Thursday, January 31, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S2 Touch Screen Enabled Supporting Super Features

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Great Viewing Experic
Average price of Samsung Glalaxy S2 is around Rs. 37,999; importantly brilliant 4.3 Super Amoled plus display let you provide the opportunity to watch the crystal clear view and vibrant colors.
4.3 Super Model Plus
Craft the colors you want and shining display delivers superior color, enhanced readability, and great battery consumption. You can clearly see division of light and dark. It also has an ultrafast response time, which takes for smoother graphics. Put that together with its amazing thinness and 4.3-inch size and you’ve got PC-like browsing in the palm of your hand.

Windows Phone 7.8 update available to Lumia users in February

Windows Phone 7.8 nokia lumiaWindows Phone 7.8 update is now available for Windows Phone users throughout the world. Windows 7.8 update will be rolling out in February for the phones currently running Windows 7.5. The update promises a number of new features including the ability to resize your tiles, new lock screen options, and more theme colors. Windows Phone 7.8 is already being shipped pre-loaded on the Nokia Lumia 510 and other phones in the Nokia Lumia family. The users review on the Windows 7.8 are quite optimistic.
Nokia has already done extensive debugging and testing of the OS and update notifications will begin to appear for Nokia Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 users in the month of February. You could update your Windows Phone by plugging your phone to PC via Zune or the Windows Phone App for Mac and follow the onscreen instructions.
Along with the major system updates, there are numerous exciting new features introduced to Nokia Lumia. These features include Internet sharing, Bluetooth sharing, imaging enhancements like Camera Extras, and apps such as Contact Share, Play To and Nokia City Lens that are now available.
The Nokia Lumia experience increases greatly with the new Windows Phone 7.8. To make sure you get the notification for update Go to Settings > Phone Update > “Notify me when new updates are found”.

BlackBerry chief confirms BB10 update for all the existing PlayBooks

BlackBerry’s latest BlackBerry 10 OS will be available for all the existing PlayBook tablets, confirmed Thorsten Heins, during the Q&A session after the platform’s launch. The different variants of the 7″ PlayBook tablets will soon be on the latest version of the OS.
According to Heins, BlackBerry is currently trying to figure a way to sell the tablet with services to bring in more cash as the company is not making sufficient profits by just selling the hardware.
BlackBerry’s goal is to quickly become the third biggest name in the smartphone market, but will it be able to achieve its goals anytime soon? Let’s wait and watch.

Case-Mate announces a range of cases for the BlackBerry Z10

Case-Mate has announced a whole range of new cases for the brand new BlackBerry Z10 announced yesterday. You have a choice of wide range of materials and colors to choose from at different price points.
If you want something in wood, there is the Crafted Rosewood and Crafted Zebrawood for $80 each. If metal is your style, then you can go for the Refined Brushed Aluminum finished case for $50. Those who like leather can go for the Black Signature Flip cover ($50) made from handcrafted, genuine leather. Then there are the two Olo cases, Tough Classic and Barely There for $35 and $30 each.
All these from just one company and we are sure to see more soon. Clearly then, if you choose to go with the new Z10, you are not going to face any shortage of cases to choose from.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Express, Another Mid range Android Handset, Announced

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Shortly after the announcement of Galaxy Xcover 2, Samsung revealed another mid range Android smartphone, the Galaxy Express, designed for young social explorers.
Design-wise, the Galaxy Express strongly resembles Samsung’s popular flagship Galaxy III. On front of this device features superb 4.5 inch VGA Super AMOLED plus capacitive touch screen display (480 x 800 pixels) and LTE support.
Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this device is powered by a1.2 GHZ dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card.
When it comes to connectivity, Galaxy Express is an all rounder device as it comes packed with Samsung’s innovative sharing capabilities, including Alls share Play, S Beam, Mobile High Definition Link, Near Field Communication, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.
On camera front, Galaxy Express houses a 5 megapixel rear snapper with an LED flash along with a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calling.
Galaxy Express is embedded with Samsung specific services and apps such as ChatOn, Mobile communication services, Game Hub, Video Hub, Music Hub and Readers Hub.
The Galaxy Express pack-in an 2,000mAh battery and offers all the goodies of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean along with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top.
Overall, the specs point towards a solid mid-range handset added to Samsung’s growing catalogue of smartphones.
Here is a quick rundown of the specs:
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 4.5-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 5MP main camera with 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and GLONASS, MHL, NFC
  • 8GB internal memory
  • 2000mAh battery
So far, the Galaxy Express is reportedly heading towards the European and Asian markets but no details regarding the pricing and availability of the Galaxy Express have been specified yet. So, we shall have to wait for its release to know about its price.

Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Now Available in Pakistan

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Left: Nokia Lumia 920 — Right: Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone device Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 are now available in Pakistan.
Both the smrtphones boost super fast dual core CPU and 1GB RAM while they run on Windows Phone 8.
Nokia Lumia 920 is bigger (4.5″) with higher WXGA (1280×768) resolution vs Nokia Lumia 820 with 4.3″ WVGA (800×480) resolution. Lumia 920 is IPS LCD (PureMotion HD+) while Lumia 820 is RGB AMOLED (CBD). Both come with Super Sensitive touch screen technology
Nokia Lumia 920 has 8.7MP BSI sensor PureView camera with Carl Zeiss lens with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) while Nokia Lumia 820 has a more standard 8MP camera with bit slower Carl Zeiss lens and no OIS.
Lumia 920 has a bigger non-user-replaceable 2000mAh battery while Lumia 820 has a user-replaceable 1650mAh battery.
Now about the price, Nokia Lumia is officially available in Pakistan with warranty for Rs 62,000 while Nokia Lumia 820 is available for Rs. 48,000 in Pakistan.
Here are detailed specs for both the Phones:

Nokia Lumia 920

  • Best possible video and pictures with PureView camera, even with shaky hands or at night.
  • World’s brightest, fastest and most responsive touchscreen – even if you are wearing gloves or have long fingernails
  • World’s first smartphone with built-in wireless charging capabilities
Here are the rest of the specifications:
  • Microsoft’s latest OS Windows Phone 8 running
  • 4.5 inch 720p display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels & PureMotion HD+ display*
  • New ClearBright technology makes this the brightest smartphone display ever
  • IPS LCD capacitive multitouch touchscreen and Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Super sensitive touch technology allows you to use the phone with almost anything
  • Thickness: 10.7mm
  • Weight: 185 grams
  • 1.5 Ghz dual-core Krait processor with Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1 Gb RAM with 32 Gb non-expandable storage& 7 GB memory through SkyDrive
  • 8.7 megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p Full HD video recording
  • PureView camera technology
  • Floating Lens technology for better image stabilization and low light performance
  • 1 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Nokia Drive, Nokia Lens and offline maps besides other special Nokia apps
  • Bluetooth 3.1, microUSB 2.0, USB-on-the-go, NFC
  • Available in Black, Yellow, Red and Gray versions
  • 2000 mAh battery with wireless charging
  • Price in Pakistan: Rs. 62,000
(PureMotion HD+ is a new technology which enables blur free scrolling.

Nokia Lumia 820

  • Windows Phone 8 OS running
  • Thickness: 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • 4.3 inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with a rather 2010 resolution of 480 x 800
  • Multi-touch capacitive display
  • Super sensitive touch technology which allows the screen to be used with almost anything
  • 1.5 Ghz dual-core Krait processor with Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1 GB RAM with 8 GB expandable memory via memory card slot
  • 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash and 1080p Full HD video recording
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 3.1, microUSB 2.0, NFC
  • Available in Red, Yellow, Blue, Gray, Black, Violet and White colours
  • 1650mAh battery
  • Price in Pakisan: Rs. 48,000

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 Parts Leaked

French website, is back with images of what appear to be parts of Apple’s new iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. No one can tell whether these are really parts of upcoming iPhones, but given the track records of the site, it won’t be surprised to see them really sit in the future iPhone.

It is said that the parts leaked this time are speaker enclosures for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. As you can see in the picture, the part for the 5S looks similar to that of iPhone 5 while the one for iPhone 6 is smaller but thicker. According to, the source said that a new iPhone model will be released between March and July this year and a second one will come at the end of the year.
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Hyundai T7 tablet makes Google Nexus 7 shy

Hyundai T7 tablet surfaced
Hyundai T7 has surfaced quite recently and quietly and is in close competition with the Google Nexus 7. It is a 7inch tablet housing a Samsung Exynos 4412 chipset, the same one used in Samsung Galaxy S III. The Hyundai T7 features a 1280×800 IPS LCD screen, 1GB RAM, 2-megapixel rear camera, 8GB of built-in storage with a microSD expansion slot and a microHDMI port. The only downfall it seems to have is the low battery capacity which is 3,300 mAh as compared to the 4,325mAh battery in Google Nexus 7. The battery features a talk time of only 5hrs. It runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and is worth $166. Availability in Pakistan is not yet known.
Full Specifications of Hyundai T7 are as follows:
  • CPU: Samsung Exynos 4412 1.4GHz quad-core chipset
  • Display: 7” 1280 x 800 IPS LCD
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 8GB with microSD card up to 32GB
  • Camera: 2 megapixel rear and front facing camera
  • OS: Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh
  • microHDMI port

