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Monday 26/09/2011: Daily Roundup

September 27th, 2011 by Caroline

Following a very busy weekend for new phone releases, rumours and leaks, the start of the week showed no sign of slowing.

So let’s take a closer look at what took place in the world of mobile phones yesterday.

There are two new smartphones heading our way in the none-too-distant future, after the WP7 Samsung Omnia W and the Android Huawei Honor were introduced.

The Omnia W runs on the latest version of Microsoft’s OS, Mango and sports a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED display and high-end features that include a 1.4GHz processor and lots of entertainment and work-focussed apps.

Huawei’s new mobile is called the Honor and comes with a 4 inch display, 8-megapixel main camera and front-facing 2-megapixel snapper, 1.4GHz processor and whopping 1900mAh battery.

We also heard about the previously leaked HTC Explorer thanks to guys over at BGR. Apparently, this upcoming handset is landing in Delhi in two days’ time before launching globally.

The HTC Explorer is thought to succeed the Wildfire S and come with a 3.2 inch HVGA display, 600MHz processor, Gingerbread OS, Sense 3.5 and a 5-megapixel camera.

Now, if you thought the next-generation iPhone had been forgotten over the weekend, fear not because ChannelRegister has word that Apple staff in the UK have been told to cancel all holiday for the first two weeks of October. Intriguing, no?

Add to this the expected Apple event on 4th October and Al Gore’s statement last week, and it’s starting to look like the long-awaited iPhone 5 will finally materialise in the coming weeks. Fingers crossed!

And two more smartphones were released yesterday, although it’s doubtful they’ll reach UK shores.

The ZTE Tania is a WP7-based handset with a 4.3 inch WVGA display, 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 5-megapixel camera, and Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity.

And Samsung has introduced two new versions of its popular Galaxy S II – the Galaxy S II LTE and Galaxy S II HD LTE. These 4G phones boast download speeds and transfer rates of up to five times as fast as “3G LTE support”.

We’ll let you know more details on these handsets as and when they are released. And as always, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the mobile news so far this week.


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