The company unveiled its new PadFone Mini in Taiwan today. It is packed with 4.3-inch phone (960 x 540) display and 7 -inch( 1,280 x 800) tablet dock,It has a clock speed of 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8226 CPU and is powered by 1GB RAM, It has 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot , It is supported by Android 4.3 and is backed up with a 1,500 mAh and 2,200 mAh batteries in the phone and tablet, respectively.
The company for now confirmed its release in China, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia, but has also promised to get to to The US soon.
Asus PadFone Specifications:
- 4.3-inch phone (960 x 540) phone display and 7 -inch tablet dock( 1,280 x 800)
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable with SD slot
- Android 4.3
- 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8226 CPU
- 1,500 mAh and 2,200 mAh batteries for phone and tablet.
Below is a small video of the Asus PadFone
After the Twitter leakster @evleaks bought in the launch of Nokia’s Android phone last month, It was not known much about what are its features and its intention in the market. Later it was confirmed by ‘The Verge’s’ Tom Warren the phone is a low end smartphone which he gathered from his investigation which he performed on sources and confirmed the launch to 2014.
It may seem quite controversial when the company is holding its deals with Microsoft to lead its Windows OS, Warren supports his sources by stating it is a low-end phone which will be added to the Asha Series and will be supported by Android which will not associated with Google services, this means it could master the OS however it wants much like Amazons Kindle Fire, and giving the users to enjoy a full license for its Smartphone apps. The huge question mark here is whether will bring upon its own app store or will depend upon a third party zone, But all this leads us back to the same question will the phone ever appear on the market or is it all rumors.
Sony launches its next smartphone in its Z series the Ultra which is again has guessed is waterproof and dust resistant. The model is now available as a Google play edition.
The phone is packed with some dragging features like a 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor powered by 2GB of RAM. And comes with an outstanding 6.4″ Full HD display.built in 8MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor and 2MP front camera.
Sony Z Ultra Specifications:
- 6.4 inch display(1920 x 1080),with 342ppi
- Qualcomm® MSM8974 Quad Core, 2.2 GHz
- 16 GB internal storage with External microSD card slot.
- 2GB RAM
- 8MP rear camera with Exmor RS sensor 2MP front facing camera.
- GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (700, 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100, 2600 MHz)
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz),NFC (Android Beam),Bluetooth
- 3,000 mAh Battery
- Android 4.4(Kitkat).
The phone is said to come with the latest Android version 4.4(KitKat) and would be the first among the breed to get the updates, It is promised to be shipped within 1-2 working days. Google is also providing free shipping for US customers for a limited period.
Canonical signed a deal for including its Ubuntu OS in smartphones, The company’s product strategy leader Mark Shuttleworth revealed in an interview at the LeWeb conference. He did not mention about the company the deal has been signed, but confirmed it will appear in the market by 2014.
He also added by saying “We have concluded our first set of agreements to ship Ubuntu on mobile phones,” and We’ve shifted gears from ‘making a concept’ to ‘it’s going to ship.’ That has a big impact on the team.” He added a clue to guess Canonical phone deal by mentioning “The four Household Brands”, Well while the company is still at its initial stages of developing the OS it is hard to say if it will be able to compete with the rulers of Smartphone industries Android and iOS.
When all the company’s are focusing on smartphones, Celkon launched its first multilingual phone at 1,899. It has a 2.8-inch display, with a 1.3-megapixel rear camera, capable of holding dual SIM and even packs a wireless FM Radio. It is packed with 7 regional languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada The company said it has plans of launching smartphones with the different language packs.
The company’s MD supported the phone by stating “The launch of C76 is another milestone for the company.introducing a multilingual phone will reach out to the majority people spread across the regional boundaries. This will enable users to send Text messages in their respective Mother tongue and perform other linguistic activity”.
Features of Celkon C76
- 2.8 inch display
- 1.3MP Camera
- Audio and Video Player
- Dual Sim support
- Support for 8 languages including English
- In-built wireless FM Radio
- Expandable up to 16GB
- 1400mAh Battery
With its multilingual support at a very low price could pull a diverse variety of users and bring up the sales.