Lenovo’s Intel Powered Android Smartphones Coming soon to India

Lenovo the second largest PC manufacturer in the world launched its first Intel powered Android 4.0 Smartphone Lephone K800 last week in its homeland China.
And now the company has planned to extend its smartphone business in the selected Asian markets which includes Philippines, Vietnam, India, Indonesia alongwith Russian market.
The Chinese giant expects these markets as a best-suited for carrying Lenovo’s new launches, and will help gauge market acceptance.
“We believe Lenovo Mobile is perfectly situated to take advantage of the explosive growth in the smart phone business because we offer best-in-value devices to our target consumers,” says John Rojo of Lenovo’s Mobile division.

Lenovo has planned to launch around 40 Android powered smartphones this year, Some of which will be released in this month.

Quick glance on the features of Lenovo Lephone K800 Android Smartphone:
– Chipset: Intel Atom Processor Z2460 (Single core)
– CPU: 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ with Hyper Threading
– GPU: 400MHz PowerVR SGX540 processor
– Os: Android 2.3.7 (GingerBread)
– RAM: 1GB, Internal storage: 16GB, microSD Card Slot expandable upto 32GB
– 4.5inch IPS capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280 pixels) with multitouch
– Rear Camera: 8 MP Auto focus + Dual LED Flash
– Front Camera: 1.3MP
– Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
– Connectivity: GPRS/EDGE, 21Mbps HSPA
– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1, USB 2.0, 3.5mm Jack
– Battery: 1900mAh Li-on

Specifications of Sony Xperia sola

Along with XperiaTM S, XperiaTM P, XperiaTM U, Sony has lined up another smartphone in its Xperia NXT series XperiaTM sola which is first smartphone to feature Sony’s floating touch technology. This technology lets the user to control the UI with just hovering the finger over the screen without even touching it. Along with Xperia S, Xperia P & Xperia U, Sony has lined up another smartphone in its Xperia NXT series called as Xperia sola which is the first smartphone to feature Sony’s floating touch technology. This technology lets the user to control the UI with just hovering the finger over the screen without even touching it.

Features & Specifications of Sony XperiaTM sola SmartPhone –

    • System:

– Processor: 1 GHz STE U8500 Dual Core processor
– Os: Google™ Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread); (Upgrade to Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich, planned in Quarter 2 2012)
– GPU – Graphics Processor Unit: DB8500
– Internal phone storage: 8 GB (up to 5 GB user-accessible memory)
– RAM: 512 MB
– SD card: microSD™, up to 32 GB
– Battery: 1320 mAh (built-in), typical; 1265 mAh, minimum

    • Display:

– Colours: 16,000,000 colour TFT
– Resolution: 854×480 pixels
– Size (diagonal): 3.7 inches
– Scratch-resistant: Yes – hard coated shatterproof sheet on scratch-resistant
glass
– Text input: On-screen QWERTY keyboard
– Touch screen: Capacitive
– Touch gesture: Yes – multi-touch, up to 4 fingers supported
– floating touch™: Yes
– Mobile BRAVIA® Engine: Yes

    • Camera & Video:

– Rear Camera resolution: 5 MP
– No Front Camera
– Digital zoom: 16x
– Photo flash: Yes – LED
– HD Video recording: Yes – HD 720p
– Auto focus
– Face detection
– Red-eye reduction
– Smile detection

    • Connectivity & Network:

– MT27i: Quad EDGE/GSM/GPRS 850, 900, 1800, 1900
W-CDMA Band I, II, V and VIII
– GSM GPRS Up to 100 kbps (download): Up to 80 kbps (upload)
– GSM EDGE Up to 296 kbps (download): Up to 236.8 kbps (upload)
– UMTS HSPA cat 6 (upload): Up to 5.6 Mbps
– UMTS HSPA cat 10(download): Up to 14.4 Mbps
– 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
– aGPS
– Bluetooth™ wireless technology v2.1
– DLNA Certified®
– Micro USB support
– NFC (MasterCard PayPass Certified)
– USB High speed 2.0 support
– Wi-Fi®
– Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality

    • Sensors:

– Accelerometer
– Proximity sensor
– Ambient light sensor
– Magnetometer

    • TalkTime & Dimensions:

– Talk time (GSM): Up to 6 hours
– Standby time (GSM): Up to 470 hours
– Talk time (UMTS): Up to 5 hours
– Standby time (UMTS): Up to 475 hours
– Music listening time: Up to 40 hours
– Video playback time: Up to 6 hours
– Size: 116 x 59 x 9.9 mm
– Weight: 107 grams
– Available colors: Black, White, Red

    • Release:

– Xperia Sola is set to be released in May 2012

    • Price:

– Price of Xperia Sola is around $390

Mobile Generations – 0G, 1G

You might have heard the word Generation referred as ‘G’ indicates the evolution in the Cell Phone Technology with respect to the time. In the other way we can say the Transformation of the Cell Phone from just a Wireless device into a full featured Smartphone.
There are 4 Generations available till today and another generation i.e, 5G is planned for the next decade 2020 which contains a very advanced requirements & features. Some samsung galaxy tab have 1G built into their features.

