Lanky iPhone 5 battery “leaked”

What’s as skinny as a bean pole and rectangular as a smartphone battery? Well, if the photos recently leaked to 9to5Mac are legit, it’s Apple’s iPhone 5 battery. And boy, its lanky shape is like nothing we’ve seen.

Speculation by all accounts brings worries to battery life if this is indeed the case, especially with the 4G power-sucking technology expected to be included in this reiteration. What sources can tell from the photo is that the this battery is 1440mAh, a step up from the 1430mAh in the iPhone 4s. The iPhone 4 is an equal step below that.

REI to start selling Powertrekk Fuel Cell Charger

REI will begin selling myFc’s Powertrekk’s Fuel Cell Charger which debuted at CES 2012.

The mobile charger uses sodium silicide cartridges from SiGNa Chemistry that react with Hydrogen from your Nalgene bottle’s good friend H2O to produce electricity. Pour some in the Powertrekk’s water reservoir, and you’ve got hours of battery life where you likely don’t have a 3G signal anyway. This is due to the 1500 mAh internal rechargeable battery inside the device. Adapters for iPhones and micro-USB smartphones will work with the lime-green device, and it should charge an iPhone about 1.5 times over.

iPhone 5 housing purportedly leaked

In the interest of rumors and pretty smartphones, we have to update you on the latest iPhone 5 leak to date. The Verge has caught wind of video and photos of the next iPhone’s case thanks to Macotakara. There also seems to be evidence of the iPhone reiteration’s new buttons and other internal components.

In the video below, you’ll see a lively demonstration with intense music (think Mission Impossible) of the presumably legitimate Apple hardware we speak of. The back of the phone has an Apple logo and the two-toned back we’ve seen in previous leaks, and the port on the bottom is definitely smaller than the current on all iPhone/iPod models.

Oh, and it’s taller, likely putting the screen at around 4″, something that has more visual real estate and fits nicely in the hand like HTC’s Incredible. Macotakara’s iLab Factory photos show volume rocker and power buttons along with the smartphone’s cameras. Tiny tech, to say the least.

October is getting closer and we may already be seeing iPhone 5 components. Get those contract discounts ready and stay tuned for further updates.

Via: The Verge
Source: macotakara

Review: Samsung Galaxy S III

I have been lucky enough to receive Samsung‘s latest flagship offering (the Galaxy S III of course) in three flavors: AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Sprint remains, outstanding.

For the first time in Android history, all major carriers received pretty much the exact same device with the exact same specs. Of course, the Verizon version still utilizes CDMA technology for their 3G network and T-Mobile uses a different GSM frequency than AT&T, but the externals and internals are almost identical, making this review a little easier for all intents and purposes.

If you don’t have the time to read this entire article, I will preface this review with a bold statement: This device is the closest thing to perfect I have seen in a mobile device and it just may be the device that pushes me back to Android as a primary device.


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Photos of iPhone 5 body reportedly leaked

There’s some exciting smartphone news today. Some leaked photos of Apple‘s 2012 iPhone 5prototype (presumably) has risen thanks to KitGuru.The “pre-release test sample,” as KitGuru calls it, appears to be a taller smartphone than previous iPhone iterations, likely resembling the 4″ screen of HTC’s Droid Incredible models. In the images, an iPhone 4S is paired side by side the new model. Note, the thickness is about the same, and the home button is still there. Other images also show the same locking mechanism, volume rocker, and rear camera.

One thing that is definitely different is the iPhone connector at the bottom. Any chance Apple would make a non-proprietary dock port? Time will tell…