The Yesojo Nintendo Switch projector dock got a lot of attention when we covered the launch of its crowdfunding campaign last year, but at CES, it was on display and working, with the company ready to ship to its early backers. We got to spend some time with the portable projector, which gives your Switch a high-resolution screen you can take with you anywhere – and we came away very… Read More
I’ll be honest, Dell wasn’t at the top of our list of must-visit companies at this year’s CES, but the PC stalwart is actually showcasing a couple of interesting new products at the show. On the software front, mobile connect is a free offering that will be bundled with all new Dell computers. Read More
Even though I think it’s way too big for the average human, Samsung’s Galaxy Note is doing quite well since its debut in January at CES. In fact, Samsung has sold 5 million units of the Galaxy Note thus far, which comes out to about 1 million Notes sold per month. But could it be selling better?
The phablet is only available at AT&T with a rather steep $299 price tag, but that may be changing soon according to TmoNews.
The site stumbled upon a listing for a Samsung product with the model number SGH-T879. Usually that T and the following 8×9 refer to tablets, but the resolution given alongside the listing is 800×1280. To be clear, the GalNote is the only Samsung device with that resolution, and the fact that 800 comes before 1280 likely suggests that this is a device meant to be held in portrait, not landscape. You know, like a phone.
That speculation on its own is shaky, to be sure, but then TmoNews got a hold of some screenshots that are reportedly taken from a T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy Note. The shots show Android 4.0, the same build number as AT&T’s Galaxy Note, running on the same model number as listed above, SGH-T879.
And to make matters a tad more solid for you, GigaOm noticed that one of the screenshots displays an icon for T-Mobile’s Name ID service. Of course, we don’t know anything for sure until T-Mobile hits us with a press release, but I’m feeling confident that this is for real.
The device will likely employ T-Mobile’s 21Mbps or 42Mbps HSPA+ network, which means it won’t have LTE proper but should still be speedy enough for you big-handed data fiends.
Word of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G first broke around the time Team TechCrunch was roaming the cavernous halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES, but at the time T-Mobile wasn’t feeling very talkative about release dates.
The mangenta-hued carrier seems to have opened up a bit during the intervening months though, as they’ve taken to Twitter earlier today to announce that their latest Samsung handset will hit their sales channels on March 28. If you’re really lucky (or willing to hop in a car and take some chances), you could snag a Blaze 4G even earlier than that, as some stores will be selling the device a week early.
You’d be forgiven for not remembering the Galaxy S Blaze 4G — between all of the nifty new gadgets on display at CES and MWC, a mid-range T-Mobile handset like the Blaze can slip though the cracks pretty easily. Still, while a Galaxy S III this thing ain’t, one could certainly do worse than eye up a device with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, 3.97-inch Super AMOLED display, and support for T-Mobile’s 42Mbps HSPA+ network.
For better or worse you’ll still have to deal with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and Samsung’s hallmark TouchWiz UI but hey, it’s not like the market is swimming in Android 4.0 devices yet. At $150 (after a $50 mail-in rebate, ugh) the Blaze 4G runs squarely in the middle of the T-Mobile pack, and while it looks to be a solid choice for anyone sitting on an upgrade, pulling the trigger on a phone like this still takes some consideration.
A few more bucks nets you a proper Galaxy S II (in white even!), while a few dollars less yields up some solid-if-dated hardware like the HTC Sensation. It’s a perpetually tough call for prospective phone shoppers — should they take a plunge on a mid-range handset now, or wait for prices on high-end devices to drop?
While the idea of skipping Sony’s event to watch a beautiful Barcelona sunset was strangely appealing, we nevertheless come to you from Sony’s press event where the recently divorced company has just (officially) revealed two new handsets, the Xperia P and the Xperia U.
As new members of the Xperia NXT series of smartphones that began with the Xperia S, the P and U share more than a few aesthetic touches. The transparent element that threw us for a bit of a loop as CES can be found on both new handsets, and the (rather handsome) minimalist design language has been carried over as well. The end result is a spate of handsome hardware, not exactly a stretch for the style mavens at Sony.
While the Xperia S clearly occupies the top rung of the Xperia NXT hierarchy, the P instead goes for some mid-range appeal. It sports a striking aluminum unibody design, and a 4-inch Reality Display with White Magic screen tech that allows for great readability in bright daylight. Also onboard is an 8-megapixel camera with Sony’s Fast Capture technology that just so happens to record 1080p video.
Really, the Xperia P feels like a scaled-down version of the Xperia S — smaller display aside, it sports a slightly slower 1.0GHz dual-core chipset. It also plays nice with Sony’s NFC SmartTags, which allows for (among other things) the ability to swap series of settings for use in different situations. Expect it to start shipping in Q2 of this year.
Meanwhile, the pint-sized Xperia U comes as less of a surprise, considering the candid shots of it we’ve seen in weeks past. While it sports a Reality Display much like its bigger brothers, its 3.5-inch screen size may leave some users wanting for more. It also features the same processor as seen in the Xperia P. What it lacks in raw horsepower it tries to make up for with style, as its slated to be available in “two base colors” with the option to swap chins to add another dash of color. Like its big brother, the Xperia U will launch in Q2 2012, though Sony Mobile remains tight-lipped when it comes to pricing.