Sunday, January 27, 2013

clip image001 HTC Unveils Desire U; Inexpensive Android Handset
A lot of rumours have been heard lately saying that HTC is pulling itself out from the Android starting range but those have finally been denied as the Taiwanese company has just announced a new budget phone for the market, The HTC Desire U.
To keep the pricing down, HTC has opted for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich instead of Android Jelly Bean. Also instead of a dual-core processor, this phone runs on a single-core 1GHz processor.
In terms of design, the Desire U fits in nicely . On front, this new device features a 4.0-inch with 800 x 480 resolution display.
HTC packs 5 megapixel camera on the back with WVGA video recording, Beats Audio with the battery capacity of 1,650mAh.
As far as connectivity goes, the Desire U offers Bluetooth 4.0, and W-Fi, and it’s compatible with HSPA, WCDMA, and GSM networks.
Here are showdown of its specifications:
  • 1GHz processor
  • Android 4.0.x- ICS with HTC Sense UI
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • MicroSD card support up to 32GB
  • Dimensions: 118.5 × 62.3 × 9.32 mm
  • Weight: 119.0 grams
  • 4-inch, 800×480 (WVGA) capacitive touch
  • 5MP, Auto focus rear camera with LED Flash
  • 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
  • Micro-USB 2.0 port
  • Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0
  • Beat Audio
  • 1650 mAh lithium-ion battery

808 Pureview Turns Out to be The Last Symbian Phone from Nokia

This is a bad news for the Symbian fans among us. After decades of working with the OS — which lead theSymbian Dies thumb 808 Pureview Turns Out to be The Last Symbian Phone from Nokia mobile phone race by distance — Nokia has finally announced that it’s ditching Symbian for Windows Phone OS.
Needless to say, the decision was expected given the success of Lumia and Asha series of phones.
Although the decision, I think, came quicker than it should’ve as the company still sold 2.2 million of Symbian devices in the last quarter, Nokia has finally decided to call it a day on the OS.
Compared to those 2.2M phones, 4.4 million phones of the lumia series were sold and an even more astonishing 9.3 million phones of the Asha series. The devices which contributed to those 2.2 million phones were unarguably the Nokia 808 Pureview and the N8.
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.
The last Symbian device, the 808 Pureview boasted the best camera among all its competitors with a 41 megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss lens and Pureview camera technology, not to mention the special ‘looseless zoom’ feature. Most of this technology was built by Nokia themselves in house.
This cuts the race down to 2 OS in the Nokia team and the smartphone race to 1. With no Symbian phones left, Nokia can now fully concentrate on the phones which sell the most. In case you don’t know, a Windows Phone with a better Pureview camera is expected to be released this year.
The Lumia 920, Nokia’s current flagship also boasts a Pureview camera but doesn’t yields quite nearly as good results.
So this is the end of Symbian. So long old fella. We hope you rest in peace. Long Live Lumia.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sony Xperia Tablet Z international launch seems inevitable after the tablet gets priced in Finland

Sony recently unveiled its Xperia Tablet Z in Japan, but the slate might be making its way out of the Land of the rising sun quite quickly. The Xperia Tablet Z, which is the thinnest and lightest 10.1″ Android tablet in the market, has been listed by the popular Finnish retailer Verkkokauppa, hinting that the international launch is not too far away.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z can be pre-ordered for a steep price tag of €799.90 (about $1050). However, there has been no confirmation on availability date of the device by to the retailer.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z packs a powerful 1.5 GHZ Snapdragon APQ8064 quad-core processor along with 2GB of RAM, 32 GB internal memory, 8 megapixel rear camera, NFC, LTE and Sony’s S-Force virtual 3D surround sound technology. The tablet will be sold n black and white color variants.

