All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smartphones’

That Amazon Phone Might Be Made By HTC [Rumor]

For the past two years, one of the most consistent rumors in tech was that Amazon would launch a Kindle smartphone. Over those last two years, we’ve only ever heard more rumors as each suggested release date comes and goes. The latest rumor, however, may indicate that we’re finally getting somewhere. The Financial Times reports that HTC has partnered with …

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Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update Paves The Way For Phablets

As Android devices like the Galaxy Note have proven, smartphone consumers love phablets. As Android devices get bigger and bigger, however, iOS and Windows Phone device displays remain below 5-inches. Microsoft will be changing that with its next software update. Microsoft announced this morning that it will be rolling out its third Windows Phone 8 update over the next new …

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LG Announces LG G Pro Lite Smartphone

A report earlier this week held that the “mini” versions of high-end smartphones that Android smartphone manufacturers have been pushing for the past year may not have been selling as well as had been hoped. The devices don’t seem to be inexpensive enough to compete with mid-range smartphones that offer many of the same features. That won’t stop manufacturers from …

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T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited International Data

Traveling to other countries can be a once in a lifetime experience for most, but it can also be incredibly expensive. It doesn’t help when your wireless carrier gouges you for using data overseas. Unfortunately, international roaming fees are just a part of the business, or so we thought until T-Mobile decided to change the rules. T-Mobile, the carrier that …

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Firefox OS To Launch In More Markets Before The End Of 2013

Firefox OS, Mozilla’s mobile OS alternative to Android and iOS, launched in select European and South American markets earlier this year. It’s been a little too quiet on the Firefox OS front since then, but Mozilla and its hardware partners are starting to stir once again. Mozilla announced today that it and its hardware partners are preparing to launch Firefox …

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Mini Smartphones Reportedly Not Selling Well

With high-end smartphone markets in the west beginning to saturate, the concept of “mini” smartphones seemed to make sense. Since displays are a large part of the cost of manufacturing smartphones, smaller versions of top-tier devices could be made for less and sold to consumers aspiring to the latest models. It seems, though, that these mini versions of the best …

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HTC One Max Rumored to Have Fingerprint Sensor

It didn’t take long for smartphone manufacturers to catch up to Apple’s iPhone. Within a few years of the original iPhone’s debut, high-end Android smartphones with comparable or even better hardware than their iPhone contemporary were being released on a regular basis. That doesn’t mean, however, that Apple gave up its role as an industry innovator. The new iPhone 5S, …

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Apple Smartphone Market Share Still Rising, HTC Now Falling Fast

145 Million Americans now own smartphones, making up nearly 61% of all cell phone users. Though analysts are beginning to predict a market saturation in the west and look toward developing markets such as Brazil and China for growth, the big players in the smartphone space are still gaining traction in the U.S. The latest comScore numbers are now out, …

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HTC Announces $119 Million Quarterly Loss, Its First Ever

HTC today announced its quarterly financial results, revealing an operating loss of NT$3.5 billion ($119 million). This is the first quarterly loss in HTC’s company history. The loss comes on revenue of just NT$47.05 billion ($1.6 billion). Earnings per share of the company have fallen around NT$3.58 ($0.12) per share during the quarter. In many ways, HTC’s recent financial report …

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Curved LG Smartphone Could be Coming in November

The technology to create curved displays for smartphone has been around for years now, displayed prominently at CES every year. Despite this, manufacturers haven’t yet found an appropriate use for the technology in their smartphones. Expensive curved TV sets have made their debut, and flexible displays are likely to improve as they are used in smart watches and other wearable …

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Plastics in Smartphones to Surge in Coming Years

Apple’s high-end iPhones are known for their sleek metal casings. The company spent years perfecting the machining of the iPhone 4 and then the iPhone 5 cases. Other manufacturers have done the same with their high-end smartphones, most notably HTC with its One smartphone. Apple’s largest competitor, Samsung, has taken a different route, crafting its Galaxy smartphone lineup out of …

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Sony Reportedly Optimistic About Smartphone Sales

A new DigiTimes report states that Sony’s mobile division is set to ship 65 million smartphones during its 2014 fiscal year. That would be a more than 50% increase from the 42 million smartphones it is expected to ship by the end of the current fiscal year (March 2014). The report’s unnamed “sources in the vendor’s supply chain” stated that …

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