Feb 212013
 


According to Engadget report, the U.S. FCC website information showed that the new Windows Phone 8 entry device Ascend W1 Huawei displayed at CES 2013 this year passed FCC certification, and also cleared hinder for its listing in the United States. Information from the site, the Huawei Ascend W1 U.S. version will support the U.S. TracFone and Net10 network, but it does not support 4G LTE. From the previous pricing, Ascend W1 is expected to refresh the bottom line price record of U.S. Windows Phone 8 devices.

Ascend W1 has previously been listed in China, Russia and India. It’s equipped with a 4.0-inch WVGA (800×480) screen, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8227 dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM that supports microSD expansion, 2000mAh battery capacity, VGA level 300,000 pixel front camera and 5.0 megapixel rear camera. It supports NFC functionality, and the rear cover is removable. It has blue, pink, white and black four colors to choose from.

Feb 202013
 


Although the press conference for Sony new generation PlayStation will be held soon in New York, its rumors are continuous. According to gaming blog Kotaku report, anonymous said the PS4 will be landed in the U.S. market in November, and its lowest price is $429, and the highest configuration version is $529. The article also claimed that the PS4 price will bot be announced in the conference, and the price may change.

In addition, the message added, Sony will also support the function of controlling the PS4 through tablet and smartphone, for example, players will be able to download games directly on these devices, and then send them to the PS4.

Feb 192013
 

HTC will convene a new conference in London London time on February 19, 15:00 to 17:00, at the conference HTC will officially release the HTC M7 phone, whose design has been debut online before. It has changed the previous HTC phone style, which is still very worth looking forward to.

According to the previous message, the phone will be equipped with a 4.7-inch 1080P touch screen, 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, and 2GB RAM. Other aspects configuration, the phone will use the 1.3 million pixel main camera, and a 2-megapixel front camera, the battery capacity is 2300mAh.

At the same time, the phone will be equipped with the new HTC Sense5.0 UI, compared to the previous Sense interface, the Sense5.0 interface is more succinct, it’s believed it will give users a whole new experience.

Feb 052013
 

Recently, the websites Sammobile exposed the Samsung official invitation, which displays Samsung will display its latest GALAXY series products at MWC2013 from February 25 to February 28.

The exposed Samsung invitation doesn’t leak what new products will be release, but the striking Samsung GALAXY words on the invitation indicates that there will be new GALAXY series. According to speculation, Samsung may launch three tablet PCs and several smartphones in the MWC show. Such as Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Tab Plus new prodycts.

The Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 is with a 8.0-inch Super Clear LCD touch screen, which will support 1280*800 pixel resolution, it has built-in 5 megapixel main camera and 1.6GHz frequency the Orion Eyxnos4412 quad-core processor, it provides 2GB RAM memory and 16GB/32GB two capacity version, and it’s pre-installed the Android 4.2 operating system, and it supports S Pen electromagnetic stylus operation. The GALAXY Tab 3 will also be equipped with a 1280 × 800 resolution touch screen and the Android4.2 operating system, and built-in 1.5GHz frequency processor, but other specific functional specifications are still unknown.

As to the GT-P8200 model GALAXY Tab 3 Plus, it is equipped with a 10.1-inch touch screen flagship model, and it will be possible to use the 2560 x 1600 resolution touch screen. And it will be equipped with 1.7GHz Exynos 5 dual-core processor based on the Cortex-A15 architecture, and also it will be with the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean system.

And the GALAXY series smartphones, Samsung is likely to bring the GALAXY Fonblet 5.8, GALAXY Xcover 2, GALAXY Express as well as GALAXY Grand new machines. The GALAXY Fonblet 5.8 which is equipped with a 5.8-inch touch screen with a resolution of qHD (960 × 540 pixels) is undoubtedly the most concerned. Based on currently available information, the product will have built-in Broadcom 1.2GHz BCM28155 dual-core processor and Android4.1.2 system , and it’s rumored that it will support dual-card function.

The GALAXY Xcover 2, GALAXY Express and GALAXY Grand are the released models, Samsung will showcase these new GALAXY series in one of the largest exhibition halls in MWC2013. But it is a pity that the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY SIV will not be released in the MWC show.

