Belkin announced the availability of the first officially licensed and fully functional LEGO Builder Case that is a certified LEGO® brick. The new LEGO Builder cases for iPhone 5 and fifth generation iPod Touch spark creativity within children and adults of all skill sets, inspiring them build their very own LEGO designs directly onto the case’s integrated LEGO baseplate.
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By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Google is making it even more affordable for users to enjoy the unlocked Pure Google experience with a new introductory price for the 8GB Nexus 4 which now retails for $199 while the 16GB version is $249. The Nexus 4 is a stunning smartphone. With a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a luscious 4,7-inch screen, happy helpings of NFC (Near Field Communications), wireless charging via compatible inductive Qi chargers, Miracast video mirroring capability, dual noise-cancelling microphones and HSPA + data capability all neatly wrapped in a sleek Gorilla Glass covered frame. One has to wonder about the timing of this price drop. Is Google clearing stock for a new Nexus smartphone? Are they anticipating the new low cost iPhone? Does this take away some shine from Google's own Moto X, which has inferior specs in many areas but offers various software innovations?
Regardless of the reasons, a $199 Nexus 4, is a superb deal and one that is hard to ignore.
Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Google's Moto X is an intriguing new paradigm in smartphones. Created to compete with the iPhone, it is neither a flagship device with the best possible hardware specs, nor is it a Pure Android Nexus smartphone designed for serious smartphone enthusiasts. I try and discover what it is all about.
We're giving away a Sony Xperia SP! With premium design, powerful features, and blazing fast LTE. This smartphone is a real eye-catcher with its 4.7" 720p Reality Display, 8 MP Exmor RS camera, and unique illuminating belt that changes colours to match the tone of what's appearing on screen.
With a 12.5 hour talktime as well as 8GB expandable to 32GB via microSD card, this is one great and versatile Android smartphone. In order to win, you simply have to tweet what your favourite feature of the Sony Xperia SP is. For example,"I'd love to win the @SonyXperiaCA Xperia SP for its... and enter the feature ( i.e. 4.7" Display, 8MP Camera,, 12.5 hour talktime...).
We will pick a winner on Monday August 26th. Good luck to everyone who joins!
Note: Sony Xperia SP is locked to Rogers. Prize is just the smartphone and not for any mobile contract. Contest is open to residents of Canada.
Is bigger really better? That's a question that smartphone buyers will have to decide when the Samsung Galaxy Mega hits the market at the end of the month. The device has a 6.3-inch TFT screen and an interface that straddles the line between the smartphone and tablet OS. Samsung is aiming this squarely at students who may be torn between getting a smartphone or a tablet. Following the design of the Galaxy S 4, the Galaxy Mega features a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, an 8 megapixel camera and a whopping 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery. The Mega is scheduled to come to Canadian carriers on August 29th.Check out the video above for more info.
Coming to Canada this week on Rogers is the new Moto X. A Google smartphone designed with the user in mind. The video above shows off some of the device's functionality. Moto X comes with a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 10 megapixel camera. Stay tuned for a full review