Wall Street Journal hints iPhone mini debut in 2013

Many sources have hinted towards the forthcoming reasonable iPhone earlier, though when the Wall Street Journal is affirming the guess, we have to listen.

The Journal simply arrived with a story that the Cupertino based manufacturer is working on a cheaper iPhone smartphone to arrive as soon as this year, and cited individuals briefed with this issue.

Whilst the previous rumour was that this market expanding iPhone will strive for a bigger touchscreen, WSJ states that it will truly look like the existing iPhone, though feature different, convenient to produce materials for the body, similar to the light sturdy polycarbonate that the S3 the Lumia 920 are made with, in the place of the costly glass metal alloy body that covers the iPhone 5.

This will actually represent the biggest change for the affordable iPhone edition, with other existing components going straight into it, whilst anything new the American manufacturer arrives with will be retained for its nobler more costly yearly version that should come in the summer.

Apple is not unfamiliar to offering different editions, sizes and colours for different tastes, as they do with the iPod range, if the rumour about a mass market iPhone in 2013 comes out to be true, it will be apparent that Apple is assertively aspiring to conquer market share from archenemy Android with a rapid change in its strategy.

So guys, what do you think about this issue? Let us know through the comments section given below.

CES 2013: Huawei unveils two new devices

Huawei press conference at Consumers Electronics Show is over as we anticipated it brought two fresh Android devices.

Huawei Ascend D2

The Ascend D2 flaunts a 5incher 1080p screen (that is 443 pixels per inch) with incredibly slim body, water dust resistance. The smart phone is powered by a home baked quad core 1.5GHz central processing unit with yet to be announced Graphic Processing Unit offers 2 GB RAM. It sports a 13 MP snapper on its rear that can shoot videos in 1080p format.

The remaining specifications include a 1.3 MP front snapper, 32 GB internal memory space, all round connectivity except Long Term Evolution, a 3000mAh battery. There is no micro SD card slot.

Huawei Ascend Mate

The Ascend Mate comes with a 6.1inches 720p screen, which works with gloves. The smartphone is expected to have the sleekest body in the market, its touchscreen covering 73 percent of its front. It is power driven by the similar quad core 1.5GHz central processing unit similar to the Ascend D2 possesses 2GB of RAM.

The Ascend Mate flaunts an 8 MP rear snapper with 1080p video recording a 1.3MP front viewing one. The LTE connectivity is absent on the Ascend Mate either, though at the moment there is a micro SD card slot for increasing the integrated storage. The battery is also bigger obviously, up to 4050mAh.

Huawei Ascend D2 leaked images surfaces online; could land at CES 2013

The worldwide edition of the Huawei Ascend D2 has been surfaced with a fresh UI on its front ready for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2013. This thingy will surely be displayed at the Huawei press conference at CES. But, at the moment, we only have the specs list.

This smartphone comes with a 5 display at 1080p HD resolution with Huawei’s proprietary multi core 1.5GHz central processing unit in it. This smartphone will also flaunt a 13 MP snapper on the rear, a front viewing snapper included for video chat, a 3,000mAh battery beneath the hood. This smartphone has already been unveiled in the Chinese market its final specs list for worldwide sale will be disclosed at Consumers Electronics Show 2013. At this instant it is not clear if this handset will be the mere thingy to be unveiled there, though if the rumors turn out to be true, we could see some more great devices as well.

One really exciting elements in the leaked images is that it is posted by Unwired View‘s Google+ account. Thus, there’s some strange unofficial flavor about it.

This smartphone is ready to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S3 with its rather same styles and also with the LG lineup, particularly the LG Optimus G the LG Nexus 4.

Both of these devices have similar specs lists appearances. Keep the white variant of the LG Optimus G along with this edition of the Ascend D2 you will have a tough time distinguishing them apart (apart from the brand names, obviously).

Google Nexus 4 sold out again

The Google Nexus 4 is again back on the United Kingdom Google Play store, though you will have to wait until 2013 to lay your hands on it.
The LG manufactured smartphone has been very popular was immediately sold out after its release. Initial reports stated that the first allotment of the 4G handset sold out in just 30 minutes.

This feat was in last month. And one more time the search giant has started taking orders for the Nexus 4. Sadly, eager consumers gave the handset a great response, one more time the smartphone did the impossible. Actually, the SIM free 8GB Nexus 4 is sold out. The search giant’s website states that they are out of stock.

