Nokia also announced today Lumia 520 at MWC 2013. Lumia 520 is targeted for thosewho don’t want to invest much money to their smartphones and yet to get great smartphone. The device packs pretty impressive specs even with it’s low price point, offering the same dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon CPU found in the Lumia 720 also announced today. It also features 512MB RAM, a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) IPS LCD display and 1,430mAh battery. It also come with pre-installed the full suite of Here Maps, Nokia Music and several lenses such as Cinemagraph and panorama. The 520 will come in five color options: cyan, yellow, red, black and white. Snap-on covers will also be available for anyone interested in swapping hues day-to-day. The $183 phone begins its quest for dominance in China later this quarter, and shortly afterward it will make its way to Europe, the rest of Asia and T-Mobile in the US. Full specs and video after the break.
Nokia is focusing on imagination innovations this years MWC for mid-range Windows Phone smartphones, Lumia 720. Nokia Lumia 720 is made for social people who like to share their night party shots, self portraits and other multimedia uploads, with 4.3-inch display and polycarbonate unibody similar to Lumia 920, but thinner and lighter. Lumia 720 measuring just at 9mm in thickness and weighing 128 grams. It also packs a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon CPU (the same as the Lumia 520), 512MB RAM, 800 x 480 ClearBlack display, 2,000mAh battery, NFC and an option for wireless charging.
There’s been a lot of rumors that Samsung will unveil it’s Galaxy SIV device on March 14th, and now the company has officially announced that they are unveiling Galaxy SIV on that date. Smasung’s mobile chief JK Shin confirmed that the company is unveiling the Galaxy SIV device at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York City. There’s not much details of the phone itself than 5-inch 1080p display.
Sony’s newest tablet called Xperia Tablet Z, launched in Japan last month, but hasn’t been seen outside Japan until MWC2013. Now it seems that Sony is launching Xperia Tablet Z globally. Xperia Tablet Z will be available in two storage variants, 16GB and 32GB(Sony also told that 64GB WiFi only will be available in U.S). Specwise Sony Xperia Tablet Z boasts Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 6,000mAh battery, 8.1MP camera on the back, 2MP front facing camera, NFC, PlayStation certified, four speakers and 1,920-by-1,200 display.
According to report from Wall Street Journal, Google is preparing to sell touchscreen Chromebooks later this year. There’s no firm launch date revealed yet, except “later this year”. If Google really is developing touchscreen enable Chromebooks, it’s fans would finally be able to get in on the touch-enable action that Windows 8 hardware has been enjoying for a while now. Check out the full WSJ report after the break.
Sony has announced it’s much-rumored next generation gaming console PlayStation 4. Sony Computer Entertainment prez and CEO Andrew House unveiled console, logo and handful of concepts, and he also said that the console is coming in holiday 2013. PS4 development started over 5 years ago, and ever since company has been exploring how to evolve PlayStation ecosystem. There’s also a new controller called DualShock 4. The controller features new touchpad, a new light bar, a Share button, a mono speaker, and rubberized grips. Internally DualShock 4 has built-in, non-removable lithium ion battery. DualShock 4 look lot like it’s predecessor DualShock 3.
Sony’s big “see the future” event starts at 6pm ET, and you can watch the live stream straight here on TonisTechBlog.com. The event will be streamed in multiple languages, and i put the English stream right after the break. It’s believed that Sony is going to reveal PlayStation 4 at the event. So enjoy the live stream folks!
Ubuntu for tablets is finally coming, after seeing it already on smartphones, TV’s and desktops. Canonical now feels that the last stage of it’s four-screen strategy is finally ready and company released a video of the software. You can see the video after the break. You’ll also find more details of the preview code which is coming to Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 this Thursday. The tablet OS is made available to developers and other enthusiasts at the same time as the smartphone preview on February 21st. Canonical also promises to provide installation tools and instructions to smooth the process of flashing the early build to your device.
The new HTC One will be available globally through more than 185 mobile operators and major retailers in more than 80 regions and countries beginning in March. For more information and to pre-register for the new HTC One, visit www.htc.com. Check out the full list after the break.
HTC announced it’s next generation smartphone called HTC One. HTC One runs Android 4.1.2 with HTC’s own Sense 5 on top of it. The body of the device is machined aluminum unibody and it hosts 4.7-inch 1080p Super LCD3 display with PPI of 468, 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM. HTC One measurements are 137.4mm x 68.2mm x 9.3mm and weights in at 143 grams. The slim body also accommodates 2,300mAh battery, radios for WiFi a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and 32GB or 64GB of storage(no microSD slot though). Check out HTC One First Look video after the break.