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Samsung tops world smartphone table, says iSuppli

In 2011, Samsung became the world's largest manufacturer of smartphones, when it overtook both Apple and Nokia, according to US-based research company HIS iSuppli. However, the success of Apple's iPhone 4S enabled Apple to outsell Samsung in the year's final quarter.

January 27, 2012 by

iPhone 4S fights the Samsung tide

Recent numbers from IDC showed that Samsung was the king of the smartphone market in the third quarter of the year, but Apple's iPhone 4S brought Apple back up to top spot at the end of October through to November, according to research by Worldpanel ComTech Australia.

December 21, 2011 by

Bullish Cross Research predicts Apple blowout for quarter

While some analysts are predicating a fall for Apple with increased competition for iPhone and iPad in the current quarter, Bullish Cross Research said Friday that Apple will deliver "mother of all earnings blowouts."

December 18, 2011

I am become iPhone, destroyer of MNOs

Whether you were impressed by the iPhone 4S, or were disappointed that it doesn't have a 5 in its name, there's no question that it will continue the disruption of telcos' mobile data business models. But with research suggesting that running a mobile network could become unprofitable within three years, can carriers change their ways before the iPhone and its ilk chew up our airwaves like locusts buzzing the plains?

October 4, 2011 by

BlackBerry BES to support iPhone, Android

Research In Motion (RIM) has announced plans at BlackBerry World 2011 for a multiplatform upgrade to BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) that will allow it to also support and manage iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets.

May 2, 2011

iPhone 4: Customer loyalty is with Apple, not carriers

The AT&T iPhone 4 drops more calls than Verizon Wireless' version, according to Changewave Research. And you know what? Dropped calls just don't matter. Apple customers love their iPhone 4 device carrier be damned.

April 5, 2011

Researchers prove smartphone 'death grip' problem

Scientists have confirmed the 'death grip' issue that afflicts Apple's iPhone 4 and some other smartphones, but they have also pointed out that trying to solve the problem with plastic cases will not make much difference.According to researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Communications Research (CCR), their study demonstrated how signal levels change due to obstruction, position and motion.

March 1, 2011 by

Researchers demo iPhone passwords hack

A German research firm has demonstrated how passwords stored on an iPhone can be retrieved in less than six minutes without needing to know the passcode.Researchers from German engineering and research firm Fraunhofer tested the hack on an iPhone 4 and iPad 3G running iOS 4.

February 10, 2011 by

Apple's enterprise mojo by the numbers

Apple delivered a blowout first quarter and shed some light on how the iPhone and iPad are quickly becoming entrenched in the enterprise. That corporate momentum means bad news for the likes of Research in Motion as well as a bevy of Android competitors.

January 18, 2011 by

IBM releases free iPhone app for citizen water watchers

I just downloaded a free new iPhone application, called CreekWatch, that will let me take a more active role in reporting on the health of watersheds and reservoirs that I see both near my home and when I'm on the road.The application, which was developed by IBM and is running on an IBM research lab server, is an example of Citizen Science and using crowdsourcing technology for green purposes.

November 3, 2010 by

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