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Samsung has now officially been confirmed as top cell phone supplier of 2012. Three research companies have identical results in this matter. According to the strategy analytics, Samsung ended on shipping 213 million cell phones in 2012, with an increase of 21.6 percent in the handset sales and a whopping 213.8 percent increase in the Smartphone sells. In the last quarter of 2012, Samsung shipped 63 million phones; Samsung even beat the previous best record of Nokia with 100 million sales in a year.


According ABI research company, Samsung shipped over 60 million phones in 2012 and IDC reports 67 million. But, according to both of them Samsung ended on top of the shipped. Lastly, the research companies have also named top 3 cellular brand of this year but there is slight conflict in it. According to strategy analytics: Samsung, Apple and Nokia were the top 3 brands, whereas according to the other firms: Samsung, Apple and Huawei were the top three.



Samsung is undoubtedly the leader in smartphone manufacturing and has dominated the mobile industry with its record marketing and research and development budget. In 2012 alone, the company shelled out a total of $21.6B on these departments, enough to make it to the top of the industry.


Whatever Samsung is doing seems to be working really well. Also, note that the company sells other big and small home appliances and are also venturing in providing equipment in the medical industry. Samsung also gets revenues from sale of these products.


The company owes its great success to marketing and more than this, the introduction of pioneering parts and products such as octo-core smartphones like the Galaxy S IV and the use of flexipanels on many of their products.


However, let us wait to see if time will come when Samsung no longer needs to spend that much for everyone to know that the brand and its products are excellent.


Link: koreatimes



A new report shows that a quarter of U.S. patents issued this year are likely to be related to mobile technology. That's up from just 5 percent of all patents in 2001, according to analyst Chetan Sharma.


For his research, Sharma appeared at more than 7 million mobile patents awarded in the U.S. and Europe, the two largest markets for patents globally at the moment. He discovered that the U.S. has stolen a march in excess of its previous world counterpart given that 1996. The U.S. accounts for nearly a few-quarters (72%) of all mobile patents across the two locations.


Samsung led all companies in terms of U.S. mobile patents granted last year, while IBM filed the most applications last year, followed by Microsoft and then Samsung. Apple broke into the Top 10 on the strength of a slew of computer-graphics patent filings.


Source: techcrunch

 


Samsung Galaxy S II

(Number 1)

The Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II runs the Android 2.3 operating system - the fastest version of Android available for smartphones yet. It features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation. This Galaxy S II also captures sharp photos with its 8-megapixel camera with flash, and it records videos in stunning Full HD 1080p resolution. An additional 2-megapixel front-facing camera gives you the power to connect with your friends and family face-to-face via video chat with preloaded Qik Lite over Wi-Fi. And with Google Talk, you can video chat with all of your Google Talk contacts, whether they are on a mobile phone or a computer.. With an incredibly colorful 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, the Galaxy S II delivers 50 percent more sub-pixels than the previous generation display for better contrast. The display also offers unmatched outdoor viewing quality, even in the brightest sunlight.  

Apple iPhone 4S

(Number 2)

The iPhone 4S is a touchscreen slate smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is the fifth generation of the iPhone, a device that combines the 3.5-inch iPod Touch with mobile phone capability. It retains the exterior design of its predecessor, the iPhone 4, but is host to a range of improved hardware specifications and software updates. Now you can use your voice to use your iPhone. Just talk to Siri as you would to a person: "Do I need an umbrella?" or "Any great burgers around here?" or "Where's the closest ATM?" Siri not only understands what you say, it knows what you mean. It figures out the right apps to use to find the right answer. Then, just like a personal assistant, it answers you. Siri makes phone calls, sends messages, schedules meetings, sets reminders, and more. How much more? Just ask, and Siri tells you that, too. 8 mega pixel camera. Not to mention an improved backside illumination sensor, excellent auto white balance, advanced color accuracy, face detection, and reduced motion blur. It all means that no matter how many people, how much light, and how much action you capture, everything looks exactly as it should. And just wait until you see the photos.  

