Chinese handset maker Huawei plans to introduce a new smartphone in the middle of this year, packed with the "best hardware and design," and is preparing to open a slew of new stores in its home market.
Huawei Technologies has expanded its device portfolio with the LTE-equipped Ascend P2 as the company hopes to climb upwards in the smartphone market.
Shipments of smartphones with screens 5 inches or larger will more than double this year, as consumers are increasingly attracted to the large screen sizes offered by the phones, according to a prediction from IHS iSuppli.
Smartphones say sayonara to CES and move on to other gadget shows.
It's bigger than other smartphones, smaller than a tablet. Huawei's Ascend Mate makes the Galaxy Note look small.
Huawei Technologies will invest €70 million (US$90.6 million) over a five-year period to establish a research and development center in Helsinki, Finland; its first task will be to build software for smartphones and tablets based on Android and Windows Phone 8.
The Shack teams with Cricket for month-to-month plans ranging from $25 to $60.
The new UI adds features to Android for better user customization, notably the design and functions of the handset's homepage.
T-Mobile's latest myTouch phones are inexpensive, but don't have the most cutting-edge specs.