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The Yezz Monaco 47 Windows Smartphone

We recently had the opportunity to review the Yezz Monaco 47.

If you like Windows phones then you will really like this phone.

See more info at YEZZ!

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Overall we liked it a great deal.

On the plus side it offers:

–> A nice quality camera for videos and photos
–> A nice design, it feels good in the hand
–> It is very light weight, almost surprisingly light
–> It comes with several backs and acccessories
–> It performed well as a business phone

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On the downside:

–>It could use a longer battery life, it is not bad, but could be better
–>It could be faster
–>The sound level over speakerphone and blue tooth though decent,could be a bit louder.

Here are the detailed specifications:

Height: 5.35
Width: 2.65
Depth: 0.28
Weight: 4.23
Network: GSM Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G Networks: Dual SIM Quad Band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Networks: HSPA Connection – 850/1900 MHz Bands
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi / Hotspot / Wi-Fi Direct
Headphone: Jack stereo
Connectivity: EDGE/GPRS/3G Connection
SIM Card: Dual SIM (Mini SIM)
Screen Size: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches
Memory Card Slot: microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal Memory: 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Camera: 13 MP Primary Camera/5 MP Front Camera
Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP
Extra Features: panorama
Battery: Li-Ion 1550 mAh battery
Stand-by battery time: Up to 480 h (2G) / Up to 350 h (3G)
Talk time battery time: Up to 16 h (2G) / Up to 7 h 30 min (3G)
USB: Yes, microUSB
Radio: FM Radio
Games: Yes
Flashlight: Yes
Video: Yes
Music/Video player: Yes
Java: No
Analog TV: No
Multimedia Player: Yes
Organizer: Yes
Calendar: Yes
3.5 mm jack: Yes
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Predictive Text Input: Yes
Sound Recorder: Yes
Calculator: Yes
Stopwatch: Yes
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
MP4/WMV/H.264 player: Yes
MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player: Yes
Google Search, Maps, Gmail: Yes
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa: Yes
Voice memo/dial: Yes

I have been using it as a daily driver for several weeks and it has performed well.

I was able to do all of my work related things with the phone with few complaints and it has performed solidly overall.

I have used other Windows phones and I would rank it up there with the best of them.

I would definitely recommend the device to anyone who needs a Windows smart phone with a nice design and style.

I appreciated the opportunity to test and review this nice device and overall I liked it.

In comparison to the Lumia devices, this one definitely held its’ own.

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I would definitely consider YEZZ and its’ devices for future phone needs.

I found a nice unboxing video on Youtube with regards to the Monaco 47–>

We are excited reviewing the new Huawie Ascendmate 2 4G LTE, Press Release below:

For Immediate Release

Go BIG with the HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G LTE

6.1-inch smartphone now available for pre-order at 299.00 USD on GetHuawei.com

Plano, Texas, June 12, 2014: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today made the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G LTE available for pre-order in the U.S., exclusively through the company’s new ecommerce site, GetHuawei.com.

Together, GetHuawei.com and the Ascend Mate2 offer consumers a smart way to purchase their next smartphone: A convenient online shopping experience with exclusive deals, premium services, and a great, unlocked device at an accessible price – $299 USD.

This year, Huawei is ready to challenge the status quo by delivering premium experiences, well-made and well-priced devices in a totally new way,” said Mr. Zhiqiang Xu, President of Huawei Device USA.

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GetHuawei.com special offers

GetHuawei.com is a new venture for Huawei Device USA. The site offers consumers an opportunity to purchase the unlocked Ascend Mate2 and take advantage of special offers and premium services exclusive to GetHuawei.com customers.

For the launch of the Ascend Mate2, consumers who pre-order a device between now and June 22 will receive a SIM card with a free month of service and an additional bonus – a phone case to protect their Ascend Mate2. In addition to the SIM card and phone case, consumers purchasing an Ascend Mate2 will also receive lifetime 20GB of online storage free from Bitcasa.

With the Ascend Mate2, you just pop your SIM card in and you are ready to go,” Mr. Xu said. “No need to worry about contracts or restrictions. You get a 4G LTE-ready device right out of the box.”

A Hybrid of “Bests”

Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, the 4G LTE-enabled Ascend Mate2 was designed with today’s constantly connected consumer in mind.

We put everything we know into the Mate2,” Mr. Xu said. “This device has what it takes to help you live large: big power, big screen, big camera. The Mate2 has more of everything you want in a smartphone.”

The Ascend Mate2 features a powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and a long-lasting 3900mAh lithium polymer battery that lets you enjoy a half-day of web surfing on a single charge. Featuring unique power-saving technology that improves performance by more than 30 percent versus other smartphones in its class, a single charge can let you:

  • Stream three movies in a row;

  • Surf the web for 12 hours;

  • Talk for 25 hours;

  • Or, listen to 100 hours of music.

With a large 6.1-inch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 IPS screen, and lightning-fast LTE Cat4 connectivity, the Mate2 is perfect for non-stop entertainment.

