The hottest IT events of the last week!
In this issue: LG buys webOS from HP; ASUS performs Padfone Infinity – a powerful smartphone with 10 inch dock tablet; Samsung announces Galaxy Note 8.0; Nokia Lumia model range has been added with two affordable WP-smartphones; 5.5 inch LG Optimus G Pro claims to be one of the most powerful on the market; Internet Explorer 10 is now available for Windows 7.
The event of the week – LG buys a webOS from HP
The last week was marked with a hot IT-deal: the Korean company LG announced the purchase of webOS from its former owner HP, which has recently bought the Palm Company together with webOS. As the representative of HP Company stated, LG will buy the source programs, the documents, websites and the client end application team meanwhile Hewlett Packard will still cover the cloud services branches as App Catalogue, update system and other services integrated in webOS. The main aim the LG Company pursues in purchasing webOS is developing of Internet-TVs, though the chance of new webOS smartphones should not be neglected in the nearest future.
The announcement of the week – ASUS performs the Padfone Infinity
The ASUS Company performs the next hybrid device of Padfon Series within the MWC 2013 Exhibition. The gadget has got a name of Infinity. The gadget features a 5 inch smartphone added with a dock station. If the smartphone is connected to the station it results in a 10 inch tablet. The smartphone features a quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 with operating frequency of 1.7 GHz and graphic adapter Adreno 320. The 5 inch screen resolution is an already traditional of 1920×1080 pixels. The new device works with LTE networks, is equipped with a camera of 13Mp with f/2 aperture. The ASUS Padfone Infinity comes on the market in April at the price of about 1000 Euro.
The tablet of the week – Samsung announces a new rival to iPad Mini
The Samsung Company announces the only new gadget on the MWC 2013 Exhibition. This is Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet aimed to be the hottest rival of iPad Mini, Nexus 7 and other tablets equipped with 7-8 inch displays. The resolution of an 8 inch screen is 1280×800 pixels and the quad core processor Exynos 4412 works with a frequency of 1.6Ghz and 2Gb of RAM are added with 16 or 32GB of flash-drive which can be expanded up to 64GB with flash memory cards. Driven with Android 4.1.2 the tablet is presented with a S Pen stylus. The gadget is going to be launched on the market in the second quarter of this year.
The smartphones of the week – Nokia performs Lumia 520 and 720
Right at the beginning of MWC 2013 Exhibition Nokia has officially announced two new Windows Phone 8 operating smartphones: Lumia 520 and Lumia 720. The first device is a basic model with a 4 inch display with 800×400 pixel resolution. The gadget is equipped with a dual core 1Ghz processor, 512Mb RAM and 8Gb of flash storage added. The price of the new device will be just 183USD. The next model Lumia 720 has a 4.3 inch ClearBlack display with the same resolution and same processor which Lumia 520 has. Other features of the model are also the same as Lumia 520, however the cost of Lumia 720 will be about 249 Euro.
The gadget of the week – a flagship smartphone LG Optimus G Pro
A new smartphone of LG Company is aimed to be one of the most powerful gadgets on the market. Judge on your own: the gadget has a 5.5 inch Full HD screen, quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7 GHz processor, 2Gb RAM added with 32Gb of flash storage, 13Mp main camera and 2.1Mp of front camera. The 9.4mm thick gadget is equipped with 3140Ah battery. Optimus G Pro by LG will cost 900USD in Korea.
The software of the week – Microsoft announces the Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7
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