Samsung Electronics is facing a lawsuit from the government of Brazil, seeking $100 million in damages over poor working conditions at the company’s assembly lines in the country.
The moment that some of you have been waiting for is here — the Nexus 4 is finally available for purchase in Brazil. Shame about the price, though.
Better late than never — the Nexus 4 will finally be launched in Brazil on March 27. When will it hit stores?
It’s been a while since we last saw Motorola unveiling a new smartphone, and, as much as we’d like to think otherwise, the X Phone won’t be out for a couple more months.
The Brazilian patents regulator decided in favor of the local Android IPHONE, denying Apple the iPhone trademark in the region, at least for the time being.
Apple is up in arms as a Brazilian electronics company prepares to release an Android powered device they’re calling the iPhone.
In only a few months some of you should be able to enjoy the “buttery smooth” experience of the latest Android version on a handheld that’ll only cost around $220. With no contract. The bad news? It might not enjoy a large-scale release, being for now only confirmed as hitting Brazil.
Two of the more niche markets for Motorola over the past couple of years, have been the ruggedized smartphone market and the physical keyboard market. Motorola was the first to make a ruggedized Android smartphone (Motorola Defy) that still looked pretty much like any regular Android phone, rather than look like a brick. In the same time the Motorola Defy and its successor, the Motorola Defy+, still managed to be built like tanks and obtain all the necessary IP67 certification for being water resistant and dust proof. In a time when HTC is giving up on making physical keyboards, and…
As you guys may know, it is very profitable for carriers to subsidize the price of smartphones, as long customers agree to sign a contract with said carrier (be it one year or two years in length). The initial discount is recuperated by the carrier before the end of the contract, and then some. But customers rarely complain about this arrangement, given that unlocked smartphones are for most way too expensive to be paid for up front. This is especially true in emerging markets. In an unexpected turn of events, according to Brazil’s Federal Public Ministry, all mobile carriers operating…
Brazil is soon going to become the 4th largest country of smartphone buying customers, by replacing UK from their current 6th position. So it seems very unfortunate for HTC to have to cancel their planned One series launch for the country, but even more importantly to leave the country altogether. They had 27 million smartphone owners; 9 million smartphones were sold last year alone. When called for confirmation by AndroidPIT, a HTC executive from Brazil had this to say: “after analyzing the sales numbers, we have decided to pull out of the Brazilian market.” It seems HTC couldn’t even get 1%…