The “Telecom move” is a Smartphone that is to make family life easier. Vodafone provides the upper class device HTC velocity meanwhile to the launch of LTE smartphones out.
Already at the IFA 2011 in September of last year in Berlin Deutsche Telekom had presented a Smartphone, which is specially designed for families, now that’s “Telecom move” on the market. The move is slim midrange smartphone from the home Huawei first to a 120 gram heavy and 9.9 mm. It has a 3.7-inch screen that resolves with 800 x 480 pixels. Processor, RAM and ROM, no information are known. The memory can be externally via MicroSD to 32 GB, 4 GB chip is included. These include a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi with HSDPA (up to 7.2 Mbps) connection standards and a mobile phone pocket in the scope of supply to the facilities. The move is running Android 2.3.
Apps for stressed-out parents
However, the highlight of the “move” is “Family Manager”, a collection of various apps that are designed to help a family in everyday life. The apps are divided into four categories called “My family”, “Children’s corner”, “In case of emergency” and “Shopping”. The most important app is the family calendar “Famundo”, which is intended for the Organization of the dates of the whole family. All family members can access it, it is about the Android app or via the browser on your laptop or desktop PC. There are “My family” in the category nor the augmented-reality city leaders “wikitude”, which shows the user the next playground, Museum etc. There are three Ravensburger games for children in the “playroom”, one “In case of emergency” app helps find doctors in the area, a ‘ shopping ‘ application displays brochures of shops nearby. Finally, a Media Center and the Navi software “NAVIGON select Telekom Edition” are preinstalled.
The “Telecom move” is without a contract €196 (EIA).
HTC velocity: first LTE Smartphone for Germany
Vodafone, however, putting everything on the map high-speed Internet (LTE). In the past year was Vodafone of the producer of who put the most money in the development of LTE, 1.43 billion euros to be exact. What is now far advanced in the United States (see LTE smartphones at CES) aptly HTC velocity is now in a few weeks with the (velocity = speed) referred to Smartphone also be possible: LTE on the Smartphone. In theory, the device supports speeds of up to 100 Mbit / s in the downstream and 50 Mbit/s upstream. Due to the network raw will be with Vodafone but initially only up to 50 Mbit/s. The device can be used in Germany in the frequency range between 800 and 2600 MHz, so the network operator to the colleagues of Our site You can surf thanks to HSPA + in the UMTS network up to 42.2 Mbps downstream.
Vodafone will be exclusively offered about the top model which, along with the high speed Internet standard about a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, a 1 GB large
Labour and 16 GB has large internal memory. As the OS, but Android 2.3.7 arrives gingerbread 3.5, with HTC sense update to 4.0 (OS and UI) there but soon. Also is a 8-megapixel camera with a f/2.2 screen and 28 mm wide angle and full HD video on board, also a 1.3 MP front-facing camera is the velocity. Other features include Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, HDMI port, MicroUSB – / a 1,620 mAh powerful battery, which was to allow according to HTC GSM talk time standby time of 7, 5 h and 293 h.
What velocity it will cost and when it appears, is not yet known. To use the LTE function, you must in addition book allegedly a “speed option” of £ 10 to the standard tariff to.