Category Archives: Smartphones

After Fire tablet its the new Fire Phone from Amazon

amazon-fire-phoneAmazon’s new offering from its tech department is the new Fire phone which offers 3D views and lot of other gimmicks.

The Fire phone has 4 front facing “ultra-low power” cameras to track the movement of the users head and render a 3D image by adding depth rather than creating the “pop-out” effect.

The users can also scroll the web page by tilting the phone. It offers gesture controls that we find similar to the Galaxy range of Samsung’s phones and other devices which not many people use. Continue reading

Motorola Moto X Launched

MotoXA few weeks after the successful launch of Moto G, now Motorola launched Moto X Android Smartphone, the much-awaited in India. Motorola has once again chosen to partner with online retailer.

Flipkart, who will be selling the Moto X solely in India. Moto X comes with 16GB capacity and is priced at INR 23,999 ($393). The wooden back versions planned for future in teak and walnut pattern will be priced at INR 25,999 ($425) for the same 16GB capacity.

The woven white and black options are currently available in market, Flipkart would be selling the Moto X in 3 more different colours in India, with including red, royal blue and turquoise, which will be arriving later but providing an option for pre-order. Continue reading

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen says he is ‘considering’ bringing app back

FlappyBirdGameThe creator of Flappy Bird has admitted he is thinking about bringing back the app – just a month after taking it down.

Dong Nguyen stunned fans of the popular smartphone game in February when he said he was removing it from Apple’s App Store because it had become “an addictive product”.

But now, in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the Vietnamese said he was “considering” bringing it back. Continue reading

Google announces Project Tango

google project tangoGoogle has built a prototype Android smartphone that can learn and map the world around it. The device comes from a new initiative called Project Tango, and it’s ready to get the phone into developers’ hands to see what the technology is capable of.

Google says that the phone will learn the dimension of rooms and spaces just by being moved around inside of them — walking around your bedroom, for example, would help the phone learn the shape of your home. Continue reading

Yota Dual Screen Phone Set For European Launch

Dual-Screen-YotaPhone-to-Be-Unveiled-at-MWC-2013-Runs-Android-4-2-Jelly-Bean-3The innovative dual screen Yota smartphone, manufactured in Russia, is set for release in European markets, and will offer an e-ink second screen that will consume minimal power.

Battery life is one of the biggest bug bears of many a smartphone owner. Most of us have phones that can perform a massive array of tasks, but unless you carefully invest in a phone with a mammoth battery, or keep a second battery on hand at all times, it can prove impossible to last even a day before having to recharge. This leaves many users curbing their usage.

St Petersburg based phone manufacturers Yota believe they may have a solution to the problem.

Yota are best known for making modems and routers, and this is their first smartphone release, but it could prove popular with certain groups of buyers. As well as a 4.2” LCD display, similar to those found on other phones, it will also feature a second e-paper screen. Continue reading

HTC One Mini And HTC One Max Banned From UK

htc-one-mini-sizeNokia has delivered a major blow to HTC, as a High Court judge has ruled that the phones infringe on a patent held by the Finnish firm. The HTC One will remain on sale, although the judge leaked that a replacement for the device is due in early 2014.

The patent wars between smartphone manufacturers has heated up in recent months and years. Apple, Samsung, and Nokia, in particular, have gone head-to-head in a number of court cases. The aim of the cases is almost certainly to protect the patents that each company owns, but delivering a potentially harmful blow to the opposition is almost certainly seen as a positive by-product of the move.

Nokia and HTC may not be the most popular smartphone manufacturers in the UK but do account for nearly 10% of all sales when their sales figures are combined. Continue reading