Handsets Category

Apple Fixes Security Flaw in IPhones and IPads
April 23rd 2014 - 11:58 GMT
Apple has released a software update for iPhone and iPad devices that improves some functionality, and fixes a potentially critical security bug....more

LG Already Working on Replacement for Just Announced LG2 Mini Smartphone
April 22nd 2014 - 14:10 GMT
South Korea's LG has only just announced the forthcoming G2 Mini smartphone, and is rumoured to be working on a G3 model, but may also already be working on a replacement for the G2 Mini....more

Nike Drops Development of Wearable Technology
April 22nd 2014 - 11:30 GMT
Despite all the hype about the future of wearable technologies, making actual money from the services already launched has proven difficult....more

Low Cost Nexus Smartphone from Google Possibly Under Development
April 21st 2014 - 16:04 GMT
Another rumour about a possible mid to low end Nexus smartphone has emerged, this time suggesting that the company might not use a Qualcomm processor to keep costs down....more

Google Reportedly Talking to New Supplier for Next Nexus Tablet
April 21st 2014 - 15:41 GMT
Google may be preparing to switch suppliers for its next Nexus branded Android tablet, with Asus losing out to a rival supplier....more

Nokia's Mobile Phones Division to Adopt Microsoft Name
April 21st 2014 - 10:25 GMT
Microsoft's acquisition of the Nokia handset division is expected to complete within the next few weeks, and one of the first things that will happen is a change to the name of the holding company....more

Chinese Phone Manufacturers Secures Funding for Expansion
April 20th 2014 - 08:45 GMT
Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, CoolPad has raised up to US$175 million in debt funding to expand its sales reach and develop LTE based smartphones....more

Reports of Injuries from Overheating IPhone Charger Cables
April 18th 2014 - 09:45 GMT
The official Korea Consumer Agency has asked Apple to issue warnings to iPhone users following reports of burn injuries from charger cables....more

Samsung Still Pushing Ahead with Tizen Based Smartphone Launch
April 17th 2014 - 18:25 GMT
Samsung is still pushing ahead with launching a Tizen based smartphone, despite dwindling support from other partners....more

Nokia Issues Safety Recall for 30,000 Chargers
April 17th 2014 - 13:34 GMT
Nokia is recalling 30,000 chargers that was supplied with the Lumia 2520 tablet in Europe and the USA....more

Apple, Samsung and HTC Dominate Australian Smartphone Market
April 17th 2014 - 11:21 GMT
With the number of Australians (14+) with a smartphone fast approaching 12 million, Apple, Samsung and HTC now together comprise over 80% of the market, ...more

Samsung's Fingerprint Sensor Lock Already Broken
April 16th 2014 - 18:40 GMT
A security firm claims to have hacked the fingerprint sensor supplied in the Samsung Galaxy S5, which puts the sensor's application as a payment authorisation service in jeopardy....more

Potential Use of Google Glass in Surgical Settings
April 16th 2014 - 15:40 GMT
An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training....more

Samsung Galaxy S5 Carries Astronomical Bill of Materials, Teardown Reveals
April 16th 2014 - 10:25 GMT
The latest member of Samsung's line of Galaxy smartphones ups the ante on features -- and on cost -- with the S5's discrete-intensive design yielding a high bill of materials (BOM)....more

CTIA Announces Voluntary Support for Anti-Theft Mechanisms in Smartphones
April 16th 2014 - 09:10 GMT
In an effort to avoid mandatory regulation, the US mobile industry has agreed to a voluntary code of practice designed to make smartphones less desirable to thieves....more

Asus Seeking to More Than Double Its Share of India's Tablet Market
April 16th 2014 - 07:45 GMT
Taiwan's Asus has set itself a target of increasing its market share of India's tablet sales to 10 percent by the end of the year....more

Oppo Looking to Expand into Indian Mobile Phone Market
April 16th 2014 - 07:20 GMT
Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, Oppo has announced that it will expand its operations in India, starting with the launch of its flagship smartphone, the Find 7 around the middle of this year....more

Google Deploying Heartbleed Patch for Android Smartphones
April 14th 2014 - 17:40 GMT
Google is deploying a security patch for one variant of the Android OS that was vulnerable to the so-called Heartbleed security flaw that stunned the internet community last week....more

Samsung Expected to Announce Camera Optimised Smartphone
April 14th 2014 - 16:55 GMT
Samsung seems preparing to launch a new smartphone optimised for camera users, or maybe something else entirely different....more

Amazon Said to Be Working on New Smartphone with 3D Display
April 14th 2014 - 09:05 GMT
Amazon has long been rumoured to want to launch a range of smartphones to compliment its existing Kindle tablets, and the rumours has reappeared, with a twist....more

