News tagged ‘smartphones’

Friday, 26 Jul 2013

Downsizing Again, Blackberry Lays Off 250 Employees from its R&D Department

Downsizing Again, Blackberry Lays Off 250 Employees from its R&D Department

As part of its "complex transition", Blackberry has confirmed that it has laid off 250 employees from its R&D and new product testing facility.

Monday, 22 Jul 2013

Flaw in SIM Card Encryption Susceptible to Hacks

Flaw in SIM Card Encryption Susceptible to Hacks

Karsten Nohl, a cryptanalyst from a German security firm, has claimed to have discovered a glitch in mobile SIM card encryption technology after examining thousands of SIM cards.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Cars Could Soon Have a Standard OS

Cars Could Soon Have a Standard OS

If the automakers can get behind a unified standard, we could soon be seeing cars with a standard OS that will let us quickly setup our favorite radio stations, GPS and even seat position settings.

Monday, 29 Apr 2013

Massive Deposit of Lithium Discovered in Wyoming

Massive Deposit of Lithium Discovered in Wyoming

Researchers have discovered a new source of lithium near Rock Springs, Wyoming. The new source could potentially contain enough lithium to meet US demand for a whole century.

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013

Firefox OS Developer Phones Sell Out Within Hours

Firefox OS Developer Phones Sell Out Within Hours

Geekphone has put out its two Firefox OS developer phones for sale. The phones have sold out within hours, but stocks are said to be replenished soon.

Friday, 5 Apr 2013

Nokia Lumia 720 & Lumia 520 Arrive in Singapore

Nokia Lumia 720 & Lumia 520 Arrive in Singapore

The two Windows Phone 8 smartphones come preloaded with the HERE suite of applications, including HERE Maps and HERE Drive, for turn by turn navigation. True offline maps allow exploring without expensive data costs, particularly when roaming.

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013

Sales of LG Optimus L Series Surpass 15 Million Units

Sales of LG Optimus L Series Surpass 15 Million Units

LG has announced that it sold an Optimus L Series device every second over the past two months, driving sales of the smartphones to over 15 million units. LG will also unveil a new generation of the L series at MWC 2013 with an upgraded design along with enhanced features.

Friday, 28 Dec 2012

Toshiba to Make Lytro-like Cameras for Smartphones

Toshiba to Make Lytro-like Cameras for Smartphones

Toshiba is developing a light-field camera for use in smartphones and tablets. Like the light-field image sensor found in the Lytro camera, Toshiba's camera will allow photographers to change the focal point in an image after it's been shot.

Thursday, 27 Dec 2012

Samsung Aims to Ship More than 500 Million Phones in 2013

Samsung Aims to Ship More than 500 Million Phones in 2013

Samsung aims to ship more than 500 million phones in 2013, a target which is a 20% increase from the estimated 420 million devices shipped this year.

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012

Samsung is Now The Biggest Name in Mobile Phones

Samsung is Now The Biggest Name in Mobile Phones

According to iSuppli, Samsung is now the biggest name in mobile phones, overtaking Nokia for the first time in 14 years.

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