IFA 2014

IFA 2014: Microsoft announces Nokia Lumia 830 with 10MP PureView camera

Nokia Lumia 830

The IFA 2014 announcements continued today with Microsoft’s event at which it unveiled the Nokia Lumia 830. With its 10MP PureView camera, Microsoft is bringing its mobile camera technology to a more affordable price point than we have seen in the past. It describes the Lumia 830 as an “affordable flagship.” It will also be among the first WIndows Phone […]

IFA 2014: HTC unveils HTC Desire 820 with 64-bit Snapdragon 615

HTC Desire 820

HTC recently announced the HTC Desire 510, its first smartphone with a 64-bit processor. The company today followed up with a second 64-bit smartphone announcement at IFA 2014. The HTC Desire 820 is the successor to the HTC Desire 816. Despite some confusing rumours over the past few days, it will indeed be powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor. “Our new HTC Desire […]

IFA 2014: Sony announces SmartWatch 3 powered by Android Wear

Sony SmartWatch 3

Sony surprised more than one today when it unveiled its latest smartwatch. Despite saying that it had no plans to use Android Wear only months ago, the Sony SmartWatch 3 is indeed powered by the new Android extension for wearable devices. It’s not clear what led to Sony changing its mind but the new partnership matched “Sony’s leadership in smart, wearable […]

IFA 2014: Sony announces Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony Mobile not only unveiled two new Xperia Z3 smartphones but the announcements continued with its latest tablet, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (quite the mouthful!). Billed as the “world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof compact tablet,” it is also the first tablet to come with PS4 Remote Play, a feature that will let users turn the tablet into a […]

IFA 2014: Sony Mobile unveils Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

As widely expected, Sony Mobile today unveiled the Sony Xperia Z3, its latest flagship smartphone, as well as its smaller Xperia Z3 Compact sibling at its IFA 2014 press event. Recent rumours were on the mark: The Sony Xperia Z3 is not a major departure from the Xperia Z2 but it still brings a number of welcome enhancements. “At Sony Mobile, ‘flagship’ now […]

IFA 2014: Samsung announces Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

After all the rumours over the past few weeks and months, it should come as no surprise that Samsung today unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It was introduced alongside the Galaxy Note Edge which introduces the curved Edge screen which wraps around to the side to provide easy access to “frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality – even […]

IFA 2014: ASUS resurrects Eee brand with ASUS EeeBook X205

ASUS Eeebook X205

Along with introducing the ASUS ZenWatch smartwatch today at its IFA 2014 press event, ASUS also resurrected its Eee brand of inexpensive laptops. The US$199 ASUS EeeBook X205 laptop runs Windows 8.1 with Bing and appears to be squarely aimed at Google’s Chromebooks. EeeBook X205 is an affordable, chic and compact 11.6-inch laptop that weighs less than 1kg and is […]