Telefonica announced the launch of Firefox OS 1.1 phones in Brazil, including the debut of LGs first Firefox OS phone. The LG Fireweb offers a larger 4-inch screen and a more capable 5-megapixel camera than Telefonicas current ZTE and Alcatel Firefox OS phones, but is limited to same 480 x 320 resolution.
ZTE, whose website proclaims is the world’s 4th largest manufacturer, announced the cheapest quad-core smartphone yet. The ZTE U950 packs a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM but its most impressive spec is the 999 yuan price (approximately $160 USD).
The low-priced Android device comes with a 4.3-inch display and is only 9mm-thick.
Cricket announced the availability of The Groove, a new Android smartphone that incorporates Muve Music features. The Groove device comes with an 800MHz processor, Android 2.3, a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, a 3.2 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera, all supported with a 1500mAh battery.
Is a smartphone that utilizes both a regular LCD screen and an e-ink screen possible? Russian wireless carrier Yota Devices wants to remind you that yes, yes it is possible with its new YotaPhone concept. Under the hood, the smartphone has a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, an LTE chip and a 12-megapixel rear camera.
Wait, can it be? Yes, HTC has finally revealed its long-rumored 5-inch smartphone, and it’s quite a device. The HTC J Butterfly is the company’s newest feat, sporting a Super LCD 3 1080p panel (440ppi), a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, LTE and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean .