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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
BlackBerry today launched its long-awaited Classic smartphone on Wednesday, a device the company hopes will help it win back market share and lure fans who prefer physical keyboard devices.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Huawei today announced in China the Honor 6 Plus, a high-end Android smartphone equipped with three 8MP cameras.
With the new Un-carrier 8.0 program, T-Mobile becomes lets you roll your unused high-speed data into the next month.
Sprint announced that the budget-friendly Lumia 635 smartphone is coming to their Sprint brands including Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users were flat in the third quarter of 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. However, sales of smartphones to end users grew 20.3 percent to reach 301 million units.
The future of the Tizen operating system remains uncrtain as Samsung Electronics has once again postponed the launch of a Tizen smartphone.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Taiwanese handset maker HTC's first wearable device will be reportedly released early 2015 and will take the form of a wristband, according reports.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been reportedly stopped from importing and selling phones in the country, a few months before the company was set to release its flagship handset Mi4.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Google has updated Android Wear to Android Lollipop, bringing with it customization options through watch faces.
Last summer, Apple and IBM announced a partnership make mobile business apps both smarter and easier to use. Today the two companies deliver the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services that bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Qualcomm maintained its market leadership in SoC GPUs in 2014 while total mobile GPU market opportunity projected to be over 3.5 billion units in 2018, according to Jon Peddie Research.
Blackphone's upcoming update to its customized operating system, PrivatOS is coming next year and introduces Spaces, which gives users the capability to create separate self-contained 'spaces' for apps, data and accounts - all on one device.
Monday, December 08, 2014
BlackBerry and NantHealth today announced a secure clinical genome browser that gives doctors access to patients' genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone - the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser.
LG Electronics has earned validation for its G3 flagship phone from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) under the National Security Agency (NSA) in the US.
Friday, December 05, 2014
Is Samsung already planning to release the successor of the Galaxy S5? Well, some guys think that it would be possible, and have already posted online the specs of Samsung's upcoming handset.
Sony is showcasing the capabilities of its latest water-resistant smartphones, in an underwater shop off the coast of Dubai.
Intel has contracted chip-maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSCM), major to make its SoFIA family of handset chips using 28nm process.
Later today, Microsoft will begin rolling out an update to the Windows Phone Developer Preview Program that makes Cortana available in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain as an "alpha".
Smartphones from Apple, Xiaomi and others have been violating Taiwan's privacy laws by collecting user data and sending it back to company servers, according to a government regulator.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Samsung Electronics asked a U.S. appeals court to toss a $930 million verdict won by Apple, claiming that it didn't copy the iPhone's design.
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, according to Kantar data.
Apple has developed a new technology designed to protect fragile smartphone screens from shattering, and has been awarded a related patent.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Sprint is targetting Verizon Communications and AT&T with a promise to cut customer bills in half for those that switch from its larger rivals.
The growth rate of global smartphone shipments slowed to 25.9% in 2014 and is expected to fall to 12.4% in 2015, according to TrendForce.
NXP Semiconductors has launched its third-generation smart amplifier for smartphone audio systems – the TFA9897.
Monday, December 01, 2014
Samsung Electronics in Sunday said it will launch a smartphone using its own operating system Tizen in India this month.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Confirming recent rumors, Sony's new e-paper watch has appeared online and is currently under development, Sony has confirmed.
Following last year's reports that the NSA had targeted German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone, the German government has reportedly been assured by Blackberry that its new smartphones are "spy-free".
Thursday, November 27, 2014
LG Electronics on Thursday replaced the head of its mobile division with the marketing chief of its parent company in a reshuffle aimed at further pushing the handset business that has recently gained steam after a slowdown.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Sony is reportedly developing a watch made out of electronic paper set for release next year.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
BlackBerry is offering to pay iPhone users as much as $550 to switch to a new BlackBerry Passport.
The Federal Communications Commission announced that T-Mobile US, Inc. has agreed to take steps to ensure that customers who run mobile speed tests on the carrier’s network will receive accurate information about the speed of their broadband Internet connection, even when they are subject to speed reductions pursuant to their data plans.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Thirty years after the start of telecoms competition in the UK and ten years after the formation of media regulator Ofcom, the UK Competitive Telecommunications Association (UKCTA) has called on Ofcom to review the market and reassess its priorities for the next ten years to ensure the UK communications sector remains competitive.
