Nvidia has already announced the first batch of phones that will run its new Tegra 3 processor. HTC, ZTE, Fujistu and LG all have their latest Tegra 3 phone at Mobile World Congress, the fifth one came to the list is K-Touch Treasure V8 from Chinese vendor Tianyu. The mysterious Treasure V8 still hasn’t made its official debut, it has a 4.3-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera, and it will run Android 4.0. The previous K-Touch phone is the Tegra 2-powered W700 which was launched last year. The older handset gained attention as one of the earliest Tegra 2 phones available, and now it seems that K-Touch has continued this trend with the Treasure V8 …
Two days ago, the second generation of Xiaomi Phone has leaked by the national intellectual property office in China. Xiaomi Tech has responded that this is not the final design of the new phone, the final product is still under designing stage. By looking at this leak photo, the prototype looks pretty similar to the M1. The back-casing has more rounded edges and the camera has shifted from the center to an iPhone-like spot on the side. We feel that the Xiaomi Phone M2 needs more unique element to stand out the already over-crowded smartphone market, and not forget to mention the iPhone 5, which is rumored to be announced later this year.
The Asus Padfone made an appearance last May, but we haven’t heard much about it in the time since. Now, Asus has officially launched the device at MWC in Barcelona, and given us a few more details about its ‘phone-tablet-notebook‘ hybrid. Prepare to be surprised by Asus Padfone.
HTC announced its new One line of Android-powered smartphones, and the HTC One X, is the most impressive one. It has a large 4.7-inch HD screen, a quad-core processor, and a 8-megapixel camera that offers the fastest photography we’ve ever seen on phones. The best thing? It allows you to take a photo while shooting video. There’s no need to stop recording at all. Hands-on photos and video after the break.
At MWC, HTC just showed off its “Dragon” series smartphones, which is a trio of 4-inch 800×400 Android handsets, each sporting a 5 megapixel camera, a 1GHz single-core processor and Beats Audio, all wrapped up in an Ice Cream Sandwich slathered in Sense 4.0A. Hands-on photos and video after the break.
Huawei is showing off a new 10-inch Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with a quad-core processor and high resolution 1920 x 1200 pixel display at Mobile World Congress this week. With Apple expected to soon take the wraps off an iPad 3 complete with “Retina” 2048 x 1536 resolution, it would seem Huawei is also set to make display quality a top priority going forward.
UPDATE: Hands-on video!
Two days ago, Shenzhen held an electronic show named IIC-China which displayed lots of interesting phones and tablets. An iPad knockoff was found, which runs on a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, but it also contains an ARM Mali-400 MP processor for high performance computing. The tablet has actually appeared at CES this year, however it did not get much attention as it was only running Android 2.3.5 by that time. Check out this beautiful slate after the break…
Thailand has teamed up with China to provide tablet computers to the kids in Thai schools. Thailand is buying up to 900,000 tablets from China via a government-to-government contract for a One Tablet per Child scheme. Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo are reported to be the three prospective Chinese suppliers for this tablet. An inside source said Huawei is likely to win the contract as the company had offered the lowest tablet prices of US$60 per unit …
Previously, Huawei’s CEO mentioned something about his company’s upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich 10-inch tablet on Sina Microblog, saying the device will be the world’s most powerful tablet and is ready to compete with the Apple’s iPad 3. Today, a Russian site leaked some photos of this 10-incher. Check out more details after the break.
After the widely regarded success of Xiaomi Phone and its collaboration with China Telecom, CEO Lei Jun is thinking deeper to make his next move. With no evident mode of surprise, the company had suddenly ventured into the tablet market. Japan company Mobile In Style has launched a 7 inch tablet device this week and it is co-developed with Xiaomi. The new 7 inch Eden Tab and the Xiaomi Phone shares the same Original Design Manufacturer (ODM), but the tablet wasn’t able to inherit Xiaomi’s famous MIUI software …
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