How often do you find yourself frantically rubbing your phone on your shirt, or your finger on your pants because a little wetness assures the digitizer won’t respond properly? Did you know some people don’t need to? This is an issue of the past with a few phone models such as the Sony Xperia and the rugged workman’s phone by Caterpillar the Cat B15 because they use “WET FINGER TRACKING” digitizers. More…


Nokia Confirms New Lumia 928

Nokia Confirms New Lumia 928.


After the leaks of the Nokia Lumia 928 LCD Assembly and the billboard earlier seen, Nokia has finally confirmed the new device by releasing an official photo at Nokia USA’s website. The photo is tagged with “Capture the highlights.” Although the photo does not mention “928”, the number appears in the site’s URL.

Google’s X Phone, Nexus 5 Rumored won’t unveil at Google I/O

Google I/O is scheduled to take place in San Francisco from May 15th to May 17th, and the event is just around the corner. In the past, the company has announced many flagship projects and devices at the event, such as Google Music, Nexus 7 tablet and Google Now. Earlier speculations have suggested that, among other things, Google would announce the nexus 5 and the Motorola X Phone at the event, but the latest information suggests this may don’t come.

Google’s X Phone, Nexus 5 Rumored won’t unveil at Google I/O

Based on a recent news form Sidhtech, Google will not release the Nexus 5 and Motorola X Phone at this year’s I/O event. The company will instead reportedly announce a new Nexus 4 smartphone with both CDMA and LTE radios that will be compatible with Sprint and Verizon’s networks, among other announcements. Compared to the 8GB and 16GB models currently available, the upcoming smartphone is equipped with 32GB of internal storage.

Source: ETrade Supply

iPhone 5S Rumored to Come with Higher-megapixel Camera and Higher-end Processor

The latest news from DigiTimes revealed that the Apple’s next-generation smartphone components will start shipping at the end of May, and the new iPhone 5S has an opportunity of showing up in the third quarter. According to many previous rumors hit the website that iPhone 5S will be announced in July or June, and many people said Foxconn is currently preparing to ramp production on the iPhone 5S and that it may come equipped with a fingerprint sensor.

Based on its latest specification data, the DigiTimes also revealed that iPhone 5S will not receive a big change and may just be a slightly upgraded version of iPhone 5 (iPhone 5S), and iPhone 5S is expected to feature a higher-end processor as well as higher-megapixel camera modules.

Source: ETrade Supply.com

iPhone 5S and Cheaper iPhone to be Released in August

Apple has plans to launch multiple new iPhone models this summer, according to a new report. Citing claims made by Barclays Capital analysts, Chinese-language tech blog EMSOne reported on Friday that Apple will launch its next-generation “iPhone 5S” alongside the much rumored low-end iPhone model this coming August. The report claims that both Foxconn and Pegatron will be tasked with manufacturing the new entry-level iPhone, which may include a 4.5-inch display and a polycarbonate case according to an earlier report. Apple’s iPhone 5S will supposedly feature a design similar to the current iPhone 5 but with various new color options and other tweaks.

Source: ETradeSupply

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Announced: Can Make Calls

samsung galaxy note 8.0

Mobile World Congress 2013 kicks-off on Monday, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from getting things rolling already. The South Korea-based company has officially announced its Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, which is a direct iPad mini competitor.

Here’s a quick view of the Galaxy Note 8.0 features list.

  • Display: 8″ 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels (189ppi)
  • Dimensions: 210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm, 338 g
  • Stylus: S Pen, 1024 pressure levels, hover functionality
  • Chipset: Exynos 4412 Quad
  • CPU: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor
  • GPU: Mali-400MP
  • RAM: 2GB
  • OS: Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Memory: 16/32GB storage, microSD card slot
  • Still camera: 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with backlit sensor, face detection and Best faces feature, touch focus and image stabilization; 1.3MP front facing camera, video-calls
  • Video camera: Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps, LED flash,
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port with MHL features (TV Out, USB host), GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC
  • Battery: 4600 mAh
  • Misc: Nature UX, Extremely rich video/audio codec support, built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor, Smart stay and Smart rotation eye-tracking, Reading mode

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is little more than an upsized Galaxy Note II. Or is that a downsized Galaxy Note 10.1? The only differences are the new S-Pen software features that come with Android 4.1.2 and the latest TouchWiz, but those have already been made to the Note 8.0 predecessors. The S Pen for the Note 8.0 can control the physical menu/back buttons on the device with Wacom technology. Basically, you can use the S Pen to touch the capacitive buttons, which once only responded to a finger’s touch.

Samsung has yet to share pricing and availability for the Note 8.0, but from the sounds of its announcement, there will be both a Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G model. The latter will feature Samsung’s phone app thanks to the HSPA+21 (no LTE) on-board. Right, you’ll be able to make a call on your 8-inch tablet.

Source: ETradeSupply

Retina Display Apple iPad mini 2 with Color Options in Leaked Images


Leaked photos from a Chinese forum could be giving away secrets about the sequel to the Apple iPad mini. The 7.9 inch tablet was released by Apple with a resolution of 1024 x 768. This works out to a pixel density of 162ppi, which is a number Apple wants to raise substantially with the sequel. Rumors have circulated that the Cupertino based tech giant has decided not just to increase the resolution of the screen, but to make it a Retina display.

The leaked images of what is said to be the Apple iPad mini 2 shows a thicker casing than the one used on the original iPad mini. In the same way that leaked pictures of the thicker casing for the third-generation iPad 3 foreshadowed the Retina display on the that tablet, the thicker casing for the next Apple iPad mini would seem to reveal that as expected, the one major complaint buyers have had with the byte-sized (groan) version of the iPad will be addressed by Cupertino. We could see the next Apple iPad mini offering a screen with a pixel density of 324ppi. Analysts already have figured upgrading the screen to a Retina Display would require a 30% price hike on a tablet that is already priced near the top for its category.

The leaked photos also show that the Apple on back of the device has been replaced with a blue colored one. The color itself looks similar to what is available with the 5th-generation Apple iPod touch which means we could see several color options for the next Apple iPad mini.

Source: PhoneArena