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Samsung Vs Apple Second Quater Sales Results

So according to analysts reports, Samsung managed to shift  6.5m Units.  Whilst the S3 might be outselling it’s main rival the HTC one X but let’s not forget the iPhone 5 lands in october. (figures from intomobile) Apple btw said it sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter (source NYT) “We’re thrilled with sales of over 35 million iPhones and almost 12 million iPads in the March quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.  Who wouldn’t be 😀

Blackberry-maker RIM admits defeat. “Focussing on business customers”

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The company that makes Blackberry smart phones says it is withdrawing from the consumer market to concentrate on business customers.

Source : BBC News

Gracious in defeat
. Although somewhat odd just after they launched a high end consumer product in Harrods 6 days ago source : crackberry. Strikes me as a company that’s long been at odds with itself, never taking the Bold move (pardon the pun) to find its own direction in the consumer market.

According to figures in the last quarter rim shipped 11.1 million units but at 30% or more less than the panned average selling price (ASP). Apple in the same time shipped 37.04 million iPhones (source : cnet without having to slash prices.

Bloomberg : Apple’s Siri Feature Doubles IPhone Data Usage

According to a somewhat vauge report at Bloomberg, iPhone 4s phone users consume double the data of iPhone 4 users thanks, mainly, to Siri.

Network analyst Arieso claims that the voice navigation software could see users incur significantly higher bills, and mobile networks struggle with the volume of data being transmitted.

Arieso reached the conclusion after analysing the data usage of one million smartphone owners on an unnamed European network.

Blackberry vs Apple aka Christmas day setting up a Blackberry

So there i was on Christmas day, sat around the family table exchanging presents and hoping, for the love of god that my little sister would like her Blackberry.

Being the one member of the family other than the tech freak of a sister I have, Christmas day was spent setting up a Blackberry. No, before anyone starts this is not a bashing or fanboy article. I spend what resources I have to look for what alternatives there are in the mobile phone ecosphere however it seemed to feel like windows 95 in a windows 7 world, even more so DOS akin to Mac OSX.

Run OSX Lion on your iPhone (sort of..) with Ultimatum

We don’t often comment often on such areas like the jail breaking community however when we saw this one it definitely makes the grade as a news item. Not many readers will probably remember the old days of Windows Mobile. Microsoft’s attempts to bring a scaled down version of their desktop operating system to a small handheld device. This included features like the start button, movable windows and applications. Surprisingly enough it really didn’t work. Introducing the ultimatum theme developed by Jdsss which brings the Lion desktop to your iPhone. Normally things like this are just a skin without much functionality and end up running applications already installed. Not only does the automated theme genuinely looks like Apple’s desktop operating system, but it also functions as if it was a genuine operating system. You will find all the standard fare, such as finding menus, stacks, launchpad, scrollable docs and windows that can be dragged around exactly is if you were using a mouse or trackpad. The ultimatum theme requires a jail broken device and…

iPhone Rumor Roundup As Of August 24th

Another day, moment, week and something apple is being rumored. So we’ve rounded up this weeks iPhone and Apple rumors in the best of the rumors. Friday 26th August : iPhone 4s Leaked Pictures So it;s not actually the iPhone 4s but alleged pictures of the case for the 4s.  The pictures speak for themselves showing a lack of a home button and moving of the antenna. Wednesday : An All New Mac What a way to start the week with sites announcing that a source from Japanese news and rumors website release the news that Apple will release a new product.  All that’s been said is that it will be distinctly different.  Well thanks for that, a weight lifted from my mind and a new product from Apple will be released. Next we can all rest easy after Ford announce they will make a new car. Tuesday : The Cheap iPhone4 Rumors abound now about a cheap iPhone 4 coming with 8gb storage.  This seems semi plausible as having a handset priced in…

iPhone and iPad To Get Magsafe Charging?

Magsafe has saved my laptop many a time and so I was overjoyed to come across the news that Apple has successfully applied for a patent to bring its Mac-saving MagSave power cable technology to iOS devices. Magsafe was introducted way back in 2006 and I’m surprised that other vendors haven’t tried to come up with their own solution thus far. Instead of dragging the device to the ground when you trip over the cable, the MagSafe connector just pops right out, leaving you with just a slight tinge of embarrassment rather than a large repair bill. Trademarked Now Apple has trademarked the tech with the US Patent Office in order to transfer MagSafe and bring piece of mind to iPad and iPhone owners. The filing, revealed by the PatentlyApple website, says: “In one particular embodiment, the connector may be a power connector such as the MagSafe.” So there you have it, the days of self-inflicted, gadget-smashing mis-steps could be over. It probably won’t be in time for the next generation iPhone, but soon…

Review : Equinux tizi Mobile Tv For iPad and iPhone Review (HANDS ON)

As gadgets go, I have to admit, that when I saw this little gem floating around on other review websites, I had to get it for myself and give it a thorough shake down. Personally to me some of the other reviews dedicate a few paragraphs, which are no way near enough for what this device can do and being honest, those other reviews miss out quite a few key important facts.  So when the good people at Equinux offered me a loan of a unit I jumped at the chance and I have been reviewing this for the last few weeks. Remember the days of walking down the  road with a ghetto blaster? Well I have been doing the new age version of that, walking down the road with my iPhone and the portable TV tuner 😀   Also, and I don’t recommend this, with the help of a colleague we  conducted our very own driving a car whilst watching FreeView test.   So in short we tried to make this review as real-world…

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