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It’s now confirmed by Nokia in pdf file, that Nokia 808 PureView is the last Symbian phone. Nokia managed to sell 2.2 million symbian powered phones during last quarter, that’t half the number company sold Windows Phone devices at the same quarter. Main thanks for the good sales of PureView numbers must go to Nokia 808 PureView and it’s camera sensor. So let’s take a moment to held a one minute silent moment for a great Symbian OS.
“The Nokia 808 PureView, a device which showcases our imaging capabilities and which came to market in mid-2012, was the last Symbian device from Nokia.”
China is hte most largest smartphone market now, and it’s not surprise that finally Apple has launched iPhone 5 to bring happiness to Chinese Apple fans. iPhone currently has only access to rights to China’s 3rd largest carrier, and has less than 10% of the market share, yet China is the 2nd largest market for Apple.
Retail stores in China opened their doors at 8AM today with iPhone 5 on the stock, and of course when there’s Apple products going on sale, there’s lots of people waiting on the line. Earlier this week China Unicom reported that they had received more than 300,000 pre-orders for iPhone 5. Currently Apple has 100 million iPhone users in China, and company is looking to take more.
Are you looking for a new smartphone for yourself or want to buy one for your loved ones as a gift. If you answered “yes”, then you are in the right place. I’m going to guide you with this article to buy the best smartphone that is made for your or your loved ones needs. So sit tight and read this holiday gift guide for smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Price: 699€ (Samsung) also available for monthly fee.
Samsung Galaxy S3 has been dominating all the smartphone sale charts, and Samsung has sold now more than 30 million Galaxy S3 units. Galaxy S3 have beautiful Super AMOLED display, excellent camera, great performance and solid battery life. Galaxy S3 also has now Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, so it offers all the best features like Google Now, Project Butter and new notifications center. If you want the best smartphone in the smartphone market(yes it’s still the best smartphone in the market even it’s been there a while now), you should definitely choose Galaxy S3.
Key Specs: 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with screen resolution of 1,280-by-720, 1.5GHz quad-core CPU(in Europe), 8MP camera on the back and 1.9MP on the front, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage(supports microSD up to 64GB).
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This smartphone is one of the anticipated Motorola smartphones this year, sadly this smartphone is only available for Verizon customers. Droid Razr HD is huge improvement to original Droid Razr, with great performance, a high-res display and great battery life. Key Specs: 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, 16GB of internal storage(supports microSD up to 32GB), 1GB of RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ready as update update.
HTC One X Price: 529€ (Verkkokauppa.com)
One of the best Android handsets in the market must be HTC One X. The One X combines excellent performance, superb camera and of course one of the best displays on the market to a stunning smartphone. HTC One X is going to have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soon, and that will make this handset even better. Key Specs: 4.7-inch HD display with screen resolution of 1,280-by-720, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 8MP camera on the back and 1.3MP on front, 16GB of internal storage.
Apple iPhone 5 Price: 699€ (Apple)
There’s no question about that iPhone 5 is the best smartphone Apple has ever made. It’s thin design, great performance and amazing display, makes this smartphone beautiful and very competitive in any area. If you like Apple’s closed ecosystem and love to download those apps from the App Store(more than 700,000), this smartphone is the right choice for you. iPhone 5 is available in three different storage variables 16GB, 32GB and 64Gb, Tonistechblog suggests you to go either 32GB or 64Gb to have enough storage for the best moments.
Key Specs: 4-inch Retina display with screen resolution of 1,136-by-640, 1.3GHz dual-core CPU, 8MP camera on the back and 1.2MP on the front, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage and Apple’s latest iOS 6.
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Galaxy Note 2 Price: 699€ (Samsung)
With huge 5.5-inch display it might scare many customers away, but this smartphone has new design to fit better to your hand than original Note did. The performance of Note 2 is absolutely amazing, it’s beautiful HD display and an amazing camera, makes this smartphone so great. And there’s also S Pen, which lets you do that much more with your smartphone. Key Specs: 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display(1,280-by-720), 16GB of internal storage (microSD support up to 64GB), 2GB of RAM and 8MP camera on the back.
Nexus 4 Price: $299 (Google)
Nexus 4 is simply made for those who are looking for that pure Android experience, and it’s the best smartphone to do that. It has great display, non removable battery and storage variables of 8GB to 16Gb. Also to be noted is that as it’s Google’s smartphone you will get all the latest Android OS updates first. Key Specs: 4.7-inch display (1,280-by-768), 8MP camera on the back and 1.3MP on the front, 8GB and 16GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM.
Nokia Lumia 920 Price:599.90€ (Nokia)
Nokia Lumia 920 proud and joy of Finnish company, and their first Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Lumia 920 gets special note, because of it’s best camera in the smartphone markets currently, with floating lens and sensor that bring amazing stabilization and low-light performance. Nokia Lumia 920 seems to be out of stock in many resellers so I urge you to try to get it as fast as you can if you’re planning to give it to somone for x-mas present. If there’s even little fire in your soul for photography and for a great smartphone with Windows Phone 8, this smartphone is definitely for you.
Key Specs: 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display(1,280-by-768), 8.7MP camera on the back and 1.2MP on the front, dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, 32GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and Windows Phone 8 OS.
iPhone 5 expected to go on sale in China by mid-December, after granted access license by The Ministry of Industry and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and is now suitable for going sale in China. This was one of the several regulatory hurdles the handset has to go through, and it’s now ready to go. Filings reveal that both a WCDMA and CDMA-2000 edition have been approved, confirming that the handset will be available for both China Unicom and China Telecom.
Analysts say the delay in the launch of the iPhone in China is in part due to Apple’s need to cater to demand in the U.S. market as well as the country-specific tests and licensing necessary for a company to release a smartphone in China.
Micrsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told that Windows Phone is still relatively small, but it will “ramp quickly”. Ballmer also told in Windows 8 launch event in Israel that, as they are now working with HTC, Nokia, Samsung and others, they have real opportunity to create a “really strong third participant in the smartphone market.” Microsoft is also doing lot more advertising and marketing around Windows 8, it’s Surface tablet and Windows Phone 8, actually more than any other product the company had ever done.
Sony (SNE) announces Xperia AX for Japanese market. Previously Sony announced Xperia GX, their Japanese version of Xperia T, long before any other country. Now it seems that Japanese folks are getting new exclusive Xperia device, the Xperia AX.
Xperia AX is Japanese version of the Xperia V, as you might guess it’s packed with same hardware, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1Gb of RAM, a 13 Megapixel rear camera, a 4.3-inch 720p display and it’s also water and dust resistance. Xperia AX is Sony’s first 4G smartphone with these capabilities. It’s also running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Theres no Japanese launch date for it, but as we all know that Xperia V is launching before the end of the year, so it must be earlier than that.
Samsung has now 45% of the market share in Europe, study says. Samsung beat european based brands like Nokia. This also pushed Android market share to 65%. Samsung has now 30% of global smartphone market share. Samsung has been leading the smartphone share in Europe since they launched Galaxy S3 in May-June, Samsung has been leading in any price category.
Android has been losing market share in U.S but it’s gaining popularity in the UK, Spain, Germany, France and Italy. Android accounts now more than 50% of market share in most major markets. Samsung is dominating market share in Europe mainly because of Nokia’s poor popularity. HTC, Huawei, Sony, LG and ZTE hasn’t succeed gaining popularity among Android markets.