Sunday, 3 March 2013

Sony Tablet Z

Presented in late January in Japan, Tablet Z is one of the main attractions on the Sony stand - you can see why once you've touched. The first sensation is the surprise: this tablet 10.1 "is only 6.9 mm thick and weighing only 495 g. It is very light and very thin, but very strong at the same time. The Tablet Z resistant to twisting and caches ports which provide protection to projections and dust seem reliable.

 The screen px 080 1920 x1 is of good quality, though perhaps a little too bright. We find the Bravia 2 processor, which offers rich colors, almost too much. Difficult to be choosy before the level of performance offered by the 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 320 graphics chip. The Xperia Z is full of small functional details: it integrates the following Sony apps and content, it includes a module for infrared remote office and NFC to be connected quickly to a compatible sound system for example.

 Note that the 16 or 32 GB of storage can be expanded via microSD card and its 8.1MP Exmor R sensor is not bad at all. The new visual language Sony has done with the quirks of the Tablet S and P in favor of clean, simple lines. The abandonment of rounding means that the Tablet Z is a little less pleasant to handle, but its lightness and matt back and slightly offset gripping. Z Tablet is simple, light, classy, and impressive as the most of the Android Tablet rarely did. The launch date of the Tablet Z is still unknown, but the prices are "similar" to those of competing tablets according to a Sony representative.

Huawei Ascend Mate

The Ascend Mate is the answer Huawei Galaxy Note ... and a response with a screen of 6.1 "IPS 1280 x800 px. This is the smartphone with the largest screen on the market, a title he unfortunately should not keep long. Even with very fine edge, the grip is quite comical, especially since it is coated with a glossy plastic rather slippery. Its data sheet is fairly common, its 1.5 GHz quad-core processor supported by 1 or 2 GB of RAM depending on the model its 8MP sensor through its 8GB of storage expandable by microSD. But its size gives it a benefit ... size: its battery has a capacity of 4050 mAh.

 The Ascend Mate is being launched in China and should be offered internationally in the course of the year. Huawei is a partner in Mozilla Firefox OS launch, but present in devices a second time - Chinese manufacturers ZTE is who will benefit from the media exposure of the new OS free. Windows Phone side, Huawei introduced a few weeks ago the Windows Phone 4Afrika a smartphone 4 "midrange that will be distributed exclusively in Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, South Africa and Morocco.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Huawei Ascend P2

Major players in the mobile world this sulking MWC 2013, Chinese manufacturers are taking the opportunity - it is the case that Huawei has "smartphone 4G LTE with the world's fastest" and re-present "the smartphone with the largest display on the market is Huawei Ascend P2” The Ascend P2 is the successor to the Ascend P1 and the new high-end Huawei. It adopts a typical profile should be this semester: IPS screen 4.7 "1280 x 720 px, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and a 13 mega pixel sensor. Staffing Its RAM is limited to 1 GB, but it catching up with his chip 4G LTE Cat4 which allows it to reach theoretical speeds of 150 Mbps.

 The Ascend P2 is almost disappointing it is indeed finished, but the plastic glossy detonates his back at this level range. Huawei catches up again, this time with software functions to adapt the display that are effective under the neon lights of the exhibition hall. A spokesperson has confirmed that Huawei Ascend the P2 would be available in the second quarter of this year, probably in June in Europe, but did not release its price.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Yotaphone, A Phone with two screens !

The Yotaphone is like all other Smartphone Android 4.3 " until we turn it and we discover the second screen. Device designed by Yota, a subsidiary of the Russian operator Yota, the flip side is Yotaphone Android 4.2 smartphone quite respectable with a 4.3 "of resolution 1280 x 720 px, has a dual processor 1.5-heart GHz and 2 GB of RAM and a 12 MP sensor. But it is lack of microUSB, replaced by a magnetic harbor. Side face, wears a Yotaphone eInk screen 4.3 "200 dpi. A gesture of two fingers to scroll from the top of the main screen duplicates the display on the secondary monitor.

Even if the phone runs out of battery the eInk screen continues to display the information: Yota take the example of Google Maps that is duplicated on the secondary display as a precaution. This screen can also be used for notification of area calls, SMS, tweets and Facebook messages, calendar alerts ... eInk screen low power consumption and avoids having to turn on the main screen: autonomy could be increased 30 to 50% according to the Russian manufacturer. Yota Device provides an API for developers to use the secondary display: a good example is reading apps that transform the Yotaphone a true digital reading light.

 The secondary display is not touch, but it can be controlled using a capacitive strip: it scans to pass a notification to the other if pressed and hold to change the type of notifications. Can therefore be used largely and Yotaphone need not turn on to the main screen. The Yotaphone will be available in the second half in Russia, Yota working with several operators to make it available before the end of the year in other European countries. Final price has not yet been set, but the Russian manufacturer assures us that it will be similar to the devices of the same level range - the eInk screen will therefore not increase the price.

Asus FonePad

There is a Samsung phone of 8 "and now there is another 7" phone from Asus. The FonePad is of its name, was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress. This hybrid has a very classic screen 7 "IPS a definition of 1280 x 800 px and a less traditional Intel Atom Z2420 1.2 GHz supported by PowerVR SGX450 graphics chip and 1GB RAM. 4270 mAh the battery should allow Android 4.1 Jelly Bean run for nine hours. Similar to the Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus, the FonePad is different in the material of its back, smooth metal instead of plastic textured.

 The back is pierced with an antenna whose cover can be removed for access to housing microSIM and microSD (the FonePad includes 16 GB of internal storage). Not presented as a tablet capable of call but as a phone 7 ", the FonePad will be available soon in Europe for a ridiculous price of 219 €. It is accompanied by a new version of Padfone, this phone can slip into a tablet. The Padfone Infinity has a 5 "high resolution (1920 x 1080 px, 441 dpi) and has a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32-64 GB of storage.

 This powerful phone can slip into a docking station, the Padfone Infinity Station, in the form of screen 10.1 "1920 x 1080 px: it becomes a tablet. Station battery can charge three times the telephone, data for a capacity of 2400 mAh. Padfone the Infinity will be available in the second quarter to € 999.