CES 2016: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet

Source: Lenovo

At CES 2016 Lenovo introduced a new 12-inch (2160×1440 pixels) modular Thinkpad X1 Tablet. It is with the newest Intel Core m7 processor. It has 16 GB RAM and up to 1 TB storage. Combined with the built in modular battery it can run up to 10 hours.

But it also has the ability to add additional modules like a a Productivity module, Presenter module and even 3D Imaging module.

tab2The brilliantly adaptable ThinkPad X1 Tablet with its unique modular design is obviously business oriented and offers something new that no other tablet can offer yet by adding functionality through simple clip-on optional modules:

For instance if you need more battery you can add the The Productivity Module which adds 5 more hours of usage. It also has full HDMI, and a OneLink+ port.

tab4For those that want to make a presentation the The Presenter Module includes a pico projector and HDMI port.It can project a 60-inch display from 2 meters.

Creating in 3D? Add the 3D Imaging Module with its rear-facing Intel RealSense camera


The X1 Tablet has a full size ThinkPad keyboard with the iconic TrackPoint and three adjustable typing angles and recreates the classic ThinkPad keystroke feel. Keyboard and tablet together weigh just 2.4 pounds for an ultra-light laptop experience.

tab3What’s more, it is the first Windows tablet with LTE Advanced support for super-fast connectivity from virtually anywhere. This is the first Windows tablet to offer LTE-A support. The ThinkPad X1 Tablet also features a removable rear panel for serviceability and upgrades.

ThinkPad X1 Tablet will be available starting February from $899.

The Productivity module will retail for $149. The Presenter module will retail for $279, and the 3D Imaging module will go on sale in May for $149.

Source: Lenovo

 

Blackberry expects around $950 million loss for this quarter

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Blackberry is not in good shape. The company is laying-off 4,500 employee and the sales of mobile devices are not so good especially with the aggressive competition by Apple, Samsung and others for a piece of the mobile devices market share.

We knew that the company is in trouble, but the latest projections for the last quarter announced in a statement by Blackberry report an expected operating loss of $950 million to $995 million.

The company also reported that they have sold about 3,7 million smartphones in the second quarter. Most of are older phones. The company also stated a reduction of the phones they plan to offer:

“smartphone portfolio will transition from 6 devices to 4; focusing on enterprise and prosumer-centric devices, including 2 high-end devices and 2 entry-level devices.”

According to IDC, Blackberry now has about three percent market share. Blackberry share prices were down over 20 percent today after the company released its projections.

Fonepad 7 from Asus

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ASUS announced the Fonepad 7, an updated version of the 7-inch Android device with full voice telephony for people who want smartphone features with a tablet-size screen. ASUS Fonepa 7 features a new non-slip finish and faster HSPA+ 3G with up to 42Mbit/s download speeds.

Fonepad 7 is powered by an Intel Atoм  Z2560 processor with Hyper-Threading technology for seamless multi-tasking performance with Android 4.2. The 7-inch display has a crisp 1280 x 800 resolution with IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology for wide viewing angles and excellent daylight visibility, while dual-front speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology ensure high-quality sound.

Lightweight tablet with heavyweight features

Just 10.5mm thick and with a low 340g weight, ASUS Fonepad 7 (ME372CG) is highly portable, but perfect for entertainment on the go. A new smudge-resistant coating helps keep fingerprints at bay on the 7-inch screen display and Miracast wireless video streaming mirrors the display to compatible HDTVs for big-screen enjoyment.

Fonepad 7 features a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera, plus a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with a 100 continuous-shot ‘burst’ mode and 1080p Full HD video recording. The 3950mAh battery provides up to 28 hours of 3G talk time, 35 days of standby time and up to 10 hours of video playback.

Built-in 3G with HSPA+ mobile data with download speeds up to 42Mbit/s and uploads of 5.76Mbit/s mean Fonepad 7 is an always-connected device for seamless web browsing. With full 3G telephony support across GSM and WCDMA bands, Fonepad 7 can also be used for voice calls using the built-in noise-cancelling digital microphone or an optional Bluetooth headset.

