Handsets Category

Apple Opening More Flagship Retail Stores in China
July 29th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Apple opened a new store in Chongqing Municipality in southwest China on last week, bringing the number of Apple stores in the Chinese mainland to 11....more

Apple and Samsung Represent 68% of Smartphones Owned in the USA
July 29th 2014 - 00:40 GMT
As more US consumers migrate to smartphones, they are increasingly opting for iPhones and Samsung Android phones. ...more

Xiaomi Overtakes Apple in Chinese Smartphone Sales
July 29th 2014 - 00:05 GMT
Samsung has a sales share of 23%, help it to remain its dominance in Urban China Smartphone market, whereas Apple's sales share had plunged to 16%, lost its number 2 seat to Xiaomi who had 21% of the market....more

China Reports Sales of 200 Million Smartphones in First 6 Months of 2014
July 28th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Nearly 200 million smartphones were shipped between the start of January and the end of June, accounting for 87 percent of China's total mobile phone output, ...more

China's Oppo Looking to Indonesia for Next Handset Factory
July 18th 2014 - 02:10 GMT
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Oppo is reported to be interested in building a handset factory in Indonesia, an Indonesian government minister has revealed....more

Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch -- Again
July 18th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
The troubled launch of the Tizen smartphone OS suffered another set-back after Samsung suddenly cancelled the launch of its first Tizen smartphone at a Russia trade show....more

BlackBerry Shows off Radically Redesigned Touchscreen Phone
July 17th 2014 - 02:10 GMT
BlackBerry has revealed that its forthcoming smartphone will avoid the familiar rectangular shape used by most companies and will be more square shaped instead....more

Huawei Licenses Touchscreen Technology from Immersion
July 14th 2014 - 02:40 GMT
Touchscreen feedback technologies developer, Immersion says that it has entered into a multi-year worldwide license agreement with Huawei....more

Celltick Partners with Samsung to Launch Custom UI Experience
July 14th 2014 - 02:20 GMT
The m-commerce software developer, Celltick says that it has signed a deal to create a custom start screen for Samsung Android phones in Nigeria....more

Mobile Phone Recycling Scheme Secures Government Support
July 14th 2014 - 00:20 GMT
New Zealand's government has given official backing to an industry wide mobile phone recycling programme as an accredited Product Stewardship Scheme....more

Xiaomi's Flagship Smartphone Exceeds 10 Million Sales
July 10th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Fast rising Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi is said to have sold 10 million units of its flagship smartphone, the Mi3....more

LG Launches Wearable Mobile Device for Young Children
July 9th 2014 - 02:30 GMT
LG Electronics has shown off a wearable device, the KizON which has been designed for pre-school and primary school children that offers parents a way to keep track of their young children's whereabouts....more

Sony Shows Off Selfie Smartphone
July 9th 2014 - 02:10 GMT
Sony Mobile has shown off a new smartphone, the Xperia C3, which it describes as the perfect phone for people who like to take photos of themselves -- or selfies....more

Apple's IPhone 5S Retains Top Spot in UK Smartphone Sales
July 9th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
The spell cast over the market by the iPhone 5S remains unbroken as it holds onto the title of the UK's most popular smartphone for the ninth consecutive month,...more

Vertu Signs Branded Smartphone Agreement with Bentley
July 8th 2014 - 02:30 GMT
Vertu, the UK based manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, has signed a five-year partnership deal with Bentley motor cars....more

Samsung and Apple Devices Dominate Smartphone Top 20 Sales Charts
July 8th 2014 - 00:25 GMT
Heavily marketed flagship devices like the iPhone 5s 16GB and Samsung's Galaxy S4 i9500 16GB top the rankings....more

Apple Starting to Lose Customers to Samsung -- in Europe
July 1st 2014 - 01:10 GMT
Among those who did buy the Galaxy S5 across the five largest European markets, 17% switched from Apple...more

Microsoft Shows off Its Second Android Based Smartphone
June 25th 2014 - 00:00 GMT
Microsoft has shown off a new Nokia smartphone based on its own Android clone, which it said is aimed at the developing markets to introduce the \"next billion\" people to the mobile Internet and cloud services....more

Tablet Installed Base to Reach Tipping Point in 2014 As Android Surpasses IOS
June 23rd 2014 - 01:00 GMT
This year should also be a watershed for the tablet installed base, with active Android devices surpassing iOS for the first time....more

Samsung Working on Tablet with a Folding Display Screen
June 20th 2014 - 03:00 GMT
Samsung is said to be working on a tablet that can be folded in half to reduce its size to that of a conventional smartphone....more

