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LG Optimus F5 Hits Market Starting in Europe on April 29

LG’s Optimus F5 will finally hit the market after it was unveiled in the 2013 Mobile World Congress.

The new smartphone of LG will start in the Europe market on April 29. It will also be introduced on Monday in France. After the release in Europe, other continents such as Asia, India, South and Central America will also follow after a few weeks.

LG boasts the smartphone’s enhanced UI experience and their very own advanced LTE technology. LG also extended the battery life without sacrificing the size with its 2,150mAh. And just like any other smartphones, it also feature a 4.3-inch IPS screen supported by the 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Dual-core processor. The physical size is 126 x 64.46 x 9.30mm and has a microSD slot that can support up to 32gb of memory.

LG Optimus F5 qtranslate

The LG Optimus F5 already has the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1.4 OS. It also has a feature called QSlide that lets the user activate multiple applications such as games and music at the same time and control the size and transparency of each window. It also comes with a video editor that can also be incorporated with music.

And here’s a very nice feature that it has, the QTranslator! This feature can translate sentences, phrases, and words. Just scan the text with the camera and it will do the magic. It supports 44 languages and can translate them in 64 languages.

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV shared on Twitter

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S IV shared on Twitter

Leaked images for Samsung’s new device.

Samsung Electronics have shared a vague image of what to expect from its upcoming new gagdet Galaxy S IV handset. It is posted on Twitter, which looks like its predecessor Galaxy S III.

Rumors spreading that the new Samsung smartphone will be released on Thursday. The teaser image looks like a larger Galaxy S III, showing a phone with the same thin plastic cladding, removable back plate, battery, and sloped design.

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV shared on TwitterIt has been for several weeks when the rumor is spreading. The news grew larger on its display — it’s five inches with a 1080 pixel resolution. The company has increased the size of its displays for Galaxy S on every launch of new device.

Moreover, speculations are suggesting that the upcoming Samsung S IV will come with a quad-core processor from Qualcomm or Samsung.

To this point, the company is advertising its next handset and flagged it as “the biggest thing since color TV.”

 

 

Asus PadFone Infinity impresses on high-end specs

Asus PadFone Infinity impresses on high-end specs

PadFone of Asus will make it big in the market.

If you are trying to come up with a marketable brand that will surely make it big to the market, “PadFone” would not be the first name that you’ll think. However, this amazingly peculiar name worked for Asus.

On Tuesday, Asus announced that it would be continuing to release its PadFone line starting with its PadFone Infinity. Basically, it is a 5-inch LTE smartphone that becomes a 10.1-inch tablet everytime it’s docked into the included PadFone Infinity Station. It is expected to be released this April for 999 euros.

The smartphone/tablet does not look far from the iPhone 5, except that it’s longer and wider. It has resilient metal encasing and is light in the hands. It runs with Android 4.2 and a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with an Adreno 320 GPU. It also has the Super IPS 5-inch screen packs in 1920 x 1080 pixels, which delivers 441 ppi.

Asus PadFone Infinity impresses on high-end specsFor the PadFone Station, it houses a 10.1-inch screen with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and will not work if not connected to the smartphone. It also has features such as a 1-mega pixel front-facing camera, an ambient light sensor, Micro-USB 2.0 port, and an e-compass.

The PadFone Station is simply a shell for the phone and has zero functionality unless the two are connected. It houses a 10.1-inch screen with 1,920×1,200-pixel resolution. Other features include a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, Micro-USB 2.0 port, an ambient light sensor, and an e-compass. An added feature includes GSM, WCDMA, and 100Mbps-capable LTE antennas as well as a non-removable 5000mAh lithium polymer battery.

The PadFone of Asus impresses consumers with its high-end specs that’s worth the price. No release date is planned for U.S. yet, but Asus is expecting it be launched in April in the U.K.

 

 

samsung windows rt tablet

Samsung Will be Releasing Windows RT Tablet

Samsung tablets handling Windows 7 has been a great way of Microsoft to demonstrate its OS. With the upcoming Windows RT, it’s actually Windows 8 but optimised for touchscreens, new tablets will also have the new ARM chips, which iPad is also based.

According to some sources, Samsung will release new tablets running on Windows RT after officially announcing it in October. They will help push Miscrosoft up to take into the market which is dominated by the Cupertino, California-based company. Apple was reported to ship more than half of the whole tablet market last quarter, 58% according to IHS Isuppli Inc. Samsung came second with 11%, a mix of Google’s Android OS and Windows 7, and Amazon with 5.8%.

HP will not hadle the new Windows RT, they confirmed, they will stick to its traditional OS.

The new Windows RT tablet of Samsung is said to be having a Snapdragon processor by Qualcomm.

New iPad Teardown

New iPad Teardown Exposes Parts from Samsung, Broadcomm, and Qualcomm

The New iPad is finally out in the market and just when it kicked-off, there are some hands that just can’t be contented with the softwares and apps, they are more interested with what’s inside – the components.

