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Yota Devices, a Russian phone manufacturer, announced that it will launch a new smartphone with displays on both sides in late 2013. The phone dubbed YotaPhone will feature one standard 4.3 inch 720p LCD display on the frontside and one E-ink screen on the backside. The secondary E-ink display, which is commonly installed in e-readers, will be used to display incoming news headlines, missed calls, calendar, reminders and other notifications. The technology of such displays makes it easier to read in sunlight and because it doesn’t emit light it basically doesn’t need power. Thanks to this we will be able to use YotaPhone longer than any other smartphone, as long as we don’t watch videos or play games.
YotaPhone’s E-ink screen is not the only nice feature of the phone. The phone also has a primary 4.3 icnh display, 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor, a decent 13-megapixel camera, 2GB or ram and 32 GB of storage space. It will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Dual-screen is also a challenge for app developers as they are faced with new capabilities that they hopefully will creatively use.
Unfortunately, it will take some time before YotaPhone reaches the British Isles. It will be only available in the motherland of its creators, Russia, in the third quarter of 2013 and there still no plans for spreading it elsewhere. However, if you happen to attend Mobile World Congress in March 2013, you will have a chance to experience the phone as Yota Devices will be presenting it during that trade show.
International CES 2012 in Las Vegas has started and as always it is full of new devices and technologies. One of them is Fujitsu’s new smartphone called Arrows, which is the world’s thinnest smartphone with thickness of 6.7mm. This makes it even thinner than Motorola RAZR. It is not a complete novelty, because the phone has been on the Japanese market since December, but the rest of the planet have not seen it yet.
Even the smartphone is thinner it has some pretty good features. Fujitsu Arrows runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread that is driven by 1.4 GHz processor. The phone has got a 4-inch AMOLED screen and a 5-megapixel camera. Additionally, its display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass and the smartphone itself is waterproof.
Fujitsu spokesperson said that we will see Arrows all around the world soon, but no specific dates have been given yet.
Google plans to team up with MasterCard and Citigroup to provide mobile payments through their Android phones. This may be achieved through near-field communication (NFC) which allows for a secure data transfer through the air. The NFC technology is already implemented in other fields, for example, people can use credit cards with which they can pay by simply waving it by a reader instead of swiping it or typing in the pin number. The idea is to introduce such technology to smart phones so that we can buy things by activating a special payment application. If such payment systems come to mobile phones, the phones will become our electronic wallets and instead of pulling out the credit card we will wave our smartphones at the cash counters.
Acer Liquid E Ferrari Special Edition is the new official Ferrari smartphone which has been released on November 12th. The glossy red smartphone has a 3.5” screen and a 5 MP camera, but weighs only 135 grams. It’s running on the highly intuitive Android 2.1 Éclair OS.
For full specifications check Acer website: http://mobile.acer.com/phones/liquidferrari/