Asus Padfone 2 on sale in 2013

Asus Padfone 2 on sale in 2013
Asus has confirmed that the Padfone 2 will not be available in Australia until 2013, since the original went on sale in the country so recently.The device is a smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen, which can be used to power a tablet computer with a 10.1-inch display.Phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which incorporate smartphone features onto a device with a larger screen, are…

New Google Calendar app available for Android mobile phones

New Google Calendar app available for Android mobile phones
Google has released a new calendar app on its Play store which mobile phone owners running Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 and above can download and use.The standalone tool is free and has already received over one million installations, with 4,000 ratings putting it at 4.5 stars.Users of the Google platform already benefit from a built-in calendar tool, but the new application has added features…

NFC mobile phone payments ‘will reach $100bn in 2016’

NFC mobile phone payments ‘will reach $100bn in 2016’
Payments made with mobile phone Near Field Communication (NFC) technology will reach US$100 billion (AU$97 billion) in value during 2016, ABI research predicts.The organisation suggests that around US$4 billion has been spent using NFC so far, but forecasts an imminent explosion in its use.NFC capabilities allow smartphone owners to transmit information wirelessly. This can include sending contact information to another user, or making payments in…

Huawei Ascend W1 WP8 photographs leak

Huawei Ascend W1 WP8 photographs leak
Photographs allegedly showing the Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 (WP8) device have been released online by EVLeaks.The smartphone is set for release in November, after Microsoft launches WP8 at an event on October 29th.The images show a blue casing with a camera layout similar to the HTC One X. Three touch-sensitive buttons seem to be present at the bottom of the screen, which indicate…

Google Android event confirmed for October 29th

Google Android event confirmed for October 29th
Google has sent out press invitations to an Android event which will take place in New York on October 29th.It is expected to occur just a few hours before Microsoft properly unveils its Windows Phone 8 operating system (around 01:00 October 30th, Sydney).The technology giant has not confirmed exactly what will be revealed but numerous leaks suggest it could be the LG Nexus 4.Alleged details…

Google developing maps for Apple iOS 6 iPhones?

Google developing maps for Apple iOS 6 iPhones?
Google may be developing a maps application for Apple devices running the latest iOS 6 operating system.Allegedly leaked images on website benguild.com show blurry images of an alpha version – meaning it may be in the early stages of development.Perhaps due to a souring relationship between the two rival technology companies, Apple stopped pre-installing Google's YouTube and Maps applications to its gadgets.The manufacturer replaced the…

Motorola Razr M pre-order available now

Motorola Razr M pre-order available now
Aussies will be able to get their hands on the Motorola Razr M from October 30th, despite rumours that the mobile phone would not be available until November.Telstra is now allowing customers to pre-order the device from its website and customers will be able to receive deliveries or buy in-store at the end of the month. The gadget is free on the $60 Every Day…

Sony may enter phablet market with Xperia Odin

Sony may enter phablet market with Xperia Odin
Apparent leaks are hinting that Sony will release a phablet device called the Xperia Odin in 2013.Phablets incorporate the functions of a smartphone with the larger size of a tablet, attracting those who like to play games and watch movies or television shows on their mobile.A five-inch screen is expected to feature on the Odin, making it slightly smaller than its future rival, the Samsung…