Posts tagged with: IFA 2014
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    The past month or so's been a relatively busy time for Sony and its mobile lineup, as we've tackled rumors looking not just at new phones, like the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, but also at accessories for those handsets, like a new lens-style camera add-on. While formal announcements could come at any time, the odds are good that the company's gearing up for a big event at this year's IFA expo in Berlin. Today we learn just when that will occur, as the company reveals plans for a September 3 press conference. This time last year Sony had already teased its IFA event, but it would still be a ...

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    Rumors about Samsung's involvement in a project to deliver a virtual reality accessory for its smartphones have been snowballing since the spring. Early, vague talk about a VR headset gave way to evidence of an official Gear VR name, and just a few weeks back a leak appeared to reveal a render of the actual hardware. Today we shift from hardware to software a little as we check out the latest arrival, a relatively in-depth leak of what sure seems to be the Gear VR companion app. The app's setup guide talks users through the configuration process and confirms certain aspects of Gear VR's ...

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    Early last week we got to check out a couple components form unreleased Sony handsets, which sources claimed to belong to upcoming Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact models. It wasn't a lot to go on, but Sony did move quite swiftly from the Z1 to the Z2, so it's not crazy to think that we should already be talking about plans for the arrival of a Z3. Later, we saw a leak give us a little hardware insight into the Z3 Compact, but it didn't help us narrow down Sony's possible launch window any. Today, though, we finally start closing in on when this hardware might arrive, as a new carrier leak ...

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    The era of 3D screens on smartphones may have come and gone, but the dream that we can still build portable displays that convey some sort of useful depth information continues to linger. Sometimes that takes the form of a product like Amazon's Fire phone, using software to simulate depth on a 2D panel. We've also talked about efforts to work with virtual-reality-style headsets, like plans for eventual Oculus Rift Android support, or Google's own DIY Cardboard system from I/O this year. Samsung's a name that's popped up in this VR talk more than once, with rumors that it might be ...

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    We know many of you were disappointed by the Galaxy S5 and are holding out for what many consider Samsung's true yearly flagship, the refresh to the Galaxy Note line. New details on this Galaxy Note 4 launch date have emerged, letting you folks know just how long you'll have to wait for it to become official. A South Korean report suggests that the Note 4 will go into mass production June-July (and hopefully leak more during this time period as well) and globally be ready for sales on September 25. The US will probably come shortly afterward if this date is correct. This makes an ...

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    Just like in previous years, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 4 at this year's IFA in September. Though almost three months away, we're already seeing more and more reports on the upcoming phone. These reports seem to indicate that the upcoming 2014 phablet will have the model number SM-N910. A SM-N910A device popped up both on Samsung's website, in form of a User Agent Profile mention, as well as on India's Zauba, a website tracking import and export activities. The SM-N910A could very well be an upcoming AT&T version of the phablet, meaning that Samsung has started ...

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    Samsung's latest mobile products are only just around the corner – the company's anticipated Galaxy Tab S unveiling is scheduled for this evening – but we've also got our eyes on what's further out for the manufacturer, and this morning we pick up some new rumors about a couple products expected to make an appearance at the IFA in Berlin this coming September. Since last year we've been hearing about the possibility of Samsung developing a Google-Glass-like headset of its own. Names like Gear Glass, Galaxy Glass, and most recently, Gear Blink, have been tossed around, and while we ...

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    Sony is clearly doing a lot to make its Xperia brand relevant, at least outside the United States. The Xperia Z1 was barely out for six months when the company decided to step-it-up a notch with the Xperia Z2 at MWC 2014. You'd assume that Sony would give the Xperia Z2 some time to marinate some success, as people had a hard time deciding over the Xperia Z1 mainly because of the Xperia Z2, and it seems that won't be the case one again. We get the first leaked photos of what should be the metal frame of the Sony Xperia Z3. Sadly at the moment the only specs we get from this new component of ...

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    The idea of Google Glass copycats isn't anything new. With a product as unusual and attention-grabbing as this (and if last night's The Simpsons parody wasn't evidence enough of the impact of Google Glass, we don't know what is), it's an inevitability that other companies will be interested in getting in on some of the action for themselves. Last fall, we heard some rumors that Samsung could be working on its own pair of augmented reality glasses, possibly to launch sometime this spring. Today we return to the idea, but looking a little further out, as we heard that Samsung may be ...

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    A couple hours back we told you about some news that had arrived of Samsung's Android plans for this year, looking at the launch of the Galaxy S 5, and ultimately, the Galaxy Note 4. We mentioned at the time that rumors suggested the Note 4 might undergo a “dramatic change,” but what kind of change exactly? Well, remember back in November when the Galaxy Round was fresh on our mind and everyone was talking about how curved screens might further evolve – and one idea was that Samsung would follow-through on its prototype idea for a handset where the display wrapped-around over to the ...

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