Exclusive ASUS apps

ASUS Fonepad 7 has a customized user interface that integrates social media information, with users being able to see their friends’ latest social media updates on their contact list or incoming call notifications.

Fonepad 7 is available with either 8GB, 16GB or 32GB onboard storage and a microSDHC card slot, conveniently located on the side of the case, can be used to add more. 5GB of lifetime ASUS WebStorage is also included and ASUS WebStorage Office also provides a full Microsoft Office experience on the move.

The SuperNote app lets users draft notes and can even add images, videos, and voice memos to create multimedia notes. The Floating App also helps users multi-task by giving them the option to open up to six apps simultaneously onscreen.

Stylish and practical TriCover protection

ASUS Fonepad 7 also has an optional protective TriCover case made from durable synthetic materials that protects both the tablet back and screen. Available in three colors, TriCover has a folding cover that props up the screen at a comfortable angle for on-screen typing and watching video.

The new Google Nexus 5 made by LG is coming

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The Nexus 4 was a hit. Simple, powerful, cheap the best that LG and Google can offer with a native Android OS. Now we have pictures and more details of the next Google Nexus 5.

This comes thanks to leaked pictures and specs after showing up first in a Google promotion video and then leaked photo after photo from the FCC filing that revealed key details about the Nexus 5.

We do not know exactly when we will see the Nexus 5 released as Google remain silent about the new flagship smartphone release event.

It is expected that the new Nexus 5 will be developed again by LG. It is expected that the new Nexus 5 will be with a better camera with optical image stabilization. The camera is most likely similar to the one that we see in LG G2 with 13 MP sensors with optical stabilization.

Most likely the new Google Nexus 5 comes with Android Kit-Kat 4.4

Here is a video of the technology used in the LG G2 that will give you some ideas what may be implemented in the new Nexus 5.

Samsung is planning 64-bit Galaxy Phones

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Apple set the standards with the announcement a few days ago that the new iOS 7 update is designed specifically for the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C and more importantly it is based on 64-bit architecture, first for a mobile OS to be used by a major smartphone manufacturer. The processor will be able to handle code for more demanding applications, including high-end games.

Today we hear news from Samsung, the company that is at present the main rival to Apple that they are also planning to implement 64-bit processors in the next-generation Galaxy smartphone.

The announcement comes from an interview in the Korean Times by Samsung Mobile’s co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun cited by c-net. In the interview he talks mainly about Samsung’s plans to expand its business in China, the huge market that Apple is just entering with the new iPhone S and iPhone C.

“Samsung understands that Apple intends to boost its mobile business in China, as well as in Japan, meaning that we should try harder in these countries,”

Samsung’s mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun said.

He also anounced the release date for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3

[Samsung will hold a launch event for its latest Galaxy Note3 tablet in China. The Korean technology heavyweight is set to release the 5.7-inch device in 140 countries.

In the interview he did not mention exactly when and which models of the Galaxy line will have the 64-bit architecture.

The new and powerful 64-bit architecture brings the smartphones closer and closer to the day in which we will be using a small and powerful mobile device for all the computing tasks in our everyday life. The future of the mobile netizen is coming closer and closer.

Now we expect to see other major manufacturers to announce their plans for using the powerful 64-bit architecture. Maybe Microsoft and Nokia? We will see.

Source: Cnet, Korea Times

Sony Xperia Z1 shown at IFA 2013

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At IFA 2013 Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) introduced Xperia Z1, a premium waterproof smartphone that combines the very best of Sony’s technology, entertainment and wide range of companion products with a unique and groundbreaking camera experience. Xperia Z1 will launch globally from September 2013.

 “Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers,”

said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications.

“Not only by bringing the power of Sony to the smartphone and through close collaboration with our partners but by setting a new standard in premium smartphones.”

