Handsets Category

Smartphone Outlook Remains Strong - Despite Slowing Growth in Mature Markets
August 28th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
According to a new mobile phone forecast from IDC, more than 1.25 billion smartphones will be shipped worldwide in 2014, representing a 23.8% increase from the 1.01 billion units shipped in 2013. ...more

Unity Extends Android Games Support Across Intel-based Devices
August 28th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Intel and Unity Technologies have announced a collaboration to advance the development of Android-based applications on Intel architecture....more

First Wireless Charger Compatible with Both Qi and PMA Devices
August 28th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
ChargeSpot Wireless Power has shown off what it says is the first wireless charger that is compatible with both Qi (Wireless Power Consortium) and PMA (Power Matters Alliance) standards....more

Microsoft Switching Mobile Browsers from Nokia to Opera
August 27th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
Mobile web browser developer, Opera has announced that its \"Mini\" browser will become the default web browser for Microsoft's existing feature phones and Asha phones portfolio....more

BlackBerry Losing Market Share to Windows Mobile in the UK
August 26th 2014 - 02:25 GMT
eMarketer forecasts, Windows Mobile will oust BlackBerry from its third-place position among the UK smartphone user base....more

Android Phone Reset Isn't Wiping User Data As Expected
August 26th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Tablet and smartphone users should think twice about relying on factory resets to remove personal and business data before trading in, reselling or donating mobile devices....more

Sony Mobile Shows off Waterproof Smartphone
August 19th 2014 - 07:30 GMT
Sony Mobile has shown off its first smartphone based on using waterproof technology at a mid-range price-point....more

Samsung Shows Off Metal Edged Smartphone
August 13th 2014 - 11:01 GMT
Samsung has shown off a metal edged phone that looks a lot like Apple's iPhone, in a move that wont do much to quell complaints that Samsung copies Apple designs....more

China Says Apple Ban Due to Lack of Paperwork Not Security Concerns
August 11th 2014 - 01:50 GMT
China's Ministry of Finance say that Apple did not abide by relevant rules, which is why its products have been dropped from government agencies' procurement list....more

Xiaomi Becomes China's Top Smart Phone Vendor
August 5th 2014 - 00:15 GMT
In Q2 2014, the world's largest smart phone market, mainland China, accounted for 37% of global shipments - some 108.5 million units. Of the top five vendors in China this quarter, all but one were local companies....more

Georgia Tech Jailbreaks IOS 7.1.2
August 1st 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Security researchers at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) have discovered a way to jailbreak current generation Apple iOS devices running the latest iOS software....more

Huawei's Smartphone Sales Up By Nearly a Third
August 1st 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Huawei saw its smartphone sales rise by nearly a third in the first half of this year compared to a year ago, according to a leaked copy of an internal memo....more

BlackBerry Releases BBM for Windows Phone Devices
July 31st 2014 - 23:25 GMT
BlackBerry has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring BBM to Windows Phone 8 and higher....more

Xiaomi, Huawei & Wiko Power Android Growth
July 30th 2014 - 23:20 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to June 2014, shows Android remains the leading OS across Europe boasting a 74% share. ...more

BlackBerry Confirms Plans for White Smartphone
July 30th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
BlackBerry has confirmed that it plans a white version of its forthcoming Passport smartphone, following leaked photos being published online....more

Chinese Vendors Outpace the Market As Smartphone Shipments Grow 23% in Q2
July 30th 2014 - 00:40 GMT
Despite a challenging quarter for Samsung, and to a lesser extent Apple, the strong market demand boosted results for most smartphone vendors. ...more

Fire Phone Hits the Sweet Spot for Hardware Costs, but Will It Pay Off?
July 30th 2014 - 00:25 GMT
From a hardware perspective, the Fire Phone carries a bill of materials (BOM) low enough to allow Amazon to cut a profit for each smartphone sold. ...more

2 in 1 PCs Bridge Gap Between Laptops and Tablets
July 29th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Head over to your local Best Buy and ask a sales rep to show you the 2 in 1s. Chances are they'll be confused about what you're asking for. Is it a tablet with a keyboard attachment? A laptop with a swivel screen? A touch-screen notebook?...more

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