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This Week's Chitter Chatter - The BlackBerry Q30, Sony Xperia T3, MS Office for Android and a Gigantic new Phone from Samsung?
Let's start with something for you Blackberry fans out there. Rumours have been circulating about the BlackBerry Q30 for more than 6 months now but recently some interesting information has leaked about its possible design and the sort of specs it will include.
It looks like the Q30 will be a premium smartphone which will sport a metallic-style case with speakers located at both the top and the bottom of the handset. It's likely to feature a display of around 4 inches in size with a screen resolution of 1440 x 1440 and 480 pixels per inch. It's thought to be powered by a Snapdragon quad-core processor along with 3GB of RAM and a decent sized 3450mAh battery. We could also see a 13-megapixel camera on the rear.
But perhaps most interesting is speculation about it's expected design (below). Different, isn't it? What do you think?
From Blackberry to Sony, who have just announced the imminent arrival of a new mid-range smartphone, the Sony Xperia T3. Although the specs may not quite rival the flagship Z2, the design and features of the T3 are none the less impressive for a mid-priced handset. The T3 will be one of the slimmest smartphone's currently around measuring just 7mm thick, particularly considering that it comes with a 5.3-inch 720p screen. The Xperia T3 will sport a lightweight stainless steel frame, a good quality Bravia IPS display and a respectable 8-megapixel Exmor RS camera on the rear. It will be powered by a quad-core 1.4GHZ processor and will include a 2500mAh battery. It is likely to be available at the end of July and will come in 3 colours - black, white and purple. Here are some of the launch pictures from Sony.
Good news for all you Word, Excel and PowerPoint fans out there - according to recent reports Microsoft are gearing up to roll-out their hugely popular MS Office software on Android. A 'touch-optimised' version of MS Office could be available on Android by the end of this year, before it's released for Microsoft's own mobile operating system Windows 8. That's because Microsoft are keen to offer their apps and services across all platforms and as Android is more popular than Windows 8, it's taking priority. Microsoft's launch of MS Office for iPad just a few months ago was a huge success and we expect the roll out to Android to be just as popular.
And finally, we're pretty used to smartphones getting bigger by the year but Samsung are apparently planning on launching a smartphone that will really push our appetite for bigger handsets to the limit. It's rumoured to sport a massive 7-inch screen and it could be with us later this year. At the moment the information is a bit sketchy but Samsung have filed details of their plans with the Federal Communications Commission for a new handset which could be the successor to their 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega. The new maxi smartphone could feature a 720p resolution display and an 8-megapixel rear mounted camera. It could also come with a 1.2GHz processor and 1.5GB of RAM. Keep reading the blog to see if this monster handset becomes a reality.