Archive for October, 2012

  • Nokia drops out of Big 5 smartphone makers Nokia drops out of Big 5 smartphone makers

    Nokia is no longer classed as one of the 'Big 5' smartphone makers in the world, it has been revealed. The latest IDC quarterly tracking survey showed that Samsung is on top in terms of the global smartphone market share, with 31.3 per cent, followed by Apple (15 per cent), RIM (4.3 per c...

  • Nokia sees ongoing decline in smartphone market Nokia sees ongoing decline in smartphone market

    Nokia is still experiencing a decline in the smartphone market, despite investing significant amounts of cash in its development. The Finnish company burned through €633 million (£514 million) in just three months, after seeing its sales decline by 20 per cent in a year. It is thought t...

  • HTC launches world's first 1080p smartphone display HTC launches world's first 1080p smartphone display

    HTC has launched a smartphone that comes with a world first: a 1080p display. The HTC J Butterfly is being launched in Japan and while the handset itself is not due to hit the Western market, the technology behind the display screen will undoubtedly be picked up by another manufacturer or bought ac...

  • Smartphone ownership hits one billion Smartphone ownership hits one billion

    The number of people in the world who own a smartphone has reached one billion, according to research from Strategy Analytics (SA). The market analysis company estimated that around one in seven people around the world has owned a smartphone during the third quarter of the year. It extrapolated its...

  • Tablets prove more popular for shopping Tablets prove more popular for shopping

    Just a few years ago the idea of shopping online while away from a computer was almost unthinkable. Now, however, there are plenty of internet-enabled devices that can be employed to browse and compare prices while on the bus or sitting in a park. Recent research and data compiled by eDigitalResear...

  • Galaxy S3 Mini set for launch Galaxy S3 Mini set for launch

    Samsung is set to launch a new handset in the form of the Galaxy S3 Mini, designed to appeal to people looking for a smaller version of its flagship Galaxy model. The phone will feature a four-inch screen rather than the larger 4.8 inches boasted by the original Galaxy. JK Shin, head of mobile comm...

  • LG Nexus rumoured for launch LG Nexus rumoured for launch

    The latest Google smartphone is rumoured to be the LG Nexus, which could be available for purchase in the UK shortly. Leaked information from the Carphone Warehouse inventory system and an article from French newspaper Le Figaro claim that the phone will be revealed on 29 October this year. The lea...

  • Motorola kills off Webtop experiment Motorola kills off Webtop experiment

    Motorola has put an end to its Webtop experiment, which saw its develop phones that could be used to power low-end laptops. The Webtop application and accessory range allowed phones like the Motorola Atrix to be docked into a laptop. This allowed it to increase the functionality of the computer and...