Back in 2011, Chinese search engine Baidu announced that it will soon launched its owned Android-based device named as Yi and now the company is coming up with the next phase of the mobile operating system, called Baidu Cloud. Talking with the company’s head of mobile, Wang Jing, Reuters reports that Baidu does holds partnerships coming up and will announce it in a week. Other publication, Sina Tech reports that several images of an unidentified smartphone briefly appeared on the Sina Weibo account of the company’s mobile director Yue Guofeng before being pulled. What with the images of phone, it shows that the phone looks like a colourful device, while Sina Tech believes that phone will feature a 3.5-inch screen, 100GB of cloud storage, and a Siri-like voice capability courtesy of Baidu’s cloud services. The phone will reportedly be priced at CNY1,000 (about $158) with a contract from China Unicom, with release slated for the middle of the month.
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