Archive for January, 2012

31
Jan

Morgan Stanley is predicting that Apple could sell as many as 40 million iPhones in China by 2013. That of course is contingent on Apple landing contracts with the other two carriers in China and the next version of the iPhone supporting China Mobile’s TD-LTE 4G network.

Apple has landed a new retail chief who came by to Cupertino from European retail chain Dixons. The new retail chief is John Browett.

A new rumor has surfaced claiming the iPhone 5 will have strong NFC support. NFC is mandatory use contactless payments and many other phones already support NFC.

Orginal post by Shane McGlaun

Category : iPhone News | Blog
31
Jan

Fly-Firebird-Dual-SIM-Android-Smartphone

Fly has added another dual SIM Android smartphone to its range called the Firebird. The handset sports a 3.75-inch 480 x 320 touchscreen display, an 800MHz MTK 6573 processor, a 256MB RAM, a 512MB of storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a 0.3MP front-facing camera, a 5MP rear-facing camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 3.5mm headset jack and runs on Android 2.3.4 OS. The Firebird will go on sale from early February for 7,000 Rubles (about $230). [Fly]

Orginal post by Isaiah

Category : Cellphone Reviews | Blog
31
Jan

Motorola Defy Mini Approved By The FCC

The almighty FCC has recently approved the Motorola Defy Mini XT320, which means that the handset will be launched in North America very soon. As a reminder, the Motorola Defy Mini features a 3.2-inch Gorilla Glass display with a 480 x 320 pixel resolution, a GPS navigation, a 3.5mm standard audio jack, a 3MP rear-facing camera with a LED flash, a front-facing VGA camera, a 600MHz processor, a 512MB of RAM, a 512MB of ROM, and a microSD card slot (up to 32GB). Additional specs include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The Motorola Defy Mini XT320 runs on the Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. [Wireless Goodness]

Orginal post by Johan

Category : Cellphone Reviews | Blog
30
Jan

T-Mobile doesn’t officially sell the iPhone on its network, but has more than 1 million unlocked iPhones operating on its networks despite the fact. The catch is that the unlocked iPhones operating on the T-Mobile network don’t work that well according to most users. The reason is that the iPhones operating on the network only have access to T-Mobile’s old 2G network, considering they lack the support for T-Mobile’s 3G spectrum.

The good news for iPhone users on T-Mobile is that the carrier is planning to improve the support for iPhones starting on January 30, which is today. The carrier is adding a special iPhone support page, which will help iPhone users that need assistance. Alas, the phones was still be only 2G capable. Last week Samsung saw its second 3G patent suit against Apple rejected by the courts.

The suit in question was in German courts, the judge Andreas Voss rejected Samsung claims without a clear explanation of why. I would imagine Apple doesn’t really care why, it’s just glad the claims are rejected. I doubt that is the last duration we take in of lawsuits amoung Samsung and Apple.

Orginal post by Shane McGlaun

Category : iPhone News | Blog
30
Jan

LG-Optimus-L3

Sweden retailer Cdon has begun begun taking pre-orders for LG’s upcoming Optimus L3 Android smartphone. The handset is currently being sold for Kr 1,290 (about $191). In case you didn’t know, that budge-friendly handset packs 3.2-inch 240 x 320 capacitive touchscreen display, a 3MP rear-facing camera, a microSD card slot, an FM radio, WiFi, Bluetooth and runs on Android 2.3 OS. [Product Page]

Orginal post by Isaiah

Category : Cellphone Reviews | Blog
29
Jan

BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9531 CDMA Smartphone

The BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9531 is actually a CDMA version of the P’9981. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz processor, an 8GB of internal storage space and a full QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9531 additionally offers a custom User Interface, some exclusive apps and a strange PIN. Unfortunately, there is no info on pricing or availability so far. [CrackBerry]

Orginal post by Johan

Category : Cellphone Reviews | Blog
28
Jan

LG-Optimus-Sol-E730

A new Android smartphone from LG has just been launched in India. Called the Optimus Sol E730, the handset features a 3.8-inch WVGA Ultra AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz single-core processor, a 512MB RAM, a VGA front-facing camera, a 5MP rear-facing camera with 720p video recording, GPS, HSDPA, WiFi and runs on Android 2.3 OS. The Optimus Sol E730 is now available for purchase in India via Flipkart for Rs. 16,990 (about $344). [Product Page]

Orginal post by Isaiah

Category : Cellphone Reviews | Blog