It isn’t too far a stretch to say everyone has a soft spot for Nokia. The brand that grew synonymous for a generation of youths is now no longer making phones – though not for long. In the meantime, it’s found a legal loophole to release the N1 tablet, which is prominently on display here at Nokia’s booth in MWC 2015. We had to take a look.
In addition to the Lumia 640 and the Universal Foldable Keyboard, Microsoft has also announced another new smartphone called the Lumia 640 XL at its MWC 2015 media briefing earlier this week. The name itself implies that it is the bigger brother of Lumia 640 and there are indeed many similarities between them.
We have seen numerous smartphones unveiled at MWC 2015, but none of them are as unique as this particular “phone.” Meet the Runcible, a “premier device for the post-smartphone era” from Monohm. Featuring a rather odd circular design, the Runcible is like any other smartphone minus the “distractions” with a price that can match other flagship devices’ asking price.
AMD has just announced Liquid VR, a software development kit that is aimed to make virtual reality easier for everyone. These include making it easier for different VR headsets to work with various devices. GDC 2015 is seeing a lot of virtual reality-related unveilings, from Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus to Valve’s ‘Lighthouse’ VR Tech, which is a rather interesting trend.
NVIDIA held a press conference at the Game Developer’s Conference 2015, where the company unveiled the new NVIDIA Shield. The previous incarnations of the Shield took the form of a handheld console and a tablet, but now the Shield is a Set-Top Box that runs on Android and it will clearly be focused on gaming.
Sony has revealed more details on its upcoming VR headset, Project Morpheus at Game Developers Conference 2015. Among the specifications that have been announced is an OLED display and a refresh rate of 120 fps, which is quite an impressive feat; assuming Project Morpheus actually delivers that kind of frame rate when it is launched.
Fresh off the announcement that Valve is working with HTC on a VR headset comes another reveal from the company that once made video games. Valve is currently working on what it is calling the Lighthouse room-scale tracking system, and it preparing to share the technology with other manufacturers.
Valve kicked off the Game Developers Conference 2015 by announcing that new Steam Machines will be appearing in November. The company is still promising better performance than current generation consoles at a comparable price, despite none of the existing Steam Machines being able to meet that expectation.
We’ve all been there before. That awkward situation when you desperately need a legitimate reason to excuse yourself, but there is none. You take your phone out, intensely praying that there’s a message from a friend, an email from the store you no longer shop from, a random call from an unimportant person…but that expensive smartphone of yours remain silent and unobtrusive. What if there was a smartphone feature that could get you out of this situation gracefully?
You may have heard in passing of a smartphone company named Gionee – it’s a Chinese smartphone maker that’s been steadily gaining a following outside of its home country. It also gained quite a bit of fame last year when it released the Elife S5.1, which held the world record for the thinnest smartphone for a little while. Yesterday, the company unveiled its latest smartphone, the Elife S7 which features a unique frame that promises to be harder to bend than the iPhone 6.