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Samsung Galaxy Skin phone is so flexible you can roll it up

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...Galaxy Skin. The phone would be no mere novelty. Phones using Graphene screens would be practically unbreakable, and offer an instant advantage over every other smartphone on the market. Layers of Graphene - atom-thick layers of carbon - are used to create paper-thin foldable screens in the Samsung Galaxy Skin   Now, according to reports in the International Business Times, Samsung Galaxy S...

Smartphone sales exceeded feature phone sales for the first time in the April-to-June period

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According to research firm Gartner, smartphone sales exceeded feature phone sales for the first time in the April-to-June period. Worldwide mobile phone sales totalled 435 million units. Smartphone sales accounted for 225 million units, up 46.5% from the previous year. Feature phones totalled 210 million units, down 21%. The highest smartphone growth rates came from Asia, Latin America and Easter...

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Mega, the biggest smartphone to date, which features a 6.3 in screen

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...other South Korean firm, Pantech, currently lays claim to offering the biggest “full HD” smartphone with its 5.9 in Vega No 6 which was announced in January. China’s Huawei had previously boasted having the biggest largest-screened 720p smartphone with its 6.1 in Ascend Mate. Samsung suggested that, despite its dimensions, the Galaxy Mega was still small and light enough –...

Customers who use the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) or NatWest mobile banking app can now request cash, up to £100 ($160), via their smartphone

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A new technology that will enable people to withdraw money from cash machines (ATM’s) using their smartphone has been unveiled. Customers who use the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) or NatWest mobile banking app can now request cash, up to £100 ($160), via their smartphone. They are given a six-digit code to enter into an ATM to release the cash. A similar system has been developed by cash machine o...

New reports have suggested that Facebook is to launch its own smartphone by next year

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New reports have suggested that Facebook is to launch its own smartphone by next year. The New York Times cited unnamed sources, including Facebook employees, suggesting that the network had been hiring several smartphone engineers. Facebook recently admitted it was struggling to make money out of its growing mobile audience. The company, which recently floated on the stock market, has also just...

HTC has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the revamped HTC One, as it attempts to regain lost market share

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...t its “ultrapixel” camera and software produce the best low-light shots available on any smartphone camera – a direct challenge to Nokia. The HTC One’s rear camera’s sensor is bigger than those traditionally fitted to smartphones, and its pixels are also larger than normal. The result, the firm says, is that it can produce clear shots in poorly lit situations. HTC ha...

Built by Foxconn, the low-cost Changhong H5018 is powered by Baidu's own mobile operating system, Cloud

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Chinese search giant Baidu has announced the launch of its first smartphone Changhong H5018. It is the Baidu’s first move into the mass smartphone market. Built by Foxconn, the low-cost Changhong H5018 is powered by Baidu’s own mobile operating system, Cloud. Analysts say it is extremely important Baidu to secure significant presence in the booming mobile industry in China, which has...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been photographed with a smartphone beside him during a meeting

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been photographed with a smartphone beside him during a meeting. The mystery of what make of smartphone the ruler of one of the world’s most secretive countries favors has sparked international controversy not only among geeks but the average person in the Western street. Is it an Apple iPhone? An HTC from Taiwan? A Sony from Japan? Surely not a Samsung f...

The new smartphone was manufactured by the Chinese firm Gigabyte, but will be marketed under EE's Orange brand

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Everything Everywhere has unveiled the Europe’s first “Intel Inside” smartphone. The San Diego handset is powered by Intel’s single-core Atom Z2460 processor and runs Google’s Android system. The new smartphone was manufactured by the Chinese firm Gigabyte, but will be marketed under EE’s Orange brand. The launch marks Intel’s entry into a market dominate...

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are releasing their second perfume Unbreakable Joy just in time for the holiday season

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...loe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are hoping to increase their earnings with a follow-up perfume titled, Unbreakable Joy. Playing on the first cologne called Unbreakable, the name simply screams Christmas. When last year’s bottle hit the shelves they stated it was all their strong bond. In a new statement, Khloe Kardashian, 28, describes how they channeled the most wonderful time of the year. “The hol...

The European launch of HTC First, aka Facebook smartphone, has been delayed following disappointing US sales and negative feedback

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The European launch of HTC First, aka Facebook smartphone, has been delayed following disappointing US sales and negative feedback. The HTC handset runs Facebook’s enhanced Home software, designed to be more integrated into the smartphone than a normal app. First’s delay follows a raft of high-profile employee departures from HTC. In recent months, chief product officer Kouji Koudera, Asian...

XOLO X900, made by the Indian manufacturer Lava, will go on sale on 23 April priced at about 22,000 rupees ($420)

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Intel confirms details of the first smartphone to be powered by one of its processors. The XOLO X900, made by the Indian manufacturer Lava, will go on sale on 23 April priced at about 22,000 rupees ($420). Lava has teamed up with Indian retail chain Croma to distribute the device across the country. The move follows Intel’s previous failed attempt to break into the smartphone market. A tie-...

