Tag: smartphone

Smartphone shipments outstrip feature phones

It’s official, more smartphones are sold that feature phones here in Western Europe. Stats from research firm IDC shows that Samsung is ahead with 13.9 million phones sold in the second quarter of 2011 (feature phones and smartphones), with Nokia behind on 9 million followed by Apple and …

Mobile internet use on the rise

A new survey by ONS has revealed that almost half of internet users in the UK now browse on their mobiles. Amongst the 16 to 24-year-old age-group the stats were even higher, with 71% going online through their mobile. The survey showed that 45% of people used the …

Even bigger – Samsung announce the Galaxy Note

Yesterday HTC launched the HTC Titan. It’s got a 4.7″ 480×800 pixel screen, but heck – Samsung have already gone one better with this, the Galaxy Note. Packing an amazing 5.3″ WXGA (1280×800) HD Super AMOLED screen it’s somewhere between a phone and a tablet. The specs reveal …

Apple has more cash to spend than the United States Government

Apple destroyed those rumours and overtook Nokia and Samsung as the worlds biggest seller of smartphones. Apple shipped 20.3 million smartphones between April and June 2011 with Samsung just behind on 19.2 million and Nokia on 16.7 million smartphones. Analysts were quick to pounce on Nokia, who are …

Improving battery life on your Android

Battery life is perhaps one of the most important and most annoying thing about a smartphone. One of my fellow MVP’s, Daron Brewood, has been having some pretty big issues with battery life on his HTC Sensation. After just 5 hours he’d see the red battery light and …

Asus PadFone – A Tablet and Smartphone make sweet love

It’s got some weird sort of glove box-style mechanism to swallow-up the phone and, around the other side, it’s a full Android tablet. The Android march continues and there’s more cross-over devices appearing month by month. This will be known as the Asus PadFone and, when you want …

Vodafone see profits rise 10%

Vodafone profits have shot up 10% in the last year. Today they’ve announced £9.5 billion pre-tax profits, that’s up from £8.7 billion a year ago. Vittorio Colao, Group Chief Executive, stated… The past year has seen further strong performances in our key revenue growth areas of data, emerging …

Amazon’s ‘family’ of Android devices on the way?

Android and Me is reporting that Amazon may be working not just on an Android tablet, but on an entire family of devices, perhaps including a smartphone. They claim that their source of information is an “industry insider with direct knowledge of the project”; naturally, he/she remains anonymous. …

New tough smartphone – by Casio

This rough and tough Android-powered phone will soon be coming to the USA on Verizon. It’s made by Casio – a brand which is normally associated with watches and calculators. Named the “Commando”, this is both waterproof and impact-proof with Gorilla glass, large (and loud) front speakers, tactile …