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HTC One SV Announced; Comes With 4.3 Inch Display, 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Earlier this week, HTC announced the new HTC One SV smartphone. This handset looks quite similar to the previously launched HTC Desire SV. It comes with a 4.3 inch display as well as 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. HTC One SV is a single-SIM smartphone, which runs on the old Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The company has also promised to roll out the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for this device in the coming months.

HTC One SV features a 4.3 inch Super LCD 2 touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4 UI, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication), A-GPS and a 1800 mAh battery.

This handset measures 128 x 66.9 x 9.20 mm and weighs 131 grams. HTC One SV will be first available in Singapore and Australia, followed by other European and Asian markets. This device will be available in Stealth Black and Glacier White colors. It comes with a price tag of S$688 (approx. $560).

HTC Desire SV Announced; Coming To India This Month For Rs.22,590

HTC recently announced the mid-range Desire SV smartphone. This handset is specially targeted at the emerging market of Asia including India. HTC Desire SV is a dual-SIM smartphone, which runs on the old Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. This handset is basically an upgraded version of the dual-SIM Desire V smartphone. The company has also promised to roll out the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for this device in the coming months.

Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC India, said,
“HTC has always believed in creating smartphones that not only offer the most innovative technologies and design, but also make life a little bit easier. The HTC Desire SV embodies this thinking in a sexy, vibrant, package that offers great value that consumers will love.”

HTC Desire SV features a 4.3 inch Super LCD2 touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Cortex A5 dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4 UI, 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5 mm headset jack, 768 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS and a 1620 mAh battery. This handset measures 129.7 x 67.9 x 10.7 mm and weighs 131 grams.

Sadly, this handset does not feature a front-facing camera for video calls. This device will be available in Radical Yellow and Stealth Black colors. HTC Desire SV comes with a price tag of Rs.22.590 (approx. $420) in India. This handset will go on sale during the second half of this month.

3 Million Samsung Galaxy Note II Units Shipped Globally

Samsung Galaxy Note II is the company’s second phone/tablet hybrid device. This handset was announced in September at the IFA 2012 event in Berlin. It is the successor of the popular Galaxy Note phablet and the company’s first device to run on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System.

Even before the release of this device, Samsung was already sure that the Galaxy Note II will be a clear winner in the phablet category. Some of you might even remember that during the launch of this device Samsung’s JK Shin said that the company will sell more than 20 million units of Galaxy Note II globally within 12 months. Today, Samsung announced that the company managed to sell 3 million units of this device in just 37 days!

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Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 64 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Pen, S Note, S Planner, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, DLNA, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC and a 3100mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note II is currently up for pre-order at AT&T and Verizon. We won’t be surprised if the device hit the 10 million mark before the end of this year.

Sony Xperia J And Xperia Miro Launched In India

Along with the Xperia SL, Sony has also launched the mid-range Xperia J and Xperia Miro smartphones in India. Both the handsets are powered by the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. Sony Xperia J is a budget smartphone targeted at the emerging market of Asia including India. On the other hand, Xperia Miro is targeted at the Facebook users who spend most of their time updating status and getting connected with their friends on the go. It offers deep Facebook integration with contacts, gallery and the music player for sharing and discovery.

Sony Xperia J:

Sony Xperia J features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Google Play Store, A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, USB 2.0, up to 36 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs of talk-time, up to 600 hrs of stand-by time and a 1750 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Miro:

Sony Xperia Miro features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera for video chat, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Google Play Store, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0, up to 36 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs of talk-time and up to 470 hrs of stand-by time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia J comes with a price-tag of Rs.18,399 (approx. $340), while Sony Xperia Miro is available for Rs.15,249 (approx. $280) in India.

Sony Xperia SL Launched In India For Rs.32,549

Sony recently launched the Xperia SL smartphone in India. This handset is basically the upgraded variant of the popular Xperia S smartphone. It comes with a 4.3 inch HD display, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, 32 GB internal memory and much more. Sony Xperia SL runs on the Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. This device has the highest PPI (pixels per inch) of any Sony smartphone, and is certified as the sharpest HD smartphone display.

Kenichiro Hibi, Managing Director, Sony India said:
“Given the ever growing demand for entertainment on-the-go, we are launching the new range of Xperia Smartphones today, to offer seamless visual HD experience, social networking on-the-go, finest looks and the smarter music experience. Sony is also driving itself across price segments to keep up with the expectation of every Indian consumer who aspires to own a smartphone.”

Sony Xperia SL features a 4.3 inch HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon dual-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 12 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, Face detection and LED Flash, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), USB 2.0, up to 25 hrs music playback time, up to 8 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 420 hrs of stand-by time and a 1750 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia SL comes with a price-tag of Rs.32,549 (approx. $600) in India.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Up For Pre-Order At Verizon And AT&T

The title says it all. Samsung Galaxy Note II which was announced earlier this month for Verizon and AT&T is finally up for pre-order in the US. This device will also be available for T-Mobile and US Cellular subscribers in the coming weeks. To get the most advanced and powerful phablet of this planet, Verizon and AT&T customers will need to shell out $299.99. This is not all, as the pic shown below, the Verizon’s variant of Galaxy Note II will sport the ugly carrier logo on the home button! Thankfully, the remaining carriers will not torture their customers with the worthless carrier branding.

Samsung Galaxy Note II is the company’s second phone/tablet hybrid device. It is the successor of the popular Samsung Galaxy Note phablet. The device looks quite similar to the Galaxy S III, however it sports a large 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display as well as a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor. Samsung Galaxy Note II runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System out of the box. If you are still unaware of the complete features, then check out the complete specs after the break.

