Remember Sony’s underwater concept store we mentioned last October? Well, the Xperia Aquatech Store is now open. The store, which is located 4 meters under the sea, officially opened yesterday on the Island at THE WORLD Islands in Dubai.
Enough of the bendgate scandals. To test the real strength of a smartphone, drop it in water but not for too long. The newest phones in the market today boast of being all waterproof aside from being dustproof and drop-resistant. Just make sure the phone is really 'waterproof' and not just water-resistant lest you want to be this lady in South Africa who wasted $800 on her Sony Xperia Z1 which she used in water.
We have seen plenty of unboxing videos around these parts, we know you have too. They are all about the same; you start with a smartphone or tablet packed away in the box from the factory, slowly pull out all the accessories, manuals, the device itself, and talk about them.
Sony may have established itself as the newest expert when it comes to waterproof devices ever since the advent of the Xperia Z series, but it still wants to push the aquatic boundaries even more. In their latest teaser before the start of the IFA 2014 in Berlin, they hinted that they may be going to a deeper level with the new devices that they will be announcing at their upcoming press event during the ubiquitous tech expo.
Sony is announcing a new smartphone. Actually, it's partly a rehash of an existing smartphone. The Xperia M2 Aqua is everything that its name suggests: a variant of a mid-tier device that was announced early this year, blessed with Sony's popular dust and water proof ratings.
If it’s always been your dream to play with your smartphone while it is (or you are) submerged in water, then you better get yourself an Xperia Z1s or Xperia Z from T-Mobile. Sony has introduced 6 silly but fun underwater apps for when you are scuba-diving and have the urge to play games in the water or for when you just want to dunk your phone in the water then use it.
The cat is out of the bag and Kyocera indeed has in its repository the world's first non-luxury wallet-friendly sapphire glass toting smartphone. And just to show what it means when it says "tough", Kyocera has pushed two new YouTube videos that summarize the Brigadier's key rugged features as well as demonstrate the excruciatingly painful things you can do to this smartphone.
Normally, manufacturers would push out Android updates to existing phones. Not in the case of CAT, or Caterpillar, who is launching almost the same smartphone just for the latest version of Android. The good news is that it does improve some things a bit.
Since the cat is already all but out of the bag, AT&T has seemingly gone ahead of its rumored June announcement. Now the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is real and official, and it is exactly what we've seen so far, nothing less, and perhaps unfortunately, nothing more as well.
While most attention is probably being lavished on a rumored Galaxy S5 Prime, Samsung's more rugged variant might actually be just as interesting. A video of a leaked demo model of the Galaxy S5 Active point to an even more rugged device compared to the Galaxy S5, and possibly and even higher density display.