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Do you need a Twig for your iPhone?

A new Kickstarter from Jason Hilbourne has a nifty idea for your iPhone and, for the low funding target of $50,000, he will make it available. Called the Twig, this portable device can act as a tripod, charger and chord wrap for an iPhone thanks to its flexible design. The Twig consists of three bendable legs that can be configured into a tripod or stand for an iPhone, allowing users to set up the...[Read More]

New waterproof Sony smartphones announced

Sony has announced the launch of two new handsets, the Xperia Go and Xperia Acro S, which are both scratch resistant “…meet industry standard IP ratings (International Protection) for protection against dust and water immersion.” The Xperia Go will feature a 480 x 320 3.5″ Reality Display, 5 megapixel camera, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and will launch with Andr...[Read More]

Sharp’s new phone detects… radiation?

We’re all used to seeing new features for cellular phones but Sharp has come up with something else entirely. The company is releasing its Pantone series of handsets in Japan and one of the listed features is the ability to detect radiation. The Android 4.0 phones will be able to detect between .005 and 9.99 μSv/h of radiation, though the company points out that the function is “non-co...[Read More]

LG launching new 5″ 440ppi LCD screen

LG have announced the development of what they call the world’s first full HD LCD smartphone panel. The 5 inch screen is expected some time in the second half of this year and looks to compete with Apple’s Retina Displays by offering a whopping 440ppi pixel density. The full-HD screens make use of AH-IPS or Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching tech and brings an HD TV-worthy 1920 x 1...[Read More]

Facebook reportedly working on its own smartphone

According to a New York Times report Facebook is reportedly working on creating its own smartphone, apparently with the  assistance of former Apple engineers. The report cites unnamed Facebook employees and people who have been briefed on the company’s plans as sources and says that the social network company hopes to have the handset available by next year. A Facebook employee is quoted as ...[Read More]

Facebook launches Facebook Camera app

Facebook has launched a new mobile app that may have made its recent Instagram purchase a tad redundant. Facebook Camera, a free iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch app, allows photo-sharing and functionality similar to the company’s $1 billion purchase. It seems unlikely that Facebook bought photo-sharing service Instagram simply to avoid legal hassles but Facebook Camera looks to have been in deve...[Read More]

Android and iOS have a chokehold on the smartphone market

Recent figures released by research firm IDC (International Data Corporation) have shown that Android and iOS have got a firm grip on the smartphone market as the operating systems of choice. Combined the two operating systems comprise 82% of the market share for Q1 2012, with Android taking the lion’s share at 59%. Both are up from last year’s figures at the same time, eating away at ...[Read More]

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]

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