Thursday, 16 August 2012

In China, cheap and cheerful phones outsmart Apple

By on 09:23

A woman uses an iPhone as she and other pedestrians walk past an Apple store in Beijing in this June 28, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/David Gray/FilesIn China's booming smartphone market, which is set this year to overtake the United States as the world's largest, a host of little-known local firms are primed with cheap phones to squeeze market share from U.S. giant Apple Inc's iPhone.
In the latest local challenge to the iPhone, Xiaomi Technology on Thursday launched the successor to its popular MiOne (MI) smartphone. The MI2 has specifications that exceed those of the iPhone 4S and sells for less than half the price.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

August 29 event confirmed to be a Galaxy Note 2 launch event

By on 00:07

It was just a while ago that we reported that Samsung has been sending out invites for their Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event in Berlin.

What was unknown in this mystery invite, however, was which product will be announced at this event, although it was generally speculated it would be the successor to the Galaxy Note.

Motorola announces Electrify 2 and Defy XT for U.S. Cellular

By on 00:03

Motorola has announce two new Android smartphones - the Electrify 2 and the Defy XT - for the U.S. Cellular in the, well, US.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Sony adds black, silver and white to the Xperia SL color palette

By on 23:59

The Xperia SL already showed us its fun personality posing in blue and pink. Now, thanks to some press shots ePrice has managed to acquire, Sony shows the Xperia SL means business, too.

The Apple-Samsung trial goes on, shows us new iPhone prototypes

By on 23:54

The second day of the Apple vs. Samsung trial went interesting to say the least. After the court denied Samsung the right to make an argument that a Sony concept was the real inspiration behind iPhone's design, the Koreans decided to take matters into their own hands and released the evidence, which has been previously dismissed by the court.

New BlackBerry 10 dev phone pops up, RIM confirms

By on 23:49

A render of a mysterious BlackBerry device was "accidentally" leaked on the RIM's developer website. The device apparently is called Dev Alpha B - a successor to the current Dev Alpha device, used to test out the still unofficial BlackBerry 10 OS. The render was quickly pulled down from the site.

A vigilant twitter user by the name of @NerdBoss514 went ahead and asked the guys over at @BlackBerryDev on twitter for some info on the mystery device. He got a response that the Dev Alpha B will be an eventual hardware bump to the current Dev Alpha.

ZTE become the 5th largest smartphone vendor in Q2 2012

By on 23:47

ZTE have never been shy about proclaiming their ambitions of being amongst the big names of the smartphone game, and have moved one step closer to their goal this past quarter.

During Q2 of this year, ZTE managed to ship some 8 million smartphones, mostly in their native China. It is estimated that they now hold a global market share of 5.2%, which puts them just behind HTC and Nokia and makes them the 5th largest smartphone supplier in the world.
ZTE have also retained their 4th rank in terms of overall mobile devices sold (which includes smartphones and feature phones), a title they claimed last year. Their goal is to ramp up their annual sales to the 100 million handset mark by 2015.

Sony is yet to decide which 2011 Xperia phones will get Jelly Bean

By on 23:39

When a Sony spokesman let it slip that the company wouldn't update its 2011 Xperia Android smartphones to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, users got upset. Big time!