We all know that Nokia will soon start producing Windows Phone 7 devices, according to their partnership with Microsft. Loyal fans of Symbian and MeeGo are definitely disappointed to hear that but loyal Nokia fans in general should otherwise be glad to know that the Finnish company has a new strategy that they’re hoping to take them back to the former glory days when they were the kings of the market.
Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop has also mentioned that despite the new adoption of Windows Phone 7 as a platform for their devices, they will be releasing one final device that would be powered by MeeGo, which some are calling the N9, the successor to the high end smartphone Nokia released earlier, the N8. Chances of the N9 that would be the “market disrupting device” as dubbed by Australian news publication iTWire seem rather likely as the N9 had already made its way to the FCC last month and it looks like they have requested that it remain confidential until the 24th of June, making it likely that on the 21st of June we will be seeing the N9 live and in action.
We’re not sure why the device would be dubbed as market disrupting considering all the hype about Android and iOS (and even Windows Phone 7 to an extent) but perhaps it could be due to a tweet by Eldar Murtazin who said that Nokia will be producing only 92,000 copies of the device which mean that this device could be a device for collectors, and maybe that’s what the market disruption is about (?). Either way June 21st is only a week away, I guess we will find out then.
LG Works On Nuclun 2 Chipset
LG has been rather quiet about developing its very own mobile chipset design for some time already, where the first Nuclun SoC will soon be followed up by – surprise, surprise, the Nuclun 2. This is not the first time that the Nuclun 2 name was brought up, and up till now, there has been no devices that were released with Nuclun 2 at its heart, although that might change with the upcoming V10 successor if rumors prove to be correct.
In other words, the LG V10’s successor will most probably be released some time in the second half of the coming year, which means it will be some time before it ends up as a shipping product. It also remains to be seen whether the Nuclun 3 will hit the streets in the near future, but as with most other cases, patience is definitely called for.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Gains FCC Nod Of Approval
So, there is a new Samsung smartphone that is about to be released – big surprise, that, and I say this with full a sarcasm. Still, those who want something that looks to hang out on the high end side of things in terms of design and form factor, and yet having a mid-range performer within, can always settle for the Samsung Galaxy A9.
The handset has already appeared on the FCC database, which means it has been approved, and listed as the Samsung Galaxy A9. With the green light given, it is but a matter of time before it hits the market. While very little detail has been released so far, it should not be too long now before an official announcement is made. All that one can do now is to sit tight and wait. [FCC Page]
Alleged HTC One X9 Gets A Photo Session
What is the world’s best kept secret? I suppose that would be a subjective question, with a myriad of answers for your picking if you were to take into consideration the different industries and niches, but where smartphones are concerned, especially with the HTC banner involved, then it would be the HTC One X9 being the next handset from the company. A set of photos of the alleged device has surfaced, and in these photos, it has more or less confirmed the overall design of the device – including its SIM card slot, power and volume button locations.
Other rumored hardware specifications include a 5.5” Full HD display, a MediaTek MT6795 SoC, either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, a 3,000mAh battery, a 13MP shooter at the back with OIS, and an UltraPixel front camera. All that we have to do now is to sit tight and wait for an official announcement concerning the hardware, and it is good to go.