I am gonna explain all these G’s in briefly, so let us start from the –

    • Mobile Radio Telephone (0G):

“Over” and “Out” were the two famous words in this generation.
Hope you got what i am technically trying to convey. It simply means only one person can talk at a time using the Push to Talk(PTT) feature also known as Press to Transmit. The conversation used to take place on half-duplex communication lines, using a momentary button to switch from voice reception mode to transmit mode. Hence these two words were used to indicate the transmission is complete from one end so that the other person can reply for it. 0G devices were built in the year 1946 by Motorola and Bell System and these devices used the Mobile Telephone Service to connect to the calls. It means an operator helps us to dial and route the call. Now a days we install Music Systems in the car but in those days the whole Phone-unit was installed in the car.

    • 1G:

Before going further let me give you an example for the Analog signal. Whenever we speak a sound wave gets generated which is a form of Analog signal. 1G devices used the analog technology for the communication which includes the communication on certain frequency band (FDMA – Frequency Division Multiple Access). The conversation was a full duplex meaning both the persons can talk & listen at a time. Device was equipped with direct dialing hence operator help was no more required to connect to a call. The system was able to handle the billing, roaming and call setup functionality. Companies like Nokia, Motorola built such devices in the 1970 decade but it was first commercially used around 1981.
Text messaging was also possible in this generation with some sophisticated devices. Since the whole technology was based on the analog system noise introduction into the signal during communication was a disadvantage. In the current days this generation’s system & devices are no more used.

Full Phone Specifications of BlackBerry Curve 9320

RIM has announced the new BlackBerry® Curve™ 9320 smartphone which features all the core BlackBerry messaging and social-centric features that keep people connected, and it offers global 3G connectivity backed by long battery life to allow users to make the most of their day. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 comes with the new BlackBerry® 7.1 OS, which supports features such as Mobile Hotspot and Wi-Fi® calling where available.

Features & Full Specifications of BlackBerry Curve 9320 BBOs Version 7.1 Smartphone:

  • System:

– Os: BlackBerry OS 7.1
– RAM: 512MB
– ROM: 512MB
– microSD card slot available (upto 32GB)
– QWERTY keyboard

  • Display:

– 2.44″ Transmissive TFT LCD
– Resolution: 320×240
– Touch-sensitive optical trackpad

  • Camera & Audio/Video:

– Rear Camera: 3.2MP with LED Flash
– 2048×1536 pixels
– Video recording with 4X Digital Zoom
– Supports Audio Formats: mp4, .m4a, .3pg, .3gp2, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .mp3, .wmv, .aac, .amr, .wav, .mid, .wma, .flac, .ogg
– Supports Video Formats: mp4, .m4a, .3gp, .3gp2, .m4v, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .wma

  • Network & Connectivity:

– 4G model yet to come
– GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
– 3G/HSPA: 2100/1700/900MHz
– Speed: HSDPA – 5.76Mbps HSDPA – 7.2Mbps
– Wi-Fi b/g/n
– Bluetooth 2.1v
– microUSB port
– A-GPS support
– FM
– 3.5mm audio jack

  • Sensors:

– accelerometer
– proximity sensor
– digital compass
– Light sensor

  • Battery & Dimensions:

– Lithium-Ion Battery of 1450mAh capacity
– talktime upto 7hours
– standby time upto 18days
– FM/Audio playback with headphones: 30hours
– dimensions: 109 x 60 x 12.7mm
– weight: 103grams

  • Release Date:

BlackBerry Curve 9320 is expected to be released in the last week of May 2012.

  • Price

Price of BlackBerry Curve 9320 is around $280.

Specifications of Lenovo Lephone K800

Exactly one month after the launch of Intel’s first Medfield based Lava Xolo X900 smartphone by Lava now Lenovo has announced its latest smartphone Lenovo Lephone K800 which is again based on the same Intel Medfield soc. Lephone K800 is powered by 1.6GHz Intel atom processor running on Android 2.3.7 ginger bread version. Still its not sure whether the Os on this phone is upgradable to the ICS. K800 also packs the Intel’s Hyper Threading technology for fast switching between applications, as well as Intel’s XMM 6260 platform that can offer support for HSPA+ 21Mbs on 3G networks.

Features & Specifications of Lenovo Lephone K800 Android Smartphone:

 

  • System

– Chipset: Intel Atom Processor Z2460 (Single core)
– CPU: 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ with Hyper Threading
– GPU: 400MHz PowerVR SGX540 processor
– Os: Android 2.3.7 (GingerBread)
– RAM: 1GB
– Internal storage: 16GB
– microSD Card Slot: Yes, Expandable upto 32GB

  • Display

– 4.5inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with multitouch
– Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels with 16Million colors

  • Camera & MultiMedia

– Rear Camera: 8 MP Auto focus camera with Dual LED Flash
– Front Camera: 1.3MP
– Video recording: 1080p HD Resolution

  • Sensors

– Accelerometer
– Proximity
– Compass

  • Network & Connectivity

– GPRS/EDGE
– Data speed on 3G network: 21Mbps HSPA
– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
– Bluetooth v2.1
– USB 2.0
– 3.5mm Audio Jack

  • Battery & Dimensions

– Battery: 1900mAh Li-on

Price of Lenovo LePhone K800 is around 3,299 Renminbi or around $518 USD and is available at 360buy.com and some selected Suning & GOME stores and Lenovo retail stores in China.
Other than China still it is not sure whether the LePhone K800 will also be made available in India and the rest of the world.