Posts tagged with: NEC
  • by | July 29, 2013 9:40 PM

    Not long ago we unboxed and showed off the hardware of the NEC Terrain for AT&T. But you weren't content with just that, you wanted to see us abuse it. Some people might call me "soft". I have a desk-job. I drive a Prius. Other than the goatee, on the outside I'm not what most people would call "rugged". While that may be what most people see, I also build stuff. I get my hands dirty. While I won't claim to be as rugged as others who do really hard work every day, I can certainly value the benefits of a good, durable smartphone that I won't have to worry about breaking. Luckily, the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | July 19, 2013 11:11 AM

    NEC doesn't have a substantial presence in the Android market today. However, with its new device, the NEC Terrain, NEC makes a bold statement, billing the rugged device as "the World's most SOLID smartphone". The Terrain is rated IP-67 for dust and water immersion; and Military 810G for shock, extreme temperatures, and salt fog; yet it still manages to cram a push-to-talk button and QWERTY keyboard inside its rugged shell. As far as specifications are concerned, the first thing you'll want to note is that it comes with a somewhat dated version of Android: Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4. The ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | July 16, 2013 3:53 PM

    NEC is probably not one of the companies that first pops into your head when you think about smartphones. At least, that could be the case for markets in the West, but NEC has certainly managed to keep a public profile going with its Android lineup in Japan. We've even seen signs lately that the company was interested in broadening its international appeal, and the NEC Terrain launched on AT&T just last month. Despite this, it appears that NEC is hanging up its smartphone hat, and has decided to leave the business. Apparently this decision is a matter of cutting its losses – after ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | June 19, 2013 1:46 PM

    Back in April, news of an upcoming Android from an unusual OEM caught our eye, with a leak showing a ruggedized handset with a hardware QWERTY keyboard from NEC. The so-called NEC Terrain was apparently warming up for a launch with AT&T, and while we were at a loss for any specific details on the phone's hardware (besides what we could pick up from the pictures), it was still interesting to see NEC turning its attention to the US market. After laying low for a couple months, the Terrain is back, and today NEC and AT&T announced plans to start selling the phone this week. Both ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | May 17, 2013 1:07 PM

    Heat is a problem that many electronics are forced to deal with, to one extent or another. Push enough power through chips, and they're going to get hot: the trick is what you then do with that excess heat. Many devices use a combination of fans and vents in order to deliver cooler ambient air to chips, but those solutions don't exactly translate well over to smartphones. Instead, we're largely forced to put up with phones that can get quite hot to the touch when running at full throttle. NEC might just have a workable solution to that problem, upon news arriving of its plans to release ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | April 30, 2013 10:55 AM

    NEC is no stranger to smartphones, but much like Sharp, it's not a manufacturer we get to talk about much, with the lion's share of its handsets never crossing the Pacific from Asia. It popped on our radar a little earlier this year when we saw the crazy dual-screened NEC Medias W at the Mobile World Congress, but that was the exception that proves the rule. Surprisingly, it now seems that an NEC Android could be fixing to come to US shores after all, upon a render leaking of the NEC Terrain for AT&T. As if being an NEC model wasn't enough, we're cranking-up the unusual factor here by ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | February 27, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 as they've not got both a retail price and a release date. Then we talk about Windows Phone 8, and how it seems that history won't repeat itself when it comes to software updates. Then it's some MWC oddities as we visit the NWC Medias W dual-screen Android smartphone. Samsung's new wallet service is next, even though it looks exactly like Apple's passbook. We end today talking about the Galaxy S IV and the processor selection we'll get when released. All this and more after the break. Stories: - MWC 2013 News and ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | February 27, 2013 5:57 PM

    We think it's pretty fair to say that MWC 2013 was one part IFA and one part CES: a few stark disappointments peppered among some really amazing stuff. We've seen technology this week ranging from the incredible to the absurd - from the third iteration of ASUS's wild Padfone concept to the improbable debut of a Kyocera Echo lookalike. The big guys have come out to play, too, but they're a little shy this time around: neither Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 nor Nokia's midrange Lumias blew the roof off the joint. Even a few has-beens came out to confuse us with their wares, some of which will be ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by | February 27, 2013 11:11 AM

    It has been a while since we've seen a proper dual-screened smartphone. Sure, we just looked at the fascinating YotaPhone, which is very interesting for what it does, but we're talking about phones with a pair of regular, full-color, full-motion screens. Following in the footsteps of the Kyocera Echo or Samsung Doubletime, we're now taking a look at NEC's Medias W, attempting to finally do this concept some justice. NEC's mechanism is a bit different from the elaborate hinges used on the Echo; when the phone is "closed", both screens are on the outside, and the whole thing measures about ...

    Share
    Read On
Mobile Version