Sony Ericsson Sony Ericsson PlayStation Zeus Z1 / Xperia Play phone in the wild again

The Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone aka Zeus Z1 aka Xperia Play has once again shown its face in the wild today. As you can see in the pictures the Xperia & PlayStation branding is now plastered on the device which could mean that what we are seeing here is probably final hardware. There’s still no word on when it will officially be announced but It’s either going to be at this week’s CES or next month’s MWC. More picture after the break:

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Evernote for Windows Phone 7 coming this winter

The developers of Evernote have just announced that a Windows Phone 7 version of the critically acclaimed application will be released this winter. Nothing else is known about it it but it’s safe to assume that it will probably include all of the currently available features on the other platforms (Android, iOS, WebOS and WM6.5) and also a Metro style UI.

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Honeycomb, Android 3.0 to require a Dual-Core Cortex-A9 CPU?

The latest rumors about Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb are now claiming that the upcoming OS will only be aimed at high-end Tablets and required a Dual-Core Cortex A9 CPU to work. According to Bobby Cha, managing director of Korean consumer electronics firm Enspert, it will also have a minimum screen resolution requirement of 1024×720 and “Honeycomb does not require 10-inch [screens] … it’s going to go as small as 7 inch.” This sound like BS to me because if this is indeed the case then Google will basically have 2 Android versions on the market: One for high-end tablets (because the Galaxy Tab only has a Single core Cortex-A8) and one for smartphones (what’s next after Android 2.3 ?). Now let’s image that Honeycomb is also smartphone compatible but has that Dual-Core Cortex A9 requirement: it will not work on any of the upcoming Dual-Core Quacomm based handsets scheduled to be released in the next 14 months (Qualcomm’s current Dual-Core SoCs are all Cortex A8 based and their first A9 architecture isn’t scheduled to start shipping in devices before 2012). I guess that we will know the whole story soon enough with the imminent launch announcement of the Motorola Tablets this week at CES.

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