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.
As of yesterday, a new competitor has entered the cheap smartphone race to the bottom. T-Mobile announced the availability of the Concord, a no-nonsense 3.5-inch device running Android 2.3. Made by ZTE, the $100 no-contract Concord offers very little worth mentioning in terms of specs. Will clients like it?
There’s no sure sign of a high-ender coming soon from ZTE, but there’s a new mid-range (or low-end?) device on the horizon. The Blade 3 has popped up at Finnish retailer Verkkokauppa basically out of nowhere, and, according to the Nordic online store, it should start shipping in no more than four weeks.
Haven’t had enough Samsung unveilings for today? Here’s one more! After the Boost Mobile-bound Galaxy S2 4G and the Galaxy Reverb for Virgin Mobile, Sammy has also made the Galaxy Rush official.
What if an Indian technology firm would launch the perfect gadget, with an excellent balance between reliability, snappy hardware and affordable pricing, and you would simply ignore it because of your stubbornness? That’s exactly what you should ask yourselves when looking at Micromax’s freshly unveiled two gadgets, both of which look pretty great in theory.
Looking for a new affordable slider with Android 4.0 ICS out of the box? Then maybe you might be interested in the soon-to-be released Kyocera Rise from Sprint. We have word that the Kyocera Rise launches August 19 at $19.99.
The market for affordable entry-level phones with dual-SIM capabilities might not seem too promising in the US, but in Europe and Asia, there is quite the competition over the niche. And where there’s competition, Samsung absolutely has to play an important part in it. The Galaxy Ace Duos is Sammy’s latest dual SIM low-ender, but, surprisingly, it hasn’t kicked it off to the best of starts. Unveiled back in May, the cheapo 3.5-incher has only been made available in India until now. Starting today, however, the Ace Duos has managed to break outside of India, making in into the UK. Mobi-City…
The name BLU Products might not tell you much, but worry not, I doubt that the name tells much to anyone. Just digging up some basic information about the BLU Products, the self-dubbed “leader of the Latin America market with vision to expand worldwide”, proves difficult. According to their Facebook page, BLU Products was founded in 2009 by two Latin American entrepreneurs, and is currently based in Miami, Florida. But besides that, the company reveals surprisingly little about itself. It seems that there is some sort of connection between BLU and the Plum Might, an under-$200 Galaxy Note clone that…