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You might have missed this, but it seems that BlackBerry loves Alicia Keys a lot, i mean that lot that the company hired her to be company’s Global Creative Director. It’s still unclear what her work remit will be, but app development was mentioned. There was also other famous fans mentioned such souls like Neil Gaiman and Robert Rodriguez. It seems that if you are famous enough, you could even be a smartphone company director.
YouTube is rumored to introduce paid subscription options for individual channels, according to report from AdAge. YouTube is trying to compete more with traditional television, and the company is reportedly offering to small group of producers ability to create channels that users can only view if they pay monthly fee. The fee is said to be around $1-$5 per month. Source who spoke with AdAge also told that Google is introducing this feature in second quarter of this year. My question for you today is that would you pay in order to watch YouTube?
Imgur has been known as the image provider for Reddit, but it’s recently released galleries features is helping the site to transform from invisible image provider to prime destination for viewing photos. The site served up to 3.8 billion pageviews to 56 million unique visitors, according to the article from TechCrunch. One big fact is that, now 40 percent of Imgur visitors came from direct visitors to the site, rather than being referred from other sites like Reddit. Imgur founder told that a big part of that traffic was thanks to it’s new gallery feature. Imgur wants to be YouTube of photos and it’s important to the company to break it’s dependency on Reddit.
Samsung Galaxy S3 hits 30 million device shipped, but Samsung has something even bigger in it’s sleeves. According to Samsung, company has sold more than 100 million Galaxy S devices. The line of popular smartphones passed 100 million mark 2 years and 7 months after the original Galaxy S hit the market. Company also told that Galaxy S2 has now sold 40 million units, doubling it’s sales since February. New Galaxy S devices like Galaxy S3 mini has sold pretty good too, but company told that they sell 190,000 Galaxy S3 units daily, and that’s 500 phones per minute, pretty impressive i must say.
Everone knows that RIM is going to launch two BlackBerry 10 devices, but now it seems that the company won’t stop there. According to report from Fierce Wireless, RIM is planning to launch “at least” six BlackBerry 10 devices in 2013. Site got their information from interview they did with RIM’s CMO frank Boulben, he also said that “the company would aim to hit a range of price points.” So you can expect low, middle and high-end BB10 devices in 2013. It’s still unclear though that does this mean RIM is not going to offer BB7 devices in the future.
In part of the new section on TonisTechBlog, we are interviewing interesting persons in Finnish technology are. This time we get the chance to interview with former New Product Wizard at Rovio, and now CEO of the Electric car manufacturer Scarlet Motors, Julien Fourgeaud. Julien ran his management consulting company for mobile strategy, LeCatalyst. His company helped corporates like Vodafone, Nokia and startups to leverage their product innovation cycle. Julien was also spokesperson for the Symbian Foundation, responsible to communicate the future of the Symbian platform at various international events. Read the full interview after the break.
Rumors around Huawei’s 6.1-inch Windows Phone 8 device are heating up. Now Cnet Asia reports that Huawei is launching 6.1-inch Windows Phone 8 device at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. This is packed by Huawei’s product manager Richard Bhudhikanok’s statement, which he told that Huawei is going to launch two new innovative smartphones in MWC2013. He also told that “He said that the company is working on a WP8 handset that will be similar to the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate,” though he could not say when or where this would be ready. Would you like to see 6.1-inch Windows Phone 8 device from Huawei? Leave a comment below.
Accroding to report from Bloomberg, Taiwanese company HTC, made just $34 million in net income in quarter 4 2012. quarter 4 2012′s net income is the lowest income company made since the 2004. Company’s finances were actually slightly better than analysts expected, but $99 million drop from the Q3, and $322 million drop from year-over-year is not very pretty to watch. Even Taiwanese company released multiple flagship models(DROID DNA and Windows Phone 8X) they couldn’t make the best out of it. Need to remember too that these releases were in the middle of the quarter and so didn’t fully impact to the final result. HTC’s CEO Peter Chou though believes that “the worst for HTC has probably passed,” adding that the company will increase marketing budget considerably in effort to compete with Samsung.
Google TV is going to be huge in CES2013, which starts next week, as the company wants to make it’s platform more mainstream. Google announced on Friday a number of of upcoming partnerships and upgrades, including products from Hisense, TCL, ASUS and more. Existing partners, LG, Sony and Vizio, among others, will show their latest Google TV platform.
More interestingly ASUS is going to introduce a device known as Qube, which is going to be similar to “Roku dongle.” It’s not surprise that ASUS is partnering with Google in order of doing “Qube”, remember Nexus 7? It’s been highly popular and maybe ASUS’ Qube will be as popular too. Check out more teaser photo from ASUS after the break.