Huawei is one of the most famous mobile manufactures in China and now it is ready to go further with the release of Windows Phone and Android. Even with no official confirmation, information leaked suggested that there will be two Windows Phone 8 and 4 Android smartphones.
For Windows Phone 8, there will be Ascend W1 and Ascend W2. If it is true, these will be the first Windows Phone of the company to invade the territory of Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X. The two phone should cover both high-end and mid-range class to make sure that it can cover all market share.
For Android, there will be Ascend D2, Ascend P2 and the Ascend Mate. First the most interesting and the most talked is Ascent Mate. Learning to previous rumor, this device is believed to carry the largest display of 6.1-inch which is 1-inch larger than Samsung Galaxy Note 2. However other source seems to suggest a smaller screen on 4.5-inch but there is no clear evident to support. For Ascend P2 should be the killer with high-end specs. It is expected to be powered by a quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The display should be smaller than 5-inch.
What Are the Targeted Market of Huawei?
United States should not be the most concern but Asian and European should be main market.
Finally we get the official confirmation that Samsung ATIV Smart PC tablet will be available on AT&T network on November 9th. The price of this tablet is $799.99. This is much higher price than the Microsoft Surface tablet.
Recalled the specification of this tablet, Samsung ATIV Smart PC runs on Windows 8 OS with support by a 1.5GHz Intel Atom chipset. It has an 11.6-inch HD PLS display, 64GB internal storage space and a microSD card slot for up to 32GB additional memory.
The most important part of this tablet is that you can enjoy PC liked experience with this small and portable device. It supports all existing software of Windows 7, Vista and even XP. Even more special it has preloaded Microsoft Office 2010 trial version. Samsung also promises that ATIV Smart PC will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.
Recently Best Buy allows pre-order for Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X for $149.99 and $99.99 respectively. Both come with two-year contract with free shipping offer and AT&T will be the carrier. Basically for Lumia 920, you can choose different colors of red, blue, yellow, black and white.
These two are the first Windows Phone 8 to hit the market before the end of 2012 but Best Buy didn’t state the exact shipping date. Hopefully it doesn’t be too long to wait.
[Best Buy | WPCentral]
More inspiring is about to come. Recently Microsoft has sent official invitation for press media to participate in its Windows 8 event on October 29. If you are so eager to know how the Windows 8 metro looks like, the event should be the most important day to go.
It will wipe away the questions and rumors. Of course the new OS should be unique. Rewind that Microsoft and Apple has come up with some kind of agreement that the company won’t violate each other patents so Microsoft will stick with its full large icons. Windows 7 received various update since the first release but still can’t attract the attention of user away from iOS and Android so we do expect more from Windows 8 to compete with the two leading OS.
It will tell us how the upcoming Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC Windows Phone 8X will look like. Hope that Microsoft will fire up the Windows Phone screen with Windows 8.
Recently Nokia has released official Q3 of 2012 report with quite disappointment. The company sold around 2.9 million Lumia smartphone meanwhile 3.4 million Symbian worldwide. Compared to Q2, Nokia sold 4 million Lumias and 6.2 million Symbians.
It is another significant drop from quarter to quarter. However the number of Lumia is expected to growth thank to the release of key smartphone the Lumia 920 and 820 in Q4 of 2012.
Learning from the report Nokia lost around $754 million marking the sale drop of 63% each year or 38% per quarter.
It should be the most difficult time for Nokia since the company doesn’t use Android and even implementing the Windows Phone, Nokia still can’t gain back its market share lost to Apple and Samsung. Of course new strategies must be considered and bring it to the round table to encounter this difficulty period.
Penetrate the Windows Phone 8 to the market is about to begin and of course Nokia is one of the most anticipate manufactures to launch its smartphone with this OS. The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft seems to recover only minor market. We do expect many Windows Phone 8 from Nokia and now according to WMPoweruser, we have leaked information of Nokia Lumia 822.
Nothing much leaked but Lumia 822 will run on Windows Phone 8 of course with WVGA display and an 8 megapixel camera. Currently there is no information about the availability or price tag. No official announcement from Nokia nor Verizon at the moment.
The wave of Windows Phone 8 is flashing quite strong now. With good sign, FCC might approve the Verizon Windows Phone 8X sooner or later. This is a good hope for both the manufacture HTC and Verizon. We will be able to see another Windows Phone 8 in shelve in the near future. It is a good turn for Windows Phone to compete with iOS and Android.
The HTC Windows Phone 8X will come with GSM frequencies of 850 and 1900 making it go global easier.
[FCC | Engadget]
Launching application for Windows Phone is just a matter of time. Now PayPal has managed to let go its app for Windows Phone 7.5 or higher. With the app, user can send and request money. You also can search for vendors in your local area that accept PayPal as payment method with “Local” feature.
Taking one step ahead of Nokia, the close friend to Microsoft, Samsung has just announced the first Windows Phone 8 with great technology.
During the event in Berlin, Samsung has unveiled ATIV S. Coming with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolutions, Samsung ATIV S is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It also has a16GB or 32GB internal storage, a 8 megapixel camera, a 1.9 megapixel camera, microSD card slot, HSPA support, NFC and 2,300 mAh battery.
We still can’t find theinformation availability and price tag right now.
Microsoft and Nokia started sending invitation for an event on September 5 in New York. The event is expected to be the release of Nokia Windows Phone 8. Event there is not official words from both companies but it is quite certain to judge that Windows Phone 8 Lumia will start its journey.
This is another chance for Nokia to gain back the market share meanwhile they didn’t do well with Windows phone 7.5 comparing to other Android or iOS smartphone.
We will keep the event closer, stay tunes.