Social networking services have been popping up all over the place, with most of them presenting their own take on the social networking game. Of course, with so many services out there, features are bound to overlap one another.
One social networking service that’s trying to catch people’s attention is the weirdly named ooVoo. It’s a social video call app that is available for both the Android and iOS operating systems. OoVoo is getting very popular. More →
A study made by Ofcom on the mobile phone habits of mobile phone users in the UK revealed that about 58 percent of users texted people every day in 2011, only 47 percent of them used their phones to make a voice call daily.
The study is part of the more comprehensive annual Communications Market Report that was published just this week. According to the report, the average mobile phone user in the UK sent about 50 texts last year. This is 200 percent more than the texts that UK users were sending four years ago. It was also in 2011 when that making voice calls finally showed a decline in its practice. The study revealed that there was a decline of one percent in the number of calls made in 2011 compared to the number of calls recorded in the previous year. More →
The Nokia Lumia 900 was launched by Nokia with a lot of media coverage and buzz. It was touted as one of the new products that will help Nokia regain lost ground in the mobile phone market. But the launch of the product has been mired with various issues, among them problems with accessing the internet or getting a phone signal, which made the phones useless for the most part. Nokia even decided to give $100 credits for Lumia 900 users who were affected by these problems. But even with the relatively affordable price of this Windows 7.5 powered phone, it was still not performing as expected sales wise. More →
Smartphone users who are serious about gaming will have something to look forward to next week when ZTE releases a new smartphone that has gaming in its DNA.
ZTE made an announcement through Twitter that it is going to launch a new advanced gaming smartphone at a special event in London. The phrases “advanced gaming smartphone” came from ZTE itself so it’s going to really fire up the interest of smartphone gamers. More →
The IDC recently released new survey results regarding smartphone market share and the results are very alarming for Research in Motion and its once mighty BlackBerry phone.
According to the IDC report the market share of BlackBerry has drastically fallen to 6.4 percent this year. Contrast it to the 13.6 percent market share it was enjoying just last year and you’ll realize that the BlackBerry is really in jeopardy. More →
Intel may dominate the PC and laptop sectors with its range of processors built for these specific hardware but when it comes to the mobile device segment of the market – which is exploding like crazy – it has not been able to gain much of a headway. For this segment of the market, ARM processors are the acknowledged king.
But this may soon change. More →
A recent study conducted by Lab 42, a market research firm, revealed that 51 percent of the study respondents used a smartphone for various purposes while they were working out.
The Lab 42 study showed that among the various uses for a smartphone while working out, 91 percent used it as a music player while they are lifting weights or doing cardiovascular exercises. More →
Smartphone fans are getting excited about the impending arrival of Samsung’s Galaxy S III, but LG wants to put a damper on that anticipation by announcing a new phone that it hopes will rival the Galaxy S III.
The new LG Optimus LTE 2 is going to be released in South Korea a day after the Galaxy S III is released internationally. The new LG phone is going to have massive RAM, 2GB to be specific. It’s double the RAM contained in the Galaxy S III and other smartphones in the market today. LG is saying that it is the first phone that will be released in South Korea that will sport this much memory. More →
Broadcom recently announced that it has manufactured a new chip that has been specially designed for smartphones. The chip is notable because it will help accelerate the development and adoption of indoor positioning technology. The new chip will be able to record the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and/or altimeter and use the collected data to feed into indoor positioning apps.
What are the ramifications of this chip’s new capability to collect this kind of data from the smartphone? Here’s an example. If the smartphone has identified the starting point, the smartphone owner’s steps and location can be identified, right down to whether the person is walking up or down stairs (through the altimeter), the general direction of the user (through the gyroscope), and his distance he travels (thanks to the accelerometer).
The world’s first smartphone sporting an Intel processor has finally been released.
No, it wasn’t released in the US, Europe or Japan. That distinction belongs to the country of India. Lava International, a previously unknown manufacturer, has released a smartphone that uses Intel’s Medfield processor. The phone, the Xolo X900 is going to be sold only in India so there are very slim chances we’ll be able to get our hands on it – that is, unless you have contacts in India and the phone is unlocked. More →