Apple and Samsung appear to be the only two companies generating decent profit from their smartphones. Report on Business takes a look at the specs on some mobile devices.
Samsung's new Galaxy S III phone. This is Samsung’s latest smartphone model, which the company plans to promote heavily during the 2012 Olympics in London. Operating system: Andriod 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Display: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720) Camera: 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.9-megapixel front camera Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm Weight: 133 g Additional features: The device can recognize a user’s voice, and is capable of running on a 4G network. The phone can also use a number of Google Mobile Services, such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Navigation. Source: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s media release for Galaxy S III phone
An iPhone4S is seen at Apple's flagship retail store in San Francisco, California. Operating system: iOS 5 Display: 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display; 960 x 640 pixel resolution Camera: 8-megapixel iSight camera, video recording Dimensions: 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm Weight: 140 g Additional features: The iPhone 4S features the dual-core Apple 5 processor chip. Compatible with the iCloud system that allows users to share content between all of their Apple devices. Source: Apple Inc. website
A user holds the BlackBerry Bold 9900 at a release party to promote the BlackBerry 7 OS devices in Toronto August 3, 2011. Research in Motion Inc. is currently trying to drum up enthusiasm for its upcoming Blackberry 10 operating system. Operating system: BlackBerry 7 OS Display: 2.8-inch (diagonal) screen size, VGA 640 X 480 resolution, 24-bit display Camera: 5-megapixel camera, capable of HD video recording Dimensions: 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm Weight: 130 g Additional features: Thirty-five key backlit keyboard and optical trackpad. Source: BlackBerry website
A customer looks at smartphones behind a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 10.1 on display at a registration desk at South Korean mobile carrier KT's headquarters in Seoul. Operating system: Android 3.1 Honeycomb Display: 10.1-inch display size, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution Camera: 2.0MP AF back camera with LED Flash, 2.0MP front camera Dimensions: 175.3 x 256.7 x 8.6 mm Weight: 565 g Memory: 16GB Additional features: Battery has up to 9 hours of video playback time, and 72 hours of music playback time. Source: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. website
Customers look at a table which displays Apple's new iPad 4G-ready tablet computers at one of their stores in Paris. Operating system: iOS 5 Display: 9.7-inch (diagonal) screen size, 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution Camera: 5-megapixel iSight camera Dimensions: 241.2 x 185.7 X 9.4 mm Weight: 652 g Memory: Available up to 64 GB Additional features: Battery will last up to 10 hours of Internet browsing, watching video or listening to music. Source: Apple Inc. website
A customer holds a Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet computer in Fairfax, Virginia. Operating system: OS 2.0 Display: 7-inch screen, 1024 x 600 screen resolution Camera: 3-megapixel front camera, 5-megapixel rear camera Dimensions: 194 x 130 x 10 mm Weight: 425 g Memory: up to 64 GB available Additional features: Stereo speakers and microphones, built-in support for HTML5. Source: BlackBerry website
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