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Thursday, January 31, 2013

BlackBerry Z10 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Months of rumors and speculation later, RIM's first full-touch BlackBerry 10 device – BlackBerry Z10 is finally official! The device is getting plenty of love from many around the tech community.

Actually the Z10 is fast and it packs extremely great specs – it even has the support for 4G LTE. While there is no escaping the fact that the BlackBerry 10 powered Z10 is likely a pretty good smartphone, how it stacks up with other existed flagships, especially the Android mobile king Samsung Galaxy S3? Is it better? Is the BlackBerry Z10 up to par? Does it have a better build and design quality? Wow, so many doubts out there, right? Why not take a comparison between BlackBerry Z10 and Galaxy S3 now? 

Before the full comparison, let us take a gander at the basic features of BlackBerry Z10.
  • Palm-friendly 4.2-inch 1,280 x 768 display, amounting to a pixel density of 356ppi
  • Measure in at 5.13 (130mm) x 2.6 (66mm) x 0.37 (9.3mm) inches
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus buffered by 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable with MicroSD cards up to 32 GB in size
  • User-replaceable 1800 mAh battery
  • 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, 2MP front camera with 720p video recording
  • Run BlackBerry 10 OS
  • NFC, LTE-ready for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint
  • $199.99 for a two-year deal, arriving in March, 2013

BlackBerry Z10 vs Samsung Galaxy S3


BlackBerry Z10 features a 4.2-inch display with a resolution of 1280-by-768p (356 pixels per inch), while the Galaxy S3 gets a larger 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display and the resolution stands at 1,280x720, which is extremely bright.

In terms of brightness Galaxy S3 blows away all displays on the market and its screen is simply better than the one found on Z10. Color reproduction looks better too. However, Z10 is more comfortable to hold, just like iPhone 5.


Samsung's Galaxy S3 runs on a quad-core Exynos 1.4GHz Cortex A9 processor for international version, Snapdragon S4 dual-core at 1.5GHz for the US version. The Z10, on the other hand, is powered by a dual-core processor clocked to 1.5GHz. It's a top-of-the-line processor that offers superb gaming performance and the device rocks 2GB of RAM. It's without doubt a beast.


Blackberry Z10 is equipped with a rear-facing 8 megapixel shooter capable of 1080p video, and a front-facing 2 megapixel camera which can do 720p video capture. The camera doesn't take shots as crisp as the ones you'll get from the Galaxy s3, but it has a new "wow" feature called Time Shift. The Galaxy S3 has an 8-megapixel camera on back and a front camera at 1.9 megapixels.


BlackBerry Z10 has a 16GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot of up to 32 GB, while the Galaxy S3 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions and support for SD card up to 64GB. Samsung takes a big advantage in this round.


With regards to the packed battery power, the BlackBerry Z10 only has a 1,800mAh battery, while Galaxy S3 has a more powerful 2,100mAh battery life, supporting up to 12 hours of talk time, up to 10 hours on 3G, up to 60 hours for audio playback and up to 11 hours for video playback. 

The Z10 runs on the fire-new BlackBerry 10 OS. At this point, it is a little hard to tell about BlackBerry 10, just because that currently it is not as mature as Android. And we have to wait and see the overall performance of the BB10-powered BlackBerry Z10. 

The S3 is powered by Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Google's awesome Jelly Bean OS. Similar to Android 4.0, the new OS offers Google Now, a better camera app and awesome expandable notifications. 

The Z10 powered by BlackBerry 10 comes with so many preloaded apps you are possibly interested in, like BlackBerry s BBM app(non-support for voice and video calls), Twitter, Facebook and a new BlackBerry Map app, although it is not good as Google Map. 

The Android Jelly Bean OS onboard Galaxy S3 is full  mature now. There are millions of apps on Google Play to fully fit our needs. Actually there is a long way for BlackBerry to develop its own app store.

Price and release date:

It is said that the BlackBerry Z10 will be priced at $199.99 for a two-year contract. Its unlocked version will be sold for $599. The price of Galaxy s3 starts at  $199 with two-year contract.

BlackBerry Z10 will hit the stores in March, 2013, while Galaxy S3 is now available worldwide. 

