Wednesday 20 March 2013

In Other News: 20/03/2013.

  • There's reportedly the possibility that we will see a $99 Kindle Fire at some point this year! TechCrunch believe that this 7" device is currently in production and will ship this year! It's supposedly got a 1280×800p screen and a TI processor!
    via TechCrunch.
  • Oppo are supposedly making a black version of their stunning Find 5 smartphone! Other than looks this device is the same as the white variant! Check out full details over on the UnwiredView here!
  • Terence Eden has found a very long winded way of bypassing the lockscreen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2! Now while this is a vulnerability, we do have to say that we doubt most crooks will go to this length to get into your phone! Check out the video below and let us know if you think this is a big security flaw?
    Via Phandroid.
  • ZTE is teaming-up with NCC's Intrepidus to make their new phones and tablets more secure!
    Via IntoMobile.
  • If you're not sick to death of talent shows on weekend evenings then you're in for a treat with Simon Cowell's latest venture! The You Generation marks Cowell's first foray into the world of internet talent! Basically what you do is submit a video of you doing your stuff and then every couple of weeks there will be heats and after 26 rounds there will be a big final!
    Via TheVerge.
  • Rumours of a Motorola X Phone still won't go away and today we've heard that Motorola's new Media Guru, Guy Kawasaki, had asked people on Google+ whether it's be cool to  custom-order a smartphone the way Porsche allows customise their “Exclusive” series! You can check out or join the discussion here!
    via Slashgear.
  • Pebble Owners you can update your super-watch to version 1.9! The update delivers a new, clean UI, new watchfaces and even Snake! You can get the update by navigating to your Pebble smartphone app and hitting the 'update' button!
    Via Engadget.
  • Geek are reporting that Google will combine all their messaging platforms into one single option called 'Babble'. This is supposedly set to manage Google Talk, Google Hangout, Google Voice, Google Chat, Gmail Chat, and Google+ all in one!
    Via Geek.
And finally, is this the Xiaomi 3? The device supposedly has a the aluminium design as below along with a 5-inch 1920x1080p HD display, a Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3 GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera and 2 megapixel shooter on the front, all of which is supposedly driven by Android 5.0 and a beefy 3,000 mAh battery!


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