HTC Myst could be new Facebook smartphone

HTC Myst could be new Facebook smartphone
Rumours suggest that a new mobile phone dedicated to Facebook, called the HTC Myst, could be unveiled soon.Twitter user @evleaks claims that a "previously reliable source" has leaked specifications concerning this upcoming handset.Owners will be able to get their social networking fix on a 4.3-inch screen, meaning there is plenty of space for enjoying friends' photographs.Users will be able to take their own shots thanks…

Is Microsoft making a Surface phone, Nokia asks?

Is Microsoft making a Surface phone, Nokia asks?
Nokia has speculated that Microsoft might be bringing out a Surface phone in the future, a move which will have a negative impact on the Finnish company.A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, reported by ZDNet, read that such a product would prove "detrimental" to Nokia."Microsoft may make strategic decisions or changes that may be detrimental to us. For example, in addition to…

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 out later this year?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 out later this year?
Rumours suggest that it is not just the Samsung Galaxy S4 that will expand the South Korean manufacturer's impressive high-end mobile phone portfolio this year.The company's next-generation phablet, the Galaxy Note 3, could be released in the second half of 2013, according to a report in the Korea Times.It could feature a considerable 5.9-inch screen - mobile phone display sizes have been swelling in light…

Vodafone Australia admits it did not anticipate smartphone success

Vodafone Australia admits it did not anticipate smartphone success
Vodafone Australia has admitted that it did not anticipate the rapid penetration of smartphones in the country, which has led to the migration of customers to other networks.The telecommunications giant has promised that improvements will be made in 2013, with almost one million people choosing to go elsewhere for their service last year.Bill Morrow, chief executive, told Business Spectator's KGB that it "missed the ball"…

Apple employee re-tweets smartphone malware report showing Android issues

Apple employee re-tweets smartphone malware report showing Android issues
Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller has re-tweeted a mobile threat report which does not make good reading for Android smartphone owners.F-Secure's 2012 study showed that in the fourth quarter of last year alone, 96 new families and variants of Android threats were discovered.This almost doubles the number that were uncovered in the previous quarter."The rise of Android malware can be largely…

Confidential Android contents could be revealed by freezing phone

Confidential Android contents could be revealed by freezing phone
The confidential secrets of a person's Android smartphone could be revealed by freezing it, according to experts.A team at Erlangen's Friedrich-Alexander University revealed its findings in a blogpost.It froze phones for 60 minutes at temperatures of -10C in order to bypass the encryption system which scrambles data on the devices.This encryption system had been welcomed by smartphone owners who were looking to boost the security…

iMore predicts August release for iPhone 5S

iMore predicts August release for iPhone 5S
Apple could release the iPhone 5S as early as August, according to industry website iMore.It claims that a source has told it the device will be ready just 11 months after the iPhone 5 was made available.While the speculation adds to the rumours surrounding the next device from Apple, the insider said that the same basic design will be carried over to the 5S.However, improvements…

ZTE to use Intel’s new Atom Z2580 chip

ZTE to use Intel’s new Atom Z2580 chip
The new Atom Z2580 chip from Intel will be used by smartphone manufacturer ZTE, it has been announced.The chip-maker revealed the new hardware at Mobile World Congress recently as it looks to break into the smartphone market.ZTE has announced a "multi-year relationship" which builds on last year's Grand X IN, which was the manufacturer's first mobile phone to feature an Intel chip.Ao Wen, general manager…