Now that the Nokia Lumia 928 is being launched via Verizon on May 16th with a PureView camera sensor that takes great pictures in low-light conditions, what other features are on the phone? Nokia has already launched its first promo video for the device and let's get the the camera out of the way first. We've already shown you the amazing stability of the OIS on the phone. When it was attached to a remote control copter, the phone filmed as though it was in the hands of a surgeon performing a life-saving operation. So of course, the promotional video shows how the Nokia Lumia 928 allows you to take pictures and videos free of blurring, even in low-light conditions.

Other features touted by the promo include the "advanced speakers" on the device that allow you to rock out. The Nokia Lumia 928 will let you create a perfect panoramic photo by following the fool-proof instructions. Editing your pictures allows you to easily share them with friends and family while Smart Shoot eliminates closed eyes, sneezes, yawns and lets you use the best face for each subject in your picture. The feature even allows you to remove objects that you don't want in the shot. HERE City Lens uses Augmented Reality so that you can see what is actually all around you, while HERE Drive gets you from point A to point B with the fastest route.

Source: phonearena


Nokia Lumia 920 is known for its high durability and it does not mean that you cannot break the device by any means. We have already seen some torture tests for Nokia Lumia 920 like the one involving AK-47 Rifle or the one involving hammer, knife, etc,. Above video was an another hammer test in which Nokia Lumia 920 was tortured to death by using huge steel hammer.

Even though the display breaks soon, the solid construction of the device withstands until the last.

Source: wmpoweruser


After it slipped under our radar at CES last week, the Huawei Ascend G510 is once again making its internet rounds. This time the photos come from a Huawei event in the Czech Republic, where the company showcased its latest mid-range offering again.

Built around a 4.5-inch IPS display with a WVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels), the G510 packs a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek MT6577 chip with PowerVR SGX531 GPU and 512MB of RAM. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and sports tow cameras, a 5MP with LED flash at the back and a 0.3MP at the front.

The G510 measures 134 x 64.7 x 9.9 mm and weighs 150 grams. The internal storage is merely 4GB, but it is expandable via the microSD card slot. Sadly, the battery isn't anything to write home about with its capacity of 1,700mAh.

Unlike the Ascend G520, which is destined for the Chinese market only, the Ascend G510 is going to hit Europe and eventually more markets.

The phone should become available this spring for around 200 euro.

Source: gsmarena


PCAdvisor have posted this video review of the Google Nexus 4 vs the Nokia Lumia 920.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has a number of advantages over the Google Nexus 4, including better camera, more storage, better screen  and being more durable. The last bit is however not really acknowledged in the review, despite the many broken glass backs on the Google Nexus 4.

The biggest advantage to the Google Nexus 4 however is its price – at £279 for the 16 GB version and £239 for the 8 GB version the handset is more than half the price of the Nokia Lumia 920 – evidence of deep subsidization by Google.

Source: wmpoweruser

Flexible screens? Check. Flexible chassis and PCBs? Check. Flexible batteries? Checked now. Korean researchers have come up with a process to make "a class of imprintable, bendable, and shape-conformable polymer electrolyte with excellent electrochemical performance in lithium battery system."

These can be sprayed on electrodes, then baked with UV rays for about 30 minutes to create power units - much faster than the traditional way of making lithium-ion cells.

Prof. Lee Sang-young of South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology is the read of the project, working alongside nine more scientists from different places, like Prof. John A. Rogers of the University of Illinois. The Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, which is co-sponsoring the research, said in a press release:
Conventional lithium-ion batteries that use liquefied electrolytes had problems with safety as the film that separates electrolytes may melt under heat, in which case the positive and negative may come in contact, causing an explosion.
Because the new battery uses flexible but solid materials, and not liquids, it can be expected to show a much higher level of stability than conventional rechargeable batteries.
The kicker compared to some other flexible batteries we've seen, and even conventional batteries - these are stable, even under high temperatures, and easier to manufacture, which is crucial for production versions of the bendy power cells. Stanford also has come up with a non-rigid battery, which you can see demonstrated in the video below, but the new invention sounds much easier to place into a shape-shifting phone at some point.

Source: phonearena

BlackBerry Z10

We've seen the leaks over and over again, but this is the real deal.

Here's a lengthy video demo of the upcoming BlackBerry Z10 in its full glory. It's not an official demo, of course, we doubt we'll see one before RIM's unveiling event on January 30. But still, it's as good as it gets.

In fact, the 7 minutes worth of footage show the hardware and software of the BlackBerry Z10 (if that's the correct retail name at all) in such detail that we may as well stop reporting any future leaks before the announcement. Just kidding, alright?

The only downside to this clip is that the narrator speaks in German, which kinda leaves you without the first-hand commentary, if you are not fluent in the language. But hey, the action on the screen is more or less self-explanatory.

Of course, you shouldn't miss the the specs. The narrator mentions that the BlackBerry Z10 has a 1280x768px 4.2-inch screen (which kinda contradicts with the 4.3-inches we've heard before) and an 8 megapixel camera with a LED flash. It runs on a TI OMAP4470 chipset with 1.5Ghz dual-core processor. There's 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The smartphone weighs only 125g.

Source: gsmarena

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PlayStation 4

Sony and Microsoft are preparing "special Apple-style press conferences" to reveal their next-generation consoles "near the Game Developers Conference in late March", a new Game Informer report has alleged.

The magazine suggests that both platform holders will reveal the hardware around GDC, which takes place in San Francisco between March 25-29, before showing off next-gen titles at E3.

"We hear that both Sony and Microsoft are targeting special Apple-style press conferences to unveil their platforms near the Game Developers Conference in late March," reads the report in the magazine's February 2013 issue.

"E3 in June may be the industry's biggest event, but both companies want to give their systems their own limelight.

"That doesn't mean E3 won't be without its surprises. Next-gen games will be announced at the convention in preparation for the systems' release at the end of the year."

The magazine also suggests that PlayStation 4, rumoured to be codenamed Orbis, may be targeting a release ahead of Microsoft's next-generation Xbox.

"We hear that Sony in particular is determined not to come out last this time like the PlayStation 3 did this generation, so we'll have to see how soon it can get the PlayStation 4 out the door, and whether Microsoft is motivated to prevent this from happening."

The report appears to contradict comments allegedly made by Sony Home Entertainment VP Hiroshi Sakatomi during last week's CES.

The exec suggested that the imminent reveal of a next-generation PlayStation was indeed on the cards, but that the firm would be waiting until "May at least" for its announcement.

Certain developers are expected to have received devkits for Sony and Microsoft's next-generation systems already.

Back in November, the founder of Just Cause 2 developer Avalanche Studios tweeted that the studio was shipping back Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 devkits to make room for next-generation consoles.

Source: videogamer