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Apple took 77% of the smartphone industry profits last quarter

Apple took 77% of the smartphone industry profits last quarter

06 August, 2012 | comments (155)

The numbers are in and once again it has been a stunning quarter for Apple. The Cupertino based company managed to reap in nearly 77 percent of the operating profits from the smartphone industry in the second fiscal quarter. These figures are...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple removes YouTube app from iOS 6 due to licensing issues

Apple removes YouTube app from iOS 6 due to licensing issues

06 August, 2012 | comments (59)

Those who downloaded the latest iOS 6 beta 4 yesterday were in for a bit of a surprise when they found out the YouTube app was no longer part of the OS. Turns out, Apple will no longer be including the YouTube player app in iOS 6 because...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Are these the nano-SIM tray and home button of the iPhone 5?

Are these the nano-SIM tray and home button of the iPhone 5?

06 August, 2012 | comments (55)

Earlier this year, lots of major phone makers fought over the design of the next generation SIM cards - known as nano-SIM - and Apple won out in the end. Photos of the alleged SIM tray for the iPhone 5 have surfaced and show the difference in size...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


Windows Phone 8 might make an appearance at Nokia World

Windows Phone 8 might make an appearance at Nokia World

06 August, 2012 | comments (135)

According to Bloomberg, we'll be seeing some devices introduced at Nokia World that will run on Microsoft's recently-announced Windows Phone 8 platform. If this is true, then we might see the announcement of new WP8 devices before the rumored...


Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Note 10.1

06 August, 2012 | comments (89)

After sending out a pretty obvious invite about its special event on August 15, Samsung has just officially announced the Galaxy Note 10.1. This is the second appearance of the Galaxy Note 10.1 after it was returned to the R&D center for a...


Samsung hints at Galaxy Note 10.1 launch with latest invite

Samsung hints at Galaxy Note 10.1 launch with latest invite

06 August, 2012 | comments (21)

While Samsung's August 15 media event has generally been assumed to be regarding the Galaxy Note 10.1, the latest media invite proves this beyond doubt. The latest invite shows the outline of a tablet with a stylus slot on the side and the...


The iPhone was born off the corner of a concept iPad's screen

The iPhone was born off the corner of a concept iPad's screen

05 August, 2012 | comments (207)

The Apple/Samsung court battle is in its full swing and this week saw Apple's VPs Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall take the stand. Lots of intriguing information came out of their testimonies. To our greatest surprise not only was Apple already...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


BLU announces the VIVO 4.3 dual-core, dual-SIM smartphone

BLU announces the VIVO 4.3 dual-core, dual-SIM smartphone

04 August, 2012 | comments (76)

Following the (large) footsteps of the Studio 5.3 Android smartphone BLU Products announced the VIVO 4.3. The Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone offers dual-core, dual-SIM functionality, to go with good looks and low price tag. The BLU...

Tags: BLU, Android, Touch UI


The IFA 2012 schedule is out, see what you can expect and when

The IFA 2012 schedule is out, see what you can expect and when

03 August, 2012 | comments (46)

Berlin's IFA 2012 is right around the corner and this year it is going to take place from August 31 to September 5. But those are the days when the exhibition will be opened for the public. The really interesting part are the few days before that...

Tags: IFA 2012, Misc


Sony LT30i 'Mint' to be called Xperia T, certification reveals

Sony LT30i 'Mint' to be called Xperia T, certification reveals

03 August, 2012 | comments (50)

The Sony Xperia LT30i Mint is yet to become official, but it has been a frequent visitor to our news section, it even got a lengthy preview. While it wore its unofficial guise in those appearances, it went in for DLNA certification under its...


LG Optimus L3 Dual now available for 120

LG Optimus L3 Dual now available for 120

03 August, 2012 | comments (29)

Indian online retailer flipkart.com has put up for sale the LG Optimus L3 E405 for 8299 INR, or 120. The L3 features a 3MP camera, 800 MHz processor, 384MB of RAM, and 1 GB of internal memory all running on a 1500 mAh battery. The OS will be...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


HTC posts Q2 report, revenue bounces back up from weak Q1

HTC posts Q2 report, revenue bounces back up from weak Q1

03 August, 2012 | comments (23)

The numbers of Q2 are in and it seems HTC have bounced back from a weak first quarter, though the numbers are still down compared to last year. The company is pleased with its performance in Asia, North America and EMEA. Revenues totaled $3...

Tags: HTC


US Galaxy Note 10.1 shipping to retailers ahead of announcement?

US Galaxy Note 10.1 shipping to retailers ahead of announcement?

03 August, 2012 | comments (48)

The US Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is expected to be announced at the Samsung US event on August 15 but US retailers are already receiving units. The model number of the recent stock is the same as the European variety so perhaps what we're witnessing...


AT&T HTC One X gets updated to Android 4.0.4

AT&T HTC One X gets updated to Android 4.0.4

03 August, 2012 | comments (32)

The AT&T version of the HTC One X is getting a new software update today that changes the software number to 2.20.502.7 and the Android version number to 4.0.4. As of now, only one notable change is known that is brought about by this update and...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


August 29 event confirmed to be a Galaxy Note 2 launch event

August 29 event confirmed to be a Galaxy Note 2 launch event

03 August, 2012 | comments (49)

It was just a while ago that we reported that Samsung has been sending out invites for their Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event in Berlin. What was unknown in this mystery invite, however, was which product will be announced at this event,...


EXCLUSIVE: Xperia SL poses for the camera, confirms known specs

EXCLUSIVE: Xperia SL poses for the camera, confirms known specs

02 August, 2012 | comments (106)

We've seen the Xperia SL in leaked press shots showing its various colors, but now an anonymous tipster hooked us with the first live photos of the device. Posing in its silver uniform, the Xperia SL (LT26ii) is known to be a slightly bumped...


Samsung holding an Unpacked event on August 29 at IFA

Samsung holding an Unpacked event on August 29 at IFA

02 August, 2012 | comments (41)

Samsung just announced its second Unpacked event for the month of August. For a traditional holiday month, August is shaping up as a rather busy months for us in the industry. The newly announced event is due for the evening August 29, right...


Samsung Epic 4G Touch receives Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Epic 4G Touch receives Ice Cream Sandwich

02 August, 2012 | comments (6)

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint, also known as the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, are reporting that they are receiving an update to Android ICS. There have been reports of the IMM761.FF18 build being pushed to users for a few days now, and...


RIM unveils the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, to hit Canada first

RIM unveils the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, to hit Canada first

02 August, 2012 | comments (31)

A new BlackBerry PlayBook has become official with some upgraded specs in tow. Design-wise, RIM's slate looks the same and is running on the same Playbook OS as usual. It does, however, add LTE connectivity, a new dual-core processor clocked at...


Canalys analysts claim Android rules the smartphone world

Canalys analysts claim Android rules the smartphone world

02 August, 2012 | comments (62)

Analysts have crunched the numbers and revealed the state of the mobile world in Q2 of 2012. Canalys released a report that mostly talks about China - and with good reason too, as the country broke the record for smartphone shipments for a second...