List of Handsets News Articles

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

BlackBerry Releases BBM for Windows Phone Devices
BlackBerry has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring BBM to Windows Phone 8 and higher. ...read more

Xiaomi, Huawei & Wiko power Android growth
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. ...read more

BlackBerry Confirms Plans for White Smartphone
BlackBerry has confirmed that it plans a white version of its forthcoming Passport smartphone, following leaked photos being published online. ...read more

Chinese Vendors Outpace the Market as Smartphone Shipments Grow 23% in Q2
Despite a challenging quarter for Samsung, and to a lesser extent Apple, the strong market demand boosted results for most smartphone vendors. ...read more

Fire Phone Hits the Sweet Spot for Hardware Costs, but Will it Pay Off?
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. ...read more

2 in 1 PCs Bridge Gap Between Laptops and Tablets
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? ...read more

Apple Opening More Flagship Retail Stores in China
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. ...read more

Apple and Samsung Represent 68% of Smartphones Owned in the USA
As more US consumers migrate to smartphones, they are increasingly opting for iPhones and Samsung Android phones. ...read more

Xiaomi overtakes Apple in Chinese Smartphone Sales
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. ...read more

China reports sales of 200 million smartphones in first 6 months of 2014
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, ...read more