Category Archives: MOBILE

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

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Updated With Retina Display And iPhone 7 Gets Red Edition

Well, if you haven’t heard. Apple has updated the 9.7-inch iPad with bright 9.7-inch Retina display and also, finally, (PRODUCT)RED comes to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The announcement, which was made yesterday, also sees a slight dip in the 9.7-inch iPad pricing. The Retina display-equipped, A9-powered tablet will be available to order this Friday (March 24) online with a starting price of $329. It is not exactly cheap by tablet standard, but it is, after all, an Apple and so, it will always command a premium over other makes. Continue reading Apple 9.7-inch iPad Updated With Retina Display And iPhone 7 Gets Red Edition

Seriously, You Guys Should Check Out The OS On This “Less Distraction” Phone

At this point, most people are slaves to their smartphone. I attribute this observation as a transitional phase of humans picking up new habits which, as with many changes in history, is hard to accept as the future. Just think of the time when digital camera was introduced. Back then, some photographers had their hands up in the air with comments like “are those even real cameras?” But as time has proven, digital imaging is the future and not an option. I think you get the idea. Continue reading Seriously, You Guys Should Check Out The OS On This “Less Distraction” Phone

Huawei Flagships P10 And P10+ Have Leica Camera On The Front Too

And when thought handset maker like Huawei is content with awesome Leica-engineered main camera, the China communication titan have its newest flagships, P10 and P10+, equipped with a Leica front camera – and that’s addition to the Leica Dual rear shooter. How well those performance remains to be seen, but theoretically, it should be pretty up there and a brilliant news for Leica fans, maybe? Anywho, Hybrid Zoom is in order too and so is 3D facial detection. Huawei is really banging on the duo. The handset giant also go to length to coat the devices with specially selected Pantone colors co-created with Pantone Color Institute: Pantone Greenery and Dazzling Blue, which the company described as “captivating deep blue shade.” Tasty. Continue reading Huawei Flagships P10 And P10+ Have Leica Camera On The Front Too

Win 98-powered DIY Smartwatch Made Windows 98 Great Again, Well, Kind Of…

Between the beginning of Windows to now, Windows 98 is perhaps the OS we reminisce most. It was not the greatest OS, but by comparison, it was the easiest to use. I dare say that Windows 98 offers me some fond memories and apparently, the same applies to one Michael Darby, AKA 314Reactor, who decided to bring back the beloved OS and into a big-ass, DIY smartwatch. The result may not appeal to all gadget lovers cos’ for one, it is a Windows 98 that is not natively designed for touch functionality and second, the operation is sluggish and as the man described it himself, “pretty much unusable,” but for someone like me who are all up for steampunk-ish, industrial gadgets, Darby’s work of art sure is apple to my eyes. Continue reading Win 98-powered DIY Smartwatch Made Windows 98 Great Again, Well, Kind Of…

Caviar Honors Putin With The Russia President-Themed Nokia 3310. Really?

Caviar is an exquisite delicacy consisting of salt-cured fish eggs which is renowned throughout the world, but unbeknownst to many outside of Russia, there’s another Caviar that is equally exquisite, if not more, and it isn’t edible. Caviar, or Caviar Phone to be more precise, is as the food it is named after, as exquisite as it sounds and as you might have already guessed, this company luxe up gadgets for a living like what Goldgenie and the likes are doing. But this Russia-based luxe company isn’t content with just dishing out gold-embellished gadgets; it themed them with famous figureheads, such as a gold Trump-themed iPhone 7 (very fitting, I must say), but that device is pale in comparison to the company’s latest offerings: a Putin-themed, wait for it… Nokia 3310! Continue reading Caviar Honors Putin With The Russia President-Themed Nokia 3310. Really?

Huawei Watch 2 Has 4G Support That Lets You Use The Watch As A Phone

Major tech trade show is heaven on earth for tech enthusiasts, but it can be a pretty brutal event for manufacturers. Why? If a brand launches something new, it’d make sure the company are all geared up in the marketing aspect, or else it risks being drown out by a whole other drool-worthy tech. Speaking of which, the Huawei Watch 2 was one of the many gadgets announced during the early part of this year’s MWC 2017 in Barcelona, but for some reasons, we feel that it is not getting the love it deserves. In any case, if you haven’t heard, yes, the 2-year-old Huawei Watch finally has a successor and it is called, well, Huawei Watch 2, naturally. Continue reading Huawei Watch 2 Has 4G Support That Lets You Use The Watch As A Phone

Network Equipment Maker TP-LINK Showcased New Smartphones At MWC

If you didn’t already know, TP-LINK, a company better known for making network equipment, has been making smartphones since 2015 under the brand called Neffos. Hmm, even a router maker? I guess the smartphone market pie is too huge to ignore? Maybe. The company took to this year’s MWC to showcase its products for, you know, exposure’s sake and among them are a pair of newer handsets, the 5-inch Neffos X1 and the 5.5-inch Neffos X1 Max. Some of you in Europe, S.E. Asia, and Middle East, may have already come across the former as it is already available in those markets. The X1 Max, on the other hand, will only be available in the same markets in Q2. Continue reading Network Equipment Maker TP-LINK Showcased New Smartphones At MWC

Here Are Four New Sony Smartphones To Coax Your Money Out Of The Wallet

MWC has always been a playground for Sony and this year’s edition is no different. In addition to announcing the Xperia Ear “Open-style Concept” and Xperia Touch Interactive Android Projector, the Japan electronics giant also unveiled four new Xperia smartphones joining the X-series family. The four mobile devices include a flagship Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs and “super mid-range” Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra. At this point, I have to wonder loud about how trying to cover every segments of the market is exceeding costly and makes no real business sense other than grabbing marketshare which does not translates to profitability. Continue reading Here Are Four New Sony Smartphones To Coax Your Money Out Of The Wallet

Samsung Announced Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book With HDR Support

As Samsung’s mobile division is dealing with the aftermath of fiery phone, alleged exploding washing machine and shady dealings, it is business as usual for other aspects of the business and that’s a good thing because, we won’t want to see another good competition goes down the drain. Speaking of business as usual, that already has been happening non-stop as the company tries to cope with unfortunate blunder (in the history of modern gadgets, that is) and it is no exception for Mobile World Congress 2017, happening in Barcelona, where the electronics giant has announced a new trio of tablets, Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Books. Continue reading Samsung Announced Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book With HDR Support

Nokia 3310 Lives Again In Color And With A Month’s Worth Of Battery Life

So you heard the exciting rumor and now here the official words from the maker: Nokia 3310 is alive once again – thanks to licensed Nokia phone maker, fellow Finnish company, HMD Global. If you are expecting an exact replica with modern innards, well, then I am afraid you might be disappointed. To be honest, I was expecting an identical reboot, except for more modern touches like the inner workings. So, in a way, I was both excited and disappointed. I mean, the phone is sleek and all, but it is not the 3310 we adored and you can’t even switch out the case like most Nokia handsets could in those days. Then again, I really shouldn’t cling on to the past. Continue reading Nokia 3310 Lives Again In Color And With A Month’s Worth Of Battery Life