The standard in mobile phone service today is 4G, with some people around the world still making calls on 3G and 2G networks. While 4G coverage is still not absolute, the time is coming when 5G will be the best mobile technology available. Tested connection speeds have reached one terabyte per second (1 Tbps), though that top end is not likely to be reproduced outside of controlled conditions. It does illustrate the potential of 5G service, and why so many people are eager to implement this budding technology.
Pros and Cons of 5G Coverage
Not all people are looking forward to this change. Since 4G is a relatively new service in the fast paced world of mobile phones, opponents believe we should spend time optimizing the coverage range and taking advantage of the speeds and technology currently available. The costs of developing the technology, ensuring wide coverage, and creating the devices optimized to use it seem oppressive in the near future, as 4G has barely been maximized by the average consumer. Read more…
The Korean brand Samsung has finally announced its latest smartphone Galaxy S4.
The Galaxy S4 runs the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and either thrum from a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series processor, or from a 1.6GHz eight-core chipset, Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa silicon.
The new handset sports a gorgeous 5-inch super HD AMOLED screen 1920×1080 pixels in resolution at around 441ppi pixel density.
The rear-facing camera has a 13-megapixel sensor with auto-focus and the capability to record 1080p video and there’s also a secondary front-facing camera at 2-megapixels.
the Samsung Galaxy S4 looks like a copy of the GS3, but taller. It has the same rounded edges and narrow physical home button as its predecessor it’s also a little lighter and thinner. Read more…
The LG Optimus G Pro comes equipped with a hefty 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset run on Android’s 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
The Optimus G Pro features a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels IPS LCD, 16M colors touchscreen taking on device same as the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
The Optimus G Pro comes with 13MP camera and single LED flash on its rear Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization and recording video at 1080p HD with 30fps, while round the front you get a 2.1MP camera for video calls and self portraits.
The LG Optimus G Pro sports 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while there’s also a micro SD card slot if you want to expand the memory up to 64GB.
LG Optimus G Pro comes with a removable 3,140mAh juice pack, which will be needed thanks to the HD screen and 4G network capabilities.
LG has added a few touches as part of its Android overlay including quick settings toggles in the notification bar allowing you to easily control Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. Read more…
Apple today launched the iPhone 5, the sixth generation of its smartphone, running iOS 6 include the new Apple Maps app, Passbook, shared photo streams, Siri updates, and the aforementioned FaceTime over 3G.
The iPhone 5 will offer an A6 chip, which is two times faster than the current A5 chip.
The iPhone 5 will support 4G LTE networks. That’s in addition to the current support for GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, and HSPA data networks.
The new iPhone is 18 percent thinner (0.30 inch vs. 0.37 inch thick) than the iPhone 4S. It is also 20 percent lighter for a total of 3.95 ounces.
The Retina Display expands from 3.5 inches (its size since the original iPhone) to 4 inches. The total resolution remains the same, though, at 326 pixels per inch. The total pixel count is 1,136×640, and it has a 16:9 aspect ratio. Read more…
At the Brand’s huge Mobile Unboxed event at Earl’s Court in London Samsung announced its new Android handset the Galaxy S III, it features a quad-core processor, and it runs Ice Cream Sandwich OS with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz interface that includes cool new ways to interact with the phone – S Voice (like Apple’s Siri), Smart Stay (eye-tracking) and several other smart tricks.
The successor to the Samsung Galaxy S2, the new handset sports a massive 4.8-inch super HD AMOLED screen 1,280×720 pixels in resolution and 640×480 in resolution with a 306ppi pixel density.
Samsung’s Galaxy S3 camera is only 8 Mega pixel auto focus camera with flash & zero shutter Lag shooting video at 1080p HD with 30fps. The front-facing camera on the Galaxy S3 packs a 1.9MP sensor and face recognition also it can shoot 720p video itself.
