Casio’s Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch plans are nearing fruition, with the first pairing of a low-power wireless watch and Android smartphone headed to Japan’s NTT DoCoMo in the next few days. The NEXT MEDIA PP N-01D offers the usual Japanese niceties, like a 4-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, wireless charging, 8.1-megapixel camera, along with water and dust resilience, but [...]
At Google I/O 2014 Android Wear came out with a bang, appearing with three smart watches ready for release later this summer. Starting today both the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live - newly announced today - will both be made available for pre-order. The LG G Watch will be released with a 1.
Google announced LG G Watch’s availability at Google I/O today and now we have official specs of said smartwatch. It turns out LG G Watch is rather powerful considering we’re talking about a smartwatch here. It is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chip and has 512MB of RAM, which we could categorize as a low to mid-range Android smartphone.
Sony has just revealed two Xperia devices for the Japanese market. One is the Xperia Z2 Tablet that we already know about. The other is a rather mysterious Xperia ZL2, which is like the Xperia Z2 only smaller. Just as the first Xperia ZL was announced after the Xperia Z, so too this successor comes just a few months after Sony's current flagship, the Xperia Z2.
The first two Android Wear devices are being shown off this week at Google I/O 2014 and have been put on sale through Google Play. Both of them square-faced, both of them working with the first iteration of Android Wear.
For a long time it looked like Microsoft had forgotten that it owned Skype , but the VoIP and video call service is finally being capitalized on with the new Nokia Lumia 735 and Lumia 730. Billed as ideal for Skype and selfies, the Windows Phone 8.
2013 was the year of the smartwatch. In promise, anyway -- maybe not delivery. Of themany,manydifferent,colorfulandunusualtimepieces that would populate our blogroll, it was perhaps Samsung'sGalaxy Gearthat made the most headlines. Why? Partly because it was a new product from one of technology's biggest players, and partly because it was just so bad.
The buttons are easier to type on, the battery lasts longer, it's familiar. No, we're not talking about BlackBerry this time, but the Japanese feature phone. Glorious, folding forefather to the smartphone, and the form-factor that gave birth to gara-kei, a shorthand phrase for "Galapagos phones". It's a negative term pointing to devices that simply wouldn't survive outside of Japan.
This isn't the first time we've seen details of the smaller Panasonic Toughpad , however as of today we have a bit more in terms of a price and release date. First things first though, the Panasonic Toughpad will be available in two versions -- one with Android and one with Windows 8.1. The former will be the Toughpad FZ-X1 and the latter will be the FZ-E1.
Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!Asus announced its Android Wear-powered smartwatch at this year’s IFA in Berlin. The device sports a 1.63-inch AMOLED display 320 x 320 in resolution. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz is powering the device with 512MB of RAM included in the watch as well. This watch comes with Bluetooth 4.
Following its brief appearance on the German Play Store, the LG G Watch has officially gone up for pre-order. The pre-order has surfaced at the website MobileFun.com , where the smartwatch is being offered in black and white versions for $254.99 USD.
Samsung isn't short on smartwatches, but the Gear S is something a little different. Wrapping a 2.2-inch curved Super AMOLED touchscreen around your wrist is one thing, but the Gear S also includes a 3G connection for use away from a smartphone.
I’m bored with theSamsung Galaxy Note 2 which is the main phone thatI use when I’m not in the process of testing other phones. We’re right at the beginning of the new phone rollout season and so far Verizon Wireless has sent me the new HTC One M8 and now the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android smartphone to try.
That Samsung released a Pink edition of the Galaxy S5 comes as no shock. After all, it has done something like that before. But for some strange reason, it now felt the need to justify why it is being launched exclusively to Japan. Samsung's premise is that Japan loves pink. Maybe even love is an understatement.
Jabra has a new duo of headsets (and a pair of earbuds), all of them boasting wireless connectivity and a roster of features, not the least of which is long battery life and the promise of solid audio quality. They've all made their IFA 2014 debut, and will be available in the next handful of weeks at various price points.
Microsoft has a new upper-midrange Windows Phone for IFA 2014 , the Nokia Lumia 830, a 5.5-inch PureView smartphone that will debut with the latest Lumia Denim OS. Toting a 10-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics and optical image stabilization, along with LTE, the Lumia 830 should hit shelves this month.