Tuesday, June 14, 2016
In a cut-throat industry like the smartphone market, you got to innovate to survive. You got to have something different may it be “bendable” smartphones, edge screen, etc. Now Vivo is teasing with their future device, a transparent smartphone.
The model above poses in a promo image posing with a see-through smartphone. It can be a real transparent smartphone, like in the movie Captain America 3 in which Tony Stark holds a transparent gadget. Or, the company just wanted to conceal the actual design for now.
Vivo Mobile is a China-based multinational technology company that designs, develops, and manufactures smartphones, smartphone accessories, software, and online services.
I would love a transparent smartphone.
VIVO X6 Plus Unlocked Smartphone Android 5.1 Dual 4G MT6752 Octa Core 4GB 64GB $573.99
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Dell unveiled their latest Inspiron laptops at Computex in Taiwan, they have included a 17-inch laptop in their Inspiron 7000 line. Dell claims that it is the world's first 2-in-1 laptop at 17-inch size.
They've also updated their 11, 13, and 15 inches Inspiron 2-in-1 models, as well as its 15-inch and 17-inch Inspiron 5000 conventional notebooks.
The latest 2-in-1 laptops will be available beginning June 2 on Dell's website, with the Inspiron 5000 notebooks going on sale later this year.
The 2-in-1 laptop design let their user rotate the screens to 360 degrees to turn them into tablet. Other laptop makers limit the size to 11 and 13 inches since 17-inch models are heavey and not very mobile. But Dell believes otherwise, their Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 will prove that laptop with bigger screens can transformed to a tablet too.
The Inspiron 7000 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch is equipped with Full HD resolution screen and an infrared camera that allows users to log in to Windows through the Hello feature just by glancing at the camera.
It will be powered by 6th generation Intel Core processorss, NVIDIA's GeForce 940M graphics chip and it has a backlit keyboard.
It has USB Type-C, which you can use an optional adapter that can be connected to devices through HDMI, Ethernet, and USB 3.0. The USB Type-C port can also be connected to a external battery pack to add usage hours.
The Inspiron 5000 2-in-1 series has almost the same features as the Inspiron 7000, however they are only available in 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes. The casing for this device are made of plain plastic. Price for the Inspiron 5000 2-in-1 starts at $529, while the Inspiron 7000 has a $749 starting price.
There's also a new 11-inch Inspiron 3000 2-in-1 convertible laptop that starts at a very affordable price of $249. It is aimed at children and budget-conscious shoppers. It is equipped with an Intel Pentium chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage space and a 1,366 x 768 touchscreen. It has one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 connections, an HDMI socket and a microSD slot. It will be available June 2nd, initially in red and blue, followed by gray and white at a later date.
Dell Inspiron i7359-8404SLV 13.3 Inch 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) $738.90
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 13-Inch 2-in-1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop, Intel Core $569.00
More Dell Inspiron Products here
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Taiwanese tech company HTC is trying to earn back it's prestige in the smartphone business that was lost due to cut-throat competition and unremarkable smartphone line-up, with their latest flagship smartphone the HTC 10. Their HTC M9 was clearly a disappointment.
The HTC 10 has overhaul its design, and pump it up with a superior audio. They have ditched the machined metal trim and replaced it with an all-glass front with beveled edges. It sports a 5.2-inch Super LCD5 display with pixel density of 564ppi. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 820, Quad Core, 64bit, up to 2.2GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM.
There's plenty of storage space for your videos and photos at 32GB that can be extended using microSD up to 2TB.
The HTC 10 is equipped with a 12-UltraPixel rear- facing camera and f/1.8 lens. Images has impressive level of detail with fine color saturation. The selfie front facing camera is just average at 5MP, it covers 86° wide angle. It has Full HD 1080p video recording and voice selfie.
Another thing that will get your attention is its BoomSound audio system. The external speakers are pretty average but listening music through headphones is impressive. Battery is 3000 mAh that according to HTC can give you up to 27 hours in talk time. It runs on Android 6.0.1.
It comes in “Carbon" Gray, “Topaz" Gold and “Glacier" Silver.
5.2-inch quad-HD display
32/64GB internal storage
3,000 mAh battery
Android 6.0.1 & Sense 7.0
12 UltraPixel camera w/OIS
5 UltraPixel selfie camera w/OIS
HTC 10 5.2" 12MP 64GB 4GB RAM Snapdragon 820 3000mAh Fingerprint 4G LTE Smartphone - International Version $789.00
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
After launching three mid-range Xperia X series phones at MWC, Sony follow it up with another new model, the Xperia XA Ultra. It has a huge screen size at 6-inches with 1920x1080 resolution and sports Mobile BRAVIA engine 2. It retains the same looks as its smaller sibling. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Sony has not announced about the pricing or availability details of the new Sony Xperia XA Ultra smartphone but they have already confirmed that a global release of the Xperia XA Ultra is planned.
Eventhough it has a big screen Sony still says that the 2700 mAh battery can last two days on regular usage. The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6755 processor and 3GB of RAM. It is equipped with 16GB of storage, with a microSD card slot offering 200GB of expansion.
