HTC fans in the US, listen up. The snazzy blue-hued version of the company's flagship phone is headed to Best Buy retail stores on September 15. … Read more
Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked version of Android powered by an 800MHz processor, and flaunting a big color OLED screen. Heck, it even has a mic and speaker plus a camera.
But just how useful are these watches really, and how do they stack up against each other? Read on as we break down Samsung's and Sony's tempting wearable tech entries.
Sony SmartWatch 2 If you're … Read more
Alcatel's family of entry-level Android phones is growing, welcoming at IFA 2013 quartet of new members with confusingly similar names into the expanding "Pop" series. You've got the Alcatel One Touch Pop C1, C3, C5, and C7. "C" what I mean about confusing?
As a general rule, the C1 is the smallest and simplest of the four smartphones, accruing size and hardware strength as you get to the One Touch Pop C7.
All four devices run Android 4.2 and target the young and young-at-heart with a curvy, youthful design that, in some incarnations, … Read more
The 2013 IFA is well under way in Berlin. A gadget extravaganza to rival CES, IFA touches about every corner of the technology world with everything from smartphones to tablets to laptops. Oh, yeah, and there's also a certain smartwatch and even a healthy dose of appliances.
So if you can't be in Berlin, join CNET for a video tour of some of the hottest devices and most fascinating finds of the show.
If you've been tempted by the new Motorola Moto X smartphone but was wondering when it'll actually land on Sprint, get ready to smile. The carrier officially confirmed it will arrive on Friday for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
For those of you not familiar with Motorola's latest creation, the Moto X is the first Motorola-branded handset born from the company's new reincarnation under its parent company Google. Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the Moto X flaunts a wide range of abilities including a few extra tricks.
This includes "Touchless Control" … Read more
Lenovo trotted out its latest smartphone at IFA 2013, an Android 4.2 smartphone it's dubbed the Vibe X.
Joining others in the class of 5-inch 1080p HD screens, the Vibe X encases its large, gleaming display in a slim polycarbonate shell that measures 0.27 inch thick. Lenovo boasts about the Vibe X's laser-engraved 3D finish. From a specs perspective, the Vibe X's Gorilla Glass 3-topped display should look nice and sharp with a screen resolution of 440 pixels per inch.
Weight is also on the manufacturer's mind. Lenovo fancifully describes the 4.1-ounce device … Read more
As part of the IFA flood of new laptops, tablets, and other products, Lenovo is introducing a new PC line, as well as serious revisions to the popular Yoga hybrid. Also new, an Android tablet called the S5000 and a phone called the Vibe X, both of which claim to be especially lightweight.
Below you'll find links to hands-on impressions, photos, and video of Lenovo's new PC lineup, including a high-res update of the popular Yoga hybrid, and a brand new Yoga version from the ThinkPad brand, which includes a keyboard update that's been on our wish … Read more
For superphone nuts, this phablet is also turbo-charged across the board, with a more muscular processor, higher-resolution camera, oodles more RAM, and a (slightly) more capacious battery.
In addition to this display of hardware might, it's Samsung's ever-enhanced productivity tools that also separate this new Note from what came before. Clever additions make the stylus smarter than it's ever been.
Yet for bargain hunters hoping to scoop up a cheaper Note … Read more
BERLIN -- If it seems like only 5 minutes since you first met the Asus FonePad 7 enormophone, that's because -- in technology time -- it was. The original FonePad made its debut in February at mobile phone trade show MWC in Barcelona, Spain, and barely six months lately we're back in Europe for trade show IFA 2013 where the next-generation Asus FonePad 7 2014 Edition ushers its predecessor offstage.
The FonePad is a 7-inch tablet with a twist: it's also a phone. If you like the idea of holding to your face a phone the size … Read more
Sony announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z1, putting the Android phone's camera front and center at the IFA trade show Wednesday.
The waterproof phone, which had been code-named Honami, comes with an expected 20.7-megapixel camera and a host of technologies to make the most of it.
"The Xperia Z1 offers you best-in-class imaging and a revolutionary new way to capture and share your memories," Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said during a press conference. Hirai is in the midst of a years-long effort to unify Sony's many product families and reclaim glory days … Read more