Although it did threaten to take the Western tech world by storm during 2012 with several high-end phones and tablets, ZTE is still keeping a somewhat low profile outside Asia. The only new handhelds we’ve seen from the company in the past couple of months have been decent looking budget-friendly devices with low-end specs.
When the world first saw the Galaxy Note, people had mixed reactions. Some said that the device was just too big to be a phone but too small to be a tablet. Other people, however, fell head over heels with the device. The screen was large enough to make media viewing an absolute joy and the S Pen, the Galaxy Note’s stylus, brought a whole new level of fun to gaming. Fruit Ninja was even more fun when you held a sword-like apparatus in your hand; the S Pen also allowed people to move from their clumsy finger-drawn images in…
Sometimes you should just let the product do the talking. Show what it can do, why it’s amazing, and how it will improve the user’s life. Today we have a beautiful piece of art (I can’t make myself to call it an ad) that does just that – it shows what the Galaxy S3 is capable of.
HTC’s latest mid-range budget offering, the Desire X, didn’t exactly look like a phone to make the crowds very excited, so it didn’t come as a big surprise when the weeks passed and we didn’t hear a thing about its release. However, exciting things are finally happening to the Desire X, at least in the UK.
Verizon and Motorola’s new Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD might have hit a few bumps on their road to the smartphone market, but as if to prove their releases won’t take much longer Amazon has slashed the price of the original Razr Maxx.
A few days ago we told you that not all Galaxy Note 2 units that are already in stores come with the multi-windows feature available on Samsung’s 2012 Note devices. However, we suspected that a future firmware update will bring the feature to the second-generation phablet and it looks like European Galaxy Note 2 buyers already have access to such features.
According to a Samsung Securities report LG Electronics is looking like a good investment right now. The report suggests that LG will go from 4 percent of the smartphone market to 5.8 percent next year.
The Nexus buzz is increasing day after day, with new reports providing more unconfirmed details about this year’s new Google Nexus smartphones. An article stirred the waters yesterday suggesting that the Search giant is planning to expand the Nexus program and allow anyone interested in creating such devices to make them, under certain conditions.
A few days ago, we told you that Google/Motorola decided not to update the Atrix 4G and Photon (Electrify) to Ice Cream Sandwich, both smartphones released only last year. That was certainly a surprising move not because we haven’t seen it before, but because Motorola is now a Google subsidiary, and we would expect the Android maker to offer more support to its customers, especially when it comes to software upgrades.
We know that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 phablet is heading to various markets in the following months, including the U.S., and we also know that no less than five carriers will get the device this year in the States, but we don’t have any release dates for either Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or U.S. Cellular.