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White Samsung Galaxy Note Coming Soon To Three UK

Last year, Samsung launched its first phone/tablet hybrid device, the Samsung Galaxy Note. This handset was released last year in most of the European and Asian markets, including Korea, India, and the UK. Last month, Samsung announced the LTE variant of this device at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is already available in the UK from last November. However, Three UK customers can finally get their hands on this amazing device. Three UK recently announced that the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note will be soon available for its subscribers. Three UK will initially launch the device in white color. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three said,

“The Samsung Galaxy Note has a large Super AMOLED HD screen that brings movies and games to life with stunning clarity and colour. Plus, with its S-Pen it’s also great for those wanting to work on-the-go and get the best from Three’s award winning 3G network that was built for the mobile internet.”

samsung galaxy note white

Samsung Galaxy Note LTE features a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.4 GHz dual core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, GPS with A-GPS, Android Market, Samsung TouchWiz UI, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Games Hub, S Pen, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, and a 2500 mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Note comes with an amazing S-Pen, which allows the users to sketch, write, capture, and crop images or text from its screen. This handset is expected to be available from next month in the UK. The company will announce the price of this device in the coming days.

Samsung Rugby Smart Announced; Coming To AT&T On March 4

Samsung recently announced a new entry-level smartphone, the Samsung Rugby Smart. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. The Samsung Rugby Smart is a waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof smartphone, which can be submerged in 1m of water for 30 minutes. This handset will be exclusively available for the AT&T customers in the US.

“We continue to bring the highest quality devices – the Rugby Smart is the ultimate smartphone to withstand extreme conditions,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “AT&T customers are now able to stay connected with a durable smartphone while experiencing even the roughest environment.”

samsung rubgy smart

Samsung Rugby Smart features a 3.7 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, TouchWiz UI, 5 megapixel rear facing with flash and auto focus, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calls, 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 4 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB, A-GPS, Samsung Kies Air, Android Market, up to 8 hours of talk-time, up to 16 days of stand-by time, and a 1650 mAh battery. This handset measures 122.4mm x 65.9mm x 12.19mm and weighs 119g.

Samsung has not revealed the complete specs of this device. No details regarding the processor and amount of RAM were mentioned in the official press release. The Samsung Rugby Smart will be available for just $99.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a monthly minimum data plan. AT&T subscribers can get this handset from March 4. Until then, check out the video below.

20 Million Samsung Galaxy S II Units Sold Globally

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most popular device in the history of Android smartphones. This handset was announced last year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. The Samsung Galaxy S II is the successor of the highly-popular Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. Currently, it runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update will officially start rolling out from next month.

The Samsung Galaxy S was the most popular Android device of 2010, while the Samsung Galaxy S II was the highest selling Android smartphone of 2011. It took nearly 7 months for Samsung to sell 10 million units and 17 months to sell 20 million units of Samsung Galaxy S. On the other hand, Samsung managed to sell 1 million units of the Galaxy S successor in just 1 month and 10 million unit in 5 months.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Today, the sales of Galaxy S II reached another milestone. Samsung recently announced that the company has sold more than 20 million units of Galaxy S II in just 10 months, while it took 17 months for its predecessor. This handset is still selling like hot cakes in most of the Asian, European and American markets.

This handset is also the largest selling Android device in its home country. This handset was first launched in South Korea on April 28, 2011. Even before its official launch, SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG U+ customers pre-ordered 200,000 units in South Korea. Last month, Samsung announced that the company has finally sold more than 5 million units of this device in South Korea alone.

Initially, the device was launched only in the Asian and European market. However, the number of its global sales increased after its late entry in the American market. Samsung Galaxy S II is currently available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile in the US. This handset will also be available for the US Cellular customers from next month.

The Samsung Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II have collectively managed to sell around 42 million units worldwide. It means that the company has sold around 22 million units of the original Galaxy S until now. Samsung will launch the much-awaited Galaxy S III in the first half of 2012. Are you planning to buy the Galaxy S II successor smartphone and create another history? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

LG Unveils The Optimus 3D Max Smartphone

LG recently unveiled its second 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D Cube. The company went ahead and announced another 3D smartphone on the same day, the LG Optimus 3D Max. The specs of both the smartphones are almost similar. The LG Optimus 3D Cube will be exclusively available in Korea. Hence, the LG Optimus 3D Max is expected to be an another variant of Optimus 3D Cube for international customers. However, the company has not yet officially confirmed it.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said,

“The Optimus 3D Max was born from LG’s constant efforts to bring user entertainment experience to a higher level. The introduction of the Optimus 3D last year ushered in a new era for smartphones and Optimus 3D Max is real proof of LG’s commitment to portable 3D entertainment.”

lg optimus 3d max

LG Optimus 3D Max features a 4.3 inch 3D WVGA Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Glasses-free 3D viewing, 1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP4430 processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 5 megapixel dual-lens camera, 1080p video recording and playback in 2D, 720p video recording and playback in 3D, and so on.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, 21Mbps HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, DLNA connectivity, A-GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) support, LG Tag +, HDMI connection, and a 1520 mAh battery.

