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Steve Wozniak's recent statement somewhat still identifies himself with the company he co-founded. He is said to have quoted that Apple is a bit behind in terms of features, but he did not identify which areas need improvement for Apple to keep abreast with its competition with Google, presumably, even if there was no mention of Android being the competition. He also commended Samsung and the Korean giant's ability in "making great products".


He also admitted to still buying Apple products, which seems to imply that they are great and mentioned that he wouldn't do so if the company manufactures lousy gadgets.


Although Android was not mentioned, it is hard to leave it out when we are talking about the greatest operating system battle in the history of mobile technology, along with the iOS. Also, whatever Wozniak says will always make the news, since he is just as controversial as the best OS rivalry in the planet.




Android and iOS combined accounted for a whopping 96.3% of all smartphone shipments worldwide in 2014. Android is on the top with 81.5% of the market, where iOS lacks behind with 14.8% only.



2014 Market Share



Ramon Llamas, Research Manager with IDC's Mobile Phone team, said - "Many of the same drivers were in play for Android and iOS to tighten their grip on the market, A combination of strong end-user demand, refreshed product portfolios, and the availability of low-cost devices particularly for Android drove volumes higher."



It's expected that Google's own OS will continue growing with more Android-powered device are released into the markets (Smartphones, Tablets, TVs, Smartwatches, Gaming consoles... etc).


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HTC has launched another smartphone in Taiwan.  Jack Tong, HTC North Asia-Pacific region president, said at the phone launch that his company hopes to attract more customers in the mid-tier smartphone market.


HTC Desire L features a 4.3-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, no front camera, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage space, a microSD card slot for expansion, HSPA, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Beats Audio, and a 1,800 mAh battery. It runs a yet unknown version of Android, but it's either 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or 4.1 Jelly Bean.


HTC Desire L being sold outright for NT$10,900 (US$366). There is also the option of paying NT$2,990 plus an additional NT$897 monthly fee for a service plan.


Source: Unwiredview

 


 

We heard some more details that starting to appear about the forthcoming LG Nexus device.  Well, it's likely to be LG.


Although it's still not known whether it will be the ONLY Nexus to get a release, various sources are starting to fill us in on the specs. So far, we've had confirmed...


The device is based on the Optimus G but doesn't look the same


  • Updated Android release (currently 4.2)
  • Quad Core Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1280x768 True-HD IPS screen
  • On screen soft keys (of course)
  • 8 Megapixel Camera
  • No microSD slot
  • 8GB and 16GB versions only (at least initially)
  • Non-removable battery
  • Wireless charging built in
  • The retail name of the device is yet to be decided.

Launch is targeted for mid-November, so there's plenty of time for more details to emerge. We will just have to wait and see on this one.

 

 

 


 

According to Reuters, Samsung Galaxy S3 became the world's best-selling smartphone model last quarter, pushing aside Apple Inc's iPhone, which has dominated the chart for more than two years, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Thursday.


Strategy Analytics estimated Samsung sold 18 million S3 models in the third quarter, compared with iPhone 4S sales of 16.2 million.


Strong sales of the flagship Galaxy S3 - which comes with a large 4.8 inch touchscreen - helped Samsung post a record $7.3 billion operating profit in the July-September quarter.


"Samsung's Galaxy S3 has proven wildly popular with consumers and operators across North America, Europe and Asia," said analyst Neil Mawston, adding the new iPhone 5 would likely reclaim the top spot for Apple in the current quarter.


 

Tizen is a Linux-based operating system that emerged from the death of Nokia's MeeGo. Intel, which originally worked with Nokia on MeeGo, and Samsung took over the development of the operating system, which is also overseen by the Linux Foundation. It is seen as more open than Google's Android, which despite its claims of openness, has irked some partners with certain restrictions, including the inability to make massive changes to the underlying platform.


Samsung is the biggest backer of the open source Tizen OS and according to Daily Yomiuri, Tizen-powered devices will likely to be on the market next year sold by Samsung. While the newspaper didn't divulge any more details, NTT Docomo is said to be the carrier in Japan who'll carry Tizen running phone manufactured by Samsung.



The OS that Docomo and its partners are developing is named Tizen. Samsung will probably begin selling the smartphones next year and they are likely to be released in Japan and other countries at around the same time, according to sources.


