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Facebook Looking to Develop their own Smartphone (again)

May 28th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Facebook | No Comments »

Again, rumours surface that Facebook has interest in developing their own smartphone. To do so, Facebook is rumoured to have hired staff from Apple that worked on the iPhone.

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Lidl Starts Selling Smartphones

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS, Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

Following in Aldi’s Shoes, German discounter Lidl is also starting to sell off cheap Android-based smartphones. While Aldi launched the Wolfgang brand to promote their line-up of mobile devices, Lidle isn’t taking that route. Instead, the company is offering the smartphones under the name of their manufacturer. Huawei.

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Motorola Sales Plunge, Again

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

In the past quarter, Motorola Mobility has sold 8.9 million mobile devices. The sales took another dive. In the same quarter of 2011, Motorola Mobility sold 9.2 million devices. Though sales are down again, Motorola did record an increase in smartphone sales.

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First Intel Smartphone Ready for Launch

April 19th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS, Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

Intel-ceo Paul Otellini announced that the first smartphone running on an Intel based SoC is ready to launch next week. The device is probably coming from India based vendor Lava.

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Samsung Will launch a Windows 8 Phone in 2012

April 16th, 2012 by Roelof Posted in Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

Samsung has announced it will be delivering the first smartphone based on Windows 8 by the end of the year. The Thai branch of Samsung brought the news to a local website called ePrice.

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Motorola to Develop Android on DECT Phones

April 9th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Smartphones & Tablets | No Comments »

We have seen many Motorola DECT phones on the market. Most of them have been made under license of Motorola resulting in poor build quality. According to the latest FCC filings, this is about to change.

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Nielsen: 49,7% of US Subs own a Smartphone

March 29th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

As of February, Nielsen reports that nearly half of the US residents with a mobile contract own a smartphone. In February 2011, the percentage of smartphone owners was just 36%.

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Dutch Operator Launches its own Android

March 29th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Dutch operator KPN has announced the launch of the new Smart 200 device. The Smart 200 is a new Android phone developed specially for the Dutch operator to cater to smartphone-unaware consumers.

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ComScore: US Smartphone Userbase Increased With 60%

February 9th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Research & Stats | No Comments »

Comscore has released it’s latest US smartphone market metrics through their MobileLens report. Android continues to grow in the market while Samsung is now the leading OEM.

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Android 3.0 Compatible with Smartphones

January 31st, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

While the general understanding is that Android 2.4 will be the next smartphone OS and Android 3.0 will focus on Tablet releases, it turns out the Android 3.0 SDK does have smartphone features on board.

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