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US Smartphone OS Shipments & Market Share in Q2 2012
Arrogance diminishes wisdom                                                  Arabian Proverb The demise of RIM has been analysed by many over the last few years. Everyone seems to have an opinion on where RIM went wrong. For someone who has a vested interest in a smartphone company, I  pay close attention to these RIM articles. As we all know, history has a habit of repeating itself. Hence, I found this article by JamesRead More

Posted On July 26, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Tech News

Facebook and Amazon: Earnings Roundup

First it was Apple earlier this week, now Amazon, Inc. and Facebook, Inc have released their earnings for the last quarter. Amazon Inc financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Press release: “Amazon Prime is now the best bargain in the history of shopping – that is not hyperbole” Operating cash flow was $3.22 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $3.21 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2011. Free cash flow decreased 40% to $1.10 billion for the trailing twelve months, comparedRead More
This month we’ll see the start of Apple’s patent trial against Samsung. Samsung has recently become the face of Android, hence a win for Apple would be a significant blow to Android. However, some people are not happy with these lawsuits. “Hey Apple why are you mad with Android, just innovate.” How many times have you read this statement before. It’s in the comment section in the most popular blogs and you can also find it in articles fromblog writers themselves. They think it’s a waste of resources for AppleRead More

Posted On July 23, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple vs Samsung: Legal Roundup

The battle between Apple vs Samsung has began in Australian Courts today. This is were Apple got its first significant victor over Samsung by getting the first Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban down under. Subsequently, Samsung engineer a work around that produced the Galaxy Tab 10.1 N, which went on sale. Slashgear reports, “Apple suing Samsung for their “slide-to-unlock” patent on Samsung products in general back in 2011. Samsung then countersued Apple with a set of 3G patents, these patents being standards-essential patents for technology needed for a device to be known asRead More

Posted On July 21, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Latest gadget deals – 2012.07.21

Disclaimer: These deals are only guarantee to be available within hours of this post. BlogCatalog 1. Refurbished iPod touch, 32GB – Black (current generation) Link 2. Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB White 3G Unlocked Android GSM Smart Phone with S Voice / Smart Stay / Direct Call (i9300) Link 3. PlayStation Vita  (Get a 4GB memory card for free and a game for £15 with this console–check out our PS Vita bundle to find out more)   Link 4. Panasonic TCP60UT50 Smart Viera 60″ Class Plasma 3D HDTV – 1080p, 1920 x 1080, 16:9, HDMI,Read More
The Finnish mobile phone gaint Nokia is fighting to stay relevant in the age of Apple iOS and Google’s Andriod. It appears that its partnership with Microsoft will not be able to save the slide. The Wall Street Journal reports that, “Nokia posted heavy losses as shipments of its new line of Lumia brand phones failed to make up for slumping sales of its older models, but its cash position proved stronger than expected alleviating fears that a rapid cash burn could hamper a turnaround.” The states that, Nokia’s net lossRead More
Motorola is experiencing a bitter-sweet time at the moment. In a it’s battle with Apple, Motorola has been successful in thawing Apple’s efforts to stop the sale of it’s Motorola’s Xoom tablets in Germany. Dow Jones is reporting that, “a German court Tuesday ruled the Xoom tablet, made by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility, doesn’t infringe on the design of Apple Inc.’s iPad, but it rejected a claim made by Motorola that the iPad’s design patent is invalid. Apple initially sued Motorola for allegedly infringing three iPad designs with the Xoom. It sought to haveRead More

Posted On July 15, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Google News, Tech News

Patents Litigations: Roundup.

The mobile computing space is currently dominated by two companies at the moment, Apple iOS and Google Android OS. However, the success of the Android OS has drawn the wrath of Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs. As a result, Apple has launch an astounding legal attack on OEMs for infringing Apple’s Hardware and Software patents. The legal battles is closely followed and enjoy huge coverage on the web. I personally found Florian Mueller’s Blog FossPatent to be the most informative. The Tech Storm will endeavour to provide the latest and bestRead More

Posted On July 15, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

Developers very interested in Blackberry 10!

John Paczkowski writing for AllthingsD recently published a report from Baird Equity Research revealing that developers interest in Blackberry 10 operating is declining. This obviously did not go down well with the folks at Blacckberry. Rim’s VP of developer relations, Alec Saunders felt the need to set the record straight. He posted this counter argument on his Blog: A recent report by Baird Equity Research is getting some pick up today on the interwebs. The report shows that developer intent for BlackBerry 10 is on the decline. Needless to say, I was pretty shocked byRead More
Lorraine Luk writing for the Wall Street Journals claims Amazon Inc.  is testing out a smartphone. Luk reports that: Amazon is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a smartphone, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting that the Internet retail giant, which sells the Kindle Fire tablet computers, is considering broadening its mobile-device offerings. Officials at some of Amazon’s parts suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Seattle-based company is testing a smartphone and mass production of the new device may start late this year or early next year.Read More

Posted On July 9, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News

Samsung Galaxy 3 Smartphone launches in South Korea

According to the Korea Times the third generation smartphone from Samsung is due to hit the shelves on Monday in South Korea. The Samsung Galaxy III smartphone has received very good reviews since its unveiling in May this year. The Verge  review describes the Samsung S3 as a: Technological triumph. Samsung has done the overwhelming majority of things right. The camera is easily the best I’ve used on an Android device, the processor claims the title of benchmarking champion, and the customizations layered on top of Ice Cream Sandwich are mostly unobtrusiveRead More
WhatsApp Messenger is a very powerful messaging application that helps people to send messages for free. This Application has a huge  advantage over others in that is Cross Platform unlike iMessage on Apple’s  iOS ,  Blackberry Messenger on Blackberry phones, Windows phones and other messaging Apps on Android. The developers describes WhatsApp as a: WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet dataRead More