A time comes when you feel that technology cannot get any better than what it already is. But, soon enough, there comes an announcement of a newer and better product that is already available or is to be launched in the near future.
This is true for cell phones.The sky is the limit when it comes to mobile phones. The choices and the features along with the competition between various players is electrifying, to say the least.
The New Year in 2011, as with every new year, will herald the arrival of several “cool” new cell phones. Some of the best ones to look out for are listed below:
1.The new iPhone 5 is expected to arrive by July 2011. This is slimmer than the earlier versions; 9.3 mm thick, with a shiny glass back piece. It will be accessible on 3G as well as on 4G. Other features include custom SMS tones, custom e-mail alerts with the capability to assign different tones for each e-mail id, OLED scratchproof and shatterproof screen, built-in GPS, and HD audio, to name a few.
2.Qualcomm has announced that they will be launching the 1.5 GHz Snapdragon Processor in the first quarter of 2011. This new processor is expected to double the speed with additional improvements such as HQ multimedia with 3D graphics, built-in GPS, and HD video.
3. Verizon Wireless will release 5 new LTE handsets by May 2011. These will be 4G-capable handsets, with competition from LG, Motorola, and RIM. Verizon Wireless is already testing these LTE (long-term evolution) handsets.
4. Believe it or not, even Facebook has jumped into the fray with two net smart phones in collaboration with INQ Mobile Ltd. These phones will be available in the U.S. in the second half of 2011. As for the features, these phones are expected to include most of the famous social websites.
5.Microsoft is also coming out with Windows Mobile 7 (WinMo 7) phones, which could be out as early as the end of this year. The winMo 7 will integrate a number of platforms from Microsoft such as Xbox Live and the Zune platform.
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