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Coming Soon Mobile Phones of all reputed companies are equipped with various exciting upgraded features and advanced technology.
With rapid increase in technology and fiercely growing competition, all mobile phone manufacturers are in a greater urge of producing the best. Almost all mobile reputed mobile companies like Nokia, LG, Samsung, Apple, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Blackberry are at their best efforts to manufacture a unique and capable device. Everyday a new features laden handset is manufactured and in turn many more mobile phones are produced to combat its success. Coming Soon Mobile Phones of all these renowned companies are Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, HP TouchPad, Samsung galaxy Geo, Samsung Galaxy S II and many more.
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Revamped Site Offers Bling Cell Phone Covers that take Phones beyond the Ordinary
CellXpressions recently redesigned its Website to give consumers broader access to an array of fashionable cell phone cases. The site offers the world’s largest assortment of bling cell phone covers, including the stylish Cristalina line.
Cheyenne, WY (PRWEB) March 4, 2011
CellXpressions.com recently launched its remodeled Website to give cell phone enthusiasts around the world access to a wide range of unique, fashion-forward cell phone covers. The luxury online boutique features the world’s largest selection of bling cell phone covers, including more than 700 designs in its popular “Cristalina” bling line.
The Website provides an enhanced shopping experience that makes it easy and fun for people to find a stylish cell phone cover that matches their personality. “We do one thing, and we do it best: We sell unique, trendy luxury cell phone covers—nothing else,” says Nikki Scaplen, media liaison at CellXpressions.
In addition to the largest assortment of bling cell phone covers in the world, CellXpressions distinguishes itself by offering free standard shipping worldwide—with no minimum order required. The U.S.-based company provides reliable, direct shipping from its facility in North Carolina. CellXpressions also stands behind its products by giving a 30-day satisfaction guarantee on all purchases.
CellXpressions affords consumers the opportunity to choose a unique bling cell phone cover that allows them to talk in style and show off their phone. The Cristalina bling line, which is the company’s specialty, gives cell phone owners the ultimate way to “Xpress” themselves. Crystal bling styles run the gamut, including everything from flowers and hearts to geometric, rainbow and zebra stripe designs. “These are the same designs you see Hollywood stars using on their phones, now available at CellXpressions,” adds Scaplen.
Besides offering the Cristalina line, CellXpressions sells more than a dozen other types of cell phone cases in a variety of textures and eye-catching designs. The cases come in two-piece, full-coverage designs or one-piece, slim-profile configurations. Regardless of the style, cell phone covers give users a practical way to protect their investment against breakage, scratching and other potential damage. CellXpressions has fashionable cell phone covers for all the most popular brands, including Apple, Blackberry, HTC, Palm, LG, Samsung, Motorola, Kyocera, Sanyo and Pantech. It also offers accessory items like screen protectors and charms to enhance their cell phone’s image.
Founded in 2007, CellXpressions is an exclusive online boutique that is leveraging the tremendous popularity of cell phones. Billions of people worldwide rely on cell phones for their personal and business communications. Blackberries, iPhones and other smartphones with computer-like capabilities are quickly becoming indispensible among cell phone users wanting to maximize their productivity. Luxury products like Cristalina bling cell phone covers are enabling consumers to go beyond the ordinary with their mobile phones.
CellXpressions’ bling cell phone covers range in price from $15 to $25. For more information about the company’s complete line of products, please visit http://www.cellxpressions.com. Or contact the CellXpressions support team at info(at)cellxpressions(dot)com.
CellXpressions has been bringing consumers the latest styles in cell phone covers since 2007. The innovative online boutique specializes in the ultra-trendy Cristalina bling line and offers cell phone covers for major brands. The recently-remodeled Website represents the world’s largest collection of luxurious bling cell phone covers. CellXpressions is based in Cheyenne, Wyo. and distributes products worldwide from its shipping center in North Carolina.
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CHICAGO — Ron Rakow had a cell phone but never owned a smartphone until a holiday promotion at U.S. Cellular caught his eye. He took the plunge in late December.
“It’s a computer,” Rakow, 44, said of his new HTC Desire. “I was thinking of going home and canceling my Internet service.”
Rakow recently went to a workshop at a U.S. Cellular store to get more comfortable with his phone and learn how to customize it. During the free one-on-one session, store employees walked him through using a navigation application, setting up a screen of speed-dial contacts and downloading an app that syncs with Apple’s iTunes on his home computer.
