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Qualcomm Note Supplying Snapdragon 810 to ?One Top Flagship)
By Luke Jones on Thursday January 29, 2015

Qualcomm, the premier smartphone chip manufacturer, announced its fiscal first quarter 2015 results today. While the company announced a solid period, the outlook is a little modest because the Qualcomm says that its latest high end processor (Snapdragon 810) will not be arriving on one of the top flagships of the year.

Apple to Top Xiaomi in China
By Luke Jones on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Things really could not be going any better for Apple. The company has announced record profits and record sales of the iPhone, while the device has enjoyed considerable growth in key markets since the company switched to a larger screen. The previously cool Chinese market has gone red hot for Cupertino with fantastic sales, and now research company Canalys says Apple is now the premier smartphone maker in China.

Apple Breaks Quarterly Profit Record
By admin on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Simply put, no other smartphone company has ever put together the kind of earnings call that Apple offered last night. Cupertino sold 74 million iPhones and raked in $18 billion in profit, selling more devices, at a higher cost, and for more money. However, it was not just a record breaking quarter for the tech industry, it was the best quarter in business... ever.

Samsung is Huawei's Biggest Rival
By Luke Jones on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Xiaomi has made a huge impact in the Chinese market and because Huawei is also from China, it is easy to think that the both are huge rivals. However, according to Huawei chief Richard Yu, Xiaomi is not actually the company's main rival, instead that accolade goes to Korean giant and market leader, Samsung.

Sony to Cut 1000 Jobs from Smartphone Division
By Luke Jones on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Sony's recent woes have been well documented. The Japanese electronics giant has had an amazing fall from grace, laying off tens of thousands of workers, selling property, selling its VAIO PC business and still failing to claw out of the red. The Smartphone business has done okay, but it struggling to hit the big time, and even that is now resulting in consequences.

Microsoft Says Revenues Up, Profits Down
By Luke Jones on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Microsoft announced a mixed bag fourth quarter during its earnings call on Monday evening, with revenue up, but profits down. The company revealed that the Surface tablet range is growing, although despite that and improved revenue, the loss of income will be the talking point for the company.

Huawei has Record Breaking 2014
By Luke Jones on Tuesday January 27, 2015

While Samsung and Apple dominate the smartphone market, there are several companies on their heels, and many of them have a legitimate claim on the third place in the market. Xiaomi, Lenovo, and LG spring to mind, but perhaps the strongest claim would come from Huawie, a company that outsold those rivals in 2014 and also raked in plenty of money too.

MediaTek Looking to Expand into US Market
By admin on Tuesday January 27, 2015

MediaTek has been with us for a long time, but over the last year the chip making company is really starting to make its presence felt. The Chinese manufacturer used to build chipsets for low end devices coming from its home country, but it is now finding its tech in more high end smartphones, but more importantly, increasingly in handsets from marquee brands.

Document Shows Samsung's Interest in Buying Blackberry
By Luke Jones on Friday January 23, 2015

In the space of a week, the story that Samsung could buy Blackberry in a $7.5 billion deal has turned into a mini saga. Reuters first reported the news last week, claiming to have seen documental evidence, but Blackberry denied the story, while Samsung said they would work with Blackberry but not buy the company. Reuters stuck to its guns though on the back of that documental evidence and it seems that document has now surfaced.

Samsung Says it is not Buying Blackberry
By Luke Jones on Wednesday January 21, 2015

A report last week from Reuters suggested Blackberry and Samsung were in talks for the latter to buy the former for $7.5 billion. The outlet said that the Korean giant is interested in Blackberry's significant portfolio of patents, not so much its hardware. Blackberry quickly responded by denying the reports, and now Samsung (although taking a little longer) has done the same.