Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
GADGET DESIGNER Apple will discontinue the original iPhone on 11 June, after which the firm will no longer support the device.
That’s according to a leaked document obtained by 9to5Mac, which revealed that Apple’s first generation iPhone will appeal only to hipsters as of next month, as it’s set to become obsolete following almost six years on the market.
This also means that those still using an original iPhone will no longer be able to get it repaired or serviced at an Apple store. However, hipsters now eyeing the ‘vintage’ iPhone model should note that the handset can still be repaired at other outlets as long as the phone is insured.
Apple launched the original iPhone in June 2007, and while it’s specifications don’t sound like much now it was one of the highest specification smartphones of the time. The original Apple iPhone features a 3.5in 320×480 touchscreen, which is relatively small compared to the 4in 640×1136 Retina display found on the iPhone 5.Read more
Courtesy : www.theinquirer.net
Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 4:24 pm
Nokia today said the Indian phone market is expected to grow rapidly in the smartphone segment, and it foresee consolidation of the brands over the next 3-4 years. “The share of smartphones is about 10 percent of the 185 million market. We expect it to touch 33 percent by 2015,” said Ravi Kunwar, Regional General Manager (North), Nokia India.
Nokia is eyeing a major share in the smartphone market in India after launching its high-end Windows-powered Lumia range in December 2011, of which it has till date sold 20 million devices globally. The company is seeking to strengthen the smartphone portfolio as it faces tough competition from global rivals Samsung and Apple, even as it is also hopeful of its mid-tier Asha feature phones doing well in the Indian markets. Read more
Courtesy : www.moneycontrol.com
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 5:36 pm
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is bigger, lighter and faster than its predecessor. It’s also easier to break, a phone-insurance firm has concluded.
The flagship phone by Samsung Electronics Co. also scored worse than Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5 in tests in which the phone was dropped and dunked in water, SquareTrade Inc. said today. On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being worst, the S4 got a seven, compared with a 6.5 for its older cousin, the S3, and a five for the iPhone.
Samsung is counting on the S4 to help extend the Suwon, South Korea-based company’s lead in smartphone sales. The phonemaker got one-third of the global smartphone market in the first quarter — almost twice as big as Apple’s share, research firm Strategy Analytics said last week.Read more
Courtesy : business.financialpost.com
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 2:27 am
Samsung has piped Nokia to become the largest seller of mobile phones in the country’s major markets, as per a news daily report.
Samsung Electronics Co sold a record 69.4 million smartphones in the first quarter, boosting its market share to an all-time high of 33.1 percent, data from research firm Strategy Analytics have showed.
Nokia’s shares briefly fell 12.7 percent to a year-low of 2.30 euros. At 1420 GMT the shares were down 8.7 percent at 2.40 euros, above the all-time low of 1.33 hit last year, but a far cry from their 65-euro peak in 2000.Read more
Courtesy : zeenews.india.com
Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 9:51 am
Mobile retailer Clove has confirmed that the Sony Xperia E is coming to the UK, offering buyers a chance to pre-order the cut-price Android-based smartphone ahead of its launch early next week.
Designed along the same overall theme as the high-end Xperia Z, Sony’s Xperia E is designed for smaller pockets in more ways than one. The 5in Full HD 1,080×1,920 display of the Xperia Z gives way to a small 3.5in 480×320 display on the Xperia E, marking the device out as sitting firmly at the bottom of Sony’s Xperia device family – a positioning confirmed by the presence of a single-core 1GHz processor and just 512MB of RAM behind the display.
Storage, too, is at the very bottom of what a buyer would expect from a smartphone, offering just 4GB of internal capacity – although, in a move that is becoming worryingly rare at the higher end of the smartphone market, Sony has at least included a micro-SD card slot that can expand the storage capacity of the handset by up to 32GB.Read more
Courtesy : www.expertreviews.co.uk
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 5:53 pm
Tech giant Apple’s new smartphone, iPhone 5S, will reportedly be launched in three sizes.
Analyst Brian White said that from discussions with officials at an unnamed “tech-supply chain company” during a trip to China he learned that the iPhone 5S will be available in two, or possibly three, screen sizes, Mac Rumours reports.
Mac Rumours reported that White said Apple now believes that one size per iPhone release does not work for everyone and offering consumers an option has the potential to expand the company’s market share.
White predicted the iPhone 5S to be released in July, News.com.au reports.Read more
Courtesy : zeenews.india.com
Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 9:05 am
The Finnish manufacturer Nokia is striving too hard to get hold of its lost foothold in the mobile phone market. The company is launching different types of handsets including Windows Phone based Lumia lineup, smart features in Asha lineup and the entry-level handsets as well.
Earlier this year, Nokia unveiled two handsets including Nokia 105 and Nokia 310 alongside the Windows Phone 8 based Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 at the MWC 2013 tech show in Barcelona. Now, it seems like Nokia is planning to push the Nokia 105 handset into the market.
According to a report by TheHindu, the Finnish tech firm is planning to launch the basic color phone in India at a price of Rs 1,249 approximately in April 2013. The report quoted T.S. Sridhar Regional General Manager South of Nokia India stating that, “We are specifically looking at India, Africa and China where there is huge scope in the entry-level market. In India, we are going to introduce the phone in Andhra Pradesh this month followed by other markets. We are planning to phase out the 1280 phone of which we have sold 10 crore pieces.” Read more
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 7:29 am
The competition is intensifying in the market across the world. BlackBerry Z10 Vs Apple iPhone 5 is becoming tough as Z10 outsells iPhone in Canada
Eventually, as predicted by some analysts, BlackBerry Z10 has turned out as a stiff opponent to Apple iPhone 5. The flagship model of BlackBerry 10 is now raising very stiff completion to the iPhone in many markets. As per recent reports, the phone has outsold the latest iPhone in Canada, U.K. and some other markets. It is quite critical for Apple, which looks ahead to roll out the next upgrade to its flagship smartphone. Here we go through some latest sales trends of the BlackBerry Z10 and iPhone 5.
BB Z10 Outsells iPhone 5 in Canada: In spite of the predictions that the BlackBerry 10 would be a collapse, the first device with the software has outsold iPhone by a Canada retailer, Glentel. In a statement, the major Canada retailer said that the Z10 has been the leading smartphone sold through its stores. The firm has more than 300 stores across the country.Read more
Courtesy : nvonews.com
Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 3:27 pm
Best Dual SIM Nokia Mobile Phones in India
Nokia was the leader in mobile manufacturing industry till recently but was dethroned by Samsung. The market share of Nokia also is not big today. Nokia however has a strong hold in the dual SIM mobile phones market with entry level specifications.
Nokia is trying to regain its position by increasing the sales of their mobile phones in the coming financial year. The company is now concentrating on affordable handsets which include the budget range Asha. Nokia is now a days launching feature phones and entry level handsets to attract the Indian consumers who are budget conscious.Read more
Courtesy : www.aegindia.org
Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 9:52 am
Nokia was once the No 1 mobile phone manufacturer in the world, however, the vendor witnessed a dip in the market share as Samsung attained the top spot in the market. Although, when it comes to the dual SIM mobile phones with entry-level specs, Nokia still holds a strong dominance.
Nokia seems to be hoping to achieve its lost reign in terms of sales volume in the mobile phone segment in the coming fiscal year. In order to accomplish its targets, the Finnish giant is concentrating on the budget range of handsets including Asha lineup.Read more
Courtesy : www.gizbot.com