Highlights from Interbike 2014

Snapdragon

The new Life Pure XL from Blu Products

Miami-based Blu Products has unleashed a new 5.5-inch display smartphone that's reported to include market-leading processing, memory, display and camera tech. The Life Pure XL is built around Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 mobile processor, which gets support from up to 3 GB of RAM, and features a 16 MP rear-facing camera with a compact camera-like image sensor and an AF selfie snapper to the front.  Read More

Lenovo's first 4G device, the Vibe Z, measures 7.9 mm (0.31 in) thick, weighs 147 g (5.1 o...

China-based electronics giant Lenovo is set to showcase its new series of smartphones at CES, including its first LTE-enabled handset, the Vibe Z. The company launched six models at last years event, and is looking to continue its expansion into market's outside China by unveiling another four devices this week.  Read More

The Oppo N1, featuring a rotating camera module

Many of today's smartphones sport very capable cameras, but unless you add funky lens attachments like the HiLO or a helpful device like the Spinpod, the recorded image is probably going to be either front or back. Chinese manufacturer Oppo revealed a new smartphone at a press conference in Beijing on Monday that kind of combines both ideas on the device itself. The N1 features a hinged camera module capable of rotating 206 degrees for front, back, top or angled photography.  Read More

The new Snapdragon chips promise much faster performance than its predecessors (unknown ch...

Some of the biggest names in tech are absent from CES 2013. Apple, Google, and Microsoft may have skipped the trip to Vegas, but the chips that power (some of) their devices are there in full force. NVIDIA and Intel have already showcased new mobile processors, and tonight it was Qualcomm's turn, as the silicon-maker unveiled its new Snapdragons.  Read More

The Lumia 920 looks to be a significant improvement over its predecessor, the Lumia 900

Nokia has added two new cellphones to its Lumia range: the budget-friendly Lumia 820 and flagship Lumia 920 – the latter handset boasting enough new features that, on paper at least, looks like it could be one of the most exciting Windows phones to be unveiled thus far.  Read More

HP has announced its first webOS tablet: the TouchPad - which has a 9.7-inch capacitive to...

In conjunction with the announcement of the Veer and Pre 3 webOS smartphones, HP has revealed that users will soon be able to enjoy the webOS experience on a bigger screen. Its new TouchPad tablet is headed for a Q3 release and will run on a dual-core Snapdragon processor, offer genuine multi-tasking and feature a host of useful productivity tools like Synergy and touch-to-share. There's Wireless-N and Bluetooth connectivity, a webcam for online chat and cable-free charging via an optional touchstone charging dock.  Read More

The upsized HTC Desire HD and QWERTY slider HTC Desire Z

Just as a successful TV show can yield spin-offs, apparently so it is with mobile phones. Looking to capitalize on the success of its HTC Desire, which launched earlier this year to positive reviews, HTC has unveiled the Desire HD and Desire Z. The Desire HD features a larger 4.3” display and is the first phone to be powered by the new 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon processor. Meanwhile, the Desire Z is a QWERTY slider and is the first to be powered by the 800MHz Qualcomm 7230 processor. In addition to the new hardware, HTC also announced an enhanced HTC Sense experience centered around a new HTCSense.com service that lets users backup, lock, locate and wipe data from their phone remotely.  Read More

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 headed stateside at last

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 that was first released in the UK back in March has finally made its way to the U.S. The company’s flagship Android smartphone will be available on the AT&T network from August 15 and, despite the delay, will still be running the Donut edition of Android, version 1.6 – apparently because Sony Ericsson has been having trouble modding its add ons to suit Android 2.1.  Read More

The HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook was one of the Snapdragon-equipped devices on show at ...

In what is turning into an annual occurrence, Qualcomm has unveiled a bunch of devices based on its Snapdragon platform at Computex 2010. Products on show include smartphones, pocket tablets, and smartbooks in both tablet and clamshell form factors, from companies such as Acer, Dell, HP, HTC, Huawei and Lenovo. The new devices pack first and second-generation Snapdragon chipsets and the company also revealed it has shipped its third-generation Snapdragon chipsets featuring two cores running up to 1.2 GHz designed for even more advanced smartphones.  Read More

Dell says that its new tablet sits 'between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tabl...

The much-talked-about Dell Streak is finally scheduled for release, albeit exclusively to the UK's O2 network for the time being. The 5-inch touchscreen device is billed as slotting in "between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tablets" and features a 1GHz processor, 2GB of internal memory and runs on Google's Android operating system.  Read More

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