Sprint and Kyocera Communications announced the March 8 availability of Kyocera Torque, the “live more, fear less” handset built to survive extreme elements and everyday life.

Kyocera Torque

The ultra-rugged, 4G LTE Android smartphone will be available in all Sprint retail channels, including Web (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate via reward card, with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement (pricing excludes taxes).1 Powered by Android 4.1, Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G LTE speeds and up to 18.9 hours of talk time, this device will benefit from Truly Unlimited 4G LTE data, text and calling to any mobile device with no metering, no throttling, and no overages, all while on the Sprint network. Read the rest of this entry »


Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Price Revealed

When the Samsung Galaxy S III hit the market a few months ago, the smartphone world was buzzing, with many rushing out to get their hands on one of the most feature-packed mobile devices to date. Then, not long ago, rumours began to emerge about a smaller, mini version of the S III, the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. It was finally made official and, yeah, it’s smaller, but still packs many of the features that made its bigger brother the must-have phone of the summer.

Smart stay was a feature that many were intrigued with; stare at the screen, and the S III Mini will recognise your face, keeping the screen bright until you look away. The trick is pulled off thanks to some clever software that’s coupled with the front facing camera. It actually recognises your eyes and tracks them, enabling it to determine when you’re reading, and when you’re done. It should help you save more battery life, and get rid of some frustration from early-dimming displays.

There’s also the now famous Popup play feature, a perfect example of the easy and efficient multitasking abilities of modern smartphones. This feature lets you open a stored video into a popup window. This video is always on top, appearing above everything else on the screen. You can move it around so it’s not in the way, and it’s really cool for searching the web or messaging without having to miss your favourite show. The 4″ screen of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, while smaller than the larger S III, still offers plenty of room. We’ll get onto the advantages of the smaller screen a little later. Read the rest of this entry »


Apple iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology—all while delivering even better battery life.

Apple iPhone 5 Black

iPhone 5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world, with an all-new 7.6 mm anodized aluminum body that is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than iPhone 4S. Designed with an unprecedented level of precision, iPhone 5 combines an anodized aluminum body with diamond cut chamfered edges and glass inlays for a truly incredible fit and finish. Read the rest of this entry »


Fujitsu Introduces First Smartphone with Immersion HD Haptics

The Fujitsu Raku-Raku F-12D with Immersion HD HapticsImmersion Corporation announced that the just-launched Raku-Raku (easy-to-use) SMART PHONE is the first publicly available smartphone using Immersion’s TouchSense 5000 embedded control software combined with a high-fidelity piezo actuator to create HD Haptic effects.

The phone, which also includes Immersion’s Integrator software, is designed to create an easy-to-understand user interface targeted toward users looking for an intuitive smartphone design.

“Fujitsu understands that consumers value a mobile interface that is simple, straightforward, and above all, intuitive,” explains Dennis Sheehan, Immersion’s vice president of marketing. “Immersion’s HD Haptics have the fastest response time and the broadest range of sensations available in the smartphone market. As a result of the speed and range of response, this smartphone’s haptic effects are crisp, precise and very realistic. Combining Immersion’s HD Haptics with Fujitsu’s user interface design delivers an easy-to-use user interface that consumers can confidently navigate.” Read the rest of this entry »


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