App Store To Retain Major Market Share of Paid Apps Despite Android Growth

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Google’s Android is increasingly becoming popular as most handset manufacturers are adopting the Android platform. We recently reported that Google’s Android Market is expected to surpass the number of apps available in Apple’s App Store to become the largest store for mobile apps. But, does more apps mean more revenue? According to a new report by IHS Screen Digest, the … Read More

RavinApp Store To Retain Major Market Share of Paid Apps Despite Android Growth

Android 3.0 Performance Issues May Benefit Apple’s iPad 2 and Other Tablet PC Vendors

Android 3.0 Apps

Android 3.0 codenamed Honeycomb is a tablet-only operating system (OS) and a recent report by DigiTimes suggests that according to “sources from upstream touch panel players” its unstable performance may benefit Apple’s iPad 2 and other tablet PC vendors. Due to Android 3.0 currently still having several issues that are unable to be resolved immediately and which are causing unstable … Read More

RavinAndroid 3.0 Performance Issues May Benefit Apple’s iPad 2 and Other Tablet PC Vendors

Apple Working on Smaller, Cheaper iPhone to Compete with Android?

In an effort to compete with the large selection of Android smartphones in the current market, it has been suggested that Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper version of iPhone (nano?) which would be available without the need to sign up for a contract. The Bloomberg report published today cites “people who have been briefed on the matter,” and … Read More

Killian BellApple Working on Smaller, Cheaper iPhone to Compete with Android?

iPhone 4 Display Better than Samsung Galaxy S [DisplayMate]

The people over at DisplayMate took 5 smartphones and tested their screens for quality and came to the conclusion that iPhone 4 screen was indeed the best. Considering the fact that Samsung recently said that iPhone was already obsolete due to its LCD screen, I would imagine that’s gotta smart! In testing the 5 handsets, of which the Samsung Galaxy … Read More

Oliver HaslamiPhone 4 Display Better than Samsung Galaxy S [DisplayMate]

Master of Alchemy for iPhone. Another Quality Game from Chillingo, Despite its Repetitive Levels

Master of Alchemy iPhone

Master of Alchemy Rating: Other than reading the latest thoughts on Global Warming and watching the meteorologists on TV forecasting the weather the last time I did anything scientific was to burn some magnesium sulphate, I think that’s what it was called, over a Bunsen Burner during a school science lesson. Now though I’ve had the chance to get back to … Read More

Craig WillisMaster of Alchemy for iPhone. Another Quality Game from Chillingo, Despite its Repetitive Levels

Apple (AAPL) Moves iWallet Plans Forward

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the transmission of data between devices over short ranges. It is perfect for consumer financial and data transitions. And Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) very obviously intend that this kind of transaction will be able to be carried out from our iPhones in future. One of NFC’s leading lights, Benjamin Vigler, recently moved to Apple where his job title, … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Moves iWallet Plans Forward

Apple (AAPL) Ships More Phones than Motorola For 2nd Quarter Running

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For the second quarter in a row Motorola reported shipping less mobile phones than Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). To give you an idea of how the smart phone industry has been turned on its head since the arrival of Apple, Silicon Alley Insider have produced some great statistics. In Q2 2007, for instance — the quarter when Apple first started selling the iPhone … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Ships More Phones than Motorola For 2nd Quarter Running

iPhone 4 Antennagate Conference Gets Samsung’s Response

During the iPhone 4 “Antennagate Conference” Apple CEO showed videos of HTC Droid Eris, Samsung Omnia II and BlackBerry Bold 9700 dropping singal bars when held in a way which attenuates its signal. Apple didn’t just stop there, after the conference was over they posted a new page on their website which explains the antenna design and issue of weak spots in … Read More

RaviniPhone 4 Antennagate Conference Gets Samsung’s Response

Apple’s Secret Strategy at The iPhone 4 Press Conference

Apple dodged more than one bullet at their iPhone 4 Press Conference yesterday. Some that I think many people had not even seen coming. But that’s because by definition most industry observers, or journalists, are followers and not leaders. Being a leader is something that Apple very certainly is used to – and good at. Some pundits went into the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s Secret Strategy at The iPhone 4 Press Conference

Microsoft to Apple: The iPhone 4 is your Vista

Who could forget Microsoft’s PR nightmare with Windows Vista? It seemed like everyone had something bad to say about Vista. Even Microsoft fan boys joined the party when it came to mocking Microsoft over Windows Vista. Over the last several weeks, however, the same atmosphere that existed during the Vista launch seems to exist over the iPhone 4 launch. It … Read More

Ravin MohindruMicrosoft to Apple: The iPhone 4 is your Vista

Blackberry Coming Under Pressure from Apple and Google for Market Share

It seems that the fairytale success of the Blackberry is coming under increasing pressure from both Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) , as demand for iPhone 4 and Android handsets, and their increasing market share steadily encroaches on RIM’s market dominance. A recent survey from ChangeWave Research completed at the end of June, prior to the iPhone 4 launch, shows that RIM … Read More

Stephen NorthcottBlackberry Coming Under Pressure from Apple and Google for Market Share

iPhone Class Action Monopoly Lawsuit Against Apple & AT&T Approved

When the first iPhone was launched back in 2007, a few Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) U.S. customers filed lawsuits challenging Apple’s and AT&T’s right to tie the iPhone to one cellular provider by locking it. Further lawsuits also challenged Apple’s right to control what software you could put on your iPhone, and alleged that Apple and AT&T were dishonest when they sold 2 … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone Class Action Monopoly Lawsuit Against Apple & AT&T Approved

iPhone 4 Supplies Constrained. iPad Shipping in Increasing Quantities

I was at one of our local Malls here in Thailand today. Checking the price of Apple gear in stores here is always a good barometer of global supply chains. A 16GB iPhone 4 was marked up at 60,000 Baht, which is over $2000. Whereas a 3G iPad was on sale for 20,000 Baht, which is around $620. The store … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone 4 Supplies Constrained. iPad Shipping in Increasing Quantities

Apple’s App Store Still the Developer’s Outlet of Choice

AppStore HQ, and Distimo have some interesting analysis on the sate of the Apple and Android App Stores. The amount of developers for Android is growing steadily, and currently stands at just over 10,000 in number. But the Android Marketplace is still top heavy with free apps, and devs. don’t seem to be making that much money there. In contrast … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s App Store Still the Developer’s Outlet of Choice

iPhone 4 Review Units Reveal Glass Case Scratches

iPhone 4 Scratch

Engadget are reporting that one of their writer’s iPhone 4 is showing some scratching on its back panel. iFixit’s Teardown of the iPhone 4, and subsequent analysis confirmed that the iPhone’s font panel is made of “Gorilla Glass”. But they were not able to confirm if the back of the iPhone 4 is made from the same material. Engadget don’t … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone 4 Review Units Reveal Glass Case Scratches