The world’s leading camera in a smartphone

The elegant, 5” Xperia Z1 is the latest addition to Sony’s premium Z series of products and brings Sony’s proven world-class technologies to the smartphone like never before – including the very best of Sony’s camera expertise. Xperia Z1 features Sony’s award-winning “G Lens” with a 27mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture, custom made large 1/2.3-type CMOS image sensor Exmor RS for mobile with 20.7MP and a BIONZ for mobile image processing engine. The combination of these technologies delivers the same level of quality and performance as a conventional compact digital camera in a slim, waterproof smartphone.

Indeed, independent testing has confirmed that Xperia Z1 provides the best overall image quality of all leading smartphones1. This means that Xperia Z1 captures beautiful, sharp and bright images even in lowlight conditions. High shutter speeds and 3x clear image zoom also prevents shots from being blurred while enabling them to be captured at distance.

Innovative suite of Xperia Camera Applications

Xperia Z1 takes the conventional camera experience to a whole new level by including an innovative set of Xperia Camera Applications that deliver new experiences.

Applications at launch include:

Broadcast precious moments live from Xperia Z1 to Facebook and get your friends’ comments right on your screen.

Innovative visual search function that provides related information on landmarks and on items such as books or wine simply by capturing them with the camera.

Capture the perfect shot every time – Xperia Z1 takes 61 images in 2 seconds – a second before and after pressing the shutter – so you can scroll back and forth to find the perfect image.

Overlay a selection of fun, customizable animations to create pictures using Sony’s SmartARTM augmented reality technology.

This experience is supported by a robust ecosystem of established and up-and-coming developer partnerships who are working to create Xperia Camera Applications. Many more apps will be available through the Sony Select recommendation store after launch.

Beautiful design with high power and performance

Xperia Z1 also includes all of the features consumers have come to expect of a Sony smartphone. Its stunning looks combine Sony’s acclaimed OmniBalance design with premium materials and precision engineering in a slim waterproof and dust resistant smartphone (IP55 & IP58). A solid one-piece aluminium frame with tempered glass on the front and back ensures beauty and durability as well as a consistent viewing experience from any angle.

Xperia Z1 features the fully integrated Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor with 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU and 4G LTE to provide a seamless connected entertainment experience, industry leading battery performance and amazing speed. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor features the latest GPU and dual ISP for incredible graphics, 3D games and videos. The Xperia Z1 also includes a 3000 mAh battery for a high battery performance. Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode automatically turns off functions to save power when you don’t need them and restarts them when you do.

Incredible out of the box entertainment with Sony’s media applications and technologies

Xperia Z1 integrates PlayMemories Online2, a cloud-based image and video service that is integrated into the Album application. A new ‘All Sync’ feature enables users to instantly auto-upload all of their photos without storage limitation3. Sony’s “WALKMAN” and Movies applications are also included and provide access to more than 22 million songs on the “WALKMAN” app through Music Unlimited and more than 150K movies and TV series on the Movies app through Video Unlimited2 from Sony Entertainment Network.

Thanks to the inclusion of Sony’s BRAVIA TV technology, Xperia Z1 features Sony’s unique TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, creating a wider palette of rich natural colours for an immersive viewing experience. It also includes X-Reality for mobile – Sony’s intelligent super resolution technology which analyzes each image and optimizes the quality to deliver super sharp videos. Xperia Z1 also brings Sony’s audio expertise to play with Sony’s ClearAudio+ which automatically optimizes the audio experience without the need to adjust individual settings.

Xperia Z1 comes with an incredible entertainment offer that includes five great movies plus an exclusive movie access pass to the digital release of Sony Pictures’ summer blockbuster Elysium as well as a two month free trial of Sony’s Music Unlimited streaming service plus much more.

Xperia Z1 also features a new application called TrackIDTM TV5 that enhances your TV-viewing experience. It lets users search, share and explore information from broadcasted TV shows such as cast & crew, biographies, filmography or show related Tweets.