Hyundai T7 Android tablet packs Galaxy S III chipset, 7″ WXGA IPS screen for $166

Sub-$200 tablets usually cut too many corners to deserve to be recommended over a Nexus 7, but the Hyundai T7 might break the mold. It’s a 7” tablet that uses Samsung’s Exynos 4412 chipset, the same one found in the Galaxy S III.
For $166 the T7 offers a 7” 1280 x 800 IPS LCD screen (another nice surprise, as cheap tablets usually go for WSVGA screens) and is actually better than the Nexus 7 in several areas.
The 4412 chipset packs four Cortex-A9 cores at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM and Mali-400MP4 GPU, so it should offer better performance than the Nexus 7. It also comes with 8GB of built-in storage plus a microSD card slot. And there’s a back camera (2MP) and a microHDMI port.
The Hyundai T7 measures 196 x 118 x 10.9mm, practically the same as the Nexus, and at 303g is lighter than the Google purebred. It has Wi-Fi connectivity and you can plug in a 3G dongle if you want.
Here’s the bad news. The battery is smaller (3,300mAh vs. 4,325mAh) and is rated at only 5 hours of operation. Worse still, the OS is Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablet looks like a huge Galaxy Note II knock-off, which doesn’t help either.
You can grab the Hyundai T7 from PandaWill if you’re interested, the store is offering world-wide shipping.
Note: the PandaWill website went down just as I was finishing up this post. It should be back soon, hopefully with the deal still on the table.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro to be released on February 9, prices start from $899

The much-anticipated tablet from Microsoft finally has a release date for when we’ll get to enjoy all of its Windows 8 goodness.

The Surface Pro is set to hit online outlets and select retailers on February 9, some three months after the release of the Surface RT.
Like the RT version, the Surface Pro is set to come in two versions, only this time they will have 64GB and 128GB of internal storage, respectively. The two will be priced at $899 and $999 with the keyboard add-on costing an additional $100.
The Surface Pro’s marked advantage over the Surface RT is its ability to run full-fledged legacy Windows programs, rather than just the Metro apps found on the RT tablet. There’s also pressure-sensitive stylus support (with out of box stylus) which the RT doesn’t have.
The Surface Pro is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and packs a FullHD display, which unfortunately will push it into the 5-hour battery range of an ultrabook than the 10-hour range of a tablet.
Microsoft has also announced that it will start offering the 64GB Surface RT sans Touch Cover for $599, which was until now available only with the included cover for $699.

MSI WindPad Enjoy 71 Budget Android Tablet

MSI adds to its WindPad line a new budger-priced Android tablet, the Enjoy 71 with a 7-inch touchscreen. Despite its affordable Euro 130 price tag, MSI’s new tablet packs decent hardware specs. It is slim at 8.9mm and has a lighweight metal housing weighing just 299g.

The Enjoy 71 boasts a 1.5GHz Amlogic AML8726-MX dual-core processor, which packs a dual-core Mali 400 GPU for enhanced graphics performance, and 1GB of RAM. The tablet is able to handle Full HD 1080p video playback, though its 7-inch IPS touchscreen has a resolution of only 1024×600. Yet, the mini HDMI output allows you to enjoy high definition movies on a big screen LED HDTV or monitor.
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8GB of internal storage won’t be enough for most users, so a memory card slot is available for adding microSD/SDHC up to 32GB. You can find a 2 Megapixel rear camera and a 0.3 Megapixel front-facing camera. The device comes with a 3200mAh battery.

MSI’s Enjoy 71 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It casing features MSI’s peacock blue with brushed metal finish for a classy look.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

LG Unveils its New Flagship, the Optimus G Pro

LG has just unveiled its response to its competitors namely the new Xperia Z, iPhone 5 and Samsung GSIII in the new Optimus G Pro. The new flagship follows the new trends of the market by offering features like a Full HD display and a powerful hardware.
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Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the big screen phone, LG Optimus G pro features 5 inches 920×1080 IPS LCD display with Zero Gap Touch tech.
Apparently, this device is approximately 1.5mm thicker and substantially bigger than the original Optimus G .
LG Optimus G pro seems to measure 139x70x10 mm, weighing 160 grams and is likely to come in two colors of black and white.
Inside LG Optimus G pro, there is a faster 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with a microSD card slot expandable to 64 GB.
On board, there’s a 13.2-megapixel shooter with BSI sensor and LED Flash for better low-light imaging and a 2.4 MP front-facing camera
On connectivity front, LG Optimus G pro is equipped for LTE service that would offer download speeds up to 100Mbps, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC.
LG is promising strong battery capacity of 3000mAh for this flagship as compared to the LG Optimus G.
Further, Optimus G Pro is packing a few new software enhancements along with Jelly Bean. Small widget like apps LG is calling “Slide Apps” that can be summoned atop other apps like shortly announced Xperia Z.
So far, there is no information on price and international availability for this device but it has been expected that it will make full appearance at Mobile World Congress next month
Here are showdown of LG Optimus G pro specifications:
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 5 inch Full HD, True IPS display
  • Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen
  • Weight: 160g
  • Thickness: 10mm
  • 1.7 Ghz quad-core processor running on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset
  • 2GB RAM with 32GB expandable storage
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 13mp rear-facing camera with LED Flash and Full HD video recording
  • 2.4mp front facing HD camera
  • Wifi, Wifi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, GPS
  • NFC, mobile wallet
  • Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
  • Available in Indigo Black and Platinum White colors
No international availability and pricing details are out yet but you should expect to see LG Optimus G pro in MWC this february. We’ll get further details then and also the answer to the question whether this phone can compete with the current and future Android flagships or not. Reaching conclusion, until then will be useless.

