Apple dominates smartphone industry with 86% share of the profits

Apple dominates smartphone industry with 86% share of the profits

NEWS  /  05 Nov 2014  /  6 weeks ago

Apple has the largest share of the handset pie with an analyst estimating that it enjoys a massive 86% share of the handset industry's operating profits in Q3.

Singapore is first in the world for smartphone adoption

Singapore is first in the world for smartphone adoption

NEWS  /  05 Nov 2014  /  6 weeks ago

In a Google released research called 'the Consumer Barometer', Asia leads the world in smartphone usage with Singapore leading the pack with the highest smartphone penetration in the world.

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note Edge launch in US; available from 14 November

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note Edge launch in US; available from 14 November

NEWS  /  04 Nov 2014  /  6 weeks ago

Originally slated to be available sometime in the fourth quarter of the year, Samsung has just announced the US launch date of the one-sided curved display Galaxy Note Edge that's set to be in retail from 14 November.

Samsung's smartphone earnings fell a whopping 71% in Q3

Samsung's smartphone earnings fell a whopping 71% in Q3

NEWS  /  03 Nov 2014  /  6 weeks ago

Samsung Electronics has just reported its Q3 financial results and the numbers are not good. Profits have dipped substantially and its mobile division was hit the hardest.

Google is holding a Project Ara Developer Conference in Singapore

Google is holding a Project Ara Developer Conference in Singapore

NEWS  /  30 Oct 2014  /  7 weeks ago

Google has announced that it will be hosting its second Project Ara Developer Conference for the modular smartphone platform in January next year. Two events will be held, the first will be on 14th January 2015 at Google's global HQ at Mountain View in California, with the agenda repeated on 21st January in Singapore.

At 4.85mm, Oppo's R5 is by far the world's thinnest smartphone

At 4.85mm, Oppo's R5 is by far the world's thinnest smartphone

NEWS  /  29 Oct 2014  /  7 weeks ago

Along with the N3 smartphone, Oppo also unveiled the R5 today, which, at just 4.85mm is by far the world's thinnest smartphone.

PS4 Remote Play is officially available for the Sony Xperia Z3 series

PS4 Remote Play is officially available for the Sony Xperia Z3 series

NEWS  /  29 Oct 2014  /  7 weeks ago

Sony's goal to bring the Playstation 4's Remote Play to its Xperia Z3 and Z2 family of phones and tablets is a step closer to fruition as Remote Play is now available for the Xperia Z3 series.

Oppo N3's swiveling motorized 16MP camera takes selfies to the next level

Oppo N3's swiveling motorized 16MP camera takes selfies to the next level

NEWS  /  29 Oct 2014  /  7 weeks ago

Oppo unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the N3, today. Taking the swiveling camera feature from last year's N1 a step further, the 5.5-inch N3 boasts a 16MP, f2.2 swiveling camera that rotates automatically with a flick of the screen.

Motorola Moto X (2014) review

Motorola Moto X (2014): From mid-range to premium flagship in less than a year

REVIEW  /  29 Oct 2014

The original Moto X finally made its way to Singapore earlier this year, but we won't have to wait as long for its successor. The Moto X (2014) has an updated design, a larger 5.2-inch Full HD display, a flagship-level Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and better voice and gesture commands, all while retaining its near stock Android OS.

Facebook reveals financial details of WhatsApp acquisition

Facebook reveals financial details of WhatsApp acquisition

NEWS  /  29 Oct 2014  /  7 weeks ago

Facebook has revealed the financial details about its US$22 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, with a significant amount spent on "goodwill".

Samsung's new Note 4 beaten by new iPhones on home soil

Samsung's new Note 4 beaten by new iPhones on home soil

NEWS  /  28 Oct 2014  /  7 weeks ago

According to reports, pre-orders of Apple's newest iPhones in South Korea have surpassed all expectations, having exceeded 100,000 units since last Friday.

Motorola Moto G (2014) now available in Singapore

Motorola Moto G (2014) now available in Singapore

NEWS  /  28 Oct 2014  /  7 weeks ago

The new Motorola Moto G (2014) is now available in Singapore! The 5-inch, dual-sim Moto G is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and runs on stock Android 4.4 KitKat, making it one of the most affordable mid-range pure Android smartphones on the market. More details inside.

Coming soon: LG G3 Beat, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and Samsung Galaxy Tab Active

Coming soon: LG G3 Beat, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and Samsung Galaxy Tab Active

NEWS  /  27 Oct 2014  /  7 weeks ago

We just spotted the upcoming LG G3 Beat and Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphones as well as the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active tablet in IDA's equipment list. We believe that these devices are probably hitting the store shelves very soon.

OPPO opens new flagship store in Suntec City

OPPO opens new flagship store in Suntec City

NEWS  /  27 Oct 2014  /  7 weeks ago

OPPO has just opened its flagship store in Suntec City, offering visitors a look at its phones and other products. Also in the pipeline, a range of other activities including workshops.

More battery packs from Tylt now selling in Singapore

More battery packs from Tylt now selling in Singapore

NEWS  /  27 Oct 2014  /  7 weeks ago

Looking for powerbanks to juice up your mobile devices? A couple from U.S. mobile accessories maker Tylt are now selling in Singapore.

StarHub starts trial of Nokia Networks' Liquid Applications solution at its 4G mobile base stations

StarHub starts trial of Nokia Networks' Liquid Applications solution at its 4G mobile base stations

NEWS  /  24 Oct 2014  /  8 weeks ago

StarHub and Nokia Networks have showcased Asia’s first live demonstration of Video Orchestration services based on Nokia's Liquid Applications at a recent WTA Finals match.

Facebook launches new Rooms app to connect you to like-minded users

Facebook launches new Rooms app to connect you to like-minded users

NEWS  /  24 Oct 2014  /  8 weeks ago

Facebook has just launched its new Rooms app that lets you create "rooms", which are not unlike message boards, where you can post and share content with users who share the same interests as you.

Xiaomi moves international user data outside of China

Xiaomi moves international user data outside of China

NEWS  /  23 Oct 2014  /  8 weeks ago

With Xiaomi aiming to be a global player in mobile phones, International VP Hugo Barra has disclosed that the Chinese company will be moving its international user data to servers outside of China. Users in China will still have their data on local servers.

Which Android phones will be getting Google's Lollipop update?

Which Android phones will be getting Google's Lollipop update?

NEWS  /  21 Oct 2014  /  8 weeks ago

Google's Android 5.0 was just made public last week. Besides Nexus branded devices, we're sure many are wondering what other smartphones might get the Lollipop update. Look inside to see if your phone is scheduled to get the newest Android upgrade!

A feature on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 4G+

Which should you buy: Apple iPhone 6 Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

FEATURE  /  20 Oct 2014

If you can't beat them, join them. And now that Apple has done just that, the world's two biggest smartphone manufacturers each has a premium flagship phablet vying for your attention: Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4. But which is the right one for you?

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Unlike anything out in the market, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 is designed to be the slimmest camera possible that also functions as a smartphone. Quite the opposite of most other competing devices. What's even more impressive is that it manages to cram a 1-inch sensor with a wide-angle Leica lens. We managed to sneak a quick walkthrough of the smart camera phone before it hits retail!

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