Helio's First Phone Announced
Oct 31, 2005, 11:50 AM by (staff)
VK Mobile today announced it will be shipping Helio's first phone for a US launch. The VK Mobile 650c is a stylish spinner EV-DO phone based on the 600c, which is launching in Korea now. It features a QVGA display which is centered to be held vertically for phone use or horizontally for watching video, as well as TV out for video playback on a larger screen. It also features a 2 Megapixel camera, MP3 player, stereo speakers, and TransFlash slot. This handset signals Helio's intent to focus on streaming video and music, similar to other 3G services. Additionally, the FCC has recently approved the SK Teletech SKY 8300, which is a slider EV-DO phone that shares most the 650c's features but adds additional buttons for gaming. It is likely this model will also be launched on Helio.
Blu Vivo X Boasts 4 Cameras, 6-Inch 18:9 Display
Blu Products today announced the Vivo X, a flagship handset that costs less than $300. The phone is among the first from Blu to jump to the 18:9 aspect ratio for its 6-inch 1440 by 720p display.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
HTC Bringing the One M9+ to Europe
HTC today said it plans to expand availability of the One M9+ outside of Asia to select European markets. The One M9+ is a slightly larger version of the M9 that has different camera and processor configuration.
MediaTek Brings the Smarts with Helio P60 SoC
MediaTek announced the Helio P60 system-on-a-chip, a processor that adopts artificial intelligence and other advanced features for mid-range devices. The P60 relies on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM A73 processors at 2 GH and four ARM A53 processors at 2 GHz.
South Korea advanced CDMA
Jolting the giants awake
P.S. Maybe this'll jolt Verizon into rethinking their handset lineup.
All the experience I've had with Chinese designed and manufactured phones have been bad.
Bad RF, bad useability, bad built.
This phone looks nice, but VK is a Chinese company.
Post or Pre-Paid???