Samsung Electronics will scale down its mobile messaging application business including the ChatOn app, as it has failed to offer the expected profits, company officials said Monday.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The technological evolution of a malicious software dubbed "NotCompatible" has turned a once compelling piece of malware into one of the known longest-running mobile botnets - a prime example of how mobile malware complexity is advancing and is borrowing technical tactics already seen in PC malware.
Corning today announced the Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which the company claims is up to two times tougher than any competitive cover glass design now in the marketand has been formulated to address screen breakage issues from everyday drops.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It looks Apple has found a way to promote the Beats streaming music service by offering it as part of the iOS operating system, according to a report in the Financial Times newspaper.
For all those who are frequently search for their missing Motorola device into their home or office, Motorola is offering a simple solution, the Motorola Keylink.
Samsung today announced the U.S. launch of a new mobile video service available exclusively for Galaxy owners.
Mobile communications app Vider announced Public Chats, a new feature that allows users to discover, share and interact with conversations with celebrities, on mobile.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Open Whisper Systems on Tuesday announced a partnership with Facebook-owned WhatsApp to use TextSecure protocol to encrypt messages.
Apple has made available the WatchKit software that gives developers a set of tools to create apps for Apple Watch device.
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, according to data released by Canalys.
Facebook is launching a new app for its Groups feature that allows users to create and interact on the website with communities based on shared interests such as hobbies or geography.
Nine out of ten people aged six and over will have mobile phones by 2020, Ericsson predicts in its latest Ericsson Mobility Report.
Mobile messaging company Snapchat, in partnership with online payments company Square, is launching a new service that lets users send money.
Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it plans to focus on beefing up price competitiveness of its handsets next year, apparently as its foothold in the global market has been challenged by Chinese players.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Last week Nokia said that its brand could sonnn find its way back to consumers products and t looks like we'll see the first device tomorrow.
Marvell today announced the quad-core 64-bit ARMADA Mobile PXA1908 platform targetting 5-mode 4G LTE worldwide mass market along with the octa-core 64-bit 5-mode 4G LTE ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 system-on-chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets.
Later this year you'll be able to easier stream 4K video from mobile devices to ultra high-definition TVs, using the upcoming USB Type C connectors that will support the latest MHL (mobile high-definition link) 3 mobile video standard.
Samsung Electronics has reportedly agreed with Apple to produce application processors (APs) from next year for iPhones and iPads, according to sources from S. Korea.
Friday, November 14, 2014
AT&T Mobility said Friday it's no longer adding Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. Seperately, the company will stop investing in high-speed Internet connections until the FCC sorts out the new "net neutrality" rules.
Nokia may revive its brand name in consumer markets after selling off its former flagship mobile phones business to Microsoft.
The second and final day of the 2014 Mobile Pwn2Own competition was held in Tokyo and two security researchers targeted Windows Phone and Android.
The U.S. Justice Department is gathering data from cell phones by using communications towers installed on small airplanes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Responding to the recent reports related to the so-called "Masque Attack" that allowed malicious applications to be installed in place of valid apps on iOS devices, Apple once again highlighted the security features of its operating system.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Today, at BlackBerry’s Enterprise Event in San Francisco, Blackberry made a series of announcements related to the company's expanded enterprise portfolio, which now includes a new mobile-device management and security platform.
Some of the world’s most popular smartphones have been prized open at the Mobile Pwn2Own hacking contest in Tokyo, Japan this week.
LG Electronics plans to release a bendable smart phone next year, which users will be able to conveniently control its curvature.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Google has started initiated over-the-air (OTA) Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10.
Second-generation Moto X and G owners will soon have the chance to enjoy Android Lollipop on their phones.
Samsung today announced at its developer conference in San Francisco the Gear VR Innovator Edition, a new 3D-capturing 360-degree camera called Project Beyond, a new S Pen with its own SDK and the SIMBAND fitness wearable for developers.
Samsung Electronics will reportedly use universal flash storage (UFS), a NAND Flash memory based next-generation memory standard, to its flagship smart phone model (Galaxy S6) to be released next year.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
AT&T or Sprint customers will soon start accepting pre-orders for the highly anticipated Nexus 6 smartphone starting from November 12.
U.S. District Judge today orderd Apple to face a U.S. federal lawsuit claiming it failed to tell consumers that its messaging system would block them from receiving text messages if they switched to Android-based smartphones from iPhones.
Sharp on Tuesday showcased in Japan a 4.1-inch, 2K LCD display for with a pixel density of 736ppi, adding that a panel capable of reproducing "4K" video images version is coming in 2017.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology to optimize the allocation of wireless base stations for LTE-Advanced.
