Canonical today is releasing Ubuntu 14.04, a Long Term Support (LTS) edition for desktops and servers and an update to the versions of Ubuntu for phones and tablets.
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A few days ago I’ve overviewed Calligra, the KDE office suite, which also includes Krita, the powerful image editing tool. Although I’ve mentioned it as being free, it looks like Krita Gemini, which is the name by which Krita goes on Steam, actually costs $ 22.99, covering the work needed to build, release and maintain it on Steam.
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Sony’s music oriented Android smartphone is now selling across Europe direct from the Sony Store. The Xperia E1 which boasts of a 100db loudspeaker is now available for £159.00 over at the UK. Other European countries such as Italy has the device priced at €119, Germany at €139, and Spain at €199. It is being sold SIM free and unlocked which makes this an ideal device fort those who travel a lot.
Aside from the Sony Store the Xperia E1 can also be availed of from Amazon UK and Handtec where it is priced at £119. This is definitely one of the best price deals for this particular model so if you are planning to get this device then it’s best to compare prices first.
- Display: 4-inch 480 x 800 pixels, 233 ppi, multi-touch up to two fingers, scratch resistant
- OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200
- CPU: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
- GPU: Adreno 302
- RAM: 512MB
- Storage: 4GB expandable via microSD up to 32GB
- Camera: 3.15 MP, WVGA@30fps
- Battery: Li-Ion 1750 mAh
The Sony Xperia E1 comes with the company’s Walkman feature making it an ideal device for those who love to listen to music. It has several music features such as having the loudest loudspeaker of any Sony mobile device to date. It also has a shake to shuffle feature that allows for easy control of music. It comes with Sony’s xLOUD sound enhancement engine as well as ClearAudio+ and Clear Bass technologies for a better listening experience.
Sony is marketing this as a budget device aimed at people who don’t want to spend a lot on a smartphone. Compared to other smartphone models in its class this device offers more features and is expected to become popular in the low end market.
If you are located in Europe right now and are looking for a decent music oriented smartphone that does not cost much then you might want to check this model out.
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