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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 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.
Five years since Motorola launched the original DROID, verizon is offering the latest model, the DROID Turbo, which comes with a battery that can last up to 48 hours and a Turbo Charger that can provide 8 hours of use on a 15-minute charge.
Sony Mobile and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) have today launched PS4 Remote Play for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.
ARM on Monday introduced the new Mali-T800 series of graphics-chip designs aimed at the low- and mid-tier mobile markets. The company also announced the the Mali-V550 video accelerator and the Mali-DP550 display controller.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has emerged as the world's third-largest smartphone maker just four years after it was established, acording to data released by IHS iSuppli.
Samsung Electronics released the Galaxy Note Edge smartphone in its home country.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Lenovo has posted information regarding a new smartband product on its website, hinting that the company could be preparing to launch the product soon.
Following last week's "leaks", fitness tracker maker Fitbit has officially announced three new wearable devices - the Fitbit Charge, the Charge HR and the Surge.
Sharp has begun developing a 4K liquid crystal display panel for smartphones, according to a Japanese report.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Microsoft has confirmed the transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia branding for its mobile products, but it will continue to sell low-end phones with the Nokia brand and has licensed the brand for these type of devices.
LG Electronics said Friday it has developed its own eight-core microprocessor to power a variation of its flagship G3 smartphone, the new G3 Screen, coming in Korea this week.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Both Sony and LG Electronics today annoucned that their corresponding wearable "smartwatches", the Sony Smartwatch 3 and the LG G Watch R, are rolling out by the end of the month.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Sprint on Wednesday announced a low-end family data plan that includes 1GB of data for $20 a month, undercutting the top carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
Motorola has begun to roll out a new Android Wear update for the Moto 360 smartwatch.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Samsung has quietly taken the wrapper off an upgraded version of its flagship Galaxy S5, the 'Galaxy S5 Plus'.
Samsung's solutions have been approved by the United States government as the first NIAP-validated consumer mobile devices to handle the full range of classified information.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Apple on Monday made available for download its iOS 8.1 update, which update brings bug fixes to all iPhones and iPads, and also updates compatible gadgets with support for Apple Pa and Continuity.
SK Telecom is teaming up with Samsung Electronics to lead 5G network mobile communications technology. The two companies signed a MOU to start joint research on 5G network technology and service development.
Korean mobile phone manufacturer Pantech has filed an application for bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Microsoft is planning to launch a wearable fitness band in the coming weeks, according to a new report.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday began examining the use of new frequency bands for mobile services as part of the Commission?s efforts to help meet the growing demand for spectrum.
Samsung Electronics has officially unveiled the 'Exynos 7 Octa' mobile application process (AP), which offers improved data processing performance and is the company's first AP to supports 64 bit.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Google has recently unveiled the Android version 5.0 "Lollipop" mobile OS and Sony will be making it available for the entire premium Z series.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) is said to have won an agreement to supply a second processor for Apple and on Thursday reported a record high net profit for the third quarter of the year.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
MediaTek today announced a new 64-bit mobile system on chip (SoC), MT6735, incorporating the modem and RF needs of wireless operators globally.
Samsung today announced two milestones in the development of 5G telecommunications networking technology, as the company clocked 7.5Gbps, the fastest-ever 5G data transmission rate while in a stationary environment. The company was also the first to achieve stable connection at 1.2Gbps, or 150MB per second, in a mobile environment from a vehicle travelling at over 100km/h.
The Asus Padfone X Mini smartphone-tablet combo is coming to the U.S. next week exlusively from At&T for $199.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Microsoft has built Skype Qik, a new communications app launching for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday met with Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and Samsung heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong at the Korean company's main office in Seocho, southern Seoul, and have reportedly agreed to jointly develop mobile content and possibly new hardware.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, will arrive in 36 additional countries and territories across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa by the end of October.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Silent Circle, the company behind the privacy-focused Blackphone smarphones, is planning to release a tablet.
