Phones

Migoal TransMaker TR10/TR11 turns Galaxy S3/S4 smartphones into 10/11-inch tablet laptops

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If you think about it, the only difference between most tablets and smartphones is a larger screen, a larger battery and keyboard. The new Migoal TransMaker aims to take those differences away by being able to turn a Galaxy S3 or S4 smartphone into a 10.1 or 11.6-inch tablet notebook.
Unlike the Motorola Lapdock, the TransMaker allows you to slot your phone into the back of the screen but then detach the screen from the keyboard base to give you the option of a large-screen tablet.… Read more

Motorola Moto X mid-range smartphone hits the market

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It’s not the easiest time to be a smartphone maker at the moment, but you’d think if any brand could get a decent model over the line with the latest Android operating system, it’d be Motorola. With that in mind, the company has launched the Motorola Moto X.
There’s a good list of inclusions here that should gain some attention, such as a 1.7GHz Qualcomm MSM8960Pro dual-core Snapdragon chip and a 4.7-inch panel with 720 x 1280-pixel resolution built from AMOLED screen tech.… Read more

Samsung launches Galaxy Golden clamshell-flip Android smartphone

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We can’t quite make out whether this is a ‘Back to the Future’ plan from Samsung or a one-off aimed at placating those who long for the old-style flip-phone. Which ever it is, Samsung has launched the new Galaxy Golden Android smartphone in Korea overnight.
The phone is one of the largest you’ll find, thanks to its flip-out design doubling the 3.7-inch Super-AMOLED display panels.… Read more

Brother PJ-673 mobile printer designed for iPhones, iPads

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Japanese printer manufacturer Brother has just launched a super-compact thermal printer said to be specifically designed for the squillions of iPad and iPhone owners called the Brother PJ-673.
Essentially a fax machine-like print engine that travels, the PocketJet PJ-673 connects to your iPhone or iPad via an ad-hoc Wi-Fi connection (connection exclusively between your device and the printer) and can print up to full A4 page size with a resolution max of 300 dots per inch (dpi).… Read more

LG G2 packs in 1080p screen with fast Snapdragon 800 CPU

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LG’s new G2 is looking like becoming a cult phone it terms of performance with its super-fast Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 quad-core SoC or ‘system on a chip’ processor with a clock speed of up to 2.26GHz, coupled up to a huge 5.2-inch True HD-IPS LCD panel with 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution.
Also, you get up to 2 GB of RAM on-board, while gaming on that 5.2-inch display is powered by the Qualcomm chip’s Adreno 330 graphics core.… Read more

HTC Desire 500 on its way to the UK, possibly other markets

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Smartphone maker HTC might be running into turbulence from the storm of Samsung phones on the market, but it looks to have an interesting entry-level phone heading into the UK and other markets shortly in the new HTC Desire 500. Based around Qualcomm’s MSM8225Q quad-core Cortex A5 SoC CPU, the Desire 500 runs a 1.2GHz clock speed and features 1GB of RAM and 4GB of on-board flash, preloaded with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.… Read more

AirCast app gets content from your Android phone to Chromecast dongle

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Google’s Chromecast dongle has grabbed plenty of attention in the US and around the world, but the device itself is somewhat limited to more remote-control like use rather than direct-streaming possible with alternatives such as Miracast.
However, developer Koushik Dutta of ‘clockworkmod’ fame has reversed engineered the Chromecast protocols and has release a first-up ‘test build’ of an app called AirCast that makes it possible to stream content – music, video, images – direct to the Chromecast dongle over your Wi-Fi network.… Read more

Battle of the Ultras – Motorola DROID Ultra vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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It’s the battle of the ‘Ultras’ as we stack the new Sony Xperia Z Ultra up against the new Motorola DROID Ultra.
The DROID Ultra starts off with a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC CPU accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of flash that’s preloaded with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra will come with the hot new 2.3GHz Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC CPU, again with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of flash preloaded with Android 4.2 operating system.… Read more