News: Mobile Phones
Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011
The Indonesian Telecommunications Regulation Body (BRTI) may cease BBM and BIS services due to perceived "security issues", The Jakarta Post reports.
The Android Market web store gets an update for user review filters, allowing for reviews to be sorted according to star ratings and app versions.
GSM Arena received another tip-off for Sony Ericsson's upcoming dual-core smartphone. Codenamed Nozomi, live shots of the device turned up, with some confirmed details of its specifications such as a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Monday, 12 Dec 2011
RIM's thinnest BlackBerry device to date, the BlackBerry Bold 9900, will have a white version available in Singapore from 17th Dec. The device will only be available through a two-year contract from either SingTel, StarHub or M1.
Part of Google's "10 Billion Downloads" promo, droid fans around the world are given the chance to buy premium apps at 10cents a pop.
The soon-to-be available Huawei Honor will be upgradeable to Google Android 4.0. And true to that, a Huawei executive posted a photo of the company's latest smartphone sporting the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS on a unit.
Saturday, 10 Dec 2011
HP has decided that webOS will live on as an open-source project, with its CEO Meg Whitman mentioning that the company might produce another webOS tablet sometime in 2013.
Friday, 9 Dec 2011
Panasonic has unveiled more details, including photos, of the first smartphone that the company is planning to launch in Europe next spring.
Google announced a brand-new news reading application called Google Currents, one that is said to compete directly with popular apps like Flipboard and more, on Thursday.
Thursday, 8 Dec 2011
According to a Financial Times report, Nokia is planning to sell its luxury subsidiary, Vertu. The Finnish handset maker has also appointed Goldman Sachs to oversee the sale process.