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 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.
Lenovo might have an actual commercial wearable soon, but it won't be as ambitious as its C1 Google Glass rival . This Lenovo Smartband, with a model number SW-B100, is quite simply a modest fitness tracker that hooks up with a smartphone for your usual notifications and data syncing. Everyone is getting into wearables these days, so it isn't surprising that Lenovo wants to be there too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Polaroid is best known for being a camera company but it has been dabbling in mobile devices, even a smartwatch, of late. Its Socialmatic camera takes it back to its photography roots but with a very peculiar twist: this Android-powered camera lets you print out photos on the spot.
Not everything that will happen this month will go down at IFA 2014 this week. Samsung has another event scheduled for a different subset of its fans, the ones more interested in its mirrorless interchangeable lens camera line.
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.
To say that tech and gadget geeks are all excited about the upcoming IFA 2014 in Berlin has to be one of the understatements of the year. There are a lot of expected new devices to be launched this year and Japanese OEM Sony is no exception.