Sprint's customers are now able to get their hands on Sharp AQUOS Crystal featuring an edge-to-edge display.
AsusTek Computer is planning to add a 5.5-inch quad-core version of its ZenFone smartphones in the following months, according to a report by the Chinese-language Commercial Times.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Korean SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics have completed the development of the 'True Real Time Mobile Streaming' technology that is essential for mobile live streaming and achieved its world’s first demonstration over commercial LTE network.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Sony is launching its new Xperia Z3 waterproof smartphone through Verizon and T-Mobile.
Motorola’s Droid Turbo smartrphone seems to be close to launch and its specifications - if true - look just amazing.
CyberLink has made available its photo editing app PhotoDirector for free on iOS and has updated the already released Android version.
HTC on Wednesday unveiled in an event in New York the RE action camera, the selfie-centric Desire Eye smartphone, the HTC EYE Experience enhanced imaging software and Zoe, a video editing community.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
As part of a $105 million settlement with federal and state law enforcement officials, AT&T Mobility LLC will pay $80 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to provide refunds to consumers the company unlawfully billed for unauthorized third-party charges, a practice known as mobile cramming.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
LG Electronics has applied for trademarks for its G smartphone lineup at patent offices both in S. Korea and the United States, hinting at a possible launch of metal-framed handsets.
AT&T Inc said on Monday that it had fired an employee who gained access to customer information in August, possibly including Social Security and driver’s license numbers.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Microsoft is demanding $6.9 million interest from Samsung Electronics in a dispute over smartphone patent royalties, according to a lawsuit unsealed by a New York federal court on Friday.
Friday, October 03, 2014
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC on Friday reported a thin profit for its third quarter, as cost cuts helped it offset the impact of sluggish sales.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Microsoft will soon release a new portable charger that has the energy to provide enough power to charge most smartphones twice.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Garmin today announced the Forerunner 920XT - a multisport GPS watch with running dynamics and connected features.
LG is expanding its 4G LTE footprint in mobiles with the new LG F60, a new smartphone that offers Quad-Core speed and LG’s UX features.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The new Gionee ELFIE 5.1 smartphone has set a new Guinness World Record for its dimensions as it's just 5.1mm thick.
Apple announced that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in China beginning Friday, October 17 from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores, and a network of retail stores through all three major carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
LG Electronics seems to be ready to compete with Samsung with a new smartwatch capable of making calls.
It is obvious that all these convenience and fun offered by your apps an services running on your smartphone require certain type of interaction and "stealthy" communication with servers somewhere in the world.
Friday, September 26, 2014
European airlines are now free to permit use of mobile phones following the aircraft landing, and also allow electronic devices to remain On and Connected throughout the flight.
BlackBerry on Friday reported loss for the three months ended August 30, 2014, but said it was turning its focus to growth and investments.
Late Thursday, Apple issued the iOS 8.0.2 update, which follows quickly on the heels of the flawed-and-quickly-pulled 8.0.1 update that disabled Touch ID and cellular capabilities on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Apple Ihas responded to complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing the problematic v8.01 software update.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Apple earlier today released an update to its iOS 8 operating system for the iPhone to fix software issues, but created bigger problems in the process so it was pulled.
Blackberry officially launched an unconventional, square smartphone dubbed the Passport on Wednesday, and couldn't resist taking a jab at the world's most popular phone - the iPhone 6.
South Korea's Samsung launched the latest version of its Galaxy Note phablet earlier than expected Wednesday after US rival Apple reported record sales of its latest iPhone 6.
The Touch ID fingerprint reader on the iPhone 6 can be fooled using fake fingerprints - the same trick that unlocks the iPhone 5S - a security expert claims.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Apple’s iOS 8 operating system causes popular apps to crash, according to a report.
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 a hefty margin.
BlackBerry is set to unveil its latest smartphone Wednesday, the Blackberry Passport, priced at $599 without a contract in the United States.
