFone 4.3-inch smartphone featuring a Super AMOLEDqHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and VGA front camera. Other specs include 16 to 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, GPS, a gyroscope, HSPA+ and 1,520mAh battery. No word on pricing yet but will ship in April.
Today at Mobile World Congress 2012, HTC announced the upcoming availability of the HTC One S, with T-Mobile as the premier launch partner in the U.S. Expected this spring, the HTC One S is T-Mobile’s thinnest smartphone (7.95mm), featuring an ultra-sleek, aluminum unibody design. The next smartphone to take advantage of 4G technology (HSPA+42) running on America’s Largest 4G Network, the HTC One S is T-Mobile’s first product to ship with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense 4.
AT&T announced that the HTC One X featuring new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be available from exclusively form AT&T in "coming months". HTC One X will be one of the first phones in the U.S. to feature HTC Sense 4 and also marks the first occasion a Beats by Dr. Dre-powered handset has made an appearance on AT&T. Other than that HTC One X features the same a 4.7-inch 720p HD screen, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and 8MP camera.
HTC today announced Android 4.0 powered the HTC One V smartphone joining HTC One X and HTC One S. This phone packs a 3.7-inch WVGA LCD display, 1GHz processor, a 512MB RAM, 5MP camera, 4GB onboard that can be augmented via 25GB of Dropbox (available on HTC One Series), or the available microSD slot, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth.
Another phone joining HTC One Series—HTC One S features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display and a new dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (MSM8260A) processor. HTC One S packs dual camera (8MP rear and 1.3 MP front), running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0, has 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
At MWC, HTC announced the Android 4.0 smartphone -- HTC One X codenamed Endeavour. The HTC One X features a beautifully crafted polycarbonate unibody that has the ruggedness of metal but is super lightweight. HTC One X is powered a 1.5GHz Super 4-PLUS-1 quad-core with an integrated fifth Battery Saver Core and a high-performance 12-Core NVIDIA GPU. It features 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 resolution) 720p HD screen crafted from contoured Corning Gorilla Glass, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi, DLNA, 8MP rear and 1.3MP on front and 1,800mAh battery.
Samsung announced the launch of another 10.1-inch tablet--Galaxy Note 10.1. Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and features a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 3MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP on front and HSPA＋connectivity. Read the complete press release and Galaxy Note 10.1 Specifications after the break.
At MWC, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 (Galaxy Player). The Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 packs a 4.2-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display, runs Gingerbread 2.3, 2MP rear and VGA front camera. It also bundled with Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, includes connectivity options—Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. Read the full specs after the break.
After launching the Nokia Lumia 900 as its first LTE smartphone, Nokia is also making the phone available around the world in a DC-HSPA variant, for high speed data connection (42Mbits download) in countries where LTE is not available. The Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display features 8MP camera, 512MB RAM and running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). It is also the first Lumia phone to feature a front-facing camera, with large aperture and wide-angle lens for sharp, bright images and video calling out of the box. The Nokia Lumia 900 will be available in white, cyan and black, is priced at EUR 480 and also expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2012.
Nokia today announced its fourth and entry level Lumia smartphone- Lumia 610. This entry level Windows Phone (Mango) packs a 3.7-inch LCD (WVGA 800 x 480 pixels) display, 256 MB RAM and have 8GB of internal storage but no microSD support, which means no option to expand beyond using Skydrive. Lumia 610 features 5MP auto focus camera, a 1,300mAh battery promises 6.5 hours of talk-time and 530 of standby, HSDPA CAT 7, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, A-GPS and FM radio. It comes in white, cyan, magenta and black, priced at EUR189 and is expected to begin shipping in the second quarter of 2012.
Nokia announced Nokia 808 PureView, the first smartphone to feature Nokia PureView imaging technologies. Nokia 808 PureView comes with a 1GHz processor, running Symbian Belle, a 4-inch Corning Gorilla Glass (640 x 360 pixels) display and 41 MP camera sensor with Nokia Pureview Pro imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics. There's 512MB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage that is expandable (up to 48GB) via microSD. It also features Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI, DLNA, High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector), 3.5 mm Nokia standard audio connector with TV-out, Secure NFC, A-GPS and FM radio.
At MWC 2012, Sony announced Xperia U along with Xperia P smartphone. The Xperia U comes with 3.5-inch Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 5MP camera on the rear with HD recording running Android 2.3 which upgradable to Android 4.0 (in Q2 2012).
At MWC 2012, Sony announced the Xperia P smartphone features a 4-inch WhiteMagic display, a 1 GHz U8500 Dual Core processor, 1GB RAM, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) (Upgrade to Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich, planned in Quarter 2 2012), a 8MP rear camera with LED flash and Auto focus and VGA on front. No details on pricing yet.
