motorola feature phones

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Motorola has a long and proud history of making feature phones. But now that cheap Android smartphones can replace feature phones that cost down to $80, and even less in the... future, there’s little reason for Motorola to stay in the feature phone business. The feature phones segment implies razor thin margins, if they even exist at all, and require manufacturers to pu...

windows-phone-8-1

After unveiling Microsoft Surface a few days ago, the company’s first Windows-based tablet, Microsoft on Thursday introduced Windows Phone 8 during the Windows... Phone 8 Summit event. Alongside the recently announced iOS 6, WP8 will the main adversary of Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. That’s why we’re going to take a look at the main 8 feature...

Huawei-Ascend-P1

After hitting China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia, Huawei’s first (sort of) high-end smartphone looks finally ready to be made available in Europe. The Ascend P1 has popped up on Amazon... Germany and Unieuro Italy‘s websites, where it’s almost equally priced, but neither of the two retailers has announced a release date or a pre-order start for the handheld.

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While we all wait (and wait and wait…) for the high-end Ascend D Quad and Ascend P1 to be released by Huawei in the US, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is still pushing towards the... lower end market niche.

The Activa 4G is a MetroPCS exclusive LTE-enabled smartphone manufactured by Huawei and it has two big aces up its sleeve. On one hand, it comes with 4G LTE speeds, whil...

huawei-honor

Although we’ve been expecting Huawei to make a strong push towards the high-end smartphone market niche this year, the charge has been delayed for some reason. Neither the Ascend D Quad, nor... the P1 and P1 S have been released in the US, and we don’t even have official release dates for the phones.

In the lower end sector, however, Huawei is making efforts to keep customers happy. T...

Huawei-Emotion-UI

Since all Android smartphone manufacturers run the exact same OS (and the vast majority of the apps as well) on their devices, the people in charge of the marketing departments... of such manufacturers often seem to believe that the only way to differentiate their products from those of other manufacturers is by creating custom UIs that they slam on top of Android’s standard (al...

Huawei-Ascend-P1

There was quite a lot of hoopla in the Android world back in January and February, when Huawei unveiled what they called the “world’s most powerful” handheld and the “world’s slimmest”... phone.

However, the excitement significantly toned down in the months following the announcements, as we heard very little about the Ascend D Quad’s and Ascend P1’s worldwide releases. The P1 did...

T-Mobile-myTouch-QWERTY

T-Mobile’s myTouch line has proven very popular over the years, especially due to the devices’ features, but also thanks to the quality to price ratio they delivered. Started way back in... 2009, with the myTouch 3G that ran Android 1.5 Cupcake (!), the series has had its latest revamp in the fall of 2011, in the form of the myTouch Q, running Gingerbread.

Although more and more t...

Touch free technology

Virtually unknown in the United States and Europe until last year, Huawei has certainly stepped up its game lately, announcing the release of the world’s thinnest smartphone, the Ascend P1... S and the most powerful handheld worldwide, the Ascend D Quad, powered by the company’s own quad-core processor.

However, the Chinese electronics company seems to really be aiming high (and w...

oppo thinnest smartphone

When many of today’s smartphones resemble each other in terms of design, and, to some extent, in terms of hardware and software, manufacturers clearly need some touches of originality here... and there, just to differentiate their products. That’s why some phone makers are battling it out for the titles of “world’s most powerful”, “world’s thinnest”, or “world’s lightest...