News: Mobile Phones
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013
Twitter recently just announced its support for the upcoming Firefox OS, and pledged that a native Twitter app will be available in the Firefox Marketplace when the first Firefox devices begin to ship.
The fifth, after Alcatel, LG, ZTE, and Huawei, to announce that they are making Firefox devices, Sony deputy CEO, Bob Ishida, has commented that their engineers are "currently working with Firefox OS Mobile and HTML 5 evolving technologies" for an upcoming device.
The NEC Medias W dual-screen Android smartphone prototype has been spotted in the wild again, this time at MWC 2013.
Samsung has just announced that the Galaxy S IV will be officially unveiled in New York City on the 14th of March.
Samsung is currently the world's biggest Android manufacturer, and its success in the mobile arena is eating away at its relationship with Google. Executives at Google are worried that Samsung's growing leverage over Android, could lead to Samsung muscling in on Google's mobile ad revenue.
Visa and Samsung have announced their alliance that pairs Visa's payment technology with Samsung's mobile devices to accelerate the adoption of NFC payments globally. Read on to uncover details of their agreement.
Monday, 25 Feb 2013
Qualcomm has announced its new RF360 4G LTE baseband chip that aims to eliminate LTE band fragmentation. The Qualcomm RF360 radio chipset is able to support over 40 different frequencies currently used by carriers globally and seven cellular modes.
The upcoming LG Optimus G, expected to be unveiled in Q3, will reportedly be the first LG device to run on the company's own homebrewed chipset, according to Korea Times.
Huawei just announced the Ascend P2, and claims that it is the world's fastest 4G LTE smartphone. Hit the link to find out more.
Friday, 22 Feb 2013
The latest rumor, according to Xperia Blog, is about the Xperia SP. The phone is said to come with a "4.6-inch 720p screen, quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and an 8 megapixel camera".