Unrivalled ecosystem of companion products and smart accessories

Xperia Z1 is supported by an ecosystem of innovative companion products and accessories. All are underpinned by Sony’s one-touch functions with NFC technology which will number approximately 100 compatible products by the end of the year including TVs, headphones, audio speakers, tablets, and more. Key products include:

Companion products to enhance the camera experience

QX10/QX100: High-performance ‘lens-style’ cameras designed for mounting on smartphones and operated through the smartphone screen – a perfect partner for the Z1

Smart Imaging Stand IPT-DS10M: An intelligent accessory that helps Xperia Z1 detect smiles and capture special moments without the need to hold the handset
Smartphone Tripod SPA-MK20M: A versatile tripod perfect for extra stability when taking pictures or capturing video

A host of other companion products and smart accessories that enrich your smartphone experience.

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SmartWatch 2 – Use as a second screen for Xperia Z1. Read messages, handle calls, easily access notifications – all from your wrist. Trigger the Xperia Z1 camera shutter. Download other camera apps to enhance the Xperia Z1 experience. Sony is working closely with developers for even more optimised apps
SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset – Splash proof wireless audio accessory that enables you to listen and talk without taking out your smartphone]
MDR-10BT NFC headphones and SRS-BTS50 wireless speaker – New, high quality NFC enabled headphones and wireless speaker.

NT3 – Create a unique experience for your tag and share with a friend via NFC.
Continually update the experience over time with the Bluetooth Music Receiver BM10 – stream music and audio from Xperia Z1 to your home Hi-Fi system
Miracast Wireless Display IM10 – Mirror your smartphone display on your HDTV or projector

Xperia Z1 key features
  • Sony’s G Lens: A lens with F2.0 and wide angle 27mm as well as 3x clear image zoom
  • BIONZ for mobile: Image processing engine with the algorithm from Sony’s leading digital compact cameras. It ensures pictures have less noise, fast auto-focus as well as high stable images for video shooting, preventing shots from being blurred.
  • 1/2.3-type Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor with 20.7MP: high sensitivity sensor capturing huge amounts of detail for sharp, crisp images, even in low-light conditions.
  • Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP58), with acclaimed OmniBalance design featuring durable tempered glass and solid one-piece aluminium frame
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon™800 quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor, 3000 mAh battery, 4G LTE
  • Xperia Camera Applications such as Social live which broadcast to Facebook. More applications will be available to download from Sony Select
  • Memory – RAM 2 GB, Flash memory up to 16 GB, Expansion slot microSD™ card, up to 64 GB.
  • Available in black, white and purple colour variants
  XperiaTM Z1
Colours BlackWhite

Purple

Facts Size 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm
Weight 170 grams
Operating System Google™ Android™ 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core
Camera 20.7 megapixel camera8x digital zoom

Auto focus

Burst mode

HDR for photos and movies

Face detection

Flash/Pulsed LED

Flash/Photo light

Front-facing camera (2 MP)

Geotagging

HD video recording (1080p)

Image stabiliser

Object tracking

Picture Effect

Quick Launch

Red-eye reduction

Scene recognition

Self-timer

Send to web

Smile Shutter™

Sony Exmor RS® for mobile

Image sensor

Superior Auto

Sweep Panorama

Touch capture

Touch focus

White balance

Music 3D Surround Sound (VPT)Album art

APT-X

Bluetooth® stereo (A2DP)

ClearAudio+

Clear bass

Clear Phase™

Clear stereo

Dynamic normaliser

Low power audio playback (only through WALKMAN app)

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow™ service1

SensMe™

TrackID™ music recognition5

“WALKMAN” application

xLoud™ Experience

Internet BookmarksGoogle Chrome™2

Google Play™2

Google™ search2

Google Voice™ Search2

Google Maps™ for Mobile with

Street view2

Info-eye™2

Pan & zoom

Sony Select

Xperia™ Home

Web browser (WebKit™)2

Communication  Call listFacebook™ application2

Google Talk™ application2

Google+2

Noise suppression

Polyphonic ringtones

Speakerphone

Slow talk

Talk equaliser

Twitter™ application2

Voice enhancement

Xperia™ Socialife2

Messaging  ConversationsEmail

Google Mail™2

Handwriting recognition

Instant messaging

Multimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

Design  Auto rotationDirect touch

Face Unlock

Gesture input

IPX5 and IPX8 (water resistant)1

IP5X (Dust-proof)

