Semiconductor company MediaTek announces a chip for entry-level smartphones. The latest SoC is called MT6572, and the heart of the chip is a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor. It comes with integrated HSPA+ 3G, Wi-Fi, FM-radio, GPS and Bluetooth.
Sony has announced the CMT-BT80WB and CMT-BT60B, two new wireless audio systems. Both systems support NFC and Bluetooth, but only the former supports Wi-Fi and Airplay. The 40W all-in-ones will be available in Europe from May 2013 carrying an unknown price-tag.
Armed with next-generation DIGIC 6 processor, a 12.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, ISO 6400 sensitivity, 20X high-speed zoom, and integrated WLAN, the new PowerShot SX280 HS from Canon is bound to score big, in the sub-$400 compact point-and-shoot market segment.
It looks like cheaper WiFi-only Android-powered cameras spotted in various booths at the 2013 International CES, may have prompted Samsung to take a re-look at its 3G + WiFi-enabled Galaxy Camera, which starts at US $500, made affordable only by carriers.
Ahead of PlayStation Meeting 2013, where we could see some entertaining things about the next generation gaming console, Sony has announced a price cut for PlayStation Vita. From February 28, both the 3G and Wi-Fi models of PS Vita will receive a price cut in Japan.
Nokia unveiled the top model in its Asha line of entry-level phones, the 310. Featuring a Symbian Series 60 touch-driven UI, it features dual-SIM slots, and WiFi, in addition to 3G HSPA+. The Asha 310 will be available in Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil.
BMW rolled out the Car Hotspot LTE accessory, an in-car console device that's tailored to serve a 4G LTE (3G and EDGE supported) network to up to eight WiFi devices. The device, which plugs into a power-port, features a standard SIM card slot, supporting LTE and 3G/2G.