Qualcomm announced first 5G data call
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:48

Qualcomm announced first 5G data call


Shows a 5G prototype phone

It looks like things are shaping up nicely for the beginning of the 5G era. Qualcomm has confirmed that it shrank the 5G device to the phone form factor and has it up and running.

Bye-Bye Windows Phone 8
Published in News
Friday, 14 July 2017 06:00

Bye-Bye Windows Phone 8


Vole sends it to the underworld


Microsoft has killed off its Windows Phone 8 operating system today.

DIY LTE networks could be a thing
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 22 May 2017 12:50

DIY LTE networks could be a thing


MulteFire wants you to be carrier free


An industry consortium called MulteFire wants to help you build your own LTE-like network that uses the Wi-Fi spectrum, without any carriers or providers.

Intel worried about McAfee’s phone
Published in News
Thursday, 11 May 2017 12:20

Intel worried about McAfee’s phone


It insists it owns his name

Intel is fuming that MGT Capital Investments went ahead with the announcement of the “John McAfee Privacy Phone” when it previously said that it did not plan to launch products and services under the McAfee mark.

Verizon claims it will offer 5G this year
Published in News
Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:06

Verizon claims it will offer 5G this year


Jumping the gun

Verizon Communications claims it will be offering its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.

HTC gives up on budget Android phones
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 20 February 2017 13:05

HTC gives up on budget Android phones


Too much competition and low margins


HTC has confirmed that it is giving up on budget Android phones beginning this year. Instead, the company will focus on premium devices, which have a higher profit margin.

3G phones piling up
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 13:44

3G phones piling up


Can’t shift them any more


It is starting to look like customers are giving up on 3G phones, even in India where they are cheap reliable work horses which normally get a signal.

Microsoft mulls foldable Surface phone
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 12:07

Microsoft mulls foldable Surface phone


Vole might make origami phones 


Software King of the World and much mocked mobile maker might use a foldable design that could find its way onto the mysterious Surface Phone.

HTC releases phone with three-year-old chip
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 13:32

HTC releases phone with three-year-old chip


Cutting edge it isn’t

HTC has released its Desire 650 which has nearly identical specs to the Desire 630 that it announced in February 2016 and has a three-year-old same Snapdragon 400 chipset.

2017 is the year of 8GB RAM phones
Published in Notebooks
Sunday, 25 December 2016 19:34

2017 is the year of 8GB RAM phones


But laptops / tablets might benefit

It looks like 2017 is going to be a year of 8GB RAM with high-end phones. Most manufacturers support 8GB with their phones and there is a clear trend to add more Random Access Memory to them. Tablets and laptops will benefit, as well.