We have been seeing the slick and seriously photography oriented Altek Leo 3.5G Android smartphone turn up for a while now with bits of information. The official PR has now been offered up that provides a ship date for the smartphone.
Aptina has been making sensors for cameras and camera phones for a long time. The last new product I talked about from the company was the 14MP MT9F001 sensor that was aimed at digital cameras back in November of 2009. The company is showing off its latest CMOS sensor at MWC in Spain that is aimed at use in camera phones.
Camera phones are great thanks to the fact that they allow us to have a camera with us at all times. Take the iPhone for instance I like that there is a camera there, but we can all agree that the quality of the camera leaves a lot to be desired. The day when our camera phones can take pictures as well as a stand-alone camera will be a happy day for most of us.
Kyocera announced the launch and availability of both the Laylo and Domino today with MetroPCS as the network provider. The Laylo is a elegant slider outfitted with a concealed vanity mirror that is revealed upon sliding it open. The Domino is a stream-lined candy-bar phone that shares a platform with the Laylo.
Texas Instruments has unveiled a new OMAP-DM5x coprocessor family for mobile phones that will bring much improved video recording capabilities to the devices. TI claims that the coprocessor will enable up to 20MP still imaging capability on mobile phones along with 720p HD video.
Most of our mobile phones have cameras inside and many of those cameras were features tacked on so the maker could say the phone included a camera. The average camera phone takes poor pictures that are all the worse when used in low light.
For many people the only type of mobile phone they want is one that is cheap and makes phone calls. All other features are secondary. Cricket wireless has added a new and cheap handset to its line for the user who wants a basic device that can shoot images called the CAPTR.