Vivo X20 Plus Launches – Worlds first in-display fingerprint sensor

The Vivo X20 Plus was demoed at CES 2018 just a few days ago, and now it is ready to be launch. The pricing details have yet to be announced, pre-orders have officially opened in China. Vivo’s main selling point with the X20 Plus is the in-display fingerprint sensor tech. The rest of the phone … Read more

Alcatel POP 4 6-inch Review. Alcatel 7070X Android Phone

Alcatel has been producing budget phones for several years now, but they have remained largely off my radar. However, recently they were kind enough to send me a sample of the new Alcatel POP 4 6-inch which has a device specific name of 7070X. Alcatel appears to produce a huge number of phones catering for … Read more

Cubot Note S Budget Android Smartphone Review

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.95″ background_layout=”light”] The Cubot Note S is an extremely affordable 5.5inch 4g Android smartphone running Android Lollipop 5.1 priced at a ridiculously low £64.99 on Amazon is this worth the buy? The specification of the phone itself is: SoC: MT6580 CPU: 4-core [email protected] GPU: … Read more

BQ Aquaris X5 Budget Android Smartphone Review

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] BQ was a completely unknown brand to us until a few weeks ago, but in the UK they are backed by O2 and the BQ Aquaris X5 is an exclusive for them. It is currently available for £19.99 upfront with a £14.50 a month contract though you get a dreadful … Read more

LG Optimus : One & Chic

LG held a press conference today and from it came two new “Optimus phones”. The main two revealed are the Optimus One and the Optimus Chic. Both have been knocking about the rumour threads for a while but now they’ve got there official status from LG and despite the addition of Android 2.2 “Froyo” OS … Read more

Palm announces Palm Pre Smartphone running Web OS

pre_10 While more used to a business market Palm have decided to jump onto the consumer SmartPhone bandwagon launching a new phone presumably to compete with the like of the iPhone, Storm and G1.

Most interestingly the new phone, called the Pre, will not use Microsoft Windows Mobile like the normal Palm smartphones but use a new new integrated solution based on cloud computing called the Palm Web OS that is built on top of CMS, HTML and XML.

The Palm Pre will have the latest TI3 OMAP CPU, EV-DO Rev. A, 802.11b/g, GPS, Bluetooth, 8GB of internal storage, a 3MP camera with LED flash, MicroUSB connection, mass storage support, 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth A2DP support. The screen will be a 3.1 inch multitouch display with a 320 x 480 resolution.

Apparently the Pre with have a touchscreen gesture area right underneath the main display allowing for gesture controls which is supposed to make common tasks a breeze.

The phone will have a built in service called synergy which will allow you to log into multiple online sources including Google, Outlook and Facebook and synchronise your contact and calendar data without causing duplicates.

Another very interesting feature is that Palm have decided to dump the old charging methods and use inductive charging, dubbed touchstone. Inductive charging is where the device is place on a charging surface and it essentially charges up wirelessly. The technology has been around for several years now, and is most commonly used for electric toothbrushes, however beyond this they have not been a suitable solution for most consumer electronics as charging is slow.

I have to say I am quite liking the look of this new Palm, it certainly seems to tick a lot of the right boxes for my requirements in a phone. I think 2009 will be a big year for phones,

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