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Friday, 12 July 2013

First Croatian Smart Phones Hit Croatian Shelves







Forcebook UltraPhone 40 (Left) goes for  €66 and the Forcebook UltraPhone 53 for  €185.





Unexpected and cool news this addition. It wasn't that long ago that I posted about the news of the first Croatian made smartphone that is going to hit shelves in Croatia this summer. (Original post Here) Then this news of another Croatian company that just a few days ago put their smartphones on the local market. How about that, a few months ago there weren't any Croatian smartphones whatsoever, and now there's a Croatian smartphone competition in the local market in the blink of an eye practically.

The specs for the new Forcebook Ultraphones are below. The one that has been garnering attention right off the bat though is the Ultraphone 40 model. Slightly smaller than it's more packed sibling, it has all the basic toys, bells and whistles one expects from an Android OS. The price?...a measly 66 Euros. That's as in paid and bought for, no discounts included. You then decide which local carrier you want and what kind of plan. Not bad at all.  It's features, size and price are probably more oriented towards the students crowd, a starter phone or anyone actually who's not obsessed with smartphones I guess. Croatia has over 155 million dollars worth of cellphone sales a year, so it's good that some local competition is putting out some quality products to get a piece of the pie.

The Forcebook UltraPhone 53 version is more powerful and comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4 with it's Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS, larger screen size and more extras. That one goes for only 185 Euros brand new and out of the box too. (Remember when you see a price in Croatian Kuna's don't have a heart attack. It's about 7.50 Euros or 5.50 Canadian Dollars to 1 Croatian Kuna)  The company also makes tablets and is already talking about the features the next series will have.  More at their website www.hgshop.hr. The bad news?  It only comes in white...BUT!... you get an extra spare battery included. Not bad.  Anyway, pretty cool news for the burgeoning Croatian smartphone industry. More info at the bottom links.....




Forcebook UltraPhone 40

4'' HVGA 320x480 pixels
1GHz processor Spreadtrum 6820
512 MB ​​RAM
2MP rear camera, 0.3 MP front camera
dual SIM
256 MB of memory, expandable SD card
WiFi 802.11 b / g
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich/supports Google Play)
1600 mAh battery (with an identical spare battery)




 Forcebook UltraPhone 53





Forcebook UltraPhone 53 

Operating System: Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
Display: 5.3 "QHD, 5 points of contact, capacitive
 Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels
Processor: MTK 6577 dual core Cortex A9 1.2 Ghz
RAM: 1GB  ROM: 2GB
Battery Capacity: 3100 mAh, 2 batteries included
Camera: 0.3 MP front 8.0 MP rear Network:
 GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz WiFi: 802.11 b / g
GPS: yes
 Dual SIM card slot
Colour: White
Dimensions: 150x70x10 mm





 First Croatian Smart Phone Goes On Sale In Croatia




  Forcebook UltraPhone 40





Source: www.croatiaweek.com

Related: www.setimes.com



The first Croatian smart phone went on sale in Croatia on the weekend without much fuss. The Forcebook UltraPhone 40, produced by Croatian tech company HG Spot, is white, has a 4 inch screen, an Android 4.0 operating system, a 1 GHz processor and dual SIM capabilities.








The Forcebook UltraPhone 40 is aimed at the middle to lower end of the smart phone market and has gone on the market for just 66 euros, and according to reports has already been selling well. Last year in Croatia more than 100 million euros worth of smart phones were sold, and that number is expected to grow this year.









One of those short "out of the box" vids for the Forcebook UltraPhone 40.





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