Category Archives: MOBILE

Mobile communication devices including standard mobile/cell phone, smartphones of various platforms and OSes.

ZTE’s Crowd-sourced Android Phone With Eye-tracking Hits Kickstarter

Smartphones are mostly born out of top-down approach. Meaning, manufacturers assume what consumers need and dished them out, regardless of whether the features will be used or not. Some makers may leverage on surveys and focus groups to give a more accurate picture of the demands, but China handset maker, ZTE, did something entirely different. Embarking on a route less taken. Not only did it crowd-sourced the ideas of what a phone should be, but it has taken to Kickstarter to realize it. Refer to as Project CSX (short for Crowd Source X), Hawkeye smartphone – a name chosen by users – is based on ideas pulled from everyday users. Continue reading ZTE’s Crowd-sourced Android Phone With Eye-tracking Hits Kickstarter

More Stuff From Polaroid: Smartwatches, Smart TV And More

Rest assure that this blog and these few posts are not sponsored by Polaroid. I wish it was, so we could stop worrying about our finance. Anywho, there are few more products coming from this 80 year old company which serve to further cement that fact that it is here to stay after being revived. These products include a spanking new smartwatch series, Chromecast built-in Smart TVs, an updated Cube action camera, its first 3D pen for EU market, and 3D printer and 3D pen for North America markets. We shan’t bore you with details; instead we will give you a quick rundown, starting with a new smartwatch and fitness tracker series. Continue reading More Stuff From Polaroid: Smartwatches, Smart TV And More

Porsche Design Touched Huawei Mate 9 Cost A Cool $1,480

Once a upon a time, you can’t be called a true business person if you didn’t have a Blackberry. Blackberry was, at its peak, the name for on-the-go business-centric communication and so, it only made sense than that if Porsche Design want to pick a communication device to touch, Blackberry would be it. But the hey days are well over for the Canadian tech firm and with official words that it won’t making smartphone anymore, it only make sense for Porsche Design to look for an alternative to fill PD smartphone void and look they sure did, finding the next PD-touch to be Huawei Mate 9, a device that runs on the almost infallible Android Operating System. Continue reading Porsche Design Touched Huawei Mate 9 Cost A Cool $1,480

HTC’s Latest Smartphone Has ‘Liquid Surface’, 2 Displays And It’s All About U

Yesterday, HTC reminds me of its existence with the introduction of HTC U Ultra. Sorry for being so blunt. With so many phones in the market, it is easy to sink into oblivion if you are not too careful. Spending millions on A-list celebrity won’t help, neither is having a chief creative who looked like a Jony Ive wannabe. Anyways, those are history. Right now. U Ultra is, well, all about you. It is about your sound holes, your selfie, your photos, and your everything. It is a large phone. Large by today’s standard, offered by a 5.7-inch QHD super LCD 5 display packing in 513 ppi which has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with curve edge for protection. Continue reading HTC’s Latest Smartphone Has ‘Liquid Surface’, 2 Displays And It’s All About U

HMD Resurrects Nokia Smartphone, Brings Nokia 6 To China Market

Nokia smartphone has rose from the ashes thanks to HMD Global Oy, a Espoo, Finland-based company, who has proclaimed itself as the new home of Nokia phones and tablets. HMD is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets, and the first phone to roll out under its wing is an Android phone called Nokia 6. Before we continue, we ought to forewarn you not to expect anything extraordinary. Beyond the marketing talk about the “new design philosophy,” the Nokia 6 features are rather rudimentary, really. That’s not to say HMD isn’t giving it less TLC. The company surely did, after all, it is the company’s first Nokia Android phone. Continue reading HMD Resurrects Nokia Smartphone, Brings Nokia 6 To China Market

Tobii Eye Tracking Now Available On More Consumer Products

MSI’s laptop has it. Acer’s laptops, including the monstrous 21-inch curved screen laptop, also has it, and now, Tobii has revealed more consumer products that uses its eye-tracking technology. In all, a total of six consumer eye-tracking devices were revealed, including Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop, a few of Acer’s Predator gaming monitors, and Huawei’s Honor Magic smartphone. Now, we are not going to judge if eye-tracking is the future of computing or gaming, but we sure hope it is not another hyped-up technology that doesn’t last. However, we certainly hope it will be on all computing devices as a standard such as mouse, keyboard, and trackpad are. Continue reading Tobii Eye Tracking Now Available On More Consumer Products

Google Pixel C 64GB Model Gets $100 Off On Google Store Till January 7

Here’s another ‘don’t say we didn’t tell you’ post and this time, it is the well-received, but pricey Google Pixel C tablet that’s getting a significant* discount. Google has taken $100 off the 64GB model’s original price on Google Store (online, obviously). As mentioned, the discount only applies to the 64GB model and after lopping off 100 bucks, the 64GB model is the same price as the 32GB (32GB is out-of-stock anyways), which kind of makes it a good deal. However, it is by no means cheap in Android tablet standards. Pixel C is premium device and it was never cheap with or without discount. It is just ’good deal’ with respect its original price. Continue reading Google Pixel C 64GB Model Gets $100 Off On Google Store Till January 7

Samsung Brings S-Pen To Its New Chromebooks

This is the latest pair of Chromebooks from Samsung. Being one of the early Chromebook maker, Samsung is certainly no stranger to Chrome OS powered hardware, but the duo announced yesterday is different; they are designed with Google Play in mind which means, in addition to Chrome OS staples, you will be able to experience Android apps on these two devices too. While being a laptop/tablet hybrid isn’t new, it does boast a Chromebook first: a stylus. Now, that’s something refreshing, particularly because it is no ordinary stylus; it is a digitized pen, meaning your S pen experience on Samsung’s smartphones is now available on Chrome OS and this also means you get to enjoy pressure sensitivity when making its 0.7mm pen tip do your bidding. Continue reading Samsung Brings S-Pen To Its New Chromebooks

Would You Pay $14,000 Or More For A High-tech Secured Smartphone?

Smartphones that cost tens of thousands are not new, but those phones are, in most part, just regular smartphones clad in luxury materials and so, they are hardly something any rational person would drop money on. But what if that smartphone is put together by watchmakers, crafted from unique metal matrix composite, touts a military-grade built and above all, it promised to protect your privacy by being really, really secured? Well, folks, such are qualities Sirin Labs Solarin Military-Grade Super Smartphone claimed to possess and yes, it cost tens of thousands, or at least $13,800 to be exact. So can you expect from this exorbitantly priced device? Continue reading Would You Pay $14,000 Or More For A High-tech Secured Smartphone?

Only In Japan, You Will Get To Buy Star Wars-themed Android Phones

Star Wars movies are set in, presumably, a civilization far more advanced than mankind. However, the funny thing was, there were no smartphone or anything vaguely resembles one that could let them communicate at will like we do. Lucky for us, we do have this technology available to us and hence, we, specifically folks residing in Japan, will get to enjoy these Sharp Star Wars-themed smartphones offered by Japanese telecommunication giant, Softbank. There’s no question about these phones are a bid to ride the wave of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hype and they should work pretty well in the Land of the Rising Sun as, apparently, Star Wars is pretty huge over there. Continue reading Only In Japan, You Will Get To Buy Star Wars-themed Android Phones