Here in the U.S., so much attention surrounds the rivalry between Apple and Samsung that sometimes it’s easy to forget there are other smartphone manufacturers. Not too long ago, HTC and LG drew quite the attention with their devices, but have since been eclipsed by the shadow of “third place.” Windows phone and Blackberry have been hammered and battered to the point where, for them, the goal is survival and simply staying in the game.
If you think cloud storage is the only future for storing your precious files, think again. I’m a believer of cloud but Sony and Panasonic have recently partnered to introduce a new optical disc standard. I can still remember storing my thesis in a 1.4MB floppy disk and now a small device can hold 300GB up to 1TB per disc?
Nokia isn’t giving up marketing their smartphones. And why would it if they know the Lumia phones are so good? The Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 models will be taken to the North Polo for a journey. Explorer Eric Larsen and other adventurers are given Windows tablets and Nokia Lumias to bring and use.
comScore Report: BlackBerry surpassed by Windows Phone, Android still No. 1 mobile OS, Apple top OEM
I am not a BlackBerry user but I am cheering for the Canadian phone manufacturer being a pioneer in the smartphone business. BlackBerry OS has recently been surpassed by Windows Phone in the US smartphone market. This is according to a report by comScore which says Windows Phone now holds 3.2 percent of the market while BlackBerry now at 3.1 percent in the Top Smartphone Platforms list.
Last week, we heard Bitcoin’s future may be in jeopardy with CEO Mark Karpeles quitting the board and MT. Gox nowhere to be found. This week will end with the Bitcoin creator reportedly being found in California. That’s good news right?
Sure, everyone knows who RadioShack is. But what do they know RadioShack for?
So, what does the Twitter-verse think of Facebook’s possible drones? Well, I compiled the 10 best tweets so you can see for yourself.
Another day, another rumor. Not about any ordinary smartphone but about possibly a Quad HD phone by Huawei. We heard that a Samsung Galaxy S5 Quad H5 version might arrive and then there’s Oppo with the Find 7. And of course, the first Quad HD phone in the world, the Vivo Xplay 3S which is already available for purchase. After all these, Huawei seems to be following suit with a high-res display phone.
Don’t push it, there will be no smartwatch for BlackBerry not anytime soon. But honestly, knowing BlackBerry, the company might dip into the idea and secretly work on something and then surprise us. To just see if the company is still relevant in the market–or not or if Facebook may take interest in it.
Microsoft already has a new CEO in Satya Nadella. The software giant didn’t get someone from outside. People are expecting changes to happen in the next few months within the company starting with former Windows executive Julie-Larson Green now assigned as Applications and Services Group’s Chief Experience Officer. She will be reporting to Executive Vice President Qi Lu.
Just like Google, Facebook is on a shopping spree buying up startups and companies but it still is diligent to shut down products and sub-groups no longer making money or being used by the general public. Such is the case with the facebook.com e-mail. Why? People are no longer using the mail service which was launched in November 2010.
Samsung and Apple may be in a patent battle but we can’t deny the fact that the Cupertino company needs the South Korean giant for supplies. Samsung has been providing Ax processors for Apple and we heard the partnership might end soon.