Oct 112012

Taiwan smartphone and tablet manufacturer HTC today officially announced that it would withdraw from the tablet PC market in the United States, global project manager Jeff Gordon said the main reason is because the iPad has a strong influence in the American market and the U.S. market has become saturated. He then also said it would pay close attention to the U.S. flat-panel market trends, and at the appropriate time it will come again.

In the past two years, HTC has introduced three tablet Flyer, Evo View 4G, and a Jetstream in the U.S. market, which have adopted the Android system, but due to the impact from iPad and Nexus 7, none is on sale.

Gordon said: “This is a very valuable learning experience for us, and we will absolutely come back”.

Oct 082012

News from the technology blog MSNerd that Microsoft is cooperating with Huawei and MediaTek to launch a own brand Surface phone. Currently, Microsoft is recruiting the camera technicists.

Currently, the news has been confirmed by many sides. The news said that, unlike the previous market rumors, Microsoft Surface Mobile is not for the hign-end market, as MediaTek is known as its SOC solutions, which has been widely used in low-end smartphones in China. Similarly, Huawei channels are mainly located in China, where the market is very sensitive to product prices.

Microsoft is current partnership with Nokia, and it said it will not launch its own brand phone, not long ago, Nokia and Microsoft just cooperated and released the Lumia920 and Lumia820 equipped with the WP8 operating system. Through the cooperation with Huawei and MediaTek, that Microsoft launched its own low-end mobile phone will not only meet the needs of more users, but also not it will not become direct competition against Nokia.

Sep 172012

The Korea Times reported on Sunday, Samsung plans to release the next-generation flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 on “Mobile World Congress” (MWC) in February next year.

The report quoted the Samsung senior officials saying that Samsung plans to release the Galaxy S4 in the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona next year and latest in March it will be listed in the world.

In May of this year, Samsung just released the Galaxy S3. Samsung IT and mobile business unit director Shin Jong-kyun said last Wednesday that the Galaxy S3 will be sold more than 30 million this year, Earlier this month, Galaxy S3 sales reached 20 million units.

The senior official also said Samsung Galaxy S4 release is only nine months time from Galaxy S3, therefore it is sufficient to inhibit the Apple iPhone. Last week, Apple just released a new generation of product iPhone 5, this Friday it will be the first listing in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

The senior official said, in the hardware specifications and software features, Galaxy S4 will be a most powerful smart phone of Samsung. Galaxy S4 will support LTE network, uses Samsung’s Exynos brand application processor and quad-core chip. Currently, based on different sales countries, Galaxy S3 sseperately uses the Samsung Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

Galaxy S4 adopts the OLED screen, the screen size will become 5 inches from Galaxy S3 4.8-inch. It still uses Google Android system. The senior official said: “Samsung plans to upgrade once a year, Galaxy S4 is the first product implementing the strategy.”

Sep 072012

It is believed that people still remain fresh in memory of the trailer Nokia released about Lumia 920 smartphone, especially the PureView technology used in Lumia 920 smartphone  is a major bright spot, however, careful users found photographs in the video is not taken by Lumia 920 smartphone PureView image stabilization technology, which caused a lot of dissatisfaction. Nokia apologized on this issue, and re-produced videos to show Lumia 920 smartphone PureView image stabilization technology.

Nokia spokeswoman Heidi Lemmetyinen made an apology on the event in a blog and admitted that the company didn’t use Lumia 920 to take photos in advertising, but this is to render better advertising effect.

A lot of people are not dissatisfied on new Nokia smartphone Lumia 920 promo fraud issue, but Nokia’s handling of the incident attitude is fairly satisfying. In addition to the public apology, Nokia also specially produced a brand new advertising campaign, and presented the PureView image stabilization technology through the comparison of two video.

Last night, Nokia officially released this Windows Phone device Lumia 920 and planned to list it in the fourth quarter of this year, then we can experience what the Lumia 920 PureView image stabilization technology is.

Sep 072012

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unexpectedly appeared on the Nokia Lumia phone news conference held in New York City on Wednesday. Ballmer said that this year is a Windows year. Apparently, Ballmer wants the world to know that Microsoft will use Windows 8, Windows phone 8 and the Windows RT to reinvent Windows brand.

In the news conference, Ballmer predicted that within a year, the world will have 400 million units Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 hardware products. Windows 8 products include PCs, laptops, tablet PCs and mixer. The Windows Phone 8 products include smartphones.

This really is an ambitious number. However, this figure is certainly feasible, because the PC makers will start on October 26 to install Windows 8 on new PCs. New PC sales growth has slowed, but there will be many new PCs installing Windows 8 in hard drive.

The biggest problem now is how much will be running Windows Phone 8 among the 400 million hardware devices.

Sep 062012

According to media reports, the market research firm comScore’s latest data shows that Apple’s share is slightly more than 33% in the U.S. smartphone market, an increase of 2 percentage points compared to April this year. comScore also found that Android market share is over 52% – an increase of 1.4 percentage points compared to April, and it is still the leader in the major smartphone platforms.

The biggest loser is RIM, which comes as no surprise. RIM ranked in third place with 9.5% market share. Microsoft’s efforts in the mobile market has yet to reach achievement, the market share of the last few months has not grown, but fell by 0.4 percentage points to 3.6%.

Samsung is still the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the U.S. market, the market share is 25.6%, compared to April it fell by 0.3% percentage points, followed by LG (18.4%), Apple (16.3%, an increase of 1.9 percentage points compared to April).

Mobile phone users have begun to use the various functions of the phone. comScore’s data also shows that, compared with April, the number of mobile phone users’s sending SMS, downloading applications, accessing social networking and running the browser have increased .