Esato News Archive
Sony confirms release date for Tablet P and Tablet S (formerly S1 and S2)
August 31, 2011Sony today confirmed the release date for the two Android Honeycomb tablets name Tablet P and Tablet S. Both tablets are available for pre-order today for shipment in the end of September
Sony Ericsson announces 1.4 GHz Xperia Arc S
August 31, 2011Sony Ericsson today announces the Xperia Arc with 1.4 GHz processor and 3D sweep panorama technology
Motorola announces PRO+ QWERTY smartphone
August 31, 2011Motorola has announced the Motorola PRO+ QWERTY Android smartphone with a 1 GHz processor and 3.1 inch display
Samsung Galaxy S II ready for the US
August 31, 2011AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be available this autumn
Samsung announces Wave 3 Bada 2.0 smartphone
August 30, 2011The third wave of Samsungs Bada smartphones are here. Samsung today announces the Wave 3 running on new and improved Bada 2.0 operating system.
LG will provide a 2D to 3D game converter engine
August 29, 2011LG will be the first smartphone manufacture to offer a 2D to 3D game converter engine for existing 2D games
4.5 inch Samsung Galaxy S II LTE announced
August 29, 2011Ahead of the official IFA announcement, Samsung's Korean site revealed info about and photos of a new Samsung Galaxy S II LTE 4.5 inch smartphone
Picture leaks of iPhone 5 spare parts
August 27, 2011The next generation Apple iPhone are supposedly being announced later this autumn. Until the real thing appears, we will have to settle with rumors and spy photos of spare parts.
Nokia announces the Nokia 100 and Nokia 101 Symbian S30 mobile phones
August 25, 2011The Nokia 101 dual SIM and Nokia 100 models are Nokias most affordable mobile phones ever. Both models have specifications from early 2000 with a 128 x 160 pixel display and the lack of MMS
Sony Ericsson announces Xperia Neo V
August 25, 2011Sony Ericsson today announced the Xperia Neo V smartphone running Android 2.3.4. The Xperia Neo V has a 3.7 inch touch screen, 5 megapixel camera, HDMI out and a 1 GHz processor
Sony Ericsson introduces 3D functionality and swipe text input to existing Xperia smartphones
August 25, 2011Sony Ericsson today announced that they will have another OS update ready for Xperia smartphones in October. The update adds swipe text input, 3D sweep panorama functionality and screen capture.
Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple
August 25, 2011Apple today reported that their CEO Steve Jobs resigns as the CEO. Tim Cook, the company COO has been assigned as the new CEO. Jobs will still serve as the Chairman of the Board
Nokia announces three new models running Symbian Belle OS
August 25, 2011Nokia 600, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 announced today are three touch screen smartphones running the latest version of the Symbian operating system
Four new Galaxy models from Samsung to be announced at IFA next week
August 24, 2011Samsung Mobile will announce four new smartphones next week at the IFA trade show. All in the Galaxy series: Galaxy W, Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y and Galaxy Y Pro
HTC to showcase Windows Mango phones only at 1st September event
August 24, 2011At the HTC event being held on September 1st, Android smarphones might be missing from the show. Rumors has it that this is a Windows Phone event only
Samsung Galaxy S II heading for US
August 24, 2011The flagship model Galaxy S II from Samsung has been available in Europe and other parts of the world for months now. Now it's ready for the US
RIM announces BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 QWERTY smartphones
August 23, 2011RIM today announced Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 entry level smartphones with a 2.44 inch touch screen and portrait QWERTY keyboard
Android has more than half the US smartphone market share
August 23, 2011According to a recent report, Android has over half the smartphone market share in the US.
Sony Ericsson announce Live Walkman Android smartphone
August 22, 2011Sony Ericsson today announced another model in the Walkman series. The Live Walkman is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread model with a 3.2 inch touch display and 1GHz processor
LG announces Optimus Sol Android smartphone.
August 22, 2011LG today announces the LG Optimus Sol 3.8 inch smartphone. The mid-range model Optimus Sol has a 3.8 inch display, 1 GHz processor and are only 9.8 mm thick.
Official LG Optimus Sol images emerges
August 22, 2011Some images of the unannounced LG Optimus Sol Android smartphone has emerged. The mid-range LG model has a single core processor and 3.8 inch AMOLED display
New Samsung Desire could be announced on September 1st
August 20, 2011It is going to be a busy first day of September. HTC will most likely introduce a couple of new mobile phones and now it turns out that Samsung could be announcing a new Desire model as well
HTC might announce new handsets September 1st
August 19, 2011HTC is holding an event on September 1st in London. In a similar event last year on this time of the year, HTC announced two new devices. We expect to see at least two devices this year
The cost of iPhone 4 hardware components
August 19, 2011The hardware and manufacture costs for making an Apple iPhone is 34% per unit. That leaves Apple with USD 360 per sold device
No more Pre, TouchPad and other webOS devices from HP
August 19, 2011HP today reported that they will discontinue operations for webOS devices. This means that the Pre 3, Veer 4G and TouchPad was the last webOS powered handsets from HP
Symbian Anna update available to four Nokia smartphones
August 18, 2011Symbian Anna is the latest version of the Symbian operating system. Nokia today announced the immediate availability for Anna update for Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7
HP Pre 3 available in Europe
August 18, 2011The latest edition of HP Pre is now available in some European web stores.
