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 312013

According to media reports, according to a leaked Samsung Tablet PC User Agent Profile (UAProf), Samsung will launch three Galaxy Tab 3 Tablet PCs.

Message from the Japanese Science and Technology blog Blue Ringer Men that the three Galaxy Tab 3 model codenames are the GT-P3200, GT-P5200 and GT-P8200.

It is reported that, the GT-P3200 is configured with the 1024 x 600 resolution display, which is most likely referring to the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, while the GT-P5200 is configured with 1280 x 800 resolution display, likely to be the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

The most interesting is the GT-P8200, whose screen resolution is 2560 x 1600, consistent with the Nexus 10′s, which is a new high point that Samsung made for its Tablet PC. Clearly, the GT-P8200 is a high-end tablet PC, it’s code-named “Roma”, and it is likely to be the recently rumored Galaxy Tab 3 Plus.

Recently, there were rumors that Samsung has given up the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Plan, and pays more attention to the launch of the 8-inch Galaxy Tab. However, the credibility of this rumor is not high, because Samsung has planned to launch the Galaxy Note 8.0 configured with 8-inch screen, there is no reason to give up the seven-inch Galaxy Tab and then launch an 8-inch Tablet PC.

It’s expected that Samsung will display these three Galaxy Tab 3 Tablet PCs at MWC 2013 held in Barcelona at the end of February.

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.

Jan 302013

January 30 is coming and the brand new BlackBerry BB10 system will be formally released, after a long time preparation, Blackberry BB10 will finally meet us. With the release of BB10, the BlackBerry brand new model Z10 will also be formally released, which has already been multiply exposed.

The latest news that the media has confirmed the BlackBerry Z10 will be formally sold on January 30 at 5:00, and the sales company is the Vodafone UK company, and this will also be the British Vodafone’s first 4G network equipment.

It is reported that the BlackBerry Z10 contract period with the operator is 24 months, 47 pounds / monthly or pre-paid 229 pounds, and additional 25 pounds / monthly.

In the new machines listed this time, the Z10 Black edition will be available firstly, while the white version needs to wait until mid-February, and it’s at the same price.

Jan 302013

In accordance with the website iLounge disclosure message, Apple iPhone 5S camera components will use stack CMOS sensor similar with the Sony Xperia Z’s, and Apple will also optimize the software as well as other details. Apple may also use dual LED flash design for the machine, to improve the white balance effect through the newly added blue flash.

In addition, iLounge also mentioned the iPhone 5S will use the polycarbonate material, and will be launched in cooperation with China Mobile. In other words, this may mean that the new iPhone 5S may support the TD-SCDMA network.

Obviously, the information provided by iLounge about iPhone5S hardware configuration has many anastomotic with the news provided by the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, such as the iPhone5S will support China Mobile’s TD network, and updrades in flash function. However, in the information provided by Kuo Ming-Chi, the iPhone5S will continue to maintain the level of 8.0 megapixel built-in camera, but will increase the lens aperture to F2.0 to have better picture quality in poor lighting environment.

Moreover, Kuo Ming-Chi also disclosed the iPhone5S would use the Apple A7 processor, whose characteristic is to use the 28-nanometer process technology, which implies that this processor is also able to improve performance while reducing power consumption. The IPhone 5S will be added with the latest fingerprint recognition technology and the fingerprint sensor will be built into the main menu key, in order to maintain the concept of the most compact design of the Apple products.

In order to get better battery life, Apple will also equip this iPhone5S with higher capacity of 1600 mAh battery. However, as the original Apple iPhone4S compared to iPhone4 upgrade, the rumored iPhone 5S in fact can be seen as a small facelift of iPhone5.

Jan 292013

According to media message, after the launch of the Nexus 7 Tablet PC, Google will work together with ASUS again to release an upgraded version of the Nexus 7 Tablet PC in May of this year, probably on May 15 when the Google I/O conference to be held. The rumors said the newly released Nexus 7 has a 7-inch FHD screen, narrower frame design, and the price will have no big difference with the current Nexus 7, and the only supporting Wi-Fi version is priced at about $199 -249 dollars.

After the December update, the current Nexus 7 tablet can already run Android 4.2.1 operating system, presumably the new generation of Nexus will also be able to pre-install with Android 4.2.1 system. Given the rumor that Google will release Android 5.0 lime pies, it is also not impossible for the new generation of Nexus 7 tablet to be preloaded with Android 5.0.

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 4 smartphone are cost-effective products, and the sales are very good, especially the latter has always been in a state of supply tension.

Jan 292013

According to media reports, Samsung has released a crimson color Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Tablet PC, this new product is priced at $220, and also it has a free deep red housing.

This 7-inch tablet PC is equipped with a dual-core CPU and Android 4.1 system. It comes with a built-in microSD slot, Bluetooth 3.0, integrated infrared for home theater control  and a USB 2.0 interface.

At the end of last year, Samsung introduced new color version product as promotional, including the crimson Galaxy 2 7.0. Samsung Galaxy S3 has shown chromatic aberration, its color is said to look like a brick-red, but lighter in direct light environment.

The Samsung Galaxy 2 7.0 Tablet PC Verizon sells is also divided into black and white two colors, and it has the 4G LTE version and WiFi version.

Samsung resellers sells this tablet from the beginning of this week.