LG Prada Phone 3.0

(Number 3)

The PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 offers a specially created user interface featuring a unique black, grey and white menu and icons. Through this interface users can enjoy all the latest benefits of Android's Gingerbread OS, with a future scheduled upgrade to Android's Ice Cream Sandwich. This unique user interface experience can be enjoyed on the device's 800-nit, 4.3inch NOVA High Brightness Display, allowing users to view all their favorite photos and content even in direct sunlight. Styled with PRADA's clean and sharp design philosophy, the handset features a full glossy touchscreen to the front and PRADA's signature Saffiano pattern to the back, all finished in classic black. Plus with an 8MP camera and up to 8GB of user memory, all Life's Good moments can be captured and enjoyed in high quality. To complement the handset, users will have access to a full line of PRADA phone accessories such as a PRADA branded cradle and Bluetooth ear set.  

Nokia Lumia 710

(Number 4)

Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone is as simple as it is smart, delivering high-performance hardware plus Nokia's best social and Internet experience. It's powered by the latest Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) operating system, which boasts hundreds of improvements including multitasking, photo and video capture, and threaded conversations that move with you from text to Facebook and back again. You'll be able to keep yourself entertained with Xbox LIVE gaming and Zune-powered music and videos. The pre-loaded T-Mobile TV app offers access to live and on-demand mobile HDTV on T-Mobile's 4G network, including free programming from select stations like ABC News NOW, FOX Sports, PBS Kids, and Azteca America. The 5-megapixel camera allows you to take pictures in almost any light condition and share on social networks in seconds, and you can capture video at HD 720p resolution. This GPS-enabled smartphone also offers Nokia Drive for voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation. Other features include 8 GB of internal storage, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, FM stereo radio, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 7 hours of talk time.

Motorola DROID RAZR

(Number 5)

Packing a dual-core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, the sleekly designed Motorola DROID BIONICsmartphone with 4G LTE for Verizon Wireless delivers a mobile Internet experience that's up to 10 times faster than 3G. And with Motorola's innovative webtop application, you can connect to an external monitor via optional adapters or docks (including a laptop dock) to play music and videos on the big screen as well as enjoy full Firefox multi-tab browsing. The DROID BIONIC's multiplayer gaming capabilities allow you to challenge friends to live peer-to-peer gaming, viewed through the device's 4.3-inch qHD quality screen that delivers console-quality graphics. The integrated HDMI connectivity also enables you to connect the device to your HDTV (or HDMI-compatible monitor) to experience your games. As a fully featured work device, the DROID BIONIC comes equipped with corporate e-mail, remote wipe and data security, and encryption capabilities that IT departments appreciate. It also features productivity tools such as Quickoffice for document review and editing, full calendar management, one-click access to conference calling, and a full suite of Google applications and services.    

Samsung Galaxy Note

(Number 6)

Samsung Galaxy Note is a new type of smartphone, borne of insight and innovation. It is the ultimate on-the-go device which consolidates core benefits of diverse mobile devices while maintaining smartphone portability. It empowers you with everything you can ever desire so that you can simply, feel free. It is truly smart. As a product, The Note makes perfect sense. A 1280 x 800 resolution(285 pixels per inch - high pixel density) 5.3 inch Super AMOLED screen ( bright, colorful, sharp ), makes The Note the perfect size for quickly jotting down notes as well as carrying with you. Games and videos look brilliant on the 5.3 inch screen. Reading E-Books is fun and you don't have to squint to make out words like on a regular phone. Brilliant engineering, great design and a solid, flexible product that takes the place of two products in one easy move. Pocketable, portable, capable and fast. The Note goes with you everywhere, in your pocket and does whatever you need it to do. Quite a few people have complained that the Note is too big. This phone fits your hand perfectly and fits in all your pockets in all your jeans, shorts. The Note does so many things well that having it means not having to carry a larger tablet around with you when you travel.  

