Apple beats Samsung to be world’s most valuable brand

Apple beats Samsung to be world’s most valuable brand
The technology industry continues to thrive across the globe in spite of economic pressures, as consumers are eager to take advantage of the latest advancements.Apple, which is famous for creating iPhone handsets, iPad tablets and iPod music players, is apparently the world's most valuable brand, after it was priced at US$87 billion (AU$84 billion).It therefore beat Samsung on the Global 500 list, although the South…

Google could open dedicated stores selling Nexus mobile phones

Google could open dedicated stores selling Nexus mobile phones
Google could be set to launch its own chain of retail stores, where shoppers will be able to pick up mobile phones like the LG Nexus 4.The technology giant is planning to open a flagship branch in the US by Christmas, 9 to 5 Google reports, and success could mean that the shops come to Australia.Ever-increasing popularity of the manufacturer's Nexus tablets and impressive sales…

LG sells 15 million Optimus L Series mobile phones

LG sells 15 million Optimus L Series mobile phones
More than 15 million consumers across the globe have purchased an Optimus L Series mobile phone, and popularity still remains high.One device was being snapped up every second over the past two months, according to the manufacturer, showcasing persistent high demand.The L3, L5 and L7 each run the Android operating system, and different specifications cater for a range of needs and budgets.However, the company is…

Telstra exec allegedly describes Motorola X Phone as a “game changer”

Telstra exec allegedly describes Motorola X Phone as a “game changer”
An executive at the Australian mobile phone carrier Telstra has allegedly described the rumoured Motorola X Phone as a "game changer".Google acquired Motorola Mobility in May 2012, seemingly in an attempt to obtain the manufacturer's range of smartphone patents.However, it seems that the technology giant is now planning to bring out an Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3 rival under the brand.The insider spoke to…

HTC One handset teased in press event countdown?

HTC One handset teased in press event countdown?
HTC has commenced a countdown to February 19th in an online and newsletter promotion, and seems to be hinting at a new mobile phone release.Once the Taiwanese manufacturer scheduled its New York press event, many gadget lovers suggested that the much-rumoured handset, codenamed the M7, would be debuted.More recent speculation proposed that the new smartphone would be called the HTC One once it hit the…

Samsung smartphone sales soar 85%

Samsung smartphone sales soar 85%
Samsung customers bought 64.5 million smartphone devices in the fourth quarter - a dramatic 85.3 per cent increase on same period a year earlier.Popularity of handsets like the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 helped boost total worldwide sales of advanced mobiles to a record high of 207.7 million.Impressive retail performance of Apple iPhone handsets also contributed significantly to the improvement, as the American manufacturer…

Dual-SIM Nokia Asha 310 budget phone unveiled

Dual-SIM Nokia Asha 310 budget phone unveiled
The Nokia Asha 310 mobile phone has been unveiled, and it is the first-ever handset from the Finnish manufacturer to support dual-SIM capabilities alongside Wi-Fi connectivity. The ability to take advantage of a wireless internet signal means users can watch videos on the pre-loaded YouTube app without lengthy buffering time.It also means that keeping up-to-date with friends by posting status updates on Facebook, tweeting on…

LG Optimus L7 II to be first release in new Series II range

LG Optimus L7 II to be first release in new Series II range
LG has unveiled a new Optimus L Series II range of mobile phones ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), featuring improved design and a host of innovations.The Optimus L7 II will be the first of the new line-up to go on sale, and it will be available in single or dual-SIM variants.Google's Android Jelly Bean operating system will work alongside the 1 GHz dual-core…