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Ex-Apple CEO Launches an Android Phone

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‘Obi Worldphone’ is a new player in the smartphone market headed by former CEO of Apple, John Sculley. He promises a fresh, inexpensive approach to the market introducing two low-priced smartphones for consumers in the Asian, African and Middle Eastern markets. Sculley has partnered with designer Robert Brunner, former industrial design director at Apple, who in 2007 founded ‘Ammunition LLC’ a product design studio.

The 4G LTE SF1 has a raised 5-inch display of Corning Gorilla-Glass-4, a reinforced fiberglass body and metal accents on the top and bottom. It also comes with a quick-charge battery and dual SIM card slot with micro secure digital expansion.

The 2GB RAM with 16GB memory version is $199.

The 3GB RAM with 32GB memory version is $249.

The 3G SJ1.5 is powered by a MediaTek MT6580 Quad-Core processor and has a 2.5D curved glass screen built flush with the body. It comes with dual SIM slots, 16GB of internal storage and a card slot for memory expansion. It sport front & rear cameras and is protected by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The 3G SJ1.5 sells for $129.

The custom design of the two products actually incorporates technologies from Qualcomm, Dolby, Sony, Corning Inc., Google, MediaTek, Japan Display and Samsung. Even though Obi has targeted the low-end of the smartphone market they’ve not skipped on elegance or functionality.

Read Article (Jennifer LeClaire | mobiledevicenow.com | 08/27/2015)

Today, successful introduction of a new mobile device is made difficult if that success is dependent on a single new innovation or technology. It’s very refreshing to finally see an incorporation of technologies that increases the chance for success while taking a giant step toward the mobile future.

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Giant Android Tablet Concept Dream Machine

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In the rumor mill of Apple fans there is the expectation of a giant iPad Pro that seems to be rising to the surface, and Samsung may be responding to that rumor. It’s been reported that Samsung is working on a giant 18.4-inch Android Tablet to be used in family/living rooms, offices, or schools. A ‘SamMobile’ rumor claims the enormous device has a code name “Tahoe” or “SM-T670” (whatever).

The 18.4-inch acreage will run Android 5.1 and feature a touch screen TFT LCD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 which is squat compared to iPad Pro’s 2,732 x 2,048 pixels display. It will be driven by an 8-core 64-bit 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 8MP front camera and 2.1MP rear camera.

Also noteworthy is a battery capacity of only 5700 mAh which is odd considering the device size. Maybe they consider it to be used primarily as a transport from one location to another. The final dimensions measure 451.8mm wide, 275.8mm tall and 11.9mm thick.

Read Article (GloriaSt | itechfuture.com | 08/25/2015)

If popularity of the Phablet is any indicator, this giant tablet should do well in the market. Now this is what I call a Coffee Table.

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Google Nexus 5 Small & Large Version Leaks

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Google Nexus comes in two flavors with the smaller LG version weighing in at 5.2-inches and the more powerful Huawei version at 5.7-inches. A South Korean publication announced the LG Nexus 5 will release on 29 September but gave no details on the Huawei Nexus.

The LG Nexus 5 is to sport: Snapdragon 808 | 3GB of RAM | 16/32GB versions | 5.2-inch Full HD display | USB Type-C | 2,700 mAh battery | Black, White & Blue colors | 12.3MP main camera and 8MP front-facing camera. It appears the Brazilian version may come with dual-SIM card slots. LG Nexus 5 design leaks video.

The Huawei Nexus 5 is to sport: Snapdragon 810 | 64GB of onboard storage | 5.7-inch display | front-facing speakers | fingerprint scanner.

Other than size separating the two is also price which appears similar to those of 2013 and range from $300 to $400. In 2013 they were $349 for the 16GB version and $399 for the 32GB.

Read Article (Scott Adam Gordon | androidpit.com | 09/01/2015)

Anything can change prior actual launch but this information appears to be sound, for the moment.

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Apple iWatch 2014

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Apple iWatch Thin Bracelet Concept 2014

Introduced in early 2013, now the concept is bracelet but the manufacturer is not committed to this yet.  Focus appears to be on how comfortably the device sits on the wrist and not on functionality within the screen.  The Apple style will definitely be on display in the Apple iOS and this is a very impressive concept model. (As if anyone expected less)