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htc titan ii

The rumoured LTE Windows Phone from HTC, which some might have seen floating around the internet as the Bresson, has been officially announced as the HTC Titan II. Apart from a slightly modified back design with curved elements and an LTE radio, it packs a massive 16 megapixel camera. Yes, you read that right – we’re a bit afraid that 16 megapixel on such a small sensor will actually degrade instead of improve picture quality, but are definitely open for a positive surprise. As for video recording, there’s no 1080p support, so you’ll have to stick with 720p.

The other specs remain unchanged from the original HTC Titan: a big 4.7″ WVGA screen, 1.5GHz Snapdragon single-core processor and 512MB RAM.

However, it seems rather strange to us to call what is essentially just an LTE version of the original Titan the Titan II, since it cannot be considered a real successor. On the other hand, it is bound to unnecessarily alienate a lot of people who bought the original Titan, we’d imagine. Let’s hope the camera proves to be enough of an improvement to warrant that.

Or, hey, maybe they just forgot the “II” on the original Titan. You know, there’s been an HTC Titan running Windows Mobile 6.0 since 2007. And then of course we have the HTC TyTN and TyTN II. Anyone confused?

Read more on the official Windows Phone Blog.

spareone

No, seriously. Stop obsessing over that all that spec nonsense coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show right now, and get down to earth again. A newly introduced phone, SpareOne, one-ups every other phone ever made in the most important specification: battery life. It lasts up to 15 years (that’s 5475 days, not counting leap days) in standby, and let’s you talk for 10 hours, drawing its juice from a single AA battery. And since it’s designed with emergency use in mind, it even includes a flashlight.

You can make calls, without worrying about your battery.

What more could you want from a phone?

Check out SpareOne (via The Verge).

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In 2012, tablets are going to evolve to a great extent thanks to quad-core processors (like with the Tegra 3 found on the Transformer Prime), and now, as we’re learning, with full HD 1080p HD displays. Acer will be among the first to usher in this next wave of tablets with their upcoming Iconia Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. It’ll pack a Tegra 3 CPU clocked at 1.3GHz per core coupled with 1GB of RAM, plus full 1920×1080 resolution on a 10.1″ panel, making for a pixel density of 218ppi, which is very high for a tablet (as a frame of reference, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with its 1280×800 panel has a pixel density of just 149ppi). No word on pricing or availability.

Source: Engadget

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