Microsoft and Google to Add Kill Switch to Smartphones
June 20th 2014 - 00:20 GMT
Both Microsoft and Google have agreed to add a so-called Kill Switch to future versions of their smartphone OS to help reduce the utility of stolen handsets....more

Samsung Shows Off LTE-A Smartphone
June 19th 2014 - 23:30 GMT
Samsung Electronics has shown off a LTE-A enabled version of its Galaxy S5 smartphone....more

Apple's Legendary First Head of Design Describes Smartwatches As Stupid
June 19th 2014 - 03:15 GMT
Apple's legendary first head of design, the man who laid down the company's early focus on its unique look has said the smartwatches are \"stupid\"....more

Future Nokia Smartphone Could Come with a Week-Long Battery Life
June 19th 2014 - 02:55 GMT
Microsoft could be working on a new smartphone that could last an entire week between recharges. With smartphones often struggling to go more than a couple of days at most, this is a huge leap forward in performance that is being talked about....more

Apple Showing Better Than Expected IPhone Sales
June 19th 2014 - 01:55 GMT
Apple could be showing a better than expected quarter of iPhone sales, according to analysis of web search traffic of people seeking information about the devices....more

Amazon Finally Shows Off Its 3D Display Smartphone
June 18th 2014 - 12:58 GMT
After years of hints and rumours, Amazon has finally shown off its long expected smartphone, and yes, it does come with a 3D display....more

Apple's Sapphire Production Leaves Capacity for Smartwatches
June 18th 2014 - 04:00 GMT
Apple's huge investment in a sapphire production supplier could suggest that the company is going ahead with its much rumoured smartwatch after all....more

New IPhone Software Makes Wi-Fi Location Tracking Harder
June 18th 2014 - 03:40 GMT
Apple's latest iOS update has revealed an interesting change in how the devices will scan for local hotspots....more

The Top-10 Selling Phones for May 2014
June 17th 2014 - 02:10 GMT
The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, releases its Top 10-list for May 2014. The list is based on number of pieces custom made mobile- and smartphone cases ordered from Krusell during May 2014....more

Apple Recalls Overheating IPhone Chargers
June 13th 2014 - 07:00 GMT
Apple has issued a recall notice for the iPhone phone chargers it sold in Europe between late 2009 and late 2012 due to overheating fears....more

Google Drops Hint That Android 5.0 is on Its Way
June 13th 2014 - 04:24 GMT
Google may have dropped a cryptic hint that it is about to release version 5 of the Android OS....more

Test Event Finds Mobile Phones Have Poor Hands-free Performance
June 13th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
The results of an ITU test event have highlighted the need for phone manufacturers to improve their products' compatibility with car hands-free systems. ...more

Samsung Shows Off Its Thinnest and Lightest Ever Tablet
June 13th 2014 - 01:40 GMT
Samsung has shown off its thinnest and lightest ever tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, which will go on sale in selected countries from next month....more

T-Mobile Adds Apkudo Approved Testing for Its Smartphones
June 13th 2014 - 00:35 GMT
T-Mobile USA has added Apkudo Approved Application Platform testing to its latest Android smartphone requirements for device manufacturers....more

Xiaomi to Start Indonesian Handset Sales in August
June 12th 2014 - 08:15 GMT
Fast rising Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi is said to be preparing to expand its sales operations into Indonesia later this year....more

LG Launches Three New Android Tablets
June 12th 2014 - 02:25 GMT
LG Electronics has announced the launch of three new tablets, starting with the G Pad 7.0 rolling out in Europe this week, followed by the G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1 over the next several weeks....more

Mozilla to Sell $25 Smartphone in India
June 11th 2014 - 10:25 GMT
Mozilla, the web browser developer that has its own smartphone OS has announced plans for a low-cost smartphone based on its own Firefox software....more

MobileTREC Partners with InfoSonics for Smartphones Equipped with Safety Capabilities
June 11th 2014 - 09:00 GMT
MobileTREC has announced a partnership with InfoSonics to offer what they say will be the world's first smartphone pre-equipped with MobileTREC's patented mobile safety platform....more

Pressure on Apple to Drop Harmful Chemicals from IPhone Production
June 10th 2014 - 23:30 GMT
Apple is facing increased pressure from a collection of environmental activists over its alleged used of harmful chemicals during the manufacturing process for its iPhone handsets....more

Amazon Adds Audio Playback Within Kindle Apps
June 10th 2014 - 07:10 GMT
Amazon has released a free software upgrade for some of its Kindle devices that lets users switch between reading a book, or having it read out to them....more