The 13-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera, features a 2.0 aperture, making it easy to take crystal clear, professional-quality photos. Turn the phone around and its 5-megapixel front-facing camera, offers both panoramic mode and Auto Face Enhancement, so you get a wider view to help you create amazingly selfies and groufies.

We’re going beyond the idea of great selfies to deliver something new,” Mr. Xu said. “After all, your life is big, the Mate2 is big, so your selfies and groufies should be big too. Our panoramic feature turns everyday groufies into something epic.”

Running Android 4.3, the Ascend Mate2 comes in black and white, and features Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI 2.0 Lite, for easy customization. Despite the large screen, the Ascend Mate2’s 9.5mm slim shape, and the ergonomic designed casing make it comfortable to hold and operate.

To learn more about the HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G LTE, visit GetHuawei.com.

– End –

About Huawei Consumer Business Group

As at the end of 2013, Huawei’s products and services are deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Huawei ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013. Huawei has also established more than 16 R&D centers around the world in countries such as the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. One of Huawei’s three business groups, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) provides a range of products including mobile phones, mobile broadband (MBB) devices, home devices and cloud services. With more than 20 years of rich business expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and partners, Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities and creating extraordinary experiences for people everywhere.

For more information, visit Huawei Consumer BG online: consumer.huawei.com/us

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Blackberry Passport we are intrigued, check out more information below!

 

 

We have not seen a real one, but would love to test and review it.

 

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Here are some videos on the new device:

First, the work wide video highlights some information on the device:

Second the Passport Design Story–>

and a bit more information–>

I know I am intrigued, it is good to see something a bit different as well.

Specifications:

Device Size

  • Height 128 mm / 5.04 in
  • Width 90.3 mm / 3.56 in
  • Depth 9.3 mm / 0.36 in

Weight

  • 196g / 6.91 oz

Navigation

  • All-touch screen, with intuitive gesture based navigation
  • Touch-enabled keyboard

Keyboard

  • Capacitive touch 3-row BlackBerry® Keyboard, featuring contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction and a personalised learning engine that gets to know the way you type

Dedicated keys

  • Volume Up/Down, Mute, Lock (for Power On/Off)

Display

  • Height 128 mm / 5.04 in
  • Width 90.3 mm / 3.56 in
  • Depth 9.3 mm / 0.36 in

Weight

  • 196g / 6.91 oz

Navigation

  • All-touch screen, with intuitive gesture based navigation
  • Touch-enabled keyboard

Keyboard

  • Capacitive touch 3-row BlackBerry® Keyboard, featuring contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction and a personalised learning engine that gets to know the way you type

Dedicated keys

  • Volume Up/Down, Mute, Lock (for Power On/Off)

 

 

For more information check it out here–>

http://us.blackberry.com/smartphones/blackberry-passport/specifications.html

 

New Nokia Windows phones, definitely worth taking a look at!

Microsoft continues to flesh out the Lumia range of Windows Phone smartphones, and has added the Lumia 735, Lumia 730, and Lumia 830 to the line-up. Their release is all about adding more meat to the Lumia bones, and targeting those who don’t want to buy a Lumia 930 or 1520, but still want the style and many of the features. None of the devices came as a surprise, having been systematically leaked in the lead-up to their announcement, but this doesn’t mean we don’t think they’re worth talking about. In many ways, the Lumia 830 is a more solid purchasing decision for those wanting Microsoft’s mobile OS, than any of the more expensive models.

Is the Lumia 830 the only Windows Phone to buy?

The Lumia 830 is very close in style to the Lumia 930, which is a very good thing. It has an aluminum chassis, a gorgeous Gorilla Glass 3 covered screen, and a brightly colored rear panel. The key difference is the polycarbonate rear panel snaps off, revealing not only a removable battery, but a MicroSD card slot too, and it’s ready to accept the largest 128GB capacity cards. It’s the highest spec phone in the Lumia range to offer this level of versatility, making it very appealing.

Nokia’s subtly curved, ClearBlack IPS LCD screens have always looked great, and the one fitted to the front of the Lumia 830 is no exception. The display measures 5 inches across, and although the 720p resolution is low by today’s standards, it still looks beautiful. Windows Phone just shines on Nokia’s hardware, and the big, bold blocks of color that make up the UI look superb. Coupled with the metal body, few will feel disappointed about opting for the 830 over the 930, if their budget won’t stretch to the top-of-the-line phone.

There are compromises throughout the spec sheet, but not as many as you would think. It has a Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip, and there’s only 1GB of RAM, but it still connects to 4G LTE networks, and has a 10-megapixel PureView camera on the back. The camera also has optical image stabilization, in what Microsoft says is wrapped up in its thinnest camera module yet. Coupled to the lightweight (150 grams) 8.5mm thick chassis, it makes spending more to get the 930 even less advisable.

