Thursday, 26 July 2012


Motorola reveal the Photon Q.

   Today Motorola has revealed a brand new handset complete with QWERTY keyboard!!!

   In terms of specs there's everything you have come to expect with a mid-range device. You've got a 4.3-inch 540 x 960 TFT LCD screen, 1GB of RAM and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. Obviously there's that QWERTY keyboard, and a group of cool features which include; NFC, environmental performance assurance from ULE, and corporate email access with MS Exchange ActiveSync.

   On the software front there's Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with enterprise security too, although we don't know what exactly this will include. But, at least you'll have those great LTE speeds for your browsing!

On the plus side this phone is an international device, for you traveling types and there's 8GB of memory to store the maps on! And just in case that isn't enough there's a MicroSD card which can take up to 32GBs of extra storage. Or if you have got some spare room there's an 8MP shooter and a front-facing 'HD capable' camera. And the whole package is rounded out with Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, a 1785 mAh non-removable battery and for longevity the whole device has been certified for environmentally rough situations! 

   If you live in the states and this tickles your fancy then keep an eye on your mobile providers website, it'll pop up on all compatible networks soon!

Sony's new flagship leaks? Brings 'Mint'-y fresh looks!

   The device above is the much rumoured Sony LT30p, aka the Sony Mint and is widely expected to be Sony's flagship device for the foreseeable future.

   The phone has a good set of specs; there's a 4.3-inch screen with a 720p resolution, a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD card slot, microUSB capable of MHL output, microSIM slot, NFC, and a sealed internal battery. The the headliner though, is the 13-megapixel camera, which should be capable of 1080p video recording. A front-facing camera capable of 720p is thrown in too! Mobile-Review, who leaked the device, said the phone has a screen of 4.3-inches, but as you can see to the right, it’s not far off the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III, so perhaps it's slightly larger than that! Ohhh and at the moment it's running ICS, and given Sony's update record we don't expect any update coming for a while!

   When the phone lands at IFA, in Berlin at the end of August we'll probably have another few devices to report too!

In other news:

  • Google Talk, Twitter and Microsoft's cloud computing system 'Azure' both suffered downtime today!
  • Google Fiber has launched in Kansas today, bringing with it a group of subscription options too.
  • Android and Nokia NFC exploits have been shown at the Black Hat security/hacking conference.
  • Nokia has officially cancelled Meltemi as a way of saving the precious pennies.
  • Zynga reports $23m social gaming loss as Facebook worries mount.
  • The international Galaxy S3 wasn't meant to lose it's local search abilities. Sammy's bad, and it'll be back soon!
  • Nokia is slated to reveal it's first batch of Windows Phone 8 devices on September 8th, so not long to wait!
  • In Apple and Samsung's ongoing disputes, the former has dug up some of Google's comments about Samsung's Galaxy S. El Goog reportedly said that Sammy's flagship was too similar in design to the iPhone and should be redesigned!
  • HTC and Facebook are reportedly planning another device with a little Facebook button for later this year or 2013. So if you have to have instant access to your social networks, keep locked to TTF for all the latest!
  • And finally, Sony has confirmed that their 2011 handsets won't be upgraded to Jelly Bean, which is unfortunate, but at least there's custom roms to turn to!


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