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Microsoft successfully acquired Nokia’s mobile unit and thus brought the vast majority of Windows Phone handsets under one roof, but that doesn’t mean Redmond isn’t branching out to other manufacturers. Both U.S.-based Blu and China’s K-Touch will be developing Windows Phone handsets in the future. Credit: Livesino via All About Windows Phone Blu posted a photo on its Facebook page last month teasing the Windows Phone release. The image was of a handset that looked a lot like a Moto G (complete with a colorful shell) with a Windows logo on it, and Blu called it a “sneak... Read more...
BLU is a bit of an outsider smartphone maker, but the company continues to roll out products designed to shake things up. A new model, the BLU Life Pro, has solid specs all around and also features a 5MP front camera and 12MP rear camera to keep pocket photographers and videographers happy, as both cameras can record 1080p HD video at 30fps. The Life Pro also features a quad-core MediaTek MT6589T (1.5GHz) with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. The 5-inch display has a resolution of 1280x720 and a scratch-resistant surface. For connectivity, the smartphone offers WiFi,... Read more...
Earlier this year, BLU Products introduced a pair of unlocked smartphones that cost $199 off-contract, and the company is back with three more handsets at even lower price points; the least expensive of the group, the Dash Jr, costs just $49 unlocked. BLU CEO Samuel Ohev-Zion put the company’s goal succinctly in a press release by saying, “Almost 1 billion feature phones are going to be shipped this year. Our job is to facilitate the transition from feature phones by bringing affordable internet and smartphone connectivity to consumers without compromise on quality, user experience... Read more...
Slowly but surely, a company named BLU Products is making its name known in the growing world of unlocked Android phones. It's actually one of the faster growing phone makers in America, looking from the outside looking in like a Vizio for smartphones. As people continually grow tired of lengthy contracts and early termination fees, prepaid usage is seeing renewed interest. Now, the company is joining the phablet ranks with the BLU Studio 5.3 II and BLU Tank 4.5. Each phone has a 1GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor, a PowerVT SGX Series 5 GPU, a 3G HSDPA cellular radio, 1080p movie recording, and... Read more...
In the world of unlocked Android phones, BLU Products is quickly rising through the ranks. The company just announced the new Quattro Series of smartphone devices, all powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 (1.5GHz) quad-core chips. Quattro Series devices will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a planned upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Connectivity for all Quattro Series devices will include quad-band GSM and penta-band 21Mbps HSPA+, including 1700MHz AWS for the US, as the company tries to capitalize on the increased demand for high performance unlocked smartphones in the US. The first on the... Read more...
A few months ago, BLU Products introduced a killer Android smartphone to the world at a bargain price of just $250 unlocked. Now, for those who need a slightly bigger version of the Vivo 4.3, there's the Vivo 4.65 HD. It's called the "big brother," boasting a 4.65" high-def display, which has been improved in terms of quality with an HD Super AMOLED panel. The company's also throwing in a full gigabyte of RAM, a 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, built-in 3G/HSPA connectivity as well as Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Other specifications include an 8MP auto-focus rear camera, HD video recording... Read more...
Smartphones. They're everywhere. And they're being made by companies you didn't even know existed. The proliferation is Android is in part helped by the ability for outfits that are coming out of nowhere to use the OS. And now, BLU Products has announced a pretty outstanding phone to join the ranks. It's the VIVO 4.3, which is being called the world's first dual-SIM smartphone to feature a Super AMOLED Plus display as well as a dual-core CPU. Dual-SIM phones aren't terribly huge in America, but they're awesome for those who travel. They let you pop two SIM cards in one phone (for example, a SIM... Read more...
Callpod Introduces the Hi-Power Drone USB Bluetooth AdapterThe Drone is a Plug-n-Play Bluetooth Adapter Ideal for Skype, VoIP Calls and Stereo Music via Bluetooth, Stereo Headphones, and High-Speed Data Transfer at a Range of up to 100 meters.Callpod, Inc., an emerging leader in the mobile electronics industry introduces the Drone, a plug and play VoIP and Bluetooth stereo USB adapter for PC's and Mac computers. The Drone, which was created from die-cast zinc and high impact polycarbonate for strength and durability, seamlessly switches between Bluetooth headsets and headphones, and can connect... Read more...
It use to be that the big buzz word going around the industry was convergence.  In the multimedia living room of tomorrow, a melding of the capabilities of various entertainment center components, along with the computer functionalities, is the end goal that will culminate into a more intelligent, connected entertainment center.  Or at least it seems to be.  Granted, the HTPC (Home Theater PC) has come a long way at making that goal a reality but you'd have to agree we're not there quite yet.  Interestingly, in a reverse merger sort of fashion, Boulder CO company Silicon Mountain... Read more...
Netflix and Samsung Partner to Instantly Stream Movies on Next Generation Blu-ray Disc Players Samsung BD-P2500 and BD-P2550 Blu-ray Players Transformed into Gateways that Give Consumers Access to More Than 12,000 Choices of Movies and TV Episodes from Netflix Partnership will Include Streaming to a Range of Home Entertainment Products LOS GATOS, Calif. and RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service, and Samsung Electronics America, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today... Read more...
OWC ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY’S FIRST BLU-RAY EXTERNAL DRIVES WITH “QUAD INTERFACE” OWC Mercury Pro Features Quad Interface for FireWire800/400, USB 2.0, & eSATA – for Mac and PC 4X Speed Writes up to 50GB, Reads/Writes HD-DVD, DVD/DVD-R, CD-R/RW Discs October 22, 2008 -- Woodstock, IL -- Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading Mac and PC technology company, announced today its new line of OWC Mercury Pro™ Blu-ray “Quad Interface” external drive solutions. The first Blu-ray external drives on the market offering a “Quad Interface” of FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB... Read more...
Following Tuesday's press conference where Steve Jobs announced the new MacBooks, Jobs assembled the press corps and fielded a few questions. When the topic came around to why Apple still doesn't offer Blu-ray drives as an option for Mac, this was what he had to say:"BluRay is a bag of hurt... The licensing of the technology is so complex that we’re just waiting until things settle down and waiting until BluRay really takes off in the marketplace before we burden our customers with the cost of the licensing and the drives."    Credit: AMEX DigitalMany might argue that customers are already... Read more...
Sharp claims that its new AQUOS DX series of LCD TVs are the world's first LCD TVs with built-in Blu-ray recorders. The new DX series TVs will be available in Japan starting in November and will come in sizes ranging from 26 inches to 52 inches. The TVs will include dual-digital tuners and can record high-definition video to Blu-ray Discs (BD) using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoding. With a 50GB BD, up to about 21 hours and 40 minutes of compressed high-definition video can be recorded to disc. On the other end of the spectrum, about 2 hours and 10 minutes of the highest-quality video can be recorded on... Read more...
Sub-$400 Model Leaps Ahead in Recording Speed; Includes Blu-ray Disc Movie Title 'Men In Black' SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics today announced its third generation internal Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD) writer for the computer aftermarket, which at about $400 achieves a new level of affordability for BD enthusiasts.The new BWU-300S model burns single and dual layer BD-R media at up to 8X speed, recording a full 25GB disc in about 15 minutes and a full 50GB disc in about 30 minutes. The 8X recording speed is achieved using 6X compatible BD-R media. The drive also records DVDs... Read more...
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