Mobile Phones, News, Nokia

Nokia’s ‘True’ PureView Windows Phone set for launch later this year

Nokia's Pureview 808 is quite the niche product, and ever since it was announced last year at the Mobile World Congress 2012, it went by the wayside because of the Nokia Symbian OS losing its ability to compete with the changing mobile world. But according to The Verge, Nokia is planning a true PureView Windows Phone, and will include a similar image sensor that was introduced with the Nokia 808 PureView last year. Codenamed "EOS" (an indication of Canon involvement maybe?), ...

Android, News, Samsung

Samsung’s next-gen smartphone ‘Altius’ may be the Galaxy S IV

Sammobile, a fairly reliable source for Samsung information has dropped a vertible bombshell on us. On 15 April, Samsung may ship the “Altius”, a codename for it’s latest Galaxy model which may or may not be the Galaxy S IV. The Altius started life as “Codename J”, and we now know, thanks to Sammobile, that Altius will come in white and black and will sport some insanely maxed-out specs. And best of all, the wireless charging which was bloody well dropped ...

Acer, Notebooks

Acer C7 Chromebook review: affordable but flawed

Acer C7 Chromebook TR-900-75 The Acer C7 Chromebook is a cheap laptop at just £199.99/US$199.99 (around AU$191). The reason for this is that it's a Google Chromebook, a thing that runs Google's Chrome OS - essentially replacing the entire notion of an operating system with a web browser. And while the Chromebooks that we've reviewed before, such as its predecessor, the Samsung Series 3, and the Samsung Series 5, are configured differently and feel different to traditional laptops, this new C7 Chromebook from Acer seems to have been designed, ...

Cameras, News

Sony extends its E-mount lens collection with new high-end optics

Over the last few years, Sony has made solid insteps into the photographic area, especially with the NEX line-up taking the lead. But the prevailing complaint has always been a lack of a solid collection of lenses. Today Sony announced two more lenses for the Alpha (α) E-mount system: an 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS (Optical SteadyShot) powered-zoom optic and a 20mm f/2.8 pancake. While the 18-200 has been around for a while now, it was sold as part of the VG30 camcorder ...

Microsoft, News, Windows

Microsoft Surface Pro ready to roll out 9 February

Software giant Microsoft has announced the release of the Intel-powered Surface Windows 8 Pro for 9 February, starting at US$899 for the 64-bit version. The beefier version of the Surface RT, launched in October 2012, will be capable of running older Windows apps and will be powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. The Surface Pro will also be available in 128GB form, and both models will include a gaggle of accessories, with a Block technology Surface pen and the ...

Geeky Gizmos, Reviews

Razer Ouroboros mouse: high-performance gaming

5-IMG_5777 I’m a left-handed gamer, and unlike those treacherous left-handed gamers who play games right-handed instead because THEY HAVE NO SELF-RESPECT (or whatever), I play games left-handed. In fact, I’ve been using a left-handed Razer DeathAdder mouse for about six months now, and before that I used the now tragically discontinued Logitech MX610, but before that I used a right-handed something-or-other because, honestly, left-handed gaming mice are not exactly available in abundance and right-handed people expect everything to be made exclusively ...

BlackBerry, Reviews

Blackberry 10 hands on review: its time is soon

BB10-Homescreen-01-900-75 Note: BlackBerry 10 (or BB10) is still under development and not yet a finished product, but we've checked out an almost-final version of the user interface, which is pretty close to perfection, according to RIM - but we'll let you be the judge by checking out our findings below. Delayed until early 2013, the first BB10 devices should land in January – although we're now hearing it could be as late as March and RIM is now saying it will arrive ...

Gadget News, Mobile Phones, News

Mozilla Firefox OS demoed on mystery dev phone

After making a surprise appearance at CES 2013 on an unknown smartphone and just in preview form (see video at the end), Mozilla has just announced a "Developer Preview Phone" running on a Firefox operating system. Mozilla is touting it on the official webpage, and the Mozilla Developer Network has published instructions on how to get your Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich phone to install Firefox OS. The year has been hotting up with various new OS's for mobile devices, with ...

Consoles, News, Xbox

Leaked specs for next Xbox reveals blu-ray drive, 8GB ram and 8-core CPU

New Xbox This site reports that it is has supposedly received the leaked system specs for the next-gen Xbox. The site also reports that in the coming weeks it will leak the system specs for Sony’s new console, codenamed “Orbis”. Both consoles are rumored for a March launch. Currently, the favoured name for the new Xbox is “Durango” (the D is silent) and without wasting any time, these are the rumored specs for Microsoft’s latest console: CPU: x64 Architecture 8 CPU cores running at 1.6 gigahertz ...

LG, Mobile Phones, MWC, News

LG’s Optimus G Pro is a 1080p 5-inch Phablet with style

Image of Optimus Pro G Mobile World Congress 2013 is teasing us a range of ultra-desirable 1080p phones such as LG’s Optimus Pro G. LG previously released the well-received Optimus G and now because it’s 2013 and every bloody phone has to be 1080p, we get the Optimus Pro G. Another huge phablet joins the party Impressive hardware Let’s begin with the pixels per inch which is an astounding 440 ppi. The battery is an impressive 3000mAh which could lend to the 10mm thickness of the LG ...

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