Archive for Mobile Handset News

  • Blackberry shares take nosedive Blackberry shares take nosedive

    Shares in Blackberry have seen a huge drop in value since the firm confirmed that it experienced a significant loss in the three months to 1 June this year. The smartphone manufacturer reported losses of $84 million (£55 million), which was substantially better than the $518 million loss reco...

  • China's Huawei to launch first smartphone China's Huawei to launch first smartphone

    Huawei, China's telecoms giant, has launched its first smartphone today. The Ascend P6 is expected to be unveiled this afternoon and will make its debut in London. However, a leak has meant that a few details are already known. ICTech has published a handful of photographs showing an ultra-sl...

  • Dim smartphone lights for better sleep, research suggests Dim smartphone lights for better sleep, research suggests

    Recent studies have suggested that dimming the light on a smartphone screen can result in a better night's sleep for those prone to using their phones in bed. Previous studies have suggested that using a smartphone in bed could result in poor sleep, but this latest research, from the Mayo Clin...

  • New smartphone emerges from ex-Nokia team New smartphone emerges from ex-Nokia team

    A new smartphone has emerged onto the market after a team of ex-Nokia employees founded a company to make use of the abandoned MeeGo project. MeeGo was a smartphone operating system being pursued by Nokia prior to its decision to unite with Microsoft and deliver Windows Phone handsets. It was sat...

  • Nokia launches phone with WhatsApp button Nokia launches phone with WhatsApp button

    Nokia has unveiled the new Asha 201, a phone specifically designed for social media use, with a Qwerty keyboard and an integrated WhatsApp button. The Asha range is designed to be an affordable alternative to the premium Lumia range and is likely to be popular with a younger market keen to keep in ...

  • Galaxy Mega smartphone unveiled Galaxy Mega smartphone unveiled

    Samsung has revealed the biggest smartphone to date, its Galaxy Mega handset. The device boasts a 6.3 inch screen, making it perfectly designed for watching videos or for using more than one application at the same time. Samsung's 5.3 inch Galaxy Note handset was the original popular big-scr...

  • Amazon smartphone speculation mounts Amazon smartphone speculation mounts

    Speculation regarding the possible launch of an Amazon smartphone has increased with the company's appointment of an expert in the field. Charlie Kindel has been taken on by the business after his 20-year stint at Microsoft, where he most recently worked on the company's Windows Phone. M...

  • Supply problems see release of HTC One delayed Supply problems see release of HTC One delayed

    The release of the HTC One smartphone is due to be pushed back due to supply chain problems. Reports from the Wall Street Journal suggest that suppliers have started to lose faith in HTC after the telecommunications giant has experienced several years of slow business. An anonymous source informe...

  • Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Samsung unveils Galaxy S4

    Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy S4 handset at a conference held in the Radio City Music Hall in New York. The handset has been eagerly anticipated by smartphone aficionados who are keen to see if it will stack up against Apple's iPhone 5 offering. In short, the answer to this looks like a &...

  • Smartphones dominating mobile sector Smartphones dominating mobile sector

    Smartphones are set to continue to dominate the mobile phone sector during 2013, according to the latest figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The data predicted that vendors will ship 918.6 million smartphones this year, which will make up just over half (50.1 per cent) of the tot...