Category: Qualcomm

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HTC Wildfire S

Posted by Charbax – February 19, 2011

HTC's new lower cost, more compact Android Smartphone, the Wildfire S includes a Qualcomm MSM7227 ARM11 600Mhz processor, 512MB RAM.

ZTE Skate 4.3″ Android Smartphone

Posted by Charbax – February 19, 2011

Comes with a nice 4.3" capacitive touch screen, and is designed to potentially reach a sub-$200 price point when sold unlocked and/or on a pre-paid plan.

HP Touch Pad WebOS

Posted by Charbax – February 19, 2011

HP bought Palm to use WebOS as their upcoming proprietary platform for HP branded phones and smartphones. Here's a demonstration of that OS.

Samsung Galaxy Ace

Posted by Charbax – February 14, 2011

The form factor on this Android phone is about the same as an iPhone. It has a 3.5" HVGA capacitive touch screen and a Qualcomm MSM7227 ARM11 processor. But this one is designed to be sold around $200 unlocked or on pre-paid plans. This Android Smartphone is cheap.

Samsung Galaxy Mini

Posted by Charbax – February 14, 2011

The cheapest new Samsung Galaxy phone. It uses the Qualcomm MSM7227 ARM11 processor.

$99 Android phones by ZTE

Posted by Charbax – February 12, 2011

Chinese manufacturers ZTE and Huawei are bringing cheap Android phones to the market. Those cheap Android phones can for example be bought for below £100 in the UK on Orange's pre-paid plan today. US carriers such as Virgin-Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS are also bringing these types of cheap Android phones to the US market on pre-paid plans, no contracts needed. This video features the upcoming cheap Android phones ZTE Racer+, ZTE Blade, ZTE P735E (with sliding keyboard), ZTE V852 Dreamer and ZTE V881.

This is exactly how Android has now become the number 1 fastest selling smartphone platform in the world. You thought Android's 888% market share progress in 2010 was impressive? You haven't seen nothing yet, as these types of sub-$100 Android phones are bringing Android smartphones to everyone else in the world who hasn't got one yet. 1 Billion people in China, 1 Billion people in India, all those people are going to have access to the best of Android at more and more affordable prices.

Consumers in Europe and the USA are also going to buy these cheap phones in greater numbers even than the established $500 phones (unsubsidized), as consumers in Europe and the USA choose pre-paid plans for smartphones more and more.

Kyocera Echo dual-screen Android phone looks awesome

Posted by Charbax – February 8, 2011

Last month I filmed the awesome dual-7"-screen LT-W prototype from NEC, already then was it really fun to have an idea of how cool dual-screen web browsing can be and to imagine other apps such as email that can become more useful when used over 2 screens. I really like the idea of the pocketable dual-screen convertible Android touch screen device. Typing mode may not be as fast as with a hardware keyboard, but some really interesting dual-screen applications can be imagined. I'm definitely saying Thumbs up for the innovative design, perhaps their next one can have even less screen bezel in between the two screens to make it more seamless as one big foldable touch screen.

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LG Optimus V Android phone at $150 on Virgin Mobile USA pre-paid (no contract)

Posted by Charbax – January 24, 2011

Here's a 3.2" 480x320 resolution capacitive touch screen. Has an ARM11 600Mhz Qualcomm MSM7627 processor with Adreno 200 graphics acceleration (also called AMD z430) it has smooth Android 2.2 support. The really cool thing is you will be able to buy this in ever super market, CVS Pharmacy, Wallgreeens, for $150 with no contracts required, it uses the pre-paid Virgin Mobile network. And the same phone is also available as "LG Optimus M" on MetroPCS (seems to be $229 on there no contract required) and it's also on Sprint and T-Mobile, but I don't know if those networks offer pre-paid plans with no contracts required.


As more and more Android phones reach sub-$150 pricing on pre-paid plans, this is becoming a big deal, especially when those get to approach or overtake the 3.5" capacitive form factor, most consumers might think the experience with Android on those is just as good as any iPhone or other expensive Android phone on 2-year $2400 contracts, this is a big deal, look forward to more on cheap Android phones leading up to my Mobile World Congress coverage.

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ZTE Light, 7″ Android Tablet

Posted by Charbax – January 18, 2011

ZTE has this 7" resistive Qualcomm MSM7227 ARM11 Android Tablet on the market, with built-in 3G connectivity. Asus Eee Pad Memo

Posted by Charbax – January 16, 2011

Asus presents a 7" capacitive Android Tablet which may have the Dual-Core 1.2Ghz MSM8260 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Micro HDMI output, built-in SIM card slot, it'll run Honeycomb when released.

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