Handsets Category

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

Apple Expected to Announce IOS 8 at Its Worldwide Developers Conference
April 3rd 2014 - 14:55 GMT
Apple today confirmed that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco's Moscone West....more

Nokia SHows Off Three New Lumia Smartphones
April 2nd 2014 - 19:25 GMT
Nokia has announced three Lumia smartphones based on Windows Phone 8.1 and a series of exclusive Nokia features....more

Microsoft Shows Off Windows Phone OS Upgrade
April 2nd 2014 - 17:41 GMT
Microsoft has announced the launch of its latest Windows Phone OS upgrade -- to version 8.1 -- at its developer conference....more

Photos Leaked of Huawei's Next Ascend Smartphone
April 2nd 2014 - 17:15 GMT
What are claimed to be leaked photos of Huawei's expected smartphone, the Ascend P7 have appeared online....more

BlackBerry to Terminate Agreement with T-Mobile USA
April 2nd 2014 - 08:25 GMT
BlackBerry, which currently needs all the customers it can get has announced that it will not renew an agreement with T-Mobile in the USA to resell its mobile phones....more

Spanish Financial Group Switches to Nokia Handsets for Corporate Use
April 1st 2014 - 09:35 GMT
Nokia has secured an order to supply 30,000 of its Lumia smartphones to the Spanish financial group, CaixaBank for its employees....more

Sony Shows off Lightest and Thinnest Ever E-Book Reader
March 31st 2014 - 14:10 GMT
Sony has shown off a new digital e-book ready that it says is the world's thinnest and lightest....more

Larger Screen Rumours for IPhone 6 Smartphones
March 31st 2014 - 13:40 GMT
There are fresh rumours adding fuel to speculation that Apple may finally make a decisive break and launch its new models with significantly larger screens....more

Weak Early Sales for Samsung's Galaxy S5 Smartphone
March 31st 2014 - 10:16 GMT
Early consumer reaction to Samsung's new flagship smartphone appear to be muted, following the early release of the Galaxy S5 for sale in South Korea....more

Motorola Smartphone Sales Surge in the UK
March 31st 2014 - 10:00 GMT
The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to February 2014, shows a resurgent Motorola climbing from almost nothing to 6% of British sales in just six months....more

Haier to Open Indonesian Mobile Phone Factory This Year
March 28th 2014 - 12:26 GMT
Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, Haier says that it plans to open a mobile phone production factory in Indonesia later this year....more

Bitcoin Mining Malware Infecting Android Smartphones
March 27th 2014 - 16:35 GMT
Android apps are being circumvented to act as Bitcoin mining operations, a report from a security firm has warned....more