Posts Tagged ‘ design ’

Sony Xperia Z Creators Explain OmniBalance Design

February 8, 2013

Tom Waldner and David de Léon, Sony’s Head of Creative Product Design and Interaction Director, respectively, took some time out to explain the principles behind the OmniBalance Design of the Xperia Z Android smartphone. You can view their excerpts in full, as well as our recent hands-on demo video from CES, below.  Tom Waldner...
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Verizon Brands Samsung Galaxy Note II with Hideous Logo on Home Button, Now Available to Pre-order (Images)

October 25, 2012

One of these things is not like the other… That’s right, Verizon Wireless greedily decided to brand the home button on its Samsung Galaxy Note II variant with a hideous carrier logo. You probably won’t find a single article on the Internet praising the placement of the logo as the majority of first impressions...
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LG Optimus G: Perfection with High-class Design (Video)

September 13, 2012

We’ve heard LG talk up the Optimus G’s 13 megapixel camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, battery life and display. Now, the Korea-based manufacturer wants to talk high-class design and perfection in their latest video. From the G2 Touch Hybrid Display technology to the jewel-like sophisticated materials used on the back of the...
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Apple Announces New iPhone 5 (Specs, Images, Video)

September 12, 2012

Today, at a media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Apple announced the new iPhone 5 smartphone to the masses. Let’s start with the device specifications. The new iPhone features a larger 4-inch Retina display with 1136×640 resolution at 326 ppi and 16:9 aspect ratio, the new A6 processor...
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Samsung Galaxy S III ‘Meaningful Design Story’ (Video)

August 24, 2012

In the short documentary above, Samsung explains the design philosophies behind their hit Galaxy S III Android smartphone and its “Designed for Humans” concept. From Marina Bay Sands in Singapore to pebbles in a stream sparkling under the sun, the designers were heavily inspired by elements of nature, such as water and light. Creative...
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New Sony Xperia Tablet Press Shots Leak (Images)

August 9, 2012

We first learned of the upcoming Sony Xperia Tablet through a series of slides at the end of July. Now, some new press shots of the Tegra 3-powered device have leaked out. As you can see in the following image, the form factor of the tablet has been polished off and streamlined compared to...
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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 Images Leak?

June 2, 2012

The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-T999 Android smartphone is rumored to be released later in June, however, up until now we weren’t sure what to expect in terms of design variations. Typically, US carriers tend to redesign the outer hardware of widely launched Samsung handsets in an effort to differentiate them from their...
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Is this the Samsung Galaxy S III? (Image)

March 14, 2012

The image above was tipped as a render of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III Android smartphone. Whether it’s real or a fan-made fake is up for debate, but it certainly looks like an appealing device. As you can see, it sports a nearly bezel-less design on three sides with Galaxy Nexus-like on-screen navigational...
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Microsoft Windows Phone patent shows interchangeable keyboard, gamepad and extended battery

September 23, 2011

Microsoft’s latest design from the patent office shows off an intriguing concept: a Windows Phone slider with interchangeable parts. As you can see in the sketch above, a user would be able to switch out the traditional QWERTY keyboard for other accessories, like a gamepad or an extended battery. That’s a genius idea, but...
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White Samsung Galaxy S II now available from Vodafone

September 6, 2011

Who says white can’t be done right on Android smartphones? Vodafone UK has launched the all white Samsung Galaxy S II and it looks rather stunning. Unlike some “white” Android devices out there, which tend to be more of a mix of black and white color schemes, Vodafone’s Galaxy S2 is completely decked out...
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New Android Market – build 3.0.26 (video review)

July 12, 2011

As we posted earlier, the brand new Android Market (build 3.0.26) is now unofficially available to download (multiupload link) and install for those of you with devices running Android 2.2 or higher. Of course, you can also wait for the official update to roll-out, which should be completed over the next couple of weeks....
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Android Market redesigned, reminds us of WP7 (install now)

July 12, 2011

Google can’t seem to make up their minds when it comes to the design of the Android Market. At the end of 2011, they introduced an update to the Market, which mildly cleaned and polished it up a bit. Now, they’ve completely redesigned the Android Market, and it reminds us of elements from the...
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Nokia shows Windows Phone 7 concepts at MWC

February 13, 2011

Nokia officially joined Microsoft a few days ago to become another player in the Windows Phone 7 game. We’re intrigued by the idea of WP7′s software and stylish UI running on Nokia created hardware, and we had a chance to see into the future with some leaked concept designs the other day. Well it’s...
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