Chinese smartphone maker is looking to develop just two to three core devices, dropping products that have not been competitive in the market, and focus on voice-control capabilities.
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Younger smartphone users prioritse data over voice because they're moving to IP-based messaging services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Skype, according to a multi-country survey by Analysys Mason
Unlocking handset with authorized voice is part of the new possibilities of speaker verification technology by Singapore-based Baidu-I2R Research Centre (BIRC), which it says is a world first.
With BBM's free messaging functionality no longer a unique selling point for the BlackBerry platform, RIM has decided to bake in a Skype-like voice feature. However, it will only work over Wi-Fi.
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Many companies view SMS as legacy technology, and are bypassing it in favor of apps and new, non-carrier communication services like WhatsApp. The death of SMS is nowhere near, though.
The company has reorganised its cloud-based communications portfolio and added new features, such as a smartphone app and web client for IP-based voice and a Microsoft Lync-based UC suite.
The opening ceremony of the Games is here, the starting gun for massive amounts of traffic to begin flowing across content and service providers' networks in the UK. What have they done to prepare for the surge?
ShoreTel is expanding is mobile and cloud strategies by bringing its unified communications platform to smartphones.
The usually-reliable Wall Street Journal has added its voice to the frenzy of speculation about Google's plans to launch its own 7-inch Android tablet, apparently confirming an earlier report in Digitimes. This would be a brave move, considering that Google's previous hardware efforts -- the Nexus smartphone, Chromebooks and Google TV -- have been disastrous flops.
The range-topping Sony Xperia S is now available to buy on the Three network, leap-frogging Sony's own distribution schedule.The Xperia S, announced first at CES in January, is an Android Gingerbread-based smartphone with a 4.
Sony has introduced the Xperia P and U Android smartphones, betting on integration with PlayStation and other in-house content as it launches Sony Mobile Communications out of the Sony Ericsson joint venture
The Chinese hardware maker plans to launch its first own-branded tablet, the 7-inch Gingerbread-based Light II, in the UK 'soon', as it continues its push to make its name in mobile devices in the country
The Galaxy Extreme is an affordable rugged handset, although it's short on internal storage and the screen and camera are both disappointingly low-resolution. If you want a tough Android smartphone, you should also consider the similarly priced Motorola Defy+.
Motorola has unveiled two Gingerbread Android phones, the MotoLuxe and the Defy Mini, which learn what the most used apps are and put them centre stage on the phone
The Galaxy Note has a large, vibrant and responsive screen, and is a good size for using 'notepad style' with the S Pen. However, it's too large to carry around as an everyday smartphone, and isn't as useful at home or in the office as a full-sized tablet.
A photo tour of Motorola's new-look Razr, an ultraslim Android smartphone with a large display, somewhat clunky squared-off edges and a clutch of business features
How does Apple's Siri really work? A SmartPlanet article lays out how voice recognition on a smartphone really works, step by step.
The Android Gingerbread smartphone OS is catching up to Froyo in the wild. Ice Cream Sandwich was to be unveiled at an upcoming event in NYC, but that has been postponed.
Samsung has added four new handsets to its Galaxy range of smartphones, all of which run the Android 2.3 operating system. In the process, it also overhauled its naming system
HTC Wildfire S is the latest budget smartphone from T-Mobile, offering Android Gingerbread, HTC Sense UI, a 5-megapixel camera for $80.
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