Showing posts from October, 2015

China: Huawei dethrones Xiaomi in smartphone market share as new number one.

Huawei takes China’s smartphone throne as Xiaomi’s growth slows. Huawei became China’s top smart phone vendor in Q3 2015, while Xiaomi fell to second place, according to Canalys estimates. This is Huawei’s first time at the top of China’s competitive smart phone market. The company powered its way to first place with 81% year-on-year shipment growth, extending its strong performance in the previous quarter. In contrast, Xiaomi’s shipments shrank year on year as it struggled to sustain its high growth.‘Huawei’s ascent to China’s smart phone throne is a remarkable feat, especially in the context of an increasingly cutthroat and maturing Chinese smart phone market,’ said Jessie Ding, a Research Analyst based in Canalys’ Shanghai office. ‘On the other hand, Xiaomi, with its worldwide target of 80 million smart phone shipments for 2015, is under tremendous pressure to keep growing as an international player as it is slowing down in its key home market.’28 oct. T…

Video: BlackBerry PRIV Feature Overview.

PRIV is the world’s first BlackBerry secure smartphone powered by Android. It combines the privacy and productivity you’ve come to expect from BlackBerry with the full Android app ecosystem.

3Q 2015: Smartphone WorldWide Market Share: Samsung 23.8%, Apple 13.5%, Huawei 7.5% Lenovo 5.3%, Xiaomi 5.2%

Top Five Smartphone Vendors, Shipments, Market Share and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q3 2015 Preliminary Data (Units in Millions)

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, October 28, 2015Table Notes:Data is preliminary and subject to change.Vendor shipments are branded device shipments and exclude OEM sales for all vendors.The "Vendor" represents the current parent company (or holding company) for all brands owned and operated as subsidiary.For year-over-year comparison, an extra line has been added below the quarterly and annual tables to show what Lenovo's growth would have looked like had its acquisition of Motorola been completed prior to the start of 4Q14.
Smartphone Shipments Reach Second Highest Level for a Single Quarter as Worldwide Volumes Reach 355.2 Million in the Third Quarter, According to IDC
According to the latest preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 35…

BlackBerry PRIV video ad.

PRIV by BlackBerry is the new Android smartphone from the company that pioneered secure, private and productive devices. 
Enjoy the wide world of Google Play store apps as well as BlackBerry's trademark communication and productivity tools, all while protected by BlackBerry security apps such as the exclusive DTEK warning system app that comes with PRIV. 
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Samsung launches the Galaxy View 18.4" tablet. Video.

Samsung just launched the Galaxy View 18.4 inch tablet and these are the specifications: OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop. Display: 18.4" TFT LCD 1080p 123ppi size:  275.8 x 451.8 x 11.9mm, weight: 2.65Kgs Battery: 5700mAh up to 8.5 hours of continuous video playback. CPU: 1.6GHz octa core Exynos 7580 chipset RAM: 2GB Storage: 32 or 64GB expandable with micro SD card slot. Front camera: 2.1MP Connectivity:  Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and an LTE model with a nano-SIM slot. Price: in ther USA might be US$599.- (more detailed specifications at the bottom of the post)

Press Release:Samsung Galaxy View Offers a New Dimension in Mobile Entertainment Experience
Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung Galaxy View, which delivers an unprecedented mobile entertainment experience by streaming video and media content on the largest Android mobile device on the market. With its large touchscreen display, video-optimized user interface and long-lasting battery life, the Galaxy View lets consu…