Sum up:

No denying that the BlackBerry Z10 is a great phone with fire-new BB10 OS as well as high-performing hardware. However, it is really power enough to save the BlackBerry line and RIM? Sound off your ideas! 

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Top 4 Best Free Android Wi-Fi Calling Apps

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Top 4 Best Free Android Wi-Fi Calling Apps

Yup! In our daily life there are many reasons to enjoy Wi-Fi calling, just like giving video chats with family members and friends far and wide. So, if you are the one wanting to use Wi-Fi calling, you need to know which apps are the best.

Actually there are quite a few Wi-Fi calling apps out there and each of them has its own benefits and drawbacks. Some offer voice-only calling, while some allow for video calls, photo transfer and group chat. I've spent some time playing with a handful of these Wi-Fi calling apps and found some are incredibly useful. Here I would share them with you all! Just take a 

gander at my 4 favorite apps for making free Wi-Fi calls.

1. Skype

Skype is undeniably the biggest name in Wi-Fi calling. The Skype app for Android is used all around the world and remains as popular as ever. Much like the desktop counterpart, the mobile version allows for a variety of ways to stay connected.

Users of Skype for Android version will be able to make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, send instant messages, and voice calls via 3G or Wi-Fi. Not only that, users can make low-cost calls and send SMS messages to other mobile users directly using their Android phones.

Standout features: Free Skype-to-Skype calling; inexpensive international rates; simple and intuitive interface; massive user base.

2. Google Voice 

If you are fond of making international calls then look no further than Google Voice. What makes Google Voice the top choice is Google’s interconnectivity with its products. Google Voice takes away the problem of having to use multiple numbers for different purposes as users can enjoy a single number and still be connected with their close circle of friends, even if it’s for business or personal use. 

Creating a Google Voice account is easy as you just need to sign-up for a Google account. Google Voice has also a built in voicemail system that allows users to eavesdrop on someone during the recorded message. SMS is power, and Google Voice is fully integrated with it. Google Voice is not limited to just chit chat, but also allows you to send text messages to someone from anywhere in the world. Not only that, Google Voice also allows you to make cheap international calls using your own Google number. 

Standout features: Number porting; call recording; calls from within Gmail; Do Not Disturb; inexpensive international rates; and computer Web browser extensions.

3. Fring

What makes me appreciate Fring most is its ability to freely call other Fring users around the world. Furthermore, it doesn't cost a penny to use video chat or send messages. If you need to call a landline or mobile that is outside your country of origin, the fringOut option will provide you inexpensive rates.

Android phones and tablets with front-facing cameras could make video calling with up to four friends at a time. Fring is a choice for those looking for a Skype alternative and has improved over time. I have been impressed with its quality in both voice and video calls.

Standout features: Free Fring-to-Fring calling anywhere in the world; inexpensive international rates; up to four video callers at once.

4. Tango

Another popular cross-platform service, Tango works for desktops as well as other mobile devices. Features include free international voice and video calling as well as messages and photos sending. Recent updates to the Android include support for sending audio messages, sharing photos to Facebook, and avatars and video filters for calls. Note that some of the features require Android 4.0 and higher to work properly.

Standout features: Free Tango-to-Tango calling anywhere in the world; inexpensive international rates; animation packs; games over video calls.

What about your favorites?

So, which app is the one you are using for calling over Wi-Fi or data connections now? If your facorite one is not in my list, just let me know your preference in the comments below!

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Top 10 Valentine's Day Gifts for Men in 2013

Currently, do you have the trouble of buying the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the special man in your life? After giving the best Valentine's Day gift ideas for her in 2013, today I am here to show you the top 10 Valentine's Day gifts for your men. Try to find out exactly what he loves and enjoys and take my list into mind to get the perfect gift filled with your love. These 10 gifts are sure to make your man fall deeper for you.

1.Electronic Gadgets 

Do you have an electronics savvy man? If yes, try to find some great electronic gadgets he would love. Personally, gadgets are the best Valentine gifts for men, as they are available in different price ranges and satisfy various needs. For example, if your honey loves travelling a lot, you could give him a set of nice noise cancelling headphones. A handheld video game player or MP3 player would also be great for his daily entertainment. Another idea is to buy him a nice digital camera or camcorder so he can record all your great moments together.

