Although primitive by today’s standards, W.A.L.T. was an impressive device for 1993. The videos show features that were all the rage 25+ years ago, including handwriting recognition, address book and the hardware controls.
Samsung recently showed off a prototype version of its upcoming foldable smartphone concept and now we’ve learned that this unusual device, tentatively named Galaxy F, will launch around March 2019 for nearly $1,800.
Coming later this month, Sony’s newly announced Xperia flagship is the world’s first phone capable of shooting HDR video in crisp 4K resolution, offering deeper blacks, high contrast and extended white range.
Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi Technology, also known as the Apple of China, has sent out invitations for a media event to be held on February 28. The company is expected to announce a new entry-level handset rocking a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen, a thirteen-megapixel camera out the back and an eight-megapixel selfie camera out the front.
The phone is expected to be priced at 1,299 yuan unlocked, or about $190. Additionally, Xiaomi is likely to unveil a pair of in-house developed CPUs at the event, DigiTimes says.
Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report is a treasure trove of surveys and predictions on the global trends concerning our industry. I found out this morning that half of the searches will be either through images or speech by 2020 and that Siri was handling more than one billion requests per week through speech as of June 2015.
I’ve now compiled the report’s most interesting tidbits regarding Internet usage around the world, the iOS vs. Android battle and more.