Survey finds specs and features are not important
Aug05

Survey finds specs and features are not important

A survey conducted in the United Kingdom has revealed what smartphone consumers and users look for the most when deciding to buy a handset or not. The results are somewhat surprising because most people would prefer reliability over fancy high end specs or features that are for the most part gimmicks. uSwitch.com conducted the survey and found that the thing people look for the most from the smartphone is ease of use, with 29% of all...

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Mini flagship devices are not in demand
Jul31

Mini flagship devices are not in demand

Digitimes is reporting today that sales of so-called mini smartphones are on the wane as demand for the devices has fallen. The website claims sources within Taiwanese supply chains have confirmed that mini handsets have "fallen short of expectations" because of "uncompetitive performance-price ratios". The idea of the mini flagship was kick started by Samsung with the Galaxy S3 Mini, a handset I actually appreciated and so did the...

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Phone unlocking to be made legal once more
Jul28

Phone unlocking to be made legal once more

The complicated road of legal phone unlocking is reaching an end after a few years of back and forth as it seems that it will once again be legal to unlock a phone in the United States. The Cellphone Unlocking Bill has passed through the House and President Barack Obama has said he will sign it to pass. That means unlocking your device and switching carriers will now be legal for every consumer in the US. This will not be the first...

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The Zilta simplifies the Android experience
Jun12

The Zilta simplifies the Android experience

Tired of TouchWiz, Sense, and the myriad other customized Android interfaces on the market? Hell, are you even tired of the look o f stock Android but still crave the other benefits of Google's open source platform? There is a new smartphone coming to the market that could well scratch your particular itch by giving you Android, but not as you know it. Even the most ardent of Android fans would probably concede that the OS is on the...

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Blackberry opens enterprise system to drive handset sales
May14

Blackberry opens enterprise system to drive handset sales

Blackberry's collapse has been among the most interesting tech stories over the last year and should serve as a stark warning to other companies. The brand formerly known as RIM is now trying to rebuild and is having to change its whole ethos to do so. The latest move has seen Blackberry break with another long held tradition. BlackBerry has revealed today that it would allow companies to manage its Blackberry 10 platform. The...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime coming next month, says report
May13

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime coming next month, says report

While Samsung is still not revealing anything, it seems rumours of a Galaxy S5 Prime will not go away, and reports from Asia say that the handset will arrive within the next few weeks. Korean website Naver.com suggests that the retooled GS5 will launch in the country soon, although there is no word on worldwide launch dates. The Galaxy S5 Prime is a handset that is likely to divide opinion whenever it does get an official...

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