2. Tickets to Sport Event or Concert

This would be the perfect gift for your man if he is into sports or music. Tickets to a football game or basketball game for his favorite team or favorite musical group will be quite perfect, especially if he does not go out a lot. I highly suggested you trying to buy the tickets with some of the best seats in the house, actually that could show how much you care and love him.

3. GPS Device

Far as I know, most of men are filled with enthusiasm to GPS device. If your man is a hiker or camper, a handheld GPS device is the perfect Valentine's Day gift. If your man loves traveling, a GPS navigation system for his car would be great. Such kinds of devices are ranging from about $200 to over $1000 and coming with different abilities. You could try to get one which fits your budget and his needs.

4. Watch

Watch is also a great and piratical gift as he could take it everywhere he goes. When buying the perfect watch, make sure it fits his style. Some great brands for men's watches include Seiko, Fossil, Citizen, and for the heavy spenders Rolex. Most of these watches can be found at your local jeweler.

5. Wallet

If your man is like the most, he probably has had the same wallet for years. My man has had the same wallet for about 5 years now, so it was time to replace it. There are actually a varity of wallets on the online shops or your local shops, so just get a wallet that is with great quality and great looks for Valentine's Day gift. 

6. Personalized Pen Set

If you have a husband or boyfriend who spends a lot of time in the office, a personalized pen set is perfect. Not only is it great for writing with, but a really nice set would make the perfect office decoration. Buy a pen set engraved with his name, a phrase, or a nickname and he is sure to love this gift.

7. Video Games

I bet nowadays no man in this world is not a video game fanatic. So, some video games would be the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the big kid in your life. Find the types of games he really enjoys and he will be in love. Best of all, you can find video games at your local electronics shops.

8. CDs and DVDs 

If your man is always on the edge of the next big CD or DVD, this is a perfect gift. Try to buy him his favorite genre and buy the movie or CD he always talks about but has not picked up. If he has a favorite TV show, go out and buy him a series set. This will be a surprising Valentine's Day gift.

9. Cologne

You love to be with your man, why not be with him and have him smell great. Look through his toiletries and find out his favorite scent. When you find it head out and pick up a bottle or two. Sometimes they sell them in sets with aftershave balm. If your man loves to smell good he will love this gift.

10. Gift Cards

If you still cannot find a perfect gift for the man in your life, why not choose a gift card? Just 
 let your man do his own shopping and buy the gift he wants. Choosing a gift card coming from his favorite store will be a better way to show how much you love him. 

Yes, it is actually hard to buy a gift for your special man. You know, not all men enjoy the same thing. Some may have a taste for high-priced items, while some may love those simple items. Just finding out exactly what you man loves and needs would help make your Valentine's Day shopping becoming much easier. Good luck for picking up the perfect gift, dear!

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her 2013: Speak out Your Love

With 2013 Valentine's day nearly upon us, the best time of a year to show our love to beloved is coming! Already got an idea to celebrate 2013 Valentines with your sweetheart? Wow, no matter what you have prepared for this special day, a well-chosen Valentine's Day gift is the must. So today I am here to share you guys with some Valentines Gift ideas! 

Let me guess, exactly what kind of present could let your honey better know she is the center of your world? A romantic date? Romantic dinner at a romantic location? Diamonds or some other beautiful jewellery? Red Rose? Or something else? Surely, there are soooooooo many gifts around for your selection, but here I will list those Valentines Day gifts that will never fail. Just check out! 

Touching Video

I bet your honey never ask you for some rather expensive gifts and the only thing she needs is your full heart and your forever love. So in this coming Valentine's day, why not make a sweet video for her? Collect those videos you shot in daily life and merge them into one video to speak out "I LOVE YOU". To make this love video more splendid, you could
 trim, crop and add some special effects, for example, you can add a text like “I Love You” over the video. If you want to upload this video to Facebook or YouTube or some other websites to show you love to her, you need to convert video to the corresponding video format for online uploading. BTW, above mentioned special effects could be easily achieved with a video converter


Actually, there is no other gift could be competitive with Chocolates to fit her heart as well as her appetite. Chocolate stands out as a classical gift especially for those romantic occasions and it will never fail you. So, just pick up a brand that contains the best quality and taste, then wrap it in red or pink, or even the color your honey love. I'm pretty sure these carefully chosen Chocolates could make the romantic air grow in that sweetness day! 


