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Sony is launching a selfie camera shaped like a perfume bottle

Published by on Aug 20th, 2014, No Comments

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There is no denying that the world is obsessed with selfies, and to be fair, more specifically girls. Girls love selfies.

Another thing girls love is perfume and apparently in China, there is a growing trend of incasing your smartphone in a Chanel perfume bottle case. And now it seems that Sony wants to capitalize on this by launching a so-called ‘selfie camera’ that literally looks like a perfume bottle.

The camera is believed to form part of Sony’s Cyber Shot range and is designed specifically for taking pictures of yourself. It has a big, transparent, flippable lens a top the camera which will naturally make selfie-taking easier.

The camera has not been officially confirmed, but looks set to primarily take on the Chinese market. (more…)

What a Bezel-less phone looks like in the hand

Published by on Aug 20th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Sharp’s Aquos Crystal X, a 5.5-inch smartphone that features hair-thin bezels on its sides and top, looks absolutely brilliant. (more…)

Huawei Ascend P7 Review: Elegantly designed and surprisingly fun

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, No Comments

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Mention Huawei in public and you will not get the impression that people are aware that Huawei is, in fact, the third largest smartphone maker in the world. What is more likely to occur is a brief (and sometimes heated) discussion on how exactly to pronounce Huawei. If you are a company hoping to enter the mainstream mobile market, this is generally bad news.

Sensing this apprehension, Huawei have made a concerted effort to force themselves onto the global public’s consciousness, even making this laboured and perfectly ridiculous advert in Times Square to educate New Yorkers on the correct pronunciation of Huawei (It’s Wah-Way for those who want to win an argument). The fact that this video has scored more than 300,000 views suggests that even people outside China are starting to take Huawei seriously. (more…)

First “frame-less” smartphone launching this week

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Sharp has just teased an upcoming announcement that we can expect today, 19 August, and we’re intrigued.

It takes something real interesting, unique or new to make the world sit up and notice these days, as phones have become quite generic. Unfortunately, Sharp is only expected to enter the US market, and of course it’s native Japan. (more…)

Moto 360 pricing details leaked

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, No Comments

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Today’s news are all about wearables, strangely enough. We are expecting the official Moto 360 launch on September 4th, and many questions were being asked about the pricing of this device.

Many believed it would have to cost much more than the recently released Android Wear smartwatches, but that seems not to be the case. If the leak from Best Buy is to be believed, the Moto 360’s price will be very much in line with that of its competitors. (more…)

LG G Watch 2 launching already?

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, No Comments

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It has only been a couple of months since the LG G Watch debuted at Google I/O, but it seems LG already have plans to release a successor. Rumours are suggesting that the company could introduce a G Watch 2 at IFA next month.

If I had paid hard-earned money to buy a G Watch only to find out that a new one is dropping a couple of months later I would certainly be peeved (to say the least). Why would LG have such a short turnaround time between wearables? It might be because of the short amounts of time between Samsung releasing their various wearables. (more…)

Galaxy Gear smartwatches getting Tizen update in SA

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, No Comments

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Samsung Electronics has announced the availability of a new Tizen operating system (OS) replacement for its first generation GALAXY Gear devices. This change enhances the user experience with a new interface, enlarged app ecosystem and additional features, such as a standalone music player and fitness tracking.

Craige Fleischer, Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics SA: “Samsung is committed to achieving continuity among current Gear devices by providing more benefits to the end user. This OS replacement for the Gear 1 offers a richer user experience with improvements that allow for greater flexibility, to complement the consumer’s lifestyle.”

Samsung’s long-term investment in Tizen and the Tizen developer community also means ongoing enhancements and improvements to these devices in the future.

Below are some of the changed features, as per the press release: (more…)

TomTom launches Runner Cardio GPS sport watch

Published by on Aug 18th, 2014, No Comments

image001TomTom has launched the Runner Cardio GPS sport watch with cutting-edge heart rate technology. The Runner Cardio has a built-in Heart Rate Monitor, eliminating the need for a separate chest strap.

The TomTom Runner Cardio is available at selected retailers with a RRP of R3799.00. There is also a Multi-Sport Cardio sport watch available at selected retailers with a RRP of R4599.00. The Multi-Sport Cardio Bundle which includes Altimeter, Cadence and HRM is available with a RRP of R5599.00

There are some other interesting features as well, including: (more…)

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