Thursday, February 28th, 2013
The news of the Samsung Galaxy S IV announcement wasn’t the only big thing that Samsung brought to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. They also brought their largest ever stylus-equipped phone/tablet hybrid, the Galaxy Note 8.0.
As the name suggests, this is an eight inch version of the Galaxy Note. And yes – it’s a phone, as well as a tablet. You can make calls on this thing, although you might look silly doing it unless you’re using a Bluetooth headset! The Note 8.0 includes the same S Pen stylus as the other Note models, allowing you to write or sketch easily.
The specifications are close to what we’d expect for any other mid-range tablet made by Samsung. We’ve got an Exynos 4 Quad processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage plus microSD. The eight inch display clocks in at a resolution of 1280 x 800, the same size as the original Galaxy Note.
The base operating system will be Android 4.1.2, with Android 4.2 to come at a later date. On the software front, we’re expecting a mix of apps and capabilities from across Samsung’s range of devices, including Galaxy S III innovations like Smart Stay and Note-centric options like MultiWindow and S Note. The device will also be the first to launch with third party S Pen optimised apps, including Flipboard and Awesome Note. Samsung even is throwing in a reading mode that’ll adjust the screen brightness for you and a Smart Remote app to use the integrated IR blaster to control your TV.
As well as the HSDPA+ version shown off at MWC, we’re also expecting a Wi-Fi only model and an LTE edition. The Galaxy Note 8.0 isn’t due until the second quarter of the year, and is expected to cost between $250 and $300.
Here at Mobile Fun, we’ll be stocking a range of fresh Galaxy Note 8.0 accessories including screen protectors, covers, Note 8.0 cases, chargers, car holders, desk stands and all the rest.
Got any questions about the Note 8.0 or the accessory coverage we’ve got planned? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks for reading and have a good day!
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
We’re happy to announce that we’ll soon be stocking a number of new wireless charging accessories, including those that add seamless wireless charging support to the Galaxy S3!
Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Let’s have a look, starting with this Qi Wireless Charging Pad. As the name suggests, it’ll charge any compatible phone without wires; just place the phone on the pad at any angle and it’ll begin to charge. This also means that your USB port will be free when charging; you’ll be able to plug in a USB peripheral and charge at the same time. Of course, the final point in its favour is that it just looks cool. No ugly wires, just a magical charging pad that’ll keep your phone charged with the minimum of hassle.
It’s compatible with any phone with Qi wireless charging built in, so it will work as a Nokia Lumia 920 charger or Google Nexus 4 charger. It’ll also work with those with wireless charging covers, like the Samsung Galaxy S3 (as below) or the Nokia Lumia 820.
Qi Wireless Charging Back Cover for Galaxy S3
Our next item is specifically for the Galaxy S3; it’s a Qi compatible replacement rear cover that allows the Galaxy S3 to be charged wirelessly. It’s a seamless way to add wireless charging to the S3 without an external charger – this is definitely the way to go if you’ve got a Galaxy S3.
Qi Wireless Charging Plate Kit for Galaxy S3
We also have both of these first two items in one set, if you’re planning to get both. That means you’ll have everything you need to wirelessly charge your Galaxy S3 in one box. It’s a heck of an upgrade for any S3 owner, and would make a good Christmas gift for one too!
Qi Micro USB Wireless Charging Clip
Our last item is for other phones that use micro USB, but don’t include wireless charging. It’s a wireless charging clip, which adds a wireless charging compatible plate to the back of your phone. It’s a little less seamless than the Galaxy S3 replacement rear cover we saw above, but this works with a wider range of devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note 2.
So there we have it – four new wireless charging options from Mobile Fun. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks for reading.
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