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Unveiling The HTC Desire 500

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If you are looking for an Android smart phone which is both exquisite as well as economical then your search ends here. HTC has recently announced yet another smart phone, named HTC Desire 500. HTC has surprised its users with Desire 500 as it is a mid-range smart phone with great specs and features. This dual sim phone will support Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and it will be powered with the Quad-core Qualcomm Cortex A-5. Desire 500 is leaked to be a very stylish and trendy smart phone. It will have a display screen of 4.3 inches; just perfect for a smart phone to sit comfortably in our palm. It also has Adreno 203 GPU and an 1800 mAh battery. Desire 500 will be very frothy in weight only 123g. It has only 4 GB internal memory and supports memory card up to 64 GB. It will come with the virtuoso HTC sense Ul 5.0, the sounds will be boosted. It has Wlan, Bluetooth, Infrared port and USB. iHTC Desire 500 will be coming with a splendid, high quality primary camera of 8 MP with auto focus and LED flash light. The camera features geo tagging and smile and face detection. It will also be having a stereo FM radio with RDS. It will be an impressive model for those who adore to live-stream and multitask. The design is of a rounded rectangle, no sharp edges thankfully. The handset will come in only two colors Lacquer Black and Glacier Blue.

Huawei intends to sell 10 million P6 units!

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It seems that Huawei is once again set on achieving a new goal, right after releasing the much hyped Huawei Ascend P6 they announced that the interest rate has been high as ever before and they are intending to sell a whopping 10 million units this year. This statement came personally from Huawei CEO Yu Chendong, he also shared that he is very proud of their latest device and appreciate the hard work that went into making it. The Huawei Ascend P6 is intended to be priced around €450 in Europe and CNY2,688 (around €327) in China , which is a very clever move from Huawei as this gives their new flagship a great advantage in terms of ‘Bang for Buck’.  It was also revealed by some sources that thousands of Huawei Research and Development engineers were involved in creating this device and that they are confident that it can compete with all other flagships out there. Huawei  also left nothing to chance as they have allocated 11 million dollar for marketing in China alone and another 30 million dollar more for promoting the device in Europe, which is amazing for just one single device. Overall we think that the Huawei Ascend P6 has a fair chance of achieving its goal and may even go as far as competing against the likes of Sony, Apple and Samsung.

Viber Finally Launched for BlackBerry OS 5 and OS 7

Viber on smartphoneRecently Viber has grown a lot in popularity and has become the must have application for almost all platforms. Though most of the other platforms have had Viber for quite a while now, BlackBerry OS was among the unfortunate few that didn’t have the privilege of experiences Viber. However after releasing the application in major platforms such Android and iOS , Viber has finally started to pay some attention the Blackberry OS and as a result has finally launched the application for BlackBerry OS 5 and OS 7. Unfortunately BlackBerry OS will not receive this application due to technical problems, regardless the major reason why BlackBerry’s older OS are getting all the attention all of a sudden lies in their registration rates, as it turns out almost 15 thousand registrations are made through BlackBerry Smartphones per day, whic leads to an estimate 175 million users (globally) that are using Viber as their VoIP across all major platforms. This also means Viber has become one of the most successful VoIP of all time and are soon catching up to Skype which currently holds the number 1 VoIP spot, but if things keep going the way they have, it won’t be long before Viber dethrones Skype as the leading VoIP on mobile platforms. Also keep in mind Viber has a technical advantage over Skype as it can run silently without interrupting your daily work making it a better VoIP overall, so there is a high possibility that Skype will soon lose out to Viber unless they do something innovative.

HTC ONE Delayed to Late April

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Recently In an official report HTC confirmed the rumours about the HTC ONE’s delay and also revealed some additional details. For starters it was revealed that some regions will still be getting the HTC ONE on the earlier release date, these regions include United Kingdom, Germany and Taiwan. So naturally apart from these three lucky countries the rest of the world will have to wait in order to get their hands on HTC’s upcoming device.  However HTC assured that they are doing everything that they can in order to supply their new device all over the world and will bring the HTC One to Europe, North America and Majority of the Asia Pacific countries before the end of April.

Check below for HTC’s official statement

“HTC has seen unprecedented demand and interest in the new HTC One, and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews. The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April. We appreciate our customers’ patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait’

Though we are sure that people won’t mind waiting a few days in order receive a good smartphone this delay may turn out to be huge problem for HTC as they will be losing their head start against Samsung’s Galaxy S4.