Monday, September 22, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available starting Sept. 26 exclusively from AT&T, along with another G3 variant, the LG G3 Vigor.
Apple sold a record of more than 10 million iPhones in the weekend debut of two new models, as consumers rushed to stores to buy handsets featuring bigger screens.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Microsoft is doubling the amount of free storage iPhone users get with OneDrive.
It looks like Samsung's efforts to release a Tizen phone continue, and after July's failure to launch, Tizen comeback will begin in November in India.

Samsung earlier this week introduced its newest option for business users with essential mobile device security needs: My KNOX.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Google will apply encryption to users' data by default in the next version of its mobile operating system, Android L.
U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on Friday, on the same day larger iPhones go on sale.
Apple's latest iPhone 6 devices use chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions, Avago Technologies according to iFixit, which took Apple's devices apart.
Sony today officially announced the development of "SmartEyeglass," a transparent lens eyewear that connects with compatible Android smartphones to superimpose information such as text, symbols, and images, onto the user's field of view.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Qualcomm is releasing the Vuforia developer kit for digital eyewear with companies like Samsung, Epson and others on board. The company also announced the general availability of the LTE Broadcast Software Development Kit (SDK), designed for developers of applications for LTE Broadcast capable devices featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
Sweedish Ericsson will shut down a chip business it took over from a former venture with STMicroelectronics. The company will also lay off of about 1,000 staff.
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has launched mass-production of 20nm six gigabit (Gb) low-power double data rate 3 (LPDDR3) for the first time in the industry, six months after it successfully started manufacturing 20nm PC DRAMs.
Apple has updated its privacy policy in an effort to reassure users that their data is safe as the iPhone maker moves into health and payment technologies.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Today, BlackBerry and Porsche Design unveiled the latest smartphone from their partnership, the Porsche Design P'9983 smartphone from BlackBerry, at an exclusive event in Dubai.
MediaTek's upcoming 64-bit smartphone processors will come with Opera Software's data compression technology, Opera Max, built-in.
The new-generation Apple software for powering its mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the official release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
China’s largest operator, China Mobile, has certified the Intel XMM 7262 LTE-Advanced modem, giving Intel more opportunities to work with OEMs in China, one of the largest LTE subscriber markets
Chinese smartphone ZTE is partnering with T-Mobile to bring out its latest smartphone, the 5.7-inch ZMax, offering a more affordable solution to the market of supersized smartphones.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
France's Orange has reached a deal to buy Spanish fixed line telecoms operator Jazztel in an effort to better compete with rivals Telefonica and Vodafone.
SanDisk today announced at Photokina the the 64GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I card, designed to address the mobile storage requirements of 4K Ultra HD content.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Apple is allowing its iTunes customers to remove U2's new album from their accounts six days after giving away the music for free.
UK's mobile phone retailer Phones 4u entered administration, a form of creditor protection, closing its 550 standalone stores in the country.
As we reported during the weekend, Apple has received record first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with over four million in the first 24 hours, meaning many customers will have to wait for their new phones.
Nokia's most affordable mobile phone, the Nokia 130, is launching today, offering a video and music players.
Aiming to bring a Stylus experience to emerging markets, LG Electronics on Monday announced the global rollout of the LG G3 Stylus, a new pen-enabled smartphone that shares some of its features with the flagship LG G3 smartphone.
As is was expected, Google revealed the first Android One phones at an event held on Monday in India.
Friday, September 12, 2014
The pre-orders for a Sept. 19 delivery of the new iPhone 6 Plus have stalled, with many Apple custonmers to have to wait as long as a month in order to get the device in their hands.
Sharp will eventually begin mass-producing the new low-power Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) displays incorporating IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) technology later than initially expected, starting from 2017.
LG is looking to further expand its reach across all smartphone segments with the introduction of the new L Fino and L Bello smartphones to Brazilian consumers this week, to be followed by other countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the coming weeks.

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