From March 12 it will be possible to preorder the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, and from the March 22 the online selling. The price of the BlackBerry Z10 will be $199.99 for e two year contract. It is the first Smartphone with the new BlackBerry 10 software.The device has 4.2 inch display with high resolution and HD permission (1280х720). The camera records 1080p full HD video. The Smartphone is supplied with two cameras – the main 8-megapixel and frontal, with the resolution of 2 megapixels. For speed of system are responsible a dual-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz and 2 GB of random access memory. Flash memory 16 GB are available to data storage, however the capacity of memory can be expanded by means of MicroSDHC cards. The weight of this Smartphone is 137 g, and the dimensions are following: 65.6x130x9mm.
The Philips company let out tools of the developer for Hue — personal wireless system of lighting. This system started its operation from October 2012. The tools will allow the programmers to create applications for iOS, also will help the producers of devices to produce household appliances supporting the work with system. In spite of the fact that the tools started using only on March 11, some developers had issued programs for Hue before this date. One of such programs, Ambify, forces lamps of Hue to change color of a luminescence in a step to music. Hue includes three LED lamps and the Wi-fi module. By installing the free program, the user can operate the Philips light bulbs from the Smartphone or a tablet. It is possible to change, for example, color and brightness of a luminescence or to include or switch off Philips light bulbs, being outside the apartment. The price of system is $199,95,the price for the additional lamps is $59. By the words of Philips, the life of Philips light bulbs is 15 thousand hours.
Samsung unveils a new smartphone Galaxy S IV. This next generation smartphone will have Eye-Tracking technology, which will be used for eye-based scrolling. The user of this smartphone will not touch the screen, when he wish to scroll the page, the position of his eyes is enough for the page scroll. This innovative eye-tracking technology have been in development for a while. This device is equipped with Android 4.2 and the features of Galaxy S IV are Exynos Octa 5410 CPU clocked at 1.8 GHz, Full HD display, 13 megapixel camera for capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS and 2 megapixel front camera. For this device Samsung thinking to use an alternative method for charging, that means – a wireless charging, which will allow the device to be charged from a distance of up to 2 meters. But, because of this method, the cost of Samsung will be not low, so the company hasn’t come to the final decision, yet.
In World Mobile Congress which was at February 25 in Bareslona, Asus announced an innovative Device Asus Fonepad. This is 7 inch tablet with 3G voice and all features of smartphone. Asus Fonepad equipped Intel® Atom™ Z2420 processor with Android 4.1, this fact gives wide viewing and clarity to HD display. The combination of 3G mobile with the telephony support, brings the perfect result of a tablet and phone in one device. Continuing the collaboration of Intel with Asus by producing the Z2420 processor, the company gives to users the power, flexibility, and range of performance, by one word- innovative device – Asus Fonepad.
Apple will unveil iPhone mini this summer in China which has low price (approximately 330$),According to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty iPhone mini would add 20 percent to the current 10 percent of the Chinese market share of iPhone 5. In China the prices of smartphone started to stabilize, and it will open a big market for such a phone. A China consumer buys the iPhone through China Unicom and China Telecom. Apple tried to come to an agreement with China Mobile, but there were some difficulties. At the same time, according to analysts, the China Mobile is the best contributor for iPhone in China market. The lowest price of iPhone mini will be one of the factor to cover this difficulties.
Samsung has announced a new 5-inch smartphone called the Galaxy Grand. The South Korean company announced the Galaxy Grand early Tuesday morning. The phone is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the company’s 5.5-inch-screen phone that is available from most U.S. carriers for $300 on a new contract. Samsung declined to say how the device would be priced, but mid-range smartphones typically sell for about $100 to $150 with a contract. Middle-of-the-road Android handset featuring a 5-inch WVGA display with 800-by-480-pixel resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Samsung GALAXY Grand runs Android 4.1.2. Samsung Galaxy Grand will be available in two versions, including a dual-SIM version that will allow users to operate two phone numbers at once, as well as make and receive calls from each specific number. The handset will also include several Samsung-specific features, like Direct Call, which enables users to dial a number by raising the handset up to their ear, and Popup Video, which allows users to watch a video in a pop-up window despite the task on hand.
One of the world’s leading IT-industry, Google has decided to permanently settle in the mobile payment systems. Google Electronic Payment System was started rather late, in 2011. Nevertheless, the company is actively engaged in business not only in the field of Internet services, but also in the mobile sector (this is the most common worldwide OS smartphone Android, and develop their own portable electronics), collected in the years to compete with local companies representing services in the area of electronic commerce. In order to make the payment, you will need a smart phone which supports NFC technology that is running Google Wallet. Some e-commerce systems can be tied to your account various bank cards, which makes it conduct a transaction.
Samsung Electronics announced an hotel hospitality solution for the new Holiday Inn London Stratford City, situated next to the Olympic Park. Samsung has partnered with Fingi Inc., a Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program partner, to enable Holiday Inn London Stratford City to offer residents’ a full suite of hotel services, remote control of room settings and a special Samsung & Holiday Inn ‘Olympic Newsletter’ with the latest updates from London 2012 – all on the new GALAXY S III Smartphone. Holiday Inn, owned by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), is the Official Hotel Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympics.The joint solution combines the GALAXY S III with a fully customizable app to provide a complete connectivity and room control solution. The mobile solution provides a flexible, scalable and easy-to-install solution through a downloadable Holiday Inn for Android app.
Samsung has launched its Galaxy S III smartphone, which it hopes will help solidify the company as the leading challenger to Apple and its iPhone 4S. The new smartphone, with a whopping 4.8-inch screen and an 8-megapixel camera, was unveiled at a slick launch party in London on Thursday. Billed by Samsung as having been designed for humans, the phone features voice and eye-recognition technology that the company hopes will set the handset ahead of its rivals in the crowded smartphone market.