Huawei is said to be releasing a sapphire version of their popular Ascend P7 smartphone. It will come in limited quantities, but is it worth your money?
The best glass around seems to be sapphire, which Apple is said to use for the iPhone 6. Now it seems Kyocera is also adopting this type of glass. Is it all it’s put out to be?
While Apple is already set to use more of sapphire glass in its upcoming devices, Samsung and LG are also exploring the technology.
A new video from Aero-Gear demonstrates the potential of sapphire screens. In the video we see a concrete block rubbed against a sapphire screen protector, and yet it comes out of the match unscratched.
Currently, Corning leads the screen protection industry with its world-famous Gorilla Glass screens. But makers of sapphire screens — a promising alternative — might soon rise to dethrone it. Are they ready for the challenge?
In the future, economies of scale could bring down the price of sapphire, making it possible for manufacturers to use it on smartphones and other devices.
We all knew that T-Mobile USA is sitting pretty on the upcoming HTC Magic/MyTouch/G2/Sapphire/whatever, but thanks to Engadget, we now have some attractive box art images to satisfy our hunger. The designer handywork reveals, for sure, that the device is going to run by the name of myTouch 3G. The slightly modern yet colorful vector grunge artwork is pretty appealing and goes some way in telling us that the myTouch 3G will come in three colors, including ‘merlot’ (a rich dark red), white, and black. If you want to take a look at the sea-horses and humming birds that have…
MobileBurn’s Russell Jefferies has a review of the HTC Magic for Vodafone up on our sister-site, MobileBurn.com. He comes away very impressed with the device, and Android, overall, but has a few complaints. For starters, the battery life of the Magic is still so poor as to demand a daily recharge, just as was the case with the G1. He’s also not super impressed with the camera at times, and laments the lack of a 3.5mm headphone port and full Bluetooth profile support. On the up side, though, he loves the UI, the capacitive touchscreen display, and the GPS functionality. …
Russell over at MobileBurn.com is still working on his written review of the HTC Magic for Vodafone UK, but in the mean time I have spliced together all of the high-def video footage he has shot and uploaded the videos to YouTube. Part one is below. Part two and three are available after the jump.
TmoNews is reporting that the HTC Magic will be sold by T-Mobile USA as the MyTouch 3G, not as the G2. The new MyTouch 3G name supposedly has shown up on an internal T-Mobile USA inventory system, which is what the image to the right is supposedly of. There’s nothing official on any of this, though, and no indication from this photo that the MyTouch 3G is even an Android based device, so we’re going to take a wait and see attitude with this one until something a little more solid comes along. If true, though, we’ll be seeing this…