Dec 062012

According to media reports, in order to attract the younger consumer groups and expand into the emerging markets, Nokia launched the Lumia 620 yesterday in the LeWeb Science and Technology Conference held in Paris, the Lumia 620 has seven colors, and it’s now the lowest priced Windows Phone 8 phones.

This entry-level Windows Phone 8 mobile phone screen is 3.8 inches, and the pixel is 800 × 480, it supports touch-screen and the camera is with a 500 million pixels, the front camera is VGA, it has a 8Gmemory and supports SD card expansion.

But the biggest highlight of the Nokia Lumia 620 is a colorful body design, consumers can choose their favorite models from green, orange, red, yellow, blue, white and black 7 different color versions.

Nokia Lumia 620 is priced at about $249, which is the cheapest Windows Phone 8 mobile phone now available in the market. Nokia Lumia 620 will be on sale  in January next year, amd it will be sold first in Asia, followed by Europe and the Middle East, Nokia did not indicate whether the Lumia 620 would be sold in the U.S. market at the conference site.

Dec 052012

Recently rumors about Microsoft Surface Pro tablet undoubtedly bring more pressure to the hardware manufacturers, the traditional laptop is increasingly developing to diversified trend. The documents from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission show that, Gigabyte may launch a 11-inch rotating screen notebook computers based on the Windows 8 platform.

According to reports, this product coded U2142 most important feature is that it has a rotatable 11.6-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1336 × 768. Seen from the picture,  it can use as a Tablet PC if the screen is flipped. The product is equipped with the Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 256GB mSATA solid state drive or 1TB mechanical hard, with a chiclet keyboard and a larger touchpad. The body thickness is 21mm and it weighs 1.5 kg. The CNET Asia site revealed that they already have operating experience of this rotating screen notebook, although the configuration details are not yet clear, its price may be for a minimum of $999.

Dec 052012

The U.S. investment firm analyst Shaw Wu said in a report, the Apple iPhone 5 production has been improved, and it is expected in the holiday shopping season when Apple’s current fiscal quarter, iPhone sales is likely to exceed the Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

Shaw Wu released the latest research report and said: “In Apple current quarter ended December, iPhone sales is likely to exceed Wall Street analysts expectations which seem a little radical, that is, about 45 million and 46 million units.” In other words, he expects Apple’s iPhone sales in the current quarter will be over 46 million units.

Industry has pointed out, this is a major trend that needs to focus on. Just in the last month, investors were worried that Apple could not produce enough iPhone to meet market demand. Now it seems this “wrinkles” have been “ironed”.

Shaw Wu also expects Apple’s Mac sales will be less than what Wall Street analysts have expected, due to the factors of constrained supply. In addition, the IPad mini sales performance will also not be as desired, the same reason as Mac. In other words, the reason why Shaw Wu raised Apple expected performance is that the iPhone will have a strong sales performance. He expects Apple’s current quarter revenueis $54.6 billion and earnings per share of $13.70, which is higher than Wall Street analysts expected average revenue of $54.4 billion and earnings per share of $13.30.

Dec 052012

Microsoft recently announced the Surface Pro based on full version Window system will be listed in January next year, and it is called as the full version PC and the full version Tablet PC, but the price is almost the same with some notebooks and Ultrabook. It is reported that the price of the 64GB version Surface Pro is $899, and the 128GB version is $999, and it can use all Windows 7 applications. Both models are equipped with digital pen, but without the keyboard and protective sleeve, users can get both with additional $130.

It is understood that the Surface RT supported by Nvidia has been sold in Microsoft’s retail stores and its website on October 26, and it’s priced from $ 499. But the Surface and Windows 8′s new design failed to bring enough to the Windows system users. According to sources of the supply chain, Microsoft has cut Surface Tablet PC orders to 2 million units, half lower than the original booking 4 million units. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer also said this tablet PC sales is “moderate” at the beginning.

Due to the use of Intel chips and Windows 8 operating system, rather than the Surface RT AMR-chip and Windows RT system, the Surface Pro can run the existing Windows program. The Surface Pro Tablet PC with Intel chips also uses a similar keyboard protective cover and bracket, but the weight and size specifications are larger, this tablet PC is running based on the the i5 chip and the display resolution is 1920×1080. The Surface RT weight is less than 2 pounds and the thickness is less than 14 mm, while the Surface Pro is heavier and thicker.