The Galaxy S3 sports 1GB of RAM same as the predecessor S2, while the Flash memory is available in 16, 32 and 64 GB versions, while there’s also a micro SD card slot if you want to expand the memory. There’s also 50GB of free cloud storage for your content on Dropbox, which is double of what HTC is offering on its HTC One X device. Read more…
Apple has finally unveiled its latest iPhone, The iPhone 4s and not the rumored iPhone 5, the new phone will run the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system iOS 5. Let’s take a closer look at what the iPhone 4S has to offer.
The iPhone 4S will be loaded with the Apple A5 chip found in the iPad 2. It’s a dual-core processor with a 1GHz clock-speed, bringing Apple into line with competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy SII that also have dual-core processors in their phones. Apple claims the 4S is up to seven times faster than the current iPhone 4 and graphics in games should also be improved.
The camera has been increased for the iPhone 4S from the 5Mp camera in its predecessor iPhone 4 to 8Mp for the new one. The 8Megapixel camera will shoot 1080p full HD video (720p in iPhone 4) and a custom lens with a larger f/2.4 aperture lets in 73% more light than the iPhone 4.
Apple has upgraded the memory (RAM) of the iPhone 4S to 1GB (up from 512mb in iPhone 4). This should allow it to run more applications simultaneously and improve speed. Read more…
A new study has shown that British people spend almost as much time using Facebook on their mobile phones as they do watching television.
The average time spent using Facebook via web-capable smartphone handsets is one hour and 17 minutes per day in the UK, according to a survey by OnePoll, which revealed the average time spent watching television is just three minutes longer at two hours.
The survey of 3,000 people revealed that the enormous popularity of Facebook has, on the whole, exceeded that of television in the UK, with people spending an average of two-and-a-half hours a day on the social networking site, compared with the two hours they spend on average watching television.
Two of the most telling statistics to come from the survey showed that 70 per cent of Brits have a Facebook account, and 36 per cent own a smartphone. Of those smartphone owners surveyed, 91 per cent said they used their handset to access Facebook. Read more…
RIM has officially announced two new BlackBerry smartphones – the Bold 9900 (Dakota) and Bold 9930 (Montana) which are the thinnest yet that runs Blackberry OS 7.
The phones pack a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor that has a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen 640×480 in resolution with a 287dpi pixel density. On the back is a 5MP camera with 720p video recording and inside is 8GB of internal storage (with microSD expanded up to 32 GB) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. At 10.5mm it’s RIM’s thinnest handset yet, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard. And dual-band Wi-Fi®, a built-in compass (magnetometer) and Bluetooth 2.1.
HTC introduced the latest Android flagship for the U.S market, the HTC Sensation 4G is expected to hit T-Mobile shelves this summer.
The HTC Sensation comes with a 4.3-inch HD (540×960-pixel resolution) Super LCD touch screen, and an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus, and support for capturing video at 1080p HD and playback. Also features a front-facing VGA camera, support for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network (14.4Mbps), 768MB RAM, and 4 GB internal storage. The phone is powered by a 1520mAh LiIon battery.
There is no official date or price of the HTC Sensation 4G handset yet, but It’s hitting T-Mobile in the United States this June.
Nokia E6 is Nokia’s new high-resolution touchscreen business smartphone with compact QWERTY running the new Symbian Anna OS.
The phone comes with a 2.46 inch high-resolution 640 × 480 (E6 Nokia display using Gorilla famous Corning Glass stronger anti scratches), a full 8-megapixel camera focus with dual-LED flash , 2X digital zoom and 3X in video mode, 720p HD video recording at a speed of 25fps, Bluetooth, WiFi, and 1500mAh battery can last for 9 hours for continuous playback or up to 15 hours talk time.
The new Symbian Anna has lots of optimizations and seems to work seamless inside the E6.
Nokia E6 include QuickOffice applications, World Traveler, JoikuSpot Premium and F-Secure Mobile Security.
Nokia E6 will be available during Q2 2011 (Q3 in North America) for a price of €340 before tax and subsidy in white, silver and black colors. Read more…