“This is a smartphone for dumb people,” Rakow joked.
Four years after Apple’s iPhone showed the world the potential of a powerful, fun-to-use mobile computer, wireless operators are looking to bring smartphones to consumers outside of the early adopter crowd.
At stake is the growing pot of data revenue that smartphones generate. Wireless data revenues totaled $46 billion in 2010, up from $41.5 billion in 2009 and $32.3 billion in 2008, according to industry association CTIA.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, T-Mobile USA Chief Executive Philipp Humm said smartphone penetration in the U.S. is just 31 percent of mobile consumers, leaving a wide playing field for carriers.
But catering to the mainstream requires different strategies than those used to woo early adopters, who are willing to pay premium prices and work out the kinks of a new product. Carriers are now offering smartphones at lower prices. These devices may lack the full processing power of the priciest gadgets, but they are positioned as entry-level products for younger users or customers who may be upgrading to a smartphone for the first time.
“Affordability is really critical to making sure we get market penetration,” Humm said at CES. Last year, T-Mobile launched four Android smartphones priced under $100 and introduced a $10 monthly data plan.
The growth potential for smartphone adoption is big. Research firm In-Stat released a report last week predicting that more than 50 percent of U.S. handset shipments will be smartphones by 2012. The 2010 percentage was 42.7 percent, a figure representing future sales to new and existing smartphone users.
“Prices have gone down for the data plans; they’re becoming more affordable,” said Allen Nogee, principal analyst at In-Stat. “The operators are really pushing to have more volume.”
Demand for smartphones has also caught the attention of prepaid carriers. Operators such as Virgin Mobile and Cricket Wireless have introduced Android smartphones and are offering competitively priced data packages without contracts.
Nokia is not adopting Microsoft’s current Windows Phone 7 platform – which means that there is no chance of any handsets running Microsoft’s software before the end of October. It is likely to be a lot later.
Rather than using the current version of the Windows Phone platform, first released last October, the mobile phone company is going to wait until a major release of the operating system, codenamed “Mango”, is made available this coming October – and that is expected to have a slightly different name from the current Windows Phone 7 name.
Stephen Elop, the former Microsoft executive who since September has been chief executive of Nokia, and announced dramatically last week that Nokia will abandon its market-leading in-house Symbian smartphone platform, has been careful throughout the week to refer to the adoption as Windows Phone – and not Windows Phone 7.
That, coupled with his repeated refusal to offer any timescale for the introduction of handsets running Windows Phone this year, points to a decision to delay the introduction until the newer version of the platform is available.
A Nokia spokesperson said that Nokia has committed to using Windows Phone but would not comment further. Microsoft had not responded to request for comment as this story was being completed.
Though the difference between Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone may sound trivial, Elop, who previously ran the hugely profitable Office division of Microsoft, will have been keenly aware of the importance of the difference in naming and the need not to be seen at any future date to have misled investors, analysts or customers.
Mary Jo Foley, a ZDNet writer who follows Microsoft closely, previously revealed that Mango will be renamed, possibly to Windows Phone 7.5, with Windows Phone 8 following at the end of 2012. But Mango, which adds a number of new features including HTML5 support, is not due until autumn at the earliest.
However it would have been impossible for Elop to announce last week that Nokia is adopting Windows Phone 7.5 as it would have given away too much about Microsoft’s then-unannounced plans, and the delays implicit in Nokia’s plans.
Yet his refusal to say that Nokia is adopting Windows Phone 7 – a phrase that he has never used in a single one of the dozens of interviews and speeches he has made in the past week – now stands out.
Elop has been briefed on upcoming Microsoft branding efforts. For example, at the announcement last week Elop did not mention Microsoft’s Zune music platform as one of the benefits of the tieup; he said Microsoft has a “great software platform” in Windows Phone, and the brands that mobile consumers want, “such as Bing, Xbox Live, and Office.”
Yet neither Elop nor Ballmer mentioned Zune, Microsoft’s music service that is expected to replace Nokia’s offering in music.
That is because in the past few days, growing evidence suggests Zune is being rebranded and that the name will be dropped. Its logo was noticeably absent from Microsoft’s press materials about the tieup.
A Microsoft spokesperson told ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley on Tuesday: “We’re not ‘killing’ any of the Zune services/features in any way. Microsoft remains committed to providing a great music and video experience from Zune on platforms such as Xbox Live, Windows-based PCs, Zune devices and Windows Phone 7, as well as integration with Bing and MSN.”
Elop would have been briefed on whether Zune could be mentioned as a benefit of the Nokia-Microsoft tieup – and noticeably did not.
Analysts have marked down Nokia’s stock in the expectation that it will have significant restructuring costs and that it will have problems selling Symbian phones in the face of growing competition from rivals as it tries to ramp up production of Windows Phone models.
Elop has repeatedly refused to offer any timescales for the introduction of Nokia handsets running Windows Phone, saying only that Nokia expects to ship them “in volume” in 2012 and that he expects to sell 150m more Symbian handsets. At current sales rates, that would see the last Symbian handset sold in mid-2012, though a deceleration in sales is highly likely as consumers and mobile retailers discard the old platform.
On Tuesday he told the Guardian, when challenged on how Nokia could maintain sales if competitors begin to describe Symbian as a dying platform: “Competitors will do whatever they think is right for their business, and, of course, we are going to fight very hard to retain those customers. Note that we have very strong brand equity and we take care of our customers in more countries around the world than anybody else. Our hope is that the good work we do will allow us to defend ourselves against any attacks that may come.”
He declined to say whether Nokia will remain profitable through the year, saying that he had given sufficient financial guidance in a briefing to analysts last Friday – where he noticeably did not guarantee that Nokia will retain quarter-by-quarter profitability this year.
We’ve been talking up a lot of the latest Android mobile phones to debut this year, including the HTC Desire, Motorola Droid, or Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and now it seems the latest sales stats, from the UK and beyond, are starting to reflect the hype.
Sales way up
The percentage of phones running Android in the UK contract market has grown from a miniscule 3% in the Q1 of 2010, to a whopping 13.2% in Q2. Obviously that is an outstanding 350% increase in a very short time. Now the fast growth aside, many might still feel 13.2% really isn’t that large a percentage. However, if we consider that overall UK mobile contract sales only grew by a tiny 1% margin during the same period, then it seems clear that Android is gobbling up marketshare at the expense of competitors and making inroads in a competitive market. Then add the fact that out of all the UK mobile phone contract sales, many are simple cheap and budget mobiles, with only 66.7% classified as smartphones. So in actuality, nearly one in five smartphones sold with acontract in Britain over the second quarter are running Google’s Android system.
Photo: HTC Worldwide success
It’s not just Brits who are flocking to Android either, as the worldwide sales statistics are proving. Motorola alone was said to have shipped 3 million Android handsets last quarter, most of them Droid models, whilst HTC reported stellar profits on account of its Android line-up. Meanwhile, a new advert for the Droid X is poking fun of the iPhone 4′s signal difficulties and so-called death grip; a clear sign Android isn’t afraid of the competition.
160,000 devices daily
Clearly, Android is on a roll worldwide. In fact, Google is evidently activating 160,000 Android devices per day, and Google CEO Eric Schimdt doesn’t think its unreasonable that someday up to 1 billion people might be running the free mobile OS. Of course, we think Mr. Schmidt is getting a little carried away with this 1 billion figure, but nevertheless Android is definitely moving in the right direction.
So why all the fuss about Android, what’s the big deal you might wonder? Not to rehash the age-old Android vs. iPhone discussion, but here’s a brief recap of some of the key features attracting users to Android, as opposed to rivals like Apple’s iPhone. For starters, it’s an open source OS with multi-tasking, Flash support, less restrictions on the kinds of available apps, and other largely personal taste differences regarding the UI.
Photo: Android Many mobile phone options
Perhaps Android’s biggest attraction, however, is its openness and the amount of different handsets it’s available on; as opposed to Apple’s iPhone, users get far more choice in design, style and price. For instance, the LG Optimus GT540, or the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro, are both very affordable Android mobiles for those on a budget, whilst the high-end HTC Desire is perfect for anyone who wants only the best. Android also receives updated OS versions more frequently than the iPhone, although lately some manufacturers have been awfully slow in releasing the new Android 2.2 Froyo OS to their mobile models (we’re looking at you HTC).
Trend to continue
With ultra impressive Android handsets like the HTC Ace, aka HTC Gold, on the horizon, it seems we can only expect this trend to continue in the UK. Not that the iPhone 4 isn’t a spectacular phone, it is, or that the Android OS is flawless (it clearly isn’t), but one thing’s for sure: if your name isn’t Google or Apple in the mobile OS business, then you have serious cause for concern.
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