How do you make the phone of the moment even more enticing? Layer on accessories.
Samsung has just announced the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, followed by mention of a slew of accessories that range from several protective covers to a desktop dock -- and even a wireless charging player and an MP3 player.… Read more
Samsung says its newest smartphone, the Galaxy S III, has the brains to discern the sound of your specific voice and face from others.
Equipped with what the company calls Natural Interaction technology, the handset has a Smart Stay function that uses its front-facing camera to figure out if you're looking directly at it. In theory, the device will know not to, say, dim the screen when you need to view its display for extended periods. That should come in handy when reading e-books or lengthy online articles.… Read more
Samsung today announced the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III at a major press event in London. The quad-core, high-definition, Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone will be Samsung's most advanced Android handset yet, and will challenge the iPhone and the well-received HTC One X Android smartphone in the coming months.
The Galaxy S III will sell in Europe in May, followed by other regions worldwide. An LTE version of the phone is expected to come to the U.S. in summer, a year after the Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched on Verizon.
Many of the phone's rumored features have, in fact, come to pass. The Galaxy S III features Samsung's quad-core Exynos processor, a 4.8-inch HD AMOLED screen, and an 8-megapixel camera. Samsung has also customized a variety of features, including a custom interface it calls TouchWiz, and variations on Google's Ice Cream Sandwich camera apps and voice commands.… Read more
Next week as wireless fans descend on New Orleans for the annual CTIA Wireless show, we'll get one more peek at how the mobile landscape will unfold over the coming months. Previously held in March, but moved to May for 2012, the three-day event takes a North American focus while including the wireless movers and shakers from around the world.
At previous shows, carriers have pulled back the curtain on high-profile Android smartphones and tablets. In 2010, for example, Sprint announced the HTC Evo 4G and last year we got the slimmed-down Galaxy Tab 10.1. So considering the rapid clip of mobile development, it stands to reason that this year will be no exception, right? … Read more
Amidst all the news coming out this week about BlackBerry World 2012, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said today that devices running BlackBerry 7 will not be upgradable to the newest operating system, BlackBerry 10.
According to The Verge, BB7 will still be available. However, it looks like it'll be reserved for more of RIM's entry-level handsets. Meanwhile, BB10 will be featured in its high-end devices.
Fortunately, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is the only device that can be updated later on to the new OS.
The carrier's support for the OS, which will be available starting August, remains tentative for now. Other carriers, such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint, have also yet to report if they will release devices running BlackBerry 10.
BlackBerry World 2012 just finished up this week in Orlando, Fla. There, RIM execs showed off the OS' new features, including a touch-screen keypad, Flow view, and gesture controls.Editors' note (updated May … Read more
A leaked user agent profile has seemingly confirmed rumors that at least one U.S. version of the expected Galaxy S III will feature a dual-core processor.
According to details picked up by Pocketnow, Verizon's model (SCH-i535) will include the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset. Much like HTC has done with the One X on AT&T, the smartphone will forgo the quad-core CPU in order to integrate 4G LTE support.
Though some users may cry foul at the switch, I suggest waiting before complaining. Considering how positive the initial reviews are for the HTC One X, I suspect … Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Here at BlackBerry World 2012, it's make it or break it time for RIM, but you wouldn't guess that from all the exited faces roaming the halls and conference rooms. Perhaps I'm exaggerating, but with the unveiling of the Dev Alpha device and more details of BlackBerry 10 OS, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins did try to dispel dour moods. … Read more