Smartphone Tag

Apple and Blackberry
New data by the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (via Gulf Business), Apple’s sixth generation iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the third quarter of the year, with 2.8 per cent of the total marketshare. Samsung Galaxy S3 was pushed to into second position with a 2.5 per cent share, the report said. According to the report, 46 per cent of handsets registered on the UAE’s networks between July 1 and September 30 were smartphones. Additionally, 56.2 per cent of the handsets in the UAE were manufactured by NokiaRead More
IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker, predicts that the global shipments of smart connected devices (PCs, tablets, and smartphones) are expected to surpass 1.7 billion units by 2014 with roughly one billion units delivered to emerging markets. The report suggest that emerging markets (BRIC countries) such as China, India, Brazil, and Russia – are expected to generate shipments of 662 million units with a shipment value of more than US$206 billion. More than 650 million units are forecast to be shipped to developed markets, with the US, UK, andRead More
Nintendo Smartphone
A new post by T3 is showing Nintendo what is needed to revive the fortune of the company – given their current woes in the game console business. Which is – start making Smartphones. It’s safe to say that the company’s Nintendo’s Wii U Console is not enjoying the kind of success its predecessor had. Video: T3: Last month Nintendo posted disappointing financial results on the back of poor sales figures of its consoles – and this week, EA announced it has no titles in development for the Nintendo Wii U. The confirmation comes lessRead More
According to a news study from Consumer Report, 39 percent of the more than 100 million American adult Smartphone owners neglect to add basic security  measures, such as using a screen-lock, backing up data, or installing an app to locate a missing phone or remotely wipe its data. This is astounding, given that smartphone are basically mobile PCs (albeit, with less power and storage) containing important personal information. The study illustrates that at least 7.1 million Smartphones were damaged, lost, or stolen and not recovered last year. Despite this, only 69 percentRead More
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Launch Event in Australia Set for April 23 According to a report from TechAu, Samsung will be holding a launch event for their new flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Sydney, Australia tomorrow. Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone was unveiled in New York to much fanfare last month. The new device is set to feature the following: Screen Size: 5-inch Screen Resolution: 441ppi, Super AMOLED Display Resolution: 1920×1080 Android Version: Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Cameras: 13 MP back, 2 MP front Battery: 2,600 mAh RAM: 2GB Storage: 16/32/64GB with microSD slot for up to 64GB “Tomorrow nightRead More
Digitimes Research: Smartphone Sales to Reach 329 million Units in China in 2013 According to a Digitimes study, the smartphone market in China is set to grow 67 percent year-over-year in 2013. “There will be 329 million smartphones sold in the China market in 2013, hiking 67.0% from 2012 due to large growth in the total number of 3G subscribers, while sales of feature phones will drop 39.9% to 146 million units,” James Wang reports. “The 2013 sales of smartphones will consist of 110 million TD-SCDMA models, increasing 155.8% from 2012,Read More
Optimus L5 2 smartphone
LG Electronics Launches the Optimus L5 2 Smartphone Yonhap, South Korean based news agency, is reporting that LG Electronics Inc. on Monday has announced the global launch of its Optimus L5 2 smartphone. According to the report, “the Optimus L5 2, the latest addition to LG Electronics’ Optimus L Series 2 line-up, is set to become available in Brazil this week and expand to markets such as South and Central America, Europe, Asia and Russia.”The Optimus L5 2 will feature a 4-inch display, runs on the Android Jelly Bean platform and comesRead More
Xperia Z Group Black

Posted On February 26, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

Exec: Sony’s Xperia Z Smartphone off to a Good Start

Sony’s Xperia Z Smartphone off to a Good Start Head of Xperia marketing, Calum MacDougall said the company is happy with the sales of its Xperia Z smartphone, according to a Reuters report. McDougall speaking to Reuters: [quote] “We have seen really good pre-orders”, McDougall said in an interview at the Mobile World Congress. “We had the first stocks available in Germany in Berlin at the Sony store and sold those out in two hours. “In France, we sold more in one day in our online store than we sold in 12 weeks in mobileRead More
BlackBerry Launches BlackBerry 10 line in India, for 43,490 rupees ($800)
BlackBerry Launches BlackBerry 10 line in India, for 43,490 rupees ($800), which shows that Blackberry still has a huge fan base in the country. BlackBerry Launches BlackBerry 10 line in India, for 43,490 rupees Despite its depature from Japan, Blackberry is launching its new Blackberry 10 line of smartphone in India. This clearly shows that Blackberry still has a huge fan base in the country. Reuters: [quote] BlackBerry launched its first smartphone from its BlackBerry 10 line in India on Monday, pricing the phone at 43,490 rupees ($800). The touch-screen BlackBerry Z10 phone, whichRead More
Good Technology: Apple Dominated Device Activation in Enterprise [Q4 2012]
Good Technology: Apple Dominated Device Activation in Enterprise [Q4 2012] – customers showed a clear preference for iOS devices, which accounted for 77 percent of all activations.   Apple Dominated Device Activation in Enterprise In a press release today, Good Technology -the leader in secure enterprise mobility, released its Q4 2012 Device Activation Report. The report looked at the number and type of smartphone and tablet devices activated amongst Good’s enterprise customers, which include half of the Fortune 100™. The study included more than 4,000 participants from various companies such as financial services, healthcare,Read More

Posted On February 25, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

DTS Powers New Acer Liquid E1 and Liquid Z2 Smartphones

DTS Powers New Acer Liquid E1 and Liquid Z2 Smartphones –  DTS Sound improves the sound quality of Acer’s new smartphones, providing crystal-clear, high-definition audio went listening to your media. In a press release DTS, Inc. has announced that they are partnering with Acer to improve the sound quality of their Liquid E1 and Liquid Z2 smartphones. According to the press release: [quote] DTS, Inc. a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that its DTS Sound audio processing technology has been integrated into the latest Liquid smartphones from Acer. DTS SoundRead More

Posted On February 24, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Tech News

Report: Paypal Launches ‘Paypal Here’ in the UK

  Paypal Launches ‘Paypal Here’ in the UK According to a report from Wales Online, Paypal is launching a device which will enable small businesses and small traders to accept payment in person. It’s anticipated that small traders such as ice cream sellers, market stall holders and taxi firms will benefit from “Paypal Here”. “PayPal Here is aimed at smaller businesses which may find it costly to take card payments and have traditionally relied on cash or cheques,” the report states. Apparently, customers will be able to use PayPal deviceRead More