The Future of Tablets in 2013

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In 2012 the market of Tablets grew more than ever before, it became the next big thing to happen in the world of technology. Many claimed that Tablets may replace laptops as the ultimate portable gadget soon. Well knows manufactures such as Samsung and Apple stepped up their game and produced some really impressive products, even going far as creating built in voice assistants. So with the bar set so high, what does the upcoming Tablets of 2013 have in store for us?

Changes that we will see

Battery life: One of the things that we will see in future tablets is better battery life and not because of any new advanced battery technology but because of advances in mobile hardware and tablet manufacturing, not to mention that gaming has now become an important part of the tablet world with many developers considering it a new platform to grow and expand and that will consume more battery than most tasks out there and a bigger battery will soon become a necessity for people who want gaming on the go. Traditional tablets will change into more compact tablets with larger battery in order to support the upcoming advances in their hardware.

Stylus:  As tablets become more and more mainstream the stylus for them will also re appear. If tablets really do become a day to day device in our lives the things that it will be most frequently used for will be taking notes, making charts, drawing projects etc document related tasks and a stylus will prove useful in most of those situations

Smaller Tablets:  Tablets with large screens such as the Apple iPad will always dominate more than half of the market with an estimate 51% share.  But smaller tablets such as the Google nexus 7 are gaining more and more popularity every day. Almost 34 million tablets that have screens of eight inches or less were shipped in 2012 which is an impressive double of the amount it was sold in 2011. Soon their popularity will increase even more and will probably catch up to 50% of the tablet market in 2013.

Increase of Android Based Tablets: Back in 2010 Apple was the king of the tablet market with an impressive 87% of the market, but things have changed now. Despite its very loyal costumers Apples share has decreased to 51.8% last year, at the same time Androids market share has risen rapidly and now holds 44.7%. 2013 may just turn out to be the year when iOS finally losses its tablet dominance and the little green robot of android takes the throne as the new frontrunner.

Rise of budget Tablets:  There was a time when buying a tablet meant breaking your bank. But nowadays tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire, Good Nexus 7 and Noble Nook HD have made tablets more accessible to the general audience. Tablets are now appealing to much broader range of customers and hence increasing the demand for budget Tablets.  If this really happens in 2013 we will see additional price drops from every manufacturer as the market becomes more and more crowded.

 

2013’s Top 5 Camera Phones

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Nokia Lumia 920:

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the latest and probably the best creation of Nokia so far since converting to Windows Phone as their primary operating system. It sports an 8 megapixel camera with True image stabilization along with Carl Zeiss Optics and Dual Led flash. The Lumia 920 is capable of taking photos at 3264 x 2448 at 4:3 mode and 3552 x 2000 in 16:9 mode which is a mere 11% drop in resolution. Most other phones out there drop almost 15% more resolution when producing 16:9 images making the Lumia 920 one of the best camera phones ever produced by Nokia.

Sony Xperia T:

Sporting an impressive 13 megapixel camera with a back-illuminated Exmor R sensor, image stabilization and a LED flash, Capable of producing stills of 4128 x 3096 pixels resolution, the Sony Xperia T can take amazingly well detailed pictures with accurate colors. Due to the Sony Exmore R mobile image sensor it produces great pictures even in low light conditions and can take images in a mere 1.1 seconds. It also offers 16x digital zoom which is vital for taking more controlled photos. The only noticeable flaw was some overexposure issues when trying to capture objects that are reflecting sunlight, but overall Sony Xperia T’s camera is among the very best in the market today.

Apple iPhone 5:

Apple has always been one of the frontrunners in the world of Smartphone’s. The iPhone 5 is no exception. With an impressive 8 megapixel sensor which is capable of producing stills of 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution, the iPhone 5 can produce impressive images with satisfying details and accurate colors. However noise levels were somewhat disappointing and when taking images in low light conditions no major improvement over its predecessors were noticed, despite its minor flaws the iPhone 5 definitely has the best Smartphone camera Apple has produced till date.

HTC Windows Phone 8X:

HTC’s Windows Phone 8X packs an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. However the primary strength of the camera comes from the back-side illuminated sensor which is capable of capturing more well details light and brightness. The impressive hardware allows the HTC Windows Phone 8X to capture photos with proper exposure, impressive contrast and satisfying dynamic range. Though the noise level and details were slightly below the competition, however it cannot be denied that the HTC Windows Phone 8X can produce great images particularly when it comes to dimmer conditions and takes spectacular macro shots.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

The original Note was a big success, both in terms of camera and as an overall Smartphone. Like its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 can take great images with its 8 megapixel camera which is accompanied by a LED flash. The noise levels are lower than most of its competition and the level of details are impressive. The colors however are slightly oversaturated which is the only real flaw in the Galaxy Note 2’s camera. But overall it’s far superior to its predecessor and is one of the best Smartphone cameras produces by Samsung since the original Galaxy S2.

