The African smartphone and tablet markets might not be as developed as the ones in Europe, America or Asia, but things are definitely not going to remain that way forever. One of the first African-based tech companies to make headway with gadget manufacturing is VMK, which we already saw unveil an Android tablet about a year ago.
Leaked way back in July for the first time, the Galaxy Reverb didn’t get a formal introduction until a couple of weeks ago, when it was expected to be up for pre-order at Virgin Mobile on or around August 29. That ETA didn’t exactly stick, but the Reverb did go up for pre-order after all earlier today.
The Galaxy Note and Nexus clones come from Taiwan-based Nextab, who has shown off the duo at the COMEX 2012 tech bazaar. We don’t know much about Nextab (in fact it’s the first time we’re hearing about the company), but these two gadgets don’t look half bad for their prices.
The latest entry-level, but rather chic offering from Sammy is called the Galaxy Pocket Duos and, you guessed it, comes with dual-SIM functions. This is not exactly a newcomer, though, but a tweaked version of the Galaxy Pocket we saw unveiled in the UK just a month back.
We haven’t had the chance to compile a thorough review of the Desire X or even get some one-on-one time with it at the IFA 2012, but HTC has done us a favor and has put an official “first look” video of the phone up on YouTube.
One of Kyocera’s most decent offerings in a while “rose” right on cue at Sprint, and, also on schedule, the phone is now available through Virgin Mobile. The Rise is this time around up for grabs for a slightly higher price, but you’ll be glad to know you don’t have to sign up any kind of contract up front to be able to buy it.
Huawei is at it again at the IFA in Berlin, where no less than six new Android gadgets are on the Chinese-based OEM’s display. “New” is a relative term here however, as we’ve seen a couple of these phones and tabs before.
We don’t exactly know what has made Haier want to get into the smartphone/tablet game right now, but we’re rather glad they did. Although their gadgets won’t challenge the likes of the Galaxy S3 or Nexus 7 anytime soon, they have more than decent spec sheets, and, provided they’ll come at the right prices, they could draw some attention.
The first gadget to be unveiled by HTC at the IFA is a far from impressive budget-friendly phone which might get lost in the crowd if it won’t be priced correctly. The Desire X has been leaked for a while, has starred in a bunch of unofficial photos and has had an almost complete spec sheet since a couple of days ago. Here are press photos and confirmed specs.
MetroPCS is not exactly known for offering a very wide range of smartphones, but we’ve heard a couple of rumors for the past month or so that the number six US carrier was looking to really strengthen its gadget line-up. The mid-range Galaxy S Lightray 4G and LG Motion 4G have already been released, and now the entry-level Coolpad Quattro 4G has itself been put up for sale.