We'll hear more about Tizen at the expo in February at Mobile World Congress event in Spain.

 


 


Samsung will likely increase its lead over Apple in smartphone sales in 2013. According to Reuters, who said the Korean company will achieve 35% year-on year growth in smartphones, 2 percent more than Apple's smartphone sales.


"We expect Samsung to slightly extend its lead over Apple this year because of its larger multitier product portfolio," Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics, said in an e-mail interview with Reuters.


The analyst is projecting global smartphone market growth will slow in 2013 from its very rapid rate of expansion last year, with shipments projected to rise 27% to 875 million this year, projected to be slowing from last year's 41% growth. Strategy Analytics said this is due to growth easing in many "key" markets such as North America, China, the developed economies of Asia, and Western Europe.


This will give Samsung a 33 percent share of the 2013 smartphone market, up from last year's estimated 31 percent, while Apple will hold 21 percent, versus last year's 20 percent.


Full story here:

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Samsung is apparently trying to get an Android device on the market for every screen size ever theorized and they announced. Not exactly a media player, but a smartphone, Galaxy Player is hard to place in today's market. According to the latest information from SamMobile's insider that Samsung will soon announce the Galaxy Fonblet 5.8 (GT-I9152). The model number indicates that this device will have DUAL-SIM support and will also feature a 5.8″ Display, same as the one on the Galaxy Player 5.8. The Galaxy Fonblet 5.8 will come in Pure White colour. For Samsung white is the new black. We expect this device to run Android 4.1.2/4.2.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

 

And of course the nexus 7 that stormed the tablet world taking no prisoners with it's high specs and low price and is still considered by a number of online Reviewers to be the king of the hill for modestly priced tablets as it contains a full arsenal of features and does not imprison it's buyers into a padded cell like environment like some other OS do.

 

Even so, a 5.8-inch device is still more pocket-able than a 7-inch tablet, so the new Galaxy Player isn't necessarily doomed right away. I guess it will all depend on the price, which isn't yet known.

 

 




Samsung Electronics rolls out 5-inch large screen entry-level smartphone Galaxy Grand via three major domestic carriers. Beefing up its large screen smartphone lineup with this latest release of Galaxy Grand, Samsung Electronics has further consolidated the market trend favoring bigger screens. Galaxy Grand boasts premium performance despite reasonable price.


Samsung Galaxy Grand runs on Google Android OS Jelly Bean 4.1 and 1.4GHz Quad Core Processor featuring 8 megapixel camera, NFC, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, and others.


The rest of the specs for the South Korean version are as follows:

 

  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 5 Inch Display With WVGA 800 x 480
  • 8MP Rear Camera (1080p Full HD) With A 2MP Front Shooter
  • NFC With S Beam
  • USB 3.0
  • 8GB Internal Memory Expandable via MicroSD Card To 64GB
  • Multi-Window
  • 2100mAh Battery
  • 1GB Of RAM
  • Bluetooth 4.0


The South Korean version of the unlocked Galaxy Grand will come in at just 350,000 won or US $327.


 

Company

2012

Units

2012 Market Share (%)

2011

Units

2011 Market Share (%)

Samsung

384,631.2

22.0

315,052.2

17.7

Nokia

333,938.0

19.1

422,478.3

23.8

Apple

130,133.2

7.5

89,263.2

5.0

ZTE

67,344.4

3.9

56,881.8

3.2

LG Electronics

58,015.9

3.3

86,370.9

4.9

Huawei Technologies

47,288.3

2.7

40,663.4

2.3

TCL Communication

37,176.6

2.1

34,037.5

1.9

Research In Motion

34,210.3

2.0

51,541.9

2.9

Motorola

33,916.3

1.9

40,269.1

2.3

HTC

32,121.8

1.8

43,266.9

2.4

Others

587399.6

33.6

595886.9

33.6

Total

1,746,175.6

100.0

1,775,712.0

100.0

 

According to the latest numbers from Gartner, Samsung and Apple combined accounted for 52% of all smartphone sales around the world in the fourth quarter of 2012. That's up from 46.4% in the third quarter.


When you look at the global mobile phone sales numbers, Samsung is still in first place with a 22% market share in 2012. Surprisingly, in second place is Nokia. Because of heavy sales of Nokia's Asha featurephones in developing nations, the Finnish handset maker accounted for 19.1% of global phone sales - down nearly 5% from the previous year. In third place was Apple, with 7.5% overall.