If you consider sending some perfume as a Valentine's Day gift, you should know what perfume brand she prefers. Actually, perfume is a risky buy! You know, everyone's taste is different. However, if you choose something that you would love to smell on her every day, she will definitely appreciate the sentiment. Perfume is one of the daily necessities, it will help you to seize her heart definitely.


Flowers are always a wonderful choice for Valentine's Day and a pretty safe option. Every woman in this planet loves flowers, especially the flowers you send to her in that candy day. If you wanna go classic on Valentine's Day, just choose those long-stemmed red roses and trim the outside with a delicate orchid. Flower is always a symbol of love so she will feel your love surrounding her with these flowers you given.

Spa Gear

Spa Gear is also a highly suggested gift for Valentine’s Day. In that day, you could turn her bathroom into a relaxing room. You could get her everything she needs like some some smells-good-enough-to-eat bath and body products. Don’t forget some candles, an essential oil burner or a reed diffuser to set the mood.

Well, the romantic month of February is fast approaching, no hesitations to make some preparations and give the best Valentine’s Day gift to your honey!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Top 10 Valentine's Day Movies for the Lovestruck in 2013

Have you ever been in a situation when a holiday was approaching and you felt that watching a movie or two about that holiday to increase the excitement? That happens to me all the time! Therefore, I decided to share with you guys my top 10 Valentine's Day movies. Some of the movies are about Valentine's Day, while others are just romantic comedies, but hey - Valentine's Day is a day for romance! Keep in mind though, I, personally, prefer old movies, so do not get mad at me if some of your favorite new movies are not on the list. Additionally, I have not seen plenty of the romantic movies; therefore, this list is going to be subjective.

1. Titanic (1997) 

I do believe there is no single person in this world who has never heard of Titanic. It's a love story that transcends class, circumstance and even life. The love between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet ever moved us lots and this movie has been titled one of the best movies of all. The movie has won 11 oscars, 78 other awards, and has been nominated for 43 awards more. What makes Titanic even more outstanding is the fact that it is partially based on a true story - there was a ship called Titanic. However, the character and the love story is fiction.

If you have not seen this movie before, right now is a perfect time to go and grab the movie out of the shelf - it is one of the best love stories ever shot!

2. Love Actually (2003) 

It is a movie about a ton of love stories. Some of them might be kind of messy, complicated, twisty and confusing, but that's love. Personally, I like this type of movies. People lives get twisted around one another, but in the end it all becomes clear. So for Valentine's Day, it is totally appropriate.

3. The Notebook (2004)

While watching "The Notebook", the movie might remind you of Romeo and Juliet. However, what the difference is that The Notebook is a movie making you believe in love again. It tells a story of 2 lovers who meet in 1940 and are kept apart over time and distance. Fortunately, the two lovers finally find each other and decide to be together for the rest of their lives. The love story shows you can be away from the one you love for years. If your love is really strong you will make it.

4. Twilight (2008) 

Scoff if you must, but Twilight is much more than a vampire story. Ask any Twilight fanatic and they will tell you that the entire Stephenie Meyer series is a passionate romantic tale of two hearts who find each other despite their varying backgrounds. He's a vampire and she's not.

5. Pretty Woman  (1990)

Anyone who doubts a movie about a prostitute could be a sweet romance is proved wrong by Pretty Woman. Julia Roberts plays a prostitute named Vivian, who never fitted into the world of prostitution. Edward Lewis played By Richard Gere, is an unhappy successfully businessman. Vivian and Edaward came together by mistake and fate. This movie is a classic love story, two people finding love coming from two different backgrounds. The movie shows no matter what happens in your life you can always find true love.

6. Notting Hill (1999)

William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, meets Anna Scott, the world's most beautiful woman. Between an orange juice-spilling episode and her visit to his apartment to change into clean clothes, a love story grows.   

7. Once (2006)

Although listed as a musical by its producers, Once is pure movie romance in the story of a struggling musician and a single mother trying to make their way through the streets of Dublin. Watch it and find your pure love!

