February 25th, 2013Published by:VR-Zone2
Nokia is hoping to regain market share in the mobile sector by targeting the lower end with a €15 phone, a €65 phone forthose who want internet access, and a lower priced Lumiasmartphone.The Finnish firm, which once ruled the mobile sector, isgoing back to its roots with low-end and feature phonesaimed at emerging markets, signalling a shift in policy fromits attempts to challenge the dominance of Samsung and Apple in the smartphone arena.The Nokia 105 comes in at just €15, with a colour screenand basic features, including up to 35-days of battery life. Itis aimed at emerging markets like China, Egypt, India andRussia, where there are large populations who will be unableto afford the considerably more expensive smartphones, northe equally costly bills or credit with carriers required tomake good use of them. This phone will be released in thefirst quarter.The Nokia 301 offers an affordable phone with 3.5Gconnectivity, along with the Nokia Xpress browser and asmart camera. This model and its cheaper cousin are alsoavailable in a variety of coloured rims to match the moreexpensive Lumia models, helping retain a sense of brandidentity. The 301 will be out in the second quarter.Nokia is also planning a €139 Lumia 520 smartphonefor the lower end of the market, which may make it anattractive alternative to more expensive models from rivals,and Nokia's other higher price-tag Lumia devices. While sales of basic phones fell in 2012, they still brought insignificant revenue, so focusing on this area could help Nokiarecover. However, its biggest rivals are also attempting totake advanatage of low-end devices in emerging markets, soit is likely to face tough competition in all sectors.
MWC 2013: Intel unveils newmobile processors and LTEsolution
Source:http://vr-zone.com/articles/mwc-2013-intel-unveils-new-mobile-processors-and-lte-solution/19073.htmlFebruary 25th, 2013
Intel has announced an array of new mobile processorsand an LTE solution at the Mobile World Congress 2013 inBarcelona.Intel has announced an array of new mobile processorsand an LTE solution at the Mobile World Congress 2013 inBarcelona.The new Atom processor platform, codenamed Clover Trail+, is designed for smartphones, with long battery lifein mind. There are three initial 32 nanometer dual-coreprocessors to choose from, the Z2580, the Z2560, and theZ2520, with speeds at 2.0 GHz, 1.6 GHz, and 1.2 GHZrespectively, which is up to double the computing speed of previous Atom processors.