Daily Archives: 08/01/2013
In part of the new section on TonisTechBlog, we are interviewing interesting persons in Finnish technology are. This time we get the chance to interview with former New Product Wizard at Rovio, and now CEO of the Electric car manufacturer Scarlet Motors, Julien Fourgeaud. Julien ran his management consulting company for mobile strategy, LeCatalyst. His company helped corporates like Vodafone, Nokia and startups to leverage their product innovation cycle. Julien was also spokesperson for the Symbian Foundation, responsible to communicate the future of the Symbian platform at various international events. Read the full interview after the break.
ASUS launches never before seen all-in-one PC with detachable tablet. ASUS Transformer Aio is is a fully featured desktop PC with Windows 8, and is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core processor with Nvidia GT 730M graphics card. Transformer Aio has 18.4-inch Full HD IPS display, which according to ASUS “delivers brilliant images with 178-degree wide viewing angles.” ASUS SonicMaster audio technology is also on board, and it brings great sound quality. Transformer AiO seamlessly switches into a self-contained Android 4.1 tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor at the touch of a button. There’s also handle attached to the tablet, that allows carrying it very easy.
ASUS enters the Google TV competition with it’s latest innovation, Qube. Qube is Google TV device that lets users access to Android apps, movies, TV and more, and it can be controlled via smartphone or tablet app. It also allows user to use motion control and voice search features, ASUS claims that Qube is the first Google TV device that lets user to do that. Qube with Google TV also includes 50GB of ASUS WebStorage as standard.
Qube with Google TV
ASUS WL-330 NUL Pocket Router
· Marvell Berlin G2 chipset
· Android Honeycomb 3.2 platform
· 4GB flash storage with 1GB DDR3 RAM
· 124 x 124 x 124mm
As expected, not only mobile hardware makers launched their devices, but also mobile components are launched. Now Qualcomm launches it’s latest Snapdragon CPU’s that are said to be fast hell.
First there’s Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 series, expected in commercial devices in the middle of the year. You can imagine Snapdragon S4 PRO CPU, used in Nexus 4 and in Droid DNA, and make everything much better and you know how much better 600 series is.
- Quad Core Krait 300 CPU at speeds up to 1.9 GHz per core
- Adreno 320 GPU
- LPDDR3 RAM support
- Up to 40-percent better performance than the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
And then there is 800 series, that blows your mind up. Take your Nexus 4 in to your hand and imagine it to be 40% faster than it is now, and then you are thinking of the power of Snapdragon 800 series. Check out more features and the full press release after the break.
Huawei adds yet another high-end smartphone to it’s line of Android handsets. Company’s CEO Richard Yu referred the smartphone as the “dream phone.” Ascend D2 is packed with pretty impressed specs, including 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core 1.5GHz K3V3 processor, Android Jelly Bean, 13MP camera on the back and 3,000mAh battery. Huawei launched only 5-inch version in CES 2013, but there will be also 4.7-inch model. Ascend D2 launches in both pure white and crystal blue and will be available in China this month and in Japan at a later date. There’s no word yet about the pricing, but i’ll keep you posted when i get more information. Full press release after the break.
Rumors around Huawei’s 6.1-inch Windows Phone 8 device are heating up. Now Cnet Asia reports that Huawei is launching 6.1-inch Windows Phone 8 device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. This is packed by Huawei’s product manager Richard Bhudhikanok’s statement, which he told that Huawei is going to launch two new innovative smartphones in MWC2013. He also told that “He said that the company is working on a WP8 handset that will be similar to the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate,” though he could not say when or where this would be ready. Would you like to see 6.1-inch Windows Phone 8 device from Huawei? Leave a comment below.
Huawei launched highly anticipated and huge phablet, the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate. As you guessed it has 6.1-inch 720p display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 8.1MP camera on the back, and Huawei’s own Hi-Silicon 1.5GHz processor. Ascend Mate’s huge 4,050mAh battery will keep your device alive longer — Galaxy Note 2 runs with a 3,100mAh cell. WiFi is boosted up to 150Mbps thanks to dual WiFi receivers. Huawei claims the Ascend Mate will give you 22 hours of chatting, 14 hours of surfing the Web and 10 hours of video. 73% of the Ascend Mate’s front is covered by the display which features Huawei’s new “Magic Touch” tech, which means that you can touch the display with normal gloved hands. Ascend Mate ships in China on February and in other countries in March, no pricing revealed yet. Full press release after the break.
Samsung launched six new point-and-shoot cameras at CES 2013. There’s point-and-shoot camera for everyones needs in Samsung’s new lineup. There’s not official details when, or how much will these cameras will cost, but when more information comes i’ll keep you posted.
- The WB250F comes with an 18x optical zoom, a 14.2-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS and a 24mm lens.
- The WB200F has the same hardware, except its packing a CCD sensor rather than the CMOS.
- The WB800F gets a 21x optical zoom and a 16.3-megapixel BSI CMOS.
- The WB30F has a super-slim 17mm body, which houses a 10x optical zoom and 24mm wide angle lens.
- The DV150F WiFi camera has a 2.7-inch forward-facing LCD (to improve your self-portraiture), 16.2-megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom and a 25mm lens.
- Rounding out the range is the ST150F, which has a 5x optical zoom, 25mm lens and a 16.2-megapixel CCD sensor.
Full press release after the break.