Wednesday 17 October 2012

17/10/2012: HTC J Butterfly, iPad Mini rumours and more!

 HTC have unveiled their new J Butterfly: The world's first 1080p smartphone.
   HTC have been having quite a tough time of it lately; they've had a couple of underwhelming years because their smartphones haven't quite quite captured the imagination of customers in quite the same way Apple's and Samsung's have! Today may well be a changing point for the company with a new beast of a phone that combines some serious hardware with a slightly more refined HTC style.
   The phone above is HTC's new J Butterflyand for the moment it'll one be available on KDDI in Japan, but for the moment that can be excused.
   The reason we don't currently mind about that is that the mphone features a new 5" SLCD 3 screen with a whopping resolution of 1920x1080p, which works out to be right around 440pixels per inch, which in anyone's book is simply outstanding! This is a new benchmark for phones. The phone also seems to be following the Motorola Razr i's trend by narrowing down the bezel as much as possible and just making the whole thing very sleek and attractive!
   There's more to this bad boy than meets the eye though! You'll find 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, a microSD card slot and a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor all crammed into the beautifully sleek body. The camera module will be HTC's standard 8MP rear camera which is of course capable of 1080p video playback. The whole thing is backed up by a  solid 2,020mAh battery which should be enough to get you through the day!
   At the moment there's no word on when this thing will reach the rest of the world but it is 'coming soon' to KDDI if you happen to be located inside Japan!
In other news:
  • Kaspersky Labs has recently annoucned they are developing a new ultra-secure operating system for industrial control systems. The newcomer will offer improved protection for key information systems for transportation facilities, utility infrastructure, communications systems, and other similar things. Kaspersky said, “Quite a few rumors about this project have appeared already on the Internet, so I guess it’s time to lift the curtain (a little) on our secret project and let you know (a bit) about what’s really going on.” The company went on to explain that it will be ' impossible to execute third-party code, break into the system, or run unauthorized apps. Says Kaspersky, this claim is “provable and testable”'. Via Slashgear.

  • Apple has bought the web centric company Particle today. The relatively new company is famous for their HTML5 web apps!

  • The rumour mill has said the expected iPad Mini will have a 4:3 aspect ratio!

  • Samsung has promised that the US version of the Galaxy S3 will be getting Jelly Bean 'in the coming months' but they stopped short of offering specifics, instead they opted to say that carriers would determine exact roll out dates!


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