Huawei smartphone sales grow by 40% in 2014 according to leaked memo

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It is no secret by now that Chinese smartphone manufacturers are finally starting to generate some significant momentum in gaining market share through increasing sales of devices. A leaked memo floating around Huawei as the company preps for the public announcement of their 2014 results reveals strong growth for the manufacturer. According to the data revealed in the memo, sales rose by almost one-third to $11.8 billion in 2014 on the back of a 40% increase in smartphone shipments. If there is any downside, it is the fact that Huawei’s estimated 75 million smartphones shipped lags below their target of 80 million units for the year. Read more

Patent portfolio sale sign of détente for smartphone industry?

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In another sign of the continuing end of hostilities between the world’s smartphone manufacturers, Rockstar Consortium, Inc. has announced the sale of 4,000 patents to RPX Corp. The portfolio was originally obtained by Rockstar in a bidding war that took place during 2011 between Rockstar and Google to obtain the intellectual property from Nortel Networks. Rockstar is a consortium made up of Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony. RPX licenses patents to companies that join their syndicate, including Google and Cisco Systems. Read more

Unannounced Huawei device leaks, could be the Ascend Mate 7 Plus

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The new year is approaching and that means new devices are incoming. Huawei is among the many companies that are expected to introduce new hardware early next year. An image of an alleged Huawei handset appeared on Weibo. It is believed to be the Ascend Mate 7 Plus because of how it resembles the original Ascend Mate 7. The word “Plus” is included because everything is, surprise, larger. The rear speaker is elongated for example. The color and shaping is nearly identical to the Ascend Mate 7.

Via: GizmoChina

Huawei TalkBand B1 coming to U.S. retailers on Nov. 14th

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Huawei has announced the TalkBand B1, a fitness tracker with an integrated Bluetooth earpiece, will be available from GetHuawei.com, Newegg.com, Amazon.com and Fry’s Electronics in the U.S. beginning November 14th. The tracker will initially be available only in true black at a suggested retail price of $129.99 with more colors to be release during the upcoming year. Read more

Huawei hosting contest to launch the Honor 6 in Europe

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In six days, Huawei will be launching a new handset in Europe. The Honor 6 is set to arrive next week in select countries allegedly including the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and France. Huawei is holding everyone over by hosting a contest in which fifty Honor 6’s are being given away. The only thing necessary is an email and then Huawei will contact winners. To increase your chances of winning, refer some friends and have them participate as it nets another entry.

Folks in the United States, we have no word on the Honor 6’s status at this time. So just keep your fingers crossed for now.

Source: Huawei
Via: Phone Arena

Huawei announces limited edition Glory 6 Extreme Edition with pre-orders launching October 21st

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Huawei launched their high-end Honor 6 (also known as the Glory 6) back in June and are still rolling it out to other markets, but that hasn’t stopped them from announcing a successor in the form of the Glory 6 Extreme Edition. The main difference is the superior Huawei Kirin 928 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz, trumping the original’s Kirin 920. This model also ships with a minimum of 32GB of internal storage, besting the original’s default 16GB, though both are expandable. Read more

Huawei launches the 5-inch, octa-core Honor 6 in India

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Huawei announced their Honor 6 smartphone back in June, and the device will finally available for purchase in India. The phone features the same specs that were shown off at the launch event, so you’re still getting a 1080p 5-inch display (with on-screen buttons!), an octo-core Kirin CPU, a 13 megapixel rear facing camera with a 5 megapixel front shooter, plus 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and Android 4.4 with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top.

The device features a solid aluminum alloy frame and a 3,100 mAh battery, and it’s arguably one of the most well-designed phones Huawei has ever sold. If you’re interested, it will go on sale on Flipkart on October 6th for Rs. 19,999.

source: Fone Arena