The LG Optimus 3D Max will be showcased next week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. This handset will be available from next month in Europe, followed by other markets. The device will receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, shortly after the launch.

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Coming To T-Mobile For $149.99

Last month, Samsung announced the Galaxy S Blaze 4G smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset will be exclusively available for the T-Mobile subscribers in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be T-Mobile’s third smartphone to take advantage of 42Mbps HSPA+ technology. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, however the device will be updated to the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS in the coming months.

“The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is loaded with rich features and services to keep consumers entertained and connected virtually anywhere they want to go,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Paired with T-Mobile’s fast 4G network and our unlimited data plans, we’re making it easy for consumers to enjoy the benefits of 4G experiences at a price they can afford.”

samsung galaxy s blaze 4g

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G features a 3.97 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor, 5 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, flash and advanced shooting modes, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 42 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, micro USB, A-GPS, full HTML web browser, Samsung Kies Air, and Android Market.

This handset comes pre-loaded with a some useful apps such as Yelp, DropBox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, Camscanner, and LinkedIn. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be available from next month at T-Mobile retail stores and T-Mobile online store. You can get this handset for just $149.99 with a 2 year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.

LG Announces The Optimus 3D Cube Smartphone

Earlier this week, LG announced 5 new smartphones – the LG Optimus Vu, Optimus LTE Tag, Optimus L3, Optimus L5, and Optimus L7. Now, the company unveiled the much-awaited LG Optimus 3D Cube smartphone. This handset is the successor of the highly popular LG Optimus 3D smartphone. This device will be exclusively available to the SK Telecom subscribers in Korea. LG Optimus 3D Cube is the world’s first smartphone which offers 3D image and video editing features.

lg optimus 3d cube

LG Optimus 3D Cube features a 4.3 inch IPS LCD display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), Glasses-free 3D viewing, 5 megapixel dual-lens camera, 1080p video recording and playback in 2D, 720p video recording and playback in 3D, and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication), LG Tag, 16 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, microSD card slot, DLNA connectivity, A-GPS, and a 1520 mAh battery. This handset measures 126.8 x 67.4 x 9.6mm and weighs 148g.

The LG Optimus 3D Cube will be showcased next week at the MWC 2012 in Barcelona. This handset comes with a price tag of 847,000 won (approx. $750). The LG Optimus 3D Cube will go on sale from next month in Korea.

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Announced; Comes With a 3.2-inch HVGA Display

Along with the Galaxy Ace 2, Samsung also announced the successor of another l0w-end Android smartphone -Galaxy Mini – the Galaxy Mini 2. The Mini 2 comes with an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot which supports cards of up to 32GB.

The handset also has a 3.27-inch HVGA (320×480) TFT display, sensors like Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, and surprisingly NFC, which is optional. All other basic connectivity features like A-GPS, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0, and HSPA 7.2Mbps are also present. At the back of of the Mini 2 is a 3MP fixed-focus camera, without any sort of LED flash. The phone can record videos in VGA resolution at 25FPS, and can playback WVGA videos at 30FPS.

The Galaxy Mini 2 will be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI on top of it. A 1300-mAh battery powers this Mini handset. The back-cover of the phone will be done in funky yellow color, instead of the boring grey/black, so as to appeal to youngsters.

The handset will be available in France from March, before being available in other regions of the world.

 

Samsung Launches The Galaxy Ace Duos, Galaxy Y Duos & Galaxy Y Pro Duos In India

Samsung recently launched 3 new dual-SIM smartphones, the Galaxy Ace Duos, Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Y Pro Duos in India. The company has already announced the Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Y Pro Duos during the end of 2011, however the Galaxy Ace Duos is the latest addition to the Samsung’s dual-SIM Galaxy family.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is basically the dual-SIM version of the highly popular Galaxy Ace smartphone. Both the Galaxy Ace Duos and Galaxy Y Duos comes with a full touchscreen display. On the other hand, the Galaxy Y Pro Duos features a touchscreen display as well as a full QWERTY keyboard.

Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Mobile and IT, Samsung India, said,

“We are very proud and delighted to announce the launch of these innovative hybrid mobile devices. These devices combine the effectiveness of all the smartphone features and at the same time give consumers a unique opportunity to maintain their work life balance. With the increasing demand for being connected 24×7 and yet maintaining a personal life balance, these innovative Dual SIM smartphones enable the mobile consumers to be socially networked through their phones anytime, anywhere, and at the same time separate their personal life from their professional life.”

samsung galaxy dual sim phones

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos features a 3.5 inch HVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 832 MHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Samsung TouchWiz UI, dual-SIM (GSM+CDMA), 5 megapixel rear camera, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, Android Market and a 1650 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos comes with a 3.14 inch QVGA display, sporting a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, 832 MHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Samsung TouchWiz UI, dual SIM (GSM+GSM), 3 megapixel rear camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 384 MB RAM, 160 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0 and a 1300 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos features a 2.6 inch QVGA display, sporting a resolution of 400 x 240 pixels, 832 MHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Samsung TouchWiz UI, Optical trackpad, dual SIM (GSM+GSM), 3 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, 384 MB RAM, 160 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and a 1350 mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos, Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Y Pro Duos comes with a price-tag of Rs.16,900 (approx. $340), Rs.10,490 (approx. $210) and Rs.11,090 (approx. $225) respectively.

Huawei Sonic Review

huawei sonic

The guys at Huawei recently sent us the Huawei Sonic smartphone. Basically, the Huawei Sonic is a budget smartphone, targeted at the consumers who cannot afford to buy a high-end phone, but still want to experience the spectacular Android OS. This handset was launched a few months ago in India along with the Huawei Ideos X3 smartphone and the Huawei MediaPad tablet. Huawei Sonic is the first smartphone with the amazing Huawei’s Clould+ service.

The Huawei Sonic comes with a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, 600 Mhz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera and so on. This handset ships with the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS. However, you should not expect this handset to get the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS ever.

Huawei Sonic Specifications:

  • 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • 320 x 480 pixels
  • 600 MHz processor
  • Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • VGA video recording
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • FM Radio
  • 512 MB ROM
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 160 MB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • microSD card slot
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Portable hotspot support
  • A-GPS support
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • microUSB 2.0
  • SNS integration
  • Dual Mic noise reduction
  • Proximity/light sensor
  • Diversity Rx support
  • Up to 400 hours stand-by time
  • Up to 8 hours 20 mins talk-time
  • 1400mAh Li-Ion battery

What’s in the box?

huawei sonic box

  • Huawei Sonic
  • Huawei Battery
  • Travel charger
  • Data Cable
  • Wired Headset
  • User Manual

Design:

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The Huawei Sonic is a budget phone, however it does not mean that the handset looks pathetic like its other Android competitors. This handset is absolutely stunning. At a first look, no one can guess the price of this device. It looks far better than other mid-range Android smartphones currently available in the market.

This handset looks amazing, thanks to the capacitive buttons on the front, instead of the ugly hardware buttons. The capacitive buttons are visible even when the phone is in the stand-by mode. However the buttons lit up, only when the phone is in use.

Hardware:

On the front of this device, you will find a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. Below the display, you will find 4 capacitive buttons – Home, Menu, Back and Search. These buttons lit up while you are using the handset. Unlike other phones, these capacitive buttons are visible even when the phone is not in use.

This handset comes with a unique earpiece compartment on the front, which has a status LED placed inside the earpiece. The LED light is lit up when you are charging the phone as well as when you receive a text or a missed call. However, the LED light is not visible properly during the daytime.

huawei sonic conclusion

On the back of the device, you will find a 3.2 megapixel camera. Sadly, this device does not come with a LED flash. The speaker grill is placed at the bottom, along with the Huawei logo. The volume rocker is on the left side, while there are no buttons placed on the right side. The company should have utilized the blank space for placing a camera button.

On the top of this device, you can connect your favorite pair of headphones or the bundled Huawei headphones, thanks to the universal 3.5 mm headset jack. There is also a lock/unlock button, which also acts as a power button. When you click the button, it will lock/unlock the device. On the other hand, when you hold the button for a couple of seconds, the silent mode, airplane mode, power off and restart options will be displayed on the screen.

The bottom of this handset sports a microUSB port as well as a dual microphone for noise reduction. The back cover is completely made up of plastic. When you hold the device, you would get a feeling that the device might just slips out of your hand. This handset comes with the 3G connectivity option. However, the much-needed front-facing camera is missing from this device. The speakers on the back are quite loud.