Feb 042013
 


We are told that the developers who got the BlackBerry 10Alpha developing machine have been eligible to freely replace to the BlackBerry 10 limited edition. The BlackBerry company has sent the BlackBerry 10 limited edition smartphones to these developers. However, the Blackberry released a statement today that due to the unforeseen circumstances have been beyond the Blackberry company’s control, BlackBerry company can’t provide limited edition BlackBerry 10 smartphone BlackBerry to developers using the Verizon network.

Blackberry not only apologizes to the affected developers, but also offers two choices. First, waiting until the Verizon BlackBerry 10 officially released, to freely replace the Verizon official version BlackBerry 10; second, now freely replace to the networks of other carriers, such as AT&T version BlackBerry 10 phone.

The Blackberry company said the affected Verizon BlackBerry developers would receive emails about how to replace in the next few days, and the developer to decide which option to choose.

Feb 042013
 

Last week, BLU team released the new smartphone series with Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, its lineup includes the Quattro 4.5, Quattro 4.5 HD, and the as big as a tablet Quattro 5.7 HD. These devices will provide a relatively inexpensive unlocked version. The BLU Quattro series smartphones are based on the Android operating system.

The BLU Quattro 4.5 (without the HD model) price is $249.99 (unlock), and it has a 4.5-inch qHD display and 5.0 megapixel rear camera, 1GB RAM, 4GB memory, and it supports maximum 32GB microSD card expansion.

The BLU Quattro 4.5 HD also has a 4.5-inch high-definition display, the PPI is 326, and it’s also with a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla glass. The rear 800W camera has a f/2.4 large aperture, and it supports 1080P video recording. In addition, it uses a 1.5GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, it’s with 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The equipment  will be sold in the first week of February 2013, the price is $349.99 (unlocked version).

Finally it’s the Quattro 5.7 HD, its 5.7-inch giant screen has a resolution of 1280×720, and its configuration has many similarities with the Quattro 4.5 HD Model: 8.0 megapixel camera, supporting 1080p video recording, built-in 4GB storage and supporting 32GB microSD card. The Quattro 5.7 HD will be sold at the end of March, the retail price of the unlocked version is $299.99.

Feb 022013
 


During the CES in early January this year, the mobile phone manufacturer Huawei launched two new flagship Android smartphones, one is the Huawei Ascend Mate, which is equipped with a large touch screen and quad-core processor, the hardware configuration is very excellent. Huawei Ascend Mate appeared in online store, and it is expected to be available for sale in the near future.

In the LIAOW online store, Huawei Ascend Mate is now in its product list and its price is $575, which is coinciding with the message previously disclosed that Huawei Mate price is lower than the D2. Unfortunately, the site page information displays this phone is coming soon, and the specific time-to-market has not been announced.

As a flagship smartphone, the Huawei Ascend Mate has a 6.1 inches large touch screen, but the resolution is 720p (720 × 1280 pixels) level, which is slightly lower than the Huawei Ascend D2, and it’s also equipped with a 1.5GHz frequency Hass K3V2 quad-core processor, it runs Android 4.1 operating system, also it’s equipped with a 8.0 megapixel main camera and a 4050mAh large capacity battery.

Feb 022013
 


Vertu is known with the luxury mobile phone and it has launched a variety of smartphones configured luxuriously, of course, the price is also very expensive, but they are all with the Nokia Symbian operating system. Recently, a new smart machine called the Vertu Ti appeared, unlike previous Vertu phone, this phone carries the Android operating system.

According to media reports, the Vertu Ti internal model is RM-828V, which is very similar to the Nokia Lumia internal phone’s model. In terms of appearance, this phone still continues the tradition Vertu phone tough personality style. However, in the software aspects, this product is for the first time using the Android 4.0 operating system, and is expected to become Vertu’s first Android smartphone.

In the hardware configuration, the Vertu Ti has a WVGA (480 × 800 pixels) level touch screen, but the screen size is unknown, and it’s equipped with 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, and a 1250mAh battery , and it also supports Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and Wi-Fi function.

Vertu phones has always been know as luxury and high price, and the Vertu Ti Price is expected to be € 3,000, which is obviously the world’s most expensive Android smartphone.

It is worth mentioning that the Vertu company was part of Nokia (Nokia sold it in 2012) previously, at a sense Vertu Ti can also be seen as Nokia’s first Android smartphone, perhaps in the near future we will see the real Nokia Android product.

