This Week’s Chitter Chatter – Sony Xperia Z3, The Ritot, iWatch and the Nokia 530.

sony_xperia_z3It was only earlier this year that Sony launched their Xperia Z2 smartphone, however we could see Sony unveil their latest flagship handset, the Xperia Z3, before the end of this year. Recent reports indicate that the Z3 will share a similar design to the Xperia Z2 although it will undoubtedly feature an upgrade in specs. There’s speculation that the Z3 could come with a larger screen that it’s predecessor, possibly 5.3-inches in size or even as big as 5.5-inches. It also may include the very latest and fastest Snapdragon 805 2.5GHz quad-core processor. We’re keeping an eye out for more details on the Sony Xperia Z3 and we’ll keep you up to date with as we hear more.

From smartphones to smartwatches and if you haven’t got yourself one yet it may well be worth checking out a brand new wearable device which will certainly get your noticed – the Ritot. Ritot is a gadget you wear on your wrist which is attracting lots of attention on Indiegogo, a crowdfunding site. Rather than looking for the time on a smartwatch, Ritot projects the time and other information onto the back of your hand. Similar to smartwatches, Ritot can be connected to a smartphone and will also display notifications and, assumedly, texts and messages. It’s an interesting concept although you’d have to be careful as to what information was projected!

Talking of smartwatches, we’re creeping ever closer to the launch of the much anticipated iWatch. The latest reports rank it right up there with the iPad in terms of expected demand and popularity, with some market experts predicting that Apple could enjoy sales of around 60 million iWatches in its first year. The new smartwatch is thought to feature the same super-tough Sapphire glass as the iPhone 6 and it’s likely to top many people’s Christmas lists. Apple have apparently applied for an iWatch trademark in Japan and the new wearable could be unveiled in October before being available to buy the following month. It’s rumoured that the iWatch will come in a choice of sizes and will feature at least 10 sensors to monitor health and fitness – we can’t wait to get our hands on it!

And finally, there seems to be no sign of Microsoft/Nokia slowing down production of smartphones for their Lumia range. Leaks have appeared online of a brand new handset which will join the Lumia series of smartphones in the coming months, the Nokia Lumia 530. The Lumia 530 is expected to be the successor to the Lumia 520 and certainly shares similarities in styling and design and, of course, the vibrant colour choices. It’s thought that the Lumia 520 will come with a 4.3-inch display and will run on the new Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Other expected features for this budget smartphone are likely to be on-screen navigation buttons, a Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM and a microSD slot. We’ll bring you more news on the Lumia 530 as soon as we have it.