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Sony does admit that it has failed to go up against the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S3. However, it does promise that the successor of the Sony XPERIA T will give the next flagships a run for their money.
Dennis van Schie, a Sony exec, said, “We will create in the near future a flagship Sony model that can compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S3.”
In an interview with the Financial Times in Germany, Schie also confirmed that Sony would be making handsets running Windows Phone 8. In the past, the Japanese company focused on only Android devices. If Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 proves to be a success, Schie says, “If it succeeds, we won’t be caught off-guard.”
Sony has made decent smartphones such as the XPERIA S and the XPERIA T. However, none of its smartphones have succeeded in challenging the two most popular flagships in the market, the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. This is all about to change once they unveil their new flagship at CES in January of next year.
Sony has also revealed that it is planning to launch new Android tablets. However, it did say that “it has become very difficult to earn money with tablets”. It has made Android tablets in the past, but failed to be popular devices among buyers. This is due to the overwhelming popularity of Apple’s iPad. Furthermore, Google’s Nexus 7 has been selling like hotcakes due to its dirt-cheap price tag. It has also launched a 10-inch tablet, the Google Nexus 10, which was sold out the moment it went live on Google Play.
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Great news! Apple and HTC have put their patent disputes behind them, which means no more annoying legal drama between the two.
Aside from kissing and making up, the two have announced that they have entered a 10-year patent licensing deal. We’re hoping Samsung will follow suit.
Like Samsung and Apple, HTC has had a fair share of legal debacles against the Cupertino firm. However, it looks like the filing of lawsuits between two has now ended. Well, for ten years at least. For the next ten years, the two technology giants have entered into a joint licensing agreement involving all of their current and future patents. Understandably, the two have opted to keep the financial terms of the agreement a secret.
Speaking about the deal, HTC CEO, Peter Chou, briefly said, “HTC is pleased to have resolved its dispute with Apple, so HTC can focus on innovation instead of litigation.”
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said, “We are glad to have reached a settlement with HTC. We will continue to stay laser focused on product innovation.”
In March of 2010, Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC for infringing on 10 of its patents. In a countersuit two months after, the One X-maker filed a lawsuit against iPhone-maker for patent infringement. It seemed as if Apple gained the upper hand, when HTC was found guilty of infringing two Apple patents in 2011. Apple, however, failed to ban the sale of HTC products in the US.
We’re hoping this will be the same case with other companies. All we want to see is industry giants focusing more on innovating technology instead of spending billions on patent disputes.
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According to Omnio, in a newsletter to its affiliates, Vodafone will no longer have the iPhone 4S 32GB, the iPhone 4S 64GB, the grey version of the HTC One X, the grey version of the HTC One V, the Blackberry Curve 8520, and the Vodafone Smart in stock.
With the arrival of the iPhone 5, it’s understandable why Vodafone is getting rid of the 32 and 64GB versions of the iPhone 4S. It’s also understandable why the network operator is still planning to keep the 16GB version in stock, since it will be a good budget iPhone. However, we not sure why the network will no longer have HTC’s high-end smartphones in stock. We’re guessing that the smartphones aren’t selling very well. Although they are only getting rid of the grey versions, this doesn’t look to good on HTC’s part. This doesn’t help the ailing Taiwanese firm at all.
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has recently rolled out to the One X. This is another reason why we don’t understand Vodafone no longer stocking up on the handset, since customers are likely to get their hands on a smartphone that runs a more updated version of Android. The latest version of Android is version 4.2.
The HTC One X was the Taiwanese firm’s former flagship, but has now been replaced by the One XL (the 4G version of the One X) and the One X+ (a beefed up version of the former flagship). Vodafone, however, does not offer the two.
No longer stocking up on the One V is another surprise, since it is a budget phone.
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