Monday, 24 September 2012

NEWS: 24 SEPTEMBER! iPHONE 5 SALES DISAPPOINTING!


iPHONE 5: DISAPPOINTING SALES OF 5 MILLION
Surprised? I am not! With all the hype and media bias the iPhone has only sold a disappointing 5 million units! Yes, this could be a new record for the once ubiquitous iPhone: The Sales Drop Off!

Many iPhone users are “disappointed” with the design and they “hate” the lightning socket and that they have to pay out extra for an adapter! If that’s not enough, Apple Maps are below par!

What was Apple thinking? But I knew that all the "Sold Out" reports were bogus anyway! After I did my review I saw several people come up to the display model and walked away within seconds! There was no crowd!

 
THE GALAXY SIII: JELLY BEAN ROLLING OUT TODAY
Samsung is updating the Galaxy S III handset to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, starting today! Poland is the first market to receive the update! The fortunate Polish folk will be able to enjoy Google Now, Project Butter, and sheer joy that Jelly Bean is!

Samsung states that Jelly Bean will "gradually" be introduced to other markets soon; how soon you get it will "vary by market and wireless carriers' requirements."

Rejoice, Galaxy SIII owners! Jelly Bean Android 4.1 is coming! You’re going to LOVE it! You will have so much more enhancements that will make your mobile life richer for it!

A pink version of the Galaxy SIII is due out anytime for the Korean market! Will the pink version reach the UK? 


SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE II: PREODER YOURS TODAY
UK mobile shop Phones 4U are taking preorders for the amazing Galaxy Note II – the follow up the Note! Well, you have seen just how under-powered the iPhone 5 is! This could very well be the handset for you! But don’t get too excited… Wait until you get confirmation that the Galaxy Note II is 4G LTE compatible! A number of networks are launching their 4G networks later on in the year! We don’t know how this will affect the price of rentals! It could very well be that the Galaxy Note II will come in two flavours: 3G and 4G LTE! This has me a little concerned because there is bound to be a noticeable difference in price for 4G! We’ll see! It is still early days!

It would have been ideal if there was just one Galaxy Note II compatible with both 3G and 4G LTE! We’ll just have to wait a while… In the meantime here’s some spec:

5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED 1280x720 display
Powerful 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
Android Jelly Bean Operating System.
8MP camera
S-Pen stylus with optimized suite of apps

I definitely want one! If it’s not 4G LTE then I will hold out until the 4G LTE version is released! 



THE TRANSFORMER: ASUS TO LAUNCH PADFONE 2 NEXT MONTH
Asus, the brand behind the Nexus 7 tablet is getting ready to launch PadFone 2! I don’t think that PadFone one took off but in this expanding Android market there’s a possibility that PadFone 2 could do a lot better! I mean, check out the alleged spec on this bad boy:

LTE + HSPA support, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 4.7-inch Super IPS+ HD display (1280x720 pixels). Other features include a 13MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and Zero shutter lag. It is expected to feature 1080p HD video recording. There's a 1.2MP front camera as well.

Further connectivity options listed are Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB with MHL alongside GPS and AGPS support. It will come with a 2140mAh battery. The device weighs 135g and sports 9mm thickness.

WOW!!!! Now that’s what I call a powerful device! It takes its place amongst the Galaxy Note II, the forthcoming LG Optimus G and HTC One X5!

Do doubt this is the rise of the Android SuperPhone era! What concerns me about the PadFone 2 is:

1. Will it come with the latest Android version? It should as they have created a Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.1!

2. What will be the tablet size? 7”? 10”? Personally, I would want a 7” tablet to go with the PadFone 2! We shall see what is announced next month!

Believe in Android!   

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