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Hugo Barra Explains Xiaomi's Business Model
By Luke Jones on Monday January 19, 2015

Xiaomi's ascension in the smartphone market has been meteoric, and it has shaken up Samsung in the process. Since being founded in 2010 the Chinese company has become the third biggest smartphone company in the world in terms of sales and has taken market share from main Android competitors. How has this been possible?

Samsung's Market Share Plummets in China
By Luke Jones on Monday January 19, 2015

Samsung's 2014 was not what the company expected, and the problems the world?s largest smartphone maker experienced have been well documented. 2015 will need to see an improvement for the Korean giant, but the bad news from 2014 has not been left behind entirely as it was revealed by CCID Consulting that the company's market share in China fell by 31.5% through 2014.

Apple Patents Joystick Home Button
By Luke Jones on Saturday January 17, 2015

Many people say that Apple doesn't innovate anymore, it is not necessarily a theory I subscribe to, but there is no doubt that the company is not as trailblazing as it once was. However, that may be about to change if Cupertino puts a recent patent application into action. The patent filed with USPTO seems to show a way in which the iconic Home button on iPhones and iPads will be able to double as a gaming joystick.

Sony Closes Canadian Stores
By Luke Jones on Friday January 16, 2015

Sony has had a rough time of things in recent years, with huge losses, massive job cuts, and has even had to sell off real estate bases around the world. Smartphones have been one of the (minor) bright spots, but Sony has even changed its mobile strategy to focus on high end products. The latest move sees the Japanese company shutter all of its retail stores in Canada.

Samsung to Buy Blackberry?
By Luke Jones on Thursday January 15, 2015

According to Reuters, Korean company Samsung is in talks with Canadian smartphone maker Blackberry over a $7.5 billion deal to buy the company. Reuters is reporting that Samsung (the world?s largest smartphone manufacturer) is interested in Blackberry's rich portfolio of patents and is will to pay $13.35 to $15.49 per share, which is at least 38% over the value of the company.

UK PM David Cameron Targets Whatsapp and Other Messaging Services
By admin on Tuesday January 13, 2015

The fall out of the atrocious terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France has reached the mobile space with British Prime Minister David Cameron taking aim at messaging services such as Whatsapp. He says that encrypted messaging services should be blocked because they do not allow authorities to read them if they need to.

Apple Sells 69.3 Million iPhones in Q4
By Luke Jones on Thursday January 08, 2015

Considering the dominance and success Apple showed in the months before Christmas, it was always going to be a blockbuster holiday season for the company. However, the scale of the numbers for Cupertino through the period has surprised even the most bullish of analyst predictions, smashed records, and left every other company trailing in Appl'?s wake.

Motorola Returns to China with Moto X Pro
By Luke Jones on Wednesday January 07, 2015

Motorola promised last month that it would be returning to China soon and would be bringing with it a new smartphone. The company lived up to that promise, sort of. The American brand has announced its re-emergence in the Chinese market, but the new device is actually just a re-tooled Nexus 6.

HTC Records Q4 Profit and Sales Growth
By Luke Jones on Wednesday January 07, 2015

HTC has announced its fourth quarter earnings report and it is good news for the company has it seems the bran continues to pull back profit, while sales have increased. It's the third quarter in a row that HTC has now recorded positive results, after a run of seven quarters at a loss.

Underdog of the Year: Blackberry
By admin on Friday January 02, 2015

Take a look through articles on tech websites regarding Blackberry through 2014 and you may see why we think the company deserves the Underdog of the Year award. Outlets routinely round on the company and the general consensus is the Blackberry is not worth scrap and is doomed. This comes from agenda driven peers of ours who should know better and get some research done, because Blackberry is a rebounding company that has actually had a good 2014.