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Apple reportedly testing 3.9 inch iPhones

Apple is believed to be testing at least two new iPhone prototypes, which are supposedly encased in locked shells to disguise their exterior design, at their headquarters. This report comes by way of 9to5Mac who cite sources that say that the prototypes feature larger resolution screens when compared to previous iPhone models. The screen width is apparently still 1.94 inches but the height is bein...[Read More]

Vodacom’s 2011 preliminary growth figures released

Vodacom has released stats on their financial performance and growth for the the year ending 31 March 2012. The company’s group service revenue and group EBITDA have increased by 7.8% and 10.5% respectively, while there was a 54.3% increase in the total dividend per share (up to 710 cents). Vodacom’s customers increased over the period by 29.9%, adding 11 million new clients to their u...[Read More]

Galaxy S III pre-orders at 9 million units – report

A report in the Korea Economic Daily, quoting an unnamed Samsung executive, has claimed that the upcoming Galaxy S III handset could prove to be the best-selling smartphone from the company yet. Global pre-orders for the phone are said to stand at 9 million, almost half the number of handsets that Samsung’s Galaxy S II had shipped by February this year. The phone only officially goes on sale...[Read More]

Cell C launches 99 Cents for Real

Mobile phone service provider Cell C announced yesterday the pending launch of a new pre-paid tariff plan called 99 Cents for Real. The new service, is being launched due to customer demand, will see pre-paid subscribers paying a flat fee of 99 center per minute for calls across all South African networks at any time of the day. 99 Cents for Real will also be launching with per-second billing avai...[Read More]

RIM secures US Department of Defense approval

Research in Motion (RIM) announced yesterday that the company’s BlackBerry 7 smartphone have gotten the nod from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and have been added to the military’s Unified Communications Approved Product List. The Bold 9900 and 9930, Torch 9810, 9850 and 9860 and the Curve 9360 have all been approved for use on DoD networks following testing in Army lab...[Read More]

Japan service provider experimenting with blimp-based emergency cellular coverage

Softbank, which is responsible for Japan’s third-largest cellular network, is exploring the usage of antennae-wielding blimps to provide emergency cellular coverage in disaster areas. The company has said that they will use blimps filled with helium and suspended at a height of about 100 metres to deploy a radius about three kilometres worth of coverage. The blimps would support two antennae...[Read More]

Google overhauls Google+ for iPhone, Android has to wait

Google has released a tweaked version of Google+ for the iPhone, saying that they are “embracing the sensor-rich smartphone (with its touchable screen and high-density display), and transforming Google+ into something more intimate, and more expressive.” New fonts, larger profile images and a revamped home screen form part of the changes to the mobile app. Several other visual alterati...[Read More]

Rumoured changes in the next iPhone iteration

The rumour mill churns ever onwards and speculation on the next iPhone is the subject of a lot of interest but some recently leaked information has pointed towards a slightly larger, slimmer iPhone. According to a source that has previously proved to be reliable Apple’s next iPhone will be sporting new dimensions of 125 x 58.5 x 7.4mm, a change of 10mm in height  and a 2mm thinner profile ov...[Read More]

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 unveiled at last

The speculation is over. Samsung revealed the Galaxy S3 handset yesterday at a launch event held in London, saying that the device would be available in Europe from the end of May before rolling out to the rest of the world. All of the hardware specs were also made official at yesterday’s launch. The Galaxy S3 features an Exynos 1.4GHz quad-core processor that is based on ARM’s Cortex ...[Read More]

Android malware making the rounds

Android users have got a little malware to worry about. A new Trojan, called “NotCompatible” aimed at the Android OS is infecting devices via infected websites. Security company Lookout claims that this Trojan is the first to use infected websites to target Android and believes that the malware could be used to break into private networks. NotCompatible works by automatically downloadi...[Read More]

Turning an iPhone into a pico projector

The concept may not be new but in this case the execution is certainly cheap and compact. Micron Technology’s PoP Video gadget is available for pre-order in the States at the moment and this little device turns an iPhone or iPod Touch into a pico projector. For $99 (R770). According to the company’s website, the PoP Video is capable of 960 x 540 pixel output from one of the supported A...[Read More]

Apple and Samsung dominating smartphone market

According to recent data published by research firm IDC Apple and Samsung now have a combined hold on the smartphone market, collectively making up over 50% of smartphone units sold for the first time. The two companies now comprise 53.3% of smartphone sales. Samsung is leading with 29.1% of global smartphone sales and Apple possesses 24.2% of the market. IDC’s data also shows that Nokia, RI...[Read More]

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