Posts Tagged ‘Smartphone’

Huawei Wants to Become the Leading Smartphone Provider in the World

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Huawei is a leading smartphone provider in China, selling 20 million smartphones in different parts of the globe in 2011. This year, the company wants to become one of the biggest smartphone providers in the world. Huawei is now taking effort to accelerate its development of new mobile products such as Ascend D quad smartphone and MediaPad 10 FHD tablet. Moreover, the company also wants to boast its independently designed K3V2 quad-core processor, consider as one of its major achievement.

According to the company, K3V2 can be operated at either 1.2 or 1.5 GHz and it offers 30 to 50 percent better performance than Tegra3. The company considers the chip as the fastest quad-core processor available in the global market today.

The core competence of a hardware company in the industry is being measured for many years in its own processor development. Two major companies that successfully made presence in global mobile terminal industry are Apple and Samsung, both of them developed their own chips. Huawei’s goal as of the moment is to catch up the two leading mobile product manufacturers by developing high performance processor.

Secretary General of China Cellphone Union Lao Yao said that Huawei could build foundation of their mobile phone variations by developing the most basic technique.

While Huawei’s technical strength is highly recognized in Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, it still has a weak brand. The company was selling its products directly to operators making it having little contact with its users. It needs to have a new brand image in the market that could win wide recognition to enterprise and individual users.

I.T. analysts notice that most of Huawei’s marketing personnel only have little experience in brand marketing because they came from departments of operators. Experts say the company should get outside talents in marketing to introduce new brand marketing ideas.

e Mobile News .net (c) 2012

Mobile News Update: Nokia’s New Smartphone is Off to a Slow Start

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Mobile news… Nokia Corp. was announcing its plan late in 2011 to be on a spotlight once again in U.S. smartphone market. However, judging from its sales on different stores in Chicago last week, it is most likely that the company’s plan has a long way to go.

Nokia’s new Windows phone Lumia 710 has been receiving mix reaction from consumers. However, experts say that the new smartphone fail to live on its purpose so far which is to become a market leader among smartphones in the U.S. market.

Salesman at a T-Mobile International AG’s store at 2900 N. Broadway St. revealed that, as of this writing, they have not sold any unit of new Lumia 710 despite massive advertising about it. Another salesman at a T-Mobile store at the 1958 W. Irving Park Rd. said that most customers who visited the store were not aware about the phone while few of them knew about the product after seeing it on television and billboards.
On the other hand, Deonte Barbe of T-Mobile at 4714 N. Broadway St. said that he has sold already seven and believed that the phone is doing good as the Windows Mobile OS is starting to become popular.

Telecommunication stock analyst Tavis C. McCourt at Morgan Keegan & Company Inc. said that the issue in advertising is just normal because Nokia only decided in December last year that the phone would be running Windows technology.

Nokia has announced that it is preparing for the winter season with Lumia 710 as its major focus. Massive marketing strategies are now in place such as national television advertisements. Low sales would not hamper the plan of Nokia to become the leader in smartphones in the U.S., in fact, the company is gearing up for the next release which features the Lumia 900, according to McCourt.

Mr. McCourt said that Lumia flagship phone to be released in March will be a more crucial moment for investors. He stressed that today’s market indicates that a company needs to sell high-end phones to survive. AT&T Inc.’s stores will exclusively sell the Lumia 900 beginning March. (c) 2012

Samsung Sells Enough Phones | Mobile News

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The smartphone wars were focusing on Apple and Google, as well as Research in Motion and Microsoft are still in the industry finding ways to hit the market. While Samsung was successfully gained the market share as some surveys unveiled its recorded profit.

HTC presented its financial decline, while Samsung is still at the peak in where it sells over 35 million smartphones in the previous quarter.

From a recent survey, Google has been experiencing a deluge of new Android device activations with a current run rate of 255.5 million a year – that gives a 64 million per quarter.

Apple sold 35 million of iPhones last quarter, compared to 64 million that Google has. Who dominated the Android devices? We all know that it is Samsung.

Analysts believed that Samsung sold more than 35 million smartphones alone even though the company hasn’t reported about their unit sales.

As the current rates show us that Google Android dominates and to assume that Samsung also dominated the device, then Google will still be undefeated from being no. 1.

Even Motorola which was owned by Google now could not defeat the volume of Samsung smartphones that were sold-out.

Only Samsung can demand Google for changes like new technical directions and features to improve the sales in the industry. Most of the Android devices are Samsung and no other manufacturers can demand Google. Google cannot get rid from Samsung, as Google depends its success in Samsung and would not gamble to advice Samsung to use Windows Phone. (c) 2012

Mobile News: Fewer phone model this year according to executives

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Mobile news – As smartphone models began to raise promptly, executive worried of what would be the effect of too much models, and to answer the problem, fewer phone models this year.

At CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Motorola’s CEO Sanjay Jha announced that the company will produce fewer models for this year to avoid confusions among customers.

HTC also looks the same principle as Vice President Drew Bamford stated during a board discussion on a show last Wednesday that, “It’s a goal to have less phones,”

Also Samsung’s Product Marketing Director Ryan Bidan agreed on the said resolution. He was not sure if the company would unleash fewer smartphones this year. “Sheer SKU proliferation is a problem,” Bidan said.

He also concluded that the companies produce more models was due to prompt technology evolution. He said that, “It comes back to the rate of change in the market. If there’s new-slash-better technology available and I don’t supply it for you, I’m going to hear from you that it’s not available,”

He also justify that the reason why Samsung will have to create more devices is to satisfy different customers as we have observe that smartphone created by Samsung don’t have the same features. “Not every solution will fit everyone,” he said.

