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China: Entry-level dual core IPS WVGA (480×800) smartphones $65+ now, quad-core $70+ in June

China market: Qualcomm, Spreadtrum cutting quad-core processor prices [DIGITIMES, April 25, 2013] Qualcomm and Spreadtrum Communications have both cut prices for their quad-core products to better compete against MediaTek, which controls half of the smartphone-chip market in China, according to … Continue reading

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Phablet competition in India: $258 Micromax-MediaTek-2013 against $360 Samsung-Broadcom-2012

Allwinner in mainland China moved first to quad-core Cortex-A7 with the A31 SoC introduced with the launch of the first two tablet products, Onda V972 and V812, on December 5, 2012 (and delivered from December 24, 2012 on in mainland … Continue reading

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The first Windows Phone 4Afrika from Huawei for $150 = Huawei Ascend W1 for $240 (in China) and more elsewhere

It is no surprise as two years ago we had a Huawei’s IDEOS U8150 smartphone for US$86 in Kenya: 350,000 units sold in 8 months [this same ‘Experiencing the Cloud’ blog, Aug 17-23, 2011]. In that device we had the … Continue reading

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UPDATE Aug’13: Xiaomi $130 Hongmi superphone END MediaTek MT6589 quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC with HSPA+ and TD-SCDMA is available for Android smartphones and tablets of Q1 delivery

Formerly known as MT6588 but recently renamed as MT6589. About that history see my earlier post: Boosting the MediaTek MT6575 success story with the MT6577 announcement  – UPDATED with MT6588/83 coming early 2013 in Q4 2012 and 8-core MT6599 in … Continue reading

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ST-Ericsson: Fundamental repositioning for modem, APE and ModAps spaces

Rumour: Microsoft to expand ARM processor choices to Samsung and ST-Ericsson SOCs in next Windows update [Oct 5, 2012] MSNerd, long time Microsoft leaker, has passed on a little tip about the next version of Windows on ARM. Currently Windows … Continue reading

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Boosting the MediaTek MT6575 success story with the MT6577 announcement — UPDATED with MT6588/83 coming in Q4 2012 and 8-core MT6599 in 2013

Follow-up: MediaTek MT6589 quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC with HSPA+ and TD-SCDMA is available for Android smartphones and tablets of Q1 delivery [Dec 12, 2012] The MT6588 was recently renamed MT6589. Update: Sold 70 million in the first three quarters, MediaTek smart chip dominates China … Continue reading

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MWC 2012 day 1 news [Feb 27, 2012]: Samsung and Nokia

  Samsung had a number of enhanced GALAXY products (see them in the “Details for Samsung” section below). The really strong message from innovation point of view from them has, however, been (considered by them as “hidden gems”): Samsung Mobile … Continue reading

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