The £279 16GB Nexus 4 is similarly out of stock, though the search giant hints that it will start shipping in five to six weeks. It implies that you could buy this smartphone in early to middle of January 2013.

Users who somehow to get one states that their phones are still around 2 weeks away from getting shipped.
google nexus 4
If you are not aware of this handset, here’s some help for you. The Nexus 4 comes with a 4.7” 7681280 IPS LCD screen, a Qualcomm S4 Pro central processing unit, 2 GB RAM, an 8 MP camera runs on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. Connectivity features include HSPA+ 3G connectivity, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi.

We just hope that this handset gets available pretty soon. If you happen to order this handset, let us know about the shipping dates through the comments section.

Nintendo uncovers the Wii mini; affordable with a few compromises

Only yesterday, there was rumors on internet that Nintendo is aspiring to make a new Wii. And this product will be smaller, less expensive, and more compact. It does no take much for the rumors to come true, as Nintendo’s has lastly uncovered it, named the Wii Mini.

It will be accessible from December 7, and the package will comprise of a red Wii Remote Plus a Nunchuk controller. The console is more flat-rested, which must be disappointing for the vertical admirers. Sadly, it will not support GameCube games such as the newest Wii. It will also lack the capability to connect to web for Virtual Console or Wii Ware gaming titles.

The absence of online support is strange considering the Japanese major’s policy to be more online-friendly as we’ve seen in the Wii U. perhaps, this device is aimed at consumers who haven’t ever used a gaming console before, or only desires an affordable Wii. At the moment, Nintendo has not hinted anything if it will be accessible outside of the Canadian market in its press release. Only thing that we are certain of is its reasonable price tag. It will be offered for $99 in Canada.

There are some reports that the Japanese gaming giant has no intentions of releasing the Wii mini in the UK. Their complete focus in on the newly-launched Wii U. Also, no one in the UK will settle for a gaming console with no online support. Still, if any of you believes otherwise, please let us know through the comments section below.

Google Play making news again; Wish lists Google Calendar app now available

The Google Play Store has become a huge source of tech-related news. The latest story is about a fresh wish list attribute that allows users to make a list of the applications users wish for. Just bookmark that application you are fascinated with, and it will automatically keep it on the wish list. Sadly, at this moment there is no method to send the wish list to your friend, who could buy all these applications for you.

Moreover, the wish list is not just restricted to applications. Users can include videos, songs eBooks to it. But remember that, this list is merely to remind users what they want to buy from the apps market.

One more news about the Google Play Store is about the Google calendar application which is accessible for users to install on their Android smartphone if they dont already possess it. Several Android-running variants, as users can expect, already comes with the stock Google calendar substituted by the OEM. The Google Calendar application also exists on a Nexus model.

Some of the added attributes consists of the capability to snooze events from a notification if they are not prepared to get up wish the alarm to go off afterwards. Users can enjoy Ill be late texts automatically propelled to the event members under some situations pinch-to-zoom can be utilized to move in out of a day. Finally, the Google calendar application permits users to set a home time zone to assist user to handle their intended events more competently whilst traveling. There are a few cautions. HTC smartphones do not seem to desire to work with the application users need to run Android v4.0.3 or higher.

A look at the expected features of the upcoming Android v4.2

As the unveiling of the next Nexus phone Android edition, rumors are increasingly revealing the details of both the operating system the widget. Still, no one can authenticate them.

As per the latest report from Android and me, the Android 4.2 will arrive with Android customization center, project road runner, improved Google Now, refurbished stock video player a fresh Play Store.

As we discussed earlier, Android customization center appears to be an answer to deal with maker customizations. Instead of the default system-wide addition of custom user interface, we will get some room, where manufacturers could offer added attributes, themes, language packs, widgets, sounds, etc. Whilst, it would be necessary for Nexus makers to use this, since they have to fulfill the obligations of providing stock Android experience customization center will be the mere place where they can include their own material, though the usual retail units won’t essentially arrive with stock Android.

Coming to Project Roadrunner, same as the Project Butter user interface smoothness, the search giant has enhanced the battery life of Android smartphones in Android 4.2 with Project Roadrunner. If this is correct, this is definitely a welcome enhancement for all Android fans.

