ZTE and LG teasing their latest products and hurrying to bring them to market. All while Nokia is said to be contemplating a return to the smartphone market.
The Spro 2 was one of the most exciting products at CES 2015. Not because it was something completely new, but because it took two past technologies and integrated them perfectly. The ZTE Spro 2 is a super small projector that can fit in any bag (and even some pockets). But what really makes it special is that it needs no video source. This thing runs Android and has a small screen to control it.
ZTE has announced it is partnering with AT&T to bring this product to the US market. Of course, it would come powered by AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Expect to pay a good price for this product, as it is priced at $499.99 off-contract. Signing a 2-year contract will take that price down to $399.99.
Opinion: The Spro 2 is a pretty handy little product for your weekend binge watching. We took a good look at it at CES and I have to say I fell in love with it. Now we are getting ready to get our hands on a review unit, so do stay tuned to learn more about this product. We will make sure to give it a good test.
The “professional” term is thrown around very often in the mobile market. The quality of this tiny technology has evolved so much that manufacturers claim it can reach professional levels. But can it? Certainly not, at least not most of the time. We do know the LG G4 is getting ready to show off something that is quite outstanding, though.
We have seen the LG G4’s camera and know it has an f/1.8 aperture. This is a very difficult aperture to obtain, and it even beats the Samsung Galaxy S6’s f/1.9 aperture. Today LG has decided to tease its upcoming mobile camera by releasing a video that touts the G3 shooter as a “professional grade” camera.
Opinion: I don’t really eat up that a professional photographer is leaving his DSLR home to use an LG G4, but I am sure the upcoming flagship device will be great. We just have to wait and see.
Nokia may have sold its mobile division to Microsoft, but its fight in the smartphone market is far from being over. We know the Finnish manufacturer is still licensing its brand and plans to stay in the mobile wars. A new rumor says their plan is much more elaborated than it seems, though.
According to re/code’s sources, Nokia is planning to make a grand return to making mobile devices as soon as next year. This movement would be led by Nokia Technologies, which is known for being the branch of the company that owns all them 10,000 patents.
Opinion: Remember when we used to dream of Nokia making Android phones? Yep, I am excited too!