Nokia Tune is one of world most recognized audio brand assets and is estimated to be heard over one billion times a day. Nokia is launching a global crowdsourcing campaign to find a fresh version of the Nokia Tune. This is the first time Nokia is inviting people to work with the iconic tune with the winning tune to be placed next to the standard Nokia Tune to all New Nokia products of 2012.
If you want to submit a tune, the website rwquire "The tune should be fresh, expressive, original, creative yet distinctively a Nokia Tune" in order to be submitted. Prize is $10,000 and 5x $5,000
Apple will hold an iPad 3 launch event in early February, according to new rumors, where the third-gen tablet expected to debut a 9.7-inch Retina Display will be shown off for the first time. The press event next month, so Macotakara Asian supply chain sources and "a source in the United States" claim, will precede the commercial launch of the new iPad in early March. Meanwhile, there are also indications that Apple will keep the existing iPad 2 on sale alongside its new model.
Speculation around Apple events is rife, of course, while given the company track record in iPad announcements it would not be hard to guesstimate a debut date. The original iPad was revealed in January 2010, while the iPad 2 was first shown off officially at an event on March 2 2011, and previous rumors have indicated a Q1 launch for the third-gen model.
After the disappointing Q4 results, which saw a sharp drop in profit and revenue for HTC, the Taiwanese mobile device company is now looking to cut back on its smartphone portfolio this year, instead focusing on fewer devices. This is exactly what we argued HTC should be doing, though leaks from December already suggested that this change was coming.
In an interview with Mobile Today, HTC UK boss Phil Roberson said the following:
We have to get back to focusing on what made us great - amazing hardware and a great customer experience. We ended 2011 with far more products than we started out with. We tried to do too much.
So 2012 is about giving our customers something special. We need to make sure we do not go so far down the line that we segment our products by launching lots of different SKUs.
We had a fantastic year, with 65% growth year on year in the UK. But in Q4 we delivered a lot more products than in the past. Now we want to create more of a ‘hero' approach. We make great phones, but it is hard to do that when the portfolio is spread too much.
Samsung has already beat Nokia in terms of revenue, but now the South Korean company believes it will overtake the Finnish group in total shipments as well. Speaking to reporters in Las Vegas, Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung revealed that the company had surpassed Nokia in revenue in the latest reported quarter and is confident it will be able to top Nokia in shipments, becoming the world largest cellphone maker in 2012.
Nokia had dominated the mobile phone market for over a decade, but the company has been struggling when it comes to smartphones with the surge of Android and iOS. Nokia smartphone sales lost to Apple in the second quarter of 2011 and now the company betting on its partnership with Microsoft to launch new Windows Phone devices.
A recently leaked RIM roadmap reveals all the upcoming BlackBerries for 2012. Unfortunately there is nothing really interesting scheduled before November this year.
RIM is preparing two new mid-range Curves for the spring seaso and for Q1 and Q2 release respectively. White Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 will hit the market in March or April as well.
Technology start eveolving aound smartphones, The New Standard data transfer for mobile phones is the USB 3.0 and it should begin rolling out to smartphones and tablets before the end of 2012. You will need a laptops/Macs with USB 3.0 ports as well.
In real life the acquirement of USB 3.0 will increase the data transfer speed of your next device to roughly 800 Mbps. "What takes 15 minutes will roughly take 1 minute and 10 seconds".Now do not expect to see full-sized USB ports on your next smartphone the upgrade should happen in the form of USB 3.0-supporting microUSB ports to meet the demands of thin industrial design.
Two people close to Nokia revealed for New York Times, the Finn manufacturer will introduce a metallic Windows Phone-based smartphone Lumia 900 today at CES 2012.
The Lumia 900 is no secret, since it has leaked numerous times before. The currently available leaked materials show a phone looking exactly like the polycarbonate Lumia 800/N9, so no one thought Nokia might use different body this time.
If the New York times sources are correct though, the upcoming Windows Phone flagship Lumia 900 will be made of metal.
Vizio has revealed its new Google TV range of HDTVs for 2012 R-Series, with the company Vizio Internet Apps Plus reskin of the Google platform delivering apps, search and streaming media in your living room. Consisting of the 42-inch R3D420VS, 47-inch R3D470VS, 55-inch R3D550VS and 65-inch R3D650VS, the R-Series line-up includes a dual-sided Bluetooth remote with a QWERTY keyboard on one side and a touchpad on the other.
All four sets run at 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, with 5.5ms response times. The 42-, 47- and 55-inch models have 240Hz refresh rates, while the 65-incher scales that back to 120Hz; each gets edge-lit LED backlighting and HSMI 1.4 support.
Samsung, Sony and Vizio will have new Google TV hardware at CES next week, while the platform will make its long-awaited international debut in 2012 with Google confirming its key partners alongside LG new smart TV kit.
Meanwhile, Marvell ARMADA 1500 chipset integral to Google TV now that the search giant has jumped from x86 to ARM will share the stage with chip company MediaTek, which will also be supplying SoCs to power Google TV set-top boxes.
We knew it had to happen eventually, but now we already have an exact date to look forward to. Google has just announced that it will be joining a bunch of other major internet companies in a coordinated launch of the next-generation Internet protocol on June 6 this year.
So as of the start of June, more than 15 years after the official IPv6 specification was published, the world will finally migrate to it. It should be a pretty seamless experience and regular users should not be able to tell the difference.
IPv6 is the replacement for the current version of the Internet Protocol, IPv4, which ran out of addresses quite some time ago.