We will also get an improved edition of Google Now in Android 4.2; Android Me is claiming that this enhanced Google Now can reply to phone FAQs.

Other alterations are anticipated in Google Play the stock video player. Video player is supposedly receiving a huge revamp will arrive with fresh APIs for other video services to tie in.

The Android v4.2 is hoped to be unveiled in October at AllThingsD’s Dive into Mobile conference.

HTC takes on Nokia, unveils new Windows Phone 8 handsets

HTC has decided to go one-on-one with Nokia by uncovering two fresh brilliantly-colored phones that have been selected as “signature” Windows Phone 8 smartphones by the Redmond-based software giant.

The Taiwanese mobile phone maker has been under pressure from decreasing incomes as it fights in the Android-running market with Samsung. So, betting on an alternative is makes sense for them. The smartphones will be offered from November on different networks all over the world.

The two HTC phones – the Windows Phone 8X the Windows Phone 8S – will place them straight against the Finnish mobile maker, who earlier in September also released two colorful Windows Phone variants.

Both manufacturers have been hindered from placing their devices on sale or even declaring prices since Microsoft hasn’t officially declared the Windows Phone 8 operating system; that will not occur before the ending of October, along the release of the fresh Windows 8 desktop tablet OS.

Similar to the Finnish manufacturer, HTC has to generate enough revenues from is new lineup of smartphones to survive in the smartphone market, where Apple and Samsung already control half of the total smartphone shipments. The latest iPhone from the Cupertino-based telecommunication giant has alaredy been touted successful, with Apple bragging 2 million pre-orders. And now the handset has been launched, HTC will not have easy to gain some traction. However the Asian giant is expecting some help from Microsoft’s marketing.

What you guys think about these new smartphones? Let us know about your views through the comments section given below.


Windows to surpass Android by 2015

Taiwan-based analyst TrendForce states Windows-running slates will overhaul Androids marketplace share by 2015, due to the attendance of Microsoft Office on the tablets running on the platform.

The forecast can be discovered in a report prepared by an analyst Eric Chiou from TrendForce named 2010-2015 Market Shares of Tablet PC Operating System.The forecast has been released by WitsView, one of TrendForces sub brands that specializes in screen technologies their makers. Chiou informed that the forcasts are somewhat dependant on “tracking slate shipments panel shipments”.

Chiou also stated that Windows 8 slate’s integration of business software like Office will not merely distinguish it from the majority of other entertainment-oriented slates, though also permit it to successfully gaining a piece of Apple Android gadgets market shares.

Windows 8 slates will not, though, affect the market share of the Cupertino-based telecommunication giant, but will leave some influence. Android, though, could be badly affected. The reason is that Android-running devices can’t match the Cupertino-based mobile phone makers efficient hardware or content offers.

The search giant start to develop more content do some hardware and software enhancements, but the patent tussle with the Cupertino-based mobile phone maker is expected to make some long-term challenges for Google. Microsoft also needs to develop a large content ecosystem, if they want to succeed in the battle for the market share in the tablet computers market.

So, guys what do you think about it? Please let us know about your views through the comments section given below.

Rumor: LG Optimus G hitting US market shelves

LG Qualcomm has sent invites for a shared event scheduled to happen on September 19 in New York City. The invites states that the proposed event will be all about a new handset, and we expect the device to be none other than the US edition of the Optimus G.

The event is named Live Without Boundaries, though that does not actually provide us with much info about the character of the phone to be declared. Though there is still a significant hint to be found on the invite, which points to the fact that it could be the quad-core Krait-powered LG Optimus G.

The smartphone is already unveiled for the South Korean market, thus the official images are already available for our pleasure. If you utilize any of the image editing software to correct the invite’s photograph brighten up the shadows. In this manner, we can witness the smartphone present in the similar rear as the Optimus G. The most-telling proof is the loudspeaker grille position the texture on the rear.

Obviously, it might be a mere coincidence the South Korean mobile manufacturer could have some other product to declare. However, the probability of that is very less. Obviously, we will keep you updated about the event.

So guys, we have reached the end here. What do you think about this invitation from LG? Is Optimus G coming to US? Or the South Korean mobile maker has a new device for us? Let us know about your precious views through the comments section given below.