According to report by Research Firm IDC(International Data Corporation) , the Worldwide Smartphone Market saw a 56.7% growth year over year.54.7 million Converged Mobile Devices or Smartphones were shipped my Handset makers in the first Quarter of 2010. And these make up for only 1.8% of the total mobile phone shipments worldwide. As you can see in the chart below the Top 5 smartphone phone makers based on volumes and market share are Nokia with a 39.3% share followed by Blackberry maker RIM at 19.4%. Apple iPhone shipments have more than doubled and it has 16.1 % of the market share. HTC is at a distant 4th followed by Motorola.
ASUS announced the launch of the P835, its touchscreen PDA for the Indian market yesterday.
Powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, this handset has a 5 megapixel camera and boasts of a WVGA resolution for its 3.5 inch touchscreen.
The WVGA resolution offers five times the number of pixels of most phones and delivers the best document, photo, movie and website viewing experience possible. The handset also comes loaded with an improved version of the ASUS proprietary glide user interface.
There is something about the HTC Snap™ that will make you go ‘va va voom’. Sleek lines and curvaceous rounded edges mark this debutant smartphone from HTC with a QWERTY keypad.
The handset is touted to be what users really need: Information segregation and making certain that they are not overwhelmed by mails they don’t need. Sounds really innovative and this is how it works!
HTC’s innovative Inner Circle feature allows HTC Snap users to press a dedicated Inner Circle key to bring emails from a preselected group of people to the top of their inbox, enabling important messages to be acted upon immediately.
“Recognizing that people are being overwhelmed by an avalanche of email, the HTC Snap introduces Inner Circle, an HTC innovation that makes it easy for people to prioritize messages from the most important people in their lives at the press of a button,” said John Wang, Chief Marketing Officer, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Snap represents the latest step in HTC’s mission to create a range of innovative smartphones, each with specific benefits designed to both surprise and delight our customers.” Continue reading “HTC Snap: Ease your business communication”
The LG-GM730 is the newest phone among LG’s easy-to-use smartphones line-up to come. The company has recently signed a special contract with Microsoft, allowing them to be the first manufacturer of a phone with the new version of Windows Mobile 6.5. On top of Windows Mobile, the LG-GM730 will provide LG’s dynamic, direct and intuitive S-Class User Interface.
Microsoft launched the newest version of the Windows Mobile 6.1 Operating System for mobiles.
A new version of the Internet Explorer Mobile was also launched, which adds desktop-grade Web browsing to Windows Mobile phones.
Features of the new software: New timesaving features, easier phone navigation and management, and increased security safeguards.
“People want a single phone that’s flexible enough to meet their needs throughout their day, whether it’s connecting to work or your everyday life,” said Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. “The innovations we’ve added to our Windows Mobile software ultimately make it easier to manage your world.” Continue reading “Windows Mobile 6.1 is here!”
Nokia 5500 Sport is not just an ordinary phone. It’s a full-featured smartphone with Symbian OS and S60 user interface. It is equipped with Bluetooth, Infrared port, USB support, GPRS class 10, EDGE class 10, as well as a microSD card slot that would support cards with capacities of up to 1GB. MP3 player and FM radio will please the music lovers.
The phone offers an elegant design with a splash and dust resistant stainless steel body and rubber grips. It’s water and dust resistant and has dimensions of 107x45x18 with a total weight of 103 gr. It has a square 262K colors display with a resolution of 208×208 pixels along with a 2 megapixel camera which would take pictures of up to 1600×1200 pixels resolution and record video of up to 176×144 pixels resolution.
Nokia 5500 Sport is not an ordinary smartphone, either. It has three working modes which are easily interchanged with a single press of a button – the normal phone mode along with the special music mode and sport mode. The handset features exclusive sports features such as pedometer for monitoring the distance traveled and the calories burnt, as well as a text-to-speech module which will read you the status of your workout or the contents of your incoming messages during workout. According to the official statements, the triband (GSM 900/1800/1900MHz) Nokia 5500 Sport will be available somewhere in the summer this year and will be sold at around 300EUR.