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Sony is working on another smartphone that looks to pack some serious camera technology. Codenamed “Honami,” the new phone is said to pack in a Sony-built 1/1.6″ Exmor RS stacked 20MP sensor with a Cybershot G glass lens. Essentially, the sensor will be larger than any of its competitors, except for the Nokia 808 Pureview.
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Two weeks ago Acer had an event in New York City where they showed off some upcoming Windows 8 hardware. That same day, another upcoming Acer tablet, the W3-810, was leaked early by a premature listing on Amazon. Now we’ve got more images and info about the upcoming little tablet.
The Acer W3 recently went through the FCC. Topping it all off, the device has been leaked a tad early on the Finland Acer website. Between the FCC filling and premature exposure on the Acer Finland site we have a complete picture of the little device. Let’s take a look at the specs on this particular model of the W3 from the Finland site:
- Windows 8 Pro
- Intel Atom Z2760 processor
- 8 inch WXGA
- Multi touch LCD
- 2GB RAM
- 64GB SSD
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3650
- 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 2MP Front facing camera
- Micro HDMI
- Micro USB 2.0 port
- 8 hours of battery
Topping off all those specs? A killer keyboard you can attach to the device, while it looks funny, you can’t beat that kind of productivity when you’re running Windows 8 Pro on a little device like that. Does that keyboard include a battery? It’s hard to say. The diagrams from the FCC filing don’t really show any connector pins on the bottom edge of the W3 to indicate that ability. Which would be a real shame since the battery life would be unreal if that was the case. The keyboard does have the cool ability to snap to the back of the tablet, allowing you to transport them together with ease. The keyboard itself is full-size.
A lot of people seem to want a Windows 8 machine with the same 4:3 ratio found in the iPad. You won’t find that here with the 16:10 ratio you get with the W3.
What do you guys think of the W3 so far? Something you’d be interested in? Or are you waiting for the rumored Xbox/Surface tablet in that size range?
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Acer’s Iconia W3, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, has quietly cropped up at the company’s site, confirming the smaller slate and promising a full eight hours of runtime. Rumored since April, the Acer Iconia W3-810 is now listed on the company’s Finnish site, running full Windows 8 Pro on an Intel Atom Z2760 processor
Whispers of a full MacBook refresh at Apple’s WWDC 2013 this June look increasingly possible, with stocks of the 13-inch MacBook Air already tightening ahead of what’s believed to be an Intel Haswell-based upgrade. Apple was tipped to be updating its notebook line-up to Intel’s 4th-gen Core processors by analysts back in April, and now
The Galaxy S4 is on pace to become Samsung’s best selling device ever, highlighting the company’s unstoppable popularity. According to Samsung’s co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun, the device could top the 10 million mark in the next few days, less than a month since the S4 launched in 60 different countries. With such an expansive reach, it’s [...]
If you find yourself currently situation somewhere within the United States with a Windows Phone you’ll want to enter this little contest from the Microsoft Store. In fact I just won Kinect Sports for the Xbox 360 in less than thirty seconds. Let’s win some prizes.
First up, it looks like the official Microsoft Store app for Windows Phone was updated yesterday. You’ll want to update to the latest version (v2.02), which adds support for specialty stores and minor bug fixes. Now for the fun.
Once you get past all those beautiful people on the lockscreen you’ll be on the main pivot within the app. Right there on the very top you’ll see a purple tile. That purple tile will say “Win with Windows Phone”, click that and you’ll be launched out to IE to finish the little contest/game. Next you’ll sign up through either Facebook or manually entering in your contact info. Once you do that you’ll “spin” the wheel to try and win a prize. It’s fairly self-explanatory and you’ll just need to follow the on screen prompts.
Congratulations! …If you won something. Daniel won a copy of Halo Reach and George won some Microsoft points to use on Xbox Live. Poor Rich couldn’t play, this looks like a US of A thing for now. What did you guys win? Sound off below!
Grab the Microsoft Store app right here in the Store, QR code it up below, or swipe to the right in our app.
Thanks for the tip Karl!
Seth and Mark were traveling back from Google I/O this week, but Scott and Zac sat down to discuss what Google’s announcements mean for Apple and next month’s WWDC. Subscribe now on iTunes!