LG on Tuesday launched in S.Korea AKA, a new smartphone for young users that comes with unique casings showing facial expressions.
Microsoft has officially unveiled the Lumia 535, a $135 smartphone for the emerging and low-cost markets.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Facebook announced today that it's having over 500 million people on Messenger each month, more than doubling its user base since last April.
Researchers with cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Monday that they have uncovered a bug in Apple's iOS operating system that makes devices vulnerable to remote cyberattacks.
Sunday, November 09, 2014
LG Electronics this week will begin rolling out the highly anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for G3 smartphones starting in Poland this week, to be followed by other markets in the near future.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Apple remained the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. with 41.7 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.1 percent platform market share, according to data released by comScore for the month of September.
AT&T has entered into an agreement with Grupo Salinas to acquire mexico's third-largest wireless operatorIusacell for US$2.5 billion, inclusive of Iusacell debt, as it seeks to grab a slice of a market with a fast potential growth.
Friday, November 07, 2014
Microsoft’s first Lumia phone without Nokia-branding will be revealed on November 11, according to a post on the Nokia Conversations blog.
Apple has reportedly decided to stop using triple-level cell (TLC) NAND in some versions of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, following problems in the controller IC of the TLC NAND flash.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch is now available in more options -- a metal band, and more choices for slim bands for people who want a more minimal aesthetic.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Mozilla's Firefox OS will soon expand to Africa with the support of local carriers Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, operated by Millicom.
Apple has overtaken Samsung Electronics in becoming the most powerful brand this year in the mobile market of China, a research report showed.
LG Electronics said Wednesday it has signed an agreement with Google to grant each other the right to mutually exploit their patents, a move seen as a way to avert patent infringement suits.
Samsung is adding another flip-phone for for the elderly in its Master range of devices,
The Lumia 635 will be available at Cricket Wireless on November 7th online at Cricket Wireless’s website or in Cricket Wireless stores in cyan color, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Responding to a recent report that Samsung's Find My Mobile service was vulnerable to certain hack attempts, Samsung says that the reported issue was fixed through an update on October 13, and no user information has been compromised.
Wireless carrier Sprint is eliminating 2,000 jobs, or about 5 percent of its staff, as part of an effort to cut its annual spending and turn around several quarters of losses.
Monday, November 03, 2014
The Lumia 830 will be available at AT&T starting on November 7th online at AT&T's website or in AT&T retail stores. And along with it comes a limited-time promotion: buy a Lumia 830 and get a Fitbit Flex for free.
Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge, a smartphone with a functional, curved display for notifications, will be available in the U.S. beginning Nov. 14.
Saturday, November 01, 2014
HP has focus on classic design rather than a futuristic touchscreen for its first smartphone, designed by American fashion designer Michael Bastian and coming on November 7.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Blackberry has updated its BBM to introduce a number of new privacy features that allow users to take control over the messages and content that they share.
Samsung Electronics on Friday unveiled two mid-tier Galaxy A series handsets with a premium design as it tries to compete with low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world's biggest smartphone market.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sharp claims that it has found a way to solve the battery-draining issues typically caused by backlit LCD displays, with the introduction of a new type of LCD for wearable computer devices.
The Samsung Gear S will be available in the U.S. beginning next Friday, November 7 and since it can make calls - unlike Samsung's other smartwatches - wireless carriers are treating it like any other connected device, with its own service plan.
Lenovo Group Ltd said Thursday it has closed its $2.91 bln acquisition of the Motorola handset unit from Google, paving the way to become the world's third player in the smartphone market.
China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor within three years after first hitting the market, according data released Strategy Analytics and IDC.
Korean SK Telecom has worked with Ericsson to develop Smart Wake-up, a technology that dynamically wakes up small cells when traffic enters the cell, improving operational efficiency.
LG Display announced today that it has developed a 5.3-inch Full HD LCD panel for smartphones with the world’s narrowest bezel at 0.7mm.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
In an open letter to current and former BlackBerry users, BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen on Wednesday tried to create some buzz for the company's new BlackBerry Classic device, which is set to debut later this year.
Oppo claims a new record for the world's slimmest smartphone with the relaese of the Oppo's R5, which is just. 4.85mm thick. The Chinese smartphone maker has also announced the N3 model, which comes with a motorized (!) swivel camera.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
AT&T was sued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for allegedly deceiving customers on the speed of communication through its mobile data plans.
Google's response to Apple's HealthKit has arrived in the form of the company Google Fit app for Android.

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