Earlier today, VAIO announced its very first smartphone, which will be launched in Japan on March 20 for around $420. As it turns out, the VAIO phone is not exactly an original product, but a rebranded Panasonic Eluga U2.The Eluga U2 was released by Panasonic last month in Taiwan for about $255, so the VAIO handset clearly carries a premium price tag compared to it.Apart from the different branding, the VAIO phone and the Panasonic Eluga U2 are identical when it comes to both design, and specs. The handsets run Android 5.0 Lollipop, and are powered by Qualcomm's 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. Other features include a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, a 13 MP rear camera, and 2 GB of RAM.As of last year, VAIO is a standalone Japanese company (after Sony sold the brand to a local investment firm). Panasonic is also a Japanese company, and yet both the VAIO phone and the Eluga U2 are manufactured by Taiwan's Quanta (which builds devices for many other major companies, … [Read more...] about The first VAIO smartphone is just a rebranded Panasonic Eluga U2
Apple's keynotes always feature live music performances of some kind, and this year's keynote looks to be just as special as the product it's going to launch. Multiple sources claim that long-standing rock act U2 is collaborating with Apple and director Mark Romanek to shoot either a music video or a commercial related to the upcoming iPhone 6, and in addition, the iOS flagship will come pre-loaded with the band's upcoming album. The claims seem quite consistent, as one source reported that an iPhone-related video was being shot on the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Ireland. An eBay employee by the name of Stephen Browne went to check out the action and managed to snap a photo of an actor holding what could very well be an iPhone 6. The employee reported that the "focus of the video on the bridge was a phone". He also cited "tight security" obstructing his camera, despite that nobody from U2 was said to be on the scene.The cavalcade of sources continues with Julian Lennon, a friend of … [Read more...] about The iPhone 6 to come pre-loaded with U2’s new album, band to play September 9 keynote?
posted on 04 Sep 2014, 05:38 1 1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010) The leaks continue. Apple has to refocus attention on the iToys, what with all that is a-happening in Berlin. posted on 04 Sep 2014, 05:53 0 2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2315; Member since: 18 Apr 2011) Ughh U2??? posted on 04 Sep 2014, 14:06 0 22. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010) I like U2, but this does sound like an April Fool's joke... in September. posted on 04 Sep 2014, 05:57 2 3. Nkolsen (Posts: 60; Member since: 28 Mar 2013) OMG i have to bail out on android, now that the iphone 6 comes with U2 preloaded....OMG totally game changer.... posted on 04 Sep 2014, 06:07 0 4. SamDroid (unregistered) You wouldn't believe how true that is for many people out there... posted on 04 Sep 2014, 07:16 0 11. Scott93274 (Posts: 5786; Member since: 06 Aug 2013) Your statement makes me sad. posted on 04 Sep 2014, 06:08 2 5. darkkjedii … [Read more...] about Comments for : The iPhone 6 to come pre-loaded with U2’s new album, band to play September 9 keynote?
In a Q&A session with U2 fans on Tuesday evening, Bono apologized to those who were not happy with the way Apple gave away the band's new album. Songs of Innocence was offered for free to 500 million iTunes accounts by Apple. That took place on September 9th, the day Apple unwrapped the new Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. As a result of this action, some Apple devices downloaded the album without user's permission.In response to an inquiry about the promotion with Apple, Bono said that he got "carried away" with a beautiful idea. He also said that he might have been a bit worried that the songs that took up the bands' lives for a few years, would never be heard.Apple was forced to create a tool to allow those who didn't want the album on their iPhone or iPad, to be able to remove it. Apple paid the band and Universal Music Group $100 million, so that the company can continue to work with U2 in a long-term relationship. Meanwhile, iTunes users downloaded the complete album … [Read more...] about Bono apologizes for Apple’s U2 iTunes freebie
posted on 15 Oct 2014, 02:37 5 1. aleksey4738 (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Apr 2013) Let's create a forced download to all our non expandable devices. Sounds like a great idea. - Apple posted on 15 Oct 2014, 02:40 0 2. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2216; Member since: 07 Jun 2013) they should've not done what they did,it take year of completing an album and yet it was release for free to millions. posted on 15 Oct 2014, 03:15 1 4. AlikMalix (unregistered) Apple paid U2 $100,000,000 for all the free downloads...(dont believe me - search the web). Trust me U2 could not be more happier... posted on 15 Oct 2014, 03:18 3 5. vincelongman (Posts: 5285; Member since: 10 Feb 2013) From the article: "Apple paid the band and Universal Music Group $100 million" posted on 15 Oct 2014, 03:13 3 3. AlikMalix (unregistered) No need for apology - I like U2 and already had some of their stuff. I kept 2 tracks erased the rest... It's not like bloatware that you cant … [Read more...] about Comments for : Bono apologizes for Apple’s U2 iTunes freebie