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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sony Cell Phones Wireless Charging Coming

 
​​
Future Sony
​ cell phones and​ Xperia
 smartphones 
​will 
recharge wirelessly in just 
​1
 hour

Yes, it's futuristic, but that 
​slow
 energy
​ recharge
 isn't great for impatient types. Sony
​ has a plan to resolve the problem of​
 slow wireless charging with its latest 
​wireless charging ​
invention
​ for cell phones.​
 The new unit, based on a forthcoming version of the Qi standard, promises to pump 10 to 15 watts of energy into your device 
​allowing you to charge your cell phone in just 1 hour.
 
​Using that much power would usually cause 
your smartphone to overheat
​, but ​
chip and power company Rohm promises that its new 
​cell phone charging chips
 can handle the temperature issues. 
​We expect the technology to be release mid
 2014
​.


​​
Lenovo 
​Considers buying
 BlackBerry 
​the​
 Canadian Smartphone 
​Company​


Lenovo
​ (China)​
 is considering a bid for all of BlackBerry according to people 
​involved
 with the matter, 
​Lenovo
 has signed a non
​-​
disclosure agreement with 
​the Blackberry cell phones company​. 
A Lenovo purchase of BlackBerry would be one of the biggest and most noteworthy Chinese acquisitions of a Western company
​. ​
Lenovo, a late comer to the smartphone market, has gained traction in its home market and now ships more smartphones than BlackBerry. 
​T​
he proposed deal would be certain to face government scrutiny in both Canada and the U.S.

​​
O2 United Kingdom
​'s​
 18-carat gold HTC One


O2 
​announced today
 that one lucky customer who buys a HTC One from an O2 store between Thursday 17 and Sunday 20 October will get more than just a multi-award winning phone – they'll get a HTC One made out of 18 carat gold. The 18 carat Gold HTC One, one of only five in the country, is worth over £2000 and is the most exclusive and expensive phone ever made by HTC. To win the device each HTC One sold in an O2 shop between Thursday and Sunday will come with a Golden Ticket – entering that code online will give customers a chance of winning the golden phone. They'll also keep the HTC One they purchased in the O2 store, meaning they can share the HTC One love with another person too.

AT&T Announces $5 Tablet Day Passes, Deal to Power Tesla’s In-Car Wireless

While consumers are clearly buying tablets in droves, getting them to fork over to connect them to cellular networks has been another story. Buyers have overwhelmingly chosen Wi-Fi-only models, and, even when buying cellular-capable devices, they aren’t always connecting them to the network. AT&T is hoping that a new $5-per-day option will convince more customers to try out cellular, perhaps going with that option over hotel Wi-Fi when traveling. Another plan aimed at less-frequent users allows customers to pay $25 for 1 gigabyte of data that can be used any time in a three-month period.  Separately, the company is also announcing that electric-car maker Tesla is using AT&T’s wireless network to power in-car diagnostics, infotainment and other services. The deal, though only now being talked about, has been in place for a while. Earlier this year, GM said it was using AT&T for the next generation of its OnStar service, replacing Verizon.

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom leaked

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom appears to be coming, Images of the smart camera appeared on Twitter today, hinting that the device could be forthcoming. The 16-megapixel Zoom is an intriguing mash up between the Galaxy Camera and the Galaxy S4 Mini.

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