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DPRKs First Smartphone Based on Google Android OS

Posted: August 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: HTC, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DPRKs First Smartphone Based on Google Android OS

North Korean SmartphoneThe Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – DPRK aka North Korea, our second favourite peoples republic – has unveiled what it says is its first domestically produced smartphone, although industry analysts say the “Arirang”, built around Google’s Android OS, is most likely made in China.

The Arirang – complete with touch screen, high-pixel camera, and its very own set of apps – is being offered for sale to North Korea’s reported two million mobile phone users, all of whom are prevented from contacting the outside world.

The phone, named after a famous Korean folk song, has already gained the approval of the country’s President, Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency – KCNA – reported.

Visiting a factory where the phone was said to be produced, Mr Kim was reported to have praised its Korean-style applications, which he says provided best convenience to users while guaranteeing security. State security, that is :: Read the full article »»»»


HTC One Family 2012

Posted: March 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: HTC, Smartphone, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on HTC One Family 2012

HTC One Family 2012 - MWC2012HTC’s new series of flagship smartphones in the form of HTC One X, S and V have overshadowed the competition in their launch at Mobile World Congress 2012. The quad-core smartphone from HTC apparently has almost everything to be the most desirable device on the smartphone market today? Among the three models showcased during the event, HTC One X is absolutely the top model of HTC’s trio of One series. HTC has packed an absolute monster in HTC One X delivering extraordinary performance. But can HTC take on the stalwart behemoths of mobile?

HTC launched the One Series in the hope of taking the fight to Samsung and Apple, the One Series, with it’s überfast graphic chips and advanced music and photography functions is hoped to dent a stitched up market. It’s a fight that HTC has been losing, sales slumped and investors dumped shares late in 2011 on concerns the firm had lost its edge.

The Taiwanese mobile tech maker is confident it’s new models – coming to market in April 2012 –  will turn around the ailing fortunes of the world’s No.5 smartphone maker, and help to boost its annual sales volumes above last year’s level. “We are confident this year will be … a much better year,” Florian Seiche, chief of HTC’s European operations said, referring to the number of smartphones sold. “Even with the Q1 not being the ideal fast start right out of the gate in January, which of course we would have preferred, even with that we are very confident,” Seiche told Reuters in an interview on sidelines of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Surprisingly the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system has jelled well with the phone and improvements to HTC Sense has made it a much cleaner, easier to use experience than the previous version. Read the full article »»»»


UPDATED: Android Police OUT HTC Security Vulnerability

Posted: October 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Breaking News, Google, HTC, Kiss My . . ., Michael Courtenay, Naked Truth, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATED: Android Police OUT HTC Security Vulnerability

UPDATE: HTC has admitted to some of its smartphones being vulnerable to an attack that allows a hacker to find out where you are, who you have called and sent text messages to and disable your phone remotely.

“… There is a vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by a malicious third-party application,” the company said in a statement yesterday evening. “So far, we have not learned of any customers being affected in this way and would like to prevent it by making sure all customers are aware of this potential vulnerability.”

HTC said it was working “very diligently to quickly release a security update” that would resolve the issue on affected devices. “Following a short testing period by our carrier partners, the patch will be sent over-the-air to customers, who will be notified to download and install it. We urge all users to install the update promptly.” Read the full article »»»»


Beats Audio Sensational HTC Sensation XE

Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Favorite New Thought, Google, HTC, Review, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Beats Audio Sensational HTC Sensation XE

Technoid HTC Sensation XE With Beats AudioIntroduced back in May, HTC’s 4.3-inch Sensation flagship smartphone will soon be available in an upgraded version – the HTC Sensation XE.

There are two major differences between the original and the new XE.  The main improvement will the incorporation Beats Audio, a technology that improves the audio playback on the model by enhancing both software and hardware that is supplied with the phone.

Hardware wise, the update is via  high quality new headphones, offering a much better frequency response especially on lower frequency sounds.

The software built into the phone detects when these headphones are plugged in and switches the handset from standard audio mode to Beats mode, optimizing frequencies.

You don’t have to be a music lover however to benefit from some of the other improvements that this model offers.

The original Sensation was a very slick phone, the XE steps speed by offering a brilliant 1.5Ghz dual core processor, coupled with an impressive 768MB of RAM memory – expandable to 1gb :: Read the full article »»»»