Category : Phones

Facebook Prepares a New Android ‘Home’ App – Facebook UI

Facebook and their own smartphone. Yes, there is yet another new story in the sea about that unusual pair, and this time we might not have to wait that long to find out whether the “real” device is coming from Facebook or not. Today, Facebook has scheduled an event “come see our new home on Android.” While it is fairly vague of an initiation (as ‘new home’ could be anything, ranging from a home screen to a real device), some details have emerged since the event got scheduled.

Facebook Prepares a New Android ‘Home’ App - Facebook UI

Worth having in mind is the fact that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the popular social network continuously denied that they were working on their own device as it “would not make much sense” for them to do, but that they are certainly working on improving the integration with the existing mobile platforms. Built-in sharing is part of many different platforms and solutions already, so what could Facebook present this Thursday – what could actually be the “new home on Android?” Starting this year, Facebook launched a free calling service for all users of the Facebook Messenger app in the US, so there is definitely a chance to expand in that segment on Android or push it even further.

Some rumors went on to say that there will be an actual device which will push and carry the new Facebook’s software – but most if not all features should be available for the rest of the smartphones on the Android platform soon after. This new home should be an entirely new home screen launcher, filled up with Facebook information user wants to see, according to some sources.

The Wall Street Journal claims that the social network has been working on a special piece of software for Android devices, which would enable the aforementioned home screen. What is not surprising is another piece of info WSJ managed to get, and that is the tight link between Facebook and HTC is still present. Both companies previously had some attempts (or should we say – experiments) with making a Facebook oriented smartphone devices…

Those previous two phones which were “closely integrated” with Facebook were an utter market disaster back in 2011. Advertised as devices for “texting and Facebook integration,” they disappeared quickly from the radar screen of those rare potential buyers. One smartphone had a physical keyboard, and the other one was touch-screen only. Accidental similarities to the ill-fated Microsoft Kin?

Both were manufactured by HTC under names ChaCha and Salsa respectively. Devices had an average set of specifications (800MHz MSM7227 Turbo from Qualcomm, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM), and were running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. What made them different from the rest of the HTC’s Android lineup was the little blue Facebook button nested in front, in order to make “sharing of status posts, images or videos easier.”

Facebook, while having more than 650 million mobile users, should not underestimate those potential buyers again – and is therefore making the software available for all Android devices, if we are to believe some sources. Still, it seems there was at least one test HTC device for that particular piece of software Facebook is about to unveil on April 4th. While digging through the system dump of the “Facebook phone,” folks at Android Police have revealed that it is a real deal – although they could not manage to log on into the new software in order to see how it looks like in action, although some fragments have been extracted successfully.

Some of the features the Facebook Home software has is the ability to spawn windows that remain on top of all other windows, probably in order to make chatting more convenient, it has the permission to turn off the lock screen or activate as soon as the phone starts up, it is able to monitor the status of other applications on the phone, and so on…

Facebook Prepares a New Android ‘Home’ App – Facebook UI

Whether the device will see the light of the day or just remain as a prototype unit remains to be seen. Specs of that device codenamed HTC Myst are once again average, carrying a 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8960 from Qualcomm, paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of non-expandable storage. Myst is supposedly running the Android 4.1.2.

Hitcase Pro Case for iPhone 5

There are phone cases, and then there are phone cases. Since this is an extremely lucrative industry, you know for sure that competition among case manufacturers are tough, but out of the entire pile, there is sure to be a few notable products that will rise to the occasion, and I must say that after reading up on the Hitcase Pro for iPhone 5, this does seem to be a particularly good candidate for those who want not only decent protection for your shiny new iPhone 5, but also has a penchant for photography with Apple’s smartphone. It is said that the Hitcase Pro for iPhone 5 is not only tougher and slimmer, but it is also capable of tripling your iPhone camera’s field of view, helping to transform your phone into the ultimate waterproof, mountable POV camera which allows you to upload and share videos from your latest adventures instantaneously.

Hitcase Pro Case for iPhone 5

Hitcase, after all, is an old hand when it comes to churning out rugged sports activity products for the iPhone range, and the Hitcase Pro for iPhone 5 will no doubt prove itself by being waterproof, and works up to 33 feet underwater. The Hitcase Pro boasts of a new 170-degree custom lens which is capable of delivering sharper and better-saturated photos as well as videos, and will target both outdoor and action sports enthusiasts who also have a penchant for sharing their interesting adventures with the rest of their mates.

Hitcase Pro Case for iPhone 5

The Hitcase Pro will now pair itself up with the updated Vidometer 2.0, which so happens to be a free app which will allow you to select custom overlays whenever you record your speed, altitude, G-Force and other data on top of your videos, followed by making sure the rest of the world knows of these details after you upload them to Facebook or YouTube.