Huawei Ascend G615 Mid-range Quad-core Smartphone

Huawei is launching in Germany a new quad-core smartphone, the Ascend G615. With specs similar to the Ascend D quad announced last year, the new model will come at a lower price. It is also slightly thicker and heavier than the D quad, measuring 134 x 67.5 x 10.5mm at 145g.

The G615, like the D quad, is powered by a HiSilicon K3V2 quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and HiSilicon GPU. It has a 4.5-inch IPS 720p touchscreen display, a 8 Megapixel camera with 1080p video, a front-facing camera, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and Dolby Digital Plus audio. 8GB of internal memory is probably not enough, but you can add external memory using its microSD slot. The handset supports 3G/HSDPA network.

Heading to Germany next month, the Ascend G615 will be priced at about Euro 300. It comes in white and black.
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Galaxy S III Mini is Now Available in Pakistan for Rs. 35,000

Samsung has announced the availability of its latest smartphone – the Galaxy SIII Mini in Pakistan.Galaxy S III Mini thumb Galaxy S III Mini is Now Available in Pakistan for Rs. 35,000
Galaxy SIII Mini is a compact version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone Galaxy S III.
Samsung says that the intelligent device combines high performance with intuitive ease-of-use and a nature-inspired design.
It runs on a robust 1 GHz Dual Core Processor with 1 GB RAM and offers a 4.0 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display screen, with a 5 Mega Pixel camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera.
This compact smartphone understands your gestures for easier usage. The “Smart Stay” function tracks your eyes and keeps the screen lit as long as you are looking at it. “Direct Call” enables you to automatically dial a specified call.
With “Smart Alert” you know your missed calls as soon as you pick up your phone. Other smart features also include the ‘Pop Up Play’ which allows you to play a video anywhere on your screen, while simultaneously running other tasks.
The ‘S Voice’ is a natural language user interface that listens and responds to your words, besides allowing information search and powerful control functions.
The ‘S Beam’ feature allows you to share extensive video content and movie files within a few minutes by simply touching another GALAXY SIII phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. This fascinating device is available in Pebble Blue and Marble White colors.
The Managing Director of Samsung EC Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. said:
“It is a tradition at Samsung to create products and experiences that surpass the expectations of our customers. The Galaxy SIII Mini will pioneer a new era in the compact smartphone segment”.
Samsung said that the price of Galaxy S III Mini in Pakistan will be Rs. 35,000.
Here are specs for Galaxy S III Mini:
  • CPU: Dual-core 1 GHz
  • Chipset: NovaThor U8420
  • OS: Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm
    • Weight: 111.5 g
  • Display:
    • Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,
    • 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
  • Memory:
    • Internal: 8 or 16 GM
    • RAM: 1 GB
    • Card slot: MicroSD, up to 32 GB
  • Connectivity:
    • GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP, EDR, NFC, MicroUSB v2.0
  • Camera
    • Primary: 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
    • Secondary: VGA
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
  • Price: Rs. 35,000

HTC Butterfly to hit Pakistan in February for Rs. 70,000

HTC butterfly in pakistan 

HTC Butterfly is scheduled to land in Pakistan in February 2013. The flagship model has lot of hope attached to it as the mega smartphone boasts full HD display on a Super LCD3 capacitive touch screen measuring 5 inches with a resolution of 1920×1080. Screens’ pixels density is 440ppi which is much better than 326ppi pixel density that Apple’s iPhone5 offers and Samsung Galaxy Note II that falls much shorter with 267ppi. Not only the screen is extraordinary but the durability is ensured by Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
 HTC launched a Japanese variant ‘Butterfly J’ in December 2012 having almost similar specifications but soon company is launching the international version for various markets all over the world.
Unlike conventional unibody aluminum style body, Butterfly has a plastic build which according to reports is being taken as very impressive work by HTC.
Battery which is Li-Po 2020 mAh is another feature that will outclass its competitors in terms of life.
Expected price of Butterfly when it reaches here in Pakistan is Rs. 70,000 which i think would be most expensive smartphone from HTC so far in the country.

