Handsets Category

IPhone 6 Plus Captures 41% of US \"phablet\" Sales
December 8th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
On the market for just over a month of the three months ending with October 2014, the iPhone 6 Plus captured 41% of "phablet" sales-sales of smartphones with a screen size of 5.5 inches and larger....more

India the Fastest Growing Smartphone Market In Asia/Pacific in Q3 2014
December 5th 2014 - 01:55 GMT
The market observed exceptional growth owing to festive demand and recorded a new high in smartphone shipments in Q3 2014. ...more

Moto 360 Leads the First Wave of Android Wear Devices
November 25th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Nearly 5 million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in Q3 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark for the first time....more

42% Surge in Third Quarter ZTE Smartphone Shipments Worldwide
November 16th 2014 - 23:15 GMT
Global shipments of ZTE smartphones were up by a notable 42 percent year-on-year in the third quarter 2014, according to a recent report,...more

Global Smart Phone Shipments Exceed 300 Million in a Quarter for the First Time
November 12th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
There is increasingly strong competition between vendors fighting for the global smartphone number three spot, behind Samsung and Apple, according to Canalys....more

LG Starts Android 5.0 Upgrades
November 10th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
LG Electronics (LG) says that will begin rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for G3 smartphones starting in Poland this week, to be followed by other key markets in the near future....more

Smartphone Shipments Jump by a Quarter with Heightened Competition Beyond Samsung and Apple
November 7th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
New smartphone releases and an increased emphasis on emerging markets drove global smartphone shipments above 300 million units for the second consecutive quarter....more

Lenovo Becomes World's Third Largest Smartphone Vendor
November 6th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
The number of smartphone shipments reached 316.6m in Q3 2014, representing 13.1% y-o-y growth and 5.5% q-o-q growth, according to Juniper Research....more

USA: Early IPhone6-6 Plus Sales Suggest Strong Holiday Season
November 6th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Data for US smartphone sales in the three months ending September 2014 show the potential for Apple to capture strong sales in the holiday season thanks to its recently launched iPhone 6 and 6 Plus....more

Smartphones Set the Pace As MEA Handset Sales Top 64 Million Units in Q2 2014
October 23rd 2014 - 01:30 GMT
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in Q2 2014, expanding 27% year on year to total 64 million units....more

Motorola Adds Remote Control for Cameraphones
October 16th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Motorola has released an update for its Droid smartphones that allows remote control of the camera shutter....more

Carl Zeiss Unveils Virtual Reality Headset
October 15th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Carl Zeiss, which supplies camera lenses to the likes of Nokia has made a tentative step into the virtual reality market, with its own headset....more

USA: IPhone 5s/c Demand Undented by Expectation of New Models
October 8th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Apple's market share saw a drop of less than 1 percentage point in the 3 months prior to launch....more

IPhone 6 Plus: $100 Costlier for Consumers to Buy - Just $15.50 More Expensive for Apple to Make
October 7th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
For consumers opting to buy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus rather than the iPhone 6, the additional 0.8 inches of screen size will cost $100 extra. However, for Apple, the iPhone 6 Plus costs only about $16 more to produce, delivering to the company an even heftier margin than normal for its wildly popular smartphone line....more

Xiaomi Continues As Number One Manufacturer in China
September 17th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to July 2014, shows Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has continued its reign over the Chinese market, ...more

Certification of CDMA2000 Mobile Devices to Be Transferred from CCF to GCF
September 8th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the CDMA Certification Forum (CCF) have confirmed that they are on track to complete the transfer of certification for CDMA2000 mobile devices into GCF by the end of 2014....more

Xiaomi Continues As China's Number One Manufacturer
September 4th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data shows Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has continued its reign over the Chinese market, holding on to the top spot with ease for the fourth consecutive month...more

A Fix to Our Cell-phone Waste Problem?
September 3rd 2014 - 23:40 GMT
Customers will buy more than 1.8 billion new phones by the end of this year only to abandon almost half of them to drawers, and they'll recycle a mere 3 percent of them....more

Smartphone Outlook Remains Strong - Despite Slowing Growth in Mature Markets
August 28th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
According to a new mobile phone forecast from IDC, more than 1.25 billion smartphones will be shipped worldwide in 2014, representing a 23.8% increase from the 1.01 billion units shipped in 2013. ...more

Unity Extends Android Games Support Across Intel-based Devices
August 28th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Intel and Unity Technologies have announced a collaboration to advance the development of Android-based applications on Intel architecture....more

