Category: MWC

Huawei TalkBand B1 Wearable Bluetooth Headset

Posted by – April 15, 2014

The TalkBand B1 is Huawei’s first wearable device and has a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display, Bluetooth 4.1 support, NFC support, and a 90mAh battery that lasts for six days and charges in two hours using an USB connector.

The TalkBand B1 will be able to do wireless calling and the display area of the band can actually be removed and utilized as a Bluetooth earpiece. The gadget firstly will support connecting with some Huawei smart phones and tablets and later with devices running Android 2.3 or later, or iOS 5.0 or later, being able to track steps taken, miles covered, calories burned, activity time and progress as well as sleep duration and quality.

The TalkBand B1 will launch primarly in China and later in other countries for around €99.

Gionee Elife S5.5 is the slimmest smartphone in the world

Posted by – April 15, 2014

The Gionee Elife S5.5 is a smartphone that runs Gionee’s Amigo UI on top of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It features a 5-inch display with no word on its resolution and display quality. The Elife S5.5 is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM. The phone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera for video calls.

The inbuilt storage on the Elife S5.5 is 16GB and there is no SD card memory expansion option available. The smartphone packs a 2300mAh non-removal battery. The Gionee Elife S5.5 has a single-SIM slot.

The Elife S5.5 measures in 145.1×70.2×5.55mm and weighs 130 grams. At just 5.5mm thickness, the smartphone is the slimmest smartphone in the world.

Connectivity options on the smartphone include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG. The Gionee Elife S5.5 comes in Black, White, Pink, Blue and Purple colours.

The smartphone will be launched first in China. The Gionee Elife S5.5 3G variant will be priced at around $374 in China.

ARMdevices.net Paid Early Access Channel youtube.com/paidvideo

Posted by – April 13, 2014

I’m launching the $50/month ARMdevices.net Early Access Channel where you can get Early Access to hundreds of videos before they get released (one every 8hrs) at ARMdevices.net, especially useful during conferences like at the current Hong Kong Fair when hundreds of videos are filmed and uploaded.

Subscribers to this ARMdevices.net Early Access channel also have a possibility to request for a video to never get released publicly for a $500 fee (if for example you see an interesting video about a supplier with whom you would like to keep an exclusive relationship)

The priority is to upload all the videos to the paid channel as soon as they get filmed, they will then get titles and descriptions later once they get published to the main http://youtube.com/charbax public free channel and posted here on ARMdevices,net

Subscribers to the ARMdevices.net Early Access channel can also get direct support from me through direct messaging on the YouTube channel, I can offer to answer you at least one of your messages per month (5 minutes per month).

Nokia X Android Developer Conference, operator billing in 60 countries with over 161 operators

Posted by – April 11, 2014

Heres’ a thousand Android developers at the Nokia X Android Developer conference, Nokia providing quick tools to port all Android apps over to using the Nokia Services for Maps, Notifications and Payments, with Nokia supporting payment in emerging markets through operator billing, available in 60 countries with over 161 operators. Most people in these markets don’t have credit cards, making it the only method of payment.

Nokia X Android Store, Nokia services replace Google Maps, Notifications and In-app Payments

Posted by – April 10, 2014

All Android app developers are invited by Nokia to change a few things (swaping Google services with Nokia services) to submit all Android apps in the Nokia Android App Store. For now Nokia is avoiding to try to support the Google Mobile Services (GMS), and instead requires that all Android apps be ported to Nokia’s Services for Location using Nokia Here Maps instead of Google Maps, for Notifications also going through Nokia Notifications system instead of the Google Notifications system and then for in-app payments Nokia has its own non-Google payment system that app developers are required to use if they want their apps to work on Nokia X Android Store.

iNew V3 5″ (1280×720) MT6582 and iNew V5 5.5″ (1280×720) MT6592

Posted by – April 10, 2014

iNew Mobile has been selling smartphones since 2007 and adopted the brand name in 2012. iNew mobile employs around 200 people in their factory. The iNew V3 has a 5″ (1280×800) screen, NFC, 13mp camera, MT6582 processor, 16gb of storage with microsd card slot and a thinness of 6.5mm with a weight of 128 grams. The iNew V5 has a 5.5″ (1280×720) screen and a MT6592. Both the V3 and V5 have dual sim card slots. You can buy iNew V3 for $179 at antelife.com

Freescale Freedom Board Sensor Fusion Development Platform

Posted by – April 8, 2014

The Freescale Freedom development platform is a small, low-power, cost-effective evaluation and development system perfect for quick application prototyping and demonstration of Kinetis MCU families. The platform offers an easy-to-use mass-storage device mode flash programmer, a virtual serial port and classic programming and run-control capabilities.

The model of the board in this video is FRDM-KL25Z. FRDM-KL25Z is an ultra-low-cost development platform for Kinetis L Series KL1x (KL14/15) and KL2x (KL24/25) MCUs built on ARM Cortex M0+ processor. Features include easy access to MCU I/O, battery-ready, low-power operation, a standard-based form factor with expansion board options and a built-in debug interface for flash programming and run-control. The FRDM-KL25Z is supported by a range of Freescale and third-party development software.

$199€ Archos 50c Oxygen, Octa-core MT6592 5″ FHD

Posted by – April 5, 2014

Archos 50c Oxygen is an octa-core MT6592 5″ FHD phone.

JSR Innos Qualcomm Smartphones (even Windows Phone soon they say)

Posted by – April 5, 2014

JSR is a 4 years old company that makes smartphones. Most of their smartphones run on Qualcomm processors, have plenty of RAM memory and come with different optional color designs.

Their smartphone market is branded “Innos”. The smartphones are Dual-Sim and use IPS display viewing angles and OGS (One Glass Solution) touchscreen technology with HD and FHD resolution. Their smartphone models are claimed to be very stable and are 3G compatible. On the coming months they are releasing a smartphone with LTE compatibility.

JSR is on negotiations with mobile service operators in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Philippines for maybe making custom made devices. JSR already has a widespread market all around the world. Microsoft has sold a Windows Phone Software license to JSR for being able to make Windows Phone smartphones which are coming later by JSR. JSR sells more than 300,000 devices per month.

Gionee Elife E7 Flagship Phone

Posted by – March 25, 2014

The Gionee Elife E7 is Gionee’s flagship phone. Gionee has been around for 11 years and has 3 years of experience in the international market. The Gionee Elife E7 has a 5.5″ (1920×1080) screen and a quadcore Snapdragon 800 processor, comes in either 16gb of storage with 2gb ram or 32gb storage with 3gb ram with no microsd card slot. The Elife E7 has an 8MP front facing camera and a 16MP back camera (with a high quality sensor), also comes in a variety of colors. It’s already on the market with the primary place of sale being China.