Few of the specifications are mentioned below:

Display: 143 x 70.5 x 9.1 mm (5.63 x 2.78 x 0.36 in)
Sound: Beats Audio sound enhancement
Memory: 16 GB (11 GB user available) storage, 2 GB RAM, microSD, up to 32 GB
OS: Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
Data Speed: HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Camera: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash: Simultaneous HD video and image recording
Video: 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., video stabilization
Rare Camera: Yes, 2.1 MP, 1080p@30fps
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2020 mAh battery

Budget Windows 8 Phones: Nokia Lumia 620 Vs. HTC Windows Phone 8S Vs. Huawei Ascend W1

With only a handful of Windows 8 smartphones available in the market currently, it has been quite difficult for the budget-conscious consumers to even consider buying a Windows 8 device.
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The big companies, however, are set to change this notion now by releasing smartphones that everyone can buy while still offering decent specifications and the best ones among them are the Nokia Lumia 620, HTC Windows Phone 8S and Huawei Ascend W1.
Here is a comparison of their specs:

Nokia Lumia 620 HTC Windows Phone 8S Huawei Ascend W1
Status Released Released Announced
Weight 127g 113g 130g
Thickness 11mm 10.3mm 10.5mm
Operating System Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8
Display 3.8inches 4.0inches 4.0 inches
Features ClearBlack Technology Corning Gorilla Glass N/A
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Processor 1Ghz Dual-Core Krait with 1Ghz Dual-Core Krait  1.2Ghz Dual-Core Krait
RAM 512MB 512MB 512MB
Memory 8GB expandable (upto 64GB) 4GB expandable (upto 32GB) 4GB expandable (upto 32GB)
Camera (Rear) 5 megapixel with LED Flash and HD video recording 5 megapixel with LED Flash and HD video recording 5 megapixel with LED Flash and HD video recording
Camera (Front) VGA camera No front-camera VGA camera
Connectivity Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0, dual-band Wifi Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB 2.0, Wifi
Battery 1300 mAh 1700 mAh (non removable) 1900 mAh


Because the first impression is the last impression, design is easily among the most important aspects of any product. The best design here is boasted by HTC’s Windows Phone 8S. Being the most attractive of the lot, the Windows Phone 8S has also got a bunch of colors to choose from.
The curved back makes it easier to hold.
When it comes to colors however, Nokia goes to the next level with the Lumia 620. Offering a large choice of colors along with a different color on the front bezel will alone make this phone the top choice of the youth.
Sadly though, the glossy plastic and the rather chubby build make Windows Phone 8S the winner here. The Huawei Ascend W1 too has got a good choice of colors but the complete details aren’t out yet.

Engine and Exclusive Apps

Although not as important as Android, powerful hardware still plays a big role in Windows Phones. What’s interesting here is that all of these phones have virtually the same ‘engines’ under the hood except the 200 MHz that the Huawei smartphone has got in its processor but it surely won’t do wonders.
The edge here goes to the Lumia 620 which has got 8GBs of storage compared to 4GBs of Windows Phone 8S and Ascend W1.
Right now, almost all Windows Phones are the same except for the exclusive apps. And this is the place where the Lumia shines again. The Nokia smartphone comes preloaded with special Nokia apps such as Nokia Lens, Nokia Drive, Nokia Drive and Nokia Music.
HTC’s Windows Phone 8S also comes with a special HTC app which is fine but neither exceptional nor quite as functional. As for the Huawei smartphone, we are yet to see how many home runs this phone will hit with its exclusive apps… if it has got any.


You already saw where this was going. HTC and Huawei have both managed to churn out brilliant devices but the exclusivity that the Lumia 620 is giving in the Windows Phone arena is unmatched.
Add to that the double storage and a youth-eccentric design and Nokia may have got a winner here. And oh yeah, its cheaper too. HTC may gain some customers with the Windows Phone 8S’ design but the higher price will leave some disappointed.
Huawei’s product isn’t out yet so its not in the equation right now (too bad we don’t even know the price right now).
The strange truth though, is that if you like Windows Phone, you’ll be having a happy time with any of these devices but if you are not ready to join the club yet, even the Lumia 920 or Windows Phone 8X won’t be able to please you.