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Huawei Giving Away Free Trip to Tokyo, Cash, Huawei Honor Handsets

by: Gracielli RobaroNovember 16, 2011

In a promotional Facebook contest, Huawei is giving away a round-trip airline ticket for two to one lucky winner with a two-night stay for two at a luxury hotel. Along with this roundtrip airfare, Huawei also gives the winner a chance to have dinner for two at one of Tokyo’s best restaurants, two Huawei Honor smartphones, and pocket money of  US$1,000.

The Huawei Facebook contest is entitled “Sharing with Honor Tokyo Giveaway.”  The contest and its promotional video depicts an emerging pop culture in the cyberworld today.

Huawei released an amusing and comical promotional video which depicts the oversharer – a [...]

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AT&T Starts Selling HTC Jetstream for US$700

by: Gracielli RobaroSeptember 7, 2011

Formerly codenamed the HTC Puccini, the latest tablet from HTC has now arrived and is officially available on AT&T as the HTC Jetstream. The HTC Jetstream is HTC’s very first tablet powered by Android 3.1 Honeycomb.

AT&T sells the HTC Jetstream with a two-year contract for a lower price of only US$699.99. Without a two-year subscription with AT&T, the tablet’s full retail price is US$849.99.

The HTC Jetstream is completely available online and in AT&T-owned retail stores.

Although costly, the tablet’s technical specifications and features arguably compensates for its rather high price.

The HTC Puccini is the very first [...]

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Apple Rains on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7’s Parade at IFA 2011

by: Gracielli RobaroSeptember 6, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 lost its chance to be on the shelf with other latest gadgets in one of the world’s largest electronics shows after Apple won another injunction impeding Samsung Galaxy Tab sales in Germany. The device was pulled out of Samsung’s booth at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011), an international consumer electronics expo in Berlin.

The Dusseldorf Regional Court granted Apple’s request to temporarily ban Samsung sales and marketing of their products last September 2, 2011. The grant allowed Apple, Samsung’s closest rival, to remove the newly released Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 from the display area at IFA 2011.

Apple is one of the [...]

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HTC Has Most Number of Android 2.3 Gingerbread Phones

by: Gracielli RobaroSeptember 4, 2011

Of all the manufacturers who participated in the Android Update Alliance (AUA), HTC has been found to have the most up-to-date Android smartphone.

Thirteen of the HTC-manufactured phones have Android 2.3 or Gingerbread. LG, however, has the most number of phones (9 of 15, or 60%) that have received Android updates, while HTC has 14 out of 24 (58%) that have received updates.

Samsung, however, has the most number–33 in total–of Android smartphones released to various mobile carriers. (The number includes the count for the same handset but released to different carriers.)

Android and Me tracked the statistics and came up with infographics showing the [...]

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CyanogenMod 7 Now Boots on Samsung DROID Charge

by: Gracielli RobaroSeptember 4, 2011

Samsung has hired CyanogenMod to improve their Android devices. Lately, a concocted version of CyanogenMod 7 is booting on the Samsung DROID Charge. However, there are still a lot to consider before its official public release.

CyanogenMod has only given us the information about the things that are working. What effectively works are as follows:

Power button Volume rocker Home and Back button Touchscreen Wi-Fi (which as of the state, turns on but does not connect) Accelerometer

CyanogenMod is a customized firmware for a number of Android devices. It is designed to improve and increase performance and reliability of Android-based ROMs which are manufactured by Google, [...]

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Android Runs on 4 of 10 U.S. Smartphones, Favored by Innovators and Late Adopters

by: Gracielli RobaroSeptember 2, 2011

According to the new data gathered by Nielsen just this July 2011, forty percent of the mobile users in the United States now own smartphones. Furthermore, forty percent of these smartphones are reported to run the Android operating system.

Nielsen data shows Android to be the most widely-used operating system in the United States. Other known operating systems (OS) are Apple’s iOS with 28%, which comes second to Android; RIM Blackberry with 19%; Windows Phone with 7.1%; and other OSes composes the remaining 5% of the pie.

In the U.S., more than half of mobile users use feature phones for a number of reasons. One is that these feature phones are cheaper in [...]

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Huawei Honor U8860 Flagship Phone Has HSPA+ Powers, 1930-mAh Battery

by: Gracielli RobaroSeptember 2, 2011

Huawei has been known for low-cost, entry-level to mid-range handsets and mobile devices. But, with its upcoming Huawei Honor U8860, the Chinese manufacturer might have something that starts Huawei’s ascent to the high-end range of Android devices.

Just recently announced, the Huawei Honor U8860 is the handset maker’s flagship HSPA+-capable handset.

This new smart phone has UMTS 900 MHz/1200 MHz HSDPA connectivity, which means it is currently a dual-band phone limited to Asia and Europe only, but the device has also been reported for launching in November in the U.S. as the Huawei Glory.

Estimated retail price of the Huawei Glory when it hits the [...]

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