A series of photos have just been posted on XDA Developers forums showing some of the features on HTC’s upcoming phone, the HTC Holiday.
As seen in the picture above, the HTC Holiday seems to be rather thin. The device is running off of a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and has a 4.5 inch display. Because of a leak earlier this year, we also know that the Holiday will also have 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear facing camera, and a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera.
The phone also appears to have a conductive charge port which means that you will be able to plug the charger in your wall and the device can be placed on the charger. (wireless charging).
The HTC Holiday looks like it will be impressive. Perhaps a big competition to the latest iPhone 5?
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Not too long ago, Nintendo’s newest product, the Nintendo 3DS, came out with many people expecting it to be the “next thing”. After its launch, Nintendo realized that sales had dropped and not even been nearly as high as expected. Ever since then, sales for Nintendo have slowly decreased due to competition in the gaming world with Facebook and smartphones leading the battle.
Although Nintendo’s sales have been down, there is a chance for “revival”. Many Nintendo investors are now strongly suggesting to partner the company with Apple in order to boost sales and be back in competition once again. The company’s president, Satoru Iwata, however is not too happy about teaming up with Apple.
An article on Bloomberg.com on Iwata says, “Nintendo should either try to buy its way into this platform (smartphones), or develop something totally new.”
President Satoru Iwata might want to reconsider this partnership with Apple. Nintendo reduced its profit forecast by an outstanding 82% and now will continue to reduce prices on their products in order to make their way back to the top.
New images from South Korea listing specs of a new LTE phone named “Celox”, have just surfaced. No word has been said when the handset will hit the market but it is expected soon.
The “Celox” has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 16GB of internal memory (expandable to 32GB), and runs on Android’s Gingerbread operating system. The phone also has a 4.5 inch touch screen display, a 8 megapixel rear facing camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera.
This is all that we know of so far but hopefully more information will be leaked soon.
According to a recent report by 9to5Mac, it seems that iOS 5 will be bringing voice controls to a whole new level. This feature for iOS 5 will be available for the iPhone and iPod touch but reports say that the iPad will not be able to right away.
9to5Mac says that the text-to-speech feature is pretty simple. While messaging, the microphone icon will be placed directly next to the space bar. Press the mic button and start to speak and obviously, words will start to appear on the screen.
Obviously, lots of smartphone’s already have this feature so why should we be excited about this? Well this can be exciting because iOS 5 can make the voice recognition feature work a LOT better than other phones have in the past. The new iOS will have full-integrated voice control through a app called Assistant. Through Assistant, you can control your entire phone without even touching it and Assistant can even talk back to you! So far, Assistant has not “popped up” in the iOS beta released this weekend so we most likely won’t be seeing in until the release of the iPhone 5.
A recent document that has been leaked online suggests that Verizon will be coming out with a new phone that in the future (September) will give the upcoming iPhone 5 competition.
The phone is rumored to be called the HTC Vigor and in a post I made earlier this week, it says that the launch date will be on September 29th. It is said that the Vigor will be the replacement of the HTC Thunderbolt jam packed with features to bring in more customers to the LTE market.
Verizon Wireless has not admitted to the existence of the Vigor so not many specs are known right now. One of the main features about the phone to get excited about is the brand new 1.5GHz dual-core processor (most, if not all, smartphones right now have a 1GHz processor or less). Also people have speculation that the camera on this phone will be somewhere at 8 or above megapixels. Reason being is that since the Vigor is going to be a second generation Thunderbolt, the camera must be a little bit upgraded. On top of this, the phone will be running on Android’s latest operating system, Android 2.3 commonly known as Gingerbread.
It has been announced that Samsung will be revealing their own mp3 player based on their Galaxy S phones in order to compete with Apple’s iPod touch at CES next week. The mp3 player looks very similar to the Galaxy S phone but of course will not actually have the phone capabilities. However, it will be running on Android 2.2.
Not much is known about the device yet but reports say that it will be 9.9mm wide with a 4 inch LCD touch screen display. Besides running on Android 2.2, the device will have a 1GHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera with HD video playback. It of course will have Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and GPS capabilities and an expandable MicroSD card slot. And like all Android devices, you will be able to purchase and download apps from the market.
So not much is know yet, but from what is, it looks to be a great competitor to the iPod Touch and the Zune HD. In my mind, it looks like Samsung is catching on to Apple’s selling techniques with a competitor to the iPhone, iPad, and now iPod. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.