Samsung Electronics has reported a record quarterly profit in the first three months of 2013, boosted mainly by growing sales of its smartphones

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...arterly profits for the first time in a decade. Samsung displaced Apple as the world’s biggest smartphone maker last year. Bryan Ma of research firm IDC said that Samsung was doing “very very well right now”. Samsung Electronics has reported a record quarterly profit in the first three months of 2013, boosted mainly by growing sales of its smartphones “They have a lot of m...

Samsung has launched Galaxy Round smartphone with a curved display screen

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...e, time and missed calls when home screen is off, with more ease. Samsung has launched Galaxy Round smartphone with a curved display screen At the same time, users can also change music tracks on their phone, even while its display is off. The Galaxy Round will initially be launched only in South Korea. The firm gave no indication of its plans for a global launch. The global smartphone market has...

Security researchers have found that data captured by smartphone sensors could help criminals guess codes used to lock the gadgets.

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...her information with more freedom than apps loaded on the device. Researchers said several different smartphone sensors could be subverted. Dr. Adam J. Aviv, a visiting professor at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, carried out the attacks by using data gathered by an accelerometer on a smartphone. Typically this sensor logs phone movements in three dimensions: side-to-side, forward-and-back and...

Everything we think we know about making our smartphone batteries last longer could be wrong

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...dware to improve battery life. The app works by learning users’ behavior and intelligently adjusting smartphone settings to minimize background activities without disabling smartphone features. Eric Limer also warns against using wireless charging to boost battery life adding: “The inductive, wireless chargers out there today have this nasty habit of generating a fair bit of waste heat. “And tha...

Georgie has a voice-assisted touchscreen and offers a variety of apps to help complete tasks such as catching a bus, reading printed text and pinpointing location

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...s to show that many blind and partially-sighted people struggle with the complexity of today’s smartphone technology.” “Georgie is to be commended for allowing users to access the features of a range of modern smartphones in an easy-to-use and accessible manner,” he added. The smartphone lets users dial a number with the voice-assisted touchscreen and uses speech input to s...

Kim Jong-un demoing the Arirang smartphone, which appeared to be running a version of Google's Android mobile operating system

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North Korea announces it has produced its first home-grown smartphone – Arirang – but experts have disputed its origins. The Arirang handset, described as a “hand phone” in state media, was shown to leader Kim Jong-un during a factory tour. North Korea has had a mobile network since 2008, but activity is heavily monitored and restricted. Last year North Korea launched a tablet,...

Huawei has unveiled Ascend P6, the world's thinnest smartphone

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Huawei has unveiled Ascend P6, the world’s thinnest smartphone. The Android-based Ascend P6 is 6.18 mm (0.24 in) thick and is also unusual in that it has a 5 megapixel front camera for “high quality” self-portraits. The Chinese-based firm has said it expects the handset to do “miracles” for its brand. One analyst praised its design, comparing it to a “steamroll...

When Apple Siri has been asked over the weekend "What is the best smartphone ever", it appeared to favor Nokia’s Lumia 900

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...ine Wolfram Alpha to serve answers to some questions. For a question such as “what is the best smartphone ever?”, Wolfram Alpha would pool available reviews and comment in order to come up with what it feels is the right result. When Apple Siri has been asked over the weekend "What is the best smartphone ever", it appeared to favor Nokia’s Lumia 900 In this instance, the ...

Enmac is an Islamic smartphone that has been launched with a compass pointing permanently to Mecca and the Koran already downloaded

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Enmac is an Islamic smartphone that has been launched with a compass pointing permanently to Mecca and the Koran already downloaded. Indian inventors of the Enmac said they focused on religious technology when designing the new phone. And the market is heaving as India has the fastest growing mobile phone users in the world with more than 850 million subscribers including farmers and rickshaw dri...

Sony has unveiled bath-friendly Xperia Z at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

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Sony has unveiled Xperia Z, a new smartphone that can be used in the shower or bath without the risk of damage. This water-resistant feature is relatively common in Japan, but has not been included in many top-end smartphones released elsewhere. The Xperia Z can also record HDR (high dynamic range) video, a facility borrowed from its camera division. One analyst said it was evidence of Sony Mobil...

Luxury smartphone maker Vertu has launched Vertu Ti, its first Android-operated handset

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...ut relevant technology and craftsmanship – it’s not a disposable product.” Luxury smartphone maker Vertu has launched Vertu Ti, its first Android-operated handset The firm is also not focused on the mass market, with just 326,000 Vertu smartphone owners worldwide after 10 years in the industry. “We don’t make massive numbers of phones and the price point is reflectiv...

YotaPhone has one LCD display and a second e-ink screen which lets users see the information they want without having to wake up the phone

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...users fed up with drained batteries. The phone has one LCD display, similar to those found on other smartphones, and a second e-ink screen which the company says lets users see the information they want without having to wake up the phone. “The typical user picks up and activates their smartphone more than 150 times a day,” said Yota Devices chief executive Vlad Martynov. “Why?...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S was unveiled at the IFA Techology Fair in Berlin and is expected to go on sale next month

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Sony Tablet P: the world’s first folding tablet computer.   Sony launched Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, a smartphone which will be able to take 3D, panoramic photos with standard 2 D camera. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S was unveiled at the IFA Techology Fair in Berlin and is expected to go on sale next month. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S takes 8.1megapixel panoramic photos which can be viewed on any 3D...