150 game titles now optimized for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
August 17, 2011At the first day of the Gamescom video game trade fair in Germany, Sony Ericsson announced that over 150 games are optimized for the Xperia Play Android Smartphone
iPhone 5 planed launch date on October 7
August 17, 2011It is that time of the year. Time for the announcement of the next generation iPhone.
ViewSonic announces ViewPad 10pro tablet with dual OS running Android and Windows 7
August 17, 2011ViewSonic has announced the ViewPad 10pro tablet running both Android and Windows 7 operating systems powered by a Intel Atom processor
HTC Sensation first HTC device with official bootloader unlock
August 16, 2011HTC has promised to release tools to unlock the bootloader of Android devices. HTC are rolling out this service for one device at a time. HTC Sensation is now unlockable
Best European mobile phone awarded Samsung Galaxy S II
August 15, 2011Samsung Galaxy S II was awarded the European Mobile Phone 2011-2012 by EISA. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is the best camera phone and HTC ChaCha best Social Media Phone
Why did Google buy Motorola Mobility?
August 15, 2011Most analytics agree on that the reason for the gigantic 12.5 billion deal was the large portfolio of patents owned by Motorola
Google becomes world 8th larges mobile phone manufacture when acquiring Motorola
August 15, 2011Google today confirmed that they have acquired Motorola Mobility, the mobile phone division of Motorola Corp. By doing that, Google will becorme the worlds 8th largest mobile phone manufacture
Worlds top 10 mobile phone manufactures
August 12, 2011No surprises who's on the list, but the order has changed since last year
Hands on Nokia N9 MeGoo smartphone
August 12, 2011Nokia has announced their first smartphone running the MeeGo operating system. We have taken the N9 for a spin
Waterproof Samsung Galaxy Xcover touch screen smartphone announced
August 11, 2011Samsung today announced the second waterproof Xcover model. This time, it is a touch screen smartphone IP67 certified running Android
Apple surpasses Exxon as the most valuable company in the US
August 11, 2011Wednesday was a historic day for Apple which passed Exxon as the most valuable company in the US. Apple is worth 337.2 billion while Exxon is worth 330.8 billion USD
Google Maps Navigation available in new countries
August 11, 2011Google Maps Navigation is officially available in 22 countries but was expanded to include Norway and Sweden today
Facebook announcing Messenger for Android and iPhone
August 10, 2011Facebook has announced a new messenger app for Android and iPhone. Blackberry owners will receive the app shortly
Esato celebrates 10-year anniversary
August 09, 2011Esato has been around for over 10 years now and it is time to summarize
Nice Chinese iPhone 4 lookalike running Android 2.2
August 05, 2011The Chinese are well know for copying popular vestern smartphone designs. An iPhone looking phone running Android are one of the latest available devices
Motorola announces entry level XT531 Android smartphone
August 05, 2011Motorola today announced the budget friendly Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered smartphone XT531. The XT531 will be available in China, Taiwan, Europe and Latin America this autumn
Skype for Android now supporting 17 new phone models
August 04, 2011Skype for Android was initially available for four handsets only. Skype today updated their Android app to work with 17 more devices
Google advertising the Google Nexus S Android smartphone on Google homepage
August 04, 2011Google today has a small text link on the front page of their search engine page saying "Nexus S, a pure Google experience. Get it FREE today only".
Sony S1 and S2 tablet will probably be available by the begining of September
August 02, 2011The Sony S1 and Sony S2 are the first Android tablets from the Japanese company. They are both expected to be available within a month
Android has 48% worldwide smartphone market share
August 02, 2011According to market research firm Canalys, Android now has a 48% smartphone market share. iPhone on second place with 19%
Nokia and Microsoft to announce new devices on August 17th?
August 02, 2011Both Nokia and Microsoft have sent out invitation to an event being held on August 17th. Will they announce the first Nokia Windows Phone?
Nokia announces mid-range Nokia 500 with 1 GHz processor
August 01, 2011Nokia today announced the Nokia 500 smartphone with a 3.2 inch touch screen and a 1GHz processor running on Symbian Anna operating system