Blackberry may be planning another sliding handset

Blackberry may be planning another sliding handset
Blackberry has filed a new patent for its mobile phones which indicates it may be planning to release a sliding handset complete with BB10.The patent, which was unveiled this week, appears to combine an all-touchscreen design like the Blackberry Z10 and the sliding Torch model, which featured a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard.Although the Canadian company applied for the USPTO patent back at the end…

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to have flexible screen?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to have flexible screen?
The new handset from mobile phone company Samsung is expected to arrive at the IFA 2013, which is held in September, and rumours are circulating that this will be the firm's moment to unveil the flexible plastic screen.Samsung plans to get rid of the glass screens and switch to plastic in order for it to bring customers "unbreakable" OLED displays.Customers can expect the Galaxy Note…

Apple sends back iPhones

Apple sends back iPhones
Mobile phone company Apple has sent back eight million iPhones to manufacturer Foxconn because the quality didn't meet its standards, according to reports by China Business.With a cost to manufacturer of $200 (AU$195) a piece, the total loss to Foxconn could be colossal, with anything up to $1.6 billion being suggested by some reports.No more information has been released so its unclear what about the…

Nokia tease QWERTY device

Nokia tease QWERTY device
A few months ago Nokia boss Stephen Elop promised that the firm has "beautiful handsets" ahead of them, but now the company has hinted that a QWERTY keyboard could be a part of its next mobile phone range.The Finnish firm has teased an image of a new device that will be revealed on Wednesday (April 24th).A post on Nokia's blog said that on Wednesday morning…

HTC M4 to ship in June

HTC M4 to ship in June
Australian stores expect to receive the HTC One on Tuesday (April 23rd), but rumours are now circulating about when the company's lower-end mobile phone will arrive.According to Digitimes, the suppliers of the metal-alloy case believe the device will be shipping 700,000 units sometime between now and June. It is expected this would be just before an official launch, but there has been no official statement…

Nokia Lumia goes metal

Nokia Lumia goes metal
Mobile phone users are superficial when it comes to the high-end smartphone market and it has been one of the aspects that has kept company Nokia in the running.The firm has always excelled at producing smart-looking phones with their sleek, polycarbonate cases and curved edges like on the Nokia Lumia 920.However, the firm seems to be considering switching the popular look for a metal one…

Nokia is planning Galaxy Note competitor

Nokia is planning Galaxy Note competitor
Nokia is planning a large mobile phone to rival the Galaxy Note customers.The company is working on a large-screen smartphone to compete with the Galaxy Note, according to a report by the Financial Times.Sources informed the newspaper that the mega device will be part of the firm's Lumia range.It is also rumoured that the "Catwalk" will be joining the Lumia models as a lighter, more…

Amazon Appstore launches in Australia

Amazon Appstore launches in Australia
Amazon has announced that app developers can submit their software to its Appstore for mobile phone and tablet users to download.It is hoped that it would compete with its main rival, Google Play Store, as it is released in almost 200 countries and one of them is Australia.Other countries on the list include India, South Korea, Mexico, Brazil and Canada. Applications will be made available…