Hitcase Pro Case for iPhone 5

The Hitcase Pro’s ShockSeal ensures that water and dust will have no way inside, where it sports a patent pending H-seal design which delivers an extra barrier over standard single-seal, O-ring cases. Each Hitcase Pro case will be accompanied by a GoPro Compatible Railslide Mount, a Tripod TiltR, a StickR Mount, a Wrist Strap, an additional Port Plug, and a Quick Start Guide.

Source: Hitcase

iPhone 5 concept by Martin Utrecht

iPhone 5 concept by Martin Utrecht

Recently, in the Internet published a series of photos that even Gizmodo claimed were pictures of the true iPhone 5. Actually they were some excellent renders created by Martin Utrecht in an program known as Rhinoceros-3D.

Martin designed a new iPhone with a larger screen, unique docking solutions at the bottom part (wireless pins and micro USB port or 30 pin solution). The phone has a black back and a metallic ring around the borders. Configuration: 4.1″ screen with 1136 x 7xx quality, an 8 mega-pixel camera at the back, a quad-core Apple A6 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space.

iPhone 5 concept by Martin Utrecht

iPhone 5 concept by Martin Utrecht

iPhone 5 concept by Martin Utrecht
Include to that the new iOS 6.0 and the Apple Maps app, new Facebook integration. Will Apple shock us with something different this fall? Or will the fresh phone look like this iPhone 5 concept?

Sony Xperia Ace phone concept

Sony Xperia Ace – concept with a 1.4 GHz CPU, a 4.2 ” S-LCD screen, a 14.1 MP camera with LED flash and Exmor R sensor, Bluetooth 3.0 and multitouch.

Sony Xperia Ace phone concept
The phone supports 24x digital zoom, thickness  9.2mm, weighs 109 grms. It does high definition video recording in 1080p quality and has 1.5 GB of RAM. Android 4.0 is the OS of choice here, 16 GB of internal storage. The Sony Xperia Ace is dirt and water proof and its display uses the Sony Mobile Bravia Engine technologies.

Photos of new iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is rumored to be coming in this year, with an official announcement expected in June – on Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC).
Rumor has it that the new model of the Apple iPhone will be made of Liquidmetal. A mix of various materials, Liquidmetal could allow the iPhone to be much more durable. Light such as plastic, however durable like aluminum, it would also allow the iPhone to weigh less and have a slimmer profile.

New technologies Photos of new iPhone 5

New technologies Photos of new iPhone 5

New technologies Photos of new iPhone 5

New technologies Photos of new iPhone 5

New technologies Photos of new iPhone 5

New technologies Photos of new iPhone 5

New technologies Photos of new iPhone 5

New technologies Photos of new iPhone 5

New technologies Photos of new iPhone 5

New technologies Photos of new iPhone 5

New DUOS phone – Samsung Evan GT-C3782

Samsung has presented a new model of DUOS cell phone working on their unique interface.
This phone is specially for the budget sector.
The cell phone uses a 2.4 inch display and 3mp camera. The bluetooth type for this phone is 2.1.
Another fine point is that this device will be excellent for consumers that dislike touch screen cell phones.
Samsung included a lot of social media applications on this product, they even set their own ChatON app on it.

More features:
– Dimensions 117.7?49.0?12.3
– Weight 82g.
– GSM (2G EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900MHz
– 2.4″ LCD
– Music player, Voice recorder
– FM Radio Receiver
– USB 2.0, 3.5pi earjack
– SMS / Email

New technologies New DUOS phone - Samsung Evan GT-C3782

Concept – Nokia Lumia 850

With all the different concept designs that we’ve viewed for the Apple iPhone, it is only right that currently a fan of the Nokia Lumia range has come up with his unique edition of what an imaginary Nokia Lumia 850 should look like. To clarify, there is no such item as the Lumia 850 presently so this is not a leak no a rumor. It’s only a idea that is the result of a designer from Luxembourg – BrianMFB. The device is similar to a Lumia 800 that has been slimmed down, however it still retains much of the original character.
The backside of the smartphone is designed to have tapered edges and flush mounted side control keys. The display is a 3.8″ one with his rationale that the “Nokia Lumia 950” would have a larger display. Besides that it also runs on the quickly 4G LTE network. Currently, everyone understand that this is only a concept and with the Nokia Lumia 800 and 900 proving to be smartphones that are pretty good, it seems that a alternative for them should not be anywhere around in the near future. That said nevertheless, this concept phone does look very good although its white colored back is almost blinding.

New technologies - Concept - Nokia Lumia 850

MyDesk – External Intelligent Memory

The MyDesk idea is basically broken down into two elements where My is an external storage(smartphone) with applications that maintain you connected with any PC. When slipped into the Desk element, the gadget transforms into a Tablet PC or Laptop, depending upon what you require it to be! What makes it stand apart is the attempt to make it power effective with a solar recharging panel on it’s back. I just wish that we can detach the panel…like a notebook skin and clamp it back on after its totally juiced up!

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

New technologies MyDesk - External Intelligent Memory

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