Items tagged with smartphones

With the help of DeNA, Nintendo is going to start developing apps for smartphones and other smart devices, the companies announced today. The two firms are pooling their resources -- both talent and capital -- to get the new venture going, which in... Read more...
Apple's Jony Ive thinks consumers want thinner smartphones rather than longer battery life. I say that's hogwash, which is why I'm cautiously optimistic about yet another battery technology that promises to keep our gadgets running longer. In this... Read more...
It's a funny thing watching Apple and Samsung compete in the mobile space, especially now, as each one adopts lessons learned from one another. For example, Apple finally figured out that Samsung was onto something with its big screen smartphones... Read more...
Smartphone sales jumped 28.4 percent to 1.2 billion units in 2014 and grew to represent two-thirds of the global phone market, according to the latest research by International Data Corporation... Read more...
Will your next mobile device come from Huawei? Don't rule it out, even if you've never heard of the company. Huawei makes some downright sexy looking mobile devices, though its presence in the United States is limited, in part because of a House... Read more...
Microsoft is faced with a monumental task in mobile. That task? Quite simply, it's to become relevant in a landscape that is currently dominated by Android and iOS (in that order), the two of which account have collectively staked a claim to 96... Read more...
Digital photos and videos aren't consuming any less space these days, and as 4K recording grows in popularity, so too will our storage needs. Luckily Samsung is on top of things on the mobile front -- the company today announced that it's now mass... Read more...
During fiscal Q1 2015, Apple broke sales and profit records, steamrolling over even the most optimistic forecasts by analysts. The Cupertino, California-based company sold a record 74.5 million... Read more...
Samsung is facing heavy competition on multiple fronts these days. Mobile sales have dipped and a smartphone marketing executive recently stepped aside. In India, smartphone company Micromax has been a thorn in Samsung’s side for years, pushing... Read more...
We doubt that there will be many tears shed as we wave goodbye to Google's inventory of Play Edition devices, a series of expensive handsets that came with the stock Android experience. The last of these was the HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition, and... Read more...
While we've seen data to suggest that tablet growth is slowing way down, the same can't be said for smartphones. Just the opposite, market research firm TrendForce pegs the number of global... Read more...
If it's a low cost, entry-level handset you're after, Microsoft's Lumia line is quickly becoming the obvious choice. At the very least, it's one of the more prominent options, as Microsoft continues to breed an increasing number of lower end... Read more...
The funny thing about the mobile industry is that the landscape can change in the blink of an eye. Just ask HTC, the once dominant company that helped popularize Android and reaped multiple record-breaking quarters for its efforts, only to be... Read more...
Last week, we brought you a review of the Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung's new Galaxy Note derivative with a curved edge display along one side. Reviews on the device have been generally strong (we're fond of it, if the form factor and capabilities meet... Read more...
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