Among the highlight of the new Windows Phone 8 smartphone by Nokia is its 8.5mm body which is a combination of aluminum (the main chassis) as well as polycarbonate (back area). Weighing at around 139g, the device is certainly a departure from the thick body of Lumia 920 and further reflects the new design philosophy that Nokia has brought to the Lumia series – something that is already quite apparent with Lumia 720 and 520.
Additionally, Nokia also stated that the aluminum frame also acts as antenna for the device and claimed to offer incredible antenna performance. As per many of previous Lumia releases, the Lumia 925 also supports wireless charging through an optional snap-on wireless charging case.
Another feature that Nokia highlighted at the global unveiling event for the Lumia 925 is the device’s imaging capability. Nokia pointed out that the Lumia 925’s PureView main camera offers better lens (in the form of 6-elements Carl Zeiss Tessar lens) and software algorithm, certain things are rather identical to Lumia 920 such as 8.7-megapixels sensor, dual LED flash and of course, the optical image stabilization capability.
There are still more to see of the new Nokia Lumia 925, right after the jump. Click on the Read More link below to continue.
It looks like the next couple of weeks will be more interesting than ever, Google I/O will go on from 15-17 May 2013, Apple’s developers program, WWDC is only a month away and it looks like you have more things to look forward to – Samsung SM-C101 aka Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.
Shortly after the first rumor about the next Samsung phone built for photography, the device appeared in the Bluetooth Certification Body and now, the first sample image taken with the SM-C101 has appeared in a Google+ account. The accounted belongs to a person named Shahriar Hossain, who supposedly works for Samsung Electronics in Bangaladesh.
According to the EXIF data of the picture captioned as “Morning View”, the device carries the same model number as the one that showed up in Bluetooth SIG – SM-C101. No further information have been revealed, the data does not provide any solid information as to how many megapixels the camera has and the zoom level offered on the lens, but I guess it shouldn’t take too long for Samsung to finally make an announcement.
If you’re a videographer using Canon DSLR’s chances are you’ve used the Magic Lantern before. Now, in a wonderful update they have done the seemingly impossible and given us raw continuous video recording for the 5D Mark III. When active, the 5D3 turns into a BlackMagic Cinema Camera of sorts recording 1920×720 HD Raw video at about 90MB/s and reports have said that the camera is more than up to the task at hand. If you record the video at 1080p, the file sizes are similar to 2.5K on the BlackMagic Cinema Camera.
Currently the version is in development and not really even in alpha just yet so we are not fully able to test it for ourselves. Once it is finished, there will be no doubt that it will be ported to the 6D or even the 600/700D. If you want to find out more about the technical aspects of this build and how this will affect the world of videography as we know it, head on over to our source link for more.
“I AM THE OTHER HALF”. What could it possibly mean? The title of Jolla’s first teaser trailer, posted on its official YouTube channel late last night probably kept many fans this side of the world awake wondering just what the teaser trailer meant. The Finnish startup has now gone full steam ahead with hyping up its first ever Jolla smartphone, and has invited members of the press to an event to be held next Monday in Helsinki, Finland for what the company is branding “Jolla Love Day”.
As soon as the invites went out (TechCrunch noted that the invite also contained the cryptic “I am the other half” message) speculation went into overdrive that Jolla’s first Sailfish smartphone that they will be announcing will be a “modular” device, with the option of adding a physical QWERTY keyboard or other accessories that the user deems a necessity for a mobile device…in other words, “the other half” – an extension to their smartphone. After all, Jolla has already confirmed that they will be opening a pre-sales campaign ahead for their first device, so a tiered payment system that rewards higher pledges with additional accessories does sound plausible.
On the other hand, with anticipation of Jolla’s Sailfish-running smartphone at an all-time high, the speculation could easily get out of hand. It may also very well be that “the other half” that the teaser is referring to is to the hardware of the first Jolla-branded smartphone, which has remained a very well-kept secret – in contrast to the Sailfish OS and its new user interface (UI) which has already been demoed to the world many times over.
Regardless, all shall be revealed next Monday. The wait for the world’s first Sailfish-running smartphone will soon be over.
It looks like the already very affordable U Mobile has just gotten even more affordable with the new “Switch to U Mobile” deal that offers free data, free calls, and free SMS to subscribers.
First up, U Mobile yesterday introduced a new prepaid plan, the UMI 38, that comes with 200 minutes of calls, 30 free SMS and 500MB of “high-speed internet” at only RM38/month. The new prepaid plan is in addition to the already existing plans – UMI 18, UMI 28 and UMI 48.
U Mobile also announced its partnership with popular messaging apps – KakaoTalk and WeChat, to offer free data to use the apps for all UMI subscribers.
Finally, U Mobile also introduced a reward program that gives free bonus when existing U Mobile prepaid subscribers invite their friends and family to subscribe to the telco’s prepaid service. The introducer will enjoy 5% free credit every time their friends top up.
Visit U Mobile for more information.
Marking the revival of its ailing mobile division, Sony went loud by launching not one, but two flagship smartphones that pair elegant design with high-end specs – something previous Sony smartphones have failed to do. I saw – and came away impressed – with the more expensive Xperia Z earlier this year, and our review left us excited for what’s to come in future Sony smartphones.
However, the Japanese company also has the Xperia ZL, the little brother of the Xperia Z. Shedding the glass back and water and dust resistance rating, Sony has also packed in some features on the ZL that is not found on the Z. Crucially, the ZL is priced significantly lower than the Z, and is one of the most affordable premium smartphones in the market. Is this the ace up Sony’s proverbial sleeve?
Review continues after the break.
One of the best things about Google is how it provides so many services that you can use together on both desktop and mobile. Today, Google is providing a better integration between its products by combining the storage of Google Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos into a 15GB storage pool, so instead of the old 10GB for Gmail and 5GB for Drive and Google+ Photos, you get 15GB for all; a good news especially for heavy Google Drive users.
The changes will be rolled out over the next couple of weeks. For those who have purchased additional storage space for Google Drive, the space will be shared between those three Google products as well so you’re no longer limited to a 25GB upgrade in Gmail. If you’re a Google Apps user, you will also be getting shared storage of 30GB.
Visit Google’s blog for more information.
Any fans of Daft Punk here? Well, some of us here in the HQ absolutely love their music too and are really looking forward for the band’s upcoming album called Random Access Memories which is scheduled to be out very soon.
Hence, we found it is rather intriguing that Daft Punk latest teaser video about Random Access Memories is actually an unboxing video (something that we do numerous times here at Lowyat.NET) for the vinyl version of the album. Just take a look at it below, which was just published on their YouTube channel around one hour ago:
It is needless to say that the Daft Punk fans in our team got really super psyched about this video especially towards the end of the video where the first few second of the new album was played out loud. At this rate, we are not surprised if these guys turn up in the office wearing Daft Punk’s helmets and disco suit very soon…that might be a sight to behold, frankly speaking.
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