List of Handsets News Articles

iPhone 6 Plus captures 41% of US \"phablet\" sales
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. ...read more

India the Fastest Growing Smartphone Market In Asia/Pacific in Q3 2014
The market observed exceptional growth owing to festive demand and recorded a new high in smartphone shipments in Q3 2014. ...read more

Moto 360 leads the first wave of Android Wear devices
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. ...read more

42% Surge in Third Quarter ZTE Smartphone Shipments Worldwide
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, ...read more

Global smart phone shipments exceed 300 million in a quarter for the first time
There is increasingly strong competition between vendors fighting for the global smartphone number three spot, behind Samsung and Apple, according to Canalys. ...read more

LG Starts Android 5.0 Upgrades
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. ...read more

Smartphone Shipments Jump by a Quarter with Heightened Competition Beyond Samsung and Apple
New smartphone releases and an increased emphasis on emerging markets drove global smartphone shipments above 300 million units for the second consecutive quarter. ...read more

Lenovo becomes world's third largest smartphone vendor
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. ...read more

USA: Early iPhone6-6 Plus sales suggest strong holiday season
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. ...read more

Smartphones Set the Pace as MEA Handset Sales Top 64 Million Units in Q2 2014
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. ...read more

Motorola Adds Remote Control for Cameraphones
Motorola has released an update for its Droid smartphones that allows remote control of the camera shutter. ...read more

Carl Zeiss unveils virtual reality headset
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. ...read more

USA: iPhone 5s/c demand undented by expectation of new models
Apple's market share saw a drop of less than 1 percentage point in the 3 months prior to launch. ...read more

iPhone 6 Plus: $100 Costlier for Consumers to Buy - Just $15.50 More Expensive for Apple to Make
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. ...read more

Xiaomi continues as number one manufacturer in China
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, ...read more

Certification of CDMA2000 mobile devices to be transferred from CCF to GCF
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. ...read more

Xiaomi continues as China's number one manufacturer
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 ...read more

A fix to our cell-phone waste problem?
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. ...read more

Smartphone Outlook Remains Strong - Despite Slowing Growth in Mature Markets
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. ...read more

Unity Extends Android Games Support across Intel-based Devices
Intel and Unity Technologies have announced a collaboration to advance the development of Android-based applications on Intel architecture. ...read more

First Wireless Charger Compatible with Both Qi and PMA Devices
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. ...read more

Microsoft Switching Mobile Browsers from Nokia to Opera
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. ...read more

BlackBerry losing market share to Windows Mobile in the UK
eMarketer forecasts, Windows Mobile will oust BlackBerry from its third-place position among the UK smartphone user base. ...read more

Android Phone Reset Isn't Wiping User Data as Expected
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. ...read more

Sony Mobile Shows off Waterproof Smartphone
Sony Mobile has shown off its first smartphone based on using waterproof technology at a mid-range price-point. ...read more

Samsung Shows Off Metal Edged Smartphone
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. ...read more

China Says Apple Ban Due to Lack of Paperwork not Security Concerns
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. ...read more

Xiaomi becomes China's top smart phone vendor
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. ...read more

Georgia Tech jailbreaks iOS 7.1.2
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. ...read more

Huawei's Smartphone Sales Up By Nearly a Third
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. ...read more