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HTC Finally Unveils The Android 4.0 Powered Desire C Smartphone

Yesterday, we posted the leaked press shot and specs of the HTC’s upcoming Desire C smartphone. Today, HTC finally announced the entry-level HTC Desire C smartphone in the UK. This handset runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. It allows you to access more than 400,000 apps from Google Play Store. The HTC Desire C will be available for Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Media, Three, O2 subscribers in the UK.

Jason Mackenzie, President, Global Sales and Marketing for HTC Corporation, said,
“Listening to music is one of the most popular things people use their phones for, so it’s more important than ever that we deliver the power and emotion artists capture in the studio. The HTC Desire C offers customers excellent design, easy access to content and fast connectivity – making it the perfect all round device.”

htc desire c

HTC Desire C features a 3.5 inch HVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 600 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, HTC Sense 4.0 UI, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS, 5 megapixel rear camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio, 4 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 25 GB free cloud space from Dropbox for 2 years, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and a 1230 mAh battery.

The HTC Desire C will be available in Polar White, Stealth Black and Flamenco Red colors. T-Mobile subscribers can get this handset for free with a 2 year service agreement and a £15.50 per month plan. On the other hand, T-Mobile subscribers can get this handset on Pay As You Go for just £169.99. Vodafone, Orange, Virgin Media, Three and O2 has not yet announced the price for their customers. Check out the first look video below.

Motorola Razr Maxx Coming To The UK On May 18 For £430

Earlier this year, Motorola unveiled the powerful Motorola Droid Razr Maxx at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset was exclusively available for the Verizon subscribers in the US. However, last month, the company announced the GSM variant of this device for European and Asian markets. Motorola Razr Maxx offers continuous talk-time of more than 21 hours straight on a single charge, thanks to the powerful 3300 mAh battery.

The Motorola Razr Maxx currently runs on the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, the company will roll out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS in the coming months. This handset will be finally available for purchase in the UK from next week. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.

motorola razr maxx

Motorola Razr Maxx features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB, HDMI out and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM, 11.5GB user available internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 16 GB microSD card included, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio, Google Play Store, MotoCast, up to 21.5 hours of talk-time, up to 15.8 days of stand-by time and a 3300 mAh battery.

Clove, a popular online retailer in the UK is currently taking pre-order for the Motorola Razr Maxx smartphone. This handset is expected to go on sale from May 18. The Motorola Razr Maxx comes with a price tag of £430.80 (approx. $695) including taxes. To get this handset, head over to this page.

Samsung Galaxy S Advance Now Available At Three UK For £269.99

Earlier this year, Samsung announced the new Galaxy S Advance smartphone. It is the fourth variant of the company’s highly popular Galaxy S smartphone. This handset comes with the curved glass design, which was previously seen in the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus smartphones. The curved glass design enhances the handling of the device and fits the user’s facial form easily.

The Samsung Galaxy S Advance comes with a 4 inch Super AMOLED display and a powerful 1 GHz dual-core processor. This handset currently runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, we are not sure if the device will get the Android 4.0 update in the near future. We have good news for the folks living in the UK. Three has finally released this device exclusively for its subscribers in the UK. You can get this device on contract as well as on Pay-As-You-Go.

Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three said,

“The curved touchscreen of the Samsung Galaxy S Advance really does bring rich media content to life. And whether you’re into downloading videos and images, or sharing the ones you’ve captured yourself, you can rest assured that you’ll always be protected from surprise data bills on Three.”

samsung galaxy s advance

Samsung Galaxy S Advance features a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, TouchWiz user interface, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA connectivity and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, music player with SoundAlive, stereo FM Radio with RDS, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, 8 GB internal memory, 768 MB RAM, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, ChatON, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Social Hub, Polaris Office, Samsung Kies 2.0, A-GPS, Samsung Apps, Android Market and a 1500 mAh Li-ion battery.

