Stuff Office Cat's Diary – 18/03/13
Sony Xperia SP and Xperia L announced
Having unleashed its big guns this year in the form of the Xperia Z, Sony has unveiled a duo of mid-tier Android phones, the Xperia SP and Xperia L. The Xperia SP comes packing a 4.6in 72p display along with a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, LTE connectivity, NFC and an 8MP camera, and arrives running Android 4.1. Like last year's Xperia U, it features a transparent illuminated bar that can be set to different colours. The Xperia L is a lower-tier model with a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4.3in, 854x480 pixel display, an 8MP camera, 8GB of internal memory and NFC and microSD support. It doesn't, however, include LTE connectivity – you'll have to stumble along on 3G if you opt for the Xperia L.
Canon 100D DSLR details leaked
Office Cat is feeling snap-happy – details of a new Canon DLSR have appeared on US retailer Best Buy's website. The Canon EOS 100D, as it's known, features a DIGIC 5 processor and 18MP CMOS sensor for image capture up to 5184x3456 resolution, with an ISO range of 100-25,600. Other specs include a 3in touchscreen, optical viewfinder, 9-point AF, Face Detection and Burst Mode shooting, and HD video capture. The 100D is priced at US$800, with an EF-S 18-55 lens kit.
Source: Canon Rumours via T3
The mysterious Become Iron Man site is launching its "Mk XLII Beta Testing Program" to tie in with the release of Iron Man 3. Expect to use "Body-mapping motion sensor technology" to assemble a suit of Iron Man armour, which can only mean some AR-related shenanigans. Head on over to the Become Iron Man site for more details.
Microsoft to end support for Windows Phone 8 and WP7.5 in 2014
All things must pass, as George Harrison put it, and so it is with Windows Phone 7.5 and WP8. Microsoft has announced that it'll end support for Windows Phone 8 on July 8th 2014, with support for WP7.5 ending on on September 9th. Roll on Windows Phone 9.
Source: Microsoft via Engadget