ZTE took fourth place with 3.9% and LG accounted for 3.3%, while Huawei was 2.7%. TCL was in seventh place with 2.1%, closely followed by BlackBerry with 2% and Motorola with 1.9%. HTC rounded out the top ten with 1.8%.


Source: http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2335616



2013 annual awards for the tops in the mobile industry were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. The winners are selected by GSM Association and awards are given to the best devices, apps and more.

 

It's no suprise that the Best Smartphone goes to the Samsung Galaxy S III, the device has been selling like hot cakes since its release.


The Best Mobile Tablet goes to Google and Asus for their Nexus 7, which is still selling strong after being released last November.


The Best Feature Phone goes to the Nokia Asha 305, which offers a compelling dual-SIM package at an extremely attractive price.


Check here for the full list of winners.


Source: GSMarena



 

The New York Times reporting today that Samsung's next generation Galaxy phone will let users use their eyes to scroll through text, according to a person who has tried the new phone. Samsung wouldn't confirm the report but it did file for a trademark in Europe under the name "eye scroll. "


Samsung has scheduled a press conference on March 14 in New York to announce its new Galaxy S IV smartphone. The South Korea-based company currently leads the smartphone market globally but Apple's iPhone 5 overtook Samsung's Galaxy S3 to become the world's best-selling iPhone in the fourth quarter, according to Strategy Analytics.

 


Samsung's next big smartphone, to be introduced this month, will have a strong focus on software. A person who has tried the phone, called the Galaxy S IV, described one feature as particularly new and exciting: Eye scrolling.


The phone will track a user's eyes to determine where to scroll, said a Samsung employee who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the news media. For example, when users read articles and their eyes reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to reveal the next paragraphs of text.


The source would not explain what technology was being used to track eye movements, nor did he say whether the feature would be demonstrated at the Galaxy S IV press conference, which will be held in New York on March 14. The Samsung employee said that over all, the software features of the new phone outweighed the importance of the hardware.


Indeed, Samsung in January filed for a trademark in Europe for the name "Eye Scroll" (No. 011510674). It filed for the "Samsung Eye Scroll" trademark in the United States in February, where it described the service as "Computer application software having a feature of sensing eye movements and scrolling displays of mobile devices, namely, mobile phones, smartphones and tablet computers according to eye movements; digital cameras; mobile telephones; smartphones; tablet computers."


Samsung has also filed for the trademark "Eye Pause," without describing what the feature does.


In an interview, Kevin Packingham, Samsung's chief product officer, declined to share details about Samsung's next phone. But he said he disagreed that the new hardware would be insignificant compared with the software, and over all, "It's an amazing phone."


Eye tracking systems have been in development for a while. Samsung's current flagship phone, the Galaxy S III, already has a feature that watches you. The feature, Smart Stay, uses its front-facing camera to know to keep the screen lit up when a person is looking at it instead of dimming it automatically.


Tobii, a technology company that received $21 million in funding from Intel last year, has been working on a technique that uses infrared sensors to track precise eye movements.


Samsung's Galaxy S III has been the company's best-selling phone, so the release of its next flagship phone has been highly anticipated


http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/samsungs-new-smartphone-will-track-eyes-to-scroll-pages/

 




A bigger smartphone will apparently come out this year from Samsung, that is according toa report from the Korean media. The phone is said to be almost 6 inches and it will either be a Note 3 or possibly even an entirely new model for Samsung.


Many people complain about bigger phones and how they seem awkward to use for calling and sending text messages, however, they have actually gained a huge following. Just take a look at Samsung's popular phablet, the Note 2. Every month since September, Samsung has sold over 1M units of this device and with the updates from Android, it looks like the figure will just go higher.


Furthermore, many are speculating that the potential 5.9-in device will also feature Samsung's processor, the Exynos Octa. Whatever happens, Samsung already got its hands full with their goal of selling 100M units of S IV that is due to come out on March 14th.


Link: Koreatimes



Most of these smartphone makers have slight advantages over the other and that is why they are still in the business. But Samsung has been making waves and has one important characteristic against many and this might also be the reason why it is on the brink of unseating the most profitable smartphone vendor, which is Apple.


