Thursday, February 20, 2014

Facebook Acquires Whatsapp for $16 Billion

Facebook Whatsapp
Facebook has purchased the biggest instant messaging app in the world, WhatsApp for a whooping sixteen billion US dollars. The deal consists of 12 billion dollars in Facebook shares and 4 billion dollars in cash, there are also some more billions set aside for employee retention and in case of deal failure.

Facebook posted the news on its blog and stated that WhatsApp will continue to operate independently with its brand image; Whatsapp CEO, Jan Koum will also join Facebook’s board. According to Facebook, Whatsapp has over 450 million mobile users with over 70% active daily, it also has a growth rate of 1 million users per day.

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg in his statement said “I’ve known Jan for a long time and I’m excited to partner with him and his team to make the world more open and connected." Jan Koum in his own statement said , “WhatsApp’s extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide."

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos Features, Specifications and Price

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos
Samsung recently released ‘Neo’ versions of some of its popular devices, among them is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos also known as Samsung GALAXY Note 3 Neo Dual SIM. The device sports a 5.5 inch, 720 x 1280 pixels Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and runs on Android OS JellyBean v4.3 on a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and uses a Qualcomm MSM8228 Snapdragon chipset. It also comes with the S Pen stylus.

On the connectivity side, it has 4G Network, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared and Dual SIM enablement.  It has 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory with microSD slot up to 64 GB, its rear camera is 8 MP with autofocus and LED flash while the front camera is 2 MP. It also has the Samsung S-Voice natural language and Air gesture features and uses a Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery. Its price starts at 529 euros for the 4G model and 499 euros for the 3G model.

LG Optimus L1 II Tri E475 Specs & Price

LG Optimus L1 II Tri E475
LG Optimus L1 Tri is a low end triple SIM enabled Android smartphone. It comes with all the Android goodies and it’s specifications are as follows: 3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 256,000 colours and is 240 x 320 pixels in size. It has 512 MB, 4 GB internal memory with memory card slot expandable up to 32 GB.

For connectivity, it has 3G Network, Triple SIM, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, furthermore it has a 2 MP rear camera but no front camera. It runs on Android OS JellyBean v4.1.2 on a Qualcomm MSM7225A-AB Snapdragon S1 chipset and a 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor. It uses a Li-Ion 1540 mAh battery and it’s price is expected to be in the range of $100 - $120.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tecno S7 Features, Specifications and Price

Tecno S7
Tecno Mobile has released a new smartphone with the name ‘Tecno S7’ and Tecno calls it a “Transformer built to fit your world”. It sports a 5 inch ultra-clear HD TFT touchscreen with 480x854 resolution and an ‘awesome camera’ according to the company. The device runs on Android Jelly Bean OS v4.2 on a 1GHz Dual-Core processor with a dismal 512MB RAM. Its rear camera is 5 MP with flash while the front camera is 1.3 MP.
On the memory side, it has 4GB internal memory with memory card slot expandable up to 32 GB and for connectivity, the device has 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and is dual SIM enabled. The device uses a 2000mAh battery with 6.5 hours talk time and 200 hours standby time. As usual, the device comes preloaded with some apps and it has access to over a million apps in the Google Play Store. Its price has not been announced yet but we estimate it to be in the range of 15,000 Naira to 17,000 Naira ($100).

Monday, January 13, 2014

ZTE Grand S2 (II) Features, Specifications and Price

ZTE Grand S2 (II)
ZTE Grand S II sports a 5.5 inch Capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution running on  Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset  and Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU. It has 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory with microSD slot expandable up to 32 GB. On the connectivity side, it has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 and NFC. It has a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front camera. It uses a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery and is expected to be released in March 2014. Its price is not available yet.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Specs & Price

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Sony Electronics announced its newest mini flagship phone last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the ‘Xperia Z1 Compact’. The phone is a mini form of the Sony Xperia Z1 and has almost identical specs as it.
 It sports a 4.3 inch Triluminous IPS touchscreen with 720p resolution and runs on Android Jelly Bean OS v4.3 with planned upgrade to v4.4 KitKat. It has 2 GB RAM and uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and a 2.2GHz quad core Krait 400 processor. Its rear camera is 20.7 MP and has Carl Zeiss optics and LED flash while its front camera is 2MP.
On the memory side, it has 16GB in-built memory and memory card slot expandable up to 64GB. For connectivity, it has 3G, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 and A-GPS. It uses a 2,300mAh battery and will be available in Black, White, Pink, Lime, Yellow colours. It is expected to be released next month but pricing is not available yet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.1 Specifications and Pricing

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.1
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is the smallest in the Tab Pro series with its 8.4 inch Super LCD touchscreen and 2,560 x 1,600 resolution.  On the memory side, it has 2GB RAM and 16/32 GB internal memory with memory card slot while on the connectivity side it has 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It runs on Android KitKat v4.4 on a Snapdragon 800 processor and has a smaller 4,800mAh battery. Pricing is not available yet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Specifications and Pricing

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has a 10.1 inch Super LCD touchscreen with 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat on either a Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5 Octa processor. It has 2GB RAM and 16/32 GB internal memory options with memory card slot. The rear camera is 8MP and has a video recording quality of 1080p while its battery power is 8,220mAh. For connectivity, it has 4G on the Snapdragon model and 3G on the Exynos Model, both models have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and it also comes with a free app gift package worth $700. Pricing is not available yet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 Specifications and Pricing

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is the largest in the Galaxy Tab Pro line which consists of the Tab Pro 8.4, 10.1 and 12.2; all these figures represent their sizes in inches. The Tab Pro 12.2 is also very similar to the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with the major difference been the absence of the S-Pen stylus.

It sports a 12.2 inch WQXGA touchscreen and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat on either a Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5 Octa processor. It has 3GB RAM and 32/64 GB internal memory options with memory card slot. The rear camera is 8MP and has a video recording quality of 1080p and its battery power is 9,500mAh. For connectivity, it has 4G on the Snapdragon model and 3G on the Exynos Model, both models have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and it also comes with a free app gift package worth $700. Pricing is not available yet.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Specifications and Pricing

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 as its name suggests sports a 12.2 inch Super Clear LCD touchscreen with WQXGA resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and supports the S Pen stylus; all the S-Pen features are also enabled. There is also a new multi window split-screen option which allows you work on up to four apps at the same time. The tablet runs on Android 4.4 KitKat on either a Snapdragon 800 or an Exynos 5 Octa chipset and has 3GB RAM.

It has an 8 MP rear camera and an impressive 9,500mAh battery. On the memory side, it has either 32GB or 64GB internal memory and a memory card slot. For connectivity, it has 4G for the Snapdragon model and 3G for the Exynos model, both models are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled. There’s also an app called RemotePC which allows you control your tablet from your computer and vice versa. Pre-paid subscription for some apps is also included such as Sketchbook Pro app, Dropbox, Bitcasa, Hancom Office, Evernote, etc. Pricing details are not available yet.