Posts Tagged ‘Rumours and News’

Huawei to launch a Pop Up Camera Smartphone

Monday, April 29th, 2019


Tech giant Huawei are set to expand their P mobile family with an interesting take on the selfie camera. Reportedly to be named the Huwaei P Smart Z, the mid-tier device is rumored to house a pop-up selfie camera. Reviving a design that most have move on from, Huawei’s rising camera houses a 16 megapixel camera with an f/2.0 lens.

huawei p smart z pop up camera

Leaked renders from Mobielkopen also provide the speculated specifications for the P Smart Z, which include a large 6.59-inch Full HD+ display, a Kirin 710 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage. The battery powering the device is predicted to be a generously sized 4,000 mAh battery for all day power.

Don’t want to wait for the P Smart Z? Check out the other offerings from Huawei, including the Huawei P30 Pro.


Update for Android and iOS users of BBM for consumers

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

June 2016 saw a collaboration between BlackBerry and their trusted partner Emtek Group, working together to improve the BBM Consumer platform.

Emtek is a leading digital media content company with an impressive portfolio of television, web, and content production assets; CMW is Emtek’s subsidiary.

Emtek and blackberry

Offering a compelling ecosystem, investments, and technology resources to take BBM to the next level, BlackBerry licensed Emtek’s subsidiary Creative Media Works Pte Ltd (Co. Reg. No. 201609444E) the rights to develop and offer cross-platform BBM.

Since their partnership, BlackBerry has been gradually transferring certain aspects of the platform to CMW, such as development of the BBM application itself. To make this a seamless transition, BlackBerry will transfer your BBM Consumer data to CMW for its continued operation of the BBM platform.

Here’s some additional information from BlackBerry regarding the shift:

What is BlackBerry’s ongoing involvement in BBM Consumer?

BlackBerry owns 100% of BBM and has licensed the rights to BBM Consumer (i.e., the Android, iOS and Windows Phone versions of BBM) to CMW. BlackBerry continues to operate the BBOS and BlackBerry 10 versions of BBM, as well as BBM Enterprise (formerly BBM Protected). If you use these other versions of BBM, keep in mind that they are distinct from BBM Consumer and not affected.

What will CMW be doing?

As CMW takes over BBM Consumer operations, you can expect additional new BBM content and services, and continued improvement in your access to content and features to continually improve. CMW is committed to securing your information as set forth in these updated BBM Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. CMW has already included new security features such as Second Factor Authentication (2FA) for registration via e-mail or phone number.

What should I do if I prefer not to have my data transferred to CMW’s BBM platform?

If you prefer not to have your data transferred to CMW for its continued operation of the BBM platform, you may discontinue using BBM Consumer and close your account before February 26, 2018.

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Could the Samsung Galaxy S9 be the first handset to repel water?

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

We’ve all been there, using our handsets in the rain and the ater droplets interfer with the touchscreen capabilities. Whilst there have been many advancements with water resistance to ensure these drops of water do not harm the tech inside your device, we’ve seen little protection for the usability of the displays in wet condtions.

This is where the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus devices could step in, using a water repelling technology that was first licensed by the tech giants late 2016.

The license covers a superhydrophobic glass coating, which forces water to literally bounce off the glass due to a water droplet contact angle of between 155 and 165 degrees.

“The thin nanostructured layer of porous glass film enables these combined properties, making it suitable for commercial applications,” said ORNL’s Tolga Aytug, co-inventor of the technology.

Developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the superhydrophobic coating will also reduce light reflection and resist fingerprints and smudges, ensuring the device will have the smoothest physical usability experience we’ve seen yet.

Register your interest in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Sim free today, to ensure that you are the first in line when preorders are released.



Leaked: Huawei Mate 10 Pro Render

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Expected on October 16th, leaks of the the Huawei Mate 10 Pro appeared this week on reliable Tech reporter Evan Blass‘ Twitter account, providing us with some interesting information.

 Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Here’s what we know:

  • The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is likely to have almost entirely eliminated bezels, joining the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone X
  • We are expecting a 6 inch display, with a super widescreen 18:9 aspect ratio
  • The screen also sports the letters ‘AI’, hinting that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will have some form of Artificial Intelligence features.
  • The rear cameras are likely to be a 20 megapixel and 12 megapixel pairing
  • The front (selfie) camera is rumoured to be 8 megapixels

Register your interest in the Huawei Mate 10 Pro today to be the first in line for pre-orders later this month.


Will the iPhone 8′s ARkit give us a new world of AR?