Samsung Galaxy Note II features a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G Connectivity, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Pen, S Note, S Planner, Samsung Hub, DLNA, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC (Near Field Communication) and a 3100mAh battery.

You can get the Galaxy Note II in both Marble White or Titanium Grey colors. This device is currently up for pre-order for $299.99 with a 2 year service agreement. To pre-order this device, head over to AT&T or Verizon.

HTC J Butterfly Announced In Japan; Comes With 5 Inch Display, S4 Pro, Android 4.1 OS

It was already rumored that the Taiwanese mobile phone maker is planning to launch a 5 inch phablet, similar to the Samsung’s Galaxy Note family of smartphones. Today, HTC finally went ahead and announced the new HTC J Butterfly smartphone in Japan. As expected, this device comes with a large 5 inch 1080p display along with 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and a disappointing battery.

HTC J Butterfly will be exclusively available for the KKDI subscribers in Japan. You will have to wait for a couple of months to get your hands-on this device since HTC is planning to release the company’s first phone-tablet hybrid device at the end of this year. HTC is also expected to launch a similar smartphone in other major markets.

HTC J Butterfly features a 5 inch Super LCD 3 display, sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm S4 Pro processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, Google Play Store, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 4G LTE connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication), HDMI-out, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA and 2020 mAh battery. This handset measures 143 x 71 x 9.1 mm and weighs 140g.

HTC J Butterfly is also a dust-proof and waterproof smartphone. This handset will be available in red, black and white colors. The price of this device will be announced in the coming weeks,

Samsung Galaxy Note II Launched In India For Rs.39,900

Samsung Galaxy Note II is the company’s second phone/tablet hybrid device and the successor of the highly popular Galaxy Note. This device was announced and showcased last month at IFA 2012 event in Berlin. Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display and a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor. It is the manufacturer’s first device to run on the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System.

After launching this device in its home country, Samsung went ahead and launched this powerful phablet in India. Currently, Samsung is selling the 16 GB variant of Galaxy Note II in India. The price is this device is similar to the 32 GB variant of company’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III. If you are not familiar with the features of this device, then check out the complete specs below.

Mr B D Park, President & CEO, South West Asia, Samsung Electronics, said:
“The Galaxy Note II offers creative possibilities and opens up productivity to everybody. It’s easy and fun to use and allows users to express themselves with almost no boundaries. By delivering a complete mobile experience for creating content and by introducing new products and continuous enhancements to the Note category of devices, Samsung provides a unique user experience that goes beyond passive content consumption to a new world of productivity, active creation and personalized communications.”

samsung galaxy note 2

Samsung Galaxy Note II features a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 64 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Pen, S Note, S Planner, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, DLNA, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC and a 3100mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with the new Air View feature that allows you to hover with the S-Pen over an email, image gallery or video to preview the content without having to open it. This device is currently available in Marble White and Titanium Gray color. Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with a price tag of Rs.39,900 (approx. $760) in India.

Sony Xperia Tipo And Xperia Tipo Dual Launched In India

Back in June, Sony unveiled the entry-level Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual smartphones. As the name suggest, Xperia Tipo is a single SIM variant, while the Xperia Tipo Dual is a dual-SIM variant and the company’s first dual-SIM smartphone. Apart from that, there are no major difference in the specs of these devices. It comes with a 3.2 inch display, 800 MHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera and more. These handsets run on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

After waiting for nearly 3 months, Sony finally launched the Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo dual smartphones in India. The handsets are bundled up with pre-loaded apps such as Bollywood Hungama, Dainik Jagran, appXtra and Cricbuzz. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

Kenichiro Hibi, Managing Director, Sony India said:
“With the Xperia brand, our aim has always been to innovate ahead of consumer demand. After the launch of Xperia NXT series earlier this year, we are now launching the phone that will reach out to entire India. We have expanded our Xperia range with Tipo – Sony’s first entry level price category smartphone under Xperia brand.”

Sony Xperia Tipo and Tipo Dual features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225AA single-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, 3.2 megapixel camera rear-facing camera with VGA video recording and playback, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, 3 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 30 hrs music playback time, up to 5 hrs of talk-time, up to 470 hrs of stand-by time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Tipo is currently available for Rs.9,999, while the dual-SIM variant comes with a price-tag of Rs.10,499 in India. Vodafone subscribers will get 500 MB of free 3G data for three months, with the purchase of this smartphone.

LG Venice Coming To Boost Mobile On October 10 For $219.99

LG recently announced a new mid-range smartphone, the LG Venice. This handset will be exclusively available for the Boost Mobile subscribers in the US. LG Venice comes with a 4.3 inch screen, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera and so on. This handset runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA, said,
“With high-quality features, a stylish design and the wallet-friendly no-contract plan, LG Venice definitely stands out. LG and Boost Mobile continue to release innovative devices that exceed the expectations of those who use them. Whether it’s capturing still or video memories, connecting and sharing content with friends and loved ones, or viewing media on the crystal-clear touchscreen, Life’s Good with the LG Venice.”

LG Venice features a 4.3 inch display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Corning’s Gorilla Glass, 1 GHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, LG Optimus 3.0 user interface, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with HD (720p) video recording capabilities, VGA front-facing camera for video chat, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, QuickMemo and much more.

This handset allows you to access more than 675,000 apps from the Play Store. LG Venice will go on sale from October 10. This handset comes with a price tag of just $219.99 without any contract. However, you will need to subscribe to the $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan. To get this handset, head over to this page.