• Brazilian company sells smartphones with iPhone name

    Brazil company sells cellphones with iPhone name - Gradiente Neo One iPhoneA Brazilian company started selling a smartphone called iPhone in Brazil. This smartphone is actually not from California based company Apple Inc. After winning the legal right to use the name iPhone in Latin America’s biggest country back in 2008, Gradiente SA is now selling their smartphone. The phone even runs on the Android operating system from Apple’s archrival Google Inc. Brazilian trademark office spokeswoman Maratan Marques said Gradiente requested permission to use the brand before Apple did. Now they have the exclusive right to use it through 2018, for now.

    Gradiente started selling its iPhone on Tuesday for 600 reals, about $300. This is a lot cheaper than Apple’s iPhone. It runs on an older Android version 2.3.4. As well it features a 3.7-inch touch-screen, Bluetooth, dual chip, 3G, Wi-Fi, 5MP camera, GPS+ and 2GB of memory. Its appearance is similar to that of Apple’s iPhone, but only similar.

  • Sao Paulo – seventh largest city by population

    São Paolo - seventh largest city by populationIt has been seen and spoken of in many movies. It is also the largest city not only in Brazil but in all of South America. It is named in honor of Saint Paul. It is also home to several stock markets and some of the tallest buildings in Brazil and South America.

    History

    First settled in 1532, Sao Paulo was the first permanent Portuguese colony in the new world. In 1554, many missionaries arrived to spread Christianity to the colony and it remains a religious center today with 75% of the city being Catholic. It officially became a city in 1711. In 1888 the city saw a large number of Spanish, Portuguese, and European immigrants in the city as a response to abolition. There is also a large Italian population still present in the city today. Between 1920 and 1940 the city saw incredible economic growth, population growth and building and construction were a constant.  (more…)

  • City of São Paulo in Brazil

    City of São Paulo in BrazilSão Paulo is the most significant and the biggest city in Brazil and also throughout South America as well as the 7th biggest city in the world. São Paulo is also known as “Sampa” is the greatest financial center in Brazil and it is home to plenty of foreign businesses and the 2nd greatest stock exchange in the Americas. This specific vibrant town with a lot of skyscrapers is a main visitor heart in Brazil which is famous for its museums, buildings, buying, restaurants, night-life and also for football craze. However, the weather of this city is unpredictable. Please keep reading for the explanation associated with a few of the known attractions in Sao Paulo for the tourist’s.

    Visiting to galleries and museums is probably one of the chosen and most favored activity in Sao Paulo, and that is considered to be the actual cultural coronary center of Brazil. Art Museum of São Paulo (Museu de Arte de São Paulo), which is situated on “Paulista Avenue” is the biggest central museum (art gallery) in Latin America. The angular and huge building of (Museu de Arte de São Paulo) is popularly known as MASP. It is recognized for its amazing choices of impressionist and beautiful paintings of the artists of Brazil, African and European countries. São Paulo offers excellent shopping or buying opportunities and also “Avenida Paulista” appears to be the very best place for this purpose. This particular and big business heart with a lot of skyscrapers, dining places, retailers, bookstores as well as banking and financial institutions furthermore includes MASP and also the House regarding Roses.  (more…)