When considering a future smartphone purchase, few take into mind the importance of a decent battery life. Bamboozled by the megapixels, dots per inch and multiple core processors, it's amazing how little regard folk give to the battery life, which has to go down as one of the most important features because without it, any exciting hardware is basically useless. Which.co.uk, a prominent observer of the mobile industry, has thrown together a rather interesting infographic on the battery retention levels of the foremost handsets on the market and, suffice to say, the results may shock you.
This may start a flame war, but in my opinion there is no doubt that smartphones released after 2007 have a design that is, in one way or another, inspired and influenced by the design of the original iPhone. Physical keyboards are almost completely dead, front side of smartphones are quite often dominated by their display etc. etc.
As well as taking Apple's crown as the king of the smartphone market, Samsung seems to be selling mobile phones in record numbers, having shifted an impressive 50.5 million during Q2 of 2012. This is in spite of industry analysts suggesting smartphone sales in general had hit something of a plateau - seeing its slowest growth rate for three years, and the Korean consumer electronics giant marched through to sell an incredible 566,000 smartphones per day during the last 90 days.
Although the smartphone and tablet market is mostly dominated by Apple, Samsung and Google et al, Amazon has been keenly interested in adding its own hardware to proceedings. While the Kindle Fire didn't live up to the pre-release hype, the world's foremost online retailer could be, so says the WSJ, testing its very first smartphone effort, complete with a 4-5 inch display.
We've all been there. You reach to your pocket, expecting to find your smartphone, and are soon overcome by blind panic when, after consulting your remaining pockets, the notion that your device is lost begins to set in.
A report surfaced on Tuesday where sources claimed that some popular Android devices saw 30 to 40% of all units sold returned to vendors, suggesting that most customers weren't satisfied with either the device, the operating system or both. A new report has surfaced today claiming that the proposed return rate numbers are inaccurate.
J.K. Shin, President of the Mobile Communications division at Samsung, has unveiled plans to release a new Galaxy Tab tablet by the last quarter of this year and a new Galaxy S smartphone early next year.
These days we're lucky enough to live in an always-connected world, with devices all around us that have an always-on connection to the internet. And boy do we get our use out of them, according to a new report from Ericsson ConsumerLab which claims fully one-third of Americans use their favorite smartphone apps before getting out of bed in a morning.
Damn you, perfectionist proposers! You guys are making it harder and harder for us normal guys to propose to our potential future wife with your amazingly epic proposals!
Today, cell phones are extensively used by 4 billion plus people on earth. This has resulted tremendous increase in the demand for new devices. We see new brands and models floating in market every other day. No doubt, there is a great craze for cell phones, but at the same time there is also a major concern in the minds of the users about the radiations emitted by these devices. Significant risks of brain cancer and salivary gland tumors, migraine, vertigo, and behavioral problems are posed to people using cell phones, especially to young children who will be exposed to it for next 50 years or so.
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