8. When Harry Met Sally… (1989) 

A quirky romantic comedy about two friends who slowly develop feelings for each other. One of the best written romances of all time, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan share delicious dialogue before finally coming to realize the love they were looking for was in front of them all along. If you plan to express your love to a friend, this movie will increase the mood!

9. Brokeback Mountain  (2005) 

Brokeback Mountain is one of the most tragic love stories of all time. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal generated serious heat in their roles as lovers who because of time and culture, could not be together. 

10. Roman Holiday (1953)

This is one of the unique classic romantic comedies here that Audrey Hepburn fans would definitely enjoy watching on Valentine's day. There have been many romantic comedies made about princesses looking for their prince charmings, but this movie is the best. Its surprising storyline and unexpected ending make it stand out from the rest. If you're looking for a more realistic and unique fairytale about a princess, then this is one of the romantic comedies you must see around Valentine's Day.

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I do believe above movies would give your lovers a romantic feeling. They might have made us cry, but they also gave us hope and inspiration on the power love has over people. So, consider my top ten tearjerkers now and dust off your DVD players or browse Netflix - these romantic films are perfect to watch on Cupid's holiday! Have a impressive Valentine's Day with your sweetheart !

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sony Xperia Tablet Z vs Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4: Who is the King?

Thanks to the coming of Sony Xperia Tablet Z, the top-ranking tablet market has just got yet another strong competitor. Crafted by Sony, this smart tablet packs with an array of eye-feasting hardware features and is set to take a Japan release this spring. To be honest, the Xperia tablet will give a stiff rival to the existing top-end tablet devices like Nexus 10, iPad 4.

The iPad 4 and Nexus 10 are the representatives of current top tablets line. All Apple tablets are selling like hot cakes and the Nexus 10 is one of the best large-screen Android tablets. Made by Samsung, it is an ideal Android tablet with a high-resolution display and dual core processor. So here let us start the comparison between Sony Xperia Tablet Z, iPad 4 and Nexus 10. Go for a check!

  • Display Screen

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a large-screen device with a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200p Reality display, making use of Sony's new Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2.

The iPad 4 and Nexus 10 respectively stuff 9.7-inch and 10.1-inch screen. The new generation Apple tablet has an LED-backlit IPS LCD with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels at 264-ppi, while the Nexus 10 is the best tablet when it comes to screen resolution. It features a Super PLS TFT screen with a whopping 2560 x 1600 pixels at 299-ppi.

  • Processor

Sony has built-in a powerful quad-core CPU onboard its new flagship tablet, which come with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 processor and 2GB of RAM. Currently, there is no info available on its GPU. The device has 32GB of internal memory and expandable SDcard slot.

Further, the iPad 4 is with a 1.4GHz dual core Apple A6X processor, 1GB of RAM and a quad core PowerVR SGX554MP4 graphical card. It is available in three standard memory variants: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

Google has used a 1.7GHz dual core Exynos 5250 Cortex-A15 processor. The device gets further power from 2GB of RAM and Mali-T604 GPU. Just in keeping with recent rumors, it is said that Google will upgrade the tablet with a quad-processor and present it at MWC 2013 in Barcelona. The device is currently available in 16GB and 32GB variants.

  • Software 
The Xperia Tablet Z come up with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is upgradeable to the most recent Android 4.2, while Google-owned Nexus 10 features Android 4.2 out of box. The Apple iPad 4 tablet runs the latest iOS 6, which was debuted with iPhone 5 last year.

Just personally, the amazing performance of iOS is virtually unsurpassed by Android, which could take the performance of hardware to extremes.

  • Camera 
Some guys told me that it is almost worthless to talk about the camera on a tablet PC. You know, that may sound like an exaggeration to use the large slates for images taking. Just due to that fact, many mobile giants tend to quit boasting the camera on their tablets. However, Sony is an exception. It is generally known that Sony has included a full-fledged 8.1MP rear camera on its Xperia Tablet Z. There is no info available about the front camera of the device.

Both iPad 4 and Nexus 10 sport only 5MP rear cameras.