First Wireless Charger Compatible with Both Qi and PMA Devices
August 28th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
ChargeSpot Wireless Power has shown off what it says is the first wireless charger that is compatible with both Qi (Wireless Power Consortium) and PMA (Power Matters Alliance) standards....more

Microsoft Switching Mobile Browsers from Nokia to Opera
August 27th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
Mobile web browser developer, Opera has announced that its \"Mini\" browser will become the default web browser for Microsoft's existing feature phones and Asha phones portfolio....more

BlackBerry Losing Market Share to Windows Mobile in the UK
August 26th 2014 - 02:25 GMT
eMarketer forecasts, Windows Mobile will oust BlackBerry from its third-place position among the UK smartphone user base....more

Android Phone Reset Isn't Wiping User Data As Expected
August 26th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Tablet and smartphone users should think twice about relying on factory resets to remove personal and business data before trading in, reselling or donating mobile devices....more

Sony Mobile Shows off Waterproof Smartphone
August 19th 2014 - 07:30 GMT
Sony Mobile has shown off its first smartphone based on using waterproof technology at a mid-range price-point....more

Samsung Shows Off Metal Edged Smartphone
August 13th 2014 - 11:01 GMT
Samsung has shown off a metal edged phone that looks a lot like Apple's iPhone, in a move that wont do much to quell complaints that Samsung copies Apple designs....more

China Says Apple Ban Due to Lack of Paperwork Not Security Concerns
August 11th 2014 - 01:50 GMT
China's Ministry of Finance say that Apple did not abide by relevant rules, which is why its products have been dropped from government agencies' procurement list....more

Xiaomi Becomes China's Top Smart Phone Vendor
August 5th 2014 - 00:15 GMT
In Q2 2014, the world's largest smart phone market, mainland China, accounted for 37% of global shipments - some 108.5 million units. Of the top five vendors in China this quarter, all but one were local companies....more

Georgia Tech Jailbreaks IOS 7.1.2
August 1st 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Security researchers at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) have discovered a way to jailbreak current generation Apple iOS devices running the latest iOS software....more

Huawei's Smartphone Sales Up By Nearly a Third
August 1st 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Huawei saw its smartphone sales rise by nearly a third in the first half of this year compared to a year ago, according to a leaked copy of an internal memo....more

BlackBerry Releases BBM for Windows Phone Devices
July 31st 2014 - 23:25 GMT
BlackBerry has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring BBM to Windows Phone 8 and higher....more

Xiaomi, Huawei & Wiko Power Android Growth
July 30th 2014 - 23:20 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to June 2014, shows Android remains the leading OS across Europe boasting a 74% share. ...more

BlackBerry Confirms Plans for White Smartphone
July 30th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
BlackBerry has confirmed that it plans a white version of its forthcoming Passport smartphone, following leaked photos being published online....more

Chinese Vendors Outpace the Market As Smartphone Shipments Grow 23% in Q2
July 30th 2014 - 00:40 GMT
Despite a challenging quarter for Samsung, and to a lesser extent Apple, the strong market demand boosted results for most smartphone vendors. ...more

Fire Phone Hits the Sweet Spot for Hardware Costs, but Will It Pay Off?
July 30th 2014 - 00:25 GMT
From a hardware perspective, the Fire Phone carries a bill of materials (BOM) low enough to allow Amazon to cut a profit for each smartphone sold. ...more

2 in 1 PCs Bridge Gap Between Laptops and Tablets
July 29th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Head over to your local Best Buy and ask a sales rep to show you the 2 in 1s. Chances are they'll be confused about what you're asking for. Is it a tablet with a keyboard attachment? A laptop with a swivel screen? A touch-screen notebook?...more

Apple Opening More Flagship Retail Stores in China
July 29th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Apple opened a new store in Chongqing Municipality in southwest China on last week, bringing the number of Apple stores in the Chinese mainland to 11....more

Apple and Samsung Represent 68% of Smartphones Owned in the USA
July 29th 2014 - 00:40 GMT
As more US consumers migrate to smartphones, they are increasingly opting for iPhones and Samsung Android phones. ...more

Xiaomi Overtakes Apple in Chinese Smartphone Sales
July 29th 2014 - 00:05 GMT
Samsung has a sales share of 23%, help it to remain its dominance in Urban China Smartphone market, whereas Apple's sales share had plunged to 16%, lost its number 2 seat to Xiaomi who had 21% of the market....more

China Reports Sales of 200 Million Smartphones in First 6 Months of 2014
July 28th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Nearly 200 million smartphones were shipped between the start of January and the end of June, accounting for 87 percent of China's total mobile phone output, ...more