Samsung's cost of production for the S 4, and other Samsung devices for that matter, can be comparable to Apple's but half of the components for these devices are sourced out from their own plants, which means that half of the cost goes back to their bank account and that they already earn money even before they sell S 4 units. Whereas Apple sources out most of its components from others, which means that they only become profitable once they have sold the iPhone units.


Furthermore, Samsung has control over the component and the production of their units and that they are not at the mercy of third party providers who can easily leave them hanging, like in bottle neck productions. The report came from Wayne Lam who analyzed that these leaves Samsung with a bigger advantage over all other smartphone manufacturers.


Source: forbes



According to DRAMeXchange, a division of global research firm TrendForce, in the first quarter of 2013 smartphone shipments increased steadily worldwide, with total shipments reaching 216.4 million units, 9.4% Quarter on Quarter growth. Since the beginning of 2012, smartphone shipment figures have been up every quarter despite seasonality, indication the electronic device is here to stay.


Looking at first-tier manufacturers' shipment volumes, Samsung continues to take the lead in the first quarter as the maker uses its vertically integrated supply chain, global marketing, and various sales channels to its advantage. Samsung's smartphones series is expected to see 65M units shipped this quarter, which accounts for 30% of the global market.


As for Apple, the iPhone 5 has been unable to satisfy consumers' desire for innovation, and shipments were unsatisfactory as Android manufacturers have stepped up to the plate. The Cupertino company shipped a mere 37.5 million units in the first quarter, giving them 17.3% market share, a decrease of 1.2% from the previous quarter. Currently, circumstances surrounding the announcement of Apple's new device are unclear, while Samsung, HTC, Sony, and other global corporations are planning product unveilings for the second quarter, which will likely lead to another dip in Apple's shipments.


Nokia and HTC are other companies who have found themselves having smaller shares in the beginning of this year, with Nokia down 0.9% and HTC down 0.4%. Sony and Lenovo seem to be among the few companies that have actually registered a growth. Sony, which recently launched its Xperia Z smartphone, has climbed all the way from 3.5% to... 3.8%, while Lenovo currently controls 3.9% of the market, up from 3.3% in 2012.


Source: dramexchange

 







Samsung Mobile's boss JK Shin has commented on the numbers of Galaxy S4 sold to Korea Times. Looks like the 10 million milestone will be reached as early as next week.  Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 has been selling like hot cakes.


"As of the end of April, we supplied four million Galaxy S4 handsets to telecommunication operators around the world," an executive at the company said on Friday.


Samsung officially unveiled its latest handset on April 26 and had supplied 4 million units worldwide within five days. In contrast, it took 85 days for the company to shift 3 million of its S1 handsets, 55 days to do the same for the S2, and 21 days for the S3.


"As of Friday, we have sold more than 6 million units, and we predict that we could break the 10-million mark by as early as the end of this month," the company said.


Source: Samsung Hub

 




Samsung Electronics lost $12 billion in stock market value on Friday, hit by brokerage downgrades that have underscored concerns about slowing sales of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone.  Analysts say sales momentum for the high-end version of the S4, which became its fastest selling smartphone since its launch in late April, has slowed.


The share slide of more than 6 percent comes after it recently introduced two stripped-down versions of the S4, fanning worries that profit margins for its mobile business will suffer. It also follows a report that arch-rival Apple will begin a trade-in program for iPhones.


"Samsung has yet to prove its 'creative' innovation, that is, launching a product or a market segment that has not existed before in addition to prowess in manufacturing technology," Fitch said, from Ratings agency Fitch Ratings.


What do you think? 


Source: Cnbc





Samsung's Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note II each scored 84 on a scale of 100 in a smartphone brand study by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. They beat out a trio of Apple's phones-the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, which each got an 82, and the iPhone 4, which received an 81.


This is the ACSI's first study of individual smartphones, and the marginally higher scores of the Galaxy phones come at a time when Apple's iPhones are nearly due for a refresh, probably in September.


Apple is allegedly strongly pushing its development of the new iOS 7 platform, which aims to breathe new life into the aging mobile OS. It is rumored to coincide with the development of a new iPhone 5S model alongside a budget iPhone line, which should ideally give Apple a resurgence in the innovation department that's become characteristic of the Cupertino-based tech giant.


