Gadget world is buzzing with new launches everywhere. While the 3D mania is still going strong, HTC which is seeing never seen before revenues has launched its latest smartphone. Not to be outdone with the iPad craze, Amazon has queitly reduced Kindle prices – with a catch. Huawei is trying something different and Nokia is seeing 5 million downloads per day.
HTC Sensation launched
HTC is a company to reckon with. It is ahead and sometimes not far behind. The only place HTC is a little behind is in the tablet space. In the dual-core smartphone segment HTC has launched LG Optimus X2 competitor. In its event on April 12, HTC has launched HTC Sensation which is a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. Other features are standard of what you expect in a smartphone from HTC. There is one notable deviation. HTC has provided 4 GB ROM in Sensation, 3GB of which is dedicated to Android and HTC Sense and only 1GB is available as RAM for the apps. The developer community isn’t excited about this but hoping to make amends in their own style.
Amazon’s flagship product is now $25 cheaper. Kindle which is already selling at $139 will now be available at $114. Not so fast, there is a catch. The cheaper or rather the cheapest kindle comes with ads on it. Amazon hopes to sell many of these ad-subsidized kindle’s. What Amazon is doing is perfect segmentation. As a consumer the choice is with you. Would you cheapen your reading experience with a cheaper Kindle?
Huawei concept phone
Huawei isn’t happy with the proliferation of smartphones and the potpourri of apps that go with the phones. Huawei just want to put the communication back at the fore-front. It teamed up with a design company and came up with phone which looks like a leaf. All this phone does is let you talk and sometimes read text messages. Other special feature of this phone is looking like leaf. Nothing else.
5 million downloads for Ovi
Nokia Ovi Store has hit 5 million per day milestone. Evidently Nokia is all chipper about it. Though Nokia doesn’t have the app ecosystem of a iOS or an Android, it seems to be doing reasonably well. Nokia’s Ovi store has more apps than Blackberry or Microsoft which is a good news. Ovi Store now has 40000 apps with 1000 apps being added every week.