The “New iPad” utilizes chips manufactured by Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm, Broadcom ,as well as other semiconductor manufacturers, based on a company that opened one of the the latest tablet.

The latest iPad started making sales in Australia on Friday, and one of the fans waiting in line was a staff from California gadget repair company iFixit who quickly toredown one for a blog.

The tablet carries a Qualcomm LTE cellphone chip together with a Qualcomm wireless modem for 4G, as well as 3G of course. Broadcom provides for a semiconductor dealing with wireless jobs such as WiFi and Bluetooth, as outlined by iFixit.

Luke Soules’, iFixit cofounder, at the teardown in a computer shop in Melbourne discovered that Apple providers Broadcom, Samsung, and Qualcomm have managed to keep their key jobs in the latest iPad.

The new A5X application processor, with enhanced graphics power, is based on energy-efficient technology manufactured by Qualcomm and is licensed from Britain’s ARM Holding, as in previous Apple products.

The Cupertino, California-based company does not expose which company manufactures the elements which go into its smartphones and other devices, and demands its providers to keep silent.

Experts suggest to not make conclusions from the “teardowns” because Apple sometimes utilizes several supplier for just a part. What is present in one iPad might not be present in other iPad.

The 3rd-gen iPad from Apple, which drives an HD “retina” screen and includes a better camera, is able to operate on high-speed 4G “LTE”.

A source knowledgeable about the gadget’s elements informed Reuters that Samsung and LG Electronics will certainly supply their LCD’s for the iPad.

iPad’s display taken out using two suction cups, seems to be from Samsung, according to iFixit. The NAND flash memory chip, used to save media, comes from Toshiba. The DRAM chips comes from Japan’s Elpida. The Teardown also

The iPad teardown also exposed chips made by Fairchild, Avago Technologies, and Triquint Semiconductor.

HTC Radar and Titan

HTC Unveils Radar and Titan

HTC Radar and TitanToday, HTC unveils its first two Windows Phone 7.5 which supports the “Mango” OS. It includes the HTC Titan, a monster of the smart phones with a huge 4.7” screen and has the fastest processors among any other Windows Phone released. The Titan handles 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm processor which makes a big difference and user experience in terms of Web browsing and mobile gaming.

The other phone is named Radar. Of the two, it is clear that the HTC Titan is the leader. It is huge and gigantic black slab – 5.2 x 2.2 x .4 inches and only weighs 5.6 oz, it’s clearly bigger than it’s cousin HTC Sensation, which is already huge at its size. The 4.7” screen only has 800 x 400 resolution, this is a requirement of Microsoft, but HTC cited out that it makes touch target applications like excel and any other apps easier to hit.

The phone is covered in matte black metal and plastic, it has a solid and heavy feel just like the already successful phone and its another cousin HTC EVO 4G by sprint. This phone is features a 1.3 megapixel camera in the front and an 8 megapixel camera on the back, it has 16 GB of storage space which is good for music lovers. Titan and Radar doesn’t come with the popular chat software Skype but they have Tango which is a new video chat software so users can still use the front camera.

The Titan boasts its processor. Microsoft requires the Qualcomm 8255 series 2 processors for the new Mango phones and almost all of the 8255 based phones only run at 1Ghz, except the Titan, it is clocked to 1.5 Ghz and shows amazing increased performance

AT&T

Acceptance of T-Mobile Bid Means AT&T Bringing 5,000 Jobs to US

AT&TAT&T Inc. T+1.23% will carry 5,000 wireless call-center jobs it has outsourced abroad back to the U.S. if it recommended $39 billion deal to purchase Deutsche Telekom AG’s DTEGY- 1.43% t-Mobile USA is accepted by regulators, according to the company .

It would put the jobs after the agreement closes and assured not to slash any more wireless call-center positions.  The move is dependent on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice accepting the takeover, Brad Burns, company spokesperson said in an email.

The transporter is pushing its case for the merger versus opposition from competitors, counting Sprint Nextel Corporation s+2.60%, with some politicians.  AT&T is as well facing inspection from a utilities commission in California and was informed its $1.9 billion bid for wireless licenses from Qualcomm Inc. QCOM+0.63% would be considered all together with the T-Mobile deal, potentially slowing the procedure.

The job’s pledge is the newest salvo in AT&T’s effort to safe support for the agreement, which it says will assist develop wireless broadband to other Americans.  AT&T assured T-Mobile a $3 billion cash breakup fee, with some assets, if the merger not succeeds regulatory get together.

Burns refused to tell how many call-center jobs AT&T presently outsources or what the difference in salary is compared with the same U.S. jobs.  According to AT&T, it anticipates the U.S. support procedure would last through prior next year.

The shares of AT&T increased to 1.2% to $29.62.