HTC One S Also Coming To Koodo Mobile?
This is solid news for those who are with, or wanting to be with, Koodo Mobile. They plan to release the HTC One V shortly – an Android 4.0 powered device with Beats Audio – and it looks like they’ll kick it up a notch by launching the One S. This is the more powerful HTC device as it has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display (resolution of 960×540), 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP that captures 1080p HD videos with a 1.3MP front-facing camera. No word on timing or prices, but other Canadian carriers have this scheduled to arrive on May 17th for about $600 outright.
Nokia Drive, Transport Features Revealed, Not Yet Heading To A Lumia Near You
After previewing the planned 3.0 refresh for us at Mobile World Congress, it appears Espoo's drawing closer to a finalized version of the Windows Phone app, bringing with it the ability to learn driving habits, display real-time movement and traffic on the homescreen live tile, as well as allowing users to manually adjust routes. The Finnish company's Transport app will also be seeing a bump up to version 2.0, letting users see nearby transit options based on their location, transfers and scheduling for 87 countries, amongst other features.
Samsung Looking To Acquire Mobile Companies (But Not RIM)
J.K. Shin, president of Samsung’s mobile business, sat down with The Wall Street Journal and revealed that the South Korean manufacturer has begun aggressively hiring foreign software engineers in an effort keep pace with Apple’s iPhone. Samsung, which has traditionally developed its own hardware, is also embracing the possibility of making key acquisitions in the mobile space. “The technology industry is growing very quickly and it is too much of a burden to try to do everything in-house,” Shin said. “There are many qualified workers from India that are very skilled in software. And there are small companies that we can acquire that have good research and development capabilities.”
Lenovo Begins Work On $800M Chinese Research Center To Boost Mobile Innovation
Lenovo has begun work on a new China-based development center that will focus on the research, development and production of smartphones, tablets and other devices, as it bids to stay competitive in the mobile industry. The company today broke ground on the $800 million facility in Wuhan, which it says will begin operations by October 2013. The company expects to employee several thousand R&D and management staff at the location over “the next few years”, but says it also has the potential to create nearly 10,000 job opportunities in the coming years.
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