The size decrease of the Z1 Compact did not lead to a cheapening of the specs, according to Sony, which promises that there will be "no compromises" should someone chose it over its larger sibling. That's a tall order for a small phone, but upon first impressions, it's one that Sony has managed to fulfill.
At its CES 2014 press conference, Sony Mobile announced a new smartphone arriving soon in the United States. Consumers who were waiting on the Xperia Z1 to launch in the states can look forward to the Xperia Z1s launching on T-Mobile later this month.
Samsung today at its CES press conference announced a set of new tablets running Android. The long-rumored Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, with its 12.2-inch display and S-Pen, leads the pack. The Galaxy Note Pro is the largest tablet Samsung has made to date, and it features a WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolution.
LG used CES 2014 as another showcase for a new wearable computing device that can connect to Android or iOS and provide health tracking information similar to Fitbit. I say another because the company showed a similar device last year, but the device has been retooled and unveiled as the Life Band Touch.
Samsung apparently couldn't wait until CES next week to let the world know about the follow-up to its Galaxy Camera, the aptly named Galaxy Camera 2 that loads Android 4.3 Jelly Bean onto a point-and-shoot digital camera.
Lenovo has announced a new high-powered smartphone set to be released this year, and the Vibe Z is the first phone from the company that is capable of using 4G LTE networks.
The latest smartphone from Blu, the Miami-based manufacturer focused on low-cost devices with higher level specs, is one that delivers the best screen that the company has created to date. The Blu Life Pure also has a sub-Nexus 5 price tag to go along with that 1080p HD display, and a few other features.
Samsung and HTC were the first companies to release versions of their popular smartphones running plain versions of Android through the Google Play Edition program. That has extended today with the announcement of the first GPE tablet, the LG G Pad 8.3.
The Nokia Lumia 521 is the best-selling Windows Phone device thanks to its low price. Nokia has decided to once again target the low-end market with the release of the Lumia 525, a slightly more powerful version of its most popular phone.
Blu, the Miami-based upstart that first appeared on our radar with the surpassingly useable midrange Blu Life Play, has announced a new smartphone that tries to provide quality specs for a very low price - the Blu Life Pro.