All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smartphones’

Tablet Phone Features Could Become More Popular

As the tablet market has grown, so the PC market has fallen. Tablets are now nearly as ubiquitous in western markets as smartphones, and sales of the devices are expect to hit record levels this holiday season. Though Apple introduced the original iPad in a 10-inch size it envisioned to be perfect, consumers seem to be comfortable settling in with …

Read More

T-Mobile to Stop Carrying BlackBerry Smartphones in Stores

With BlackBerry now on the verge of being sold, fourth-place U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile is now set to stop shipping BlackBerry smartphones to its retail stores. A new Reuters report cites T-Mobile EVP for Corporate Services David Carey as saying the provider will instead ship BlackBerry smartphones directly to consumers. The devices will still remain on display at T-Mobile stores …

Read More

iPhone 5S Manufacturing Costs Estimated at $199

After the launch of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C last week, Apple (predictably) sold record numbers of the smartphones over the weekend. This is despite rumors of low manufacturing yields due to difficulties surrounding the new fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 5S. Now, with the smartphone finally in the hand of consumers, analysts can estimate just what kind of …

Read More

Slate: Your Smartphone is Built with Blood

Slate published a story this week that may turn a few heads with the release of the new iPhone iterations: the biggest manufacturing trade group in the United States is in the midst of a court battle with the Securities & Exchange Commission over whether or not consumers should be made aware of the primary sources of the minerals used …

Read More

Smartphone Sales Threaten Camera Companies

Smartphone sales have slashed the value of stocks in companies like Nikon and Canon since their introduction in 2007, and now analysts say it’s going to be difficult for smaller camera companies to stay afloat at all. “There are too many players,” said analyst Ryosuke Katsura. “It’s going to be tough for smaller camera makers even to remain in the …

Read More

Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored For October Release

Back in July, Nokia followed in the steps of Android smartphone manufacturers by announcing the Lumia 625, a Windows Phone 8 smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen. Now, with Samsung marketing its 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 and other Android makers selling smartphones with screens over 6-inches, Nokia is rumored to be preparing its own “phablet” device. DigiTimes today is reporting that …

Read More

iOS 7 Download Problems Run Rampant

Apple released the iOS 7 update on Wednesday, and some users have had a lot of issues when trying to update their devices. Not only are many users having trouble downloading the iOS 7 update, they are having difficulty activating the download as well. While any Apple update is going to have glitches, some users are reportedly spending hours and …

Read More

Microsoft Now Offering Up To $350 For iOS, Android Devices

Last week, Microsoft began offering consumers $200 for their old iPads. The program required quite a bit from customers, including their physical presence in a Microsoft Store. The money was also given as a gift certificate for Microsoft Stores, with encouragement to use the cash toward the purchase of a Surface tablet. This week, Microsoft has begun offering money for …

Read More

U.S. Smartphone Penetration Hits 64%, Young People Lead the Way

The modern smartphone market is now six years old. As the technology improves, analysts are predicting that smartphone markets in the U.S. and Europe will soon reach saturation points, with emerging markets such as Brazil and China leading smartphone growth in the coming years. This week, Nielsen released new research providing some clear evidence for these assumptions. The new Nielsen …

Read More

Mobile External Display Capabilities to Expand in Coming Years

As smartphones and other mobile platforms have become more prevalent, PC sales have begun to slump. However, consumers till need to get things done on larger screens. While some manufacturers have managed to specialize for the PC market, others are attempting to blend the mobile with external displays, essentially making smartphones and tablets primary computing devices. Market analyst firm ABI …

Read More

Asus Announces Updated PadFone Infinity

Asus has been on a run the past few weeks, unveiling devices ranging from a new extra-small Fonepad tablet to a new Chromebook laptop. Now, the Taiwanese company has unveiled another of its strange PadFone devices. The PadFone is essentially two separate devices, a smartphone and a tablet. The catch is that the smartphone can be docked into a slot …

Read More

BlackBerry Announces the Z30 Smartphone, BlackBerry 10.2 OS

Back in January of this year, RIM rebranded itself as BlackBerry and announced the first two phones for its BlackBerry 10 platform, the Z10 and the Q10. Unfortunately for the Canadian company, its new smartphones were too late to catch on with consumers who had moved on to iPhone and Android devices. BlackBerry is now suffering from poor sales and …

Read More

Page 11 of 34« First...«910111213»2030...Last »