Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact appears in leaked photos: #Verge
We already had some idea that Sony would reveal a new line of Xperia products at this year’s IFA show in Berlin — the company itself teased a mysterious series of rectangles last week — and now it looks like the smallest model has surfaced in greater detail.
Ausdroid has purported photos of the Xperia Z3 Compact, with the site claiming that the phone will feature a 4.6-inch 720p display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 20.7-megapixel camera. It looks to be available in black, white, green, and red variants.
Sony has a press conference scheduled for 4.15PM Berlin time (10.15AM Eastern time) on Wednesday, so it’s likely we’ll find out more by then. If the leaks prove accurate, we’ll be looking at a pretty formidable Android…
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Microsoft just teased Windows 9 by mistake: #Verge
Microsoft hasn’t officially discussed Windows 9 yet, but its Chinese division is keen to get people talking about the upcoming OS. In a Weibo posting today, Microsoft China asked “Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?” A Windows 9 logo, mocked up as a wallpaper earlier this year, accompanied the post before it was quickly removed, and Chinese site Cnbeta spotted it. It was clearly a mistake, but the wording suggests Windows 9 is indeed “coming soon.”
Microsoft is currently aiming to hold a press event to introduce Windows 9, currently known as Windows Threshold, on September 30th. This date may change, but a Technology Preview of the operating system will be…
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Microsoft’s latest Siri vs. Cortana ad aims to find the fairest voice assistant of them all: #Verge
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? That’s the question Microsoft is trying to answer with its latest Windows Phone commercial. The software maker pitted Cortana against Siri in July, and now a new ad sees the pair square off against each other once again. It starts with Siri “feeling pretty, oh so pretty” while staring into a mirror, before Cortana appears with Jen Taylor’s unmistakable voice to subtly mock Apple’s robotic tone.
HTC’s One M8 for Windows is the star of the show as it spins around to show off its aluminum body, and the front-facing BoomSound speakers are compared directly, with a touch of humor, to the single speaker at the bottom of the iPhone 5S. These types of comparisons aren’t new for Microsoft…
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