List of Handsets News Articles

China's Oppo Looking to Indonesia for Next Handset Factory
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Oppo is reported to be interested in building a handset factory in Indonesia, an Indonesian government minister has revealed. more

Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch -- Again
The troubled launch of the Tizen smartphone OS suffered another set-back after Samsung suddenly cancelled the launch of its first Tizen smartphone at a Russia trade show. more

BlackBerry Shows off Radically Redesigned Touchscreen Phone
BlackBerry has revealed that its forthcoming smartphone will avoid the familiar rectangular shape used by most companies and will be more square shaped instead. more

Huawei Licenses Touchscreen Technology from Immersion
Touchscreen feedback technologies developer, Immersion says that it has entered into a multi-year worldwide license agreement with Huawei. more

Celltick Partners with Samsung to launch Custom UI Experience
The m-commerce software developer, Celltick says that it has signed a deal to create a custom start screen for Samsung Android phones in Nigeria. more

Mobile Phone Recycling Scheme Secures Government Support
New Zealand's government has given official backing to an industry wide mobile phone recycling programme as an accredited Product Stewardship Scheme. more

Xiaomi's Flagship Smartphone Exceeds 10 Million Sales
Fast rising Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi is said to have sold 10 million units of its flagship smartphone, the Mi3. more

LG Launches Wearable Mobile Device for Young Children
LG Electronics has shown off a wearable device, the KizON which has been designed for pre-school and primary school children that offers parents a way to keep track of their young children's whereabouts. more

Sony Shows Off Selfie Smartphone
Sony Mobile has shown off a new smartphone, the Xperia C3, which it describes as the perfect phone for people who like to take photos of themselves -- or selfies. more

Apple's iPhone 5S retains top spot in UK Smartphone Sales
The spell cast over the market by the iPhone 5S remains unbroken as it holds onto the title of the UK's most popular smartphone for the ninth consecutive month, more

Vertu Signs Branded Smartphone Agreement with Bentley
Vertu, the UK based manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, has signed a five-year partnership deal with Bentley motor cars. more

Samsung and Apple Devices Dominate Smartphone Top 20 Sales Charts
Heavily marketed flagship devices like the iPhone 5s 16GB and Samsung's Galaxy S4 i9500 16GB top the rankings. more

Apple Starting to Lose Customers to Samsung -- in Europe
Among those who did buy the Galaxy S5 across the five largest European markets, 17% switched from Apple more

Microsoft Shows off its Second Android Based Smartphone
Microsoft has shown off a new Nokia smartphone based on its own Android clone, which it said is aimed at the developing markets to introduce the \"next billion\" people to the mobile Internet and cloud services. more

Tablet Installed Base to Reach Tipping Point in 2014 as Android Surpasses iOS
This year should also be a watershed for the tablet installed base, with active Android devices surpassing iOS for the first time. more

Samsung Working on Tablet with a Folding Display Screen
Samsung is said to be working on a tablet that can be folded in half to reduce its size to that of a conventional smartphone. more

Microsoft and Google to Add Kill Switch to Smartphones
Both Microsoft and Google have agreed to add a so-called Kill Switch to future versions of their smartphone OS to help reduce the utility of stolen handsets. more

Samsung Shows Off LTE-A Smartphone
Samsung Electronics has shown off a LTE-A enabled version of its Galaxy S5 smartphone. more

Apple's Legendary First Head of Design Describes Smartwatches as Stupid
Apple's legendary first head of design, the man who laid down the company's early focus on its unique look has said the smartwatches are \"stupid\". more

Future Nokia Smartphone Could Come with a Week-Long Battery Life
Microsoft could be working on a new smartphone that could last an entire week between recharges. With smartphones often struggling to go more than a couple of days at most, this is a huge leap forward in performance that is being talked about. more

Apple Showing Better than Expected iPhone Sales
Apple could be showing a better than expected quarter of iPhone sales, according to analysis of web search traffic of people seeking information about the devices. more

Amazon Finally Shows Off its 3D Display Smartphone
After years of hints and rumours, Amazon has finally shown off its long expected smartphone, and yes, it does come with a 3D display. more

Apple's Sapphire Production Leaves Capacity for Smartwatches
Apple's huge investment in a sapphire production supplier could suggest that the company is going ahead with its much rumoured smartwatch after all. more

New iPhone Software Makes Wi-Fi Location Tracking Harder
Apple's latest iOS update has revealed an interesting change in how the devices will scan for local hotspots. more

The Top-10 selling phones for May 2014
The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, releases its Top 10-list for May 2014. The list is based on number of pieces custom made mobile- and smartphone cases ordered from Krusell during May 2014. more

Apple Recalls Overheating iPhone Chargers
Apple has issued a recall notice for the iPhone phone chargers it sold in Europe between late 2009 and late 2012 due to overheating fears. more

Google Drops Hint that Android 5.0 is on its way
Google may have dropped a cryptic hint that it is about to release version 5 of the Android OS. more

Test event finds mobile phones have poor hands-free performance
The results of an ITU test event have highlighted the need for phone manufacturers to improve their products' compatibility with car hands-free systems. more

Samsung Shows Off its Thinnest and Lightest Ever Tablet
Samsung has shown off its thinnest and lightest ever tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, which will go on sale in selected countries from next month. more

T-Mobile Adds Apkudo Approved Testing for its Smartphones
T-Mobile USA has added Apkudo Approved Application Platform testing to its latest Android smartphone requirements for device manufacturers. more