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It’s quite possible that main competitors Google and Apple will cause smartphone development to be tied up, at least in starts and fits. Both have entered the patent war with Apple winning the latest battle by getting rights over the “capacitive multi-touch interface” – opening up, possibly, more suits and stinging delays. Recent articles have [...]
People in relationships, whether they are married or dating, often fear that something can come between them and their partner: something big and divisive enough to cause the bond between them to sever. Many people divorce or separate because of financial issues, infidelity and because of growing apart from their loved one. Dissolving a relationship [...]
The University of Maryland did a study to prove what most of us already know: teenagers are hooked to the internet and their tech devices. The study was conducted by the International Center for Media and Public Affairs and included 2,000 participants. The participants were all students at colleges and universities all over the world. [...]
It’s official. The day has come as I knew it would. I’m sure you figured this one out already too. Voice usage on mobile networks is no longer the most popular activity by far. A study has been completed and the results are in. After studying 30,000 people during a four month period ending in [...]
The tech world is always wondering what they can come out with next. Before a new television, cell phone or camera hits the market, there is already one in production that is designed with a feature that will surpass its’ most recent predecessor. Competition is seemingly ongoing, without ceasing…ever! This is great for society because one new development can lead to a world changing innovation. That is the awesomeness of technology and the inventive spirit found in human nature.
Remember Nokia? You must remember. My memory captured Nokia as one of the very first cellphones that I ever encountered (trying to be careful not to expose my age here). Those phones were the coolest. Not necessarily for the applications, or the capabilities, (I don’t remember these phones doing anything but making calls like house phones—maybe there were texting abilities) these phones were awesome because you could change the colors of the casing! This was the first venture into cellphone personalization. Wait, I almost forgot. If I remember correctly, Nokia was also responsible for the first compact cellphone. Before Nokia cellphones were still microwave sizes, right? Either way, this is to the extent that my Nokia knowledge goes. After the colored cases, Nokia (as far as I noticed) faded into oblivion. That is, until now.
According to a recent report by research group ICD for the first time ever, personal computers are being outsold by smartphones. I can’t say that I’m at all surprised. This report states that worldwide, in the last 3 months of 2010, consumer electronics makers shipped 100.9 million smartphones (an 87 percent jump from the year prior) while PC shipments edged up a mere 3 percent to about 92.1 million.
On February 1st, The Neilson Company released statistical data that displayed the smartphone preferences of consumers based on race. About a third of Americans use a smarthphone. The study found that in the United States, minority groups comprise the largest proportion of smartphone users. Neilson used four racial groupings: White, Hispanic, African American and Asian/Pacific Islander. Surprisingly, White consumers reported the lowest percentage of smartphone ownership at 27%. Asian/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics tie with 45% of each group reporting to own a smartphone. African Americans fall below with 33% reporting ownership of a smartphone. These statistics are even higher when accounting for recent phone purchases. The minority groups outrank Whites in this category as well by up to eighteen percentage points.
The new smart phone to be released by Finnish giant Nokia Corp, the E7, will be delayed until after the holiday season. It seems a pretty risky economic move for the world’s largest handset manufacturer to make, especially since many retailers depend on the season to make their yearend budget targets. But Nokia is sticking to quality over the potential or sales this year.
Acer is not necessarily the top PC technology maker, but techies are excited about the announcement of two tablets and a smartphone that will run on Google’s Android operating systems. The devices boast amazing screen resolution quality, unparalleled gaming capabilities and high definition cameras, which may leave their competition scrambling to keep up.