Sony will sell six million PlayStation VR this year
Published in Games


Analysts consult their tarot cards

Diviners and shamans working at the Taipei-based Topology Research Institute have been rattling their bones and consulting their tarot cards and reached the conclusion that Sony will sell six million  PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016.

Smartphone shipments expected to fall further
Published in Mobiles


Samsung and Huawei lower their expectations

Rumours from the Far East claim that Samsung Electronics and Huawei are lowing their shipment targets for the third quarter due to slacking demand for high-end smartphones globally. Although this appears to be news to at least one of the outfits mentioned.

HTC will spin off VR arm
Published in Wearables


Alliances will help it grow

HTC is planning to spin off its virtual reality subsidiary to help it build alliances and gain cash from potential strategic partners.

China shanghais the smartphone business
Published in Mobiles


Goodnight US and Korea

Chinese companies are swamping the top of the pops of smartphone makers and while Samsung and Apple are the main brand leaders, companies based behind the Great Wall take up the rest of the spots.

FTC to clamp down on slow security updates
Published in News


Asked eight leading players what they are doing

The Federal Trade Commission has written to eight leading players in the mobile communications arena requiring them to tell the agency how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile gear.

HTC sales drop down the loo
Published in News


Reporting miserable results

HTC is having a pretty terrrible day after having to report a dismile quarter with falling sales.

HTC 10 now available in the U.S. on Verizon
Published in News


Limited quantities for walk-in customers


HTC’s flagship tenth-generation smartphone, the HTC 10, is now available in the U.S. starting today Verizon’s network. We walked into a local retail store this afternoon here in California and were told that aside from the display model, the store only had one unit in stock on launch day for walk-in customers.

HTC 10's first update brings needed camera improvements
Published in News


1.30.401.1 improves camera, Wi-Fi and system stability

HTC’s tenth-generation flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, just received its first major software update, now giving users a significantly better photo capturing experience in low-light settings, a wider HDR light range sensitivity, improved Wi-Fi performance via Smart MIMO and removal of “purple noise” in Pro Mode.

HTC announces $100 million VR accelerator
Published in Graphics


To help VR in its infancy growth

HTC surprised many with its announcement to secure the 100 million fond for the Vive X VR accelerator program. The webpage went live as we speak.

IDC predicts VR will rocket this year
Published in Wearables


Heading for 110 million units by 2020

Tarot readers at IDC have shuffled their deck and reached the conclusion that this year will be the year of VR and AR.