How surprised would you be if we told you that the world’s best selling phone is not the iPhone but something very old and not a smartphone at all? Remember the classic old Nokia 1100, the phone we all perhaps began with? While the iPhone 6 may have sold 71 million units in about three months, the numbers have nothing on the Nokia 1100.
The Nokia 1100 was an entry-level handset that came out in 2003. At the time it was perhaps the best thing to ever hit the mobile market. Lets consider this a 2003 post and talk of the specs that makes the phone a true badass. The handset does not come with two cameras, a curved screen or a snapdragon processor. What it does [...]
The Asus Padfone came and went faster than we could say hello, but its successor may stay on. The revision includes a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, 2GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 2,140mAh battery.The Padfone will operate GSM 1900/850 MHz, WCDMA 2100 MHz and comes with NFC. But, these specs are no different from the box specs that leaked out in the past. Image below.
The company will announce the Hybrid on 16th October in Milan.
LG Q2 earnings are out as it registered net profits of $138 million, up 46 percent from the same period last year. The mobile division struggled after a strong Q1 and took an operating loss, however the positive takeaways are a rising percentage of smartphone shipments and plans to launch new LTE-connected models in North America. LG is also banking of future deployments in countries like India and China.
the home theater segment came out strong with an operating profit of more than double last year at $187.5 million despite slightly lower sales due to an increase in sales of premium products like its Cinema 3D HDTVs. LG also expects to be the top 3D display maker in [...]
The big split is finally, final. Sony and Ericsson have finally spilt up, to name the new company Sony Mobile Communications. Sony has finally taken over Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson’s 50-percent stake in the pair’s former joint venture, reported to have cost €1.05 billion ($1.37 billion). The reports of this split started to appear in the last months of 2011.
PRESS RELESE :The previously announced divestment of Ericsson’s share of Sony Ericsson to Sony, including the broad IP cross-licensing agreement, completed on February 15, 2012 Ericsson’s gain on the transaction will be approximately SEK 7.5 billion and reported as [...]
According to a recent report by Gartner Apple leads as the world’s top smartphone vendor by market share (19 percent), majorly thanks to the holiday quarter. During the season Apple sold some 35.5 million handsets to end users, a 121.4 percent increase from Q4 2010.
Apple now also overtook LG as the Third largest seller of mobile handsets with 7.4 percent market share in the past holiday quarter right behind Nokia (23.4 percent) and Samsung (19.4 percent).
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A new SMS bug has been found in the Windows Phone 7.5 devices, WP devices that receive a text containing a certain string of characters will reboot and return with a non-functional messaging client which can only be restored via a hard reset. The bug does not affect any particular device, but the OS. The funny bit is that the same bug message could be received via Facebook messenger or MSN messenger.
Android and iOS have had their fair list of SMS bugs, But never one that disables the messaging interface all-together.
Pogoplug joins the long list of free cloud services with its new Pogoplug cloud. With apps for all major platforms for smartphones as well as computers. The new cloud offers seamless connectivity b/w all platforms.
The first 5Gb is free and you can upgrade to a bigger 50GB or 100GB for US $ 9.95 & $19.95 / month respectively. You also have the ability to make and share folders just like dropbox, and if you are the social type you can even share your activity of Facebook and Twitter.
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Worried that your recent LG Optimus 2X purchase may not be future proof? Think again, LG has confirmed that the Optimus 2X will intact be getting the Android 4.0 update, and this information was put up on their FB page. There are no details as to when this will happen, or how, since most are still awaiting the 2.3 version of the LG firmware.
“[LG Official Statements on Ice Cream Sandwich OS Update]LG firmly denies the rumors that claim LG will not be providing the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS update for the LG Optimus 2X. These rumors are NOT true. LG is currently in the process of planning the ICS OS update for the LG Optimus 2X as well as [...]
HTC has issued its Q3 results and their profits are up by 68%. The total net income rose to $624.6 million this quarter
Revenue rose by 79 percent on the year toaround $4.54 billion
The reasons cited by HTC for this growth are :
“strong brand recognition, leading product portfolio and expanded distribution channels.”
“We aim to lead the way as the smartphone market continues to expand and change rapidly,We pride ourselves on anticipating market and consumer needs and addressing them before they are realized. We are growing rapidly and responsibly around the globe and continue to expand our leadership in new areas, such as LTE.”
Rumors are all out, and put to an end. Sony has confirmed that it will buy out its stake from the JV of Sony Ericsson for a whopping €1.05 billion in exchange for its 50 percent. This will give Sony full ownership of the company soon to be rebranded worldwide. This will also enable the company to have a more systematic alignment with the arsenal of tablets and PCs it plans in the future.
The buyout will also give IP cross-licensing agreement and ownership of “five essential patent families” to ensure they stay in the mobile phone business. The separation will be finalized in Jan 2012.
Vodafone has announced the new Vodafone Blue handset at just Rs 4950/-
The phone has a designated F button that lets the user upload pictures, visit profiles and update status in a single click . It basically allows you to do the Facebook magic. The device updates as counters, notifications, and displays Facebook posts regularly in the background.
Additionally, Vodafone Blue will be launched in India, with unlimited access to Facebook for a year from the date of its purchase.
The mobile internet plays a central role in the daily lives of millions [...]
Looks like a bunch of Rumors floating around the web including a tweet which talks about the Nexus S – Video Chat on Gingerbread 2.3.4.
What this means is that all Android Devices with front facing cameras and the latest version of Gingerbread will be Able to use it to Video Chat amongst other with similar availabilities.