The combat of mobile platform is very high and now the young app store of the Verizon Wireless, a mobile phone carrier in U.S., will shut down due to some critical issues. First this app store is called Vcast Apps which has varieties of Android and BlackBerry apps. The subscribers of Verizon network can access to these apps in addition to what it has on its OS store. This Vcast Apps will by totally shut down on March 27 of 2013.
One of the main reasons is that Apple has bought Chomp which is the main partner of Verizon to build this store and of course the fast growing Google Play won’t allow Verizon to survive easily.
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.
Nokia has launched this latest smartphone running on Windows Phone 8 hoping to compete with iPhone as well as other Android phones. Now you can check out how this device can do. Right here you can find many valuable reviews sources, pictures and videos.
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Recently U.S. Cellular announced that Motorola Electrify M will be available on its product line. It is another LTE smartphone to spot in the carrier network. Motorola Electrify M is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but upgradable to Jelly Bean as promised by the company. It has a 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, a 2,000 mAh battery, NFC support, and of course 4G LTE support.
Price and Release Date of Motorola Electrify M
U.S. Cellular offers Electrify M for $99 after a $100 mail-in rebate for LTE areas. If your location doesn’t have LTE service, the price is $149. You can buy it from both in store and online on November 8.
Recently IDC has released the result of the research of mobile phone operating system in the marketplace. According to the result, about 136 million Android devices were shipped during the Q 3 2012 making it to be the best quarter. Apple shipped about 26.9 million iOS devices in the same quarter ranking in the second place after Android.
The 3rd and 4th places are for BlackBerry and Symbian respectively leaving the 5 place for Windows Phone.
In short, Android covers 75% of marketshare meanwhile iOS has 14.9%. BlackBerry Symbian and Windows Phone have 4.3%, 2.3% and 2% respectively.
It is a big success of Samsung to tell the public that about 3 million Galaxy Note 2 has been sold over the first month from the launch. Comparing to the previous Galaxy Note 1, it took Samsung about 2 months to sell 1 million devices but this time it is 3 million with just one month.
Galaxy Note 2 goes public first in its homeland South Korea in October then goes worldwide. Thanks to the power of advertising and the fame of the previous model, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is one of the most hunted devices for most of mobile phone users.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is half phone and half tablet thank to the 5.6-inch display. It has many preinstalled unique features that you can’t find on other phone. Combine with stylus, Galaxy Note 2 is absolutely the best for business as well as entertainment.
Recently Samsung has released its official Q3 2012 report telling us the prosperity of the company. It makes $7.4 billion in operating profits for Q3 and $5.97 billion in net income. This number is nearly double the Q3 last year.
The most anticipate features of the income are the smartphones and TVs. The high demand of Samsung Galaxy S III plays the most important role in increasing the company profit but 8% lower demand of PC is one of the most concern issues.
Samsung must bring its best to enhance its smartphone and tablet market or it will lose its market share easily due to the high competitor profiles.
Recently HTC has just pushed Android Jelly Bean update for its most anticipate smartphone the One X. The company chooses to amuse its homeland citizens and those who are in Singapore. So now only Taiwan and Singapore can get this official update. The whole update weights 352.87MB and it is Over-The-Air update. After updating HTC One X to Jelly Bean, your device will run on Android 4.1.1 and HTC Sense 4+ to the One X.
To update, you need to get to “Setting”> “About device” > “Software update” > “Update”. Make sure that your device is connected to a stable WiFi network.
Hope HTC and the carriers can push this update for EU and U.S. as soon as possible.
Seem like it is not easy to overcome the bad circumstances. Recently Sprint has released the financial report of Q3 2012 but everything is still not good. The final result is $767 million net loss and $231 million operating loss.
Comparing to the net loss of $301 million in Q3 of 2011, $767 million of 2012 hurts the company badly resulting a net loss of $.26 per share.
In Q3 alone, Sprint sold 1.5 million iPhones with 900.000 users. There are about 1 million LTE smartphones were sold which is the best earning resource since the users prefer to pay more for faster internet speed.
The management team of the company needs to develop a good business strategy for 2013 to counter this bad condition or more market share will be lost.