A game and a couple of tools highlight this abbreviated list of picks
The combination of Google I/O going on in San Francisco and BlackBerry Live in Orlando this week has our team a little sparse, but we think there are a few great picks to be seen this week regardless. Whether its just four apps or ten, we do our best every weekend to bring you apps that each of the Android Central writers have been using regularly the previous week.
Stick around after the break and see how this week's picks stack up against the rest.
Next to Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is shaping up to be one of this year’s biggest games. And when it hits, Sony will rightly give it the special treatment. As soon as the game is available digitally, on June 14, users will be able to start playing once [...]
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Sure, the Nokia Lumia 810 will go down as one of the fastest “blink and you’ll miss it” devices on T-Mobile, but that doesn’t it’s not worth having—maybe even for a backup. Luckily, Groupon, that bastion for smartphone fire sales, has a special going for the next 4 days for the device, completely unlocked.
Featuring GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and HSDPA (850/1700/1900/2100), users on T-Mobile and even AT&T can get in on the action. Sure, there’s no 4G LTE but as a world phone? Not a bad deal.
To refresh, the Lumia 810 was Nokia’s “custom” variant of the Lumia 820. It features a dazzling, borderline neon, 4.3” OLED WVGA display with ClearBlack/Gorilla Glass 2, 8GB internal storage expandable with 64GB microSD card (optional), 8MP rear shoot with Carl Zeiss lens and a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon CPU to power it all.
Although the phone is rather square-ish, coming in matte black (though you can buy wireless rechargeable back plate for it), the Lumia 810 falls into the conservative design category by Nokia. Having said that, it’s a solid phone and worth considering at $310 for an unlocked, non-contract device with free shipping.
Head to Groupon here for more information and remember, you only have 4 days to deicide! Thanks, Jonathan, for the tip!
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Weekend 9to5Toys roundup: App freebies, $34 Kensington iPad Keyboard case, $65 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HD, more
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All evidence suggests Google would rather just forget the Nexus Q even happened. A year removed from its announcement, the company has said little about the orb streamer, and has even abandoned support with its own apps. None of this is particularly surprising—but a new development suggests Google might try its hand at a streamer [...]
New plans available to existing customers now; new customers can take advantage June 6
As an update to a previous blog post detailing changes to its prepaid plans, Verizon stealthily made yet another change that will give prepaid customers even more data. Verizon keeps things simple on its prepaid smartphone offerings, with two tiers -- $60 and $70. Both have unlimited talk and text, and previously either 500MB or 2GB of data. Verizon is now bumping those up to 2GB and 4GB, respectively, with no price increase. The plan changes go into effect right away for existing customers that have either of the two plans, but new customers will have to wait until June 6th to have the option available when starting a line.
If you're new to Verizon's prepaid plans, you have to also remember that they are restricted to just its 3G service, and there's no indication of when (if ever) LTE will be included. With that being said, these are still a couple of good options that just got a little more competitive in the steadily expanding prepaid market.
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One lucky individual has allegedly seen Nokia’s upcoming EOS handset—the company’s 41-megapixel, Windows Phone 8 monster—and it sounds like a cross between the Lumia 920, 925 and 928. Apparently the device rivals the 920 at its thickest point, but tapers off at both ends to give off a slimmer appearance. The device, though, is much [...]
When a stereotypical madman has access to some conveniently forgotten nuclear weapons, the only thing that can stop him is a flying tank. There is probably no other game in which that sentence makes a lick of sense, but it's the basic premise behind Fire and Forget: Final Assault.
This is an arcade-style action game based on the classic franchise. In this title you must blast your way through waves of bad guys in a post-apocalyptic wasteland to reach Captain Nucleo's nuclear-equipped hovercraft. It certainly sounds like it has all the makings of a killer experience, but is it?
Controls And Gameplay
Each of the 10 stages consist of your car, the Thunder Master III, rocketing down the highway in pursuit of Captain Nucleo.
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Yahoo’s board will reportedly meet this Sunday to consider a $1.1 billion acquisition—supposedly an all-cash offer—of Tumblr in an effort to capture a younger audience. The company’s aging audience has played a critical part in Yahoo’s past success, but it has struggled to find a place in the new Internet—Tumblr is one of the hippest [...]
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