HTC should stop whining

HTC should stop whining

HTC used to be “Quietly Brilliant.” Then Samsung started selling more phones, eating HTC’s launch and suddenly – they’re no longer quiet. Quite the contrary, they are getting nasty. You can argue that the HTC One was much better phone than Samsung Galaxy S4 but the fact remains that Galaxy S4 was selling like crazy…

Do we really need phones with 2K screens?

Do we really need phones with 2K screens?

The new screen craze has already begun. China’s Vivo was the first company to launch a smartphone (Xplay 3S) with a 2K screen. Also known as Quad HD (or QHD) this resolution is an equivalent of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. While that sounds impressive, we can’t help but ask whether all those extra pixels are…

More companies should make smartbooks!

More companies should make smartbooks!

During this year’s Mobile World Congress, Alcatel demoed its smartbook concept. The small, 11.6-inch laptop is like an empty shell with big battery, relying on smartphone for all of its processing needs. The screen is connected via Wi-Fi, while keyboard and trackpad – via Bluetooth. Unfortunately though, Alcatel may decide to limit this accessory’s compatibility…

BlackBerry Padfone could be a game changer

BlackBerry Padfone could be a game changer

Just recently I’ve talked about how great BlackBerry’s platform is, even though the Canadian company has hard time convincing users to buy their gear. Today I want to imagine the perfect BlackBerry device. And that’s an easy task – all we need is a Padfone-like device running BlackBerry OS. As I’ve said it in the…

Should Intel leave the smartphone market?

Should Intel leave the smartphone market?

A new report published by DigiTimes says that Intel is thinking about leaving the smartphone market. Citing a rumor circulating in the upstream supply chain in Taiwan, the story suggests the chip making giant may decide to look elsewhere for business after 2015, and has even internally started evaluating whether to stop spending resources on…

What’s wrong with BlackBerry phones?

What's wrong with BlackBerry phones?

For one reason or another BlackBerry is having hard time moving its devices off the shelves. Sure they don’t have an app eco-system as vivid as those of Google and Apple, but the Canadian company has north of 100,000 apps. And a great platform. In fact, I would add that the QNX-based BlackBerry OS 10…

3 Reasons Why Ubuntu Smartphone Will Succeed

Ubuntu

This year we should see the first Ubuntu smartphone launched with demo devices most likely being on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As far as we know, China’s Meizu may be just one of the launch partners with more OEMs likely to join the party in no time at all. Here we want…

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