Half of last year, the research and market analysis company Gartner
warned that sales of handsets are in decline, the final report for last year, which was published today, confirming the trend observed in August.
has announced that it will launch early next year, the first version of Ubuntu
for smartphones, a less conventional operating system for users, but which is expected by many fans.
What will the future look like? Though the answers may not be definite, IBM's annual Five in Five list
does its best to answer this pressing question. The list, which enumerates five predictions about technological breakthroughs that may happen in the next five years, gives people an overview of how technology will develop in the future.
Remember that Bluetooth-enabled smart scale from Wahoo? The one with the companion iOS app to keep you motivated? It was meant to ship in the first week of December, but that timeframe turned out to be as accurate as weighing yourself while leaning against a wall. Nevertheless, the device isn't too far behind schedule: the company just let us know that it'll start shipping tomorrow and will definitely reach customers before the holidays. In the meantime, stay tuned for our hands-on with the rival WS-30 scale from Withings, which should go up on the site
in a couple of eons around lunchtime.
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With its new Balance Smartphone Scale, Wahoo Fitness clearly has designs on Withings' corner of the fitness gadget market. There's no phone dongles or shoe clips here -- simply step on the scale and your weight will be recorded and synced to the companion iOS app. The Balance can record up to 130 weigh-ins before needing to push the information to your iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth, which you can then share with the usual cloud services (should you need further reason to feel ashamed). The scale can manage the profiles of up to 16 different users and keep tabs on everyone's weight and BMI goals. Unlike its competition, there's no WiFi option, which means you can't sync your shame directly to the web. But, having to take the intermediary step of pulling out your phone presumably has helped the company shave the price down to $99. You can pre-order the Balance now for delivery the first week of December.
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Source: Wahoo Fitness
The news arrived from the FBI via the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) division, warn the owners of Android
smartphones about the appearance of new malware targeting this category of devices.
is finally the winner in the big patent war with Samsung
, since the juries found that Samsung infringed Apple's patents.
This decision is forcing all the manufacturers to avoid creating any smartphones that might even resemble to Apple's products, in order to avoid the consequences.
Times are changing and so does the smartphone
market. Gone are the days when Research in Motion was dominating the smartphone market. Now, Blackberry
seems to decline in the US market, with Windows Phone being willing to take over its place.
We live in a digital era where surfing on the Internet and checking for emails and any new notifications has become a never-ending habit. Even though we are not expecting a message, we feel "obliged" to check our smartphone
is proud to announce that they managed to sell 5 million LTE smartphones
, commenting on their strategy for "different phones for different consumer needs".
Nokia used to be dominant in the smartphone
market share, but the arrival of iPhone
has dropped their sales significantly. The company seems to insist in releasing Windows Phone handsets and that is why they are about to release Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
seems to enjoy its latest success on smartphones
, with the numbers of the second quarter being more than satisfactory. As it seems, Samsung is finally a real competitor for Apple, with their recently popular Galaxy series selling even more than what they expected.
There were many rumors the last months about a possible release of a Facebook smartphone
in the near future. We even heard of its specifications. However, they do not seem to be realistic anymore. According to Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, "it wouldn't really make much sense" for such a move and the possibility of creating their own smartphone
New rumors about iPhone 5
are spreading all over the internet and they refer to its possible short battery life. It is well known from the previous iPhones that battery drains easily, due to the heavy use.
has finally decided about the date that the new Galaxy Note
will be launched: after all these rumors and speculations about the release of the brand new Note, Samsung announced that they will launch it at the Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin, in the 29th of August.
is working with HTC
to build a smartphone, which will be released mid next year. According to sources quoted by Bloomberg, initially, the two companies wanted to have the smartphone released until the end of 2012, but HTC asked for more time because it had to work on other products too.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
ban in the US following a favorable ruling for Apple
by the U.S District Court Judge Lucy Koh has been seen as many as a major win for the makers of the iPhone
and the iPad
A recent study by Ericsson ConsumerLab
points out 10 of the most common activities of a new smartphone user.
has big ambitions for mobile devices and puts on the line not less than $800 million to be invested in a new facility whose purpose is research and development in mobile phones, tablets and other gadgets.
, now the world’s biggest-selling smartphone maker, says it expects to see its profits double for the first three months of the year.
In a world dominated by technology and internet, it seems that neither the auto fairs are deprived of promotion and marketing campaigns for the new applications for smartphones.
In these need-to-feel-better times, you should feel good knowing that your smartphone cameras can save you a lot of money if you want to do a good photo-taking job and have lots of fun without having to buy yourself one of those expensive, high- end digital cameras.
Smartphones are now more popular than conventional mobile phones among the U.S. adults, according to a study released on Thursday, confirming a trend of aggressive spread of these “pocket minicomputers”.
Apple’s strategy of aligning the iPhone
to a single mobile operator seems to have failed in China, where Samsung
has achieved impressive market share. According to Bloomberg, iPhone has a 7.5% share of smartphones sales in China, while Samsung has 24.3% market share.
Samsung has announced the newest handset in the Galaxy range. Samsung Galaxy Pocket, with Android 2.3 it is wanted to be an affordable smartphone. With a thickness of 11,98 mm, weighing only 97 grams and featuring a 2.8-inch display, the device remains portable, ensuring at the same time, the best viewing experience of content and images.