Huawei Ascend D2 leaked images surfaces online; could land at CES 2013

The worldwide edition of the Huawei Ascend D2 has been surfaced with a fresh UI on its front ready for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2013. This thingy will surely be displayed at the Huawei press conference at CES. But, at the moment, we only have the specs list.

This smartphone comes with a 5 display at 1080p HD resolution with Huawei’s proprietary multi core 1.5GHz central processing unit in it. This smartphone will also flaunt a 13 MP snapper on the rear, a front viewing snapper included for video chat, a 3,000mAh battery beneath the hood. This smartphone has already been unveiled in the Chinese market its final specs list for worldwide sale will be disclosed at Consumers Electronics Show 2013. At this instant it is not clear if this handset will be the mere thingy to be unveiled there, though if the rumors turn out to be true, we could see some more great devices as well.

One really exciting elements in the leaked images is that it is posted by Unwired View‘s Google+ account. Thus, there’s some strange unofficial flavor about it.

This smartphone is ready to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S3 with its rather same styles and also with the LG lineup, particularly the LG Optimus G the LG Nexus 4.

Both of these devices have similar specs lists appearances. Keep the white variant of the LG Optimus G along with this edition of the Ascend D2 you will have a tough time distinguishing them apart (apart from the brand names, obviously).

HTC Butterfly set to hit the international market

HTC has officially announced the Butterfly, which is the GSM edition of the J Butterfly launched in the Japanese market two months back.

For users who are oblivious, the HTC J Butterfly is the manufacturer’s first phone flaunting a 1080p HD screen. The Butterfly is roughly indistinguishable to the J Butterfly, apart from the fact that it is developed to work on GSM networks all over the world.

To remember the attributes of this smartphone, the HTC Butterfly flaunts a 5.0” producing 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, Super LCD 3 with Gorilla Glass 2, a quad core 1.5GHz Krait processor Adreno 320 Graphic Processing Unit, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage capacity (with a micro SD card slot), 8 MP rear viewing snapper with HD video recording, 2.1 MP front viewing snapper, Wi-Fi 802.11 Bluetooth, Near Field Communication, 2,020mAh battery Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Ativ S available in UK; Ativ S Tab also on its way

The Samsung Ativ S is finally accessible in stock in the United Kingdom mobile phone market beginning today, whilst the Windows RT running Ativ Tab can be purchased from Friday.

The Ativ S is already accessible in the Austrian market will shortly arrive to Sweden as well.
Clove UK is offering the Ativ S at £442.80 with VAT added the Ativ Tab at £538.80.

Users can buy the Windows Phone 8 phone for less from Unlocked Mobiles, where this handset is priced at £424.98 SIM free. Presently, this smartphone can be preordered though stock is anticipated to come tomorrow.

Lastly, Phones4U offers the Ativ S for pre order with a Vodafone or O2 contract. This contract allows users to get the smartphone for £30 or even free. Likely delivery is December 21 on the shopping portal.

If you are not aware of the Ativ S, there’s some help. The ATIV S flaunts the 4.8 Super AMOLED HD screen, 8 MP snapper, etc. It also has the general appearance of the flagship Galaxy S3, which is both a good and bad thing. We were expecting something unique and appealing. The Ativ S fares badly in front of the Lumia smartphones and HTC WP offerings. Another disappointment is the dual core Krait processor present under the hood, though the Windows Phone runs smoothly on the CPU. But, we are a bit concerned about the upcoming games.

The Ativ Tab competes directly with the Surface RT, flaunts a 10.1” screen and a dual core Krait CPU.

Google Nexus 4 sold out again

The Google Nexus 4 is again back on the United Kingdom Google Play store, though you will have to wait until 2013 to lay your hands on it.
The LG manufactured smartphone has been very popular was immediately sold out after its release. Initial reports stated that the first allotment of the 4G handset sold out in just 30 minutes.

This feat was in last month. And one more time the search giant has started taking orders for the Nexus 4. Sadly, eager consumers gave the handset a great response, one more time the smartphone did the impossible. Actually, the SIM free 8GB Nexus 4 is sold out. The search giant’s website states that they are out of stock.

The £279 16GB Nexus 4 is similarly out of stock, though the search giant hints that it will start shipping in five to six weeks. It implies that you could buy this smartphone in early to middle of January 2013.

Users who somehow to get one states that their phones are still around 2 weeks away from getting shipped.
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If you are not aware of this handset, here’s some help for you. The Nexus 4 comes with a 4.7” 7681280 IPS LCD screen, a Qualcomm S4 Pro central processing unit, 2 GB RAM, an 8 MP camera runs on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. Connectivity features include HSPA+ 3G connectivity, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi.

We just hope that this handset gets available pretty soon. If you happen to order this handset, let us know about the shipping dates through the comments section.

Patent wars intensify; now Nokia wants to ban BlackBerry smartphones

Nokia has prepared the ground for a prohibition on sales of BlackBerry smartphones in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada in a fresh wave of resentments in the ongoing patent wars all over the world. The series also comprises of Ericsson’s filing a lawsuit against Samsung over suspected patent breach.

The Ericsson charge could have widespread consequences if its demand for a sales ban against Samsung is approved in the United States, since it would influence each Samsung gadget with calling ability. A late entrant in the patent wars, Nokia, whose fresh phones have topped Amazons sales lists, is ready to go one-one-one with the Canadian telecommunication giant over some patents they’ve given to each other in 2013. These patents are related to Wi-Fi connectivity.

Actually, Nokia and Research in Motion settled a cross-license for standards-essential patents. In 2011, the Canadian manufacturer wanted negotiation, alleging that the license goes beyond cellular essentials.
And a few days back, the arbitration tribunal ruled not in favor of Research in Motion. It discovered that the Canadian firm is actually breaching contracts and is not allowed to make or retail WLAN goods without first deciding royalties with the Finnish telecommunication giant. To impose the Tribunals verdict, Nokia has filed actions in the United States, United Kingdom Canada with the goal of ending BlackBerrys breach of contract.

In the meanwhile, we haven’t received any comment from RIM. They’ve to release their new BB 10 platform in 2013, and a lawsuit from Nokia is definitely an undesired nuisance.

Nintendo uncovers the Wii mini; affordable with a few compromises

Only yesterday, there was rumors on internet that Nintendo is aspiring to make a new Wii. And this product will be smaller, less expensive, and more compact. It does no take much for the rumors to come true, as Nintendo’s has lastly uncovered it, named the Wii Mini.

It will be accessible from December 7, and the package will comprise of a red Wii Remote Plus a Nunchuk controller. The console is more flat-rested, which must be disappointing for the vertical admirers. Sadly, it will not support GameCube games such as the newest Wii. It will also lack the capability to connect to web for Virtual Console or Wii Ware gaming titles.

The absence of online support is strange considering the Japanese major’s policy to be more online-friendly as we’ve seen in the Wii U. perhaps, this device is aimed at consumers who haven’t ever used a gaming console before, or only desires an affordable Wii. At the moment, Nintendo has not hinted anything if it will be accessible outside of the Canadian market in its press release. Only thing that we are certain of is its reasonable price tag. It will be offered for $99 in Canada.

There are some reports that the Japanese gaming giant has no intentions of releasing the Wii mini in the UK. Their complete focus in on the newly-launched Wii U. Also, no one in the UK will settle for a gaming console with no online support. Still, if any of you believes otherwise, please let us know through the comments section below.