HTC will release a mid-range Windows Phone 8 device this May, according to UnwiredView. The device, which is currently going by the name Tiara internally, will sport a 4.3-inch 800×480 pixel Super LCD2 display, a 1.2Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, an 8MP back camera and 1.6MP wide-angle front camera, and an 1800mAh
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Asus has launched its next salvo in what it hopes will be a viable crossover genre: the PadFone Infinity. This phone/tablet combo promises savings in the long run, since it negates the need to purchase a tablet separately from the phone, but the €999 price ($1340 CDN) is a bit absurd. The phone is a decent
Swapps! (with the exclamation!) is a relatively new tool that runs in your background, working with your existing launcher to enable ultra-efficient multitasking on your Android device. Not that Android multitasking is ordinarily a difficult task — it involves either pressing a single on-screen button or holding down on the capacitive or physical home button —
Sony has produced a nostalgic piece of video to promote its Xperia Z smartphone, a variant of which is coming to Canada in Q2. Going all the way back to its Trinitron television sets, Walkman players and OG PlayStation game console, the ad uses the tagline “The Best of Sony in a Smartphone.” The company
Qualcomm seems to be augmenting its battery-saving hardware — low-power radios, more efficient SoCs, faster charging — with software promising the same. Snapdragon BatteryGuru is an app designed, obviously, for Qualcomm’s line of SoCs, promising extended battery life by learning your behaviour and adjusting the frequency that certain apps make network calls or run in the background.
Microsoft has hit another milestone with its Windows Phone operating system, claiming today it has surpassed 130,000 apps and games on the newly-named Windows Store. In a blog post from Barcelona, Todd Brix, head of the Windows Phone app ecosystem, offers a glimpse at what has changed since Windows Phone 8 launched in late October.
Mophie is on a roll, releasing its second juice pack case for the iPhone 5 in as many months. This one is a little bigger than the 1500mAh helium (review forthcoming) at 1700mAh and comes in three colours: black, red and white. Like the helium, the juice pack air is an two-part case with an integrated battery
Firefox beta for Android introduces per-tab private browsing, expands compatibility to 25m more devices
Mozilla announced that it will be bringing its Firefox OS to carrier-sold devices in 2014. But a fundamental part of that ecosystem is the performance of its mobile browser, which is likely why the company is working so hard to perfect the underlying architecture of its Android version. To that end, the latest version introduces
Nokia Maps, Drive+ and Transit are dead; long live HERE! The Finnish company furthered its push towards brand continuity with updates to its Windows Phone suite of cartographic fare, releasing HERE Maps, HERE Transit and HERE Drive+ Beta. While there aren’t too many changes to the visual design of the apps, nor has the feature
As expected, today Nokia announced the Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, a mid-range and entry-level Windows Phone 8 device respectively. The 720 is clearly the belle of the ball here, with a unibody polycarbonate design that resembles the Windows Phone 8X in some ways. Its sides have soft curves and its front clean lines,