Willcom Introduces the Smallest and Lightest Phone
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An innovative Japanese firm, Willcom, recently unveiled the availability of the lightest and smallest phone in the market. Called the Phone Strap 2, it is only as light as 32 grams and relatively tiny at 32 x 70 x 10.7 mm. Also, Willcom manages to trim the phone’s weight down by one gram. There are also a number of software-based …
Unlocking Smartphones is No Longer Legal in the US
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It is no longer considered legal for smartphone users in the United States to unlock their carrier-subsidized smartphones. Although the practice technically violates the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act), this unfavorable turn of events would easily disappoint many smartphone users. Granted, there are far fewer consumers who would unlock their devices than those who faithfully comply to their 2-year contract …
Qualcomm’s Project RAY Offer Enhanced Usability for Visually-Impaired Users
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Qualcomm is expanding the usability of smartphone to visually-impaired consumers. There are nearly 300 million of visually-impaired individuals, which represent a relatively untapped market. Today, smartphones designed for visually-impaired people typically have large buttons, special barcode scanners, color readers, audiobook readers and visual commands. Qualcomm’s Project RAY offers better integration between common smartphone technologies and enhanced eye-free interaction. User can …