New Blackberry & HTC phones

HTC announces One SV for UK with 4G LTE capabilities

HTC One SV was announced for the UK with 4G capabilities as the Taiwanese firm revamps the HTC One S into a new design. The smartphone will be available on EE’s 4G LTE network in the coming weeks. HTC One SV sports a slightly different design from the One S as the new offering is more rounded and houses a different camera.

The new smartphone features a 4.3-inch LCD-2 display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5 MP rear camera, 1.6MP front camera and 8GB of internal storage. HTC One SV operates on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and supports continuous shooting and full HD video recording.

Talking about the announcement of HTC One SV, CEO of HTC, Peter Chou said, “The HTC One SV heralds the next generation of smartphone performance and lightning fast mobile internet. We’re delighted to help fuel the spread of 4G LTE networks worldwide with models that enable our customers to enjoy web browsing, movie streaming and Internet radio more quickly and more smoothly than ever before.”

HTC One SV features the trademark Beats Audio feature and HTC Sense in addition to supporting NFC technology. The smartphone will be shipped in two colours, Pyrenees blue and Glacier white. HTC One SV also includes other perks like Dropbox storage and Skydrive integration.

The availability and the pricing of the smartphone is not yet confirmed, but experts predict that HTC One SV might be in time for the Christmas shopping season. What do you think about the One SV?

BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10, codenamed BlackBerry London, leaked images have sparked the notion of similarities between Apple iPhone and the RIM handset. The images were leaked on a Vietnamese technology news site and is reported to operate on BlackBerry 10, the next variant of BlackBerry operating system.

BlackBerry London is deemed as the last hope of the smartphone manufacturing company, which has witnessed dwindling fortunes, after being a market leader. The leaked images suggest that RIM has left out its traditional keyboard in favour of a full touchscreen device.

According to the images, BlackBerry 10 London smartphone will have spaces for microSIM and microSD cards. The camera lens is placed in the top left corner of the back. Reports hint at the inclusion of NFC technology in RIM’s new offering. The back panel of the phone carries an imprint of the logo of BlackBerry.

RIM is reported to revamp its application store and is looking to promote the creation of maximum number of applications for BlackBerry 10. RIM had recently revealed the name of its application store as BlackBerry World. As the firm removed the word ‘App’ from the name, speculations about more offerings from the company have surfaced.

The BlackBerry London is expected to be released along with another BlackBerry device at a launch event on January 30, 2013. This would not be the first time the firm has left out the keyboard as RIM had released a touchscreen BlackBerry in November 2008, which was the Storm with no physical keyboard.

With similarities drawn between iPhone and BlackBerry 10, is there another lawsuit in the making?