Ever since the first mobile phone was created in the year 1973 by Motorola, the industry has seen significant technological advancement; which has led us to where we are today, in a world of super advanced smartphones. But, in all the innovation, there were many failures. And some were so remarkable that they are still talked about today, as they have left a considerable mark on technology history. Here are the top 5 mobile phones that have failed badly in the market because of many reasons, but are still remembered for a major reason.Nokia N-Gage
The Nokia N-Gage was released back in the year 2003, when the company was at the pinnacle of mobile technology. Phones [...]
Meizu is one company that kept its hype going since the beginning. With the launch of their new Meizu MX Quad Core the company is yet again trying to prove that it is not behind when it comes to staying up to date. Called the MX Quad-core, this new device will be powered by a Cortex-A9-based, 32nm HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) quad-core Samsung Exynos chip, which supposedly clocks in at 1.5 GHz.
Meizu claims the battery life is 20% better compared to the dual core MX, also the upgraded 1700 mAh battery probably plays a major role in that aspect. Other specs include a 4-inch 960 x 640 ASV display, an 8 MP BSI camera. 32GB [...]
The ZTE Era, an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone, released at MWC 2012 is dubbed as “one of the thinnest quad-core smartphones on the market today”. The phone is equipped with an NVIDIA Icera 450 HSPA+ modem and also features a 4.3-inch QHD screen with a resolution of 960 x 540.
The specifications of the ZTE Era are:1.3 GHz nVidia Tegra 3 Quad Core Processor 7.8 mm Thickness Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 4.3? Capacitive Touchscreen Display with 16 Million Colours and qHD (960×540 Pixels) Resolution 8 Megapixel Camera with Autofocus, LED Flash 8GB Internal Memory, microSD Card Slot 1GB RAM Dolby Sound, HD Voice The ZTE Era will be launched in [...]
Ah the infamous Asus PadFone, shown off last year to tease us with its dual functionality, the company has finally introduced the device at the MWC 2012. The phone part of this hybrid has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, Snapdragon’s new dual-core S4 chip, an Adreno 225 GPU, Ice Cream Sandwich and an 8-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and f/2.2, with autofocus.
The phone has 16-64 Gb capacity options plus MicroSD (32 GB) , Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, GPS, A-GPS, a gyroscope, 1,520mAh battery and a compass. The phone has a thin profile with only 9.2mm thickness.
But the best [...]
ViewSonic has just released three new smartphones into the market the 4s (not to be confused with iPhone 4s ), 4e and 5e.
The ViewPhone 4s features a 3.5-inch 960 x 640 Super Clear IPS LCD (identical to the real 4s) along with a five-megapixel camera, a VGA front-facing imager and a 1GHz chip, the second device the ViewPhone 4e has a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 LCD, a slower processor at 650MHz only, a three-megapixel camera and one extra touch button. The third one aka the 5e has a lower 800 × 480 resolution and a larger 5 inch screen.
Leaked image of the Optimus 3d part 2 has been outed. The device looks impressive especially in this new color tone. Looks like LG has started to follow in Apple and Samsung’s footsteps seeing the success of white devices. The new Optimus 3D will be thinner and lighter than its predecessor, has a new tapered design which is 9.8 mm at its thinnest point. Its also much lighter , about 20 gms, compared to the original Optimus 3D.
The specs are comprised of a 1.2GHz dual-core Texas Instruments processor, a 5-megapixel camera which captures 3D photos, 8GB of storage, Bluetooth 3.0, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), NFC and [...]
Meizu has been in the news since the invent of the iPhone, a company trying to take down Apple at what it does best. But with announcements and corp take downs, legal action suits and what not. The MX is a successor to the M9 announced last year, this dual core model will be available in mainland China starting from ¥2,999 ($470) on January 1st, with a quad core coming later.
Spec list now includes a 4-inch 960 x 640 ASV display, 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 dual core chip, 1GB of LPDDR2 RAM, 16GB of storage, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera, a secondary mic for noise cancellation and a 1,600mAh battery. The device is [...]
Samsung Has quietly Launched the new Samsung Galaxy S Plus. The stocks for the device started to arrive to vendors on saturday and most vendors in the captial, NCR region are selling the device for 22,000/-
Specs include4 inch Super Amoled full touch display No backlighting Android 2.3 Gingerbread 1.4 GHz processor 512 MB of RAM 5 megapixel autofocus camera VGA front camera 1650 mAh battery Talk time of 17 hours on 2G and 7 hours on 3G 3G,Wifi and Bluetooth DLNA certified
Other options include a USB port and TV out port. The phone comes with a regular suite of Android (Google) apps like GMail, Gtalk, Maps, Push Mail [...]
Have a Hundred rupees ? You can now get a Samsung Galaxy S2 for 2 Dollars (Australian) if you are in Sydney. The line apparently stretches beyond the one at the Apple Store, the first 10 people in line at the store get the device at $2.
Customers queuing outside of Apple’s George Street store in Sydney waiting for Friday’s iPhone 4S launch have reportedly been approached by Samsung representatives, encouraging them to switch queues and stand in line at the Samsung store instead.
Unfortunately for Samsung, it doesn’t seem to be working on most, with student Tom Mosca noting:
There’s this guy who has come up to us trying to convince us to buy the Samsung Galaxy S [...]
Its the classic case of “we want you to buy new devices” Wave 2.0 is said to be considerably heavier than the existing version. As in the case of iOS 4 for iPhone 3G , You basically get half the features of higher end phones, a lot of lag and crashing and a chunk load of disappointment all around. Lets hope that this is not the case with BADA 2.0 as SAMSUNGBADA twitter account has updated saying that all existing bada devices get Bada 2.0, but not all get all the features.
Looks like its gonna be one big battle b/w users, Samsung and App devs (most of whom are already dreading different formats from Bada OS)
Ready for battle – round 1 – [...]
Droidlife has got its hands on new images of the HTC Vigor, the device is rumored to have a texturized backplate comes “WITH HTC SENSE” a dual LED flash, a front-facing camera along with four capacitive buttons its also rumored to have a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The popular Beats by Dre Sound engine will also possible premiere in this device.
Looks like this device is heading to Verizon, so it may never reach the Indian Shores.
Meizu CEO Jack Wong , announced on tuesday ( in a discreet fashion) that the company upcoming 4 inch phone will be released in China at the end of September this year. The interesting bit here is that the device will have two versions, the 16GB version will come with a dual-core chip, while the 32GB version will sport a quad-core one.
No other relevant information was released about the device. We will keep you updated as we get more.