More women than men own smartphones now in the U.K., a reversal of the status quo just three years ago.
According to the infographic by eDigitalResearch and IMRG, 58 percent of smartphone owners in the U.K. are women (42 percent – men). That figure is up from 37 percent in 2010 (63 percent – men).
As for age group, older people are also keen on adopting smartphones. Three years ago, only more than a third of smartphones were owned by people aged 45 to 74.
Fast forward three years and that …
Forty percent of Americans have had a smartphone damaged, lost or stolen.
That is according to this infographic titled “CRACKED: The Economics of Smartphone Damage” made by Wireless Emporium.
It is no wonder then that the cell phone repair industry is big. How big is it? It is worth more than $1 billion.
Firms in the cell phone and smartphone repair industry have gotten a lot business from iPhone users alone.
According to the infographic, since the iPhone debuted in 2007, American users …
Amazon and Microsoft are both making smartphones in-house and they will be tapping iPhone-maker Foxconn to build it for them.
That is according to DigiTimes in a report that cites unnamed individuals involved in Foxconn’s “upstream supply chain” as sources.
According to DigiTimes, Foxconn International Holdings (FIH) has received handset orders from both Microsoft and Amazon.
The software giant based in Redmond, Washington and the internet commerce powerhouse based in Seattle, Washington …
Lenovo wants in on the full-HD 1080p smartphone list as the Chinese handsets maker is reportedly developing one such flagship device.
The information comes by way of leaked screenshots of the Lenovo device that is said to be in development.
Leaked on Sina Weibo recently, the photos show a 1080p screen. The photos have been deleted on Sina Weibo but not until copies found their way on to other sites on the web.
Embedded below and the said photos.
The move marks yet the latest smartphone maker …
Sony is promising a new flagship smartphone – one that can compete with the likes of the new iPhone and the flagship Galaxy S III smartphone by Samsung.
That is according to Sony Mobile sales and marketing boss Dennis Van Schie in an interview (Google Translate) with The Financial Times Deutschland.
“We will create in the near future a flagship model that can compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S III,” the executive is quoted as saying.
Furthermore, the …
If you’re in Philadelphia, you are more likely than your fellow Americans to lose your phone or have it stolen.
That’s according to Protect Your Bubble which says that Philadelphia has the unfortunate crown of being the top US city where smartphones are misplaced or are stolen.
Number 2 on the list is Seattle followed by Oakland.
Completing the top 10 list are:
4. Long Beach
9. New York
According to Protect Your Bubble, 113 …
Verizon Wireless and Nokia have made it official: the Nokia Lumia 822 is coming to Verizon, exclusive for the wireless carrier’s Fall portfolio.
However, the information shared by Nokia and Verizon is still lacking when and for how much exactly the Nokia 822 will be offered.
The announcement comes after a leak in the previous weeks of an alleged photo of the Lumia 822 which, by the way, appears to have been genuine.
Official specifications shared by Nokia include just its “8MP camera with …
Do you remember Oppo? It’s the company that makes the Oppo Finder which, at 6.65mm in thinness, is the world’s thinnest smartphone on sale despite what Apple would want you to believe with the iPhone 5.
The Chinese company wants another smartphone industry milestone under its belt with the smartphone maker reportedly preparing the world’s first smartphone with a full HD 1080p screen.
In an interview with Chinese site CNMO, Oppo Mobile Chief Executive Officer Chen Mingyong said that the …
Acer is developing new smartphones and the company has confirmed that it will unveil five new Android smartphones and a Windows Phone smartphone next year.
The information comes direct from Acer President Jim Wong who told Digitimes of the company’s plans.
According to the Digitimes report, Acer will be marketing the smartphones in the European, Chinese, and South East Asian regions next year.
Specifically, Acer wants to gain market share in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and India for …
Verizon Wireless will be offering the 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Stellar for free with a new contract starting this coming Thursday.
The move comes as Verizon has also just revealed that it will offer the LG Intuition “phablet” this September 6.
However, unlike the LG Intuition which will only be available online starting Thursday, the Galaxy Stellar (SCH-I200) will be available at Verizon’s online and both brick and mortar stores on the said date.
The LG Intuition will be available in …