Microsoft is looking forward to occupy smartphones with Windows Phone as they do not create hardware. It may take time as most of the handsets do not support Windows Phone yet. According to a Director from Microsoft Aaron Woodman that, “We have a stated objective to have a broader selection of handsets running Windows Phone on the market.”

He also said that Microsoft is looking forward to have different design from their competitor like Apple and Google. “In some cases now, we just do less. Functionality without accessibility is just not worth it… Trying to differentiate on the experience level is our focus” he said.

Aaron Woodman also clarifies that they do not idolize Apple as we all know that Microsoft and Apple had been competing in the past. “I have no desire to be Apple. It’s not in our company DNA, it’s not in our brand DNA and it’s not our approach to the problem. We feel really proud in the differences we see,” he said.

Bamford of HTC stated about the impact of Apple’s entry as this company never participated CES 2012.

“I think there’s always space for something. If not, the industry is dead,” Bamford said.

Woodman replied in disagreement to Bamford statement, “It’s too expensive to get into this market so there are a limited number of companies that could enter now. Even Hewlett-Packard, with its deep pockets, couldn’t make a go with WebOS. Small companies may innovate “around the edges” and then be acquired by larger companies to make a difference, “ (c) 2012

Face detection and touch recognition for unlocking smartphone

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Mobile news presents… The two Giants, Google and Apple announced the all new feature that detects user through sight and touch recognition. This will be a new era of unlocking smartphones and tablets as we are already used in using combinations or sliding to unlock our devices.

Apple signed its new patent ‘Low Threshold Face Recognition’ in US patent office to equip facial recognition on iOS software last week. In the new patent, it is time to say goodbye in sliding or using combinations in unlocking iPod, iPad and iPhone.

“Using a forward-facing camera to recognise an individual user, future iPhones and iPads from Apple could automatically customise applications, settings and features to a user’s personal preferences once they pick up the device.” Apple said.

The Apple Insider Blog explained that the concept will focus on a high information portion of a human face rather than analyzing the whole face which can drain the handset.

The face recognition works through placing your face on the front camera’s sight; once sighted, the phone will immediately measure the distance of the eyes and the mouth of the user and compares it to the original picture which was captured by the user and if passed, the phone unlocks.

In additional, when the phone detects the user, it can access to its customized settings and wallpaper otherwise, guest user will not be able to experience the customized settings.

Google Android supported phones had already built face recognition tool on their platforms – handset with front camera.

Google is still fixing on users complain concerning on the face recognition tool. However, the new concept would not officially terminate the passwords yet until the Face recognition concept will be free of bug issues. (c) 2012

CES 2012 Big Surprises |Mobile News

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Mobile news presents… Giant technology makers will congregate this week on Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas. The event will be all about unveiling their newest technology from TVs to Smartphones. We had witness the previous CES in promoting 3D and internet supported TV, latest laptops and new tablets that compete against iPad.

Microsoft will introduce their Windows 8 as other giant makers like Sony and Samsung will unleash their smartphones equipped with voice recognition. The voice recognition will allow you to talk to your smartphone and get interacted like Apple’s iPhone 4s – this will be a threat to Apple. The upcoming event will differ from the previous CES as manufacturers who will partake the event will unleash their own much improved technologies.

We had witnessed the first Google Android that runs in tablet which was Motorola Xoom in 2011 and thrived until now. So we will expect that the upcoming CES will focus more on tablets. Apple will be the center of attraction as attendants will compare the devices to what Apple makes – from designs to interface according to a Tech blogger MG Siegler, who promoted Apple for website TechCrunch.The upcoming CES will not just on smartphones and tablets, LG will unleash its newest and innovative television as they had already posted numerous announcements before. The featured TV will have 4mm-think and 55” TV that will use “Organic LED” technology which was used in some smartphones. What makes it amazing is that LG makes expensive affordable as the previous price of an 11” TV was $2, 000.00.

Sony, Samsung and LG will also feature the Google’s TV that has a newly improved interface and growing numbers of shows and films available. Google is set to take advantage on CES 2012 to achieve more on mobile phone system Android and Youtube.

After laptop and desktop were outcast by smartphones and tablets last year’s market share, CES will also be involved on new, super-slim and light laptops. The Ultrabook with Intel chipset will be introduced by Lenovo, Asus, HP, Dell and many more in CES 2012 as it was aimed to succeed this year on the market share compared to the previous year.

The Ultra book was inspired from the fist Apple’s MacBook Air laptop with super thin dimension. The ultrabooks will a have sexy and attractive designs and easy to carry with faster boot process, well-brought-up power and long last battery.

Microsoft will introduce its all new Windows 8 software that will support tablets as well as computers. Microsoft learned from their previous Windows Phone 7 and they expect to succeed on Windows 8.

Also announcements on smartphones will be conducted in CES 2012. Sony will introduce their pre-owned Sony Ericson’s Arc series on the event. Google will also witness the launching of Sony Ericson to bid on smartphone market.

Panasonic is also set to get into the smarphone industry in CES or may be later whereas Samsung and LG will equipped with Intel’s chipset Medfield, this would be the beginning of Intel to compete with ARM.

However, the declining Nokia is set to launch its newest handset that runs Windows Phone 7 in North America market. But what would be the effect of the Corning Gorilla Glass II release in the market soon? (c) 2012