Sony's latest flagship comes to the states on Oct. 23
Verizon and Sony today in New York City unveiled the Xperia Z3v, the first version of the latest flagship from Sony (you'll recall we're really not all that far removed from its last one) to hit the United States. (Don't worry, T-Mobile fans, your time's still coming. Eventually.)
Anyhoo. For the most part we're looking at the same device here. It's got a 5.2-inch TRILUMINOS display at 1080p, and it looks mighty nice. It's got a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor inside. You have 32GB of on-board storage, plus a micro SD card. (And Verizon is tossing in 25GB of its own cloud storage.)
The Todoist app for Android is getting a new update that literally adds some Karma. In this case, Karma is the name of a new feature for the mobile version of the task manager app that helps to visually a user's progress in achieving their goals for the day or month.
Lenovo has today announced a pair of new Android tablets in its Yoga lineup, the Yoga Tablet 2. Like its predecessor it also comes in both 8-, and 10-inch sizes and has a design centered around the fold out kickstand. And presumably thanks to a hole in that kickstand, the Yoga Tablet 2 now has a fourth 'mode,' known as hang.
Neither the 8- nor 10-inch models are particularly lacking on the hardware front with a bump in the internals and the display resolution since the original Yoga tablet graced us with its presence.
Lenovo's most impressive Android tablet to date isn't lacking on the hardware front
Lenovo is back with another crack at Android tablets with this, the latest and greatest in its Yoga line. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, to give it its full title, isn't any old slab, it's a 13.3-inch, QHD tablet with the same sort of adjustable kickstand seen on previous efforts.
Besides being pretty large and having an impressive sounding display, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro also houses its own integrated projector which Lenovo says is enough to create a 50-inch "home theater experience" on any flat surface.
Today at Sony's "Demand Great" event in NYC the electronics giant announced a partnership with Verizon to sell the Sony SmartWatch 3 in the U.S. starting this month. It comes alongside the announcement that the Xperia Z3v, a Verizon-exclusive version of the Z3, will be coming to the carrier at the end of the month as well.
Today in New York City, Sony officially announced its flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, for the U.S. market exclusively on Verizon under the Z3v name. The Z3v marks Sony's latest effort to break into the U.S. in a meaningful way, with availability from Verizon starting October 23rd. The Xperia Z3 boasts a 5.2-inch display and an aluminum-framed, glass-backed chassis with all of the latest internals and Sony's now-standard waterproofing. The one difference Verizon has included is Qi wireless charging.
The Xperia Z3v will naturally set you back $199 with a two-year contract from the carrier. With the launch of the Z3v, Verizon is also offering a bundle deal to pick it up with an Xperia Z2 Tablet and save $200 on the bundle. Verizon will also carry new Sony accessories with the launch of the Z3v — the Sony SmartWatch 3 ($249), the CPW5 Wireless Portable Qi Power Supply ($59), and DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller ($59) and GCM10 Game Control Mount ($39) for PS4 Remote Play.
Verizon has put up a sign-up page where you can enter your email address for more info.
Time-limited location sharing app Glympse is releasing a new Android-only app called Glympse Express that makes it even easier to share your location with friends and family. You can think of Glympse Express as a simplified and cleaned-up version of the full-featured Glympse app, making sharing your location with a set of favorite contacts or apps a two tap affair.
Radiator Springs will never be the same after you get through with it! Cars: Fast as Lightning is now available for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices. Build your own Radiator Springs and while you take on races with over 20 unique characters from the Cars universe, using nitro boosts and other surprises to drive your way to victory.
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AT&T has confirmed that they will be carrying the new HTC Desire EYE, as well as the new RE camera, in time for the holiday season. Announced this week, the Desire EYE is sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 2.3GHz processor, and 13MP front and rear-facing cameras. The RE camera, a handheld point-and-shoot device, features a 146-degree wide angle lens with a 16MP camera sensor. Full availability for both products will be announced at a later date.
Zynga is rebooting one of its most well known and popular games, Words With Friends, with an update for Android that not only adds some new features but also changes the name of the game slightly to New Words With Friends.
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