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Samsung annouce new Galaxy S3 Mini

Samsung officially revealed the details of the new, smaller version of their Galaxy S3. The smartphone will have a smaller screen at 4 inches, 5 megapixel camera and uses the Google’s Android operating system, Jelly Bean. Despite efforts to keep the plans under wraps, specification details had appeared across the Internet before official reports. The [...]

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“The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.”

Early this week, Apple revealed the new iPhone 5. September 12th was picked as the launch date to release the new model, with the ever modest Apple, claiming it is the best model yet. With it’s 4 inch retina display and slimmer body of 7.6mm (0.2 inches), the iPhone 5 is 20% lighter than the [...]

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Chinese Smartphones with Homegrown Operating Systems Are on the Rise

­The trend of building homegrown mobile Operating Systems (OS) is on the rise in China, as detailed in IDC’s latest research. The report says that this is a reflection of China’s still-developing mobility market, where Chinese consumers are more accustomed to the indigenous online services produced by local firms. As a result, Chinese homegrown OS [...]

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HTC storms into top five with ‘cool’ One X

HTC’s high profile marketing campaign for the One series has paid off with the One X storming into the top five bestselling handsets chart. Sales figures obtained by Mobile reveal that the One X, the flagship device of HTC’s new smartphone series, has sold on average more than 10,000 devices per week since it was  [...]

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Saudi Arabia sees rise in online and mobile shopping

About 46 percent of Saudi consumers shop online, led by people in the 18-24 age bracket, according to a MasterCard survey. It found that shopping via mobile phones is increasing, with 26 percent of respondents planning to do this in the coming months. The survey found the greatest proportion of online spend is occurring on [...]

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Smartphones drive mobile gaming and social play

European mobile gaming gets social: A comScore study has showed that 42 percent of smartphone users in EU5 reported playing a game on their device in February 2012, displaying an increase of 55 percent over the past year. More than half of the UK smartphone audience (52.4%) reported playing a game on their device, proving [...]

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Quad chip for next Galaxy smartphone revealed

Samsung has introduced the 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor, which will power the next Galaxy smartphone, the company said yesterday. The processor is particularly well-suited for heavy-load applications such as 3D games, video editing, and calculation-intensive simulation, according to Samsung. In addition, it has a video hardware codec engine for 1080p video recording and play-back, [...]

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Starbucks up to 42 million m-payment transactions

Starbucks has reached 42 million payments processed using its mobile payment app, Venture Beat reported yesterday. That impressive factoid is courtesy of Adam Brotman, Starbucks’ chief digital officer. That’s up from 26 million transactions just four months ago. Even more revealing are Brotman’s comments about future plans for mobile payments at the coffee company… Click [...]

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EU to begin new cuts to roaming costs?

New rules agreed by the European Parliament will force mobile operators to lower the prices of making a call or downloading data abroad by July 2012. Once the rules are in force, mobile users will pay no more than 24p a minute to make a call, 7.5p to send a text, and 59p per megabyte [...]

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Wood you believe it-Bamboo Smartphone?

A student from Middlesex University has designed a smartphone made from bamboo, which he plans to release in the UK and Europe later this year. 23-year-old Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, from Shepherds Bush, designed the mobile phone in his spare time after getting frustrated with the lack of variety in the mobile phone market. Intrigued? Find out more [...]

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