News, apple, smartphones, Windows — January 5, 2012 11:35 — 2 Comments
Let’s talk ‘superphones’
Smartphones? They are so last year. 2012 is going to be the year of the ‘superphone’, with Microsoft and Sony Ericsson developing new models to challenge Apple’s mighty iPhone.
Sony Ericsson is reportedly developing a 13-megapixel camera ‘superphone’ under its popular Xperia brand.
But let’s start with Microsoft, who are still playing
Moneymen Forbes got their hands on a ‘leaked’ roadmap of Microsoft’s 2012 strategy that suggests it will release Tango, the next evolution in the Windows Phone platform this spring, which
In the fourth quarter, say Forbes, Microsoft will apparently release Apollo, a more significant upgrade, which WMPoweruser, a Windows Phone tech site, speculates could be a Windows Phone 8.
To compete with Apple, and Google for that matter, Microsoft needs to get its act together big time if it wants to sell us a ‘superphone’.
Not only does it need a better selection of handsets, how about a decent app store and captivating marketing campaign? Plonking a giant Windows phone in the middle of New York City won’t do, as Apple will tell you, size isn’t everything.
The rumor surrounding Sony Xperia’s new phone originated when Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) published an End Product Detail on the upcoming Xperia model, which was picked up on by several websites including GizmoWatch.
SIG highlights spec for the phone, codenamed LT28at, including a 13MP BSI camera, HD 720p front camera and 720p video playback display. The new Xperia phone could even be launched at next week’s
Other tasty bits of spec mentioned in the leak suggest a 4.55-inch Reality Display with a 720p resolution, 13-megapixel BSI camera with LED flash, HD front camera, 4G LTE connectivity and others. In the US it will be available through AT&T but as yet it is not clear on which version of Android it will run on. It may well be the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
If the speculations are true, say GizmoWatch, the Sony Ericsson Xperia LT28at will not only be a groundbreaking Android smartphone, but the first phone to get a camera beyond the 8-megapixel sensor, although we at smartmoviemaking.com are not sure if Nokia have a 12-mp camera in production as Nokia’s marketing strategy is all over the place at present.
There are many phones already on the market, of course, like the iPhone 4S, Nokia Lumia 800 and Droid RAZR with 8-megapixel cameras. But with its reputation for
Can we call this a ‘superphone’? If it lives up to the hype it may just earn that right.