Smart Phones and Accessories

Smartphones can instantly and automatically share pictures using sharing integrated within the network of the carrier, thus eliminating any need to connect cables or use removable media to share pictures. Some smartphones make use of CMOS image sensors, mostly for reduced power consumption as compared with CCD type cameras. The lsser power usage stops the camera from depleting the batteries quickly. Images are typically saved in JPEG file format, while the wireless infrastructure takes care of sharing.

Acer Smart Phones
Acer Smart PhonesAcer a Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics corporation headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan. Acer's products include desktop and laptop PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals. It also provides e-business services to businesses, governments and consumers. In 2013 Acer was the fourth largest personal computer vendor in the world.
Amazon Smart Phones
Firephone The Fire Phone is a smartphone designed and developed by It was announced on June 18, 2014 and marks Amazon's first foray into the smartphone market, following the success of the Kindle Fire tablets, running the Fire OS operating system. It was available for pre-order on the day it was announced. In the United States, it launched as an AT&T exclusive on July 25, 2014.
Apple iphone
iphone 6 The iPhone and iPhone 3G feature a built in fixed-focus 2.0 megapixel camera located on the back for still digital photos. It has no optical zoom, flash or autofocus, and does not support video recording, however jailbreaking allows users to do so. Version 2.0 of iPhone OS introduced the capability to embed location data in the pictures, producing geocoded photographs. The iPhone 3GS has a 3.2 megapixel camera, with auto focus, auto white balance, and auto macro (up to 10 cm). It can also record VGA video at 30 frames per second.
ASUS Smart Phones
Zenphone 5 ASUSTeK Computer Inc., usually referred to as ASUS, is a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company based in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan. Its products include desktops, laptops, netbooks, LED/LCD panels, mobile phones, networking equipment, monitors, motherboards, graphics cards, optical storage, multimedia products, servers, workstations, and tablet PCs. The company's slogan/tagline was "Inspiring Innovation. Persistent Perfection." and is currently "In Search of Incredible.

On 9 December 2008, the Open Handset Alliance announced that ASUS had become one of 14 new members of the organization. These "new members will either deploy compatible Android devices, contribute significant code to the Android Open Source Project, or support the ecosystem through products and services that will accelerate the availability of Android-based devices."

On 1 June 2010, ASUS spun off Pegatron Corp. In October 2010, ASUS and Garmin announced that they would be ending their smartphone partnership as a result of Garmin deciding to exit the product category. The two companies had produced six Garmin-ASUS branded smartphones over the prior two years.

Blackberry Smart Phones

Blackberry Q10 Research In Motion Limited (RIM), a Canadian wireless device company best known as the developer of the BlackBerry smartphone. On 18 August 2009, Fortune Magazine named RIM as the fastest growing company in the world with a growth of 84% in profits over three years despite the recession.[5] RIM is coming up on its 10th anniversary. In 10 years they have sold 50 million units world wide (as of Q4 2008).

Google Nexus Smart Phones
Google Nexus5 Google Nexus is a line of consumer electronic devices that run the Android operating system. Google manages the design, development, marketing, and support of these devices, but some development and all manufacturing are carried out by partnering original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The product family consists mostly of mobile devices—five smartphones and three tablet computers have been released to date. As of February 2014, the devices currently available in the line are the Nexus 5 smartphone (made with partner LG Electronics), second-generation Nexus 7 tablet (made with Asus), and Nexus 10 tablet (made with Samsung).
HTC Smart Phones  •
HTC One HTC Corporation, formerly High-Tech Computer Corporation, is a Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Founded in 1997, HTC began as an original design manufacturer and original equipment manufacturer, designing and manufacturing devices such as mobile phones, touchscreen phones, and PDAs based on Windows Mobile OS and Brew MP to market to mobile network operators who were willing to pay a contract manufacturer for customized products. After initially making smartphones based mostly on Windows Mobile, HTC expanded its focus in 2009 to devices based on the Android, and in 2010 to Windows Phone
Huawei Mobile Phones  •
Huawei's Devices Huawei's Devices division provides white-label products to content-service providers, including USB modems, wireless modems and wireless routers for mobile wifi, embedded modules, fixed wireless terminals, wireless gateways, set-top boxes, mobile handsets and video products. Huawei also produces and sells a variety of devices under its own name, such as the IDEOS smartphones and tablet PCs. Recent products include U8800, U8860, E220, Ascend, U7519, Huawei Mercury M886, and U8150. In 2010, Huawei Devices shipped 120 million devices around the world. 30 million cell phones, of which 3.3 million units were smartphones, were shipped to markets such as Japan, the United States and Europe.
Lenovo  Smart Phones
Lenovo Vibe All Lenovo smartphones use a customized version of the Android operating system produced by Google. As of January 2013, Lenovo smartphones use Android exclusively. Numerous press reports indicated that Lenovo plans to release a phone based on Microsoft's Windows 8. According to JD Howard, a vice president at Lenovo's mobile division, the company will release a Windows-based phone if there is market demand. A Windows-based phone from Lenovo would be a potentially formidable competitor against Nokia's Lumia line of smartphones.
LG Smart Phones

