Xiaomi is the third best-selling smartphone maker
Oct30

Xiaomi is the third best-selling smartphone maker

When Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola finalized today, the Chinese company said the new partnership would become the third biggest smartphone vendor in the world and will plan to sell 100 million units during 2015. However, Lenovo will after tackle one of its compatriots first as fellow Chinese company Xiaomi now takes third place according to the latest figures for Strategy Analytics. Xiaomi has passed LG into third place, but it...

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Here’s What a Carrier’s Trial Periods Really Cost You
Oct30

Here’s What a Carrier’s Trial Periods Really Cost You

You know it's out there for every carrier a trial period for the network/phone and if you don't like either you can just hand the device back pay the restocking fee and your done right? Yeah umm not so fast here's the real cost of a "trial" with a carrier. For this example we are going to use Verizon wireless for two reasons. First they are the nations number one carrier and second this is company that I had my experience with. Right...

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LG posts big third quarter
Oct29

LG posts big third quarter

LG has announced itself as a force to be reckoned with in 2014 and the rise continued through the third quarter as the Korean company posted a bumper period. The company has over the last 18 months built a new reputation for itself and has used several strategies to position itself as one of the major mobile brands. Needless to say, LG has always been a big electronics name, but in the mobile space the company often struggled to...

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Poll Suggests Microsoft Branding of Lumia Shouldn’t Hurt Sales
Oct27

Poll Suggests Microsoft Branding of Lumia Shouldn’t Hurt Sales

When the news broke officially that Microsoft was rebranding all of its Nokia Lumia devices "Microsoft Lumia" it made me wonder how this move would affect sales. After all, while Nokia wasn't the hottest name plate out there it still had a good reputation for building quality devices. Plus no matter what device you use now there is a good chance that you owned a Nokia device in the past and it served you well. On the other hand when...

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Microsoft explains decision to kill Nokia branding
Oct24

Microsoft explains decision to kill Nokia branding

Yesterday’s news that Microsoft is axing the Nokia branding for Lumia smartphones ended months of speculation, but also left a lot of questions unanswered. Microsoft has used a Nokia Conversations blogpost to explain many of those questions. When we announced that the Nokia Devices & Services business would become part of Microsoft, we also shared that Lumia, our smartphone brand, would become part of the Microsoft family. Since...

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