ePrice reports seeing the Xperia Sola in the city, priced at just under $3,000 HKD. That's the equivalent of $387 US, not that it matters: at this point Sony has only confirmed the phone for Hong Kong and greater China.
MI-One, the Chinese smartphone from manufacturer Xiaomi that eschews standard Android or manufacturer skins in favor of a community-created Android ROM. The manufacturer sells the phone in batches as they're made, and apparently demand for the MI-One has reached a fever pitch since it started shipping in August of last year. The last batch of 150,000 phones sold out just under 13 minutes after the company posted them online.
Oppo released a teaser image of a 6.65mm-thin phone today, and if it comes to market any time soon the unnamed device will grab the title of world's thinnest phone (for at least a month or two anyway). There's no details part the picture, but the visuals can't help but remind us of a certain flagship from everyone's favorite litigious American manufacturer.
MX Quad-core announcement. But they want to make sure that owners of the older MX and M9 phones don't feel left out of the party. In a press release today, they stated that both phones will be getting the same version of Android 4.0 software as the MX Quad-core. Well, sort of: they're both getting "Flyme OS 1.0", Meizu's skinned version of Ice Cream Sandwich.
DROID Fighter/DROID RAZR HD sneak peeks, Juggly.cn spotted a new model, the Motorola MT887, hanging out next to a couple of existing devices. The phone has a 4.3-inch screen as opposed to the larger one spotted on the DROID, but comes with an extra surprise: it's running Ice Cream Sandwich. Connoisseurs take note: this has to be one of the best examples we've seen of blurrycam photography!
Philips recently announced its plans to offer Android 4.0 in their new line of 7" tablets. Initially only slated for introduction in China, it's not known if they will make their way to the US market. Though not the first to use the 4.0 software, they are going a different route with its processors.
Meizu, the often-ridiculed but lately impressive Chinese manufacturer, has pulled the covers off its latest flagship. The Meizu MX Quad-core is an updated version of last year's MX with, you guessed it, a quad-core processor. But the interesting thing isn't that it's coming out - there's plenty of quad-core phones and tablets around - but which company's providing the power. According to Meizu's press release, the phone will be using a Samsung Exynos A9 processor. Could this be the very same quad-core chip that a Samsung executive hinted would show up in the Galaxy S III? We should find out soon enough.
DigiTimes, its sheer numbers are increasing by a dramatic amount. The supplier news source says that up to three million "white-box" Android tablets are being manufactured every month, up 300% from the same figure last year. Most of these devices are being sold directly with in China, or being shipped off to the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America. At least some are being sold cheaply elsewhere.
HTC One series in styling and featureset, but are technically members of the Desire family. The HTC Desire VT T328t, VC T328d, and V T328w (catchy, huh?) all have similar specs and features, but will be launched seperately on China's three largest cellular providers. Refreshingly, all three will run Android Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4.0 at launch.
Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. The screen is capacitive touch and has 5-point multitouch. Read on for more details.