Not content with the size of the Galaxy Note ll, Samsung announce two more
gigantic Mega sized phones. Dubbed the Mega 5.8 and 6.3 these two phones take large Android phone to a whole new level.
The larger of the two handsets, the Mega 6.3 will as its name suggests have a 6.3-inch 720p LCD display, LTE, 1.7GHz dual-core processor and come running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are all included, the rear and front cameras are 8-megapixel and 1.9-megapixels respectivley and storage sizes come in 8GB and 16GB with 1.5GB of RAM and a 3,200mAh battery.
The lesser Galaxy Mega 5.8 has a 5.8-inch QHD display with only a HSPA+ radio. The processor is clocked at 1.4GHz with 1.5GB of RAM. Storage is also 8GB/16GB expandable through a MicroSD card and it comes with a 2,600mAh battery.
Both Mega phones are due to ship next month.
Today has been a bad day for the network O2. From 1:30pm GMT O2 has been experiencing a major network outage affecting thousands of its users. Although not all customers are being effected by the networks issues, it is still impacting a large user base with those being affected left without the ability to call, send text messages or even use the internet on their phone.
O2 engineers are currently looking into the problem but there is no ETA for when the network will be fully up and running again.
Bringing up the rear in terms of rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy Note are AT&T. Lagging behind most, AT&T have finally got their act together and decided that they will roll out Android 4.0 for the Note on July 10th.
By now we all know the ins and out of ICS but the Galaxy Note also gets what Samsung like to call the “Premium Suite”. The Premium Suite gives you added functionality to the S-Pen optimized applications such as S-Note.
Via: The Verge
When it comes to Windows Phone the Lumia 900 will be the first port of call for people when thinking about investing in Microsoft’s mobile OS. The polycarbonate constructed phone has drawn some interest towards Windows Phone and Nokia but both Nokia and Microsoft would of expected the Lumia 900 to make a bigger splash than it has thus far.
Now to get people talking about the Lumia 900 again, Nokia are releasing a Pink version exclusively to AT&T. The Pink Version is identical to all other Lumia 900′s in all but colour so your still getting Nokia’s 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 1.4GHz processor and a 8-megapixel camera.
You’ll be able to order the pink Lumia 900 from July 15th in a AT&T store or from their site.
Source: Nokia conversations
The Wall Street Journal has two sources that say Apple is preparing to start production on a smaller iPad in September. The sources say the screen will be smaller than 8-inches and that Apple’s suppliers for this smaller tablet are LG and AU Optronics. The Wall Street Journal usually has very reliable sources so there shouldn’t be any doubt that we’ll see a smaller iPad in the coming months and it makes sense for Apple to produce a smaller tablet, with the likes of the Kindle Fire and the recently announced Nexus 7 trying to capitalize in the 7-inch tablet market
If your planning on playing Halo 4 online (and you obviously are) Microsoft say that you’ll need at least 8GB of free space to do so.
“At a minimum, you’ll need at least an 8GB USB Flash Drive or an Xbox 360 Hard Drive to play Multiplayer mode in Halo 4. For an optimal experience playing with an Xbox 360 Hard Drive is highly recommended”.
8GB comes across as a lot but you have to remember that Halo 4 will ship with 10 multiplayer maps.
By now we’ve all heard the news that RIM’s new hardware and software won’t be hitting the market until Q1 of 2013 at the earliest. A leaked roadmap obtained by BlackBerryOS shows that RIM are looking to launch their full touch screen device codenamed ‘London’ in Q1 of next year along with another touch screen with a physical QWERTY called ‘Nevada’.
Also mentioned in the roadmap is a new tablet going by the codename of Blackforest, which may be RIM’s 10-inch tablet. The current BlackBerry PlayBook is scheduled to get its BlackBerry 10 update sometime in the first half of 2013.
Research In Motion are also looking to release another two handsets in the second half of next year called Nashville and Naples but apart from that we have no other information to go on.
After a wave of recent data breaches , it looks like the site TechRadar is the next big website to be hit. TechRadar is one of the leading technology sites in the UK and tonight they have posted a statement confirming that their registration database has been compromised.
Registered users of the site have had their username, email address, date-of-birth and encrypted passwords stolen. TechRadar are contacting all registered members of the site and forums to let them know of the data breach and are urging users to change passwords if they use the same password for multiple sites.
See the full announcement at the source link.
If want a Samsung Galaxy Note but don’t like the thought of joining AT&T, a second carrier option will be arriving shortly.
The press image above all but confirms that the Galaxy Note is heading to T-Mobile. We’ve already seen the Galaxy Note with T-Mobile branding running Ice Cream Sandwich and we expect the retail units to be running ICS out of the box. T-Mobile will be receiving the HSPA+ version of the Note and will be available from July 11th.
Source: CellPhone Signal
When Microsoft showed us two new tablets they both looked very appealing. What they failed to announce was the price for either their Surface running Windows RT or the Surface running Windows 8 Pro.
A source close to Microsoft has informed TNW that the RT model will start at $599 and the Pro model at $999. The price for the Pro model isn’t really surprising but $599 for the RT version seems pretty excessive considering it won’t have no where near the app selection of an iPad and will have an inferior display coming in at 1366×768. The high price tag could be justified by the inclusive of the keyboard cover but I have a sneaking suspicion this will be an optional extra.
If the $599 price for the RT is correct, its going to be a hard sale for Microsoft to convince a regular consumer, let alone someone technically savvy to invest in the RT tablet.