LG G3 in 2006, LG Mobile, marketed the LG Chocolate phone, changing the company's image of the maker of thick 3G phones. It now focuses on the design and marketing of phones such as the LG Shine, the LG Glimmer and LG Prada (KE850). As a result, the company was picked as "The Design Team of the Year" by the red dot design award in 2006~2007 and is often called the "New Apple" in the industry and online communities.

Motorola Smart Phones

Motorola MotoxMobile Devices, currently the least prosperous arm of the firm, designs wireless handsets, but also licenses much of its intellectual properties. This includes cellular and wireless systems and as well as integrated applications, and Bluetooth accessories.

Nokia Smart Phones

Nokia LumiaNokia was one of the key developers of GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications),the second-generation mobile technology which could carry data as well as voice traffic. NMT (Nordic Mobile Telephony), the world's first mobile telephony standard that enabled international roaming, provided valuable experience for Nokia for its close participation in developing GSM, which was adopted in 1987 as the new European standard for digital mobile technology

OnePlus Smart Phones
OnePlus OnePlus is a smartphone manufacturer in China founded on December 17, 2013. OnePlus is headquartered in Shenzhen. OnePlus was founded in December 2013 by Pete Lau, previously Vice President at OPPO.

OnePlus's first product, the OnePlus One, was announced on 23 April 2014 at the prices of $299 and $349 for the 16 GB and 64 GB models respectively. The phone still isn't available for public purchase but is sold through an invitation system as a means of dealing with the problems of scaling. Hence TIME magazine reviewed it as "Phone of Dreams" with the sub-header "It's hard to imagine a better phone for Android geeks. Too bad you can't get one." However in a contest at the end of August 2014, 10,000 invites were given out, and furthermore it was announced that the invitation system itself would end in October.

OPPO Smart Phones

Oppo Find7OPPO Electronics an electronics manufacturer based in Dongguan, Guangdong, China. Its major product lines include MP3 players, portable Media players, LCD-TVs, eBooks, DVD/Blu-ray Disc players and mobile phones. Founded in 2004, the company has registered the Oppo brand name in many parts of the world.

Oppo's current flagship phone, the Oppo Find 7, is a phablet with a total of 3GB of RAM and a 2.5 GHz Quad-Core processor. The Oppo Find 7 is also available in another variant called the Find 7a, which has a 1080p screen and 2GB of RAM compared to the Find 7, which sports higher specs. In September 2013, Oppo announced a new phone, the N1. The N1 was set to be released in December 2013. Pricing was not announced as of 4 October 2013. One of Oppo's older phones, the Finder, held the then record for the world's thinnest smartphone. Other smartphones Oppo produced are the U705T Ulike 2, U701 Ulike, R610, R811 Real, R817 Real, R819 / R819T and the T29.

R.I.P. Palm

A History of the Smartphone/PDA Pioneer
Palm TreoThe First Palms The very first Palm handheld devices came out nearly 15 years ago, in 1996. The Pilot 1000 and Pilot 5000 wowed the world with their 16MHz Motorola processor, 160x160 resolution monochrome LCD touchscreen, and up to 512kB of built-in memory. These "PDAs" (personal digital assistants), and the PalmPilots and Palms that would come after, became popular because of their relatively low prices and ability to easily "HotSync" with computers through a serial cable. Compared to USB connections, serial HotSyncing is downright awkward and archaic, but in the late '90s it was a revolutionary improvement in device-computer connectivity. The Pilots also introduced Graffiti, Palm's handwriting alphabet that used simple gestures on a special Graffiti writing area of the touchscreen. Graffiti would remain in use on Palm devices for years after. The Pilot 1000 and 5000 would be the first and last Palm handhelds with the singular Pilot name; a lawsuit from the Pilot pen company ended US Robotics' aspirations for a line of Pilot devices and gave way to the PalmPilot.

