When Samsung decided that it was going to release the fabled Samsung Galaxy S3, we saw Apple levels of hype around the unreleased device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 followed sharply in its footsteps, with a whole raft of rumours.
We’ve now seen some of these rumours come to fruition, and some disappear by the side of the road. Here we are though, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in hand, so what does it have to offer?
A bigger, better screen
After the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy Note just over a year ago, we wouldn’t have thought that Samsung would ever create a phone with [...]
LG has been teasing its upcoming Optimus G smartphone for weeks after promising LTE phones that would be “second to none” and now we finally have the full specs. When it arrives in Korea next month it will be the first with LTE mounted to a quad-core CPU, thanks to the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 at its center. The display is also groundbreaking, featuring LG’s fully integrated touch technology — sounds like its new in-cell touch to us –for a thinner screen and bezel. It’s a True HD (1280 x 768) IPS LCD, and LG claims when it’s turned off the 3mm [...]
A new Samsung Galaxy device will be unveiled in London on 3 May, the company has announced, sparking hopes that it could be the company’s successor to the popular SII mobile phone.Samsung refused to confirm, however, whether the announcement related to a much anticipated forthcoming phone or to a range of new devices.The launch at London’s Earl’s Court will, nonetheless, be the closest Google’s Android operating system comes to an event on the scale of an Apple launch.The expectation is that the evening event will at least include the successor to the popular SII phone, although the name [...]
We know Ivy Bridge is close to landing, but when damn it, when? Until we know for sure, what about these new notebooks from HP that sneaked out with barely a flicker of ballyhoo. There are four new Pavilions on their way, the dv4-5000, dv6-7000, dv7-6000 and g4-2000. All of them are getting the Ivy Bridge treatment bar the g4, which sticks with Sandy Bridge. The dv4 and dv6 both sport 2.3GHz i7-3610QM processors, GeForce GT630M graphics, Beats Audio and 14-inch or 15.6-inch (1366 x 768) displays respectively. The dv7 model steps things up with a 2.6GHZ i7-3720QM chip, GeForce GT 650M graphics [...]
We got a little worried when ITG missed its January unveiling for the xpPhone 2, but yesterday, this Windows 7-powered smartphone finally made its debut public appearance in Guangzhou, and we happened to be there to scoop up a demo unit. Since we last came across the second-gen xpPhone, its ambitious Chinese manufacturer has dished out more detailed specs: the 17.5mm-thick device comes with a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 LCD made by Sharp, multitouch input, an Intel Atom Z5xx series processor up to 2GHz, up to 2GB of RAM, up to 112GB of SSD made by Silicon Storage Technology, microSD expansion and a multipurpose [...]
So, what’d you have in the office pool? iPad 3, iPad 2S, iPad HD? Doesn’t matter, really. All that matters is that it’s here! This is the next generation of Apple’s iOS slate and, as usual, she’s a beaut — and yes, she’s still rockin’ a physical button. As was rumored this thing is packing a Retina display, potentially making this the most pixel-packed slate on the market. The 9.7-inch screen plays host to 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536 arrangement — that’s 264ppi. It’s not just a higher resolution though, the screen also boasts [...]
Swype Inc. has released Swype beta to support the current Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android mobile OS. Swype application makes the text input on screen faster and easier and allows to type 40 words per minute on screen.
You can download Swype beta for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by getting registered on Beta.Swype page.
The 13-inch laptop has gone on leaps and bounds recently, thanks massively to Intel’s Ultrabook specifications.
At the moment, all Ultrabooks feature 13-inch screens, with 14 and 15-inch models incoming later this year.
In many ways, a 13-inch laptop is the perfect size for a portable PC; they’re not as fiddly and squint-inducing as netbooks, but not as heavy and awkward as a full-on notebook.
The price of these machines is higher than netbooks though, so if your wallet’s feeling the strain we recommend you take a look at our guide to the 15 best netbooks in the world today.
TechRadar has teamed up with HTC to offer one of the smartest and fastest Windows Phone handsets on the market to a lucky winner: the HTC Titan.
This Titanic phone (sorry) is one of the stand out performers in the market, thanks to the whopping 4.7-inch screen boosted by Super-LCD technology.
Not only is it running the latest version of Windows Phone (7.5 or Mango to its friends) but it also comes with a whole host of features not seen on other Microsoft-powered handsets.
You can download movies through the HTC Watch service, or use the virtual surround sound effects to supercharge your music [...]
Sony’s latest attempt to lift a slice of the handheld pie so ably scoffed by Nintendo is the PS Vita: a chunky black slab of portable PlayStation.
It’s a substantial revamp of the company’s handheld legacy that started with the PSP and has evolved, until now, through five largely identical models since its 2004 debut.
Each step saw minor revisions – three of which, the PSP-1000, 2000 and 3000, were basically size revising updates – and attempts to chase a rapidly changing market.
The PSP Go added a sliding-case design further shrinking the device, and ditched [...]