All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smartphones’

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The LG G2

Earlier this month, LG revealed its latest attempt to capture the smartphone market with the G2. It’s a high-end smartphone that’s unique in that it places the volume control buttons on the back of the device. Beyond that, it’s your basic high-end smartphone. Well, LG probably takes exception to the G2 being called just another high-end smartphone, and it has …

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Touch Panel Makers Look For Growth in Low-Cost Devices

Touch panel makers are raking in ever more revenue from larger, higher-resolution top-tier smartphones like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. Even so, the saturation of the high-end smartphone market in the west means that manufacturers are now looking to mid- and low-priced devices in developing nations for industry growth. Touch panel manufacturers will have to follow suit to stay …

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Panel Revenues Double on High-End Smartphone Sales

Though the markets for high-end smartphones are beginning to saturate, millions of the devices are still being sold in the U.S. and Europe. This means that while smartphone manufacturers look to mid- and low- end smartphone markets in the developing world for growth, component manufacturers will have steady sales for years to come. Analyst firm NPD’s DisplaySearch today released its …

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Android May be Too Much For Low-Priced Smartphones

As the high-end smartphone market begins to be locked up by Apple, Samsung, LG, and others, smartphone manufacturers are now looking to the low-end market segment for growth in the industry. In particular, growing demand for low-priced smartphones is predicted to grow rapidly in countries such as China, Brazil, and India. However, a new report from DigiTimes Research predicts that …

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Ubuntu Edge Doesn’t Reach $32 Million In Funding, Canonical Remains Optimistic

The Ubuntu Edge was a highly ambitious smartphone with an equally ambitious Indiegogo campaign. Canonical hoped to raise $32 million in a month to fund the creation of what it saw as the future of smartphones, but it only managed to rake in a record breaking $12 million instead. With that in mind, where does Canonical go from here? In …

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Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year

After it was reported that smartphone shipments rose over 6% in the second quarter of 2013, analysts continued to predict record sales for the smartphone market. Smartphones have even, for the first time, overtaken feature phone sales. Today, DigiTimes Research predicted that total global smartphone shipments for 2013 will reach just under one billion units. The analyst firm predicted 950 …

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Samsung Catches Up With Apple’s Brand Recognition

As Apple and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone sales, and smartphone market share, the two companies could now be seen as equal competitors. A new analyst report this week shows that Samsung has even caught up to Apple in the minds of consumers. The report, put out by analyst firm TrendForce, shows that Samsung now trails Apple in smartphone brand …

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Robert Downey, Jr. Stars in Weird HTC Commercial

Earlier this week, smartphone manufacturer HTC revealed that Robert Downey, Jr. will be the star of a new ad campaign for the company. The star of the Iron Man movies will be the company’s spokesperson for two years, with HTC reportedly spending billions on the marketing plan. A short teaser revealed that the first ad to star Downey will re-introduce …

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Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs

Google has made a change to how Skip Redirect on smartphone SERPs works, so it now also uses the rel-alternate-media annotations recommended in Google’s guidelines on separate mobile URLs. Skip Redirect is when Google changes the link target it shows in smartphone results if it knows the URL it’s showing redirects users to a different smartphone-optimized page. “In this case, …

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BlackBerry Explores “Strategic Alternatives,” Including Company Sale

2013 was supposed to be a big comeback year for BlackBerry. The company released its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones in January – its big push to stay relevant in the high-end smartphone market. Despite a name change and rebranding effort, those devices have not sold well enough to turn the company around. BlackBerry financial results this year have been dismal, …

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Low-Priced Smartphone Market to Accelerate

As demonstrated by mobile providers shifting their pricing schemes to attract the remaining few customers in the U.S., the high-end smartphone market is beginning to saturate. Industry watchers are now looking to the mid-range and low-cost smartphone markets as the next potential growth opportunities for smartphone manufacturers. Analyst firm ABI Research this week predicted that the sub-$200 smartphone market is …

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LG G2 Smartphone Officially Announced

LG Electronics today finally revealed its latest flagship Android smartphone, the LG G2 – not to be confused with the (now ancient, in tech terms) G2 smartphone released by HTC three years ago. LG’s device had been much teased in the weeks leading up to today’s announcement event in New York. The G2 will have a 5.2-inch screen with a …

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