Sony Xperia Tablet Z available for preorder with an introductory offer

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z which features a ‘Full HD Reality Display’, is available for pre-order. The incredibly thin, IR-sporting 10.1-inch device provides us with a 1920×1080 WUXGA (full HD) screen.

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This Jelly Bean running tablet consists of 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB RAM, a 2MP camera up front, and an 8MP camera in the rear.

To help up-sell these $499.99 16GB black model, Sony is throwing in a free cradle accessory to customers that pre-order a $599.99 32GB model in white. Pre-orders must be done by May 24 to be eligible for a free cradle.

 

Source: https://blog.sony.com/2013/04/xperia-tablet-z-preorder/

Google Glass CPU and RAM specifications detailed – somewhat similar to Galaxy Nexus

Not too long ago, when some part of Google Glass spaces leaked out there, two critical parts were missing, CPU and RAM.But thanks to Jay Lee, a hacker who got his hands on a pair of Google Glass, managed to get those critical information. He has connected his Glass up to Google’s ADB software and analyzed the debug data to find out the operating system and hardware was powering the Google Glass.

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As It can be seen here, in the ADB printout, Google Glass Explorer is running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. CPU is OMAP 4430 – a dual-core from the same family of processor used in the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The ADB printout returned that the system has 682MB of RAM, but most likely it is 1GB of RAM and the system is reserving some part of it.

You can see the details from Lee’s Google drive.

 

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5995441/these-are-google-glasss-cpu-and-ram-specs

Samsung expected to ship 10M Galaxy S4 in the first month

Samsung is expecting to ship 10M Galaxy S 4 phones in the first month of its sale, reports DigiTimes. The Supply chain sources familiar with the component orders of Samsung, it is also redicted that Samsung plans to ship as many as 30 million Galaxy S4 smartphones in the Q2, 2013.

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The company has lined up launching program in 50 countries and more than 300 carriers. It will without any doubt boost its initial sales numbers. The Galaxy S4 is not expected to see any delays in shipping like the pccurences in HTC’s One and Apple’s iPhone 5 mainly
because of Samsung’s in-house manufacturering of most of the components.

Source: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130418PD210.html

AT&T perfectly happy to unlock your smartphone only after you are out of contract

AT&T has posted on their blog explaining that they are perfectly happy to unlock your device as long as the customer is paying his or her bills and they have fulfilled their service agreement commitment.

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They have said that:

While we think the Librarian’s careful decision was reasonable, the fact is that it has very little impact on AT&T customers. As we make clear on our website, if we have the unlock code or can reasonably get it from the manufacturer, AT&T currently will unlock a device for any customer whose account has been active for at least sixty days; whose account is in good standing and has no unpaid balance; and who has fulfilled his or her service agreement commitment. If the conditions are met we will unlock up to five devices per account per year. We will not unlock devices that have been reported lost or stolen.

If you’d like to read AT&T’s full blog post detailing their unlocking policy, you can go to AT&T’s website.

Rumor: Next Sony Xperia smartphone could be coming this summer, may have Firefox OS

The Sony Xperia Z is less than two months old and the first leak of another flagship handset is here. Codenamed C670X (the Xperia Z was C660X), the new phone packs quite a punch and would outperform the Xperia Z.

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The leaked information says that the new device will have a full HD 4.8-inch display, 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The camera is rumored to be in the 13MP and will most likely consist of sub 1.5 micron pixels. There is no word on the OS at the moment, but if recent events are the proper indication, then it could be having Firefox OS.

 

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/sony-xperia-z-could-get-a-high-powered-brother-this-summer-1134744

BlackBerry Z10 receives first update – battery life fix, low light photography and performance improvement for 3rd party apps

Software and firmware updates are something we all have grown accustomed to over last few years. Now BlackBerry Z10 owners are getting the experience of their first updates on the new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system.

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Update version 10.0.10.85 was released this morning and pushed out as an OTA update. The update fixes issues with battery life, and features 60+ optimizations that can help to extend the battery life even further. Developers will also see better performance from their apps as the update includes some tweaks to make everything run better and faster.

The development team at BlackBerry has made some significant improvements on how well the image sensor processes low light photos. The photos are now brighter, more vibrant and sharper the previously seen photos. The update is roughly 150MB and is available on some carriers now, with a worldwide roll out gradually taking place over the next few weeks.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/01/first-bb10-update/

HTC One will be the flagship phone of HTC in this year

HTC have confirmed that they are making the new HTC One its sole flagship handset. Phil Roberson, HTC’s executive director for U.K. and Ireland, revealed that the HTC One will be true to its name.

“We just said, ‘Let’s just create one flagship device this year,'” Roberson told Omio. “This is The One.”

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HTC One flagship device is quite a good looking device and comes with specs that also satisfy. We’ll see if this single flagship model will work for HTC. However, this doesn’t stop HTC from releasing other devices. It just means that they shouldn’t have higher specs or prices than the HTC One.

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/htc-one-will-be-htcs-only-flagship-phone-this-year-1134591