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When the topic turns to smartphones and market share, it's usually the same two names that are thrown around -- Samsung and Apple. Fair enough, since the two companies dominate the market, but let's not forget that there are other handset makers continuing to chip away pieces of the market for themselves. Such as LG... Read more...
Samsung's quarterly operating profit is headed for a cliff and there's nothing the South Korean electronics giant can do about it at this point. After two consecutive quarters of annual declines in global smartphone share, Samsung stated in a regulatory filing that it expects a 59.65 percent drop to 4.1 trillion won... Read more...
It's a good thing for Sony that its PlayStation 4 console is such a success, because in the land of mobile, especially smartphones, sales aren't anywhere as easy to come by. That's true of most companies not named Apple or Samsung, though it's particularly disappointing for Sony, one of the better known brands in... Read more...
Score one for the customer. President Barack Obama signed the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act,” which Congress recently passed with unusual ease. The bill makes it legal for mobile phone service customers to unlock their phones and move from one service to another. Carriers... Read more...
HTC is struggling badly financially, but to its credit the company refuses to go down without a fight. In addition to looking into the lower range of the handset market to regain some revenue flow, HTC is rolling out the HTC Advantage program which essentially promises the best possible customer service for those who... Read more...
Because this is America and we refuse to wait for our food to be prepared in a reasonable timeframe, Taco Bell is obliging us by experimenting with taking orders via smartphones. A test program will launch within weeks, and nationwide rollout is expected before the end of the year, according to Nation’s... Read more...
For those of you in the "size matters" camp, you'll be happy to know that LG today launched its G Pro 2 smartphone with a 5.9-inch Full HD 1080p IPS display. Though the screen is big and spacious, it sports an extra slim bezel measuring all of just 3.3mm for what LG claims is an industry-leading screen-to-frame ratio... Read more...
“Iridium GO! is unlike anything the world has seen before,” reads the bold proclamation on the Iridium website. “Powered by the world's furthest reaching network, this compact, rugged and portable unit creates the first ever reliable global connection for voice and data communications on up to 5... Read more...
Google apparently feels it's done all it can do with Bump, a picture sharing app for smartphones it acquired three and a half months ago for between $30-$60 million, and will slam the door shut on the service at the end of the month. Bump's chief and co-founder David Lieb announced the news in a blog post, saying that his team will shift focus... Read more...
One of the biggest days of the year to get a close look at iOS versus Android is Christmas Day, and IBM put together some interesting numbers that show a surprising discrepancy between the two platforms and their respective sales and traffic. As it pertains to online activity, iOS destroyed Android with 32.6% of overall traffic to 14.8%, and... Read more...
Remember when pagers were all the rage? Times have changed since then, and in place of pagers, most people now own smartphones. According to data presented in the most recent Ericcson Mobility Report, the number of mobile subscriptions worldwide has grown by about 7 percent year-over-year to 6 billion in the third... Read more...
Qualcomm is developing NPUs, or “neural processing units”, which would present a different and powerful way for machines to handle information by more closely mimicking the way that the human brain works. Essentially, Qualcomm and its partners are trying to artificially create neurons, and NPUs are... Read more...
If you think today's crop of smartphones feature fine looking displays, wait until you see what LG Display is cooking up. The South Korean display maker announced that it has developed the world's first Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones, thereby giving us a glimpse of what next generation smartphones shipping... Read more...
Shopping a high-end handset, are you? Well fancy that, we just happen to have something you may want to look at! Wading through the pertinent specs of several different smartphones is, quite frankly, a little overwhelming, especially when you're starting at a 2-year commitment with the one you ultimately choose. To... Read more...
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