Monthly Archive: December 2013
However, this could be for some very beneficial reasons. The Verizon handset, currently code named Etna, is expected to hit Verizon in February or March of next year and will fully ready for it's 4G LTE network. The AT&T version (internally known as the Olympus) is getting early impressions mentioning that it is "very fast, and the new screen is beautiful." These two next-gen devices are sure going to be impressive. From the ultra fast and power saving Tegra 2 to the new screen we can expect these to join the Nexus S as the top devices of early 2011. [Via BGR]
advertising the debut of the HTC Desire Z for a lil while now, but it hasn't been available to its users despite all the advertising. We received word today that it is now available on Vodafone UK's official website.
launch of LiveView, Sony Ericsson has had some questions posted (somewhere or another) about how it works and what can be done with it. Sony Ericsson representative Marcus Hansson answers these questions and explains some plug-ins for Android apps compatible with LiveView in this informative 2-minute video. His first comment explains the baffling concept behind the design: "first of all, I want to make it clear that the LiveView is a small screen with buttons on it - it connects with BlueTooth to your phone. So it's compatible with all Sony Ericsson Android phones with 2.0 and above - it's also compatible with most Android phones with 2.0 and above." Easy enough, yes?
Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone have emerged, with the handset tipped to use BRAVIA branding for a display that's supposedly on-par with the iPhone 4's Retina Display. According to MobileCrunch's source, the handset is on track for a Mobile World Congress 2011 launch in February next year, since it is "no where near ready" for a holiday 2010 release. What's left unclear is how the phone will be branded; it seems Sony Ericsson will be sticking with their XPERIA name, since the PlayStation Phone most likely won't be able to run actual downloaded PSP games. Instead, it will get custom mobile games, specially created for the platform and priced at sub-$10. The handset itself is internally expected to come in at around $500 unsubsidized, including a five game bundle. As for "Z-System", that's supposedly the umbrella title for both the Sony Ericsson gaming platform and the distribution system, and it's undecided whether games will be distributed separately to the Android Market or, as Google is apparently pushing for, in a new, custom section of the Market. The tipster - who apparently has a track record not just of successful information but with mobile gaming - reckons it's "the best gaming experience [they've] ever had on a mobile device," which leaves us eagerly anticipating MWC in a few months time.