renders, to in-the-wild style to one that tipped the handset as being water-resistant. As for today, the images are showing the camera and the capacitive buttons as well as the power button and volume rocker.
Gartner report has been released, this time focusing on smartphone sales for the fourth quarter of 2012. Diving right in, the report notes the quarter as breaking records. In fact, Gartner is reporting that Q4 2012 smartphone sales were up 38.3 percent as compared to Q4 2011. Or in actual numbers for the quarter, Q4 2012 saw smartphone sales of 207.7 million. Anyway, given some of the other recent smartphone sales reports we have seen -- we suspect you can guess which companies are on the top of the list.
Huawei Ascend P2 leaks are not all that surprising at this point. After all, we have seen several including some in image form in the recent weeks. It looks like we now have one additional to check out before an official announcement. This latest is coming by way of the Chinese language cnBeta.com website and is showing the water-resistant aspect of the device.
Samsung in a rather dominant position. And well, it looks like we have yet another to mention. This latest arrives from Canalys, who happen to be an independent analyst firm. The Canalys report is dealing with information from Q4 2012 and is showing the worldwide smartphone market share by manufacturer.
Huawei Ascend P2 images have surfaced. These latest are offering a look at the backside of the device as well as a slightly blurry look at the front side. Basically, these are certainly not the best leaked images we have seen, however on the flip side -- it is nice that the pics are showing an actual phone. As you will likely notice in the image of the back, the camera details are covered up by a finger.
Huawei is taking on the bigger than usual phablet market like the Galaxy Note II, and Samsung's rumored Galaxy Note III. Their new 6.1-inch Ascend Mate smartphone was shown off at CES, and now we have some official pricing details. Huawei will be offering this handset at $575 contract-free and unlocked.
Huawei is expected to unveil the Ascend P2 smartphone during Mobile World Congress. Up until this point, we have seen some rumored specs and even a leaked image. And well, the latest in the Huawei rumor mill is now calling for a second P2 handset. Details are suggesting that Huawei will also announced an Ascend P2 Mini.
Huawei unveiled the Ascend D2 smartphone during CES and we are expecting the Ascend P2 to arrive during Mobile World Congress. But lets put the smartphones aside for a moment though, because it looks as if Huawei also has plans to release a set-top media player with Android. The box is the MediaQ M310 and details have recently surfaced by way of CNX-Soft.
Huawei was showing off the MediaPad 10 Link tablet during CES, and as of today, it looks like the tablet has taken the next step towards a release. Keep in mind though, Huawei has yet to announce when that release will be happening. And as we already know, the FCC filings will never reveal that bit. Based on the filing, the MediaPad 10 Link looks like it will be arriving as a lower-end version of the MediaPad 10 FHD.
Apple, Huawei, Sony and ZTE. The report shows all smartphones vendors as having shipped 219.4 million units during Q4 2012.