Starting today, the Huawei Ascend P1 S can be bought in China for 2,999 yuan, which is roughly $475. In addition, the manufacturer announced that the P1 will be released in other markets, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia by May of this year. Latin America and Europe are to follow suit no later than June.In case you need a refresher, the Huawei Ascend P1 is about 7.7 millimeters thick, which makes it one of the slimmest smartphones made to date. It comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with qHD resolution, and an 8-megapixel camera with a backside-illuminated sensor. In terms of software, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes installed out of the box.Sadly, we have no word as to whether the Huawei Ascend P1 will ever come to the U.S. market, but we will be keeping our fingers crossed. … [Read more...] about Huawei Ascend P1 released in China, coming to Europe in June
The Sprint Vital has just gone official and it is a ZTE-made phone with a release date set for June 14th and an affordable $99 price on a two-year contract. One Benjamin buys you a handset with a 5-inch 720p IPS display and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon MSM8960 processor, running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.The Sprint Vital features a 13-megapixel main camera and a 1-megapixel front camera for video calls. The battery is 2460mAh and that should easily last you a day. Internal storage is 8GB and expandable via microSD cards of up to 64GB.To get at the $99 price, though, you’d need to go through the lengthy procedure of a $50 mail-in rebate. Hit the full press release with all the tiny details about the Sprint Vital below.source: Sprint +- Press Release Great news for budget-conscious customers: Sprint is about to launch a powerful smartphone that doesn't sacrifice performance or high-end capabilities for less than $100. Sprint Vital™ packs many of today's must-have … [Read more...] about Sprint Vital arrives on June 14 for $99
After appearing prematurely on the website of its maker, the Acer Iconia W3 tablet has now been given a proper unveiling at Computex. And it is just what we knew it was – a 8.1-inch slate running Windows 8 for the ultimate combination of portability and productivity. In fact, Acer is aiming to "put the desktop into a single hand" with its Iconia W3 tablet, which is a bold claim indeed. Is there any substance behind these words? Well, the Acer Iconia W3 weighs around 500 grams and it is 11.4mm thick, which makes it considerably bulkier than its Android competitors. However, Windows 8 based alternatives with lesser weight are yet to be announced. The 8.1-inch screen has a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, and the processor running the show is the Intel Atom Z2760 – the same chip found inside the Acer Iconia W510. There are two 2MP cameras outfitted on the device – one on the back for taking photos and videos and one in the front for video chats. Connectivity-wise, … [Read more...] about Acer Iconia W3 pre-orders start on June 4, US launch confirmed
LG will introduce a redesigned flagship phone in June, codenamed Judy, reports Venture Beat. LG has previously said it would depart from its predictable smartphone launch cycle, with this June rumor marking a notable change. LG traditionally launches its G-series phones in the first half of the year, followed by its V-series in the second half. According to Evan Blass, the notable leaker who wrote the VB story, LG’s new flagship phone will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, 64GB of internal storage, 4GB of RAM, stereo “boombox” speakers, wireless charging, and water, dust, and impact resistance. The HDR screen on Judy will reportedly measure a large 6.1 inches with an 18:9 Full Vision display. That would make it bigger than LG’s G6 phone, which has a 5.7 inch screen, though Blass notes the new device won’t be called the G7. VB is also reporting that LG will implement an MLCD+ panel for the new phone’s display, which is able to hit a max … [Read more...] about LG will reportedly introduce a redesigned flagship phone in June
This week marked the final weekly column from Walt Mossberg and the final in-studio episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete. But we’ve still got one very special show to go — and you can be there in person. On Friday, June 9th, we’ll be taping a special final episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete in New York City, with Walt Mossberg, Nilay Patel... and Dieter Bohn. Yes, we’ve finally mentioned Dieter enough times to actually get him on the show. Tickets are $25, and the taping will start at 7:30PM ET. We’re also offering VIP tickets for $50 if you’d like to hang out with Walt and The Verge team before the show. Tickets are on sale now. We’ll see you there! … [Read more...] about The final episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete will tape live in New York on June 9th!