Samsung today introduced Samsung Galaxy Beam, the projector smartphone that allows users to display and share multimedia content anywhere on a large luminous projector screen.Galaxy Beam is equipped with 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3, 768MB RAM, 8GB internal memory, a 4-inch (480x800) display, Bluetooth, WiFi connectivity and 2,000mAh battery.
Over a week ago, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.o) and today company announced it’s 10.1-inch variant the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1). This 10.1-inch tablet features a 1GHz dual-core processor, 10.1-inch WXGA(1280x800) PLS TFT display, 1GB of RAM, VGA front camera, 3MP rear camera, Bluetooth 3.0, 16GB/32GB memory, a microSD slot and running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). There's no word on pricing yet, but Samsung plans to start selling 10.1-inch Tab during March starting from UK.
Huawei, today introduced the world's fastest quad-core smartphone, the Huawei Ascend D quad. Powered by the Huawei's K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor running Android 4.0, the Ascend D quad features 4.5-inch 720px HD touchscreen, a 8MP rear camera, a1.3MP front camera, Dolby 5.1 surround sound, support for LTE and an 1,800mAh battery which will last for two days with normal usage.
Microsoft is rolling out a new billing portal named Microsoft Your Account, replacing the old http://billing.microsoft.com which allows users to easily manage a variety of Microsoft account types, including MSN, Windows Live, Windows Phone, Xbox and Zune.
Indian Telecom operator BSNL and Pantel announced that it would bring three tablets. Out of three, the cheapest one (T-PAD IS701R ) to be sold for Rs 3,250 ($66), few hundred rupees more than commercial Aakash tablet but with better specs.
Sony Mobile released the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Beta ROM for selected Xperia range. Sony has made a number of improvements to the ROM, including an updated UI, improved lockscreen, activated GSM modem and FM radio and a quick dial.
Acer's Ice Cream sandwich smartphone CloudMobile which won design award before being announced has been leaked in detail ahead of MWC 2012 by Cellulare Magazine, who also made the hands-on video. Acer CloudMobile packs a 4.3-inch (1280×800) touchscreen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8MP camera on the back, HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC. You can checkout the demo video after the break.
Acer today announced its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered Liquid Glow Smartphone which will be showcased in MCW 2012 along with Acer CloudMobile. The Liquid Glow sports a 3.7-inch display, 5MP camera with LED flash, NFC support and will be available in early summer 2012 in trendy colors - Sakura Pink, Alpine White, and Cat's-eye Black.
Dropbox unveiled its new app auto-upload feature for Android smartphones which is now available on Android market and promised to release Apple iOS version shortly. User will get 500MB of storage after their first automatic upload and can receive up to a total of 3 GB extra for free.
Normally, Box offers 5GB cloud storage to free users but today Box along with releasing an update to its app (v1.6) announced that Android users who log-in between now and March 23 will see their Box accounts permanently upgraded to 50GB. In addition to that Box increases the upload limit which means you can now upload files up to 100MB. Now that's the best free cloud storage option to backup your files.
HTC One X is HTC's first quad-core smartphone, expected to be introduced at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2012) Barcelona and folks over Pocketnow published the first press shot (above) of this device. HTC One X powered by Android 4.0 ICS features a stunning a 4.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 720p resolution and expected to be launched in Q2 2012.
ASUS today on its Facebook page announced that Eee Pad Transformer TF101 owners' has the v.18.104.22.168 firmware will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OTA update. Company is already rolling out ICS OTA update in Taiwan and will hit soon in other regions.
LG today officially unveiled its first Quad-Core processor smartphone, LG Optimus 4X HD. It features a 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor (NVIDIA Tegra 3) running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) True HD IPS, a 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP cam on the front . It also includes a 2,150mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
After crossing the 10 Million landmark back in September, Samsung today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S II (Model: GT-I9100) has achieved 20 million global channel sales in 10 months since its debut in April 2011.
AT&T today announced that on March 4th it will begin selling the Samsung Rugby Smart for $99.99 with a two-year commitment and monthly minimum data plan. Samsung Rugby Smart will launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread features a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, 4GB internal memory, a 5MP rear facing with flash and auto focus with HD 720p video recording along with 1.3MP camera on the back.
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After completing the acquisition of Sony Ericsson and renaming it to Sony Mobile Communications, Sony has now launched the official Sony Mobile website making sonyericsson.com a history. You can check out the new Sony website by hitting the source link below.
After unveiling a new 3D smartphone, Optimus 3D Max as well as L-Style handsets, LG is all set to revealed it's first quad-core smartphone LG Optimus 4X HD (previously spotted online as the LG X3) at MCW 2012. This device should boast a 4.7-inch 720p display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core application processor, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 8MP rear camera and support HSPA 21Mbps.
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) rolled out version 2.4 of of its open source Apache HTTP Server software. It's the first major release in six years and comes with a long list of improvements with main focus on cloud and configuration flexibility.