2014

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10 smartphone trends in 2014: phablets, selfies, 4G LTE, exclusive tie-ups, and more

It has been an action-packed year so far, when it comes to smartphone launches, sales, and a number of technological improvements. In this article, I have listed 10 smartphone trends which I noticed in the year 2014. 1. Entry of new smartphone brands in India Some new, yet popular smartphone brands entered India, as the country is on it’s way to become the largest mobile phone market in the world. Xiaomi, which is being portrayed as the “Apple of China”,… Read More

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HTC sales fall in May despite launch of new devices

HTC has impressed everyone with its recent launches of One M8 and Desire 816. But the financial statements do not reflect the same as they’ve witnessed a drop in the sales department. There is a drop of 27.59 percent in revenue compared to previous year and a drop of 4.59 percent over April. HTC’s devices feature top notch quality and have been applauded globally. Looks like HTC has sorted out production issues which we read about after… Read More

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Windows Phone will rise to 6.4 percent market share by 2018 as per IDC

IDC, a research and analytics firm has released a report about smartphone platforms and market share. As per the latest report, Windows Phone is slowly crawling towards relevance and it will have a market share of around 6.4 percent by 2018. This will be almost double when compared to its current market share of 3.5 percent. Google will continue to lead as it does not with a staggering 80.2 percent market share… Read More

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Tablet shipments in India decline by 32.8 percent in Q1 2014

Tablets have been the rage in the country for a while now seeing the fact that they are touching lower price points. However, the rage for them seems to be slipping as the latest IDC Report has stated that the tablet shipment in the country declined by 32.8 percent in the Q1 2014 when compared to the same period last year. The total number of tablets shipped stood at 0.78… Read More

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LG was the 3rd largest phone manufacturer in the world during Q1 2014

Thanks to some great smartphone launches in the past 12 months, LG has now become 3rd largest mobile phone manufacturer in terms of earnings according to the numbers from Q1 2014. Samsung still stands largest mobile phone manufacturer while Apple stand as the second largest mobile phone brand, if the earnings are concerned. According to Strategy Analytics, LG sold more than $3.18 billion worth of mobile phone units worldwide during… Read More

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68.3 percent smartphones shipped in Q1 2014 were 3G devices, Samsung still number 1

Smartphone shipments are soaring in India every quarter and so is the 3G acceptance in the country. With telecom operators entering price wars for 3G services, more and more people are moving towards adoption of 3G but still 2G rules the roost in the country. As per the latest report published by Cyber Media Research, 68.3 percent of the total smartphones shipped in the country in the Q1 2014 were… Read More

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More than 8.8 million Sony Xperia smartphones were sold in Q1, 2014

Sony has announced its sales numbers for fiscal year 2013 (April 2013 to March 2014) today. Sony has reported sales of $75.4 billion with an operating income of $257 million, thanks to strong sales of PlayStation 4 and Xperia line-up of Android smartphones. Sony stated 8.8 million smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2014, which is higher than smartphone sales in the same quarter last year. Sony Mobile expects sales… Read More

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HTC One Mini 2 press render leaks, lacks the Duo camera found on the HTC One M8

The mini version of HTC One M8 will be released as the HTC One Mini 2. The design of the device closely resembles to the original HTC One M8 with brushed gun metal look pattern, plastic inserts on the back, BoomSound speakers on the front and one screen buttons. Its internals include a Snapdragon 400 SoC with quad-core Cortex A7 CPU as opposed to dual-core Krait CPU cores on the… Read More

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Over 267 million smartphones shipped worldwide in Q1, 2014

According to a market researcher TrendForce, over 267 million smartphones were shipped worldwide during Q1, 2014. As per the research firm, it was a 1.13% rise when compared to the same quarter last year. Smartphones are expected to reach 6.7% more shipments in the current quarter (Q2, 2014) when compared to Q1, 2014. Samsung, with a 30% market share maintained its podium position, thanks to sales of its low and… Read More

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Micromax A116 Canvas HD Packs Quad Core Processor, Yet Cheap at Sub-15K

Imagine a smartphone with quad core processor is for less than Rs 15,000. Can you? Well Micromax makes this true with the latest Canvas phone – A116 Canvas HD. With MediaTek’s latest MT6589 chipset, which includes quad core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, PowerVR SGX5 GPU and 4GB internal storage Micromax A116 Canvas HD becomes the wonder phone in 2013 with this price tag. With 5″ 1280x720p IPS display A116 runs… Read More

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