Posts tagged ‘Galaxy S II’

October 27, 2011

Nokia Lumia 800 vs. iPhone 4s vs. Galaxy S II vs. Droid Razr

The biggest player in the handset industry, Nokia has now officially entered the smart phone battle with the release of its new phones – Nokia Lumia 800 & 710. Nokia has kicked its old MeeGo OS and Symbian OS to build phones with the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS.

The spec on Lumia 800 is comparative to iPhone 4S, Galaxy Nexus II and Droid Razr, except that it falls short in the video recording category at 720 p while others are at 1080 p.  We posted a chart from PC World to spell out the technical details for you.

Lumia 800 will launch in some European countries next month and will roll out to Asian countries and Russia by end of the year. Lumia 710 is also expected launch alongside Lumia 800 in Russia and Asia this year. Nokia doesn’t really seem to be going after the US market, since it is not clear when these phones will be available in the US, although the company’s press indicated that it would be releasing a portfolio of products early next year.  Nokia also did not say which US carriers would carry the phones. As for the price, Lumia 800 will be available at $549.99 unlocked.

Earlier, we had reported that Microsoft payed $1 Million to Nokia for their partnership. It’s interesting to see how the Android landscape has changed since then, with device manufacturers either paying royalty to competitors or just not being able to sell in countries where they have been sued for patent infringement. Was Nokia’s decision to go with Windows Phone 7 OS (instead of Android) a smart move? Maybe, but in my opinion Miscrosoft got the better end of the deal. Globally, Nokia’s phones are very popular for their hardware and have an established customer base, and now with a better OS in place, Nokia & Microsoft are all set to take over the cell phone market on a big scale.

Nokia’s Lumia 800 (left) and Lumia 710 (right)


October 12, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II for $2 – Beat that Apple

 BY THE APPLE GIRL

It looks like Samsung is bringing out the big guns in its battle with Apple. Since early this year, the frenemies Apple and Samsung have been in patent infringement disputes in over 10 countries. Recently, Apple bluntly declined Samsung’s proposed settlement to allow Samsung to sell Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Samsung now has a pop up store a few meters away from the Apple’s Sydney store, that is expected to launch iPhone 4S this Friday. The good news is that Samsung is giving away the new Galaxy S II for $2 for the first ten customers every day. LOL

I would say stand in line and buy a $2 Galaxy S II, sell it on eBay and get an iPhone 4S 😀

 Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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