Chinese Mobile manufacturer Huawei are looking to make a greater impact on the UK market and the Huawei Vision aims to signify their presence as a high-end smartphone contender.
Both Huawei and ZTE recently received approval to become official Windows Phone OEM’s but in the meantime, they’re setting their sites on the upper echelons of the Android market (not to be confused with the Android Market). Victor Xu, chief of strategy and marketing at Huawei, spoke of their upcoming high-end Android device, the Huawei Vision. Read more »
According to some internal sources, Microsoft is preparing to preview its tablet-oriented Windows OS next week.
As we already reported, Windows 8 will debut next year on various gadgets, including ARM-based tablets.
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Does an innocuous piece of code hold the key to an unknown HTC? Sources claim that this leaked user agent profile (or UAprof), makes reference to a previously unknown HTC device, codenamed the Mecha S.
UAprofs traditionally are used to display a device’s properties with regard to webpage rendering and MMS exchange. This one mentions the ‘HTC_Mecha_S’, which has lead people to believe this to be a small version of the HTC Thunderbolt as the Thunderbolt went by the codename ‘Mecha’ itself. Read more »
Apple’s acting CEO Tim Cook is on a visit in South Korea right now and some industry sources claim he has a really intriguing business there. According to the rumors, Cook is there to talk with Samsung about supplying AMOLEDs for their iGadgets.
Older rumors said Apple would be launching a new iPad (whether it’ll be an upgraded iPad 2 or entirely new iPad 3) later this year and those might as well use AMOLED screens. Read more »
The FCC have just spilled the beans on another unannounced Android smartphone by Samsung. The SPH-D600 was caught running the latest phone-oriented version of the Google OS – 2.3.3 Gingerbread.
The Samsung SPH-D600 is a mid-range device headed to Sprint. Its HVGA screen and back panel suggest a close relation to the Galaxy Ace, but the 1GHz Scorpion CPU and the WiMax connectivity put the D600 higher up the pecking order. Read more »
Steve Ballmer was speaking at the Japanese Microsoft Developer Forum 2011 and on his run through of all things Microsoft, the subject of Windows Phone naturally cropped up. What he actually spoke about was the upcoming iteration of Windows Phone, version 7.5 aka “Mango”.
Ballmer promised two very exciting things. Firstly, that Mango will be bringing over 500 new features to the platform. Read more »
The DROID 3 is another Motorola upcoming smartphone that keeps leaking ahead of its official announcement. We first met it this March along with the already available DROID X2 and the still unannounced Tagra.
Today an anonymous tipster revealed a few more details about the DROID 3. Read more »
Remember those photos and videos of the 64GB iPhone 4 we saw a while back? Well, it seems that the device could be close to launch.
The info comes from a memo received by the guys at This is my next Read more »
We’ve spoken of Toshiba’s upcoming 10.1″ Android tab on numerous occasions before. It made an appearance at CES and we caught that back in January, specs popped up from BestBuy in early April and a scheduled release was slated for June in Japan.
Now, however it would seem that the Toshiba tab in question might be finally making its way across to the US and not only that, it gets a new name too. Read more »
Nintendo announced the Wii’s successor a month ago, but we got only two pieces of information: its codename – Project Cafe – and its targeted launch in 2012. The Wii 2 is going to be unveiled at the E3 expo next month, but we already have the first real shots.
They were taken by a spy camera at a closed developer event. Read more »
Good news, Motorola Defy owners, your Gingerbread is on the way. What’s even better is that a leaked image coming straight from the Motorola dev center will allow the most knowledgeable among you to bring their handsets to Android 2.3.3. right now.
Of course, even though it’s an official image, it’s not the final thing (or Motorola would have released it themselves). Read more »
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 and the Asus Transformer will be getting the latest Android Honeycomb version 3.1 in early June.
This was supposedly confirmed by both companies to This is my next dot com. Asus indeed has confirmed it on its Facebook page. Read more »
Apple love their secrets and this instance is no different. Although the big
cheese, I mean fruit, have yet to confirm anything officially, signs point to Thursday, May 19th as a day to mark down in your calendars.
Why? What has made you put your conspiracy hat on GSM Arena? We’ll sources say somethings afoot and it makes sense to pin it down to the 19th as the start of something, as this marks the Apple Store’s 10th anniversary.
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The rumor of a 10” Android tablet has re-emerged, this time with more details and a couple of screenshots too. The tablet, named as the HTC Puccini, sports a WXGA (1280 x 800) screen and runs Honeycomb according to some specs from a leaked ROM.
Aside from the bigger screen, the Puccini tablet should also pack more processing power thanks to the confirmed dual-core Snapdragon inside. Read more »
Credit card giant Visa plans to roll out the most extensive digital wallet system ever attempted by a credit card processor, bank or carrier that will focus on NFC in its implementation across Canada and the US. To kick the service off they need to see a greater adoption of NFC readers from merchants, those willing to pay transaction fees back to Visa or its partner banks whilst using the service.
Visa already uses NFC readers (about 150,000 of them) in conjunction with its PayWave service but this new scheme sees Visa make far greater use of its existing reach. There are currently over 1.8 billion Visa cards in use worldwide, usable at over 30 million stores, with more than 50% of credit card transactions in the US being handled by Visa followed by MasterCard, American Express and Discover as the next largest companies. Read more »