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
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. [caption id="attachment_118211" align="aligncenter" width="300"] HTC One E8[/caption] HTC's devices feature top notch quality and have been applauded globally. Looks like HTC has sorted... Read More
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. [caption id="attachment_118152" align="aligncenter" width="300"] IDC Logo[/caption] Google will continue to lead as it does not with... Read More
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
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
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
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. [caption id="attachment_117375" align="aligncenter" width="640"]... Read More
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
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. [caption id="attachment_116142" align="aligncenter" width="448"] Smartphone Shipments In Q1 2014[/caption] Samsung, with a 30% market share maintained its... Read More
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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