Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 5:22 am
Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster believes Apple will sell 4 million units of the new phone before the month and the quarter are over. That estimate compares with the 5 million iPhone 5 handsets sold during that model’s opening weekend.
The analyst expects Apple to sell 30 million iPhones over the June quarter, a 15 percent increase over the same quarter a year ago.Read more
Courtesy : news.cnet.com
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at 5:17 am
If you’re the type of smartphone user who is constantly searching for a charger or a phone that has longer battery life, E Ink’s latest prototype phone may catch your eye. Although this phone doesn’t boast of a large, colorful display with HD resolution, it does offer something other phones can’t: extreme battery life.
In fact, E Ink’s prototype Android phone is said to last for up to one week on a single charge. It does this by using the same E Ink display technology found in eReaders such as the Kindle and the Nook. Of course, there are some tradeoffs that come with this display. More specifically, the phone’s user interface and video playback capabilities aren’t going to compete with today’s high-end phones. In exchange however, you’ll get a phone with exceptional battery life and a display that’s very easy on the eyes.Read more
Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 3:24 am
Nokia should be credited for formulating stunning budget Windows devices in the past. It’s most recent iteration, the Lumia 620 stands proud with its curved, contoured cup styling, masking under it a brand new Windows Phone 8 OS and a 1GHz dual-core processor.
While the handset is no powerhouse when compared to its heavyweight siblings, Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, it has enough juice for running daily errands and delivering a sweat-free mobile experience.
The Lumia 620 frames a handsome detailing. It brings onboard a second layer of colored, transparent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary color blends and depth effects. Available in a rainbow of colors, (white, black, yellow, cyan, and magenta), the exchangeable shells can be customized to suit your taste. Read more
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 11:35 am
The past week was an interesting one for the mobile sector. Both Verizon ( VZ ) and AT&T ( T ) announced their respective smartphone sales for Q4 which were a record for each carrier. The iPhone led from the front at both Verizon and AT&T, implying another blowout holiday quarter for Apple ( AAPL ).
Nokia ( NOK ) also revealed its Lumia guidance for Q4, positively surprising the markets and removing uncertainties around a potential supply crunch. Research in Motion ( RIMM ) also stepped up to the plate, giving strategy insights ahead of the BB10 later this month. The BlackBerry maker said that it plans to launch six new BB10 devices this year which will help it cater to different price points and compete effectively in not only developed regions but also the international markets where the BB brand is still very popular.Read more
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at 9:49 am
Canopy (www.canopyco.com), an innovative technology company that listens to and anticipates mobile market needs, today announced it will introduce its Sensus™ touch-sensitive iPhone case to the global technology community at the International CES show to be held here January 8-11, 2013.
Canopy’s booth number is 53009 in the LVH iLounge Pavilion.
The company will also appear at the “CES Unveiled” press event on Sunday, January 6 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Canopy developed the Sensus™ case to revolutionize the smartphone interface experience by adding touch sensitivity to the back and right side of the case. Sensus™ expands the way consumers interact with their smartphones.Read more
Courtesy : www.fortmilltimes.com
Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 3:45 am
If you search on YouTube for “speed trials,” you will see the familiar speedometer and a ticking clock, but you won’t be looking at a Formula 1 racetrack. Instead you will be staring at an iPhone or a Galaxy screen, waiting to measure how long it will take to download a video clip.
Operators used to compete on providing the best, most feature rich devices, the best content downloads, or most attractive service packages. But now with smart phones becoming a commodity, and other operator services not gaining traction, the single most important differentiator is speed. As a result, more and more speed trials are sprouting up to find the operator with the fastest network.
In the U.S., PC Week has run speed trials three years in a row testing the five largest U.S. carriers: AT&T, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. On September 21st 2012, the FCC (U.S. Federal Communications Commission) met with major carriers to initiate a joint project with major carriers to measure mobile data speeds.Read more
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Nokia, the world’s leader in mobile phones for over 10 years, has been beaten by Korea’s Samsung to become the preferred mobile phone for 2012.
According to preliminary forecast by market research firm IHS iSuppli, Samsung has been forecast to account for 29 per cent of the world’s total volume of cellphone shipments in 2012, a jump of 24 per cent over last year, while Nokia from Finland will account for only 24 per cent, a drop from the 30 per cent registered in 2011.
“The competitive reality of the cellphone market in 2012 was ‘live by the smartphone; die by the smartphone,’” Wayne Lam, senior analyst for wireless communications at HIS, said. Read more
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 4:13 pm
Sony’s Xperia E smartphone will be available in the UK from Carphone Warehouse in February next year.
The budget handset comes with the Android Jelly Bean operating system on board and is available in single and dual SIM variations.
Powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the device has a 3.5-inch HVGA display and 4GB of internal storage on board, as well as a 3.2MP camera.
The Sony Xperia E runs off a 1500 mAh removable battery and comes with microSD support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.Read more
Courtesy : www.digitalspy.co.uk
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 9:26 am
Nokia’s new Windows Phone 8 smartphones might be grabbing all the headlines, but Nokia are still announcing other mobiles, such as the recently unveiled Nokia 109.
The Nokia 109 is an affordable mobile which is aimed at those looking to browse the internet without having to spend a fortune on a smartphone. Primarily, we’d expect it to sell well in developing markets although there is still a demand for simple affordable mobiles in the UK.
When it comes to features you get what might expect on a mobile likely to cost around £30. However, Nokia have ensured that web-browsing and social networking are fully supported thanks to the Nokia Xpress Browser and pre-loaded widgets for Facebook and Twitter.Read more
Courtesy : www.3g.co.uk
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 5:31 pm
Nokia has taken the wraps off its first two Windows 8 devices, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820.
The two new smartphones come with bespoke features such as wireless charging and “true offline” navigation that Nokia hopes will entice new users to the company and to the Windows Phone 8 platform.
Jo Harlow, executive vice president of smart devices at Nokia, introduced the new handsets at a launch event in New York on Wednesday.
“We’ve taken several steps in the last 18 months and today we’re ready to take the next step,” Harlow said. “The Lumia 920 is a smartphone experience so immersive that you’ll never want to put it down.”Read more