On-screen QWERTY keyboard

STAMINA mode

Screenshot capturing

Throw

X-Reality™ for mobile

Touch screen

TRILUMINOS™

Voice input

Wallpaper

Entertainment 

 

 

 

3D gamesGoogle Wallet™2

Media browser

Motion gaming

PlayMemories

PlayStation® Certified

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Reader mode

SensMe™ slideshow

Sony Entertainment Network2

TV launcher

Video streaming

YouTube™2

Organiser  Airplane modeAlarm clock

Calculator

Calendar

Contacts

Document readers

eCompass™

Notes

Setup guide

Stopwatch

Tasks

Timer

Connectivity  3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)ANT+ sport fitness

aGPS2

Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless

technology

DLNA Certified®

GLONASS2

MHL support

Media Go™

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Native USB tethering

NFC

PC Companion

Screen mirroring

Smart Connect

Microsoft® Exchange

ActiveSync®

Synchronisation via Facebook™

Synchronisation via Google™2

Synchronisation via SyncML™

USB charging

USB High speed 2.0 support

Xperia Link™

Wi-Fi®

Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality

Display  5”1920×1080 pixels

16,777,216 colour TFT

Memory Internal phone storage Up to 16GB
Expansion slot microSD™ card, up to 64 GB (SDXC supported)
Networks UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV),1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)

Battery life6 Battery (embedded) 3000 mAh minimum
Talk time GSM Talk time (GSM) Up to 830 minutes
Standby time GSM Up to 880 hours
Talk time UMTS Up to 900 minutes
Standby time UMTS Up to 850 hours
Music listening time Up to 110 hours
Video playback time Up to 400 minutes
In the kit Xperia™ Z1, battery, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.

Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services for 5.44 Billion Euro

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The hot news just announced jointly by Microsoft and Nokia is that Microsoft is ready to pay EUR 3.79 billion to purchase the Nokia Devices & Services business, and additional EUR 1.65 billion to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion in cash.

It is expected that the transaction will be finalised in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia’s shareholders, regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

On the corporate site, Steve Balmer, Microsoft chief executive officer commented the deal:

“It’s a bold step into the future – a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services. In addition to their innovation and strength in phones at all price points, Nokia brings proven capability and talent in critical areas such as hardware design and engineering, supply chain and manufacturing management, and hardware sales, marketing and distribution.”

“For Nokia, this is an important moment of reinvention and from a position of financial strength, we can build our next chapter,”

said Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of the Nokia Board of Directors

“Building on our successful partnership, we can now bring together the best of Microsoft’s software engineering with the best of Nokia’s product engineering, award-winning design, and global sales, marketing and manufacturing,”

said Stephen Elop, who following today’s announcement is stepping aside as Nokia President and CEO to become Nokia Executive Vice President of Devices & Services.

This is a very hot development. Let us see now how the Nokia devices and the integrated Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS develop.

Source: Microsoft News Center

Nokia launching a 10-inch Windows RT tablet in September

Rumors that Nokia is developing a tablet to be released have circulated the net for some time now and all the time the manufacturer has been insisting that it is not developing such a device although it was keeping its options open for the future. Pictures of the Nokia 10.1 inch tablet codenamed Vanquish, have appeared in the Chinese site DigiWo.

In view of the fact that Microsoft has developed and is selling the Surface RT with a Windows 8 RT operating system it was thought that Nokia will not release a similar tablet. At the same time, Microsoft anounced that it is also preparing the release of the next version of the Surface.

Well it seems that finally the time has come for Nokia to launch on the market a 10-inch Windows RT tablet. Whether this is good or bad only time will tell, but the fact is that Nokia has developed a tablet and it is using Windows RT. Microsoft’s Surface RT is not selling very well and the future of Windows RT is not so good as other manufacturers like ASUS have even droped all future plans for tablets with Windows RT it is interesting that Nokia might use the Windows RT for its tablet. Nokia it seems will go ahead with such a tablet and maybe the reason is that it is going to use the update Windows 8.1 that Microsoft will release in October.

