Daily Archives: 03/01/2013
Samsung has announced tow new high-end Windows 8 laptops, just ahead of CES2013. The new Series 7 Ultra and Series 7 Chronos, both are added to the company of Series 7 Slate and Series 7 Gamer, with everything now optimized for Windows 8.
Samsung Series 7 Ultra has very sharp 13.3-inch 1080p display with optional touch, a Core i5 or Core i7 processor, AMD HD8570 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and can be customized up to 16Gb, and a 256GB SSD. Samsung promises 8 hours of battery life for the 1.36kg weighing laptop. There’s also option for purchasing the laptop with LTE connectivity. No price tag revealed yet, but surely we’ll hear more from this laptop at the CES2013.
Samsung Series 7 Chronos is aimed for professional users and offers up to 1TB of hard drive storage. The Series 7 Chronos has 15.6-inch 1080p display, Radeon HD 8870 GPU, Intel’s quad-core i7 processor, and up to 16GB of RAM. Samsung promises 11 hours of battery life for the Series 7 Chronos even with high-end specs, and it weights 2.34kg.
Read the full press release after the break.
There’s no LTE support for Nexus 4, but it seems that i doesn’t matter much, as the device is sold out in Google Play. In a thread in XDA-developers forum, the users has used serial numbers to see where and when their device was made, and give us a clue how many devices Google actually has sold. In that serial, first three letters produced tells the year, month and country where the Nexus 4 was made. Example, 212K, device was made in the 12th month of the year 2012 in Korea.
By using this system users were able to provide roughly how many devices were being produced per month, 70,000 in October, 90,000 in November, and 210,000 in December. There’s still many Google Play customers waiting their devices, but as you can see from the numbers Google and LG are trying to cope with the high demand, and manufacturing more and more Nexus 4 smartphones.
Year 2012 was important year for Windows Phone 8 devices, and especially for Nokia. HTC 8X, Samsung Ativ S and Nokia Lumia 920, Windows Phone 8 flagship models, with almost similar specs, but very different looks. We are not going to concentrate in all of those, but to check how did Nokia Lumia 920 was appreciated in media in 2012.
Nokia announced that company’s Lumia 920 Windows Phone has won 12 media awards from appreciated tech sites. It’s already known that Lumia 920 is very popular smartphone, almost sold out around the world. It also could mean that Nokia can’t answer to high demand of Lumia 920, or simply Nokia can’t produce enough. Check out the full list of media awards Nokia Lumia 920 received last in 2012, after the break.