The XA Ultra has a selfie-focused device, with some huge upgrades to the front-facing camera. The front camera is a 16MP snapper which is a major bump from the 8MP on the standard XA, and it also has OIS (optical image stabilization) and a selfie flash. It also has auto-focus, wide angle lens (up to 88 degrees), and HDR photo.
The rear camera is 21.5-megapixel with Exmor RS for mobile sensor, quick launch, hybrid autofocus, HDR photo, auto-scene recognition, and LED flash.
The Sony listing confirms that the Xperia XA Ultra ships with a quick charger tipping that the handset may support fast-charging. The handset will be available in White, Black, and Lime Gold colours. It measures 164.2x79.4x8.4mm and weighs 190 grams.
The Xperia XA Ultra will be available on "select markets" only starting in July.
Display: 6-inches with 1920x1080 resolution and sports Mobile BRAVIA engine 2
Processor: octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) processor
Front Camera: 16-megapixel Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Rear Camera: 21.5-megapixel
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Battery capacity: 2700mAh
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium E6853 5.5-Inch 4K UHD Display Factory Unlocked $599.99
Sony Xperia Z5 32GB GSM/LTE - Unlocked phone - (US Warranty) $499.00
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Unlocked Phone - Black (U.S. Warranty) $428.40
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Taiwan based tech company HTC Corporation (High Tech Computer Corporation) has just released their newest mid-range smartphone, the "Desire 830" in Taiwan. The smartphone was first announced at Mobile World Congress this year.
The casing is made of plastic and comes in white & orange and white & blue colour combinations. It sports a 5.5-inch display (1080x1920 pixels). It is powered by an Octa-core 1.5 GHz Helio X10 CPU. It comes with 3GB of RAM and has 32GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 2TB with a microSD.
The HTC Desire 830 is equipped with dual-sim connectivity and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop Operating system. It also comes with Hi-Res front-facing stereo speakers powered by Boomsound and Dolby Audio. It has an optical image stabilization for the 13MP camera which are firsts for HTC's mid-range line of smartphones.
In terms of connectivity, it has 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS on-board. It has plent of power with 2,800 mAh battery.
The Desire 830 will launch in Taiwan this Friday for $310. No word yet from HTC on when will it be available internationally.
HTC Desire 610 8GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Quad-Core Android 4.4 Smartphone - Black $96.00
HTC Desire 626S No Contract Phone White (Virgin Mobile) $79.99
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Acer, a Taiwan-based multinational computer company has unveiled the world's first liquid-cooled 2-in-1 laptop called "Switch Alpha 12". It runs on Windows 10 and has no fans since it uses the Acer's LiquidLoop cooling technology, which was only previously seen in high-end gaming desktop CPUs. It is powered by 6th generation Intel Core processors in the market.
On their press release, the company said that the "Switch Alpha 12" is the first and only fanless 2-in-1 notebook powered by 6th generation Intel Core processors in the market today. The device is also capable of delivering outstanding performance and an 8 hours battery life.
Acer's Switch Alpha 12 2-In-1 Laptop has an impressive specs like support for Intel's Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. It is equipped with a 12-inch 2,160 x 1,440 resolution display. Connectivity includes ports for HDMI, USB Type-C, USB 3.0, USB A and DisplayPort connections. It has 8 GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
The Switch Alpha 12 weighs in 2.76 pounds with a keyboard, and 1.98 pounds as a standalone tablet.
The Switch Alpha 12 is quite affordable just like most of the notebooks Acer debuted. The base model starts at $599, which is cheaper than its $999 Switch 12S. The device should become available in June.
2016 Newest Acer 2-in-1 11.6-inch High Performance Touchscreen convertible Laptop or Tablet $300.00
Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P344 11.6-inch HD Touch Notebook - Sky Blue (Windows 10) $270.00 .
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-39LB 11.6-Inch Full HD Detachable 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop $409.54
Friday, April 8, 2016
HTC Vive is a virtual reality goggles manufactured by Taiwanese tech company HTC it is co-developed by gaming giant Valve. The HTC Vive is the most expensive and heavy on feature among the VR devices that will come out in 2016. The device let the user physically move around its virtual world while using a pair of high-tech controllers to grab and manipulate digital objects.
The goggles is quite heavy and not comfortable to wear it can get your skin covered by the headset sweaty. But once you play the game, you'll forget all about it. It's a real game-changer. HTC Vive is really fun to play with, it's like playing your first Sony PlayStation.
Why take my word for it when you can try it yourself for free. HTC is rolling out retail demo stations where you can put the SteamVR-powered Vive through its paces. And if the demo convinces you to lay down at least $800 on a piece of the future, those retail location will also be taking pre-orders for delivery starting in June.
Vive demo stations are only available at 3 Microsoft Stores in New York City, Bellevue, and Salt Lake City. Microsoft is planning to expand the program to 11 more stores in the US (and one in Sydney, Australia) by the end of the month and up to 30 locations by the end of the year. You should be 18 years old to take part in the demos, according to Microsoft's website. GameStop, meanwhile, will start demonstrating the Vive at 10 locations across the US starting April 18.
Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset $99.99
Oculus Rift + Alienware Oculus Ready X51 R3 i5 8GB Desktop PC Bundle $1,599.00
Here's a Google Map to track down Vive demo stations: