Remember Kurara? That phone from Sony Ericsson That got leaked right after the XPERIA X10 came out from behind the veil? Well, we had it pegged down as an ordinary phone that is the stripped down, cheaper version of the Aino megaphone. Turns out that that is not the case at all. It is actually a pretty fast and snazzy little phone that holds the guts of a born performer.
I am referring to the fact that it is carrying an ARM Cortex A8 chip inside or so the rumor mills say. That chip is supported with a hefty Dose of RAM – whole 256MB of it. Then there is the PowerVR graphics processor – Kurara has one inside it.
All of this has been made possible by the machinations of one Mr. Eldar Murtazin, the one who runs the Mobile Review website. He promises greater details will follow soon. But his overall impression of the Symbian 80 OS on the Kurara is that it is extremely fast.
Well, if you intend to run a slightly older OS on a comparatively newer processor, you are likely to get good results.
Kurara was previously taken to be the little brother of the Sony Ericsson Aino, having a smaller camera size and over all slower components. But now it looks like the Kurara is poised to take over the higher end of the mid range section. If the UI is palatable and the phone runs without problems, a lot of people will snap it up as a budget phone because logically it shouldn't be as expensive as the Aino or the XPERIA phones. Over all it is likely to be closer to traditional phones than the modern smartphones even though Symbian has third party apps and this is a full touchscreen phone. Whatever happens, we will be watching you Kurara. [read]
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