Full touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 unveiled

Full touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 unveiled
After weeks of speculation and alleged leaks, the full touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 mobile phone has been officially unveiled.The manufacturer, which has now shunned the Research in Motion (RIM) name in favour of adopting the BlackBerry brand, showcased the device at worldwide press events on January 30th.Available in black and white variants, the smartphone has a 4.2-inch high-resolution screen, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of…

Samsung unveils new Galaxy Express and Galaxy Xcover 2 mobile phones

Samsung unveils new Galaxy Express and Galaxy Xcover 2 mobile phones
Samsung has unveiled two new mobile phones, the Express and the Xcover 2, which will join the successful range of Galaxy devices.The more robust Xcover 2 is perfect for gadget lovers who spend a lot of time outdoors, as it is sand and dust proof.The handset is also water resistant to a depth of one metre, and the five-megapixel camera can effectively take snaps or…

Alleged BlackBerry Z10 images leaked

Alleged BlackBerry Z10 images leaked
Images allegedly showing the soon-to-be-released BlackBerry Z10 mobile phone have been leaked online, alongside rumours of a premium price tag.Pictures released by Twitter user @evleaks show a gadget similar to the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha gadget, which was released for app developers to work with.A sleek and slim black design is showcased, sporting a front-facing camera for video calls and physical side buttons seemingly for…

Galaxy smartphone popularity helps Samsung post £4.2bn Q4 profits

Galaxy smartphone popularity helps Samsung post £4.2bn Q4 profits
Popularity of the Galaxy mobile phone range has helped Samsung to post quarter four profits of £4.2 billion - a 76 per cent boost on the previous three-month period.The South Korean manufacturer shipped 106 million handsets during this time, of which 57 per cent were smartphone devices.It achieved a 31 per cent share of the advanced handset segment in the fourth quarter, followed by Apple…

Record-breaking 47.8m Apple iPhone handsets sold in Q4

Record-breaking 47.8m Apple iPhone handsets sold in Q4
A remarkable 47.8 million Apple iPhone devices were sold around the world in the fourth quarter, dwarfing previous achievements.These impressive figures helped the manufacturer to generate record-breaking revenue of US$54.5 billion (AU$51.9 billion) and best-ever profits of US$13.1 billion.The American company released its latest iPhone 5 mobile device at the end of the third quarter, so popularity of this handset may have contributed significantly to…

Android mobile phones continue to dominate in Australia

Android mobile phones continue to dominate in Australia
Android continues to dominate the Australian mobile phone operating system (OS) market, after experiencing annual growth of 7.7 per cent.As the virtual application store Google Play continues to improve and more manufacturers provide a range of exciting handsets with the software, it has gone from strength-to-strength.Despite continuing huge popularity of the Apple iPhone range in the country, iOS share has dropped by 3.4 per cent…

Apple iPhone share of handset market may peak at 22% this year

Apple iPhone share of handset market may peak at 22% this year
Apple iPhone devices currently enjoy some of the most impressive sales on the handset market, but their share is expected to peak at 22 per cent this year.ABI Research senior analyst Michael Morgan said: "Even Apple will be chasing Samsung’s technology, software, and device leadership in 2013 through the foreseeable future."Samsung creates devices like the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, which have been well-received…

Demand for LG Nexus 4 ’10x higher than expected’

Demand for LG Nexus 4 ’10x higher than expected’
Demand for the LG/Google Nexus 4 mobile phone has apparently outstripped supply by ten-times, due to unanticipated popularity.In an interview with Challenges.fr, head of LG France Cathy Robin claimed that the technology giants had simply not expected the device to be such a huge hit.Many consumers have had difficulties purchasing the device from Google Play, and so have not been able to take advantage of…