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Jan 282013
 

The well-known Linux vendor Canonical has announced the development of smart phone operating system Ubuntu OS. The news makes many Ubuntu Linux users excited. But a few days ago the Canonical executives said in an interview, at initial stage of the Ubuntu OS phones, it will only support to run the pre-installed software. Canonical’s product manager Richard Collins recently told the U.S. media that the first batch of the Ubuntu OS-based smart phones would be marketed in 2014.

The executive said that the Ubuntu OS strategy is to market as early as possible, so in the early days, the phone will not have application stores, but there will be a core group of application softwares pre-installed, this phone will be suitable for those who use some core function of the phone.

Obviously, the news makes those who are keen for “playing” smart phones disappointment, Internet telephony and other functions would be less likely.

However, in accordance with the Canonical plan, it will still be like other smart phones in the future, to have an application store, the world’s Ubuntu Linux application software developers can also port their computer softwares to the Ubuntu OS phone.

Jan 252013
 

According to the latest news reports: the Gigabyte S1185 has recently appeared in the FCC website, which is priced at about $ 1000, and it’s expected to land in the U.S. market in April. It will provide the optional keyboard dock.

According to reports, the Gigabyte S1185 tablet is equipped with Intel i5 Ivy Bridge processor, 8GB RAM memory, 256GB solid-state memory, 11.6-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 * 1080, pre-installed Windows 8 operating system and with 5270mAh 39Whr capacity battery. It provides VGA port, HDMI interface and USB interface, the weight is about 0.9kg.

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Jan 252013
 

According to media reports, due to the listing of the lower price iPad Mini, the iPad average selling price fell sharply $101-467 USD in the fourth quarter of last year, a decrease of 18%. IPad average selling price for the fourth quarter of last year fell 8% compared with $508 in the third quarter. On November 2 last year, Apple started selling the iPad Mini, and the first weekend shipments reached 3.0 million units. Apple sells a number of models iPad Mini, with fares starting at $349.

The IPad shipments rose 48 percent to 22.9 million units in the fourth quarter of last year, more than 22% increase of the revenue. 22.9 million units of iPad shipments is in line with the Wall Street expectations.

Apple did not disclose the iPad Mini shipments. Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer have repeatedly said that the company was not able to meet the market demand. When it comes to the iPad Mini, Cook said, “We hope to be able to produce more iPad Mini.”

When asked the average selling price fell whether to disclose iPad Mini shipments, market research firm Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil said, “of which there are a large number of variables. IPad product line includes iPad Mini, iPad 2 and fourth-generation iPad, each product also includes supporting for LTE (Long Term Evolution) and various models of storage capacity. ”

Apple yesterday said to Wall Street analysts, the average selling price of the quarter is expected to continue to fall.

Jan 252013
 

 

On Microsoft Corp. today’s earnings teleconference, the CFO Peter Klein said that Microsoft is in close cooperation with OEM manufacturers and cheap chip manufacturers to develop a cheaper Surface Tablet PC. Currently, two Microsoft’s Surface products, the Surface RT and Surface Pro are priced at $500 to $1,000.

Klein admitted the fact of the Surface product general sales, but he said that Microsoft will absolutely continue to expand sales of the Surface through a variety of methods. Microsoft did not disclose any Surface specific sales figures, but summed up the overall performance of the last quarter in the teleconference.

But according to analyst estimate, since the listing of Surface RT, its probable sales should between 600,000-1,000,000 units, which is only 3% sales when compared with the Apple iPad. In other words, Microsoft is indeed in a great need to expand the Surface products number and more affordable Price. Now the price of a Surface Pro is even higher than a MacBook Pro’s, which definitely makes a considerable part of consumers to abandon plans to buy Surface products.

Jan 242013
 

 

According to the message exposured previously, at the MWC2013 held in the end of February, HTC will release the new flagship model HTCM7. Recently the news about the M7 are also more and more, whether the exposure of the appearance of the shape or equipped with Sense 5 UI means the M7 forthcoming debut.

A senior industry official said the official release date of HTC M7 would be earlier than the convening of the MWC2013, fastest it will debut on February 19, and the location may be London in England.

