November 28th, 2011
Japanese telecom operator NTT Docomo has announced that it will start selling AQUOS PHONE SH-01D from December 2 in the country. SH-01D features a huge 4.5 inch HD 3D display, 1GHz dual core processor, and 12.1MP rear camera along with Gingerbread.
AQUOS PHONE SH-01D is also water and dust-proof. It was earlier announced as a part of telecom operator’s Winter/Spring lineup.
November 23rd, 2011
Xiaomi Tech has announced that it will finally start the regular sales of its first Android smartphone M1 next month. Company is slowly ramping up its smartphone production and it will begin the regular sales from December 18. Consumers will be able to order the phone via the Xiaomi website.
In other news related to the company, Chinese telecom operator Chine Unicom is reportedly in talks with the firm to buy the smartphone units. According to local media reports, Unicom might buy 2 million units of Xiaomi Phone to sell on its network. It is interesting to see if Xiaomi will release a WCDMA compatible model of the phone, as China Unicom is primarily a WCDMA operator.
There is possibility that China Unicom might subsidize Xiaomi Phone, which in turn will lead to massive sales for already cheaper phone (at 1,999 yuan ($315)).