Jan 312013
 

The Canadian Research in Motion held a news conference in New York, and officially released the “Blackberry straw” BlackBerry 10 operating system (hereinafter referred to as BB10), at the same time they also released two phones Z10 and Q10 equipped with the BB10 operating system.

At the conference, the RIM CEO Thorsten Heins officially announced that the company would abandon the use of Research in Motion and be directly renamed as BlackBerry, currently this decision has been approved by the Board of Directors, and Heins thinks that changing its name can make the BlackBerry company better promotion the BB10 system as well as phone products.

The new BB10 operation system is based on the QNX, which is completely different from BlackBerry previous mobile operating system, so you can not let your existing BlackBerry mobile upgraded to the latest BB10 system. The new system is more with the slide operation form, which has a very big difference with the past, but the BB10 system has very big advantage in running multiple programs.

Currently the BB10 has 70,000 applications and 12,000 are independently developed, Blackberry declared at the beginning of a new operating system release, there are more than 12,000 models of independent development software, and the BB10 is unprecedented.

BlackBerry Z10 is one of the two phones released at the conference, which has been multiply exposed before the press conference. The Z10 is with a 4.2-inch screen with a resolution 1280*768, the screen DPI reaches 356ppi. The Z10 body size is 130 × 66 × 9.3 mm, and it’s equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 pro processor and 2GB RAM and 1800mAh lithium battery, it supports MicroSD card expansion, at the same time it also has NFC as well as a 8.0 megapixel camera.

As to the network, Z10 supports LTE 4G network in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and it uses MicroSIM card. It will land in the market in Canada and the United Kingdom next week, the U.S. market will need to wait until March.

The Blackberry Q10 is the rumored N10, however, at the press conference, the BlackBerry confirmed this phone model as Q10. Same as the previous 9900, this Q10 has a “touch screen + keyboard” dual input modes, and the screen size is 3.1 inches, which uses AMOLED material and is with a resolution of 720*720.

The BlackBerry Q10 is also equipped with Qualcomm S4 pro dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB RAM. Although the screen is much smaller compared to the Z10 screen, but Q10 has an advantage in the input operation. Same as the Z10, Q10 also has a 8.0 megapixel camera, and MicroSD memory card for memory expansion. This phone supports NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless transmission.

Jan 302013
 


According to website GSMArena reports, Nokia will hold a news conference on February 25 at nine o’clock, which is the first day of MWC2013. Since last year, Nokia launched a 41 million-pixel Nokia PureView 808 and Nokia Lumia610 during the show, Nokia news conference is the natural concerned in the period of the exhibition.

According to various media expection, Nokia is most likely to launch the new WP8 system Lumia phone, and it may be Nokia Lumia920 subsequent versions or variant models.

From the currently available data, Nokia mainly has three models worth the waiting, they are the “EOS” codenamed 41 megapixel Lumia phone, the “Catwalk” Nokia Lumia920 subsequent version, as well as the recently leaked “Laser” Nokia Lumia920 Verizon customized version. According to the news disclosed by the Italian Flavio that Nokia will release the “EOS” in MWC2013, which will be a Nokia Lumia920 upgrade version loaded with 41 megapixel camera, PureView the technology and with metal body.

And the prior exposed “Catwalk” is seen as a follow-up version of Nokia Lumia920, and its characteristic is to use aluminum alloy, slimmer and lightweight, but there are no more messages whether it will upgrade the configuration of the camera.

According to the news broken by the websites TheVerge, Nokia will also introduce a Laser codenamed Lumia new flagship product. Nokia Laser will be a variant version of Lumia 920 and the U.S. operator Verizon customized model. It’s unclear what functions this new model will have, but the news that Nokia, Verizon and Microsoft have attached great importance to this Laser Nokia new machine and ready to spend lots of money to promote it.

It’s worth noting that, despite some of the characteristics are close to the “Catwalk”, but TheVerge specially emphasised the two are not the same model, and the release time is completely different. According to them, the Nokia Laser is now ready to be publicly unveiled. So, in the candidate three new machines, this Laser codenamed Nokia Lumia new machine is most likely to be launched on the MWC2013 Assembly.