Releasing a 10-inch tablet with Windows RT, Nokia will be faced with severe competition from the established manufacturers of such devices Apple, Samsung and Asus. Being a late comer to the 10-inch tablet market and to be able to compete with them Nokia will have to offer something very special, a better user experience and a price that is competitive. Better camera maybe? Will it be able to do that we will have to wait and see.

The Chinese site DigiWo has also published a leaked picture of the back of the Nokia tablet.

What we know so far from the leaked specs that the Nokia tablet is with a 10.1-inch display, 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB or 3GB RAM, 32 GB storage, 1080p resolution, 5-point touch screen  with a detachable keyboard similar to the Touch / Type Cover of the Surface. The External keyboard has built in extra battery, USB port, Micro HDMI & USB 3.0.

It is expected that Nokia will officially show the new tablet at a special event to be held in New York on September 26th. It will run Microsoft Windows RT OS most likely the Windows 8.1 version expected to be released by Microsoft on October 18th.

 

Pictures: DigiWo

 

ASUS releases YouTube video of MeMo Pad FHD 10 LTE

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Asus posted today a promo video on the YouTube channel with full specs of the 10-inch tablet MeMo Pad FHD 10 LTE.

The MeMo Pad FHD 10 LTE  is a 10 inch slate that we expect to be announced by Asus soon. Most likely the tablet will be announced at the IFA Consumer Electronics Show in September. Expectations are that this will be a slate with the newest and most powerful processor from Qualcomm, most likely the quad-core version Snapdrago 800.

The video officially released by ASUS on YouTube outlines the tablet’s specs.

The MeMo Pad FHD 10 LTE is a 10 inch tablet with a 1,920×1,200 IPS panel allowing 178-degree viewing angles, Snapdragon quad-core processor, stereo speakers, 5MP camera, 10-hour battery life, Miracast support, microSD card slot and an optional Folio Key keyboard cover. It is 9.9mm thick and weights 572g.

Source: Asus

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ZTE to sell ZTE Open Firefox OS phone on eBay US and UK

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ZTE will start selling the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone which they recently lunched on the ZTE store on eBay US and UK. Recently launched with Telef?nica in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia, the ZTE Open will now be available for the first time in Orange priced at $79.99 (?59.99) and will be unlocked to allow use on all mobile networks.

Mr. Dai Wenhong, VP of ZTE Corporation said,

“It is great honor to launch the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone worldwide through eBay. ZTE is devoted to providing more options for customers globally and enabling them to live better lives via advanced technology. The ZTE Open offers customers a smartphone experience at an incredible price point, making it ideal for cost conscious consumers or those looking to upgrade to a smartphone for the first time.”

Dr. Li Gong, Mozilla Senior VP of Mobile Devices continued,

“Mozilla is dedicated to moving the Web forward as a platform for innovation and building products that people love. We are pleased that now we will put the full power of the Web in even more people’s hands. With a great potential user base, we know that even more developers around the world will create their apps with new APIs to stimulate an inspiring new wave of innovation.”

The ZTE Open offers all the functions expected from a smartphone – calls, messaging, email, camera – plus additional experiences that people really want, such as built-in social integration with Facebook and Twitter, location-based services like Nokia HERE maps which include local transit and traffic information, the Firefox Web browser and the Firefox Marketplace.

Applications already available on the Firefox Marketplace include: eBay; Badoo; Terra; KAYAK; The Weather Channel; TMZ,; AOL; Wikipedia; CNNMoney; Huffington Post; TIME; Facebook; Airbnb; Time Out; Twitter and SoundCloud.

The ZTE Open has a 3.5” HVGA screen and 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor with 256MB RAM. It also has 512MB in the phone and 2GB on a preloaded microSD card. The 3G connectivity is 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA. It also has Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and FM Radio.

Picture: ZTE, Mozilla

 

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