Polaroid has decided to pull the plug on its first Android-powered interchangeable lens camera after it lost a patent infringement lawsuit brought on by Nikon. The iM1836, which was announced at CES back in January, will no longer be promoted, sold, or manufactured in its current form.
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LG has today announced that it will begin mass producing a new 6-inch smartphone with a curved glass display next month. It’s unclear when we’ll be able to purchase the device, but LG will surely be launching it to compete with a similar offering from Samsung, which we expect to see later this month.
You may recall, back in January, Lenovo unveiled its brand new Ideaphone K900 at CES and it totally blew the audience away. Three months later the company has finally announced the handset’s release date as May 6.
Acer will launch a second-generation Iconia B1 tablet this June, just five months after it announced the original, according to sources in the company’s supply chain. The Taiwanese company had originally planned to launch the device towards the end of 2013, but has moved its launch forward several months.
Acer is also said to be planning a new 10-inch entry-level tablet for this summer.
The new Sony Xperia Z looks to be off to a terrific start, with analysts reporting that 4.6 million units have been sold in just 40 days. Some of that success is being attributed to the fact that Sony announced the device before competitors like HTC and Samsung had a chance to throw their latest flagships into the mix.
You may or may not remember ASUS introduced the Qube back in January at CES, however, the Qube has now been officially renamed the Cube! 5 days ago a source claimed the Cube would be released on April 23, this turned out to be quite an accurate prediction – as it appears that the Cube will be released on April 24.
The Grand X Quad, a new 5-inch smartphone from ZTE, has been leaked ahead of its official unveiling. The device looks a lot like the ZTE Grand S, the world’s thinnest smartphone with a 1080p display, which was unveiled at CES back in January. But this appears to be a slightly more affordable model.
It seems you can’t go anywhere these days without seeing an advert for the iPhone. They’re on billboards in the street, they’re there when you switch on the TV, and you’ll also find them in newspapers and magazines. But believe it or not, there’s one company that spends more — a lot more! — on advertising its smartphones than Apple does.
That company is Samsung. In 2012, Samsung outspent Apple by more than three to one in smartphone advertising, with a number of large campaigns on TV, in print, and on the Internet. In total, the Korean company spent $401 million advertising its phones.
The unlocked Sony Xperia ZL is heading to the United States after being listed on the official Sony Store. The device will be available in three colors — black, red, and white — but Sony hasn’t yet confirmed its price or its release date. It’s thought, however, that the handset will be available “within the next month.”
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Sony’s initial unveiling of the Xperia Tablet Z came just after CES back in January, so Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona this week is the first chance we’ve had to get our hands on it. On paper, the device is very impressive, featuring a speedy quad-core processor, a high-resolution display, and a sleek form factor that measures just 6.9mm thick and boasts water resistance.
But specifications aren’t everything; we were itching to find out what the Xperia Tablet Z is like, so we went hands on with it this morning to find out.