Internals:

huawei sonic internals
When you open the back cover, you will find the battery slot. The SIM-card slot is placed below it, while the microSD card slot is placed above it. You will need to remove the battery for changing SIM cards. However, the microSD card can be replaced without removing the battery.

This handset comes with a 600 MHz processor, which slow down the overall performance at times. At a normal usage, this handset works flawlessly. It comes with different connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, portable hotspot support, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0. It also comes with a 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM, 160 MB internal memory and 32 GB expandable memory.

Software:

huawei sonic software
The Huawei Sonic runs on the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Like I said earlier, you should not expect the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update on this device. The Huawei UI offers 3D homepage animation which makes the complete look of the homescreen simply outstanding. It also allows you to change the homescreen animation as well as the themes from the Home settings.

The Huawei Sonic allows you to add up to 7 home screens. You can select the default home screen from the settings. The launcher has only 3 shortcut rows, out of which only 2 can be customized. The messaging app is quite average, however you can download other messaging apps such as Go SMS Pro from the Android Market. The stream app allows you to get the updates from various social networking services. This handset features the Fast Boot technology, which helps the device to boot-up within 9 seconds.

Audio & Video:

huawei sonic audio
The Huawei Sonic comes with a Huawei Music app for playing your favorite tracks. It allows you to view songs using the album, songs, playlists, folders, artists, composers and Genres categories. The bundled headphones feels cheap and the audio quality is just not up to the mark. You can anytime connect your favorite pair of wired headphones, thanks to the 3.5 mm headset jack.

This handset allows you to watch all of your recorded videos as well as your favorite music videos. You can find all your videos under the gallery app. There is no separate video app pre-installed in this phone. You can also download the Youtube app and watch all latest, favorite and bookmarked videos on the go.

Connectivity:

huawei sonic connectivity
This handset comes with various connectivity options such as GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and microUSB 2.0. You can connect to your favorite site or social networking services within a few seconds, thanks to the super-fast 3G service. It also comes with the portable hotspot support which allows you to use your device as a Wi-Fi Hotspot for other devices

Camera:

huawei sonic camera

The Huawei Sonic sports a 3.2 megapixel camera with geo-tagging and VGA video recording capabilities. The maximum resolution for an image is 2048 x 1536 pixels. Sadly, there is no auto focus or LED flash. The quality of the images taken are just average. Some of the images appear to be blurry, while some of them had more noise than expected.

The images taken during the day were average, but the images taken during the night were below our expectations. This handset is also capable of recording VGA videos @ 30fps. The video quality is quite satisfactory. The camera settings allows you to change the picture size, picture quality, color effects, white balance, etc. This handset is also capable of adding location to the images, thanks to the geo-tagging feature. The video camera settings comes with 4 video quality options – High, Low, MMS and YouTube.

huawei sonic photo sample

huawei sonic photo sample

Battery Life:

huawei sonic battery

The Huawei Sonic comes with a 1400 mAh Li-Ion battery. While testing, I used the device for web browsing and watching YouTube videos for couple of hours, few calls and texts and few hours of games and SNS services. On a full recharge, I was able to use the device for about 1 day 19 hours and the battery icon still displayed around 20% battery remaining. The battery life on this handset is quite impressive.

Conclusion:

huawei sonic conclusion

Huawei Sonic is one of the best entry-level Android smartphone currently available in the market. This handset comes with a price-tag of Rs.9210. The design of this handset is outstanding, on the other hand, it has an amazing build quality. Even though the browser and camera are not up to the mark, but other amazing features such as the slick design, smooth feel, Android Gingerbread OS, different connectivity options and a great battery life completely overshadows the negative factors.

Some of this handsets in this price range comes with a 5 megapixel camera. However, they lack a great display and better processor. The default browser is not up to the mark, but you can download other browsers such as Firefox for Android, Opera or Dolphin Browser HD from the Android Market. If you have no issues regarding the camera quality or the default browser, then you should definitely go for this handset.

Techie Buzz Rating: 6/10 (Above Average)

Positive Features:

  • Great Design
  • Huawei 3D UI
  • Excellent connectivity options
  • Good battery life
  • Dual Mic for noise reduction

Negative Features:

  • Poor Camera
  • Display not clearly visible under sun-light
  • No Front-Facing Camera
  • Poor audio quality

Huawei Bloggers Meet and the Huawei Cloud Service:

We were recently invited to the Huawei Bloggers Meet in Mumbai. At the bloggers meet, the company showcased its latest devices, including the Huawei Sonic, Huawei Ideos X3 and the Huawei Mediapad tablet. We also got a chance to play with these smartphones and tablet for an hour and we were completely amazed with the features, quality and pricing of these devices.

