Archive for June, 2011
The first quarter until now, many Nokia device leaks have occurred. It was the Nokia T9, the first Windows Phone, 2 MeeGo devices and much more. There is yet again another leak, the Nokia N6-01 and Nokia N6-02 which appeared in a XML file at the Nokia NDS website.
According to Mobile Geek Inc., both devices devices are equipped with ARM Chips and have displays of 360*640. The devices do also run on Symbian^3 OS, a promise that Nokia is living up to. Both device do also have a Full HTML browser combined with Java Supported.
Apple has been in being patent wars since the beginning of the year. It started of with Nokia but then later moved to Samsung. There still is an investigation going on about the previous patent suit, Apple just added more for Samsung to battle with.
Both devices above had similar buttons and mostly the same OS, the packaging is also the same in some cases. Apple earlier said that Samsung are “slavish” copiers of there devices.
In May, a Chinese person posted the Codename WP7 device Sea Ray which later become the truth. Now that same person has published a Nokia N9 look-alike that is running on Android. Stephen Elop did admit that Nokia did try Android for a moment but didn’t mention that they wouldn’t make Android devices.
This could mean that Nokia might give up on a operating system to move onto Android, the most Favorited in the USA.
Apple recently held a meeting with China Mobile but no details were disclosed on what the meeting was about. One of the employees that was present at the meeting leaked out the information , this information was posted on a Chinese social networking website.
The leak consisted of the carrier receiving the iPhone 5 this September. Unfortunately the post was removed therefore no screenshot is available for us to see. Apple COO Tim Cook was at the meeting, this could be the hot topic of it.
There already is online competition of the LG Optimus Black prices. Bid Or Buy has a New Zealand dealer called Electron World. They currently have 5 new units at the price of R3659 each.
According to Bid or Buy, this seller has a positive rating of 95.65%, it has also had many positive comments with its sales. This 5 megapixel device runs on Android 2.2 Froyo which can be upgraded to 2.3.
The LG Optimus Black was released by LG South Africa a few hours ago, Virgin Mobile is already showing that they will receive it. The recommended price of it according to LG South Africa is R4499 but Virgin Mobile shows that its valued at R4099.
This is good news for the Virgin Mobile users but unfortunately this is only available for a contract deal, not a prepaid deal. The deal consists of R200 airtime p/m, Plus 1000 FREE SMSs and a R20 Mandatory Itemised Billing
Indian born Salman Khan launched the Blackberry Playbook today in India. Salman introduced the Playbook the same way that a celebrity is announced when receiving an award.
The tablet made a slow entry where hydraulics pushed it up on to the stage, the wait was slow but worth it.
Have a look at the video below where Salman launches the tablet:
Even though India has received the Playbook, South Africa won’t receive the 4G version for the next couple of months until the service providers can handle it. No price was revealed for the Playbook either.
The wait is still going on, Blackberry and Android users are still waiting for the DSTV Drifta App. The reason why these apps are needed is to support the DSTV viewing for the customers that acquire the decodeds.
This was supposed to be released together with the Symbian^3 OS app, the Blackberry and Android were the 2 that weren’t released. DSTV Mobile said that they needed to do more tests with it. They also mentioned that they understand the anxiety in the customers, a spokesman was unable to give a release date.
The long awaited LG Optimus Black P970 that was expected on the 25 June 2011, was released a day earlier, today 24 June 2011. This Froyo device packs a 1GB memory together with a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor with PowerVR GSX530 graphics and a rear 5 megapixel camera.
Not only does it have a rear camera but can also record of 1080p HD at 24 FPS and 720p at 30FPS, a 2 megapixel front facing camera is also included. The recommended price from LG South Africa is R4499.
Apple 3 years ago filed for a patent of ‘portable multifunction device’ together with a multitouch interface, the USPTO has finally awarded the patent which could raise suspicion in the competitors. With today’s capacative touchscreen which work like a sheet of glass uses the human touch then a response is given to it.
The manner in which this patent was worded is that all of multi-touch interface that are made in this manner belong to Apple according to the patent. This can be hefty to the competitors that use this technology. The patent is only to used for Apple’s products, not to make the competitors pay the fees.