In this instance, the future may be now. Israeli company StoreDot is on the verge of bringing a brand new battery technology to the market. Based on nanodots made from the same peptide molecule that seems to be responsible for causing Alzheimer’s disease, this two nanometer (two billionths of a meter) crystal has an extremely high capacitance and the ability to hold an electrical charge. The result of the high capacitance is the ability to take and hold an electrical charge extremely quickly. StoreDot has developed this into a usable battery that can be charged empty to full in 60 seconds!
It has been quite a while since we have heard anything about Google’s Project Ara. This is of course Google’s ambitious fully modular smartphone project. The idea behind it is that users can select each part of their phone (screen, camera, battery, etc) and create a perfect smartphone to fit their needs. Well it looks like Google is moving along with the project and will be creating an online store, much like Google Play for the device.
We have always known ASUS for coming out with some pretty unusual products and the Transformer Book V is just that. It is a 5-in-1 device that can be used as a Windows laptop, Windows tablet, Android phone, Android tablet or Android laptop! ASUS wants you to use one device for all of your needs.
We have got some news about Google’s Project Ara, which is their modular smartphone concept. The modular handset will be available next year and the most basic version is set to retail for $50.
LG was showing a few things at CES Unveiled, but the real buzz was about their G Flex Curved smartphone. This is the worlds first curved flexible smartphone. That means not only is the smartphone curved but it is also flexible meaning you actually can flatten it out if you want!
I’m sure many of you have heard of CAT, you know the company that makes construction and industrial equiptment. Well did you know they have a phone division as well? At CES CAT showed us their brand new B100 phone. This phone is designed to withstand the rigors of the real world.
Samsung’s Galaxy line has been their flagship smartphone line for some time now. As CES 2014 and Mobile World Congress (MWC) get closer we have been hearing some rumors about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. One was that it would be launched at CES, but that does not seem to be case as the Galaxy S5 will be launched at MWC in late February.
LG’s new curved smartphone is making a lot of appearances in the news and has remained under the limelight for some quite some time now. People had been relying on the leaked information about this one but it’s finally a chance for us to get our hands on some beefy piece of information since LG has itself decided to unveil all the details regarding its often leaked curvy smart phone.
Seeing that Phablet-sized phones are really starting to catch on Samsung is bringing their 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega smartphone to the U.S. market. This is the ideal hybrid mobile device for those who want to experience smartphone portability with the immersive experience of a tablet.
We have been waiting quite a while to see a Firefox OS powered smartphone come to consumers and tomorrow the first Firefox OS smartphone will launch in Spain. The phone is the ZTE Open and service provider Telefónica lets us know that the device will be available at Movistar stores for €69 includes €30 of prepaid talk time. That is about $90 USD for those wondering.