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Sony Camera Sensor Business is Dominating Smartphones
By admin on Thursday May 07, 2015

Sony's Xperia smartphone division is taking a beating recently, bleeding money and failing to find a spark with consumers. Considering Sony makes good devices, it is hard to see why, but the company has even reportedly thought seriously about selling the Xperia brand like it did its VAIO personal computer division last year. However, Sony still has a shot to get back to profit and to make money from mobile phones.

New Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Solves Overheating Issues
By admin on Wednesday May 06, 2015

LG launched the G4 flagship smartphone last week and surprised many by announcing it with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and not the beefier Snapdragon 810. With Motorola apparently doing the same with the next Moto X and Samsung shunning Qualcomm altogether for the most part, the pressure is on. The Snapdragon 810 has been plagued with overheating issues and we wrote after the G4 launched that we wouldn't be surprised if Qualcomm quickly replaced it with a new flagship chipset.

T-Mobile NeverSettleforVerizon Plan and Campaign
By admin on Tuesday May 05, 2015

T-Mobile has grown hugely over the last few years by taking the fight to the likes of Verizon and AT&T, using its Uncarrier movement to give the consumer a potent alternative in the market. It has been a huge success and today the Magenta Network took aim at Verizon specifically with a new ad campaign that leaves it in no uncertain terms what T-Mobile thinks of the largest carrier in the United States.

Aging Flagships that cut it as Solid Mid-Range Alternatives Today
By admin on Monday May 04, 2015

2015 has been all about the flagships so far, we have seen new flag waving smartphones from HTC, Xiaomi, Samsung, Sony, LG and others. However, not everyone can afford a flagship, even in blue chip markets where handsets are subsidized, so how do you get high end kicks or flagship build quality otherwise? We would like to qualify that we think the mid-range market is getting better and the budget market is vibrant, but we still think there are some older flagships that provide better alternatives.

How to Install Amazon Appstore on Android Smartphone
By admin on Monday May 04, 2015

Android is the top smartphone (and indeed tablet) operating system in the world in terms of market share. Like Apple's iOS App Store, the Google Play Store offers a dizzying array of applications and games, giving users huge choice and enhancing their experience. However, there are actually alternatives, or should we say potent accompaniments to the Google Play Store, and the Amazon Appstore is the chief example.

TAG Heuer Smartwatch to Cost $1400
By admin on Thursday April 30, 2015

TAG Heuer has been vocal in the wearable market and has discussed its upcoming Android Wear smartwatch in-depth. The luxury timepiece brand announced its first wearable last month, but did not go into when exactly the TAG Heuer Smartwatch would arrive or indeed how much it will cost. Now the company has announced both and as you would expect from the Swiss company, this is not an affordable product.

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.

Verizon Lost 138,000 Postpaid Customers Last Quarter
By admin on Thursday April 23, 2015

Verizon, the biggest carrier in the United States, announced this week that it lost a significant amount of business over the last quarter. Big Red revealed that 138,000 postpaid customers left the brand, but the company insists that it is not a problem that so many have left.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Performs Below Estimates in South Korea
By admin on Thursday April 23, 2015

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are fantastic smartphones, and they are widely expected to breathe new life into the company after a worrying 2014. The handsets have already made their mark in Samsung's South Korea homeland, with the devices shifting 200,000 units within 10 days of being released. However, Samsung believed it would move 300,000 units based on pre-order numbers, so the Galaxy S6 range is not performing quite as well as predicted.

Oppo R7 Leaks
By admin on Tuesday April 21, 2015

Oppo's next smartphone high ender, the Oppo R7, has leaked in what is rumoured to be an official render, although some reports are pointing to a potential concept mock-up. The handset will be replacing the Oppo R5 and that means it will be very thin. You may remember that the R5 launched last November was the thinnest smartphone ever at 4.85mm, a record it held for about two weeks.