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Tag Archives : Mobile phone

More than Half of New Mobile Phone Buyers Choosing Smartphones

More than Half of New Mobile Phone Buyers Choosing Smartphones

A recent Nielsen survey revealed that two-thirds of new mobile phones purchased in the second quarter of 2012 were smartphones. Nielsen also reported that just under 55% of all U.S. mobile subscribers owned smartphones. Android was the market leader with  51.8% of smartphone owners  using an Android OS handset, Apple came second with 34.3% share, and Blackberry owners represented another 8.1 % of [...]
Samsung Galaxy Note Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Review

If ever there were a product that followed trends, if would be the mobile phone market. For a while, smartphones were getting smaller and smaller, trying to squeeze as much out of as small a device as possible. Then Apple (the trend setter, let us not kid ourselves) released the iPad and slowly but surely, mobile phone manufacturers decided that they would quite like to utilise the large screen size [...]
Foursquare starts Voice check ins

Foursquare starts Voice check ins

Foursquare Android app users could now check in on Foursquare with their voices. It’s a speech-to-check in feature integrated by Vlingo and this absolutely is a time saver. With the new app, Android users can speak a simple “check in to < place name>” command from the home screen . The command will make Vlingo to automatically pull up the location in question, and other nearby venues, [...]
Exclusive 10% discount on Proporta merchandise to Sporkings readers

Exclusive 10% discount on Proporta merchandise to Sporkings readers

Propota Essential Summer Bundle Proporta.co.uk, which has been designing terrific gadgets and devices accessories, including cases, screen protectors and power solutions for mobile devices, Digital Cameras and Netbooks has unveiled new range of products which sporkings.com readers could get at a 10% discount. Read on to find out more. The new range includes Essential TomTom Kit (£27.95), Essential [...]
Touchscreen smudge may reveal your mobile’s password pattern

Touchscreen smudge may reveal your mobile’s password pattern

Beware of those imprints Trojans and viruses may be soon a security threat of pasts. The smudges, mostly due to the oily residue left behind by fingers on your touchscreen mobile device may help an attacker deduce your password according to a study  by the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers studied two different Android smartphones, the HTC G1 and the HTC Nexus1, evaluating different [...]
Samsung Galaxy S ad mocks iPhone 4′s reception issue

Samsung Galaxy S ad mocks iPhone 4′s reception issue

Samsung Galaxy S ad Not content with the  marketing gimmick of  announcing free Samsung Galaxy S devices to disgruntled iPhone users,  in the latest ad for its Galaxy S smartphone, Samsung simply says “Hello,”  but, it  features bars of network characters making up the Ls in the word Hello and but everyone who has seen  and heard (who  hasnt) about  the signal issues on the iPhone 4  [...]
Samsung doles out free Galaxy S phones to iphone4 customers in U.K.

Samsung doles out free Galaxy S phones to iphone4 customers in U.K.

Antennagate has seen Apple sparring with its rivals which started when the new iPhone 4 reception problems began. Nokia took a dig by releasing a tongue-in-cheek ‘How do you hold your Nokia?’ feature , Steve Jobs retaliated during the iPhone 4 press conference and presented data that showed that its competitors phones, including Samsung Omnia II faced the issues which was quickly rebutted by [...]
iPhone 4′s  reception problem is not unique

iPhone 4′s reception problem is not unique

Nokia might  have had a laugh at Apple expense for iPhone 4′s “death grip” woes, nevertheless, as it was pointed out in the same article Nokia phones are not immune to the issue and various videos and pictures have been circulating supporting the claim, a report from Consumer Report further strengthens the claim. In a study carried out by Consumer Report, it has been pointed [...]
Apple’s iPhone 4 reception issues due to software

Apple’s iPhone 4 reception issues due to software

iPhone Couple of days after the lawsuits started trickling in, Apple has given a press release stating that iPhone 4 reception problem is a software issue, until now Apple had indirectly blamed the user for holding the device in a particular fashion which interfered with the cellular signal.  Apple will be releasing the software fix in few days. The issue according to Apple  is that the device [...]
Nokia takes a dig at Apple’s iPhone 4 reception issues

Nokia takes a dig at Apple’s iPhone 4 reception issues

Nokia Nokia has released a tongue-in-cheek ‘How do you hold your Nokia?’ feature clearly taking a dig at Apple for comments made by Steve Jobs about how users experiencing reception problems on their new iPhone 4 devices should avoid taking a grip that blocks the antenna. “The key function on any Nokia device is its ability to make phone calls. After all, that’s why we [...]
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