It's the best of times to be a smartphone buyer. The competition is cutthroat, innovation reigns and multiple companies are vying for attention. The smartphone market is developing rapidly and arguably the most interesting tech sector to watch.
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Huawei's Ascend P6 brings its own UI and slim metallic body, but no LTE support.
Microsoft recently partnered with the folks at We Are Juxt to challenge them to capture photos with the Nokia Lumia 920. The results are pretty amazing and inspiring with tips and tricks you can use to improve your photo experiences.
All four major US carriers now have LTE rolling out and PCMag visited 30 countries testing data speeds and reliability. Results are presented for regions and each city so check to see what the best option is for your area.
Total touch-sensor area is expected to double this year to 25.5 million square meters in 2013, and increase to 35.9 million square meters in 2015.
Sony is bringing their high-end, 5-inch display, water-resistant Android smartphone to the US soon. T-Mobile will launch the device in the coming weeks on their Simple Choice plans.
Europe may get yet another smartphone alternative if Kazam realises its plan.
Much like cloud computing and big data, bring your own device has become an irritating buzzword that is being tossed around with unrelenting vigour in the IT industry, but mobility isn't just about BYOD.
Microsoft just released Office Mobile for the iPhone and after comparing it with what we see on Windows Phone, the capabilities are the same. There is no advantage going to Windows Phone in this case.
Apple seems to be planning to model its iPhone sales model after what it did with the iPod. That move could be a boon for emerging market growth.
Rumors always fly around before Apple announces their new iPhone line. Latest indications state that Apple may launch an iPhone with a 4.7-inch or 5.7-inch display, but I am not convinced that's their strategy.
More details of the rumored HTC One Mini appeared yesterday. Samsung is releasing the Galaxy S4 Mini and I wonder if we are starting to see a trend towards smaller smartphones.
The currency has taken a tumble in the past few months against the U.S. dollar. This could hurt mobile handset makers who already have small margins and rely on volume sales in India.
Some have accused Apple of copying the user experience of its competitors for the latest version of its mobile OS. Some are complaining that the changes are too drastic, or have not gone far enough. The reality is that the future of computing has one ultimate and common goal, which is to eliminate the user interface altogether.
If you have a mobile app, now is the time to pitch it to Yahoo.
Actually, Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 isn't so much an Android clone as it is a mashup of everyone else's mobile operating systems.