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Del Vertu Ti is the world's most expensive smartphone

The World’s Most Expensive Smartphone Now On Sale

The world’s most expensive smartphone has finally arrived in the market. Those users eager to get one of their units and can take your ticket and travel to Singapore, the land where this event taking place these days, and carry a suitcase full of banknotes to boast of this device.

What do we mean? Del Vertu Ti, a phone that, in terms of technical specifications, would have sounded fairly well early last year 2012, but that jumps to the present day as one piece only ostensible.

Del Vertu Ti is the world's most expensive smartphone

While it is believed that for its arrival in the West, the device in question would have a label base of 10,000 DOLLAR s, its formalization in the Asian market shows a little more expensive, with a price of 75,000 Yuan, the change is little more than 12,000 USD or 9,000 Euros.

In the technical, as we pointed out a few weeks ago, it boasts a display of 3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels, 1.7 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, eight cameras and 1.3 MP and the presence of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Significantly, it is the first Android handset from Vertu.

Its astronomical price, perhaps this is because manufactured by hand, with a titanium chassis, sapphire crystal display and some leather.

Highlighted Smartphones of Mobile World Congress 2013

Three Highlighted Smartphones of Mobile World Congress 2013

How many times have you fallen overboard your smart phone? Maybe more than you wish, but less than you might expect. In any case, since smartphones represent an investment you have to consider new spending on repairs, not to mention the annoyance that while you cross your fingers that have emerged unscathed from the dip.

One item that caught your attention during the recently closed Mobile World Congress 2013 there are three highlighted devices, for various reasons, become more or less exemplary in this regard. Let’s start with the Sony Xperia Z. It missed the meeting as the top team from the Japanese manufacturer. The Xperia Z is certified IP55 and IP57. Thanks to this, not only to survive and even small dips but also not afraid to action of dust and sand. What’s more, its glass casing is treated so that it holds bumps and drops. The white model also holds very well the traces printed fingers during use, which is not as achieved in purple and black models.

Highlighted Smartphones of Mobile World Congress 2013

This solution is very elegant, but not as hard as it is the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2. What the South Korean manufacturer has designed a bunker with which we could make calls, send messages and connect to the Internet. It is, as it were, to use a smartphone, who does not lack anything. It is a terminal with better balance of performance and quality to inclement hold of almost any type. It is specially designed for users with more athletes, which can be enjoyed on this team one of the latest versions of Google’s operating system, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Another terminal surprised concentrating resistance and aesthetic comes from one of the fastest growing manufacturers, the Chinese Huawei, whose Ascend D2 attracted wide attention. It is another team that we had known prior to MWC 2013, although admittedly much winning in the short distance, especially, if the distance is underwater. A demonstration made clear that the Huawei Ascend D2 supports low water use, even if we receive a call-something that, on the other hand, does not have much use in the practical.

These are not, however, the only equipment designed to withstand as much as possible, despite the awkwardness of the user can handle it. We met at the time the Nokia Lumia 920, which is probably the most reliable against bumps and drops. However, the best is yet to come. Samsung will present on March 14 its new Samsung Galaxy S4 and as it was raised in the wings of the recently concluded annual meeting of the phone, would have on the hardness and strength one of their strengths attractive new-never better.

specs of HTC Wildfire C smartphone

Specs of HTC Wildfire C smartphone

Within the range of Android mobile of the Taiwanese firm HTC has highlighted a phone like the most affordable and simple terminal, aimed at users who want to learn the use of tactile devices equipped with many features, albeit in small proportions. It is the HTC Wildfire, a phone that was renewed last year with the HTC Wildfire S and that would be near reissued with improved third version of this model: the HTC Wildfire C.

specs of HTC Wildfire C smartphone

The HTC Wildfire C is a phone that is associated with which they talked with the code name HTC Golf. This HTC Wildfire C would debut, supposedly, in a couple of months, during the next June, although at the price you would not know. However, if you continue the tradition that the manufacturer is displaying this line, one would expect without risk of error that would be a relatively affordable mobile to be a smartphone.

In performance, the first details known of this HTC Wildfire C are very encouraging in the case of a mobile intelligent input. It has a touch screen of 3.5 inch the same size as the iPhone from Apple. The decision to develop the panel would be 480 x 320 pixels, integrating a quality camera with up to five megapixels.

The processor, in turn, would have a capacity of between 600 and 800 MHz and as to the device memory, an internal storage capacity of about four GB, while the RAM would stay at 512 MB. Of course, no shortage of the memory expansion slot via microSD cards. As is also standard in the last terminal of HTC, the HTC Wildfire C take the audio profile, Beats and a front camera, though in the picture that has leaked through PocketNow no trace of the secondary sensor.

