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BARCELONA, Spain–Stephen Sneeden, product marketing manager for Sony Mobile, told in an interview here at Mobile World Congress that he predicts the company will likely only release quad-core Sony smartphones in early 2013. He does, however, state that this is just his assumption–the company will make the official announcements when it’s ready. “We’re going to join quad-core when we feel that the performance matches the battery efficiency,” he said. “Because right now we don’t feel that is there. What we are going to be doing in the second half of the year is moving to the Cortex A15 architecture, which we feel outperforms the current quad-core architecture. “You’ll see in 2013, as we’re evaluating the quad-core performance where it makes sense, where you’re not suffering in quality and the performance truly is there, and there really is something that demanding applications need,” he contiuned.” That’s when we make the right move to quad-core.”
The 2.8-ounce (79-gram) Innergie PocketCell is a little larger than a car key, and allows for hours of extra use of Apple and Android devices, MP3 players, and a variety of other mobile devices. It comes bundled with the Magic Cable Trio 3-in-1 charging cable, which allows devices with Apple, mini USB or micro USB connections to plug into a standard USB port. The PocketCell incorporates a 2.1 Amp USB power port and a 3,000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery bank. Once charged, it can power devices directly, or be used to recharge their batteries. It can be charged via USB from a laptop or desktop computer, or using a USB power adapter.
These are able to connect to the web bringing a new array of functions and possibilities. We are substituting our cell phones for PDA (personal digital assistant) devices. This is the way in which different functions become available in one device. The form of this PDA responds to the way in which we normally hold a phone and a camera. This has shifted the way in which we design products, now, more frequently, the shape of the object doesn’t respond to its function, becoming a black-box, that enables the interaction through its on-screen interface. This example demonstrates an alternative to the black-box that enriches the semiotic communication of the object. The form has a slight shift in its line that allows for a semiotic recognition of a phone, allowing us to hold it as a phone or as a camera.
The slim and stylish handset runs Android‘s Gingerbread OS. The handset exhibits clean and sharp lines with the design house’s signature Saffiano pattern, typically etched into its leather goods, adorning the back of the phone. A distinct PRADA influence is evident on the phone’s design. A minimal number of hardkeys help keep the design sleek. It measures a mere 8.5 mm thick. An LG feature, Floating Mass Technology, is said to optically enhance the thinness of the phone. The handset features a 4.3-inch screen with an 800 nit NOVA High Brightness Display screen.
The iPhone Lens Dial offers the functionality for Apple‘s iconic smartphone. The dial is mounted on an aircraft-grade aluminum case, that slips over an iPhone. The iPhone Lens Dial features 0.7x wide angle, 0.33x fisheye and 1.5x telephoto lenses, all made from optical-quality coated glass. The phone’s camera lens lines up with a hole in that case, which each of the lenses sit over when they’re moved into place. The iPhone Lens Dial is aimed at serious use – at least, that’s what its US$249 price would seem to indicate. The case also has two threaded tripod-mount holes (one on the bottom and one on one side) for taking photos in portrait or landscape format.
Thought up by Herald Urena during a company sponsored studio course, this idea excels in the department of waste and consumption reduction long-term. The Motorola eco packaging concept is absolutely genius in the way that it gives the product’s packaging an extended life cycle. Its new life begins after the mobile has been purchased, because the owner is encouraged to keep the case packaging. The cutting-edge capsule that contains the smart phone is made from a malleable polymer that keeps the gadget protected. It can remain an effective carrier anytime the device faces damage, and when popped inside out it reveals a prepaid postage stamp printed onto the packaging, to send a retired handset away to be recycled as e-waste.
Designers of solar chargers need to deal with a certain issue: how to build a charger so that it had easy access to maximum sunlight, without much effort on the user’s part. The Quirky community, a social project based around product development, has come up with solution – it’s the Ray solar charger, and it features a suction cup and a kickstand. Its suction cup can be used on any glass surface, such as house windows, or windows in cars and planes.
Designer: Emma Sandberg
This case not only adds a layer of protection for the screen, but it also allows the user to still use his or her iPhone while the shield is down because of the crystal’s highly electrically transmissive properties. Used a silicone lining along the inside of the case, which is injected with pockets of argon gas, which would better store the heat generated by the phone‘s battery during use, and in turn would prolong the life of the battery in cold environments. The case is unique in that it not only incorporates the rugged materials used for its outer body (such as AL-203 Aluminum, Glass-Reinforced Nylon Fibre for corners, and silicone inner shell), but it also has a dense, yet not overwhelming, synthetic sapphire crystal impact shield.
Designer: Connor Benton
Development of a GPS based avalanche transceiver for mountaineering and professional rescue.
Designer: Heinrich Lentz