Microsoft will install Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim software package on the Lumia 830. Denim brings all the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 improvements to the phone, along with a few new Nokia-specific apps. We saw one of them, the new Moment Capture camera app, in action. It’s like a burst mode gone mad, where a quick 4K quality video is captured with a long-press of the shutter button, and the result can then be broken down into 8-megapixel stills, allowing you to pick the best image. At 24fps, the video captures many more images at a higher resolution than a burst mode, giving you a lot more choice for your final image.

Microsoft’s selfie phone can’t quite keep up

The Lumia 735 (and it’s dual-SIM, 3G-only sister phone) is nowhere near as exciting, or as tempting as the Lumia 830. It’s designed like the Lumia 920, with a curvy polycarbonate body, and drops the specs down to an even more modest level. The screen still has a 720p resolution, but it now measures 4.7 inches, while the camera has 6.7 megapixels, plus it removes the PureView branding and optical image stabilization. A Snapdragon 400 and 1GB of RAM power the phone, and the 735 can still connect to 4G LTE networks. The wrap-around plastic body can also be pried off, revealing the battery and a MicroSD card slot, but it’s a fingernail-bending job.

Why would you want to consider the Lumia 735? For taking awesome selfies, because the front camera has 5 megapixels and a wide angle lens. It’s the highest spec front camera we’ve seen on a Lumia phone, and we’re actually disappointed it didn’t make it onto the Lumia 830 as well. The two phones do come with the new Lumia Selfie app though, which has various filters and editing tools, plus an audio-guided mode for using the rear camera to snap a selfie. Handy for those Lumia phones without a decent front cam, and a feature derived from its use on Nokia’s Asha phones, which didn’t have one at all. You can see the Lumia Selfie app working in our photos, where I do my best impression of DT’s Deputy Editor, Jeffrey Van Camp.

The Lumia 735 comes in several colors, and the option of a matte or polished look, but aside from the selfie cam, there’s little to recommend it over the Lumia 830, which has the potential to be the best Windows Phone device we’ve seen. Whether it does or not may depend on the price. A converted, unconnected cost puts it at around $435, while the Lumia 730 should be just under $290. Both will go on sale later this month.

Finally, both new Lumia phones have wireless charging, and Microsoft also launched a new charging plate. In addition to charging your phone wirelessly, it’ll also connect to it by Bluetooth, and the pebble-like charging plate will glow when it senses the battery is running low. The brightly colored slabs light up below when the phone is on charge too, and look suitably sci-fi at the time. Expect to pay around $60 when they go on sale in October.

Credit goes t0 Digital Trends–>

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/lumia-830-lumia-735-hands/#ixzz3CVZg4CQI
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Zact partners with Best Buy new plans..

Zact partners with Best Buy to bring its customizable smartphone plans to the masses (via Pando Daily)

By Nathaniel Mott On November 4, 2013Imagine if instead of buying groceries and paying only for what you need, you had to purchase a certain amount of groceries each month. Let’s also imagine that you have two teenagers who sometimes eat everything…

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KitKat: Google’s Weapon Against Apple

KitKat: Google’s Weapon Against Apple (via slashdot)

For years, Google’s critics railed that the Android operating system had a fragmentation problem, with too many manufacturers installing too many versions of the software on too many phones. As a result, they argued, the Android ecosystem was a mess…

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Android in Orbit: Your Smartphone Goes to Space

Android in Orbit: Your Smartphone Goes to Space (via Bloomberg TV)

Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance visits PhoneSat, maker of ultra-cheap nanosatellites powered by discarded smartphones. Through a partnership with NASA and other commercial space exploration organizations, Phonesat’s devices…

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Caterpillar Enters the Fray with a New Rugged, Waterproof Android Phone!

While at CTIA 2013 I had the opportunity to attend a media event where I ran into the folks with Bullitt Mobile who via a partnership with Cat, the heavy Equipment people just recently announced an exciting new rugged Android phone called the B15.

According to all things Digital:
http://allthingsd.com/20130520/caterpillar-aims-to-make-splash-with-rugged-waterproof-android-phone/

Caterpillar is best known for making heavy equipment, but the machinery brand thinks it can add something to the phone business.

Cat has partnered with Bullitt Mobile, a British electronics firm that builds products using well-known brands to develop a rugged, waterproof Android phone.
The easiest way to make phones rugged is to just wrap them in a ton of rubber. But that also makes them big and bulky — something Floyd said his group was looking to avoid.
“It’s got to be a great phone — something that everybody would feel comfortable carrying,” said Dave Floyd, director of technology for Bullitt.
The result of their work is the Cat B15, a phone that is debuting at the CTIA trade show in Las Vegas and will sell for $349 without subsidies. The device packs a 4-inch screen, a dual-core MediaTek processor and the Jelly Bean version of Android into a device capable of surviving a 6 foot drop onto concrete and withstanding up to 30 minutes in 3 feet of water.
Its screen is also designed to work with a wet finger — something that trips up most smartphones. And all that in a phone that weighs just under six ounces.
Bullitt isn’t talking carriers yet, but it’s a GSM phone with support for HSPA+ networks, so either AT&T or T-Mobile USA would be a good fit.