Archive for Mobile Handset News

  • Best Smartphone award goes to Galaxy S3 Best Smartphone award goes to Galaxy S3

    The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been dubbed the Best Smartphone at the Global Mobile Awards at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress. A number of technology reviewers have already lavished praise on the handset, but this is the latest official accolade that the phone will be adding to its collection. ...

  • Apple said to be testing 'watch-like device' Apple said to be testing 'watch-like device'

    Apple is thought to be testing a watch that has many of the smartphone features of the iPhone. The rumours about the testing of an electronic watch came about through reports that suggested the technology firm has spoken to Foxconn about assembling the wearable device. Reports from the Wall Stre...

  • New LG smartphone series rumoured New LG smartphone series rumoured

    Rumours have started to spread about the possibility of a new LG series of smartphones. The company posted on its Facebook account that it is planning a “surprise” that will come with “an unexpected distinction”. It also posted an image of a wrapped up package to accompany t...

  • Majority of kids have access to smartphones Majority of kids have access to smartphones

    It wasn't so long ago that children with access to a phone were the exception. Then the handsets became cheaper and parents' awareness of the safety benefits meant that more and more kids had their own phone. Now, it appears, the vast majority of young people are using the technology. In ...

  • Galaxy S sales surpass 100 million Galaxy S sales surpass 100 million

    Sales of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone have surpassed the 100 million units mark for the first time. The handset was launched less than three years ago and a selection of different versions have been developed since that time. Each version has enjoyed varying levels of popularity and according...

  • HTC struggles with plunging profits HTC struggles with plunging profits

    Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has seen a significant drop in its profit. The firm reported a drop in net profit of 91 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2012 having missed forecasts. In the October to December period, HTC recorded a net profit of £21.47 million, down from...

  • HTC Butterfly available for pre-order HTC Butterfly available for pre-order

    Smartphone fans in the UK can now pre-order the new HTC Butterfly handset at Expansys. The site doesn't mention how much the phone will cost, but it is confirming that it won't charge customers without checking that they want to go ahead once stock has arrived. HTC's handsets don�...

  • Samsung dominates mobile market Samsung dominates mobile market

    The latest report from analyst group Gartner has revealed that Samsung is dominating the mobile market. According to the paper, the Korean company sold 97 million handsets during the third quarter of the year, accounting for 22.9 per cent of the market. This leaves Nokia in second place with 19.2...

  • 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...