The HTC M7 is equipped with 4.7-inch 1080P Full HD display, 1.7GHz Qualcomm quad-core MSM8974 processor, 2GB memory and Android 4.1 operating system (HTC Sense 5 interface), the back camera is with 13 megapixel, it supports HDR, and it has a 2.0 megapixel front camera and a 2300mAh capacity battery.

Recently there have been more news about Sense5 UI interface exposured online, and it’s said the UI interface exposured this time is cut out from this HTC phone, the operating system is transplanted from HTC M7. The new Sense UI looks more concise, and it omits some more complex interface elements.

Jan 242013
 

The emergence of the Nokia 808 PureView with 41 million pixel camera had once caused the industry shocked, but this phone system is somewhat disappointing. Now, with Nokia focus on the WP8 systems platform, it’s nutural that Nokia transplantes the ultra-high-pixel sensor the 808 PureView has to WP8 systems models. Insider information from The Verge that the new WP8 systems models loaded with Nokia 808PureView similar image sensor will debut later this year, and its internal code-name is “EOS”, and the shell will also be made of aluminum alloy material.

The rumor has also been supported by the Italian smartphone expert Flavio foreign. According to the website neowin reports, Flavio said on Twitter that Nokia will release EOS program on MWC2013, which is a Nokia Lumia920 upgrade version loaded with 41 million pixel camera and PureView technology, and with the metal frame.

Including the 41 megapixel camera and PureView technology the Nokia Lumia920 upgrade version, Flavio also disclosed Nokia would launch six Lumia series new machines in the first half of this year. At the same time, despite the Tablet Nokia WindowsRT was confirmed existing, at least it will not be launched at MWC2013, but to be postponed to the second half of this year to be officially released.

The EOS coden named Nokia 41 megapixel PureView Lumia will be launched by the U.S. carriers AT&T, and it’s expected to be officially released on MWC2013 Mobile at the end of next month.

Jan 232013
 

As early as in December 2012, Samsung had already disclosed this Galaxy Grand phone, but it has been no statement about when this photo to be launched. If you happen to be in India, then your waiting is over. Samsung launched in India this 5-inch screen phone today, which supports dual card dual standby. From the exterior, the phone looks like a slightly larger Galaxy S3, but it lacks some high-end flagship specifications.

Samsung Galaxy Grand is equipped with a 5-inch 480×800 resolution TFT display, it has 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and 2100mAh battery, it runs Android 4.1.2 jelly beans system.

Nevertheless, based on its supporting dual SIM card, it should be aimed at the commercial market rather than technology-oriented enthusiasts. In order to help the processing of multi-tasking, the Galaxy Grand also supports multi-window function, which is also one of the selling points of the Galaxy Note II.

The price of the phone in India is 21,500 rupees, about $400. It is unclear when it will be launched in other market, perhaps we have to wait until next month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2013).

Jan 232013
 

 

Recent there are many rumors about Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, although the specific details are still scarce, it will undoubtedly be equipped with improved specification and configuration, and it should be launched sometime this spring. However, it is said that Samsung will hold a Galaxy S4 news conference in the March 22, and will  introduce it to the public in April. According to SamMobile, Samsung has changed the Galaxy S4 project name from the project J to project Altius, and they will begin shipping on April 15.

Other speculations are, Samsung will also sell a separate base and back cover devices a few weeks after the phone launching, so that the machine can support wireless charging function. Compared with the 2100mAh battery at GS3, the GS4 should adopt the 2600mAh battery.

In addition, SamMobile nalso said, Galaxy S4 seems to provide black and white two colors to choose from.

Jan 222013
 

 

Presumably the most discussed Huawei phones recently are the Mate and D2, but it does not mean Huawei stops the development of cost-effective mobile phone. Huawei today announced the Ascend G615 model new smartphone in Germany, which uses the 1.4GHz Hass K3V2 chip, 1GB RAM, 8.0 megapixel rear camera that supports 1080P HD shooting, and 720P 4.5 inches IPS display, same with most of the products released at the end of 2012, it’s with strong competitiveness.

But the only pity is that this phone is still equipped with the Android 4.0 ICS system when release, not the updated Android 4.1 system. The phone is expected to be officially on sale in February of this year, and it’s priced at € 299.