  • Battery 
Among the devices in comparison, the Xperia Tablet Z has the least powerful battery. It packs a 6,000mAh battery, while Nexus 10 and iPad 4 respectively have 9,000mAh and 11,666 mAh batteries under the cover.

  • Price 
Currently no selling price is available yet for Xperia Tablet Z. It is rumored that Sony is about to bring the device to market in Q1, 2013. Meanwhile, the base model of Nexus 10 is priced at just $399, while the base model of iPad 4 is priced at $499.

For more clearly comparison, a in-depth table is also provided for reference. 

To sum up, actually it is a little bit stupid to judge a tablet whether good or not just based on their hardware features. Overall performance is the most important indicator. So, who is the king? Time will tell you! No matter you are Android fan or iOS fan, choose the one you love! Just in person, I tend to Google Nexus 10!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Tablet Review: Sony Unveils Waterproof, Ultra-thin Xperia Tablet Z

Sony hasn't been an influential player in the tablet field, but they are challenging that perception today with the unveiling of the 10.1-inch Xperia Tablet Z, just following the impressive Xperia smartphone showing at CES earlier this month. 

This mobile tablet is with so many eye-popping hardware features. The most stunning point is no doubt that it is the thinnest tablet out there, even thinner than the iPad Mini. When you feast your eyes on the official specs, you may wonder why the mobile giant didn’t announce the Xperia Tablet Z at CES, alongside the impressive and equally waterproof  Xperia Z smartphone, which can be safely dunked into 3 feet of liquid. 

On the outside, it measures a sexy 6.9mm-thin and weighs 495 grams.
The fourth generation iPad is 9.4 mm thick while Google’s recently launched Nexus 10 is 8.9mm thick. According to most reports, Sony’s tablet appears to be the slimmest so far. It even beats the iPad mini which is 7.2 mm thick. 

On the inside, Xperia Tablet Z comes with a Qualcomm 1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (more importantly you’ll also get microSD expansion), NFC and LTE support, an 8.1 megapixel Exmor R camera, and a 1920 x 1200 resolution display augmented by Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine. The inclusion of the Mobile Bravia Engine is a crucial add-on, as Sony’s image-enhancing technology really does add vibrancy and color depth to screens of any size.

Sony Xperia Z runs Android 4.1, and ship with black or white for color options. 
There is currently no information on the price and availability for the Xperia Tablet Z, though we're all hoping that it launches around the same time as the Xperia Z handsets (Q1 2013). However, given its high-end specifications, the Xperia Tablet Z probably won't come cheap. 

Below are the roundup features of Sony Xperia Tablet Z: 
  • 10.1-inch Full HD screen with 1,920 x 1,200-pixel resolution 
  • Qualcomm's 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip 
  • An 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera 
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) software 
  • Only 6.9 mm thick, making it one of the thinnest tablets ever. 
  • 2GB of RAM 
  • Shipping with 32GB internal storage space and coming with a microSD expansion slot. 
  • It supports both Near Field Communications (NFC) and will support LTE for 4G as well
  • Like the recently launched Xperia Z smartphone, this tablet is said to be both waterproof and dustproof. 
  • Available in two colours - black and white.

Any ideals regarding Sony Xperia Tablet Z, share with me below without delay!

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Smart Mobile Devices Samsung Expected to Launch in 2013

2012 is a bumper year for Samsung. Just in keeping with the latest news, Samsung has sold more than 100 million of its Galaxy S series smartphones, including 41 million Galaxy S3. Its Galaxy Note 2 also sold like hot cakes. It is widely believed that Samsung has defeated Nokia and Apple, becoming the biggest mobile maker globally. So, what about Samung's next move on 2013?

Rumors said that Samsung is planning to launch its Galaxy S4 soon and later come with Galaxy Note 3. Although we are not sure the debut time, but everytime is possible. So now let us take a look at the upcoming and most anticipated mobile devices Samsung expected to launch in 2013.

1. Samsung Galaxy S4 

With the Galaxy S selling more than 24 million and the Galaxy S2 so far selling more than 28 million and now the Galaxy S3 has in excess of 10 million units in preorder, it won't come as a surprise if Samsung releases a Galaxy S4 in 2013. In fact most of you would bet a lot of money on it if having the chance.