Panasonic Smart Phones
Panasonic CM!Panasonic Mobile Communications manufactures mobile phone handsets and related equipment. As of 2012 it had around a 20 per cent share of the Japanese handset market. Panasonic used to market mobile phone handsets worldwide, but in December 2005 announced its withdrawal from overseas markets due to poor sales. Panasonic returned to the overseas market in 2012, with the release of the Panasonic Eluga Android-powered smartphone. In July 2013, Panasonic announced the company will not supply a new model of smartphone to NTT DoCoMo Inc., because NTT DoCoMo will focus with Sony and Samsung products. In Q2 2013, Panasonic Mobile Communications booked a 5.4 billion yen operating loss.
Samsung Smart Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5The SGH-600 was born in September 1998. To market this model, Samsung changed its market entry strategy by adopting a high-end strategy. Samsung needed to escape from its low-end image. It figured that its new mobile phone, with its sophisticated design and distinguished functionality, would help it do just that. Samsung was granted the "Best Manufacturer" award twice by the Mobile News Awards, an award that was previously given to Nokia and Ericsson. Samsung mobile S3500 cellphone. The one of the phones which use the new model numbering system.

In 2008, Samsung Electronics’ Telecommunication Business declared its new business strategy focusing on consumer and marketing. Samsung mobile phones are divided into 6 major categories – Style, Infotainment, Multimedia, Connected, Essential and Business.

Sanyo Smart Phones

Sanyo 2700By Pressing ##786# on a Sanyo branded phone, the RTN menu is displayed. Here the mobile number, MSID and other back door programming tools, as well as see how many calls you have made, the software versions of the phone, activation and warranty dates and life timing data is displayed. You also can see if the phone has ever been owned by some one else and is refurbished. Finally, you can reset or self test it.

Sony Smart Phones

Ericsson XperiaAccording to the IT research firm Gartner, in the third quarter of 2008, Sony Ericsson became for the first time the third largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world after Nokia and Samsung, despite failing to improve significantly its market share (8.05% globally), and it is followed very closely by Motorola (7.98%) and LG (7.80%).

T-Mobile Smart Phones

T-Mobile TapT-Mobile USA is the United States based subsidiary of T-Mobile International AG. T-Mobile USA is currently the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. market with approximately 34 million customers as of June 2009 and annual revenue of US$17 billion. The U.S. T-Mobile network predominately uses the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 1900 MHz frequency-band, making it the largest 1900 MHz network in the United States. Service is available in 98 of the 100 largest markets and 268 million potential customers (POPS). In September of 2008 T-Mobile began rolling out it's 3G network (operating on the 1700 MHz band) to service G1 customers in 14 initial cities. T-Mobile's UMTS (3G) service is now active in over 30 major US cities and operates on over 15 new devices.

Vertu Smart Phones
Vertu TIVertu is a British manufacturer and retailer of luxury mobile phones established by Finnish mobile-phone manufacturer Nokia as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1998. In October 2012 Nokia sold Vertu to private equity group EQT VI for an unspecified amount, (rumoured to be $200 million), but will retain a 10% share. By the end of 2013, 350,000 phones had been sold, and phones were on sale in 500 retail outlets, including 70 run by the company. The phones are most popular in Russia, Asia and the Middle East.
Xioami Smart Phones
Xioami Mi4 Xiaomi's flagship mobile handset line is the Xiaomi Mi series, past being the Xiaomi Mi3. It was initially launched in mainland China, followed by Singapore, Malaysia and India on March, May and July 2014 respectively. The Xiaomi Mi3 uses a modified Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and has been tested as the world's fastest Android smartphone according to benchmark testing apps Antutu, Quadrant and Geekbench. The smartphone's software is based on MIUI, a closed source Android firmware based on the Android operating system. The latest flagship product of XiaoMi is the recently announced Xiaomi Mi4 at Xiaomi's annual product launch at Beijing on 22 July 2014, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM, 8Megapixel front camera, and a further optimized phone exterior. As reported, Xiaomi had orderded 50,000 sapphire covers from South Korean manufacturers, for a new premium smartphone.The limited edition may launch at the end of 2014.
ZTE Smart Phones

Nubia Z7As of 2012, ZTE is the 4th largest mobile phone vendor. It also placed within IDC's Top 5 smartphone vendor leaderboard. Strategy Analytics counts ZTE as 4th largest smartphone vendor (5% market share) in 2Q2013. It also manufactures tablets.

Mobile Hotspots
The MF60 and MF80 4G mobile hotspots were announced in August 2011.

Windows Phone
At Mobile World Congress 2014 in Spain, Microsoft announced that ZTE is the latest hardware partner of Windows Phone platform.

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