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Microsoft Wants One Billion Windows Devices in Two Years
By Luke Jones on Thursday April 30, 2015

Microsoft's Build conference was held yesterday and there were plenty of big things announced about Windows 10, while the company also revealed what it expects from its mobile division in the coming years. Indeed, Microsoft says that it has huge plans for the universal Windows 10 (which works on multiple form factors) and will sell one billion devices over the next two to three years.

HTC Turns Profit in First Quarter
By Luke Jones on Wednesday April 29, 2015

HTC continues to confound critics after the company released its financial results for the first quarter of 2015 (January through March). The Taiwanese giant has posted a string of encouraging quarters in the face of analysts predicting sliding profits amidst increased competition. The United States market has been particularly tough for HTC in recent year, but the company even did well in the U.S. over the last three months.

Cyanogen and OnePlus Go Separate Ways
By Luke Jones on Wednesday April 29, 2015

We are not exactly surprised by the news that Cyanogen Inc. and OnePlus have ended their mutual partnership together. The two companies linked up last year when the OnePlus One smartphone flagship launched running the CyanogenMod software. However, after some recent issues it seems that Cyanogen Inc. has decided to cut OnePlus.

Apple Bests Wall Street Again, 61.2 Million iPhones Sold Last Quarter
By Luke Jones on Monday April 27, 2015

As is usually the case at the start of a year, there was plenty of uncertainty surrounding Apple heading into the company's first quarter results. Of course, there wasn't really but after a record crushing fourth period of 2014 we have been treated to analyst predictions such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 eating into iPhone sales, profits possibly falling, and even that the Apple Watch would not strike a chord with consumers.

Google Makes Q1 Profit, Misses Wall Street Predictions
By Luke Jones on Friday April 24, 2015

Google revealed its financials for the three months comprising the first quarter of 2015, and the company continued to see both revenue and profits grow. However, like recent periods the company failed to perform as well as Wall Street analysts had predicted.

Microsoft Sold 8.6 Million Lumia Smartphones in Three Months
By admin on Friday April 24, 2015

Time to check in on the performance of Windows Phone, the third placed platform in the market that seems to hold steady without ever testing Android and iOS. That is not going to change anytime soon, but Microsoft announced its fiscal third quarter results and revealed that it sold 8.6 million Windows Phone smartphones through the three month period.

Nokia to Make Smartphones in 2016
By Luke Jones on Monday April 20, 2015

For mobile phone users of a certain vintage, Nokia holds a special place in the heart, the company was after-all the biggest cellular phone manufacturer in the world for several years. However, the Finnish giant has sort of just faded away since Microsoft bought its devices division back last year. Sure, Nokia software is doing well (HERE Maps, Z Launcher) and there has even been a tablet release, but Nokia the phone company is simply no more.

Sharp Announces 5.5-inch 4K Smartphone Screen
By Luke Jones on Tuesday April 14, 2015

While plenty of manufacturers are still using 1080p screens for flagships (HTC's One M9 springs to mind), the fact is the technology is becoming mid-range as more and more companies turn to Quad HD. The lowly 720p resolution (which is still pretty darn good) is now reserved for budget handsets, while anything below is almost not worth looking at outside of entry level.

Microsoft Build Preview: Part 1
By admin on Monday April 13, 2015

Microsoft's Build 2015 developer conference is just around the corner, but with invitations already snapped up in January, the doors are already closed. This is the event is where Microsoft typically announces the bulk of its core products. Sure, the company will make announcements sporadically at other events, but Build is where it is at if you want the low down on Microsoft for the next year.

Apple Could Struggle on back of iPhone 5s Sales Increase
By admin on Thursday April 09, 2015

Apple has huge success, stands atop the tech world, and then analysts get all worried and start spelling doom for the company. It is a cycle that has been playing out for years and now we are getting our first spot of doom mongering regarding the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Andy Perkins, an analyst from Societe Generale says an increase in sales of the older iPhone 5s could be worrying for the iPhone 6 range.