HTC One X Gets Ice Cream Sandwich Update

 

 

A few days earlier than expected, HTC has begun the release operations of the expected update to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich for the One X .

The new software version is the v.2.17.401.2 and introduces several improvements: the main signal a more fluid and powerful Web browser; the improvement of some features of the camera (white balance and autofocus); a more stable system; and the Beats Audio update.

Among the new upgrades, there is also the HTC Sense version 4.1 interface, introducing, among other things, the ability to map the recent key applications, eliminating the annoying “menu button with three dots” applications.

For users who have not received notifications of the update’s availability, you can do it manually. Just go to Settings > Information > Software Updates.

 

 

 

LG Optimus 4X HD vs HTC One X: A Comparison

 

We have already dubbed 2012 as the year of the quad-core smartphone: different manufacturers, in fact, have decided to opt for this solution as regards the range top of the range of devices.

HTC and LG have decided to focus on the NVIDIA Tegra processor 3 , characterized by a 4-core CPU (plus a fifth with power saving features), capable of ensuring performance well above the average, especially in the gaming industry. The only flaw, a tendency to warm up a bit too much when put to the test.

Completely different, the choices of the two producers as regards the aspect of design and construction of the respective terminals: if the HTC One X has a unibody polycarbonate shell, strong and very pleasant to touch and look, the LG Optimus 4X HD proposes a form factor already seen.

The most careful design of the HTC One X  has the downside of the lack of support for MicroSD and ‘the inability to remove the battery.

Both devices are among the main strengths of the 4.7-inch display with HD resolution. The LG Optimus 4X HD, however, has proved to be much brighter and, at the same time, more expensive as regards the appearance of autonomy.

And we want to dedicate the last chapter battery sign. The greater capacity of one mounted in the LG Optimus 4X HD (2150 mAh against 1800 mAh capacity than it has the HTC One X) does not match an equally greater autonomy. On the contrary, the HTC One X ensures the best results. An update of software that optimizes resource management could change the situation.

 

 

HTC Desire V: A Smartphone with Dual SIM

 

 

The Taiwanese company, HTC, comes in an official manner in the dual SIM smartphone market, with the Desire V, a phone that would allow smartphone users to experience the most complete, in a “package” compact and lightweight device. It is indeed a smartphone featuring a 3.5 inch screen (like the iPhone), a thickness of 9.3 mm and a weight of 114 grams.

From a technical standpoint, we see a single core processor 1GHz, 4GB of RAM and can use a MicroSD slot to expand the hard drive of the phone. If you want even more space, you can use the 25GB that Dropbox provides for HTC users for two years. The camera is 5 megapixels, which is good for most needs. As for the audio, it is integrated with BestsAudio technology, which improves the quality of the songs that are played.

The HTC Desire V is definitely a phone that will appeal to anyone looking for a mid-range smartphone with such an affordable price. This phone will have the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system installed.

The HTC Desire V should come to the market from this month of July and the month of August, at a price that should not exceed 400 euros.

 

 

 

Android 4.0 for the HTC Evo 3D

 

The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC, has begun an update of Android 4.0 for its Evo 3D. The nearly 300 megabyte update version 3.6 includes among other things, their own sense surface.

HTC had promised the refresh software on several occasions, including immediately after the idea of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in November 2011.

Delivered, the smartphone has its autostereoscopic characteristic display since August last year with version 2.3 of the mobile operating system. With the new version to keep, among other things, there is a revised multi-tasking and more profound ways of analyzing and controlling volume data entry.

In addition, Android 4.0 promises to improve system stability and a number of new APIs. The update distribution from HTC as usual, will be “over the air”.

Finally, the smartphone has come under heavy price discounts in the headlines. In the meantime, however, it is offered by only a few dealers.

HTC Desire S: Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Officially Released

 

Another HTC smartphone gets official update to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich , whose OTA file was captured from China where it was currently released. We are talking about the HTC Desire S, a mid-range smartphone which now will run the Android 4.0.4 with HTC Sense version 3.6.

The update can be install on those devices if root permissions had been obtained, and had followed the procedure for the S-OFF. In some cases, however, the HTC Desire with S-OFF are not able to perform this upgrade, so as always we advise you to do it very cautiously.