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iPhone fatigue in Hong Kong & Singapore

1/28/2013 |

Reports of Apple’s decreased market share is coming in from all over the world. Here’s a current report showing a clear trend showing that the mobile traffic from iOS devices has shrunkt from a peak of 72 percent in January 2012 to 50 percent this month.

Android devices has picked up from 20 percent to 43 percent.

In Asia’s trend-setting cities, iPhone fatigue sets in [reuters.com]

Another report from Wall Street Cheat sheet shows that the growth for Apple products has slowed down much faster than they anticipated: Is Apple the new Microsoft [wallstcheatsheet.com]

Firefox OS phone

1/22/2013 | 3

Mozilla just revealed the developer phone that can be used by developers to do stuff for the brand new Firefox OS. The new mobile OS looks quite interesting and the specs for the developer phone has clearly been put together with a budget perspective as the processor is quite slow, the camera is low resolution etc.:

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz
UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch
3 MP Camera
4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB
1580 mAh battery
Over the air updates
Unlocked, add your own SIM card

More info over at mozilla.org.

Review of the Nokia Lumia 920 camera

1/17/2013 |

The camera of the Nokia Lumia 920 is supposed to be really good, so DP Review spent some time and published a review of just the camera part of the new Nokia phone. It features a 8.7 megapixel sensor with a f2.0 lens, so the specs are quite good. The only bad thing with the review is that it lacks any comparision; it would be great to have it compared with the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3. However, their conclusion is:

What they like:
Optical image stabilization enables blur-free slow shutter speeds
Dedicated two-stage shutter button
Wide field of view
Flexible choice of aspect ratio
OIS steadies video shooting
Great screen
Solid build

What they don’t like
Ho-hum pixel-level image quality even at base ISO
Some clunkiness in camera app interface”

Check out the full review.

Nokia Lumia 920

9/5/2012 |

Nokia Lumia 920

Today Nokia announced their first Windows phone – the Nokia Lumia 920. It looks like Nokia is on it’s right way with this one – but still, is it enough to compete for real with Apple and Samsung? We will see but if you read the specs it’s an OK phone – especially the camera part. But still, I will not exchange my iPhone for this one. Specs and more images inside.

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iPhone 5 rumor roundup

9/4/2012 |

Here’s a nice infographic featuring a summary of all the iPhone 5 rumors that are circulating. If you should summarize the summary you get the following:

Bigger screen – 97%
Unveiled on Sept.12 – 96%
New connector – 94%
Relocated jack – 94%
Support 4G/LTE – 92%
Available in Sept. – 89%
More powerful processor – 89%
New design – 89%
More RAM – 81%
New nano-SIM – 79%
Enhanced bluetooth – 72%
Better camera – 55%
NFC capabilities – 42%
Available in Oct. – 11%

Check out the full infographic here. [nowhereelse.fr]

iPhone 5 prototype gallery

9/2/2012 | 1

iPhone 5 Prototype

A bunch of photos of a iPhone 5 prototype that looks authentic recently appeared in this Flickr gallery by ‘Chrisbrownie91. As mentioned earlier it’s a bit thinner, a bit longer and the back of the iPhone 5 has a nice matte finish. Check out the gallery inside.

iPhone 5 Prototype

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Fake (?) iPhone 5 from the IFA 2012 (Video)

9/2/2012 | 1

This video popped up on several sites today and it says it’s a ‘world exclusive video’ of the new iPhone 5. It looks pretty fake to me but we will see the real thing in a couple of weeks – it might, just might, be the real deal. But I wonder why they didn’t turn it on if it was the real deal.

Bluetooth gloves

8/31/2012 |

Bluetooth gloves

Engadget found these cool bluetooth gloves that function as a headset – with a small speaker built into the thumb and a microphone in the pinky. They are called ‘Hi-Call’ and you can get them for €49 in October. Video after the jump.

Hi-Fun’s call-receiving Bluetooth gloves, hands-in [Engadget]

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Samsung GALAXY Camera

8/29/2012 |

Samsung Galaxy Camera

The Samsung GALAXY Camera (aka EK-GC100) is an interesting new camera from Samsung. I have actually been waiting for these kind of cameras for a while, because it’s an obvious next step to do what Samsung have been doing with the new Galaxy camera – integrating Internet and apps into the camera! It’s too early to say if this camera is a good one, but if you just read the specification sheet it sure looks great; 21x optical touch zoom lens, a bright 16M BSI CMOS sensor, quad-core processor, WiFi and 3G & 4G connections. If they just add some proper phone functionalities I guess that many would switch their Android phones for a device like the Samsung GALAXY Camera as the camera keeps becoming more and more important when you decide what phone to buy.

Full press release after the jump.

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iPhone 4s

10/4/2011 | 3

Well, we didn’t get a new iPhone 5 today, but at least we got a nice upgrade. The new iPhone 4s features a dual-core A5 chip for improved speed, a new 8 megapixel camera sensor with new optics (looks quite interesting this one!), full 1080p HD video recording and a new voice driven intelligent assistant. Read all about it after the break.

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