We are in the golden era of mobile technology, and the industry isn’t resting on its laurels. While Apple may have started this industry on a new path, its reign at the top may soon be over.
As we inch toward a true global conscience, we are increasingly dependent on being connected. Being connected is what defines us, with things like social media, blogs, and news sites. Here in the USA, we are fortunate to have a huge network of connectivity, but are we doing the right things with our network?
Rumors started to emerge a couple of months ago that Sprint would like to buy up the rest of the controlling shares in Clearwire. The deal, which is worth $2.2 billion, has been finalized and is all about airwaves.
Remember when the Japanese operator SoftBank announced that they were going to buy 70% of Sprint? Everyone in the office scratched their heads because we frankly didn’t know how to react to the deal. Now, thanks to an exhaustively researched piece on The Wall Street Journal about Masayoshi Son, SoftBank’s CEO, we not only know a lot more the Japanese company, but we’re also filled with excitement.
According to a breaking news report from Reuters, Japanese operator SoftBank Mobile is allegedly in talks with Sprint to purchase a 66% stake in the company four roughly $12.8 billion.
With no immediate sign of Sharp making its Android phone available outside Japan, it seems we’re going to miss the boat once again with the company’s latest and most powerful handset to date, the Aquos Xx 203SH, which Japanese carrier Softbank Mobile is planning to release in Q1 2013.
Japanese operator Softbank has unveiled an Android 4.0 smartphone that’s designed for those who have an unhealthy obsession with the Disney characters Micky Mouse and Mini Mouse. The device, built by Sharp, is a beast. It has a 4.5 inch 720p display, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, which we’re going to assume is the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, a 13 megapixel camera, and 8 GB of built-in storage that can be expanded via the use of a memory card.
With the high-end Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD still not ready for their releases, Motorola seems to be focused on making the mid-range Razr M and I available for as many tech users as possible.
While tech enthusiasts in the US and Europe are still getting used to seeing waterproof or dustproof smartphones, these features have been standard for a long time in Japan. However, aside from protection to water and dust, another “exotic” function is now being introduced in the “Land of the Rising Sun”. The new Sharp Pantone 5 107SH smartphone has been unveiled by SoftBank and is set to be the world’s first ever handheld to come with an integrated radiation detector. That’s right, this little guy should give you an accurate measurement of radiation in your area upon its release and…
After announcing that the Eluga will be announced in Europe, Panasonic is on a roll. The next device they are putting on the spotlight is the Panasonic 102p; slated for release on a Japanese carrier named SoftBank Mobile. Just like the Eluga, the 102p is a waterproof and dustproof Android smartphone that’s likely to impress people. Having a thickness of only 7.8mm and weight of 103g, the device has a slim and stylish design to match its personality. Specs The 102p also features a 4.3-inch qHD 960×540 AMOLED display. For optics, we’re looking at a 8.2MP camera with a front…