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O2’s owner, Telefonica, has been rumored to be cutting back on its stock of the iPhone in preparation for the launching of an all new smartphone on the 12th of September. What is this new smartphone Telefonica is preparing for? This is none other than the iPhone 5. This news comes from the network operator’s employee who wishes to remain anonymous.
We’ve definitely heard so many rumors about the 5th generation iPhone. At first, it was said that the iPhone refresh would be arriving on June of this year, but, of course, that didn’t happen. We then heard rumors that we wouldn’t be seeing the iOS handset until 2012. Now, analysts and inside sources claim the smartphone will be arriving either on September or October of this year.
We all thought that Apple would launch a refresh of its iPhone at the WWDC back in June, since this usually the time when the Cupertino firm launches a new iPhone. However, Apple introduced the iOS 5 instead.
Although we’re not too sure if the iPhone 5 will be arriving on the 12th of September just like what the anonymous employee reported, it is most likely that the smartphone will be arriving in between September and October. After all, it does make sense for Apple their new iOS iteration in an all new device such as the iPhone 5.
It looks like the webOS-powered HP is heading over to Orange. On the network provider’s website, you will now find the smartphone’s support page.
The HP handset was expected to arrive in the UK towards the end of August. However, none of the network operators showed any signs of carrying the handset. Although the phone appears to have a support page on Orange’s website, it is yet to appear on the coming soon page. However, expect this to change in the future.
The phone’s support page also reveals its specs. It will come with a 3.6 inch touch screen, a 5 Mp camera, LED flash, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and will come packing a 1.2 GHz processor under the hood.
The HP Pre 3 is powered by a unique operating system the webOS. With it, users can enjoy the flexibility of the Android OS and the simplicity of the iOS. Its browser supports Flash, which will allow you to access countless websites across the web on the go. However, there is a problem with the platform.
If you love apps, this may not be the right phone for you. Since there are a few webOS handsets min circulation, HP decided to focus on quality apps rather than quantity. This simply means that you will not enjoy the vast quantity of apps found on the Android Market or the Apple App Store.
Are you still planning to get an iPhone, or do you dare to be different with the HP Pre 3? Tell us what you think.
In March of this year, Three’s lineup of products was leaked over the internet. There were a few who thought that the lineup was inaccurate. However, it did prove to be accurate despite a few dispelling the rumor. The list included the Nokia X7, the HTC Flyer, and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc, which eventually found its way to the network operator. However, there was one smartphone that did not make it to Three’s list of products. This was the Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini.
Let’s take a look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini. The smartphone packs a 1.4 GHz processor, a 5 MP camera, and runs on the smartphone-optimized OS by Android, Gingerbread. This is strikingly similar to the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S Plus, which we heard about a few days back. Is this a simple case of mistaken identity?
Although the two smartphones share similar spec sheets, there are a few features that the two handsets do not share in common. An example is their displays. The S2 Mini sports a 3.7 inch touch screen, compared to the S Plus’ 4 inch touch screen.
Despite the discrepancies, this does not mean that it isn’t possible that Three will be including the Samsung Galaxy S Plus in its roster of products. Although Three was unwilling to comment on the said smartphone, Samsung did say that the S Plus was not going to be exclusive to Vodafone. This means that another network operator may have exclusive rights to the phone. The question is, which one? Could it be Three, or could it be someone else?