Category: Cellphones & Telephones

China Telecom Finally Starts Selling iPhone 4S

China Telecom Finally Starts Selling iPhone 4S

On February 21, China Telecom announced that it would bring Apple’s new iPhone 4S on its WCDMA networks and now it has officially started selling the smartphone across its 2,850 retail outlets, having received over 200,000 pre-orders last week. Customers can order the Apple’s new smartphone on the Apple China Store or through China Telecom’s [...]

Apple Sold 172 Million iOS Devices

Apple Sold 172 Million iOS Devices

What a great way to start an important event. Apple’s ‘iPad 3 Launch’ event was held in Sans Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where CEO Tim Cook opened up the event expressing his thoughts on company’s efforts for having such an amazing growth it has been in the post-PC era. According [...]

HTC Posts a Decline in February Revenues Year-on-Year

HTC Posts a Decline in February Revenues Year-on-Year

Even though, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC’s February revenues have risen between January and February, the smartphone manufacturer still expecting a terrible quarter, as the estimates reveal that revenues are still less than what it had last year. According to the unaudited consolidated revenues posted by the company, its February 2012 revenues stood at NT$20,294 [...]

Microsoft Inks Deal with Zain for Windows Phone Distribution in MENA

Microsoft Inks Deal with Zain for Windows Phone Distribution in MENA

Microsoft has reportedly signed a deal with Kuwait-based telecommunications company, Zain that will be responsible for Windows Phone distribution in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Redmond-based software giant finalized the deal during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Under the deal, Zain is liable for offering Windows Phone line devices in [...]

RIM Looking to Increase BlackBerry Sales Points in SE Asia

RIM Looking to Increase BlackBerry Sales Points in SE Asia

RIM is seriously thinking to push up its popularity in key markets of Southeast Asia. In order to achieve its goal, RIM has planned to increase its sales presence in the markets like Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, reports Bloomberg. RIM’s head in Southeast Asia, Gregory Wade said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that [...]

Sony Reveals Two New Xperia Smartphones

Sony Reveals Two New Xperia Smartphones

As anticipated, Sony has announced its two new dual-core smartphones at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2012. The two new smartphones include Xperia P and Xperia U. After the acquisition of Ericsson, this is the first official presence of Sony in any world event. Sony Ericsson merger is now developed into a new division entirely [...]

Huawei Officially Announces ‘The World’s Fastest’ Smartphone

Huawei Officially Announces ‘The World’s Fastest’ Smartphone

It’s been quite some time that we have heard much coming out of the Chinese manufacturer Huawei’s camp except for a few a few smartphones here and there. The Mobile World Congress is just about to begin in Barcelona, the Chinese manufacturer claims to announce the world’s fastest smartphone, the Ascend D Quad. Although, the [...]

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 10.1 and Projector Smartphone

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 10.1 and Projector Smartphone

The most awaited Mobile World Congress is just about to shift gears. Even the show is scheduled to start officially on Monday February, we have already seen a number of announcements made by several companies. The latest announcements came from the South Korean electronics giant Samsung’s camp that announces some new devices. The Korean company [...]

Nokia Becomes World’s Biggest Windows Phone Vendor

Nokia Becomes World’s Biggest Windows Phone Vendor

A research firm Strategy Analytics in its recent report revealed that Finnish mobile maker Nokia has become the world’s largest Windows Phone vendor in the fourth quarter, as global shipments up 36% to reach 2.7 million units. With 33.1%, Nokia accounts for about third of all Windows Phone shipments. It is the first time in [...]

Brazilian-Made iPhone 4 Goes on Sale

Brazilian-Made iPhone 4 Goes on Sale

We have heard and read a lot about Foxconn’s new Brazilian factory in recent few months. The Foxconn’s Brazilian factory is not only supposed to assist the manufacturer to meet massive demand for iPads and iPhones, but also offer the devices at an affordable price in Latin America. Because of the extreme import-taxes, the couple [...]

Apple Acquires Chomp to Improve App Store Search and Discovery

Apple Acquires Chomp to Improve App Store Search and Discovery

Apple has reportedly acquired Chomp, a start-up dedicated to app discovery. Chomp was launched back in 2009 and has earned about $2.5 million in venture funding until now. Apple purchased Chomp in an attempt to improve app discovery by utilizing Chomp team and its technologies. The startup has an app on the iTunes App Store, [...]

LG Introduces Quad-Core Optimus 4X HD

LG Introduces Quad-Core Optimus 4X HD

Mobile World Congress or MWC is just around the corner and companies are busy preparing for the event. A good number of smartphone are supposed to make debut at the event. The Korean electronics giant LG has made a statement that it is ready to bring its new flagship quad-core Android smartphine, the Optimus 4S [...]

Samsung Ships 20 Million Galaxy S II in 10 Months

Samsung Ships 20 Million Galaxy S II in 10 Months

Samsung has posted updated sales figures for its Galaxy S II smartphone, claiming that it has shipped some 20 million units of Galaxy S II within 10 months of its launch. With such figures, the smartphone has become Samsung’s most famous smartphone. The figures provided by Samsung are based on both domestic and overseas markets. [...]

Google Looking for Chinese Approval for Motorola Deal

Google Looking for Chinese Approval for Motorola Deal

The search giant has already celebrated its success in two fronts regarding the approval of its Motorola Mobility’s acquisition – the company has gained approval of US and European regulators for its approaching acquisition of Motorola Mobility earlier this week. The company is now looking forward to get approval from Chinese authorities to move ahead. [...]

Apps Now Require Explicit User Permission to Access Contact Data

Apps Now Require Explicit User Permission to Access Contact Data

After being quiet for a while after the news surfaced related to Path, a popular social network and iOS app, that it was uploading users’ contact lists without asking for their explicit permission, the Cupertino-based company has finally broke the silence over the issue. Apple has finally responded to the earlier reports that Path together [...]

Google-Motorola Deal Finally Gets US Approval

Google-Motorola Deal Finally Gets US Approval

After getting a final approval from European regulators, Google has now received a green signal from US regulators as well to finalize its $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility’ acquisition. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has finally approved the search giant’s supposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility. These are the two major hurdles restricting Google to [...]