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Nokia finally dethroned by Samsung

Nokia have been dislodged from the top spot by Samsung in Q1 for the first time ever in the phone sector. Samsung shipped 92 million phones in the first quarter, compared to 83 million from Nokia. According to IHS iSuppli however Samsung are in second place behind Apple in the …

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Apple cleverly avoid billions in taxes

A new report issued claims that Apple use subsidiaries in Ireland and the Netherlands as part of a strategy to enable them to cut their global tax bill by billions of dollars every year. The Associated Press issued the news today after The New York Times published information on how …

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LG announces LTE smartphone for Europe and Asia

LG has just announced their Optimus True HD LTE Android smartphone will soon be available across new markets in Europe and Asia. Countries at this stage include Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Hong Kong and Singapore. As you might expect from the plethora of buzzwords in the phone’s title, it will be …

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Chinese handsets coming on strong

Looks like today could be ‘mobile Friday’ from a stories point of view. Following close behind Samsung’s amazing profits announcement, we’ve now had eyes-on an analyst document which reveals that 3 of the top 10 phone manufacturers are now Chinese. KitGuru compares some of the numbers to sift chart crackers …

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Samsung smashes profits target – a lot

While Blackberry and Nokia flounder on the rocks, the good ship Samsung has installed turbo-charged-nutter-rocket engines and is ploughing a serious furrow through the treacherous seas of modern business. KitGuru dons a blue and white had and swabs the deck. While Apple announced that it had shipped more than 35 …

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Motorola brings the RAZR MAXX to UK shores

Motorola has enjoyed a varying degree of success over the years. It has managed to perform well in the USA thanks to its Droid series of phones but their international equivalents never quite caught on. Motorola has adapted the Droid RAZR MAXX for international users and in the process it lost the …

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Apple won’t produce laptop/tablet hybrid

Some companies have been selling tablet/laptop hybrids in the last year, but Apple said they have no plans to release such a computer. Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke out during the second quarter earnings call this week and dismissed the concept as a ‘compromise’ for the end user. He said …

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Samsung announces the Exynos 4 Quad processor

In just seven days Samsung will be holding their Mobile Unpacked event in London and while we still have no idea what the next Galaxy smartphone will look like, we now know what chipset will be inside. The Exynos 4 Quad. It has four ARM Cortex A9 cores running at …

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Valve’s ‘Steam Box’ could be on the horizon after all

Back in early March rumours arose that Valve were working on a ‘Steam Box’ gaming console to outclass the proprietary formats used currently by the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. These rumours were sadly shutdown a week later by Valve’s Doug Lombardi, but the embers kept glowing regardless. Recently …

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HTC profit hit hard by competition

HTC, one of the worlds most recognisable smartphone makers has reported a staggering 70 percent drop in first quarter profit margins. HTC are facing stiff competition in the market by companies such as Samsung and Apple and revenue is also reported to be down 35 percent from a year previous. …

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CFO ready for growth but Nokia crew eye lifeboats

When Nokia execs eyed Apple’s new toy back in 2007, they would have thought it was exactly that. A toy. Certainly this iPhone thingamajig could not be taken seriously and under no circumstances would it bring about the death of an era. Shirley not. For a Nordic Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to …

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nVidia confirms Epic line on mobile graphics development

When 3D graphics was first delivered to an unsuspecting population by nVidia, the market rapidly mirrored the early Wild West land grab and scramble. Products that were thought to be ‘the standard’ one week, were rendered [No pun intended – Ed] utterly useless the week after. nVidia is now presenting …

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Intel Smartphone released in India – Xolo X900

The first smartphone featuring the Intel Medfield platform has been released – in India. The Xolo X900 may have a rather amusing name, but the rumours are that it is built by Gigabyte. The phone is using an Atom Z2460 processor which is clocked at 1.6ghz and features a 400mhz …

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HTC sees no reason to manufacture QWERTY phones

HTC’s design team has recently shed some details on the company’s plans going forward at an event in Seattle. We have already discovered that plans for phones with larger capactity batteries have been dropped, and now hardware QWERTY phones are destined for the same fate. Even though HTC are best …

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Is £21 too much for an App?

One of the most appealing things about the whole Job-o-sphere, is that software (in the form of apps) is profitable for developers and affordable for customers [while making Apple into the biggest software provider in the history of the universe – Ed]. KitGuru ponders how much apps should cost and …

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Foco: sound enhancer for the iPad 2 / iPad 3

We received an interesting email this evening from a start up company who are developing a new gadget for iPad 2 and iPad 3 users. ‘FOCO’ is a simple, effective sound enhancing device which is designed to work with naked, or cased iPad tablet computers. Adewale from the company Unique …

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Want an iPad 3? wait time still 1-2 weeks

It has been some time now since the iPad 3 launched and it looks as if Apple are still have problems getting enough quantity into the channel. The difference varies a little between the UK and USA, but the minimum wait time is still a week. When orders were taken …

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Ultimate irony as 4G launches in Swindon

If there’s one sector of the market that Intel would like more of, it’s the mobile computing business. Sure, phones would be nice – but that seems a way off. In the more immediate term, Microsoft’s decision to release Windows 8 RT for the ARM instruction face looks like a …

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HTC reckons we prefer thin phones over battery life

HTC has been doing its fair part of market research, one of the topics being whether customers prefer thin smartphones or smartphones that compromise a couple of millimetres here and there for better battery life. At the end of the research it was discovered that thinner, more aesthetically pleasing phones were preferred. …

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Huawei announces global availability of the Ascend P1

Earlier in the year at CES, Huawei unveiled some of the most impressive Android smartphones we had seen to date. At the time no specific launch date information was made public but global availability information for the Ascend P1 has finally been revealed. The 7.69mm thin Ascend P1 is already available in …

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