HTC Sensation XE

(Number 7)

If you are looking for a phone that would make your heart melt than HTC Sensation XE is the phone that will be able to do that. I discovered this phone thanks to a friend of mine who showed it to me at an HTC store. The first time I set my eyes on it, I immediately had a crush on it. But the moment I held it in my hand and touched it, then tried out the Beats headphones that came with it, I fell in love. The LCD display is vibrant and the colors pop out. No delay on the response whatsoever. Uses gorilla glass, so it won't scratch if you drop it. The body is tight and swag. Its metallic finish is engineered to perfection. Quite sturdy and looks like a sports car type phone. It has dual core, 1.5Ghz processor, but the battery life is splendid. Would last you a good 12-15 hours under normal operations (data or wi-fi included). Video playback is excellent. It's like carrying a high definition TV in your pocket. Even the sound of the video playback is supported by Beats. Photo shots blew me away. It's the first time for me to take photos and not have to enhance or edit them. The photos that came out make my photos look like they're professionally taken.  

HTC Incredible S

(Number 8)

One look at HTC Incredible S and you know it's different. The elegant contoured design is so unique that it stands out from any angle. The look, the sound, the feel... it's a phone that impresses the senses. The HTC Incredible S brings everything you view to life on a stunning 4" Super LCD screen. So you can browse the web in style, admire your photo gallery, or lose yourself in a video viewing experience. And when you really want to immerse yourself in a movie, plug in your headset and enjoy virtual surround sound via SRS WOW HDTM. This Smartphone is an experience designed around many little insightful ideas. Ideas that seem so simple, you think "why hasn't any one else thought of that? It just makes sense." It's a phone experience full of lots of little surprises, delighting you every time.  

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

(Number 9)

A thin-profile contour display gives the Samsung Galaxy Nexus a unique slim and trim size that fits easily in the palm of your hand, and its brighter, high-contrast screen means colors are incredibly vibrant and text is crisp at any size--even when viewed in bright sunlight. With Voice Actions for Android, you can press and hold the Search button from anywhere and speak almost anything--text messages and emails, navigation direction queries, opening web pages, and more. Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming email and then switch back to the game without losing your place.  

HTC Sensation XL

(Number 10)

When it comes to doing music justice, you're way ahead of the crowd with the HTC Sensation XL with Beats AudioTM and its superb, in-box customized Beats headset. Now your audio experience sounds just like the artist intended. You'll also enjoy the large 4.7 inch screen and 9.9mm sleek premium design. And record amazing HD quality video to complement your audio experience with this incredible superphone. It's the BEST sound and sight you can get on any mobile device. Instant capture camera Remember that time you pressed the shutter button and had to wait while your camera phone finished taking the picture? With the instant capture camera, the moment you press the button is the same moment the photo is captured. Never let a great shot slip away.


A report by strategy analytics today confirms a shipment of about 1.6 billion mobiles in the year 2012. An increase of two percent from the numbers shipped last year. Samsung was the top brand to be shipped all around the world with nearly 400 million phones shipped during the year, 396.5 million to exact. 1 of the 4 mobiles shipped was relating to Samsung, which allowed them to snatch 25 percent market share in the world of cell phones.


The main reason behind Samsung's successful campaign in 2012 was its beautifully designed Galaxy series. Nokia was the second best brand of 2012 shipping 20 percent of total mobile phones shipped. Nokia was 2011's number one brand but due to Samsung's Galaxy series the demand for its handsets went down during the year. Strategy analytics declared Samsung, Nokia and Apple the top cellular brands of 2012 which was quite obvious after high demands were observed throughout the 2012 for the brands.


Source: businesswire



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Story Toys' award-winning series of interactive pop-up fairy tale books for children comes to Android with a brand new story, the timeless classic Grimm's Snow White.


Join Snow White in her adventures with the seven dwarves as she tries to escape the wicked queen with her poisoned potions! Will the handsome prince be able to save her?! Kids will love this classic fairy tale book, full of action, adventure, surprises and suspense!


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Mint pulls in all your personal finance accounts into one place, so you can manage your money from anywhere. Track your spending, create a budget, and save more.


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