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Sharp Aquos Pad... an iPad Mini Killer?
By admin on Saturday May 16, 2015

Sharp has had a good week, the company launched the hugely compelling Aquos ZETA SH-03G smartphone and has now followed that up with an equally enticing tablet. The Japanese heavyweight announced the Aquos Pad SH-05G, a slate that on first impressions places itself among the best Android tablets on the market with its premium build and high end specs.

Apple to Sell over 50 Million iPhones this Quarter
By admin on Friday May 15, 2015

Apple always has bumper quarters, but the last two have been particularly special with the company smashing records during Q4 in 2014 and then easily besting its own personal numbers for the first quarter. Now analysts are saying Cupertino will continue its record breaking run by having a stellar second quarter too.

HTC J Butterfly First Impressions
By admin on Friday May 15, 2015

HTC's Butterfly J series has often led the company in a pure hardware perspective, launched as Japanese exclusives these handsets are unlikely to ever be released elsewhere. The new J Butterfly fits all that well, it is the most decked out smartphone HTC has ever made, which is really quite something considering the smartphone flagship blitz the company has been on recently.

Moto E LTE Receiving Android 5.1 Now
By admin on Thursday May 14, 2015

The second generation Motorola Moto E is one of the best budget smartphones on the market and it even packs LTE with its humble price tag. Of course, as it was launched in February, the Moto E second generation came with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but Motorola is keeping up its reputation of updating devices quickly by bumping the Moto E to Android 5.1.

LG Dominates Screen Market with 68% and 90% of Revenue
By admin on Wednesday May 13, 2015

We have discussed before how Sony's camera lens making business is thriving in the mobile space, and in fact is propping up the ailing Xperia brand. Sony is not the only major manufacturer enjoying success beyond its handsets though, with market research firm DisplaySearch saying 68% of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2015 had a LG screen on the front.

Verizon and Sprint Fined by FCC for Cramming
By admin on Wednesday May 13, 2015

Verizon and Sprint have settled with the FCC to the tune of $158 million as both companies were fined for cramming charges onto consumers. The biggest (Verizon) and third largest (Sprint) carriers in the United States will split the fine, with Big Red forking out $90 million and Sprint paying the FCC $68 million.

Samsung brings Android Lollipop to Budget Galaxy Core Prime
By admin on Tuesday May 12, 2015

Samsung dropped a bit of a surprise today with the news that it is updating the humble Galaxy Core Prime to Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the upgrade starting today. This marks the first device the Korean company has elected to get Lollipop that has a budget price, other Galaxy devices with the updated are high end of mid-range.

BlackBerry Leap Launching in India Next Week
By admin on Friday May 08, 2015

The BlackBerry Leap is BlackBerry's latest smartphone, an affordable entry into the Canadian company?s portfolio. It was launched to bring the best of BlackBerry in a budget package, including BB 10.3.1 software it is a touchscreen alternative to the company's QWERTY packing smartphones. The Leap has been available in the US for some time, but it is now making its debut in India, going on sale in the country early next week.

Phablet Sales Surge in First Quarter
By admin on Friday May 08, 2015

Kantar Worldpanel has released its data about smartphone distribution in the United States through the first quarter of this year, and the numbers show that Phablets are making an impact. The research firm found that 21% of all smartphone sales in the US through the first three months of 2015 were large screen phablet handsets.

Qualcomm Responds to Snapdragon 810 Overheating Problems
By admin on Thursday May 07, 2015

Qualcomm is suffering a bit of a marketing crisis at the moment thanks to its flagship Snapdragon 810 processor. The chip has been reported to suffer from overheating problems, and apparently this prompted Samsung to use its own Exynos processors in the Galaxy S6 and for LG to use the lesser Snapdragon 808 chipset.