Unlike Apple, which has a smartphone-only lineup, Samsung offers both feature and smartphones. At 76, Samsung continues to lag Apple for overall customer satisfaction. Nevertheless, the company's 7% gain in 2013 is a clear reflection of the strength of Galaxy S III.


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Samsung has beaten rival Apple in creating a smartphone with a curved screen. Apple filed for a patent on a device having a wraparound display in March, but nothing has come of those plans by yet. Samsung, however, announced Wednesday that it has created a tool with a curved screen, which is unveiled later this fall.


"We plan to introduce a smartphone having a curved display in South Korea in October," Samsung's mobile business head of strategic marketing, D.J. Lee, said Wednesday in an event launching the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone in Seoul, according to Reuters.


Curved displays are the initial step toward creating bendable screens, which may be groundbreaking for smartphones and wearable tech, eliminating be worried about screen cracks and allowing for an array of new shapes. Samsung already has some knowledge about the technology, because it makes curved OLED televisions. Those Televisions cost around $9,000, Reuters reports, which leaves some uncertainty about if the technology can be achieved cheaply enough to create devices that employ it affordable.


Apple Insider reported around the wraparound screen patent Apple declared back in March. The proposed device's screen wraps completely around the phone and would use face recognition to determine which direction a user is viewing the screen. The unit would basically be one silver screen, using gestures instead of buttons to do various functions. Apple Insider also reported that the display would make the creation of 3-D imagery easier, these types of its seamless design, the unit would be more great looking than current smartphones.


The smartphone market will only grow more competitive because it reaches its saturation point, and Samsung knows it must innovate if the company is to keep its add Apple. One key area by which Samsung has beaten Apple is emerging markets, particularly in Asia.


Samsung offers cheap devices running on Google's Android platform that have shown great appeal in emerging markets, where consumers usually have to pay top dollar for devices. But with the release of two new iPhones last week, new research is speculating that Apple will gain lost ground in emerging markets quickly because of the unexpectedly high price of the iPhone 5C.


Now the big questions Samsung faces using the introduction of curved screens are if users will respond well to this type of radical alternation in the shape of the smartphones, and when the technology can be achieved cheaply enough to help make the devices utilizing it accessible.

 



Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will introduce a smartphone having a curved display in October, as the world's top handset maker seeks to create the pace of hardware innovation and keep its supremacy inside a fiercely competitive business.


Curved displays are an early stage in screen evolution which is shifting to bendable or foldable designs, eventually allowing mobile and wearable gadgets to take on new forms that may radically alter the high-end smartphone market.


"We intend to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in Columbia in October," Samsung's mobile business head of strategic marketing D.J. Lee said on Wednesday in an event launching the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone in Seoul.


In January Samsung, that has taken over from Apple Inc as the global smartphone leader, displayed prototype products with a flexible screen and a display that extends from the side of the device.


But technology firms have yet to figure out how to mass produce the parts cheaply and come up with display panels that can be as thin like a sheet and highly heat resistant.


Curved display has already been commercially available in large-screen televisions. Samsung and it is home rival LG Electronics Inc had started selling curved OLED TV sets this year priced at about $9,000.


 




Samsung is soon to produce its first flexible display Smartphone as we earlier posted about the race of flexible displays between your Samsung and LG.As latest rumors based on our sources Samsung will not introduce Galaxy Note III using the flexible display but Samsung will release new flagship that'll be featuring a flexible display and Samsung is extremely near to reveal this product.


According to Sammobile, the unit will have a 4.7 inches of HD display having resolution of (720x1280), Quad-core CPU along with the 2GB of RAM and 8 mega-pixel of snapper with dual LED flash are coming with this Smartphone as sources say.There isn't any news about the battery so far but the device will be loaded with the Android 4.3 if this will launch.


Just rumors for now, and since previous rumors have suggested that the device could be a Galaxy Note 3 variant, there's no telling what we'll see in the final product. With the official unveiling supposedly happening next week, it won't be long before we find out what Samsung has in store for us.





 




 


Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom hits AT&T for $200 on-contract on November 8th.


The Galaxy S 4 zoom is really a 4G LTE smartphone that includes a 16-megapixel camera with 10 x optical zoom. The lens includes a by hand adjustable zoom ring that enables customers to spin to zoom out and in. The devoted shutter button and Optical Image Stabilizer permit easy shooting. The Universe S 4 zoom captures video at 30fps in 1080p or 60fps at 720p, featuring a built-in Xenon expensive and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone's screen is really a beautiful 4.3" Super AMOLED display.


