Monthly Archives: July 2012

ZTE Grand X Available at Phones4U

Finally, the UK retailer Phones4U will be bringing ZTE’s first gaming smartphone Grand X to the market by early August. The phone, which will come on Virgin Mobile, is available for you to pick at Phones4U.

The phone features an Nvidia dual-core Tegra 2 processor and access to the Tegra Gaming Zone through which the customer can download game titles that is perfect for the handset’s chip.

Though some people judge Grand X as a cheap smartphone, the device features a 4.3 in qHD touchscreen, a 5MP  rear camera, 32GB of storage capacity, a built in DLNA, plus HSDPA, Wi- Fi and above all Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

AT&T HTC One X Now Offered for Just $99

Do you find the HTC One x attractive? Chances are that you do, but the price seems to be too high, right?

But then, don’t worry about the price anymore. For, HTC One x, one of the most attractive handsets from the company, can be yours for just $99.

HTC’s new flagship phone HTC One X is now available for $99 in all AT&T retail stores. This will be a challenge for Motorola and their new Atrix HD, which has the same features and price.

The HTC One X sports a 4.7-inch SLCD2 display and a 1.5 GHz dual-core S4 processor.

Sony Xperia J Entry-level Android Phone Shown Sporting Different Hues

Sony’s Xperia J looks like it is a high-fashion, but a low-performance entry. Some photos of this device were leaked on the internet, and it was codenamed ST26i.

The ST26i model name stands for a mid-range device and the specifications we’ve heard so far confirm this status.

It leaked out in May, but it looks like the Japanese company may be getting ready to move into production, at least in its home country.

Leaked screenshots of the handset show off the back of a fairly thin and smooth-back Android phone.

T-Mobile Huawei myTouch and myTouch Q Set for August 8 Launch

T-Mobile, after leaking several times in recent months, had finally made its new Huawei myTouch devices official earlier in July.

The devices are set to launch on 8th of August, but it appears that dummy models of the new handsets have already begun appearing in T-Mobile stores.

While some information on the black versions of the myTouch was received when T-Mobile initially introduced them, these pictures of the dummy units gave a peek at those versions as well as the dark red myTouch and white myTouch Q.

The specs for both of the new myTouch phones include a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, and a 1.4GHz processor.

Sony 2011 Xperia Phones Not to Get Jelly Bean Update

For Xperia users, here’s a bit of sad news. Sony has announced that Xperia Arc S and Mini Pro smartphones won’t get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS update.

That’s not all. The Japanese company has clarified that none of the Xperia phones released in 2011 is going to get the update.

Though the company had earlier said that all of its 2011 Xperia phones will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), Sony announced that the phones won’t receive the next version of Google’s mobile operating system.

Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G Heads for MetroPCS

MetroPCS, a relatively small mobile carrier when compared to Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile, will now offer the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G, which is also known by its model number SCH-R940.

Images of this smartphone, was leaked earlier on Howard Forums.

A lot of information regarding its hardware specifications and features were also leaked along with the images. Samsung Galaxy S Lightray may look familiar.

That is because it shares plenty of similarities with the Samsung Droid Charge from Verizon, both in terms of its physical looks and specifications.

Apple iPhone 4 for $50 at BestBuy

It seems Apple wants to clear retail shelves before the upcoming iPhone 5 finally arrives. As if pointing to that, reseller Best Buy is now offering an iPhone 4 for just $50, which is half that of the regular $99 price. The new offer is available to both black as well as white versions of the iPhone 4.

Of course, the phone holds a 2 year warranty with other incredible features. Hoowever, the Best Buy website hasn’t confirmed, if it is a temporary sale or not.

The reduction in price was announced just after Apple announced that it sold 26 million iPhones in the June quarter that shows a 28-percent growth over the same phase last year.

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Comes with QWERTY Keyboard

After the arrival of Android, QWERTY keyboards have been pushed to a less demand terrain. But for those who are still in love with the physical QWERTY keyboards, Sprint just announced their Photon Q 4G LTE.

This new Photon Q handset mainly features a 5-row QWERTY keyboard and Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Other specification include a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM with 8 GB internal memory, 4.3 inch display with a 540 x 960 ColorBoost screen resolution, a 8MP rear end camera with 1080p video capture and a front-facing HD camera.

Sprint Galaxy Update Removes Local Search

Post-legal proceedings from the part of Apple, Sprint is now removing local search from their Galaxy Nexus devices.

Until a while ago, all models of the Galaxy Nexus, including the Google Play takju version, the various GSM yakju builds and variants, and the CDMA/LTE versions, had sported universal search.

With this service customers were able to search the web for contacts or media files. But Apple had filed a law suit against this, prompting the court to ban the sales of the takju model.

Samsung GT-S3752 Mystery Phone Spied Sporting ChatON Button

Well, Samsung knows well what customers need. This time around, the good news from the Sammy stables is that it is ready with its new GT-S3752 handset that sports a specific ChatON button on its keyboard.

Samsung’s multi-platform messaging service ChatON is a well appreciated service already. Until now only smartphone users have been able to use this instant message service. But the new Samsung GT- S3752, (isn’t there a mystery shrouding the device?) anyone can connect with other ChatON users.

The other specifications about the hitherto unheard of phone include a 320x 240 pixels QVGA resolution, a 2.4-inch display and a 2 megapixel backend camera.