Three UK is currently offering the Samsung Galaxy S Advance for free with a 2 year service agreement and a £23 monthly plan. You can also get this device on Pay As You Go for £269.99 with the All in One 15 or All in One 25 monthly plan. The All in One 15 plan costs £15 and gives 30-day access to unlimited data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. On the other hand, the All in One 25 plan costs £25 and offers 500 minutes, 3,000 texts and unlimited data for 30 days.

Panasonic Eluga Launched In The UK For £364.99

Panasonic recently launched the much-awaited Panasonic smartphone in the UK. It is the company’s first smartphone for the European market. The Panasonic Eluga was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. This handset runs on the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, the device will get the Android 4.0 update in the coming months.

The Panasonic Eluga is already available for purchase in Germany from last week. We already posted that the handset was available for pre-order at Expansys, a popular online retailer in the UK. The Panasonic Eluga was scheduled to release on April 24. However, the device has already arrived a week earlier. If you are planning to buy the first Panasonic smartphone specially designed and manufactured for the European customers, then check out the complete specs after the break.

panasonic eluga expansys

Panasonic Eluga features a 4.3 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, 1 GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel auto-focus camera, Digital zoom, Image stabiliser, Video recorder and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, G-sensor, Ambient light sensor, GPS receiver, Accelerometer, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, NFC (Near Field Communication), DLNA connectivity, up to 240 mins of talk-time, up to 300 hrs of stand-by time and a 1150 mAh battery.

Currently, you can purchase only the black version of this handset, while the silver version is expected to be available from next week. The Panasonic Eluga comes with a price tag of £364.99. To get this handset, head over to this page at Expansys.

Panasonic Eluga Coming To UK On April 24 For £364.99

Majority of the smartphones manufactured by Panasonic are sold only in the Japanese market. However, the company entered the European market with the new Panasonic Eluga smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. It is the company’s first smartphone for the European market.

The Panasonic Eluga is already available for purchase in Germany. However, the folks living in the UK are still waiting to get their hands on this amazing handset. Expansys, a popular online retailer in UK has already started taking the pre-orders for the Panasonic Eluga smartphone. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the amazing specs after the break.

panasonic eluga

Panasonic Eluga features a 4.3 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, 1 GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel auto-focus camera, Digital zoom, Image stabiliser, Video recorder, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, NFC (Near Field Communication), DLNA connectivity, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, G-sensor, Ambient light sensor, GPS receiver, Accelerometer, up to 240 mins of talk-time, up to 300 hrs of stand-by time and a 1150 mAh battery.

The Panasonic Eluga is a IP57 certified waterproof and dustproof smartphone. This handset comes with a price-tag of €400 in Germany. On the other hands, customers in the UK can pre-order this device for £364.99. The Panasonic Eluga is expected to release on April 24 in the UK. To pre-order this device, head over to this page at Expansys

Motorola Defy+ Now Available In The UK For Just £159

Last year, Motorola launched the Android powered Motorola Defy+ rugged smartphone. This handset is the successor of the highly popular Motorola Defy smartphone. The Motorola Defy+ is a water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof smartphone. It runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. However, this handset is not expected to get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update ever.

The Motorola Defy+ is already available for purchase in the UK from last September. Clove, a popular online retailer is currently selling this rugged smartphone at a reduced price for a limited period of time. It makes this handset even cheaper than the Motorola Defy Mini smartphone, which was launched last month for £162. If you are planning to buy this device, then check out the complete specs below.

motorola defy plus

Motorola Defy+ features a 3.7 inch FWVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 1 GHz OMAP processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, MotoBLUR UI, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 512 MB of RAM, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS with A-GPS, 2 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled, Adobe Flash Player 10, Google Play Store, up to 7.1 hours of talk time, up to 16 days of standby time and a 1700 mAh battery.

This handset allows you to access more than 450,000 apps from the Google Play Store. Motorola Defy+ originally comes with a price tag of £182. However, you can get this device from Clove at a reduced price of £159 excluding taxes. To get this handset, head over to this page.

Motorola Defy Mini Now Available In The UK For £162

Do you still remember the Motorola Defy Mini smartphone? Yes, we are talking out the same rugged device which was announced earlier this year by Motorola at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset is not the successor, but the compact version of the widely popular Motorola Defy smartphone.

