HTC One series smartphones are about to make their assault on the mobile markets. With the US, UK, China and more all expecting them to be available in April just like HTC announced back at Mobile World Congress during the unveiling of the One X. Today we've learned the One X quad-core phone and the mid-range One V will start shipping on April 2nd to those in China.
HTC is starting to make the rounds in the Chinese markets being called the HTC Wind. The device doesn't rock the new "One" naming scheme from HTC but does feature most of the top specs HTC outlined a device must meet to be titled a "One" device. What makes it special is it also has dual-SIM slots, something that is increasingly popular in China.
RAZR styling, or a new phone possible called the DROID Blade.
DROID RAZR MAXX with its extended battery, a couple of local Chinese versions and a mystery phone that's probably coming as the DROID Fighter. Add one more to the pile: The RAZR MAXX XT910 is an international GSM version of the DROID RAZR MAXX, currently on sale in China. Aside from a new radio and some branding, the RAZR MAXX XT910 is identical to its American cousin.
copy Android for their entire storefront. It's not necessarily "fake" in the sense that the branding is misappropriated; anyone selling Android hardware can make use of Google's Android logos and typefaces. But simply naming your store "Android", as the shop in Zhuhai, Guangdong province has done, is a no-no.
analytics firm Flurry, the number of newly activated Android users in China has surpassed that of the United States to become the world's fastest-growing body of smartphone users. The stat holds true for iOS as well, making China the #1 country for total number of smartphone users on the planet. That's hardly surprising - they've got the largest number of people after all, nearing 1.5 billion as of 2010 - but the rapid adoption rate in the country just a few years after the emergence of the current mobile market is astonishing.
Maeli Business News reports that Kim Young-Ha, the president of Samsung's greater China operations, told conference call listeners that the company was considering an expedited April launch for the new flagship phone. The date has yet to be agrees upon by Samsung's top brass. This is going against the tide of most of the rumors pointing to a May announcement or release.
last round of updated phones may have been lamentably lacking in the frozen treat department, but it looks like they're rectifying that mistake with their latest announcement. The Sony Xperia neo L MT25i has sprung fully formed out of the company's press department, headed for China only (at the moment). Taking up the maddeningly lowercase neo label from the original phone and the V, the neo L is a decidedly mid-range device intended for the mass market.
posted to XDA Developers, and it looks like it's an official Samsung release (complete with TouchWiz). The ROM was spotted on a Chinese forum. Don't boot up your recoveries just yet, Note users: this software only works with the I9220 model number, and it's localized for the Chinese market. The standard international GSM version, and presumably AT&T's version set to go on sale on Sunday, are not supported. Flashing to these devices may brick them.