This morning’s news were fun and a bit weird, so we thought the best follow-up would be a set of stories on new, yet interesting devices. Let’s take a look at them and see if any of these interest you.
There is nothing cooler than slapping your flip phone shut after an intense call. The form factor may now be archaic, but some of us still recall when those flip phones where the creme de la creme. Want to relive your past?
LG is no stranger to odd form factors and they are willing to take you back in time with the LG Wine Smart. While this phone adopts an older flip design, it is powered by Android and will take care of work just as well as most current smartphones.
The device features a 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 3.5-inch 480x320p display, 4 GB of internal storage, an 8 MP camera and a 1700 mAh battery. Launch date is set for the 26th of September in Korea, but we probably won’t see it outside LG’s home country.
Opinion: Multiple manufacturers have tried sticking Android in flip phones. As much as i love flip phones, Google’s mobile OS simply wasn’t created for this form factor. No manufacturer has been able to make these smart flip phones really take off, and there is a reason for that.
Meizu has taken it to Weibo to let us know they are not keeping their hands behind their backs. In fact, they are said to have an affordable smartphone in the works. Sources across the web believe this could very well be the Meizu MX4 Mini.
There is a Meizu MX4 Pro in the works and 4 phones are to be announced by the end of the year. One of these has to be a good option for those who want to spend very little money on their next smartphone, and this is looking like a great contender.
This low-end device is said to have an octa-core Mediatek processor, a 1080p display, 4G LTE and a microSD card slot. All for only 1499 Yuan (about $244 USD).
Opinion: We may not know much about this device just yet, but the price and specs are looking great. I definitely wouldn’t expect a 1080p display out of a $244 device.
Remember the Notion Ink Adam? It was literally among the first Android tablets out there. Furthermore, it was to be among the first to also have a tablet-optimized UI (before Honeycomb).
Google and other manufacturers definitely beat Notion Ink to the curve, but now they are back with the Notion Ink Cain. Can they save their name? It turns out this 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrid is not bad at all!
The Windows 8.1 device costs only Rs 19,990 (about $328 USD). It comes with a 1.83 quad-core Intel Baytrail processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 10.1-inch 1280x800p display, 2 MP cameras and a 7900 mAh battery.
Opinion: I happen to think this is a great deal for the Notion Ink Cain. Not to mention, the device actually looks pretty darn good. I love the keyboard and mouse.