Advanced camera features include:

 

  • 10x Optical Zoom - Capture beautiful images from far away or up close accurately and easily
  • Smart Modes -Choose from one of 25 pre-set camera modes, like Sunset, Best Face, Drama, and Panorama to capture the best photo possible
  • 16-megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor - The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer helps keep the camera perfectly still, reducing blur and stabilizing the image


Check out the press release




 



Worldwide mobile phones sales to customers totaled 455 million within the third quarter of 2013, a rise of 5.7 percent in the same period this past year, according to Gartner. Sales of smartphones paid for for 55 percent of overall cell phone sales within the third quarter of 2013, and reached at their highest share up to now.


Samsung extended its lead in the overall mobile phone market, as its market share totaled 25.7 percent in the third quarter of 2013 "While Samsung has started to address its user experience, better design is another area where Samsung needs to focus," said Mr. Gupta. "Samsung's recent joint venture with carbon fiber company SGL Group could bring improvements in this area in future products."


While Samsung's share was flat in the third quarter of 2013, Samsung increased its lead over Apple in the global smartphone market. The launch of the Samsung Note 3 helped reaffirm Samsung as the clear leader in the large display smartphone market, which it pioneered.


Hit the source link for all the details on Gartner's market share figures.


Source: Gartner

 

 



Samsung now holds 25.4 percent of the smartphone market, with an increase of 1.3 percent over the previous quarter, coming in behind Apple, which reigns supreme with a 40.6 share that was mostly stagnant compared over the course of three months.


Motorola made the leap to third with 7 percent (up 0.1 percentage points). HTC and LG followed with 6.7 percent and 6.6 percent, respectively.


Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in October with 52.2 percent market share (up 0.4 percentage points), followed by Apple with 40.6 percent (up 0.2 percentage points), BlackBerry with 3.6 percent, Microsoft with 3.2 percent (up 0.2 percentage points) and Symbian with 0.2 percent.


Source: comscore

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The new smartphone from Sony that lets you experience underwater filming in Full HD. The Xperia ZR packs all of Sony's camera expertise into a sleek smartphone and helps you make a splash and share it with just a single touch.


The camera lets you shoot full HD videos, and the device's Exmor RS image sensor lets you take HDR photos and videos, all of which could result in some stunning underwater footage if you're not scared to get a little wet.


The full list of Xperia ZR features includes: HSPA+ connectivity, NFC, Android Jelly Bean, 4.55 inch shatter-proof HD display (1280 x 720 pixels), Wi-Fi, aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 13MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and Sony's Battery STAMINA Mode.


The Sony Xperia ZR has four color versions: black, white, pink, and mint. It will be launched in various markets around the world before the end of June.

 

 


Sony Press Release


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According to DigiTimes, Amazon is going to use a 4.7-inch screen for its smartphone that is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2013, according to industry supply chain sources.


The company was previously considering a 4.3-inch screen but later scrapped the idea after witnessing increased demand for larger size screens among consumers, said the DigiTimes.


Amazon has also reportedly been working on enhancing other specifications of the smartphone. However, the sources did not reveal if Amazon's recent changes to the device were the reason for rumors in the market stating that mass production of the device may be delayed until later in the second quarter of the year or possibly later.


The sources did indicate, however, that while Amazon is looking to a second-quarter release date for the device, it may not be able to release the smartphone on schedule, as production progress at its manufacturing partner, Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), has not been as smooth as expected.


Source: digitimes

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A new study has found for the first time ever that the majority of Americans now own smartphones. According to the Pew Research Center, 56% of Americans who are 18 and older now own smartphones, up from 46% in February of 2012, while overall cell phone penetration has grown from 88% in 2012 to 91%.


Statements from the report:

 

  • 55% of cell phone owners say that their phone is a smartphone.
  • 58% of cell phone owners say that their phone operates on a smartphone platform common to the U.S. market.

Taken together, 61% of cell owners said yes to at least one of these questions and are classified as smartphone owners. Because 91% of the adult population now owns some kind of cell phone, that means that 56% of all American adults are now smartphone adopters. One third (35%) have some other kind of cell phone that is not a smartphone, and the remaining 9% of Americans do not own a cell phone at all.


Full report here

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