Category: Qualcomm

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Archos 50 Helium, 5″ 720p 4G LTE MSM8926 for $249, 45 Helium 4.5″ FWVGA for $199

Posted by Charbax – January 19, 2014

Archos presents sub-$200 4G LTE phones, running on the new Qualcomm MSM8926 with 150mbitps LTE support, 1GB RAM, Android 4.4 coming, the display is 5" 1280x720p for the $249/229€ Archos 50 Helium and 4.5" 854x480 on the $199/199€ Archos 45 Helium. Both to be released next month. This is attractive in countries where you can get 4G contracts at sub $20/20€ per month, and even have those sometimes included for free on the ISP home broadband contract, people doing pre-paid instead of 2-year contracts want cheap affordable phones like these to include LTE, and Archos sells some for as low as $99/99€ with their 3G-only MT6572 based Archos 40 Titanium.

LG G Flex, launching for $300 (with 2-year $2000+ contract) on Sprint on January 31st

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2014

LG shows their really big curved 6" 1280x720 smartphone design, running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Adreno 420, HEVC 4K decode, 802.11ac, 4G LTE and more

Posted by Charbax – January 12, 2014

Qualcomm is showing off their newest latest S805 ARM processor with their newest Adreno 420 GPU. The performance is improved to Krait 450 quad-core CPU running at up to 2.5 GHz per core with a newer amazing memory bandwidth design of up to 25.6 GB/second for faster multimedia and web browsing performance. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 support up to 4K HEVC hardware decode, supporting that resolution on either a built-in monitor or as output.

Reach Tech Smartphones and Tablets

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 27, 2013

Reach Tech is a Shenzhen based company of smart phones and tablets that both manufactures and develops products. Reach Tech currently employs 100 people for research and development. Reach Tech is a Qualcomm partner. Reach tech makes a 5.5" (720p) smartphone with Qualcomm MSM8225Q processor. Reach tech makes a much smaller 3.5" device. Reach Tech also makes a tablet with an iPad Mini screen. Prices on all the devices are unspecified.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

Intrinsic Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 Dragonboard

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 26, 2013

This new Intrinsic Dragonboard uses as Snapdragon 800 processor and has an optional display. The Dragonboard is capable of playing 4k video. The Dragonboard can even run Ubuntu. The dragonboard is already available for a price of 499 USD. INTRINSYC makes both system on module designs for 200 USD as well as development boards.

Diadem 55 USD MT6572, NFC MT6572 99 USD, MT6589 100 USD, Qualcomm 5″ FHD 195 USD

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 25, 2013

Diadem is manufacturer of mobile devices which sells around 100,000 - 200,000 devices every month. Diadem makes devices with both Qualcomm and MTK processors. Diadem makes a MTK 6572 based device for around 55 USD. Another MTK 6572 device with NFC sells for 99 USD. Diadem makes a MTK 6589 device with 5" screen for 100 USD. For 195 USD Diadem makes a 5" FHD device with a Qualcomm processor and NFC. Diadem makes a much smaller device for a MTK 6572 processor. Diadem makes a water proof feature phone for 37 USD.

Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth, runs on 30 Smartphones, all ARM Servers and upcoming ARM Laptops

Posted by Charbax – December 17, 2013

Ubuntu Founder, Mark Shuttleworth, talks about why he started Ubuntu, how it runs on 30 different ARM Powered Smartphones, on all the ARM Servers, on upcoming ARM Powered Laptops also. GPU providers opening up more and more to allow full Ubuntu hardware acceleration, optimizing Ubuntu on one GPU can enable Ubuntu on ARM Powered phones, tablets, laptops and desktops also.

$149 Inforce IFC6410 Qualcomm APQ8064 S4 Pro Development Board Computer

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 14, 2013

Inforce is an embedded Pico-ITX development kit maker using Qualcomm, here their latest APQ8064 SoC with 2GB RAM in a compact dev board retailing at $149. The boards come with basic connections like micro hdmi, micro sd, and ethernet. Inforce also sells a larger more fully featured version of the boards with a battery and camera. The boards have a wide variety applications in embedded computing ranging from software development and hobby uses to medical uses. Future versions of the board will come with the upcoming Snapdragon 8084 processor.

You can read more about the IFC6410 here: http://www.inforcecomputing.com/product/moreinfo/ifc6410.html

Android 4.4 KitKat release impressions at Linaro Connect 2013

Posted by Charbax – November 1, 2013

After the first night of hacking the source code, the Linaro Android Team featuring Khasim Syed Mohammed and Bernhard Rosenkränzer talk about ART replacing Dalvik VM, better memory management, support for new sensors, Browser being replaced with Chromium, WiFi Printing support, NFC smartcard emulation and more!

Shenzhen Newstar $43 3.5″ MT6572W, $65 4″ MSM8225, $51 4″ Broadcom BCM21663, $85 4.5″ BCM23550

Posted by Charbax – October 22, 2013

Shenzhen Newstar shows their very impressive range of new low cost Android Smartphones such as $46 and $43 3.5" MediaTek MT6572W Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7, $65 4" Qualcomm MSM8225 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A5, $51 4" Broadcom BCM21663 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, $85 4.5" BCM23550 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, $120 5" MT6589 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 and several other new phone models with range of different screen sizes, battery capacity and more. Newstar also for example has a 7" A20 Tablet for $38.5. All prices are bulk, 1K/3K order minimum.

You can contact Newstar here (serious importers/distributors only please):
Shenzhen Newstar Enterprises Co Ltd
Frank Hu, CEO
Mobile: +86 15999670165
Phone: +86 75525132033
sales8@newstar8.com
http://www.newstar8.com

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