The Venice (or shall we say the Priv), is rumored to be model number STV100-6. According to the latest rumors, the slider will feature a 5.4-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The Snapdragon 808 chipset is under the hood, containing a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside. The rear-facing camera will be 18MP and will feature OIS.
Now that the name has hit the rumor mill, we are probably closing in on the announcement from BlackBerry that will make this all official. As we noted the other day, the Priv is shaping up to become the most eagerly anticipated BlackBerry handset since the ill-fated Blackberry Storm was launched in 2008.
A few of days ago, we heard complaints of iOS 9 causing modern devices, such as the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6, to start performing terribly choppy and slow. Apparently, however, this wasn’t much of a concern for most users, as Apple has just reported that iOS 9 is already downloaded to more than 50% of iDevices – that’s the fastest iOS update adoption in the history of Apple mobile devices. Looking at 3rd party analytics, provided by Mixpanel and GoSquared, we see that iOS 9 is currently displayed as being used on 36% and 33% of devices, respectively. So there’s a 14% – 17% discrepancy there – we’re willing to chalk it up to 3rd party companies lagging behind with their information for one reason or another.
Whichever number you take, however, that’s still a pretty impressive adoption rate in just 5 days after the official roll-out. Looking at Android, according to Mixpanel, Lollipop is just now hitting 37% adoption. And we are, allegedly, a couple of months away from the next big Android update – Marshmallow.
To say that the new iPad mini 4 got its fair share of spotlight time during Apple’s latest keynote event will be a serious overstatement. The new member of Apple’s small-sized iPad was only treated to merely 30 seconds of on-stage time. The reason for this were the iPad Pro, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which were the true stars of the show.
We already knew it has an 1.5GHz Apple A8 chipset inside, which is aided by 2GB of RAM, but thanks to a recent iFixit teardown, other tidbits of info became clear. For one, it was revealed that the iPad mini 4 has a smaller battery than its predecessor. Whereas the iPad mini 3 hauled a two-cell 6,471mAh battery inside, its successor comes with a thinner, single-cell 5,124mAh one.
Apple’s 3D Touch tech in the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will make it possible for the phones to discern between a light, medium, and hard tap, allowing for some neat extra functionality. But while that sounds great and all, some insightful people on the web were concerned about the implications: does that mean that touch screen protectors would get in the way? Thankfully, the answer is no.
The new Lenovo smartphone runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display (previous rumors had it that the screen would be a 5-inch one). The handset is powered by a six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, measures 154 x 76.4 x 9.4 mm, and weighs 175 grams. It’s also got LTE connectivity, dual speakers on the front, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space.
On the back of the Vibe X3, we can see a fingerprint scanner, and a 21 MP camera with dual LED Flash (Lenovo somehow managed to make this combination look like the top of a beer/soda can). As for the phone’s front-facing camera, this is an 8 MP one.
At the moment, there’s no word on where or for what price the Lenovo Vibe X3 will be released. But we’ll let you know when we find out more about this.