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iPhone 5 – Is it really worth it?

September 21, 2012 | | 5 Comments

After waking up this morning to an email from the Apple Store telling me that “the iPhone 5 is here”, it left me thinking, is it really worth it? Read More

Review: The New iPad (iPad 3)

April 3, 2012 |

The New iPad, iPad 3, the new iPad 3… whatever you call it, is Apple’s latest addition to its tablet range. From the outside, it really does look like the iPad 2, however, it couldn’t be any less different, with an overhaul on the innards.

The question most people ask when it comes to the new iPad is: what’s different from the old one? Read More

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G to hit US in March

March 14, 2012 |

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze proves a point that will soon be relevant here in the UK, showing that even mid-range handsets can have 4G too.

Samsung’s mid range Samsung Galaxy S Blaze will soon land in the US offering all the perks of a dual-core processor, a 3.97-inch super AMOLED screen and HSPA+ speeds at a very attractive price.

Samsung’s rapidly growing range of Galaxy series phones will receive a welcome addition in the form of the low-priced Galaxy S Blaze 4G on T-Mobile.

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Samsung Begins Ice Cream Sandwich Rollout for Galaxy S II

March 14, 2012 |

The long-awaited Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II began its rollout in Europe and Korea yesterday. And this isn’t just another accidental news release from the electronics giant.

The update  began its journey in Korea, Samsung’s homeland, in addition to a number of European countries including Hungary, Poland, and Sweden. Those in the U.K. will get the update from next week. Other markets will 

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Is Apple Considering a 14-Inch MacBook Air?

March 14, 2012 |

New rumors out of Asia suggest that Apple may be looking at increasing its MacBook Air line to include a 14-inch model to fit the needs of its biggest market.

According to the hit-or-miss DigiTimes, supply chain sources are saying that Apple may be exploring the concept of launching a 14-inch version of the MacBook Air that currently only ships in 11 and 13-inch models.

The potential cause for this is the Asian markets prefer this size to 15-inch models, as 14-inch models account for 35 to 40% of the purchases in Asia. Read More

Apple Sells out of New iPad pre-orders. Demand Has Been ‘Off The Charts’

March 14, 2012 |

Apple’s new iPad was always going to huge. With its stunning Retina display, quad-core graphics, 5-megapixel iSight camera, and even 4G LTE connectivity, all topped off  with an impressive 9-10 hour battery life, you could say that this is by far the best iPad yet. And Apple’s initial sales numbers have confirmed that.

The Cupertino company has announced that demand for its latest tablet has been “off the charts,” and that all of its pre-order stock was completely sold out within the first five days of availability. Customers who are yet to place

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Pre-Orders for Galaxy S III Set a Record and Ceramic Body Confirmed

March 14, 2012 |

The mobile industry insider Eldar Murtazin announced Tuesday that the design for the Galaxy S III has officially been finalized by Samsung. As earlier reports have suggested, Murtazin also said Samsung settled on a ceramic industrial build for the device.

More importantly, Murtazin also claims that Samsung received a record number of pre-orders from wireless carriers and retailers for the Galaxy S III — more than any other Galaxy device to date.

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Apple’s thinner MacBook Pros still en route for April

March 9, 2012 |

Despite recent reports that Intel’s next-gen Ivy Bridge chips may see an 8- to 10-week delay, which pushes the release back to June, insider sources say that Apple may still be launching the much rumored MacBook Pro refresh as early as April.

Intel has staggered its shipments before and may give Apple a head start with about 900,000 units, according to DigiTimes’ sources in Apple’s upstream supply chain.

 

 

It’s been rumored that Apple will be launching a thinner, redesigned Air-like MacBook Pro starting off with the more popular 15-inch model in April and then introducing the revamped 17-inch model later on. The next-gen lineup is expected to feature Intel’s Ivy Bridge chips and rumored to sport a Retina Display-like screen with 2,880 x 1,800 pixels, twice the current resolution found on the 15-inch MacBook Pro displays.

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Things I'm expecting in the iPad 3

March 5, 2012 |

The iPad 3 will be announced this Wednesday, March 7, and as  Wednesday draws closer, there’s a lot of rumor out to what will be new in the iPad. We’ve made a list of some of the things that we’d like to see in the tablet.

Quad-Core A6 Processor

It is probable that the iPad 3 will have an A6 processor, especially as  many new smartphones are opting for quad-core processors. However, after an

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HTC One X announced at MWC 2012

February 27, 2012 |

HTC’s launched a new flagship handset for Mobile World Congress 2012, the HTC One X — codenamed Endeavour.

Dipping into design notes from The Nokia Lumia line, the One X is a unibody device machined from white polycarbonate that uses Gorilla Glass to protect its 4.7-inch 1280×720 non-pentile Super LCD 2 display.

Stunning outside appearances aside, HTC’s newest features an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor for the Global edition and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core for the LTE iteration.

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