It looks that earlier infos that the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL aren’t going to share markets was wrong – Sony Mobile’s Twitter account posted a message saying that both Xperia Z an ZL will be available in Canada.
Both Android phones have some differences, you can check out it here Z and ZL for the full details.
Anyway, it’s a good thing that Sony giving users oppurtunity to choose which model they want.
Worldwide launch plans are still not officially announced yet, so it’s unclear if other regions like mainland Europe, the UK and Australia (all of which are slated to get the Xperia Z) will have such a choice.
Both Android phones were announced during CES and they share a lot of their specs, including screen and chipset. The Xperia Z is thin (7.9mm) and waterproof, but has a larger footprint (139 x 71mm), while the Xperia ZL is not water-proof and is thicker (9.8mm), but it’s smaller (131.6 x 69.3).
Just as expected, ZTE has officially announced its 5″ flagship smartphone, the Grand S at the CES.
Rocking a 1080p, 5″ screen, the ZTE Grand S boast a thin waistline of just 6.9mm making it the thinnest of the 5″ smartphones. Under the hood, the ZTE Grand S packs an 1.7GHz S4 Pro quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
Just as expected, the Grand S runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features the usual array of connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G LTE. The main camera is a 13MP unit with LED flash while at the front there’s a 2MP snapper.
Powering the whole thing is a 1,780mAh battery, which is non-removable and doesn’t sound like much, but considering the slim profile of the smartphone is probably the best we could expect. Here’s hoping the battery life isn’t bad enough to ruin the whole experience.
The Grand S also has a microSD card slot to expand the 16GB of on-board storage. Dolby Digital Sound enhancements aim to provide the best possible sonic experience.
Expect the ZTE Grand S to hit China in the first quarter of this year with the US to follow suit shortly after. Unfortunately, ZTE hasn’t confirmed the Grand S pricing yet.
The Sony Xperia Z was just announced here at CES, and Sony has been quick to release some a promo video showing off the impressive device.
Here’s one :
Sony Community Manager Marcus Hansson details the Z’s powerful chipset and, as you can see in the photo above, its IP57 certification.
The Sony Xperia Z powered by the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro with a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor, Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM.
The Xperia Z smartphone is built around a 5-inch LED-backlit 1080p display powering by Mobile Bravia 2 Engine and has a 13MP Exmor RS camera sensor capable of 1080p video recording with HDR option at its disposal.
The Xperia Z is IP57-certified for dust and water resistance. It bets on the unibody design and has a non-removable 2,330 mAh battery.
In the connectivity side has – LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and FM radio. There is a microSD slot too.
The Xperia Z runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is skinned with the latest version of Sony’s proprietary launcher.
It will hit the shelves this March, but its pricing is yet to be announced.
Well here we go the CES 2013 “Consumer Electronics Show” in Las Vegas has throw up the veil on him self! as we’re going to finding all the latest on tech and bringing it up to you dear readers!
So join us during these days to know what we’ll be waiting for trough out this year.
NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsung Huang spokes at CES 2013 about the potential of the gaming industry, making it clear that the cloud was the next great place for that industry to go. With that, he revealed NVIDIA GRID. The beast you’re seeing in the images below works with 20 GRID servers per rack, 240 NVIDIA GPUs, working at 200TFLOPS, this equaling approximately 700 Xbox 360s.
This machine is what NVIDIA calls “revolutionary cloud-gaming architecture”, and they proved it with a television connected to an Ethernet cord alone. This television was an LG Smart TV connected to the cloud, allowing the user to render graphics completely in the cloud. This allows you, in the near future, to play full graphics games via the internet from anywhere.
Streaming gaming, with NVIDIA’s system shown this week, will be able to be as impressive visually and in-use as your console or PC connected at home. This was also revealed in an NVIDIA Tegra 3-packing ASUS Transformer Prime. This tablet works with an NVIDIA GRID app that connects to the cloud.
With this system, essentially any device, not just a smart TV or a PC, will be able to play full-feature, full-graphics games in the cloud. What we’ve seen here is being presented by NVIDIA as the next generation in gaming and, from what we’ve seen, truly appears to be prepared to change the way we play games from top to bottom.