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This Week's Chitter Chatter - 3D tech from Apple and a Curvey Phone from LG
We start this week with news that Apple has bought PrimeSense, a company which specialises in 3D motion detecting sensing technology, in an investment worth over £200 million pounds. Israeli based PrimeSense provides technology which enables digital devices to work in 3D such as the Xbox Kinect. It’s not known how Apple plan to use the motion detecting technology at the moment but there’s speculation that it could be used with Apple iTV or for apps on the iPhone or iPad. Of course with Apple wanting to concentrate on developing their wearable devices, it could well be incorporated within the forthcoming iWatch.
Talking of innovation, LG have announced they will be hosting an international launch event for their new G Flex curved smartphone on the 3rd December in Hong Kong. The LG G Flex will come with a 6-inch 720p curved, flexible OLED screen and is said to give a similar viewing experience to a curved OLED television. Thanks to its flexibility, the G Flex can be flattened by the user and it also features a self-healing back cover if it gets scratched. Other specs for the G Flex include a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and a 13-megapixel camera. More on the LG G Flex next week.
And while we're on the subject of new smartphones, leaked reports this week have been speculating on the details for the new Huawei Glory 4 smartphone. The Glory 4 is expected to be released in December and is likely to feature a 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, internal storage of 16GB as well as a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. It will be the latest handset from Huawei aimed at the budget end of the market (even with those specs!), the screen size is still unclear but we’ll bring you the latest as we have it.
Brand spanking new smartphones are one thing, but according to a recent survey, we get bored with our new phones rather easily - after just a ‘4-month honeymoon period’ believe it or not. Almost a third of us say that we hanker after the latest mobile phones on the market although the average Brit will only change their mobile phone every two years. We’d love to know how often you upgrade your mobile phone.