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All posts tagged "rumour"

  • ‘Expect’ a gaming phone from Asus in the future

    Mobile gaming is a giant portion of both Google and Apple's app revenue, but smartphone makers haven't really latched onto the idea of 'gaming phones' at all. Sure, the Razer Phone launched late last year, but it's one of few companies that have stretched the idea beyond marketing and into actual hardware. But it may not be alone in this space for much longer. And according to Asus's global CEO Jerry Shen, consumers can "expect" a gaming phone from the company at some point in the future. And it might arrive with ROG branding too. In an interview with Philippine publication Astig, Shen...

  • Apple Watch Series 4 may feature a 15% larger screen, more bells and whistles

    Hot on the heels of its refreshed 9.7-inch iPad announcement, rumours abound today suggest that the Apple Watch Series 4 will feature a number of tweaks and buffs over its predecessor. Debuting in September 2017, the third Apple Watch refresh featured LTE connectivity, and Apple Music on your wrist. But the fourth iteration is said to review the current Watch formula entirely. Everyone's favourite Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, cited by 9To5Mac, suggests that the Series 4 will be bigger in some aspects, last longer and boast improved health monitoring. The report isn't very granular, but the analyst does suggest 15% more screen real...

  • Sony’s PlayStation 5 plans could include blazing-fast 3D stacked RAM

    Warning: the following article contains intense speculations which may or may not anger the fanboy/girl within you. It's a little early, give or take five years, to be predicting what RAM will be inside the PlayStation 5. But one site says it could be ultra-fast ReRAM, otherwise knowns as RRAM, resistive RAM or most interestingly, 3D stacked RAM. Insiderp speculates that Sony will team up with chip-makers Micron to add RRAM to the quite-obviously-will-be-made-one-day PlayStation 5. The PS4 uses 8GB GDDR5 as well as 256MB DDR3 RAM for background tasks. The source site says a whole lot more about Microsoft, Sony, and the end...

  • This is the BlackBerry Z30, not the A10

    This video is of the BlackBerry Z30, not the heavily rumoured A10 (hell we even called it that). It's very much the same video we reported on a few weeks back, only this time there's some far better shots of the Z30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rX62bqi9sWI Nothing has changed from our last report, and this video only drops on new hint: that the Z30 is scheduled for a Q3 release, so that's some time after September. Looks a lot like a cheaper version of the S4, if such a thing is even possible. BlackBerry has been suffering from some abysmal sales, so will a Q3...

  • Xbox 720 document reveals Blu-ray drive, new Kinect, always-on internet

    Update: Edge.com confirms via its sources that the leaked documents were real. Their source reveals that the documents are entirely legitimate. We just felt it in our hearts. VGleaks reports that it found hidden information inside the Durango (codename for the next Xbox) software development kit (SDK). After installing the necessary files, the Durango XDK -- the help file -- can be viewed and oh, what secrets it holds. Most importantly, the next Xbox will have a Blu-ray drive which installs games, but won’t require the disc afterwards. No sir, the always-on internet connection will provide authentication. Take note, this is important...

  • iPhone 5S to have fingerprint reader, ‘smart flash’ and A7 CPU [rumour]

    Rumours around the new iPhone a ten-a-penny, but the latest reports ring particularly true. KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting the iPhone 5S and the more affordable polycarbonate model to be available in July with, among other things, a fingerprint chip and new camera flash. According to CNET via MacRumours Kuo's research note stipulates the following: Kuo one of the more accurate and trusted Apple analysts, has mentioned the following specs that we can expect from the 5S: A new A7 chip. The camera will also see improvement as Kuo says to expect LED based technology referred to as...

  • Sneaky snaps of iPhone 5S show a device rolling into production [rumour]

    Care of Zol.com.cn, we have what may be the very first images of the iPhone 5S. It’s a quick blog post with a short blurb accompanying it. "Is said to be the next generation of Apple's iPhone Foxconn employees seemingly candid.” (translated from Chinese). It would be incredible if this was the actual iPhone 5S, but we’ve been fooled before It’s a safe bet that the 5S will come in black and white. As is Apple standard Precious little is known of the iPhone 5S, and what has been said, was negated by Apple. When we emailed the Cupertino giant for...

  • Cut-price iPhone planned for 2013 [rumour]

    Sources. You just gotta love the mysterious entities that thrive off the good nature of tech journalists. The latest rumour from Apple supply chain sources is that a low-cost iPhone is planned for the latter half of 2013. Low cost and Apple in the same sentence? We thought the apocalypse was supposed to happen last year? Please be cheaper Here’s the skinny: sources say that they’ve seen the low-cost iPhone and it’s going to have a five-inch screen and a new exterior. This is almost too much to bear. Not only will Apple smash out a pocket-friendly iPhone, but it’s going...

  • Samsung to reveal ’Something Big’ at CES 2013

    A promotional video that is possibly teasing the Galaxy S IV, Galaxy Tab III, a rocket-powered NFC fridge or anything else for that matter, was posted on Sammy’s official blog, Samsung Tomorrow. The video bombards viewers with a lot of marketing jargon, but offers little in terms of substance for a definitive product release. The video ends with Samsung telling users to ready themselves for "something new" to be shown January 8 −11, or CES 2013. There's a pretty broad spectrum in terms of new products that Samsung could unveil but given the nature of the CES, one product keeps springing to...

  • HTC Deluxe DLX to join new range of 5-inch smartphones

    Say hello to the HTC Deluxe DLX. It's is not the first 5-incher from HTC: the Taiwanese manufacturer recently released two region specific five-inch smartphones in the past month. The J Butterfly was the first to make an appearance and is set for an exclusive release to Japan. Then the Droid DNA was revealed as US-only device through carrier Verizon Wireless. HTC will not leave the rest of the globe in the lurch, as the manufacturer is rumoured to announce the worldwide release of the Deluxe DLX. This rumour is backed by leaked images posted on GSM Arena. The...