Posts Tagged ‘MWC’

Samsung Galaxy S II pre orders begin

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

As you might know already, the Galaxy S II is official. The device that has been talked about for the past months is finally official thanks to Samsung’s Mobile World Congress keynote on Sunday. But what is even more impressive is that the device is now available for pre-order, SIM-free to those residing in the UK.

The listing we speak of is from who is currently offering the Galaxy S II sans a contract (SIM free) for the cool price of £480 which is a much better buy than the previous £550 we had been seeing earlier. That said, we’re not sure if we would actually preorder said device as its expected ship date is “Q2 2011” which means it’s not coming out before April or preferably May.

The phone will support Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a dual-core Orion processor that cranks out somewhere in the range of 1.0GHz in terms of clock speed. The display has been lifted in size from 4 inches to 4.3 inches and the resolution is the same 800 x 400 although the screen technology has been upgraded from Super AMOLED to Super AMOLED Plus. The camera on the rear of the device now sports 8 megapixels instead of 5 and it can do full 1080p video shooting unlike the predecessor which was capped at 720p. Also the front facing camera has been upgraded from 1.3 megapixels to 2.0 so video calls are a lot more crisp and clear. And in case you’re wonder, yes, the phone supports Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n as well as HSDPA and NFC technology.

A worth upgrade for both current Galaxy S owners, and for those looking to move into the fold of Samsung!

Source: Clove

Sony Xperia Play retail booths leaked

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Sony Ericsson is getting ready to release the Xperia Play which is their answer to nothing on the market seeing it will be one of the few phones that have been dedicated to gaming. The last attempt made by Nokia and the N-Gage didn’t work out as well as they wanted and at such it was discontinued. But with Sony’s large pockets and the fact that they are a veteran in the gaming industry, hopefully this might be a better attempt, one that actually ticks.

That said, images of the Xperia Play (aka The PSP Phone) have leaked out for some time now and the device has even been given quite extensive demos of not only the Android software, but the gaming strengths of the device.

And now we have images of what the retail booths for the Xperia Play should look like. The retail booths have images of games on the front of them along with booths on top for three Xperia Play devices. With paperwork under them explaining the internals and highlights of the devices.

Interestingly, there is an image of T-Mobile’s logo on the side of the booths. Call us suckers but we wouldn’t be surprised if this device were heading solely to T-Mobile in the United States and Europe. Such a move makes us wonder if SE is planning to make this exclusive or not as it is imperative for them to have a multicarrier portfolio in order for this device to provide real competition in a world where carrier exclusives devices are quickly coming to an end.

We’ll just have to wait and see what comes out of this. Thankfully, it is less than two weeks till Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain and  Sony Ericsson will be there, so stay tuned.

Source: All About Phones