Sony has just announced its new waterproof smartphone - Xperia ZR. The new variant of its flagship Android device is capable of capturing HD videos and photos while the phone is underwater. Apart from being capable of withstanding water, the smartphone is also dust resistant just like the Xperia Z.
You must have heard of Dual SIM smart-phones, but have you heard of something called Virtual SIM support? Where you have one handset and one SIM but you can simultaneously have two distinct numbers, one for personal use the other issued by your enterprise for professional use.
Companies should have no fear of implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme; In fact, enterprises that put in place a mature programme can only stand to achieve the most benefits, according to a study by Dell Quest Software. The global survey of IT executives was carried out to gauge the level of organisational maturity with existing BYOD strategies, along with realised and anticipated benefits and problems.
There is a lot being said and done around BYOD these days, there are pros to it and cons to it. Some say it is a huge cost saver, other’s opine that under the wraps BYOD is pegged with some hidden costs that wipe out the financial benefits of enterprise wide BYOD adoption. Here are a few case studies to prove that BYOD does indeed save money, when moulded to suit enterprise specific business goals. One BYOD solution does not fit all, it has to be customized as per needs to extract maximum benefits.
Raspberry Pi seems to be hitting the right notes this year, first with a kind contribution to put together an education manual and now Google going all out sponsoring a grant that enables 15000 free Pi's to UK schools as announced today. Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt and Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton have announced this today at Chesterton Community College in Cambridge.
Everyone wants a Nexus 4 smartphone but it's next to impossible to find one. Google's flagship Android smartphone has been running out of stock almost everywhere, ever since it was launched last year. LG has come out of the closet and they're blaming Google for it. According to LG, Google miscalculated the demand for Nexus 4 and LG didn't make enough smartphones to feed the buyers. Analysts have pegged the demand to be almost 10 times higher than what Google had initially anticipated.
Is it a newspaper, is it a Tablet? No, it’s the PaperTab. Call it bendable, flexible, whatever, but this computing Tablet, released at the on-going Consumer Electronics Show, 2013, looks and even feels like paper; only it is not.
Nokia has posted a better than expected Q4 results, attributing it to, among other reasons, the more than successful sale of its Lumia brand of smartphones. The company said it had sold 86.3 million devices in the last quarter, generating revenues of Euro 3.9bn ($5.2bn; £3.2bn). The news drove Nokia share prices up by 11% in Helsinki and 18.7% higher in New York.
Dell this week has hit its strides by tearing the covers off its futuristic cloud client computing project Dell Wyse “Project Ophelia”. Project Ophelia is slightly larger than a USB memory stick and enables users to convert any capable TV or monitor into a functioning interactive personal display device without using a computer, tablet or smartphone.