Mobile Timeline

Nvidia Test Drives Tegra 4i Reference Smartphone On Video

Nvidia Phoenix Smartphone

The Nvidia Tegra 4i was shown off on Monday at the Mobile World Congress, and it didn’t fail to impress. To display the company’s new technology, Nvidia took advantage of the Tegra 4i Reference smartphone. The smartphone’s hardware is commonly referred to as Phoenix. The Phoenix is a rather impressive smartphone that features a 5-inch… Read more »

Huawei Ascend P2 Unveiled At MWC

Huawei Ascend P2

As expected, the Huawei Ascend P2 has made its official Android-based debut at MWC in Barcelona, Spain. The P2 is a Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based device that features the Huawei Emotion UI. The smartphone offers a 4.7-inch display that outputs 720p HD alongside 315 pixel density for outdoor use. The screen also features… Read more »

Apple And NYPD Form Partnership, Hope To Stop iDevice Theft

Apple iPad and iPhone Theft in NYC

So many Apple iPhone and iPad devices are stolen in New York City that the company has partnered with the NYPD to retrieve those lost devices. The New York Police Department has assembled a dedicated team whose sole mission it is to hunt down stolen Apple devices and identify thieves. The program works by having… Read more »

Petition To End Smartphone Unlocking Law Receives 100,000 Signatures

Smartphone Unlocking Petition

On January 26, 2013, it became illegal to unlock a carrier-purchased smartphone without permission from the wireless carrier. Following that law, a White House petition on We The People was started to demand that the ruling be overturned. On Thursday, it was revealed that the petition has received more than 100,000-signatures. The petition reached its… Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 Outsold Samsung Galaxy S3 In Q4 Of 2012

The iPhone, both iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S outsold the Galaxy S3

The Apple iPhone 5 is the king of the hill when it comes to smartphone sales. The fourth quarter numbers from 2012 are in, and the iPhone 5 was the clear winner in sales, beating out the Samsung Galaxy S3. Apple’s victory comes despite a new ad campaign by Samsung that directly pitted the S3… Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 Sales Estimates Cut By 83%

BlackBerry Z10

The BlackBerry Z10 and its Blackberry 10 OS were meant to usher in a new era for the handset and software manufacturer. Instead investors on the street are now slashing their sales estimates for the device by a whopping 83 percent. According to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, the BlackBerry 10 smartphone was originally… Read more »

HTC One Debuts In New York And London, Delivers Cool New Features

HTC One Smartphone Officially Unveiled

The HTC One smartphone officially debuted on Tuesday during simultaneous press events held in New York City and London, England. The HTC One will be the company’s flagship smartphone for 2013. Featuring a 4.7-inch full 1080p HD display with Gorilla Glass, the smartphone also offers the Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and is built… Read more »

China’s Smartphone Market Will Soon Be World’s Largest

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The Chinese smartphone market is on track to become the world’’s largest by the end of this month. When this month comes to a close, China will have more active smartphones than the US. China and the US nearly tied at the end of January in terms of new device activations, with the US activating… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Brand Overshadows Android

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The Samsung Galaxy brand has started to overshadow the Android brand. A Gartner report highlights how Apple and Samsung together dominate 52 percent of worldwide market sales. “The success of Apple and Samsung is based on the strength of their brands as much as their actual products,” said Anshul Gupta, a principal research analyst at… Read more »

Vertu TI Android Smartphone Now Available For $10,500

Vertu TI Design

The Vertu TI is the first smartphone from the luxury handset maker to feature the Google Android OS, and now the smartphone is available for $10,500. Leaked at the start of the month, the Vertu TI‘s price tag is despite the company’s head of design admitting that “Vertu will never be at the bleeding edge… Read more »

Steve Wozniak: Apple Phone Features Have Fallen ‘Somewhat Behind’

Steve Wozniak Admits Apple Tech is Faling behind

The Apple iPhone 5 lacks NFC technology and other popular smartphone features found on devices from Samsung, LG, Motorola, and others. It is no secret that the tech giant has had a hard time jumping ahead of its mobile competitors in terms of major mobile advancements. Now Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is admitting that Apple… Read more »

Sprint Wireless Sold 2.2 Million iPhones During Q4

Sprint Wireless

Sprint Wireless sold 2.2 million iPhone’s in Q4 2012. It is that large number of devices that Sprint partly blames for its $1.3 billion net loss. Sprint sells each iPhone at a huge loss in order to attract new customers and to retain current customers. The wireless firm then hopes to make its money back… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note Explodes, Injures Customer

Samsung Galaxy Note Explosion

A 55-year-old man in South Korea was injured after his Samsung Galaxy Note exploded. The smartphone was stored in the mans pocket when it suddenly ruptured and caused damage to his clothing and body. The customer was left with second-degree burns to his right thigh. The phone’s explosion involved a spare battery, which may have… Read more »

Apple Increases Smartphone Sales In China, Samsung Remains Dominate

Apple China Sales

Apple, Inc. is finally gaining some momentum in the Chinese mobile market, picking up a 12 percent marketshare. Apple had controlled a 7.5 percent share the year prior. Those sales numbers did not include the Apple iPhone 5, which debuted in December. Mainland China witnessed solid growth in 2012 with 53 million smartphone sales, a… Read more »