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N-Gage QD
2013-08-10 09:06:09

The N-Gage QD is a mobile phone, handheld game console combination released by Nokia on May 26, 2004. It was redesigned from the original N-Gage to be smaller and rounder. A few flaws from the original N-Gage were corrected. The cartridge slot was in a more convenient place located on the bottom of the device and the earpiece was moved to the face of the unit. Other changes in the unit...

Nokia N-Gage
2013-08-10 09:00:29

The N-Gage device is a combination mobile phone and handheld game system. It was produced by Nokia and released on October 7, 2003. The N-Gage QD replaced the original in 2004. The buttons were designed for a phone which made the unit difficult for game play and the cost was twice that of the Game Boy Advance, both reasons contributing to the system's unsuccessful run in the market. Nokia...

LePad
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The LePad is a line of tablet computers sold by Lenovo in China. It was released in China in 2011. The LePad uses the Android 2.2 operating system, with either a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. The display features a 10.1-inch screen with a front facing camera for video calling, and has a battery life of eight hours. Outside china, in 2012, Lenovo released other versions of the LePad, under the name...

Kobo Arc
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kobo Arc is a tablet computer produced and released by Kobo Inc. in November, 2012. It has a 7-inch screen and uses Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It is the second model produced by Kobo, the first was the Kobo Vox. It comes in black or white with Wi-Fi, a micro USB port, a headphone jack, and dual speakers. It has a dual core CPU, 1 GB Ram, and 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage....

BlackBerry PlayBook
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet computer released on April 19, 2011 by BlackBerry. It is the first device to use the BlackBerry Tablet operating system (OS) and runs Adobe AIR applications. A merger with the existing BlackBerry OS created a new operating system: the BlackBerry 10. On February 21, 2012, the PlayBook was updated to be compatible with Android OS applications that could be...

Nexus 4
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nexus 4 is the fourth generation of the Nexus line-up released by Google and manufactured by LG Electronics. It was released to the market on November 13, 2012 on the online store, Google Play, and within minutes of most markets stock was sold out. More became available to US markets on January 29, 2013. By February 2013, sales surpassed one million devices. In the US the Nexus 4 uses...

Galaxy Nexus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Galaxy Nexus is third generation of touchscreen Android smartphones produced in a partnership between Google and Samsung. It has improvements and upgrades from the previous versions, and uses the Super AMOLED display. In May 2011 it was announced that the Nexus series would continue and bring a third generation smartphone to market. After development was completed the Galaxy Nexus was...

Nexus S
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nexus S is a smartphone produced jointly by Google and Samsung and released in the US on December 16, 2010. In other areas of the world it steadily became available; UK December 22, 2010; Canada April 7, 2011; Serbia April 4, 2011; and Thailand April 1, 2011. The Nexus S is produced in four variations, the GT-I9020, which uses Super AMOLED, the GT-I9023 that uses Super Clear LCD, The...

Nexus One
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nexus One is the first generation of Nexus phones. It is a Google smartphone manufactured in Taiwan by the HTC Corporation. Tests began on the Nexus One on December 12, 2009, but Google did not confirm the phone to be sold at that time. However, it became available on January 5, 2010, and uses the Android open source mobile operating system featuring voice to text technology. The Nexus...

Sony Xperia
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Model. Credit: Espen Irwin Swang/Wikipedia (CC BY 3.0) The Xperia is a smartphone that has been manufactured by Sony since 2008 and accounts for half of the company’s mobile phone sales. The name was originated from the word experience with the first model the Xperia X1 and its motto “I Xperia the best.” The X1 was manufactured to close...