Samsung Expected to See Lacklustre Sales of Premium Galaxy Smartphones

    Samsung Electronics Co is expected to post its smallest profit growth in more than a year in the second quarter, as lacklustre sales of its premium Galaxy smartphones overshadow its highly profitable chip business. Analysts expect Samsung’s smartphone sales to drop in the April-June quarter, following a more than 2 percent drop in the previous quarter […]

    Phablet Shipments to Overtake Regular Smartphones in 2019, Says IDC

    The global smartphone market is expected to see steady if unspectacular growth in the next few years, as consumers turn increasingly to large-screen handsets known as “phablets,” a market tracker said Wednesday. A report by the research firm IDC said phablets – with displays larger than 5.5 inches (14 centimetres) – will account for some 40 percent (611 million units) […]

    Researchers one step closer to tech that can charge smartphones and laptops in seconds

    Scientists are now one step closer to reach the ability to charge mobile phones and laptop in a few seconds. The researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors, which can store electrical energy. The improved design roughly doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-charging devices can hold. This […]

    HTC Partners Hungama to Pre-install Music and Play Apps on Smartphones

    HIGHLIGHTS All future smartphones of HTC will have Hungama’s apps pre-installed HTC users will get three months free trial of Hungama Music For Hungama Play, HTC users will get one-month free trial HTC and Hungama have now announced an exclusive partnership in India, wherein all future smartphones from the manufacturer will have two apps – Hungama Music and Hungama Play – pre-installed. […]

    How Apple Changed the World of Smartphones

    Brand loyalty is never more important to consumers than when buying a car, choosing between Coke and Pepsi, or upgrading a smartphone. Whether you are a hyper-loyal iPhone user or you prefer an Android or other device, there is one admission that we all, as smartphone users, must make. Apple’s original iOS, and the interface […]

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    Smartphones Have an Unexpected New Rival

    Last week, an Indian government official announced that iPhones will start rolling off an assembly line in Bangalore by the end of April, targeted at local customers. It’s a big moment for Apple Inc., which is counting on India’s emerging middle class to make up for slowing sales in other markets. But don’t bet on the iPhone […]

    CIBC Mobile Payment App Expanding to Bell Smartphones

    TORONTO and MONTREAL, June 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – CIBC and Bell today announced an agreement to launch the CIBC Mobile Payment App on Bell smartphones in the coming weeks. CIBC was the first bank in Canada to deliver a mobile payment app to clients, and this expansion gives CIBC clients more choices for making […]

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    HTC Introduces Smartphones for the Budget Conscious

    Small business users looking for budget smartphones have more to pick from everyday it seems. The HTC One Mini, little brother of the HTC One, was unveiled by the company last month. The device will be available in select markets sometime this month with a global availability in September. What’s more, CNET speculated the device […]

    Nokia Name to Return to Smartphones in Bet on Brand’s Power

    HIGHLIGHTS Nokia will return as a brand as it struck its Brand-Licensing Deal. It’s a step to revive the brand that got lost to Microsoft in 2014. This venture will make Nokia smartphones and tablets running Android. The Nokia brand is set to return to smartphones, two years after the Finnish company sold its flagship […]

    CES 2014: Intel pins hopes on wearables after missing out on smartphones

    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showed off wearable computing devices on Monday including earbuds that monitor your heart rate and a smart headset as the world’s largest chipmaker tries to get back on track after missing out on smartphones.With PC sales falling and smartphone growth tapering off, Intel and other technology companies are betting that movement-sensing […]