T-Mobile CEO Shows Off Gold Plated HTC Phone
April 13th 2014 - 11:02 GMT
Taiwan's HTC may release phones that get good reviews, but it struggles to persuade customers to buy them. However, it can't be criticized for a lack of marketing skills....more

US Retailer Paying Customers to Buy the Samsung Galaxy S5
April 13th 2014 - 09:43 GMT
Flagship smartphones are often launched with special offers as retailers scramble to signup up the early adopters, but one retailer is actually paying people to buy the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone...more

Android OS Upgrades on Their Way for Older Samsung Devices
April 13th 2014 - 09:20 GMT
Samsung is reportedly working on Android OS upgrades for a couple of its older devices, including one which was not expected to get the latest OS variant....more

LG's G3 Smartphone for Sprint Details Appear Online
April 13th 2014 - 08:52 GMT
The specifications for the forthcoming expected LG G3 smartphone for the USA based Sprint network have appeared, courtesy of a user-agent profile tracking service....more

LinkedIn Offers Integration with the Samsung Galaxy S5
April 12th 2014 - 10:24 GMT
Business social networking service, LinkedIn says that it has developed a "deep integration" with Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5....more

Indonesian Phone Companies Worried About Higher Import Tax on Smartphones
April 11th 2014 - 11:50 GMT
Indonesia's phone companies have reacted with alarm to proposals from the government to impose a 20% import duty on high-end smartphones....more

South Korea to Mandate Smartphone Kill Switch
April 11th 2014 - 10:10 GMT
South Korea's government has announced that all new smartphones produced locally will have to include a "kill switch" to disable them if lost or stolen....more

Google Glass to Go on Limited Sale Next Week
April 11th 2014 - 09:15 GMT
Google has announced that it will let the ordinary person buy one of its pricey Google Glass devices, on just one day....more

Samsung's Download Booster Missing from AT&T Version of Galaxy S5
April 9th 2014 - 17:25 GMT
USA based AT&T appears to be disabling a Wi-Fi offload feature that has been built into Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone....more

China's Xiaomi Enters Global Top-10 Handset Manufacturers Ranking
April 9th 2014 - 13:55 GMT
Apple's iPhone 5s continues to be the bestselling phone in the world, according to the February rankings compiled by Counterpoint....more

Sony Reclaims Top Spot in Top-10 Selling Phones During March
April 9th 2014 - 10:05 GMT
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact wins back it's first place at Krusell's Top Seller List for March, after being pushed down to third place in February....more

Samsung Looking to Open Up to 4,000 Phone Stores Across India
April 8th 2014 - 18:57 GMT
Samsung is planning to open between 3,000 to 4,000 retail stores across India as the company seeks to fend off competition from cheaper mobile phone manufacturers....more

Samsung Shows off Mid-Range Android Smartphone
April 8th 2014 - 09:15 GMT
Samsung has shown off a new Galaxy smartphone that it says is aimed at the "young, expressive consumer"....more

Stolen Handset Database Checking Website Launched
April 8th 2014 - 07:30 GMT
The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) has launched an online service that allows mobile phone users to check whether a second-hand mobile phone has been blocked from use on New Zealand networks before they buy it....more

Nokia Rolling Out OS Update for Asha Smartphone Users
April 7th 2014 - 11:10 GMT
Nokia has announced that it is rolling out a software upgrade for some of the Asha range of smartphones....more

Indonesia Considers Higher Import Tax on High-End Smartphones
April 7th 2014 - 07:50 GMT
The Indonesian government is considering imposing a additional "luxury tax" on high-end smartphones in an effort to stimulate increased manufacturing locally....more

Accessory Turns Android Smartphones into Flying Drones
April 6th 2014 - 11:23 GMT
An accessory has been developed that clamps around a smartphone and turns it into an autonomous flying drone....more

First WP 8.1 Based Smartphone from Samsung Under Development
April 6th 2014 - 11:06 GMT
Microsoft's announcement of its Windows Phone OS upgrade came too late for Samsung and Verizon as they start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Ativ SE, Samsung is already working on a model that will support the new software....more

Samsung Said to Be Working on Upgrades Spec for Galaxy S5 Smartphone
April 6th 2014 - 10:46 GMT
Samsung is rumoured to be working on an upgrade for its only just announced Galaxy S5 smartphone....more

Microsoft to Offer Windows Phone OS As Free Software to Handset Vendors
April 3rd 2014 - 19:02 GMT
Microsoft is taking steps to try and encourage more handset manufacturers to support its Windows Phone OS, by giving it away for free....more