Wednesday 10 October 2012


Galaxy S3 Mini details leaked?!

   The immanent release of the new Samsung 'Galaxy S3 mini' has had people excited about the possibilities of the Galaxy S3's power and a more manageable 4" form factor. But, the guys over at MobileGeeks may have got some information which could scupper your purchasing plans!   

   At the moment all that has been confirmed, via The Verge, is that the"Galaxy S III mini will come with 4-inch display and we (Samsung) are going to unveil the product tomorrow (Oct 11th)." The company also said that, "there's a lot of demand for a 4-inch screen device in Europe. Some call it an entry-level device, but we call it 'mini.'" 

   This in itself lends some credence to MobileGeeks rumours earlier that the S3 Mini will have a comparably poor WVGA 800 x 480 Super AMOLED display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which has been TouchWiz-zed, all of which is powered by a 1GHz dualcore STE U8420 processor. There will also reportedly be a 5-megapixel camera and a VGA front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, microSD slot, WiFi a/b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1500mAh battery, which should get you through the day.

   But we'll have to wait for tomorrow to get the full official details, which might turn out to be slightly better! 

Microsoft confirm Office 2013 is going mobile!

   Today it's been confirmed by a Microsoft event in the Czech Republic that the company's office suite, which is called Office 2013, will be going truly mobile. 

   The software has been confirmed to be coming to iOS and Android as well as Windows Phone, Windows RT and Nokia's Symbian! Microsoft product manager Petr Bobek confirmed the news via a Press Release from the company's Czech arm. The new version will be called simply 'Office' and will be available for your platform of choice around March of next year. But, we expect it'll be built into Windows RT and Windows Phone 8!

Via The Verge.

In other news:

  • Recent research has shown that 40% of US teens now carry an iPhone as their mobile phone!
  • Paypal have updated their user agreement to make sure noone can sue them for any issues they encounter with their service!
  • There have been a lot of rumours that Twitter will be launching their own video service. Today Twitter has bought the start-up video service Vine, so the company's own solution looks to be arriving in the near future!
  • OnLive has actioned off their assets, which were valued at $18million. Unfortunately, the company was only able to raise $4.8million in the auction. It'll be interesting to see how the company manages to keep going whilst remaining profitable from here on out!
  • HTC is reportedly shifting away from Samsung to other suppliers as the company tries to ensure they don't rely to heavily on one single supplier!
  • HTC has also announced that they're backing out of the US tablet market! Presumably this is a smart move for the company who needs to focus on getting their mobile phone business back on track as soon as possible! Via Slashgear.
  • Spotify has announced that their stremaing service will be arriving on Samsung Smart TVs in Europe!


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