A Nokia regional office revealed the first picture of Lumina 920 "Mint Green," a lush new summery color scheme that adds to the five others already out in the market. It remains to be seen just how many markets this 4.5-inch Windows Phone 8 slurpee will make it to.
Thought the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Grand were pushing the limits of how obscenely big smartphones can get? Think again. Samsung is working on a new line of devices called Galaxy Mega, consisting of 6.3-inch and 5.8-inch phablets, with otherwise mediocre specs.
So much for claiming to be the messiah of smartphone buyers in the US. T-Mobile backpedaled on an assurance to its Lumia 810 users that a future software update would let them latch on to the company's recently launched LTE / HSPA+ 42 cellular networks.
T-Mobile is set to offer some of the hottest premium smartphones this season for as little as $99 upfront, without tying people to their service for the following 24 months. Company CEO John Legere blasted other carriers for the way they run the business of subsidy.
Milking the success of its Galaxy S 4, Samsung is working on not one, but four variants of the Galaxy S 4 Mini. Their model numbers were leaked to the company website. Among the four could be a standard, a dual-SIM, an LTE, and a China-ready variant.
One of the leading smartphone manufacturers LG has announced that it has sold more than 10 million LTE smartphones. According to an e-mail statement, LG's LTE smartphone sales topped the 10 million mark last week, which was helped by aggressive push into the 4G markets.
NVIDIA didn't stop at announcing its "Titan" graphics card for gaming PCs, rolling out the Tegra 4i, its first SoC with 4G LTE soft-modem logic fully integrated into the SoC, designed for smartphones. The company even rolled out a reference-design smartphone.
Renesas rolled out a 4+4 core ARM big.LITTLE SoC of its own, which it correctly markets as "quad-core," unlike its Korean counterpart. The new MP6530, designed for high-end handsets and tablets, integrates a 4G LTE soft-modem, saving designers precious PCB real-estate.
Samsung's answer to the iPad mini, the Galaxy Note 8.0, is slated to arrive in three main variants, apart from capacity-based sub-variants; these include the WiFi-only GT-N5100, the WiFi + 3G GT-N5110, and the flagship WiFi + 4G LTE GT-N5105. MWC is their launchpad.
Samsung launched a new upper-mainstream Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the US, the ATIV Odyssey. The 4-incher is packed with an AMOLED WVGA display, 4G LTE support (and is Global Ready), and 8 GB storage that's expandable to 64 GB. It's launched through Verizon.