During a highly-confidential media briefing, Nokia‘s CEO Stephen Elop showed off the company’s first Windows Phone 7 Smartphone.
During the briefing, attendees were asked not to take photos or record videos of the phone, but human nature resulted in some leaked footage and photos.
The mobile phone has been code-named as Sea Ray, and looks pretty much identical to the Nokia N9 MeeGo, which was released not too long ago.
The only difference with the Sea Ray, is that it has an extra button, different LED flash layout, and Windows OS.
As for the phone’s software capabilities, it seems to operate the same as any other Windows-based phone – naturally no other details have been announced yet.
Interestingly, Elop added that this was only one of many designs currently being worked on by Nokia.
According to the macworld, there will be no home button in the next generation iPhone. On the other hand Digitimes has reported that the next iPhone will sport a 4 inch screen, and an A5 processor.
The rationale for a larger screen is to combat the larger displays of rival Android smartphones.
Assuming that the workspace remains of 960 × 640 pixels , Apple could increase the height of thescreen to about 1,148 × 640 pixels (more or less, of course).
Current applications exploit the conventional screen area, leaving off the pixels in excess seats in the lower part of the body or showing those elements that are currently hidden are displayed when you double-click the Home button.
It may be because sources imagines the iPhone 5 to not feature the home button because of its large supportable screen as also the same feature is seen on the latest Android devices which they only rely on full touch support screen, mostly no button has found on the devices.
China Times reports that the iPhone 5 has entered a trial production phase and will feature a larger screen. Purported iPhone 5 parts have already leaked that seem to match the claim of a four-inch screen.
The iPhone 5 itself is expected to have a similar form factor as the current model, with the display reaching all the way to the edge of the device.
The rendering above by Piotrek Photos shows how a larger iPhone 5 screen might compare to the current iPhone 4 display. This news comes as the New York Times has confirmed Apple is working on near-field communication (NFC) technology so that future iPhones can easily make wireless mobile payments at specially equipped cash registers.
The NFC hardware would be integrated with the iPhone processor and linked directly to the owner's iTunes account.
Although Apple is working on NFC technology it's not clear whether or not the feature will make its way onto the iPhone 5. The company could be saving this functionality for a future model iPhone, as there are many different versions of the e-wallet concept currently entering the market. Competing Android phones are already getting into the act, with the Samsung Nexus S already equipped with NFC.
Other highlights of the iPhone 5 design include the switch to a metal back, much like the original iPhone. Apple could completely redesign the iPhone 5 with a curved aluminum back, to bring it more in line with the iPad 2 and recent iPod touch designs.
More recent information points to a next generation device much more similar to the iPhone 4, except replacing the back glass panel with metal. A redesigned antenna would be integrated into the smartphone to help prevent the reception issues that were cited by Consumer Reports when they refused to recommend the iPhone 4.
According to China Times, the iPhone 5 is on track for a summer 2011 release. This contradicts some reports that the iPhone 5 could be delayed until September.
Apple typically updates the iPhone every year in late June to early July. Plenty of time left for more rumors, leaks and speculation before an official Apple announcement.
If scuba diving or at the very least, snorkeling is your cup of tea, then chances are you would have also invested in a good quality waterproof camera (assuming you do have the necessary shutterbug skills to go along with your other wet, wet passion, of course) – either that, or a DSLR with an expensive underwater housing.
Well, Samsung intends to cater to those who are just starting out on this underwater photography thing with their latest release – the Samsung W200.
Of course, the Samsung W200 first and foremost is not a digital shooter but rather, one that captures video underwater. What you can’t do with the Samsung W200, however, would be to bring it along with you on your deep underwater forays, since anything more than 3 meters would turn it over to a candidate for the vast consumer electronics graveyard.
Of course, that does not mean it is a sissy by any means since it would be suitable to shoot great video of a relaxed day by the pool, or perhaps even up-close shots of coral reefs. The W200’s anti-water drop coating translates to the LCD display being free of condensation, even though you are in damp conditions, allowing you to continue with your amateur filming sessions without having to wipe the display.
The lens itself comes with anti-fog coating which allows steam to disperse so you always have clear, blur-free videos and pictures even if you decide to come straight after out of the pool. In order to shoot amazing underwater footage without looking too complicated, the W200 will also include an Aqua Mode setting, where it will automatically set the ideal parameters for the bright and clear underwater video.
Do not look down on it just because the W200 is slim and compact – it is a tough cookie on its own, being shock-proof and dust-proof, making it more or less the perfect candidate to bring on your next backpacking adventure. Heck, surely you don’t mind letting Junior have a go at this since it is robust enough to withstand some minor knocks and drops, and with a built-in USB arm, it is even easier to share your adventure at your next stop.
The Samsung W200 will be out later this May.
Sony Ericsson is to introduce the game changing XperiaTM PLAY, worlds' first certified smartphone playstation. XperiaTM PLAY delivers the smartphone functionality that the most serious power users could need, teamed with the immersive gaming experience that any gamer would want.
The gamer-focused XperiaTM PLAY smartphone will run on Google's Android operating platform and features a four-inch multi-touch screen as well as a slide out PlayStation-style game pad.
In portrait mode, the Android smartphone offers all the benefits that users have come to expect from Sony Ericsson’s existing range of XperiaTM smartphones with best-in-class entertainment experiences, a great 5 megapixel camera, a brilliant 4” multi-touch screen and great social networking features.
The slide out game pad reveals a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation icons: circle, cross, square and triangle. Qualcomm’s optimized Snapdragon processor with a 1Ghz CPU and ibedded Adreno GPU graphics processor deliver silky smooth 60fps play-back 3D mobile gaming and Web browsing with minimal power consumption so Xperia PLAY users can enjoy long hours of battery life and game time.
The smartphone playstation is expected to include 50 games including "Guitar Hero" and "Assassin's Creed" and will be lauched in March
Bless yourself gamers, things have just got better.