Posts tagged as: smartphone

Nintendo boss speaks candidly about smartphone games

Nintendo has no plans of turning its focus to the mobile and tablet platform regardless of the surge in the popularity of the latter in recent years. The president of the Japan-based company Satoru Iwata told Wired magazine during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) earlier this year that he does not view a 99-cent Mario […]

New Google app suggests field trip locations and restaurants near you

Google’s newest app will track your mobile phone’s location and tip you off when you’re near a field-trip-worthy landmark, park or restaurant. The Field Trip app released Thursday for Android operating systems is one of a growing number of mobile apps that guess what users might want to eat, look at or do. These apps […]

China Mobile Games goes public in the US, initial value set at $3.90 a share

China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group went public in the US at NASDAQ this Tuesday. The company enlisted at the stock exchange in an unorthodox way. Most company go public with the traditional initial public offering approach, collaborating joining hands with several investment banks as undertakers. However, China Mobile Games took on the CMGE ticker […]

Technology spending to increase by 5 percent this year, says IDC

Technology trend tracker IDC and investment bank JP Morgan expect a slightly slow growth in the technology industry. However, both had the mutual agreement on the decline in PC business. The industry is surly in the post-PC era with tablets and smartphones becoming more ubiquitous every day. The PC industry saw growth on snail’s pace […]

Apple needs more than iPhone 5 to beat Android, reports say

Since 2008, a year after the release of the original handset, iPhone has become Apple’s biggest and most important product. The company released the sixth generation model, iPhone 5 this Wednesday in a media event in San Francisco. However, analyst-opinion on the matter is mixed. Two recent reports from research firms NPD DisplaySearch and Ovum […]

ARM stock falls 9 percent after German bank cuts its ratings due to possible price cuts on chips

Processor technology licensing company, ARM Holdings saw a drop in its stock by 9 percent in afternoon trading on Tuesday. The shares took a dip after Deutsche Bank cut its rating on the stock due to probable price fall in the coming months. Deutsche Bank analyst Kai Korschelt said in a statement that the coming […]

Samsung releases Ativ S, the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone

Samsung revealed its new Windows Phone 8 smartphone, Ativ S, in Berlin at the IFA electronics show 2012. The Korean company took the lead in releasing the first WP8 phone to the public. It will run on the latest iteration of the Windows Phone and a dual-core processor. Even at first glance, the new Ativ […]

China expected to rally past the US in smartphone market share this year

China’s smartphone market is growing a faster rate than the US, research firm IDC said in a report. The firm estimated that the Chinese market, despite all the slow economy, will surpass the US market at the end of this year. IDC expects that China will gouge a 26.5 percent share of the smartphone sales […]

HTC One X: A Hands-On Review

HTC One X: A Hands-On Review   Having become an avid fan of the HTC smartphones line-up, I’ve always wanted to get my hands on their top-of-the-line model, the oh-so-amazing, One X. After finally getting a chance to get the mighty One X, it was only natural that I share my views on it.   […]

LG Optimus Vu (2012): Full Review – Part 1

LG Electronics introduced a new Android smartphone, LG Optimus Vu, in Korea this week. Though the phone had been making news since its official launch back in February, 2012, it is entirely a different thing to hold the phone physically. The new Vu is a different phone in a number of features but the most […]

LG Optimus Vu (2012): Full Review – Part 2

For its size, LG has kept the phone’s weight at bay. It is not as heavy as one would anticipate at first look. At 6.08 ounces it is not the lightest device in the market but for its footprint it does give a good satisfying feel. At 5.5 inches height and 3.5 inches width with […]

LG Optimus Vu (2012): Full Review – Part 3

Moreover, there e-reader applications from LG in addition to some games, though most of them are Korean-versions. Included inside the chassis is a GSM radio, FM/AM radio and a television transmitter. In addition to these old and standard organs, LG also provides an NFC chip with two gold antennae. Though Android Beam is an ICS-exclusive […]


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