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Apple announced the ARKit at its annual developers conference earlier this summer, allowing app developers to draw on detailed camera and sensor data to map digital objects into 3D space. Whilst Apple are up against tough competition including Google’s ARCore, its vast customer base will almost guarantee Apple’s success in the Augmented Reality World.

We were given insight into what we can expect from Apple’s upcoming AR apps testers, as AR app developers gathered on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, Calif. yesterday to demo their work. Big brand including Giphy, Ikea, The Food Network, The Walking Dead and The Hungry Caterpillar were all in on the action.

So what can we expect from these Apps?

1. Ikea:

Allowing you to place up to 2,000 items from its current catalogue into your spaces before purchase.

2. The Walking Dead: Our World

A blood thirsty Pokemon for grownups, The Walking Dead: Our World will let you team up with members of the Walking Dead gang to take down the Walkers in your natural habitat.

3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Based on the children’s classic tale, The Very Hungry Caterpillar AR allows children to look after their own hungry caterpillar, interacting with the little guy by feeding, playing and keeping him safe until the transformation to butterfly happens. Cuteness overload.

4. Giphy World:

Allows you to place gifs in 3D space, share videos of them or even share the whole 3D scene in AR with friends who have the app


Register your interest in the Apple iPhone 8 to be first in line for preorders, rumoured to drop on September 12th. 


Reports suggest the next Apple Phone will be unveiled September 12th

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

We’ve seen the rumours and inspected the leaked images, but it appears we won’t be waiting too much longer for the iPhone 8 to be released.


Google is likely to launch its Pixel 2 devices on October 5th

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Mobile reporter Evan Blass has done it again. In his latest spoiler tweet, we are privy to the release date for the new Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, along with the processor specs for these devices:

pixel 2 release dates

The Pixel 2 will improve on its predecessor from last October with a new Snapdragon 836 processor, which is likely to be an improved version of the  835 chip that we’ve already seen his year and will put the Pixel 2s ahead of the competition.

Other specs we are expecting to see include 5-inch (Pixel 2) and 6-inch (Pixel 2 XL) OLED screens, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, always-on displays, and squeezable frames.

Register your interest in the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL to be the first in line for pre-orders in October.



Are Apple getting rid of their Charging Ports in favour of wireless charging?

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Leaked pictures are circulating showing evidence that wireless charging components are being installed in gadgets related to the upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

apple iPhone 8

credit: weibo

Photographs of Apple compatible charging pad were shared on Chinese social media site Weibo and are expected to have been designed for the iPhone 8, but will be sold separately.

iPhone 8 charging pods

credit: weibo


Whilst the authenticity of these charging pods cannot be verified, multiple reports about the iPhone 8 have suggested wireless charging will be embedded in the phone.

Register your interest in the Apple iPhone 8, to be first in line for pre-orders of the new release. 



iPhone 8 face recognition system to work in ‘millionths of a second’

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Most reports are pointing to Apple abandoning TouchID in the upcoming iPhone 8 devices. The forward thinking tech firm are said to be replacing fingerprint sensors with face recognition that will secure your unlock screen and Apple Pay authorisation.

Samsung are said to be making the OLED displays for the iPhone 8 devices, and claims are circulating that the speed of the facial-recognition system used in the device will be measured in ‘millionths of a second.’

Also, 3-D sensors are said to be adopted for the front and rear of the device to realize AR applications, which integrate 3-D virtual images with user’s environment in real time. - Shin Ji-hye, Korea Herald


Register your interest in the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus today, to ensure you are first line line when pre-orders go live.


Samsung Release two videos featuring the Galaxy Note 8 ahead of the launch

Monday, August 21st, 2017

All eyes are on the South Korean tech firm as we approach their Galaxy Note 8 announcement on the 23rd August.

Just days away from the big reveal and Samsung release teaser videos to their South Korean site, showing off some of the standout features.

If the videos are to be believed, we can expect impressive photographic performance from the device, with depth-of-field effects made possible by a dual-camera setup similar to the Huawei P10.  We also catch a glimpse at the rumoured 3x optical zoom and depth sensing.

The second video confirms the use of Samsung’s S Pen, which may feature a range of differing brush types.

Register your interest in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which will be available with UK and international delivery.  All of our Samsung devices are fully unlocked and sim free for all UK and International customers. You can even switch up your sim or service provider at any time as the handsets will remain unlocked. International and worldwide delivery is generally within 1-2 working days via FedEx, with full 12 month warranty.

Don’t forget if you’re purchasing outside the EU you’ll pay the Ex-VAT listed price.



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