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Hon Hai Precision Industry, aka Foxconn, is the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer – in fact, around 60-70% of its income comes from assembling Apple devices; and it appears that this Goliath is losing to Pegatron Corporation, a David sized company that is much much smaller than Foxconn. But as with smaller companies taking on [...]
Yup, if you’re down in the dumps with a phone OS that gets no respect, the best way to lift yourself up from the muck is to call your enemies names. Terry Myerson, VP of Microsoft’s Windows Phone Division, has called Apple’s iOS software “boring” due to the arrangement of its icons at the bottom [...]
The Troll has come upon so many articles declaring the downfall of Apple as a leading device manufacturer; most opinion pieces on the matter lean on the slow but sure rise of Android, specifically as the preferred OS of consumers for handsets and tablets – some sectors even predict that the iPad will be overtaken [...]
It’s a common rule: the cheaper the smartphone, the less processing power. But it looks like things are going change, much to the advantage of the Philippines where price dictates the take up of handsets. And all this is expected to happen this year. Mantosh Malhotra, Philippine head for Qualcomm: “In think in 2013 we [...]
The NTC has lessened by 50% the registration fee for Bluetooth and WiFi mobile devices which may lead to cheaper phone prices. But the NTC’s main goal in doing this is more pragmatic: the regulator hopes that phone manufacturers will stop smuggling (or intentionally mis-declaring papers) and start paying the correct regulatory fees for importing [...]
That’s right, according to research firm Gartner, 1.75B phones were sold last year – leading the charge are smartphones, Q4 of 2012 alone saw record smartphone sales of 207.7M handsets which is up 38.3% versus the same period in 2011. But then what’s this? The 1.7B rate of 2012 actually represents a 1.7% decline versus [...]
Troll: At the risk of angering the 14 loyal readers of this news blog, well, the Troll will admit this truth: it abhors most Apple users and the reason will surprise you, one of 14. The Troll does not hate Apple’s design principles, nor does it look down on the functionalities and capabilities of its [...]