It is noteworthy that HTC does not include the HTC Wildfire C in Category One, a family made so far by HTC One X, HTC One V and HTC One S, emphasizing the brand Wildfire. The reputation enjoyed by the users name in the input could be behind the decision.

In its market segment, the HTC Wildfire C will be a phone that is called to compete with phones like the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus or the Nokia Lumia 610, i.e. phones that despite having adjusted to the terminal benefits of midrange the smartphone market, including a range of features that will not leave room for the user to miss some function. In such cases, the balance between price and performance on the device is the strongest argument in the face of your target audience.

How do you spy on your smartphone from 60 meters

Just a next-generation software and a remote camera to recognize what you type on the touchscreen. Period of great creativity in the world of espionage. After the software that reads what you type on a physical keyboard, the researchers discovered a technique, quickly turned into software, to identify what is happening on a touchscreen display up to a distance of 60 meters.

The trick, as explained by Jan-Michael Frahm, a student of the University of North Carolina at Chapero Hill, is filming the display of the victim, as he writes on the virtual keyboard. At this stage, in fact, the letters are magnified, that is magnified on the screen with a graphic effect that encloses a kind comic balloon. It is not directly recognize the letter is sufficient to analyze the position of the balloon on the screen to discover it. To implement the diabolical plan just another smartphone, equipped with video recording function, although the poor resolution agrees not to exceed a distance of about three meters. With a powerful camera, or SLR camera instead, you get even 60 meters. The condition is to be preferred of course behind the victim, but it seems that the trick also works by analyzing the reflection of a window display, up to distances about 12 meters. And no, not slip into the victim’s home, think about how many windows there are fine in airports, train stations and conference rooms.

Researchers are not certain of fools, and they also noticed that adjacent letters in the keyboard, such as E and R, have overlapping balloon. So the spy program, which is called iSpy, a function approximation that incorporates c’azzecca in 90% of cases. Recognized letters, iSpy is then able to identify and then words, then sentences, and then all the facts you write your smartphone amiably. Including the Access Credentials (read “user names” and “password”) to your online account. Personally I do not think that now we will be invaded by individuals willing to spy on us, but the fact remains that some persons, with a much privacy at risk, would do well to wait for the next plane only reading a good book.

U.S. smartphone market Windows Phone, Android gallops

U.S. smartphone market: Windows Phone, Android gallops

News from Comscore that offers quarterly ranking with the spread of smartphone operating systems in the USA. Data comparing the end of June to September 2011 and portrayed a situation really complicated.
U.S. smartphone market Windows Phone, Android gallops
Windows Phone is making progress but has not yet managed to take off in the stopping at 5.6% of the market. Symbian is now near clinical death and RIM continues to see the ground crumble under the feet with a loss of 4.6%.
Guess who is increased by 4.6 percentage points? Yes, Android is the only OS that is growing and increasingly closer to 50% of the market.
In October, however, have come iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia, models that could bring about Apple and Microsoft, expecting for the year-end charts to find out.

Android smartphones suffer more damage than Apple or Blackberry

A recent study found that mobile operating system Android are often damaged more frequently than their competitors from Apple or Blackberry, but this is not due to faults or difficulties of the Google operating system, but the unreliable hardware components.
The adage “What you pay for” seems to be hanging around the heads of the device operators Android worldwide, following the returns due to damage they are causing hardware an annual expenditure of around 2 billion dollars.
This conclusion was reached by a study conducted by WDS, which analyzed more than 600,000 calls to request technical assistance teams have managed the company in the last 12 months in Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia.
Android smartphones suffer more damage than Apple or Blackberry
Taking an overview of the four major mobile operating systems, the analysis revealed that the segment of the devices based on Android had a higher average propensity to hardware failure (14% of calls), compared with 11% of Windows Phone, iOS 7% and 6% of BlackBerry OS.
“One thing must be absolutely clear,” said Tim Deluca-Smith, vice president of marketing for WDS, “is that our analysis finds no inherent defect in the platform Android. Its opening has allowed the ecosystem to grow at a rate and rhythm phenomenal, and it is this success that is proving difficult.”
In fact, the cheaper models have helped Android to emerge as the dominant platform in smartphones, attracting many manufacturers, from Samsung to Asian vendors without brand name.

The profitability of operators affected

However, the report found that the introduction of low-cost hardware, a variety of software customizations and delivery process for operating system upgrades that consumers generate the efforts of retail operations and processes of return and reparations from being exceeded.
Specifically regarding the problems in the computer hardware, being difficult to resolve, carriers generated in a series of expenses for return, repair or replacement of defective phone in many cases can exceed 120% of what they originally claimed the user, affecting profitability.
However, from the perspective of WDS, this situation can be reversed by adopting a series of measures including the need to improve test methods of Android mobile operating system to minimize the risk of hardware failure and assess the direct and indirect costs and benefits associated with the purchase of such smartphones.