Sony is hoping to make a big dent in the smart phone market with its new “X-Peria Z 2.”
The company announced the new smart phone yesterday on its website. It has a bigger battery and screen, more ram, an upgraded processor, and 4-K video recording. It’s expected to be released next month. Sony is also releasing an “X-Peria Z 2″ tablet that’s waterproof next month in Europe.
Samsung is unveiling two new smart watches that customers can buy in April. They’ll have health sensors and fitness features included.
Blackberry says its messaging service BBM will be available to the Windows phone and the new Android-based Nokia X devices. BBM launched for Android and Apple devices last year.
And, streaming movies and TV shows on Netflix should get faster. The online video service has reportedly reached a deal with Comcast to ensure that its programs are streamed smoothly to households. The Wall Street Journal reports the agreement allows Netflix to connect directly to the internet service provider’s broadband network. Netflix and online providers have been at odds over the huge amount of bandwidth used by streaming video. Netflix content like the popular House of Cards and Orange is the New Black accounts for nearly a third of evening internet traffic. There’s worry the deal will result in higher prices for customers.
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