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According to a recent study conducted by comScore, more than half of Android phones in the United Kingdom are from HTC. The report said that the Taiwanese smartphone giant is now pushing Samsung to second place. The MobiLens research of comScore provides an insight into the market share in the country enjoyed by smartphone manufacturers. Almost 20 million Android smartphones are being used in five European markets (UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain), with the UK being the biggest market with around 6.3 million users. More than half...

Intel’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini has announced that an Intel Android phone will be launched in the first half of 2012. In his keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Otellini said that the chip on Intel-based smartphones is named Medfield, and is based on the company’s PC-based architecture. Andy Rubin, Android’s business head at Google, came at the end of the keynote to show the alliance between Intel and Google. “Every time we collaborate with Google, good things come out,”...

The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, which was just released recently, has generated some much-needed buzz for its maker Research in Motion. From the smartphone’s improved user interface to the new BlackBerry 7 mobile operating system, keyboard, the 640 x 480 touchscreen and the 1.2 GHz processor that runs it, the Bold Touch 990 is still a very solid option for smartphone users. Now, it appears that a new BlackBerry smartphone has popped up and is making waves online. The new device sports a futuristic-looking QWERTY keyboard and a strange...

Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC is considering acquiring Hewlett-Packard’s WebOS or buying another mobile operating system, according to some reports. According to an interview, Cher Wang, chairwoman of HTC, said that the members of the board have been thinking and looking at options whether the company will buy its own operating system, but ni decisions have been made. HTC has a range of smartphones that run Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating systems. “We have given it thought, and we have...

Samsung might have accidentally confirmed the next smartphone they are making for Google, called the Nexus Prime. The company has uploaded the device’s User Agent Profile file with the name “Nexus Prime” written on it. The page also confirms that the Nexus Prime will be using the GT-I9250 technical device name. Reports say that the Google Nexus Prime is currently in the process of getting both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications, which means that Samsung or Google might officially release the device soon. Google might...

MobileFun, the leading online retailer for mobile devices and accessories in the United Kingdom, has announced that the company is now shipping to over 50 countries, including the United States, India, Brazil, Canada, Russia and many more. This news is part of the company’s announcement that they are currently stocking a SIM Free white Samsung Galaxy S II, the latest and most powerful smartphone offered by the Korean electronics giant. Now that they are shipping internationally, more customers will now have the chance to buy one. MobileFun...

A study by research firm Juniper Reseahow’s predicts that shipments of touchscreen-only smartphones will surpass 700 million per year in 2016, 72 percent of total shipments compared to half in 2010. Extensive research into upcoming and recent mobile phone models found a trend going away from keyboard-only interfaces, and with one of the top smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) announcing a line of new devices that only has touchscreen interfaces, there is further evidence of this “design strategy.” Daniel...

The YouTube channel of Samsung USA, as well as the Galaxy S fan page on Facebook unveiled a new video that gives hints to US customers that the company’s most powerful Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II, will come to the country soon. The said video showed some of the places where the Galaxy S II is already available, like Asia, Brazil, Europe and Africa. The video ended with the Statue of Liberty in New York and a statement saying that the smartphone will be big in America. No carrier badge is available in the video, though...

There are only a few phones in the market that offer a slide-out keyboard and a touchscreen, especially in the mid-range phone market. Almost a year ago, Sony Ericsson released the X10 Mini Pro, a smartphone that has a slide-out keyboard and a touchscreen, and now, they are releasing its successor, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro. The Xperia Mini Pro retains the compact factor of its predecessor but gets a number of much-needed upgrades. It now has a 3-inch display that runs on Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine. Thanks to its increased...

A study by Juniper Research shows that mobile video calling prospects have improved in the last eighteen months due to the increasing availability of front-facing cameras on mobile phones, the release of video calling services by mobile carriers, and improvements in technology. The increasing dominance of smartphones in developed markets and the simple way of downloading apps have improved the market for mobile voice over IP (mVoIP). The role that voice calls plays within the mobile communications market will change as it will become available...