News: Mobile Phones

Friday, 1 Aug 2014

Samsung plans to reverse falling sales with two new high-end smartphones

Samsung plans to reverse falling sales with two new high-end smartphones

A Senior Vice President at Samsung's mobile-communications business revealed to investors that the company plans to launch two new high-end smartphones in the next six months to stem falling sales and maintain its lead in the smartphone market.

Rumor: Apple to unveil iPhone 6 on September 16, hit retail shelves on October 14

Rumor: Apple to unveil iPhone 6 on September 16, hit retail shelves on October 14

According to MacRumors, Apple is planning a launch event for the iPhone 6 on September 16, with retail availability slated for October 14.

HTC's new Japan-only J Butterfly is waterproof One (M8) in disguise

HTC's new Japan-only J Butterfly is waterproof One (M8) in disguise

Japanese telco KDDI has unveiled a new HTC model, the J Butterfly, which is actually a waterproof One (M8) in disguise.

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 due for first update, developers to get preview next week

Windows Phone 8.1 due for first update, developers to get preview next week

Microsoft has announced the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, which is due next week for developers in the preview program.

Samsung goes gold with GALAXY Grand 2

Samsung goes gold with GALAXY Grand 2

Samsung has unveiled a new color for its affordable and mid-range GALAXY Grand 2 smartphone, and that color is gold.

HTC possibly launching One (M8) with Windows Phone at August 19 press event

HTC possibly launching One (M8) with Windows Phone at August 19 press event

According to GSMArena, HTC has sent out press invites for a launch event in New York City on August 19, where the company is likely to launch the One (M8) with Windows Phone 8.1.

Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014

HTC giving Windows Phone 'One' more chance

HTC giving Windows Phone 'One' more chance

It appears that HTC still has faith in Windows Phone being a viable business opportunity, which is why they're going to be making one as part of the HTC One line.

Xiaomi Mi 4 sold out in China in just 37 seconds

Xiaomi Mi 4 sold out in China in just 37 seconds

Xiaomi recently announced that the first batch of Mi 4 smartphones sold out in China under 40 seconds, although it did not reveal how many units were made available.

Cortana, Siri duke it out in Microsoft's latest ad

Cortana, Siri duke it out in Microsoft's latest ad

In keeping with the tradition of taking shots at one another, Microsoft's latest TV spot has some fun at Siri's expense.

U.K. drivers must surrender their mobile phones after an accident

U.K. drivers must surrender their mobile phones after an accident

Officers in the U.K. will now require drivers who were involved in an accident to surrender their mobile phones as part of a crackdown aimed at cutting down accidents caused by calling and texting while driving.

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