1Samsung, LG, BlackBerry Handsets Take On iPhone at IFA
By Nathan Eddy
2Galaxy Note 3 Makes Its Debut
The Note 3 has been confirmed for U.S. carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular and T-Mobile, and will hit shops on Sept. 25 in more than 140 countries.
3Note 3 Smartphone Packs a Punch
The Note 3 sports a 5.7-inch, full high-definition screen, a slight boost from the Note 2’s 5.5-inch display while also being thinner and lighter than the Note 2.
4Sony Xperia Z1 Boasts Aluminum Body
The smartphone has a 5-inch, full HD (1080p) display, encased in a one-piece aluminum housing, as well as a 20-megapixel camera.
5LG G2 Features HD Screen
The G2 features a 5.2-inch, 1080p IPS screen and is in the running to be the first Snapdragon 800-powered smartphone to reach U.S. stores.
6G2 Puts Buttons on the Back
LG performed a button transplant, putting three on the back of the device, where it is betting consumers will find them more convenient to use.
7Huawei Ascend P6 Brings Color to the Competition
Featuring a 3D display, the Ascend P6 is available in four colors and also boasts a 4.7-inch HD display and an 8-megapixel camera with macro capability.
8Galaxy Mega Pushes Boundaries
This phablet measures 6.6 inches by 3.5 inches by 0.3 inch and boasts a huge 6.3-inch display. It is available in the U.S. for $150 with a two-year contract through AT&T.
9BlackBerry Q5 Keeps on Truckin’
While the company’s future is far from certain, the Q5 continues the BlackBerry legacy of featuring a tactile keyboard—but will it be enough?
10Q5 Offers Work/Life Balance
The Balance feature lets users access their personal email and apps, without compromising work data and use.
11Galaxy Tab 3 Attracts Attention
Samsung used a 1,280-by-800 (WXGA) TFT LCD panel for the Tab 3 8.0, and the tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.