- Mobile Phones
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Update - We can now confirm that the BlackBerry Q10, the QWERTY counterpart to the full touchscreen Z10, will be available in Singapore on 31st May 2013 at an SRP of $898 from all authorized partners including Courts Connect, M1, Singtel and StarHub.
Google has announced a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that runs stock Android. Priced at US$649, it will be available on the Google Play store on June 26. It's unknown at the moment if this device will be sold in other markets.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Irish mobile insurance website MobileCover has just launched in Singapore, and will now be offering insurance coverage on mobile devices (phones and tablets). Insured devices that have been lost, stolen, accidentally damaged or in need of replacement will be replaced or repaired and sent to the customer's doorstep.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Nokia has announced their brand new flagship Windows Phone smartphone. The Lumia 925 has an aluminium frame, is slimmer and lighter than the Lumia 920, has the same 8.7MP PureView camera and comes with a new Nokia Smart Camera mode.
Sundar Pichai has given Wired his first interview ever after taking over Andy Rubin as head of Android. In the interview, Pichai talks briefly about the future of Android and Chrome OS, Facebook Home, Kindle Fire, Samsung and Firefox OS.
Samsung has announced its next-generation 5G wireless mobile technology that is touted to be several hundred times faster than existing 4G networks in terms of data transmission. Currently in testing, Samsung's new 5G technology operates in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for cellular communication.
According to rumors, AT&T will be discontinuing the HTC First flagship Facebook Home phone amidst poor sales and lackluster response from customers.
Monday, 13 May 2013
According a Q1, 2013 report by Canalys, 59.5 percent of all smart devices in the market -- 308.7 million smartphones, tablets and notebooks -- were running Google's Android operating system. Apple was in second place with a 19.3 percent market share and Microsoft had a market share of 18.1, just slightly behind Apple.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
LG has announced the availability of the Optimus L3 II smartphone in Singapore. Upgrading the styling and UI of the original Optimus L3, the Optimus L3 II continues LG's design heritage with four new elements: Seamless Layout, Laser Cut Contour, Radiant Rear Design, and colorful Smart LED Lighting on the home button.
Friday, 10 May 2013
In the first quarter of 2013, Apple managed to regain fifth place in the Chinese mobile market with an eight percent market share. For the last two quarters in 2012, it was languishing in 6th place, while Samsung remained firmly in the top spot with a 20 percent market share.