From the monthly archives:

September 2012


US Cellular has released a new Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone from ZTE called the ZTE Render. The handset retails for $79.99 with a new 2-year contract agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Specs-wise, the ZTE Render packs a 4.0-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz processor, a 512MB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage, a 5MP camera, a 1600mAh battery and runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Tango 2 OS. [Product Page]

HTC One XC Unveiled In China

by Isaiah on September 28, 2012


A new Android 4.0 ICS smartphone ‘One XC’ from HTC has just been unveiled in China. Designed specially for the Chinese market, the One XC packs a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 touchscreen display, a quad-core Qualcomm S4 processor, a 1GB RAM, a 16GB of internal storage, an 8MP rear-facing camera with HD video recording, a 2000mAh battery and runs on Android 4.0 ICS OS. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing and release date yet. [Softpedia]

Sony Xperia Tipo And Tipo Dual Now Available In The U.S. Market

Sony has recently released the Xperia Tipo and Tipo Dual Android smartphones in the U.S. market. Both smartphones feature a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, an 800MHz processor, a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. As its name suggests, the Sony Xperia Tipo Dual features dual SIM card slots. The Sony Xperia Tipo and Tipo Dual are priced at $179.99 and $189.99, respectively. [Ubergizmo]

Cricket To Release ZTE Engage

by Johan on September 27, 2012

Cricket To Release ZTE Engage

Cricket will release the ZTE Engage Android-powered smartphone on October 2, 2012. Priced at $249.99 with no contracts, the smartphone features a 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen display, a 1.4 GHz processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, a VGA front-facing camera, a microSD slot, Muve Music support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1,900 mAh battery. The ZTE Engage is powered by the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. [Engadget]


Another dual SIM Android 4.0 ICS smartphone from Fly is about to enter the Russian market. Called the Fly IQ442 Miracle, the handset will feature a 4.0-inch 800 x 480 IPS capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 512MB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), dual SIM card slots (GSM & WCDMA), a 5MP autofocus camera, an FM radio, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1600mAh battery and run on Android 4.0.4 ICS OS. The IQ442 Miracle will start shipping in Russia from October for 7,000 Rubles (about $225). [Fly]

Samsung Galaxy Music Smartphone

by Johan on September 26, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Music Smartphone

Samsung today introduced the new Galaxy Music smartphone. Powered by the Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, the smartphone features a dedicated key for directly accessing the music player and front-facing loudspeakers. Designed for music lovers, the Samsung Galaxy Music also provides an FM radio with FM transmitter, a 3-megapixel camera, an 850 MHz processor, a 512MB of RAM, a 4GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. No word on pricing or availability so far. [Unwiredview]

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