CES 2013

CES 2013: Sony Mobile announces Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Sony XPERIA Tablet Z

Sony is kicking 2013 off with a number of devices. It announced the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL smartphones at CES 2013. And now, confirming last week’s rumours, Sony Mobile today announced the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, the successor to its Xperia Tablet S. Sony Xperia Tablet Z specifications: Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 Operating system: […]

Samsung display roadmap confirms 5-inch FHD display for Samsung Galaxy S IV?

Rumours that Samsung would unveil either a 4.99-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display or even the Galaxy S IV at CES 2013 did not pan out. But a product roadmap on display at CES 2013 has confirmed that the display in question is coming. Spotted by AnandTech, it shows the evolution of displays over the last couple of years. It culminates […]

CES 2013: Samsung shows off Youm flexible displays

Samsung today showed off its OLED Youm flexible displays at its second CES keynote. Brian Berkeley, Samsung Electronics senior vice president of their display lab, took to the stage to talk about the company’s Youm technology which allows displays to be able to be bent, rolled and even folded. Underlying how far this technology still has to go before we […]

CES 2013: ZTE unveils ZTE Grand S, “the thinnest 5.0 FHD quad-core smartphone”

As expected, ZTE today unveiled the ZTE Grand S, the the flagship handset in its Grand Series product line. At 6.9 millimeters, ZTE bills it as “the world’s thinnest within 5 inch FHD quad-core smartphones.” “The ZTE Grand S gives our customers the latest in technology, functionality and style. We understand that today’s consumers call for advanced features and state-of-the-art […]

CES 2013: Alcatel unveils One Touch Idol Ultra, “world’s slimmest smartphone”

TCL Communication, the company behind Alcatel’s One Touch branded smartphones, yesterday unveiled the One Touch Idol Ultra, billed as the “world’s slimmest smartphone.” A mere 6.45 millimeters thick, it promises that “performance is not compromised.” It comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.7-inch AMOLED display, an 8MP rear camera capable of capturing 1080p video and runs Google Android 4.1 […]

CES 2013: Huawei launches Ascend W1, its first Windows Phone 8 device

Alongside the Android-powered Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate, Huawei today launched its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Huawei Ascend W1. As expected, it is an entry-level device designed to be easy on the pocketbook. “Inspired and powered by people, the Ascend W1 is a combination of Huawei’s user-centric design philosophy and Windows Phone 8 software, bringing consumers a truly […]

CES 2013: Huawei Ascend D2 and Huawei Ascend Mate unveiled

Huawei yesterday unveiled two new smartphones, the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate ‘phablet’ and the 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) Ascend D2 which looks small next to its larger sibling. Huawei bills the Ascend Mate as “the smartphone with the largest screen in the world” and describes the Ascend D2 as its latest “hero product in Huawei’s Ascend series of smartphones.” Huawei Ascend […]

CES 2013: Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 800 and 600 Series mobile processors

Qualcomm today unveiled two new Snapdragon families of processors along with a new numbering convention for its mobile processors. Sitting at the top of the Snapdragon lineup will be the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 family. Below it will be the Snapdragon 600, Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 families. “With the overwhelming success of our previous Qualcomm Snapdragon platforms, our mobile […]