The Nokia brand name can’t be worth very much because Microsoft is going to ditch it from its line of phones.
It originally planned to use the Nokia name for as long as 10 years but freshly fledged CEO Satya Nadella is obviously revisiting just about everything ex-CEO Steve Ballmer had committed to. more»
As many as 40 percent of US citizens who work for large corporations use their own smartphones, desktops, laptops, and tablets to do business.
That’s according to IT market research company Gartner, which recently surveyed over 4,300 people about their technology and attitudes. more»
As smartphone screen sizes get bigger, tablet market share is shrinking.
That’s according to Gartner, which said that tablet sale growth is falling and in 2014 will represent less than 10 percent of all gizmos in 2014.
Hardware buyers are hanging onto their tablets and while sales will amount to 229 million units this year – up 11 percent from 2013, the overall trend is down. more»
Fingerprint sensing technology has been with us for some time. But it seems that smartphone and tablet giants Samsung and Apple want to promote it a little bit more.
Research outfit IHS said the fingerprint sensor market will grow to be worth $1.7 billion by 2020. more»
As we’re soon going to be swamped by even more smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and notebooks there’s an urgent need for better battery technologies real soon now.
That’s according to ABI Research which said that by 2019 there will be eight billion devices on the planet – a billion more than there are people right now. more»
Want an Android smartphone for around 100 bucks? Go to India, because that’s where the action is.
Market analysts at IDC said Google has introduced what it describes as the “first wave” of Android One devices in India in collaboration with local gizmo makers Spice, Karbonn and Micromax. more»
Student protestors in Hong Kong are communicating with each other by using a smartphone app called FireChat.
FireChat by Open Garden is an app that lets people communicate with each other without needing a cell network.
It is able to do that because it can make use of Bluetooth, which has a range of about 200 feet of anyone else using the map. more»
There’s still a way to go for Blackberry even though it launched a new smartphone earlier this week.
The company turned in a loss of $207 million for its second financial quarter. That’s way less than the $965 million it made in the same quarter last year. more»
A report by Monetate said data showed that mobile commerce continues to grow at a fair old pace.
Figures for the second quarter of 2014 available today showed that mobile commerce traffic rose by 120 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013 on smartphones. more»
Gizmo firm Apple claimed it sold over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in the three days after it was launched by CEO Tim Cook. (pictured)
The phones are available in the UK, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Canada, Australia and the USA – and will be sold in 20 more countries on September 26th. more»
Fierce competition in the smartphone chipset and microprocessor market means prices of devices are likely to drop next year.
Smartcom, Qualcomm, Marvell and Broadcom are all competing in offering 32-bit quad core devices all hovering around the $8 to $9 mark. more»
The chip division of Japanese giant Toshiba said it has started making fast 20 megapixel CMOS image sensors aimed at the high end smartphone market. Samples went out last month and full production will start in February next year.
That type of censor will give a smartphone the kind of capabilities more associated with high end and expensive digital cameras. more»
Fortune tellers at the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) have been consulting their tarot cards and are predicting that either there will be a tall dark stranger who will ask them out to lunch, or by the end of the decade, there will be nine billion mobile connections across the globe. more»
A report said that even though products from Samsung and LG that use flexible OLED materials for displays, they’re not really curved screens yet.
Strategy Analytics (SA) said Samsung’s launch of the Note Edge last week and the LG G-Flex a few months back took curved screens one step closer to reality. more»
A team of software developers at Aston University have designed tech that will help doctors diagnose Parkinson’s disease.
According to the BBC, it is hard for doctors to be sure of a diagnosis without being able to monitor their speech and movements over a period of time. more»