Dec 042012

The Astell&Kern AK100 looks simple but luxury. The integration metal body surface combined with metal wire drawing process, brings excellent visual effects and feel, in order to  correspond with the 2.4-inch LCD screen, it has embedded in a single piece of glass to the back. The AK100 body size is only 59.2mm*79mm*14.4mm and it weighs about 122g. AK100 adopts Telechip TCC9201 processor, Wolfson 8740 DAC chip, and supports a variety of lossless music formats including WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG and APE. With the support of excellent hardware, the AK100 can support up to 24bit 192kHz lossless audio, to pass the most original and most authentic voice to the user.

As a lossless music player, AK100 not only has excellent hardware performance, but also provides vast amounts of storage space. It’s known that the lossless music is real and original but it has huge volume capacity. In view of this, while the AK100 has a built-in 32GB storage space, it also provides two microSD card slots, each slot supports up to 32GB capacity memory card.

The small but powerful is AK100 design original intension. Thus, while it provides Headphone out interface, it also has fiber optic input and output interface, which greatly improves the playability of the product. The product has a 2000mAh lithium polymer battery, in the maximum load (playing 24bit 192kHz lossless music) it can provide more than 12 hours of continuous playback time.

Dec 042012

According to media reports, there are rumors that Samsung is to develop a low-cost version of the Galaxy Note II phone for the European market, the configuration is slightly lower than the standard version of the Galaxy Note II.

Earlier this year, Samsung released Galaxy S III Mini smartphone oriented mid-market. It is reported that the cheap version of the Galaxy Note II configuration is lower, without the S-Pen stylus functionality and Super AMOLED display.

It’s reported that Samsung will also launch a 13.3-inch tablet PC, which is compatible with the QWERTY keyboard base to compete with rivals Asus and other similar products. And it’s not clear if the rumored products will be powered by Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system or Google Android operating system.

Dec 032012


According to media reports, RIM released the BlackBerry 10 new prototype Dev Alpha C for developers on Thursday, which is the first BlackBerry 10 device with full QWERTY keyboard design.

RIM said in its official blog, they only distribute Dev Alpha C prototype for developers with a limited number. Only developers who had proved themselves developing the BlackBerry 10 applications can get Dev Alpha C. RIM does have a scoring system to determine which developers have the treatment to get the BlackBerry device in advance, the system will award the maximum scores to the developers who has developed the RIM certification applications previously.

Previously, RIM had released the first Dev Alpha prototype in the annual BlackBerry World developer conference held in the spring this year, and its upgraded version the Dev Alpha B has been released in the fall this year. Both Dev Alpha prototypes are pure touch screen phones, and the release of Dev Alpha C means RIM partially honored the previous commitment that RIM will also introduce the touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard device when release the BlackBerry 10.

Dec 032012

There has been news that Lenovo will launch a Windows 8 deformation laptop which can either be used as a normal laptop or to seperate the screen and keyboard as a tablet, and now this IdeaTab Lynx is finally coming and appeared FCC’s laboratory.

Lenovo has said they would launch this IdeaTab Lynx deformation laptop in December. It is understood that the product is equipped with Intel dual-core Atom processor, 2GB RAM, with 32GB or 64GB SSD hard drive and 11.6-inch IPS panel screen design, the body thickness is 9.45 mm and it weights about 0.63Kg.

As to the interface, Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx has mini USB interface, a mini HDMI port and a microSD slot, and it’s equipped with a 2-megapixel front camera. The IdeaTab Lynx keyboard base is also equipped with a 6800 mAh lithium battery, which can enhance the machine’s life time from 8 hours to 16 hours

Dec 032012

Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 strategic layout has just begun, not to mention the popularity of Windows 8, the Windows Phone 8 mobile phone promotion has also just begun. Currently the most popular WP8 phone is undoubtedly the Nokia Lumia920, of course, the HTC 8X is also a good machine, but Windows Phone 8 is far more than that, the mysterious HTC Titan Ⅲ appeared on the Xbox Live Rewards is an expecting new product.

You may be a bit strange of HTC Titan Ⅲ, if going back a few months in time, when we returned to before the HTC 8X official release, if you can remember the other two mobile phones beside the Accord – the entry level HTC Rio and HTC Zenith more high-end than the Accord. In fact, the HTC Accord is the HTC 8X.

The HTC Titan Ⅲ is likelyto be the Zenith, it has 4.7-inch 720p SLCD second-generation screen, 8 megapixel camera, and a quad-core Qualcomm Xiao Long processor. HTC Titan Ⅲ will be formally debut probably on the CES2013 or MWC2013.