In an age and era when five million people rush out to buy a very pricey iPhone 5 in the phone’s opening weekend, you might start to think that there’s no more place for lower end, but affordable mobile devices.
ZTE Blade 3 confirmed, coming to Northern Europe this month for around $230
It usually takes a leaked phone some time to see the light of day, but when the specs aren’t great, manufacturers and carriers skip a few hype-building marketing steps. Therefore, we should not be too surprised to see Boost Mobile’s pretty modest ZTE Warp Sequent handheld already up for grabs, just ten days after its first online leaked appearance.
Thomson unveils five mid-range ICS-based dual-SIM phones for Europe
Thomson is one of the latest tech manufacturers to dip its toes into the Android “ocean”, and, even though the company’s digital audio and video products (branded as “Technicolor”), as well as its household appliances might ring a few bells to some of you, for us Android geeks the name doesn’t say much.
808 Android is a sorry excuse for a Nokia 808 PureView clone
Another phone is joining the select club of cloned devices, but in a surprising twist it’s not one that has been very well received by either critics or the public. That’s right, it’s the is-it-a-phone-or-a-camera Nokia 808 PureView.
ZTE V8000 gets FCC certification, on its way to Cricket with ICS and WVGA display
Up-and-coming prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless seems to really be on a roll. On top the launch of Cricket-powered RadioShack Wireless last week, Cricket has also launched its own version of the HTC One V, which has now become the most powerful Android smartphone in its portfolio. That doesn’t seem to be enough for Cricket though, and another enticing Android mid-ranger is heading to the nation’s eighth largest carrier. We first spotted the ZTE Nova 4.0 V8000 back in May at the CTIA, and, just as we suspected, this will be a Cricket exclusive phone.
Xtreamer to enter the mobile phone market, plans to reinvent smartphone pricing
Xtreamer is a company you've probably never heard of, and that's OK, because we had to Google them too. Apparently they're a South Korean firm that makes digital media players for home theatre systems. So, say you have a huge collection of MKV files: instead of buying a PC and putting it next to your TV, instead you can go to Xtreamer's website and buy one of their many products.
Congo-based VMK unveils Elikia smartphone, aims to bring “hope” to Africa
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.
Virgin Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Reverb is up for pre-order, to ship on September 19
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.
Taiwan-based Nextab launches cheap alternatives for Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Nexus
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.