Tech > Mobile
23 May 2013 : Just 25 examples of the gold-plated, leather-bound P’9981 Gold smartphone will ever be created, and each one carries a solid gold plaque on its rear, engraved with its serial number and its all-important 2AA prefix code. This code forms part of the handset’s PIN and informs other BlackBerry users that they are communicating with a P’9981 owner.
23 May 2013 : Samsung could be following Apple’s lead and testing biometric technology for future handsets.
23 Apr 2013 : Intel is reportedly promoting use of the Android operating system, which is more at home on small touchscreen devices, as an alternative to Windows to a number of PC manufacturers.
23 Apr 2013 : Yahoo! on Monday released an iPhone app that weaves in story summarizing software bought from a London schoolboy last month for a sum reported to be around $30 million (pound sterling20 million).
23 Apr 2013 : Discovery of new code suggests that the contextual search engine and virtual assistant Google Now could soon be on every internet connected device in the world -- unless the owner prefers Bing or Yahoo! search to Google.
22 Apr 2013 : With no unifying or international rating or certification currently awarded, how do you judge the impact that your shiny new smartphone is having on the environment?
20 Apr 2013 : SEOUL — No red carpet. No sleek limousines dropping off celebrities dressed to impress.
19 Apr 2013 : News that online retailer Amazon is in the process of buying a voice operation and virtual concierge application on a par with Apple's Siri further fuels speculation that Amazon is set to launch its own smartphone.
18 Apr 2013 : The fun stick man-themed racing app "Draw Rider" has proved a hit among iPhone users in the US over the past week, while in the UK iPhone fans are sharing their pictures with relative privacy thanks to Snapchat. Details of these and other most downloaded free iPhone apps by country for the week recorded on April 17 can be found below.
18 Apr 2013 : Taiwan tech giant Hon Hai, parent company of FoxConn, will pay royalties to Microsoft to ward off a lawsuit over its production of devices using rival Google's Android and Chrome platforms.
17 Apr 2013 : The latest YouTube application update for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) is in keeping with the one for Android: users can now enjoy live and streamed videos on their smartphones and tablets.
16 Apr 2013 : A leaked document reveals US launch dates for the latest Samsung flagship phone and suggests that AT&T will be able to offer the handset more than a month before Verizon.