The Motorola Defy Mini runs on the Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System and it comes with the Motorola’s MotoSwitch user interface, instead of the Motoblur UI found in the original Motorola Defy smartphone. Motorola Defy Mini is a dustproof and water resistant smartphone, which comes with the famous Gorilla Glass display.

motorola defy mini

This handset was expected to go on sale from February in most of the European and Asian markets, however it got delayed due to some unknown reasons. After waiting for nearly 2 months, this handset is finally available for purchase in the UK. Clove, a popular online retailer have already started selling this affordable rugged smartphone for the folks living in the UK. If you are still unaware of the features, then check out the complete specs after the break.

Motorola Defy Mini features a 3.2 inch HVGA display with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, sporting a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System, MotoSwitch user interface, 5 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, 512 MB of RAM, 512 MB of ROM and more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio, MicroUSB, DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity, Ambient light, proximity sensor, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Google Play Store, up to 10 hours talktime, up to 21 days stand-by time and a 1650 mAh battery.

The Motorola Defy Mini comes with a price tag of £162 (approx. $260) in the UK. To get this smartphone, head over to this page at Clove.

Orange Announces The Intel Medfield Powered Santa Clara Smartphone

Earlier today, the Indian manufacturer Lava unveiled the Intel Medfield powered Lava XOLO X900 smartphone. On the same day, we have another smartphone which runs on the same Intel Medfield processor. Yes, we are talking about the rumored Orange Santa Clara. Intel and Orange recently announced the new Santa Clara smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona.

The Orange Santa Clara is basically a codename of this device. The commercial name of this smartphone will be unveiled during the launch. This handset will be exclusively available to the Orange subscribers in the UK and France. The Orange Santa Clara will feature a number of locally-relevant and unique services including Orange TV, Dailymotion, Deezer, Orange Wednesdays, Your Orange and Orange Gestures.

Yves Maitre, Senior Vice President of Mobile Multimedia and Devices, Orange, said,

“For ten years, Orange has pioneered a successful own-branded approach to delivering to its customers high quality, affordable handsets in all price ranges, packed with locally relevant and unique services and features. We are delighted to be partnering with Intel to add such an exceptional device to our portfolio.”

orange santa clara

The Orange Santa Clara features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixel, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel rear facing camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 16 GB internal memory, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, HDMI, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), and 14 days of stand-by time. This handset measures 123 x 63 x 9.99mm and weighs 117 g.

Orange UK and France customers will have to wait till summer, to get their hands on this device. The price and commercial name of Orange Santa Clara will be announced during the launch.

Fujitsu Unveils The Android Powered Fujitsu Stylistic M532 Tablet

Fujitsu is not popular for manufacturing tablet devices. However, the company just announced a new multimedia tablet, the Fujitsu Stylistic M532 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. It comes with a large 10.1 inch display as well as a 1.4 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Android fans won’t be disappointed, since the powerful Fujitsu Stylistic M532 tablet runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. This tablet is specially designed for business professionals. It comes with pre-installed, licensed, and ready–to-use business software apps including Office suite, file viewer, and file editor.

Craig Parker, Head of Product Marketing, Fujitsu Technology Product Group, said,

“Thanks to the Stylistic M532, ultra-mobile professional users no longer need to compromise on their choice of tablet device – or indeed carry separate devices for business and leisure. The Stylistic M532 is the first tablet to truly deliver hybrid tablet computing, where during the working day both device and business data are secured within corporate networks, while after hours multimedia content can be safely accessed.”

fujitsu stylistic m532

The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 features a 10.1 inch WXGA display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel, 1.4 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 8 megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, Micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, and more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB RAM, memory card slot, built-in speakers, Docking connector for Port Replicator, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, DLNA, GPS, Symantec Norton Tablet Security, 4 hours of charging time, up to 9.5 hours of video playback, and a 3.170 mAh Lithium polymer battery.

This device measures 262.6 x 175.4 x 8.6 mm and weighs 560 g. The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 tablet will be available in the UK from early summer. The price of this device will be announced shortly.

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.