Posts tagged as: Smartphone

Apple Grows Share in US Smartphone Market in Latest ComScore Results

Apple continues to be the market leader in smartphones in the US, the latest three-month study from ComScore MobiLens shows. As of the end of July, the iPhone line had gained a full percentage point of share over its position in April. Arch-rival Samsung also grew its share of the US market, but by somewhat […]

Sennheiser Joins Phonebloks to Work on Modular Smartphone

Sennheiser has announced a new partnership with Phonebloks. The startup company Phonebloks, founded by the Dutch designer Dave Hakkens, has developed an idea for a modular smartphone where customers can use individual components to compile a phone specifically to suit their own needs. Sennheiser is one of the initiative’s first supporters and will be contributing […]

CTIA Helps Phone Makers, Carriers Add Anti-Theft Tools to Phones

The CTIA Wireless Association today said a number of handset makers and wireless network operators have agreed to a basic framework that will eventually provide consumers with better anti-theft tools for their smartphones. The Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment is meant to deter theft while also giving phone makers and carriers room to innovate. All the […]

European Parliament to Vote on Single Smartphone Charger Law

Smartphone manufacturers will need to decide on a single standard battery charger for mobile devices, according to a provisional European law. The European Parliament has created an outline agreement for a single charger that its members will vote upon in March, which could potentially lead to the law being implemented as early as 2017. The […]

California Lawmakers Aim to Require Smartphone Kill Switch

California Senator Mark Leno and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon plan to introduce legislation that will force smartphone makers and wireless network operators to add a kill switch to mobile devices. The bill, which will be formally introduced early next year, is a response to the carriers’ reluctance to add a kill switch voluntarily. […]

UK Carriers Sign Agreement with the Goverment and Ofcom to Cap Stolen Phone Use

Customers of mobile phone networks in the United Kingdom will be better protected from high bills after their phone is lost or stolen. EE, Virgin Media, Vodafone, and Three have all signed up to a government agreement that will, among other obligations, place a cap of £50 ($82) on the customer’s liability for usage from […]

Huawei Is the Third Largest Smartphone Maker Per Strategy Analytics

Huawei has doen very well in the third quarter of this year, with shipments securing it the third position, behind Samsung and Apple. According to Strategy Analytics, the Chinese vendor shipped 12.7 million smartphones globally in Q3 2013, representing a 67% increase on the same period in 2012 while giving the company a 5% market […]

Panasonic Leaving Smartphone Business

Panasonic today announced that it plans to cease making and selling smartphones for consumers. The company has been reevaluating its mobile phone business for several months and moving forward will make only feature phones for its home market of Japan. Feature phones still make up 30% of phone sales in Japan, and Panasonic can produce […]

GM Will Offer Wireless Charging in 2014 Vehicles

General Motors will offer consumers the option of wireless charging for mobile devices in some of its automobiles, Bloomberg reported this past week. Select GM models will be equipped with Powermat wireless charging surfaces, which will require compatible devices that either have wireless charging capabilities built in or are paired with a wireless charging case. […]

Quarterly Smartphone Sales Beat Feature Phones for the First Time

Research by Gartner suggests that sales of smartphones have exceeded those of feature phones for the first time. While global smartphone sales have increased by 3.6 to 435 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year, according to Gartner’s own figures, smartphones make up 225 million of the total, […]

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