Idea for Microsoft: whenever you decide on something brand-related, you should pause — then pick something that’s the exact opposite of your initial thought. 

Also, the bigger problem remains. If the “Superphones” are coming in Q4 2012, they’re going to run headfirst into dozen of Android “Superphones” and likely one big “iSuperPhone” — which is I’m sure what Apple will call it. It just has such a nice ring to it.

Update: As Hunter Walk reminds me, there’s actually a name for my new strategy for Microsoft: The “Costanza”

Got the Samsung Galaxy S2 X!!

I couldn’t stand Blackberry any.. i just couldn’t do it! I wasn’t even on planning on getting it.. I just walked by the place and.. bam next thing I know i was inquiring about the stuff and what not.. and it was just. BUT I GOT THE PHONE! Only cost me bout $450 though o.O To get out of my previous 3 year and just renew again D: But it’s so worth it, and if I end up getting the Asus Transformer Tablet comming out, i’ll get the 6GB data plan.. and i’ll be set :D

Living with dual-core phones with 16 megapixel cameras and quad-core tablets that offer an almost console like gaming experience, we sometimes forget where mobile technology was 3-5 years ago. In times of styluses, resistive touch screens, and pixels you could actually see on your phone’s display, we were fascinated by mobile Internet and integrated WiFi technology. Sometimes, I like to bring up these old days again and just think of things that fascinated me back then.

Well these phones bring back some memories.

These Kevlar batteries could power tomorrow's slim superphones

Making super-slim phones with big batteries is tricky, but new Kevlar-armoured lithium cells could be the solution.

Kevlar batteries are currently being developed by the University of Michigan as a way to avoid battery fires in Boeing 787 planes, but the technology has obvious uses across consumer tech.

The material of these new cells allows them to be much thinner – potentially perfect for today’s super-slim phones, which struggle to offer the sort of battery life we’re after.

"The special feature of this material is we can make it very thin, so we can get more energy into the same battery cell size, or we can shrink the cell size," said Dan VanderLey, CIO, CEO and co-founder of Elegus Technologies, which has been founded to develop the new batteries. "We’ve seen a lot of interest from people looking to make thinner products."

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While the technology was funded by the National Science Foundation, it’s already being prepped for commercial uses by Elegus Technologies, and while they might reach Boeing planes first, perhaps phones, tablets and wearables should also take note.

Samsung in particular has had plenty of issues with its phone batteries in the past, having to publicly admit that the Samsung Galaxy S4 was prone to a worrying expanding battery issue. It could be so severe as to push the back cover off.

Not only should Kevlar batteries be thinner than the current lithium cells, they should be stronger too. Kevlar is used where tensile strength is paramount, being five times as strong as steel.

Best of all, this isn’t based on some far-off future tech, and could come to market within the next few years.

How The Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Reverse Its Falling Profits (Or Not)

Samsung Is Betting Big On Its Next Superphone

Samsung will try and reverse what has been a disappointing 2014 with its new, metal, Samsung Galaxy S6.

Posting its first annual revenue fall with a massive 64 per cent drop in revenue from smartphones and mobile gadgets. Samsung has faced stiff competition from both sides of the market with the low to mid-end now under fire from the iPhone 5c and rivals while the Galaxy S5 has had to contend with Apple’s entrance into the large-screen market.

While Samsung doesn’t release smartphone sales figures, analysts are now fairly sure that Apple has almost caught up with its main rival after shipping 74 million iPhones just last quarter.

How will they respond? The Samsung Galaxy S6.

The Galaxy smartphones are Samsung’s top-of-the-range handsets, they’re the prime rivals to the iPhone and have to either be on par, or beating the iPhone in terms of specs, design and ease-of-use.

In recent years the company has come under fire for its constant use of faux-metal plastic in the design and has begun redesigning its entire range starting with the Galaxy Note 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.

The company practically confirmed the S6 would follow suit in its earnings report stating that the company would ‘focus on recovery by differentiating its mobile devices using new materials and designs.’

Not only can we expect an ultra-slim metal-clad Samsung Galaxy S6, but one that ditches the Snapdragon 810 processor found in many of the most powerful Android smartphones.

Instead Samsung will use its own chip in response to claims that the Snapdragon chip has overheating issues. It makes sense, the Galaxy S6 has to be literally perfect, and any chance that it could have such a major flaw would be a problem. See More at :