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Smartphones overtake client PCs in 2011, says Canalys
Industry News - Feb 06, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Canalys has released its full, fourth-quarter 2011 country-level smartphone shipment estimates to clients, so completing the picture for the year. One notable result was that total annual global shipments of sm Read more >>

Corning and Samsung Mobile Display form new OLED glass venture
Industry News - Feb 06, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Corning and Samsung Mobile Display have signed an agreement to establish a new equity venture for the manufacture of specialty glass substrates for the rapidly expanding organic light emitting diode (OLED) devi Read more >>

Windows Phone exec Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft, headed to Amazon
Industry News - Feb 05, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

There's some more corporate reshuffling going on in the Windows Phone universe this week, now that Brandon Watson has confirmed his departure from Microsoft. Watson, who served as head of the WP Developer Read more >>

Apple pulls iPhone 4, 3GS and iPad 2 from German online store
Industry News - Feb 04, 2012 by Cellpex admin     1 comments

Apple has been forced to remove some of its 3G products from the German online stores. This includes the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 and the 3G version of the iPad 2. FOSS Patent's Florian Mueller says th Read more >>

Smartphone and PC vendors to treat WP8 differently, say sources
Industry News - Feb 04, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Although information indicates that Microsoft's next-generation handset platform, Windows Phone 8 (WP8), will support an array of technologies and functionalities, including dual-core CPUs, NFC, mobile wal Read more >>

MediaTek sees 10-15% sequential drop in 1Q12 sales
Industry News - Feb 04, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

IC design house MediaTek expects its consolidated revenues to decrease 10-15% sequentially in the first quarter of 2012 with gross margin slipping to 42-44% from 44.2% in the fourth quarter. A continued slowdow Read more >>

ComScore: Android and iOS gallop ahead, US smartphone usage approaches 100 million
Industry News - Feb 04, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

The latest report is in from ComScore, and as you might expect, the news is sunshine and roses for the crews at Google and Apple. Both companies platforms charted some worthwhile month-over-month gains, as Andr Read more >>

Super Bowl viewers will be looking at their phones, too
Industry News - Feb 03, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Harris Interactive reports that almost 60% of mobile-phone users will be gazing at their phones while they watch the Super Bo -More-  Read more >>

Motorola win prompts Apple to pull devices in Germany
Industry News - Feb 03, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Apple suffered a double defeat in a German court today -- Motorola Mobility won a permanent injunction against the defendant' -More-  Read more >>

The Q4 2011 global handset and smartphone market in 4 charts
Industry News - Feb 02, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

The numbers are in. All of the world's major handset and smartphone makers have reported their fourth quarter numbers, and now the rankings can begin. Check out the below four charts from Strategy Analytic Read more >>