Sony has announced a brand new affordable smartphone. Yelp expands its business by acquiring Eat24. Meanwhile, Nikon wants you to shoot for the stars.
Those looking for a good affordable smartphone can always count on Sony having a great option. Today, the Japanese manufacturer is pushing the industry forward with another budget device – the Sony Xperia E4.
The price is yet to be announced, but Sony is telling us this little gadget will hit the stores come mid-February in a select handful of markets that will not include the USA. Specs include a 5-inch 960x540p screen, a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and a 5MP/2MP cameras. All powered by a 2300 mAh battery.
Opinion: This is not a bad affordable phone, but we will have to wait for the price to really say if it’s a worthwhile deal or not. Remember Sony won’t have a press conference at MWC, but they will still host their booth. This means we can find out more come March!
Yelp and Eat24 have been working together since 2013, during which time Yelp claims they have been “looking at Eat24 like bacon”. It’s tasty, and they couldn’t help but pull out their cash and acquiring.
Today, Yelp welcomes Eat24 to the family and looks to creating a much better food ordering experience. Eat24 stands as one of the best apps for ordering food, while Yelp is unrivaled in business reviews. This $134 million deal is looking to be quite a tasty one, right?
Opinion: I will also have to say that this will be a great way to help Eat24 expand. While I love the service, I can’t deny it needs to grow, something even Yelp mentions in their blog post.
“Online and mobile food ordering is still in its infancy and restaurant and food searches are extremely popular on Yelp. We believe that the acquisition of Eat24 will allow us to build a better, more seamless ordering experience for consumers that we can grow through 2015 and beyond.”
Whoever said shooting for the stars would be easy… or cheap. Nikon knows many of you are interested in Astrophotography, though, which is why they have put together a new camera just for you.
Well, it’s not really a new camera. It’s an upgrade over the Nikon D810. They call this version the Nikon D810A, and the main difference is that it carries filters and optimizations that increases the transmission of Hydrogen Alpha light. This means you can more easily capture red objects in the sky.
The camera also adds a new feature that will allow you to leave exposure open for much longer (900 seconds). Otherwise, it’s very similar to its 36 MP full-frame predecessor.
Opinion: This is a great camera, but you will find that very few people will be interested in it. It’s targeted at a very specific group of photographers, as using it as a regular camera will prove to be unsuccessful at times. Under certain conditions, images taken within our planet may have an unusual red hue. This is only for astrophotographers… and good ones, as it costs $3799.95.