Smartphone shipments for Q1 reach 291.2 mln units

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According to a research by TrendForce, the global smartphone shipments for the first quarter reached 291.2 million units, a drop of 9.2% compared with the prior quarter. The decline, which was larger than the initial estimation, was attributed to the weak smartphone market in China. Looking ahead to the second quarter, TrendForce expects China’s internal market will reduce some of …

EditorSmartphone shipments for Q1 reach 291.2 mln units

Canal Digital ToGo launches Android version

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Telenor’s Canal Digital stated¬†its mobile streaming service has now become available for Android devices. Versions for iPad and iPhone are already live. Canal Digital ToGo provides 40 live channels as well as archived material for the past week from fifteen stations, as well as Swedish Film Institute children’s productions and C More Play services. It added that in May, the …

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Pinterest, Apple partner to feature iOS apps on Pinterest

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Pinterest and Apple and collaborating to feature iOS apps on Pinterest and allow users to download those apps directly from Pinterest’s website, as reported by¬†Gigaom. Apple also has its own new Pinterest account, App Store, where it is pinning apps to boards such as “Healthy Recipes” and “Fashion Apps.” “We can be a really powerful service for app discovery, which …

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Facebook launches new place tips feature for mobile

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Facebook has announced the launch of place tips, a new feature that shows users fun, useful and relevant information about the place they are. Tapping on place tips will not post on Facebook or show others the user’s location. Beginning 29 January on Facebook for iPhone, place tips may show up at the top of the News Feed when they …

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Smartphone shipments exceed 1.2 bln in 2014

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According to mobile analyst firm Juniper Research, the number of smartphone shipments are estimated to have exceeded 375 million in the fourth quarter 2014, with an annual total of over 1.2 billion smartphones shipped for 2014, representing 29% year-over-year growth. Samsung shipped an estimated 315 million smartphones in 2014, accounting for 25% of all smartphone shipments, however the company reported …

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Apple closes in on Samsung as smartphones shipped rise 12%

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According to a recent study by IDC revealed, worldwide smartphone shipments reached 375.2 million units in the 4th quarter of the last financial year, up 11.9% sequentially and 28% higher from the year before, with Apple closing in on Samsung. For the full year, the worldwide smartphone market saw a total of 1.301 billion units shipped, up 27.6 percent from …

EditorApple closes in on Samsung as smartphones shipped rise 12%

Android smartphone shipments fall for first time in Q4

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According to ABI Research, android smartphone shipments fell quarter-on-quarter for the first time in the fourth quarter 2014. In what is traditionally a shipment spike quarter, certified Android shipments fell from 217 million in the third quarter 2014 to 206 million in the fourth quarter, mainly due to Apple iOS’ 90% growth from 39.3 million to 74.5 million iPhones shipped, …

EditorAndroid smartphone shipments fall for first time in Q4

Verizon FiOS mobile app adds 24 new out-of-home channels

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Verizon as announced the addition of BET Gospel, BET HD, CMT HD, CMT Pure Country, Comedy Central HD, Logo, MTV HD, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTV Tr3s, MTV U, MTV2, Nick 2, Nick Jr., Nick HD, Nick Toons, Palladia, Spike HD, Teen Nick, TV Land HD, VH1 Classic, VH1 HD and VH1 Soul to the FiOS mobile app out-of-home channel …

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Apple announces record quarterly revenues of USD 75 bln

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Apple posted record quarterly revenue of USD 74.6 billion for its fiscal first quarter to December, up from USD 57.6 billion a year earlier. The result was well ahead of the company’s forecast of USD 63.5-66.5 billion. Net profit rose to USD 18 billion or USD 3.06 per diluted share from USD 13.1 billion or USD 2.07 per share. The …

EditorApple announces record quarterly revenues of USD 75 bln

Asus launches Zenfone 2 in Kenya

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Taiwanese firm Asus is set to join the race for Kenya’s mobile phone buyers with the launch of a smartphone in the market, as reported by Business Daily. The manufacturer has launched the Zenfone 2 as part of its expansion into Africa, it stated. Asus has also added the transformer book T300 Chi and a gaming machine to its portfolio. …

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