3 Feb 2013

iPhone 6 coming in June, Includes Laser Keyboard

There have been rumours that the next iPhone as well as the cheaper version of the handset will be released together in June.There have been rumours about a low cost iPhone coming our way and these go back to early last year. Some people have said that the device will be the Apple iPhone Mini while some say that it will be the Apple iPhone Lite.

Steve Jobs said before that he wants Apple products to cannibalise their own sales as opposed to competitors doing it. However, Apple seemed to be taking a new course this year by releasing a cheaper version of iPhone. Some people thought that it may eat into the sales of the regular Apple iPad, however a survey had shown that a lot of the buyers of the Apple iPad Mini were indeed first time buyers of Apple tablets.

2 Feb 2013

Retailers Recommend Samsung S3 over iPhone 5

Some retailers in the United Kingdom say they recommend the Samsung Galaxy S III over Apple’s iPhone5.This report comes from a recent shopper survey.The survey was conducted last month by Telecoms & Media during the holiday shopping season. It was conducted at eight of the nation’s top retail stores which included John Lewis, 3, O2, Everything Everywhere, Carphone Warehouse, PC World, Phones 4 U, and Maplins.The survey results show that among all the major smartphone brands including Samsung, Apple, LG, Motorola Mobility, and Research In Motion Limited, the phone that was recommended the most was Samsung’s Galaxy S III. On an interesting note, the latter three brands were rarely mentioned in the stores or by sales representatives.Apple’s chief executive officer, Tim Cook, recently held a meeting inside the company’s headquarters in Cupertino. He took the opportunity to remind everyone that Apple’s goals are less about revenue and more about making the best products.

28 Jan 2013

iPhone 6: Few parts and Features Leaked

While some people haven’t had a chance to get their hands on an iPhone 5, we’re already seeing leaked parts for the next two generations of the iPhone. These leaked parts are rumored to be from the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6.There’s no way to confirm the validity of these parts, but they do contain several differences between each other and the current iPhone 5.

These leaked parts come from French site The source claims that the parts are speaker enclosures from the iPhone 5S that’s rumored to be released in the summer and iPhone 6 that we may not see until 2014.It’s definitely impossible to tell whether or not these parts are official, but does have a solid track record when it comes to leaked iPhone parts.

26 Jan 2013

BlackBerry will launch their first Operating System

The BlackBerry is ready for game time.Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) said Friday that its new operating system will appear in a 30-second advertisement during this year’s Super Bowl.The announcement comes as RIM prepares to unveil its latest BlackBerry smartphone devices on Wednesday.

A Super Bowl commercial is a great opportunity to show the redesigned, re-engineered and reinvented BlackBerry to tens of millions of consumers on the largest advertising stage of the year, said Frank Boulben,chief marketing officer at RIM in a release.The ad will be shown in both the U.S. and Canada on Feb 3.The Super Bowl is the most-watched television event of the year, drawing 111.3 million U.S. viewers in 2012.In Canada, last year’s broadcast drew a record 8.1 million viewers.

It’s also the most expensive event for advertisers, costing an estimated average of $3.4 million for a 30-second spot on NBC last year, according to ratings firm Nielsen.Super Bowl advertisements are typically a flashy showcase of new cars, beer and technology products, often with celebrity appearances. Aside from airing on television, the ads also get plenty of mileage from being streamed on the Internet.

25 Jan 2013

Google Completes Wireless Network Project

Google is seeking permission from the Federal Communications Commission to build an intriguing yet vaguely worded experimental wireless network around its California-based headquarters.The FCC application was discovered Jan. 22 by Steven J. Crowley, an electrical engineer from Washington D.C., who routinely checks FCC applications as part of his work for clients. After finding the application, Crowley mentioned it in a post on his professional engineering blog.

The experiment is to take place within a 2-mile radius, so this is a quite dense network, which could have very high capacity for carrying data,wrote Crowley.That sparse information was interesting, so he revealed its existence on his blog,Crowley told eWEEK in an interview.There are not a lot of details here, he said. From that you can extrapolate many things.

The Google FCC filing includes portions of the application, and accompanying exhibits are designated confidential,while parts of an accompanying letter are redacted for confidentiality,according to Crowley's post.So what could Google be interested in testing.There are a wide range of unsubstantiated possibilities,said Crowley.