Smartphones

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Tecno has launched its Tecno N7 smartphone, a new 3.75G Android device, in Ghana, as it looks to build on its brand. Mounir Boukali, public relations officer at Tecno Mobile, said the company is empowering African youths and offering users a smarter life than the one given by the Tecno...
Facebook is holding an Android-centric event at its Menlo Park campus on Thursday. During the event, the social network will showcase its “new home on Android.” Details are sparse, however, on what exactly that new home will look like. Many are speculating Facebook will unveil the long-rumored “Facebook Phone,” an HTC...
Any iPhone 5 user out there can likely admit that listening to the smartphone's bottom speaker isn't that great when you're in a crowded place. Instead of straining your ears or popping on some headphones, a portable add-on might provide a simple solution. Ariel Shtul has designed the "iPlifier" for iPhone 5, which slips...
Who's the person you'd least expect to discover is a BlackBerry user? How about the executive chairman of the company whose software has been crucial in eroding the Canadian company's position in the consumer market? That's right: Eric Schmidt uses a BlackBerry. Why? He likes the keyboard, he says. One could question why Schmidt...
The Samsung Galaxy S4 phone will have the fastest processor available when it launches this spring, according to benchmark tests. A benchmark is a series of standard tests that gauge how fast a mobile device's processor is. The benchmarking software assigns a numerical value to the device based on how...
If you’ve noticed that your Lumia phone is discharging very quickly after upgrading to Windows Phone 7.8, you’re not the only one. Nokia and Microsoft seem to have noticed as well. Nokia recently confirmed via its Russian Twitter account that it will stop rolling out the update. The tweet was in response to...
Samsung Galaxy S IV launch is one of the most anticipated events and now that we're drawing closer, the rumours are coming thick and fast. The latest one, courtesy SamMobile mentions that the Galaxy S IV will come with a new display technology from Samsung in the form of a "green PHOLED", that bears...
Adobe has launched Photoshop Touch for the iPhone and Android phones in a bid to make its flagship photo-editing software available across the most popular smart devices in the world. Adobe has offered Photoshop Touch for iPad and Android tablets since October 2011, showing its willingness to make its powerful software available...
Hewlett-Packard Co said yesterday it will sell the webOS operating system to South Korea's LG Electronics Inc, unloading the smartphone software it acquired when it bought Palm in 2010 at $1.2 billion LG plans to use the software in its "smart" or Internet-connected TVs. The Asian electronics company had worked with HP on WebOS before offering to buy...
The not-for-profit organisation behind the Firefox web browser has announced handsets based on its operating system for mobile phones. In a press conference ahead of Mobile World Congress, Mozilla said that 18 operators including Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica, were signed up. The mobiles will go head to head with established software...