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The season of smartphones

03 October 2011 / 14:10:19  GRReporter
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Ivan Petkov


For a long time smartphones have been ranked as business class functional phones, meeting the needs of managers. They travel constantly and need not only a phone but also email and an Internet connection. The emergence of the iPhone has totally changed the definition of “smartphone” and turned these devices into portable media centres, not only for work but also for entertainment - music, films, games, various applications, chat with friends, video chat ... A whole new universe. Of course, the newly emerged market was very attractive with its high growth rate and predictions that for several years these new gadgets will literally take over the telecommunications segment. Many large companies involved in the race and some of the traditional players are out of the game already! Actually, the market has become so dynamic that it really is difficult to predict its development. One thing is clear – the main key players are Apple, Google and Microsoft. October will be the month for the most important events associated with each of the major players - the month of smartphones. Moreover, the strongest trading period – Christmas – is fast approaching and what they show the consumers and how they will impress us will be of great importance.


iPhone 5

For several years now, Apple has presented a new generation of iPhones in early summer. This year, the tradition was broken and users were surprised. They had no idea when the next generation of the most successful product of the company from Cupertino would appear. We saw the presentation of some of the major innovations in iOS, the operating system that powers the flagship of the "nibbled apple." Apple has never given official preliminary information about their products and the information vacuum fuelled flourishing rumours. With the advent of autumn, passions heated so much that we started to hear rumours about problems, delays, possible technical features and wonders that await us:

 This is not the next iPhone, but simply a conceptual design, of the kind that always appear before the release of the next generation of Apple’s Smartphone.

An important event marked our anticipation - Steve Jobs, the creative drive and face of Apple withdrew from his post of CEO. In the meantime, the company he heads became the company with the largest market capitalization.

Then our long wait was finally over when it was announced that Apple’s new CEO would present iPhone 5 on October 4. What can we expect? Various rumours abound, but the following are the most likely:

Regarding the design, iPhone will not turn its back on the traditions of the company in offering extremely beautiful and stylish devices. We expect a metal back, a non-existent or very thin frame around the screen and a screen not larger than 4". The heart of the new flagship will probably be a 1.2 GHz dual core ARM processor, 1 GB RAM, a new and more powerful graphics processor offering more comfort to mobile gamers. It is likely that Apple will offer an 8 MP camera for making 720 p videos for photography lovers and video makers.

Whether or not the rumours are true, we will only know in a few hours’ time.


Android 4.0


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