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Kupa UltraNote was first introduced in MobileCon 2012, and the Windows 8 tablet has some nice features: NFC, fingerprint scanner, LTE, digitizer and Intel Core i7 processor. Tablet has finally gone in sale, and few of it’s specs has been changed. Kupa X15 starts at $1,100, and has 10.1-inch 1,920-by-1,200 IPS display, dual 1.3MP front facing / 5MP rear facing cameras, support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, as well as up to 128GB of SSD storage.
What have changed since the MobileCon 2012? Well, there’s now 8GB of DDR3 RAM instead of 4GB, Intel Core i7 is now opted for high-end Ultra model as the lesser Elite, Pro and Lux versions has Intel Core i5(should do the trick fine). LTE has been dropped from all versions in favor of HSPA+ connectivity on the Ultra and Lux units.
There’s some good news for you Australian Galaxy S3 owners. Australian carrier Telstra has started to push Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update to it’s Galaxy S3 devices. The update will become eligible to all Galaxy S3 device over the course of the next 14 days. Some customers are already reporting that their device has been prompted to download Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update on their handsets OTA. The update file size is also reported of being 295MB. Check out more info after the break.
Nokia might be launching exclusive phones for regional carriers and this time it’s going to be Nokia Lumia 505. This photo you see above first popped out in Facbook page of Guerrero Móvil, and there was not much info about the phone, except that it will be exclusive to Telcel. And now winp.cn hae found relatively good evidence that Lumia 505 might really be happening. Site found Wi-Fi certification for this phone, which confirms this phone really do exists.
Nokia Lumia 505 is reportedly having 8MP camera, Windows Phone 7.x, possibly to be the Windows Phone 7.8 sibling for Nokia Lumia 510. Also Lumia 505 is going to pack single-core 1GHz processor, 800-by-400 4-inch display, 4GB of storage, 256MB of RAM and 1,300mAh battery.
ASUS Taichi have to be one of the most unique Windows 8 devices now, but it’s been delayed many times. ASUS Taichi was first priced around $1,300, but now new information tells that ASUS is going to re-price Taichi and the new price is around $2,000.
Asustek originally hoped to price Taichi at below US$1,600, but due to yield rate and cost problems, the company is only able to offer the product at above US$1,900.
Asustek will also release an upgraded version of the Nexus 7 at the show adopting Android 4.2, with a 16G Wi-Fi model priced at NT$8,990 and 32G 3G model priced at NT$10,900.
Seems that it’s a huge blow to ASUS as they wished to keep the Taichi’s price under $1,600.
Source: Microsoft News
UPDATE: TechCrunch contacted microsoft’s spokesperson who told that there’s no formal launch date set yet, but more details will arrive soon.
A Nokia spokesman could not shed any light on the timing of the 7.8 release, noting that the “update calendar” is set by Microsoft.
Microsoft is rumored to launch Windows Phone 7.8 in Wednesday, according to sources near the subject. There’s not so much details in the report about the Windows Phone 7.8, except those what is already known, it will offer new start screen(similar as in WP8). Also ability to keep Wi-Fi open on Nokia devices in suspend mode. There’s also now rumors of ability to send files via Bluetooth File Transfer.
Nokia started to sell Lumia 510 in Philippines recently, and now there’s a video of Lumia 510 running Windows Phone 7.8, all new features included.
The build number of Windows Phone 7.8 is now leaked too. Windows Phone 7.8 build number will be 7.10.8858.136. Current Windows Phone 7.5 build is 7.10.8779, it seems to be significant build jump.
You can check the video of Windows Phone 7.8 demoed on Lumia 510 from below.
Nexus 4 was sold out in just 15 minutes in Google (GOOG) Play, and now it seems that it’s not the only one to be sold out. The newest version of Nexus 7 has sold out as well, 32GB HSPA+ was sold out in 36 hours later than Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi only versions of Nexus 7 are still on sale. Looks like
Microsoft (MSFT) has made Skype for Windows Phone 8 official preview available in Windows Phone Store. New features include Skype contacts within People Hub, while you will be able to sign in using either Microsoft account or Facebook. You’ll be able to send messages through messenger, and more importantly make calls and chat even the app is running background. New Skype app also has now Live Tiles, which allows notifications to show in it, ex. someone send you a message, you can now see it in Live Tile as a notification.
This is not the final product and it still has some flaws in it, as you might guessed already. Incoming calls will sometimes tap into your cellular data even you’re connected to Wi-Fi, also only incoming calls when the app is closed will delivered through audio(so no video calling allowed yet when app is running background). If you want to try Skype app on your Windows Phone 8 device, check out the link below.
Source: Windows Phone Store