So what could we expect from the next flagship phone of Samsung? Here come the juicy rumors fresh out of Korea. It is widely believed that the Galaxy S4 will feature Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU, 4.99-inch SuperAMOLED Full HD Resolution Display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and 2GB of RAM. Rumors are also rife about a 13 megapixel rear facing camera capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS, 2 megapixel front facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD Videos and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. Samsung Lebanon ever hinted that Galaxy S4 wouldn’t be made available before May. However, there has a possibility for the surprise appearance of the handset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

2. Samsung galaxy note 3

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 almost six months old now, rumors and speculations about its successor, Galaxy Note 3, have already started gaining momentum. The latest to enter the rumor-mill is a report from Samsung’s homeland saying that the upcoming version of the popular “phablet” will feature the newly announced 8-core processor and a 6.3-inch larger display, dwarfing Huawei’s 6.1-inch Ascend Mate as the biggest smartphone in the market. The device is expected to be released later this year. Expect Samsung could devise some newer killer upgrades for the Galaxy Note 3.

3. Samsung Tizen phone

You've probably never heard of Tizen, but it is widely believe that Tizen phone is Samsung's secret weapon in 2013 mobile wars. Reportedly, Samsung is looking at the release a Tizen phone at some point this year, with an announcement of the handset expected in the near future.

We all know Samsung is a smartphone giant thanks to the great success of this Galaxy S line and Galaxy Note line. However, the success is mostly dependent on others for its mobile platforms like Google's Android, Microsoft's Windows OS. Since now Samsung is aimming at designing a phone in its own supported mobile OS, let us stay tuned!
4. Samsung Windows RT tablet

If you are the fan of Samsung's Windows RT tablet like Galaxy Ativ Tab, this news may let you down: Samsung has canceled the launch of Windows RT tablet in U.S just because of the poor demands currently. Although it is unclear when the company will launch Windows RT tablets on US, majority of people believe that it will be the late of 2013.

Well, which one is your expectation in 2013? Just let me know below!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Top 5 Free Music Apps for Android Music Lovers in 2013

Music is what? Of course the thing you will never get enough of, and the thing to delight your ear, letting you get into the mood. Whether you want to dance out to your music with everyone or just like to put on the earplugs for some personal auditory relaxation, music is within your reach especially if you own an Android phone. Not only music in fact, since you can also get the best books, podcasts and more. Here, I’ve collected 5 best free music apps for Android music lovers to get that aural experience your ears deserve. 

1. Pandora (Free, US only)

If you listen to internet radio, you definitely know about Pandora. It is how radio should be – a personalized service that sends you only the music you like on your phone. This app is free and requires no subscription fees, though you do need to reside in the US to use it.

Just enter your favorite artist and Pandora will play songs by them along with similar artists that Pandora recommends. You can rate the songs and bookmark favorite artists that you've discovered as you listen. Pandora also features hundreds of music and comedy genre stations ranging from Dubstep to Smooth Jazz to Power Workout. The Pandora app really works best when you're connected to wi-fi so you can stream the songs without worrying the buffering. 

2. TuneIn Radio (free, Pro version for $0.99)

If you love radio but want to tune in radio on your smartphone, you must check out this free music app Tuneln Radio.

TuneIn Radio lets you find and listen to local radio stations wherever you are and save them as presets. I love to use this feature while I'm traveling. You can also enter a song or artist and you'll instantly have a list of all the radio stations around the country that play that song or artist. With a push of a button you can then listen to that radio station from your phone. If you want to record what you are hearing on the radio, maybe you can turn to its pro version.

3. TuneWiki (free)

TuneWiki is my favorite free music app and is really a great alternative to the default music player on my phone. Besides playing the music on your phone, TuneWiki have some added features to make it stand out from the rest of the free music apps around. While playing a song, the lyrics scroll across the screen in time with the music. Quite lovely feature!

Streaming radio is another added feature to the TuneWiki free music app. With TuneWiki on the Android you can dedicate songs to your friends through Facebook or Twitter. 

4. Spotify (Free, Spotify Premium $9.99/month)

Cool free music player! Spotify could give you instant access to millions of songs on your Android device and let you choose the music for free listening, or subsribe to Spotify Premium.

