The HTC Ville and Endeavor have been talked about ad nauseam. The Endeavor will be their first quad-core Tegra 3 device and what you should consider a “flagship,” while the Ville is one of their first incredibly thin looking dual-core handsets. They will more than likely be officially unveiled at MWC in hopes of recovering from a disastrous 2011.
As we approach their release, two names have appeared that could accompany both handsets. The HTC Endeavor may end up as the HTC One-X with the Ville looking like its little brother as the HTC One-S. This would naming scheme matches up in a way the way the Sensation line was handled last year.
Not flashy, but should you buy one, you could at least walk around saying that you “purchased the One!” A little Matrix-y?
Via: SlashGear, PocketNow
Sources of Gigaom are reporting that HTC may be looking to launch a music streaming service to go hand in hand with their newly acquired Beats Audio wares. Reports say that the service may launch as early as this month at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Along with the possible music service, HTC is also rumored to be showing off their newest tablet and smartphone devices at MWC which could be running this new service.
According to the reports, HTC is still working on price plans and other aspects of the service. What is everyone’s feelings toward the direction the HTC and the Beats deal that happened a few months ago is heading? Still liking the idea?
At CES in January, Intel and Motorola announced a multi-year partnership that would allow the almost fully-acquired smartphone maker to produce phones using their Medfield processors. The first set of phones was expected to ship some time towards the end of 2012. You may be looking at one of the first devices in the picture above.
From what we can tell, it’s definitely running Ice Cream Sandwich and also some for of Moto’s Blur. The icon set is definitely not stock Android, but the notification bar and app drawer button are. It is also buttonless on the front side, meaning we’ll have on-screen soft keys, something that only the Galaxy Nexus can lay claim to at this point. It then has physical volume, power and camera buttons on the right side. And speaking of the camera, Intel’s Medfield chipsets can take up to 15 pictures in a single second – this device is said to include that feature.
We spent some time with a Medfield phone at CES, you can view those pictures and details here. This particular Motorola phone could make its debut at MWC at the end of the month.
Thoughts on the first Intel-powered Motorola device? Like the style? Interested in Intel chips?
Besides a possible few product introductions, it seems as though Samsung won’t have much of a strong presence at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). This morning, they have confirmed via email to PC Mag that they will not be hosting a press conference, but instead will be holding off on their big announcements until later this year.
Samsung won’t be showing up at MWC empty handed by any means though and analysts are anticipating the unveil of their newest line of tablet that sports the new Exynos 5250 processor. So we may not be seeing the new Galaxy SIII, but we are sure the wait will be worth it when this new Galaxy device is introduced.
Via: PC Mag
And there you have it. When Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicks off at the end of this month, you can set your sights on offerings from the rest of the smartphone world, as Samsung confirmed this morning that they will not be unveiling their new flagship, the Galaxy SIII. They plan to hold a special separate and self-hosted event for the device that is closer to “commercial availability.” Basically, that means that they don’t want to announce it at MWC and then have everyone sitting around waiting for 4 months before they can get their hands on it. You could call this the “Apple approach,” but it certainly sounds like they are going to wait until the device is on the verge of shipping before making it official.
Here is the statement:
The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product.
Oh, and they will have other products at MWC to check out. Rumors have it that we could see the follow-up to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, assuming you are all still interested in Android tablets.
A variety of sources reported within the last couple of hours that Samsung may not introduce their next flagship device, the Galaxy SIII, at Mobile World Congress in February after all. No specific details were given as to why they would delay such an anticipated launch, but insiders told The Verge that they should at least expect it to be out “before summer.” Disappointing, to say the least.
Could this have anything to do with Samsung looking to push a worldwide launch this time around? As you all know, the Galaxy SII was introduced at last year’s MWC yet failed to make its way to the States until the fall. Much of the rest of the world had had the devices for months by that time. With the Galaxy SIII, many speculated that Samsung would try to make the devices available everywhere at the same time, rather than the slow rollout that we all experienced with their first couple of Galaxy series devices.
Samsung is still expected to have some sort of presence at MWC even if they have chosen to move an SGS3 announcement.
Via: The Verge, Chip, BestBoyz
As much as the DL community hated on 3D technology in smartphones during 2011, our goal of forcing manufacturers to realize that it was a gimmick that no one was interested in has apparently failed. LG has apparently decided to give it another go with the Optimus 3D 2 that could be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month. Codenamed the “CX2,” the latest 3D offering from LG will see a slight bump in dual-core processor to 1.2GHz, brighter NOVA display, slimmer profile, and that’s about it.
3D interesting anyone yet?