Category: Computing

Planet Computers presents the Astro Slide; its 3rd-gen PDA with all-new slide design and 5G

Planet Computers has today opened a crowdfunding campaign for its latest keyboard-equipped smartphone. The Astro Slide has a brand new slide design, but still keeps the Psion keyboard users love. The key change is the new ‘rock up’ slide mechanism that enabled Planet Computers to remove the external display and… [Click for more]

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Huawei launches 2020 MateBook D series

Huawei has introduced its latest MateBook D series, available in 14 and 15.6-inch guises. Part of Huawei’s new 2020 vision to ‘bring digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world’, these laptops will be part of a new ecosystem of products that will include new… [Click for more]

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Huawei goes all in with Huawei Mobile Services to offer a Google alternative

My relationship with Huawei goes way back. Back to a time when they were unknown by most consumers (just like HTC) but the company behind a considerable number of products people used all the time. My first real involvement was working on a supplement magazine featuring Huawei data products, amongst… [Click for more]

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Hands-on with the Cosmo Communicator; virtually ready to ship to original backers

At the start of this year, Planet Computers (the company behind the Gemini PDA) showed off a prototype of its second-generation portable computing device that uses the classic Psion keyboard design, connected to modern-day hardware. The Gemini is still available to buy, but the Cosmo Communicator takes things to the… [Click for more]

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Huawei unveils flagship Kirin 990 5G chipset, new FreeBuds 3, plus two new P30 Pro colour variants (running Android 10 out of the box)

Huawei has used IFA, as it has done many times before, to launch its flagship chipset that will power a series of phones between now and next autumn. It also continues the theme of ending the year and starting the next with the most powerful chip. In this case, Huawei’s… [Click for more]

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Huawei shows its 5G devices on sale in the UK soon, while helping people cut through the 5G hype

Huawei has shown the UK media its collection of 5G-enabled devices going on sale soon to complement the imminent launches of at least two 5G networks (with the other two following closely behind). The event wasn’t just to show off the 5G devices, but also a chance for Huawei and… [Click for more]

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Paymo seeks crowdfunding to bring all your payment and travel needs into one 4G connected wallet

One of the other things I saw extremely briefly at Mobile World Congress was a 4G connected wallet that hopes to bring a single, Android-powered, device to manage all your mobile payments. This includes NFC-based contactless payments, peer-to-peer payment transfers, and even cards for travel in various locations (such as… [Click for more]

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Huawei launches Balong 5000 5G chip ahead of MWC product announcements

Huawei has today announced the launch of its 5G multi-mode chipset. Balong 5000 will support a large number of 5G products, from smartphones to home broadband devices, vehicle-mounted devices and 5G modules. Supporting 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G on a single chip, Balong 5000 reduces latency and power consumption, with… [Click for more]

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Planet Computers announces the Cosmo Communicator, its next-generation Psion-inspired digital assistant

Planet Computers has today announced its second Personal Digital Assistant with physical keyboard; the Cosmo Communicator. It follows the launch of the Gemini in 2017, which began shipping in quantity earlier this year. Interested parties will be able to support the Cosmo via crowdfunding, with units shipping from May 2019…. [Click for more]

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Kirin 980: Huawei’s most powerful mobile chipset so far is unveiled at IFA 2018

Following last year’s IFA unveiling of the AI-enabled Kirin 970 chipset, Huawei has once again used the German consumer electronics exhibition to launch Kirin 980, which will soon find its way into a range of Huawei and Honor-branded devices. Only yesterday Honor stole the thunder from Huawei’s Kirin 980 announcement… [Click for more]

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Kirin 970 looks set to lead the way when it debuts in the Mate 10 next month

It’s so new it isn’t even in a phone yet, but already it has picked up its first accolade. Android Authority awarded Huawei’s new Kirin 970 chipset a trophy after its unveiling at a keynote speech at IFA, Germany’s biggest consumer electronics show. So what makes Kirin 970 so good,… [Click for more]

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