Spotify also offer Free radio service, but US only. US users can listen to radio for free. Discover and save music on the go! If your radio station plays a song you really like , you can save it with a single tap. Unlimited songs and stations are provided. 

5. Shazam (free)

Shazam is a very cool free music app that listens to a song you are playing and then tells you the name of the song and the artist. You then have the option of sharing your discovery, watching a music video of it on YouTube, playing it in Spotify, finding tour information, viewing a discography, reading album reviews, and creating a Pandora station based on that artist.

Each song that's identified through Shazam will then be shared as a tag. You can share these tags with your friends and view their discoveries as well. With Shazam, you will never have the problem grabbing that song you hear in the club or on the radio.

With above recommended 5 best free music apps, whether you are in the car, at the gym, running in the park, chilling at home or on the train, you can tune in the favorite music wherever and whenever, getting yourself into a relaxing mood.

Also, show your favorite Android music apps for us below! 

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

6 Best Android Jelly Bean Smartphones of 2013: Get One Now

With a flood of most recent handsets like HTC Droid DNA and Nexus 4 running Google's most modern OS Jelly Bean, with some older phones like Samsung Galaxy S3 and Motorola Droid Razr HD Maxx just received that Jelly Bean upgrade, actually there is never been a better time than now for you to pick up a Jelly Bean handset, for me to share you all the best Android Jelly Bean smartphones. At this point let us take a look at below list of 6 best Jelly Bean smartphones of 2013 that all offer an impressive Android experience. 
1. HTC One X+ (AT&T)

HTC One X+ is an amazing followup to HTC's last flagship mobile HTC One X. It offers a faster quad-core processor, big 4.7-inch LCD screen with 
1,280x720-pixel and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the palm of your hand. Its vast 64GB of internal storage, AT&T LTE 4G data connection, 2100mAh battery and excellent camera are icing on the cake. Undoubtedly, it is a mind-blowing phone for your picking in 2013.

2. HTC Droid DNA (Verizon)

The best and greatest Droid smartphone has joined in Verizon's team. It boasts a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from the moment you turn it on, all of which makes it one of fastest smartphones now. Its sharp 5-inch screen, excellent camera, 4G LTE support and long battery life also give us a one-of-a-kind mobile feeling.

3. LG Nexus 4 (T-Mobile)

At the first glance, you will find that Nexus 4 offers both a premium glass design and a clean, elegant Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean user interface to match. Boasting the most recent version of Android and driven by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU, its user experience is completely beyond our imagination. So to speak, the Nexus 4 wins on internal performance and user experience, anyone hoping for buying an unlocked phone should consider Nexus 4 firstly. Its competitive price is also a highlight!

4. LG Optimus G (Sprint and AT&T)

If you weren't aware, the Optimus G was the first commercially available smartphone to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro paired with an LTE radio. As a close cousin to the Nexus 4, the LG Optimus G is also a wonder in 2013. Its bigger 5-icnh screen, faster LTE 4G support, lightning-quick quad-core processor really impress us lots. If you are considering getting a smartphone in 2013, you cannot miss out LG Optimus G.

5. Samsung Galaxy Note II (multiple carriers)

As the successor of the original Samsung Galaxy Note launched in 2011, Galaxy Note 2 has been greatly enhanced on user experience by Samsung. It is launched with the latest version of Android: Jelly Bean. The Note 2’s stylus (the S Pen) works with a myriad of purpose built Samsung apps and widgets designed to help enhance productivity and usability. Moreover, the Note 2 makes use of a quad-core processor, this time a 1.6GHz chip with 2GB, onboard and removable storage, great front (1.9-megapixel) and rear (8-megapixel) cameras and an expansive, 5.5-inch HD display. The Note 2 might not be for everyone, but it makes us think of mobile productivity in a new light.

6. Samsung Galaxy S3 (multiple carriers)

Samsung Galaxy S3 has absolutely been a big hit and sales reach an all-time high. It comes fully loaded with Android 4.0 but recently is upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone that is neck and neck with the HTC One X. Also those are all reasons why it enjoys great popularity last year!  

Any ideas about above 2013 top 6 Android Jelly Bean smartphones, just show them in the comments! 

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