The Indian Smartphone manufacturer Micromax has unveiled their newest addition to their very successful Canvas series, named the ‘Canvas Doodle 2’ this upcoming smartphone will retail for INR 20,000 which is equivalent to $310 US dollars and is already rolling out in India as we speak. This new device will sport a 720P 5.7 inch IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 257 and will be powered by a MediaTek 6589 chipset with Quad Core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 CPU and 1 Gigabytes of RAM. The power will be coming from a large 2600mAh battery that should be enough for everyday usage. As for you imaging needs you get a 12 Megapixel Primary Camera and a 5 megapixel front facing camera for attending video calls as well as taking self shots. You also get 16 gigabytes of non expandable internal storage. But the main attraction is the stylus which comes in the retail package and lets you doodle things as you want. It also sports some unpractical yet fun functions such as ‘Blow and Shake Unlocking’. Overall we think it will be a successful phone in the Indian market.
Among the upcoming phones from Sony, The Sony Xperia Honami has undoubtedly gotten the most attention, which is only natural since that’s the manufactures upcoming flagship, but what about the other offerings from Sony? Well here we have the Sony Xperia Honami Mini, which is a toned down version of the Sony Xperia Honami, both in specifications and size. As you can see in the picture below the Sony phone is sitting right next to the Blackberry Q10. The blurry picture gives us quite a good idea about the Sony Xperia Honami Mini’s size and was apparently leaked by a XDA Developers that goes by the Alias of ‘XELEAKY’ who also said that September 4th will be a date to look forward to which may hint at an official reveal date. Rumours suggest that the Sony Xperia Honami Mini will sport a 720p display with a Snapdragon 800 chipset and 20.7 Megapixel Camera and a 2400mAh battery, though we don’t really find it realistic for the mini version to be so similar to the Honami in specs, but guess we will have to wait for some official details from Sony first. We know that Sony Xperia Honami will be unveiled on September 4th and now we are pretty sure that Sony Xperia Mini Honami will be present there as well.
Sony has really gotten the hang of their marketing strategy and is now perfectly executing the upcoming teases. Just hours ago Sony released an image on their official Facebook page saying ‘Do we have you attention now’? Well we day yes they do. Because the image is basically a teaser of the Sony Xperia Z1, with a ‘G’ logo next to it, which means that the upcoming high end smartphones from Sony will probably uses them! For those who don’t know, ‘G’ lenses are the same lenses used in DSLR cameras. There is also a single LED flash next to the camera , at this point there is no details whether the flash will be anything special or not but the sensor alone should be enough for amazing low light photography. The Sony Xperia Z1’s ½.3 sensor is 70% bigger than your average smartphone sensor and at 20.7 megapixels it will be able to produce some really amazing pictures, which coupled with its amazing specification makes for a worthy flagship that may just give other companies a run or their money. The Sony Xperia Z1 will be unveiled on September 4, and it will probably be covered internationally via various companies.
BlackBerry has recently been going through a tough situation due to their low sales and as expected they are releasing some new phones to recapture some of their lost glory. Recently they announced that their newest device, the BlackBerry Q5 will be released across Canada on August 13th. According to their official messenger, this new device will be available via Bell, Fido, TELUS, Kodoo, Mobile Canada and Sasktel as well as retail stores such as Best Buy, TBooth Wireless, Target, Future Shop, Walmart, Wirelesswave, The Source and The Mobile Shop. This new device will be available through all carriers and retailers in White and Black and the Red version will be exclusive to Virgin Mobile. Also the whiter version will only be available internationally and won’t make it way to Canada. Further details along with the pricing will be revealed soon before the initial launch. As for the USA it will supposedly hit the states through the famous Career AT & T after the Canadian premiere, but these are mere assumption since there is no confirmation yet, however we will update you guys with further details as soon as BlackBerry updates us.
As expected Android still leads the smartphone market in the United States and according to a recent analysis it’s among the most profitable regions for the smartphone industry. However compared to last year’s results, It seems Android is starting to lose its grip on the crown that it earned after many hard fought battles against Apple. On the other hand Apple is once again on its way back thanks to its new iPhone 5 and iO7. These new additions has clearly bought back ate last some of Apples lost fans and has therefore increased its overall smartphone sales. At this point Apple has gotten an overall 3% increase over its already gigantic share of the smartphone market which goes to show that it’s far too soon to rule them out. On the other hand Windows OS has seen great improvements but is still far behind the leaders, where as the BlackBerry OS share has dropped to 1.1% from 4% indicating that this must be it for them. However for now the battle is between Android and iOS and the others are just fighting for 3rd place.