The Huawei Ideos X3 comes with a 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, FM Radio, 3.5 mm headset jack, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM and a 1200 mAh battery. The Huawei Ideos X3 is priced slightly higher than the Huawei Sonic. This handset comes with a price tag of Rs.10,229.

The Huawei Mediapad features a 7 inch IPS LCD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, HD (720p) video recording capabilities, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS and a 4100 mAh battery. The Huawei Mediapad comes with a price-tag of Rs.28,359.

Huawei Cloud Service:
huawei sonic cloud service
At the Huawei Bloggers Meet, the company also showcased their Cloud service and explained why their cloud phones stands out from their competitors. The Huawei Sonic and the Huawei Ideos X3 are the company’s first ever cloud smartphones. Both of these devices comes with 16 GB of free cloud storage. The Huawei Cloud service is something that really impressed us. Let me explain you the complete features in details below.

The Huawei Cloud offers 16 GB of cloud storage as well as other amazing services such as Cloud Drive, Message+, Phone Finder, Contact Suite, Hi Space, Social Stream, Gallery, etc.

huawei sonic cloud service

The Cloud+ Drive service allows you to not only store your favorite photos, music and videos, but it also allows you to save documents and other types of files to the cloud. The files saved in the Huawei’s Cloud+ Drive can be accessed from any Huawei smartphone, Huawei Mediapad or directly via computer. You can save up to 3500 songs or 7000 photos in the available space.

The Cloud+ Contacts lets you to synchronize contacts from your phone to the Cloud+ server. Any changes in the contact information will be automatically synchronized to the Cloud+ server. The All Backup service allows you to backup all of your important information and data to the Cloud+ server. So, if you lose your data due to some reason, then you can easily restore your files on your Huawei smartphone or Mediapad tablet.

huawei sonic cloud service

The Message+ is another great service which takes the regular messaging to the next level. The Message+ is an instant messaging service which is exclusively available for the Huawei smartphone users. It allows you to chat with your other friends, who are currently using the Huawei smartphone. You can also share images, videos and voice note with your friends. The group chat lets you chat with your all the users in your friends list or family list. The Cloud+ Gallery is another unique feature where you can view all the images saved in the Cloud+ server, directly on your phone screen.

Find my phone is the best feature offered by the Huawei’s Cloud service. It helps you to find your lost or stolen phone with few minutes. You’ll just need to visit www.hicloud.com and use the phone finder option to locate your device. It will find the device and display the current location on Google Maps. You can also perform other tasks such as playing a sound, sending an alert message, lock your phone, backup all your data or erase all the data from the device. The Cloud+ service offered by Huawei lets you experience the future of smartphones.

LG Optimus 3D Gets The Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Update At Rogers

Last year, LG announced its first 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. This handset was shipped with the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. The international SIM-free version of this handset has already received the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update. However, the owners of some carrier-specific variants are still waiting for this update. Rogers and LG recently started rolling out the Android 2.3.5 update for the Rogers’ Optimus 3D variant in Canada. Check out the complete changelog below.

lg optimus 3d

Changelog:

Enhanced HSPA+ Network Speed

  • Faster data speeds from 14 Mbs to 21 Mbs

Enriched 3D Experience

  • Improved video playback in 2D and 3D
  • 3D Video Editor with the abilitu to create new projects (Video timeline, Adding video clips, images and sound and Cropping and trimming length)
  • 2D to 3D conversion for videos and images
  • 3D to 2D conversion supports both images and videos
  • Easy to convert Open-GL games from 2D to 3D—Most apps are built on the Open-GL platform which is an open, standardized language for writing apps.

Improved Multimedia

  • Improved video recording quality to 12 Mbs HD
  • Improved battery life with low-power modes during music playback
  • Video stabilization support for both 2D and 3D
  • Upgraded sound quality with Dolby Mobile Effect when a user has the ear jack/BT Headset (Stereo)
  • Improved camera loading and switching time from 2.5 seconds to 1 second
  • Improved 3D depth with 720p camera

It is advised to backup all your data before updating the device. You should also make sure that the battery is fully charged before updating your phone. Sadly, this update will not be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will need to manually download the update from the LG Canada’s support site and update your phone. If you find something new in this update, then let us know in the comments below.