HTC’s financial results haven’t been kind to them lately, and neither has the media. All of HTC’s problems have been documented extensively lately, which, in turn leads to shareholders losing trust in the company’s ability to recover. However, this is the sort of thing a public tech company should expect.
Financial dry spells never happen suddenly, even if it may seem so when everything comes crashing down. But the seeds for HTC’s decline were planted a long time ago, at the time when the company started to care more about sales than for its products. This led to HTC churning out a ton of variations of every single phone, just to get a few [...]
Despite the courtroom drama that is taking place stateside, it’s business as usual for Samsung elsewhere. The Korean giant is strengthening its grip in several European countries, while at the same time cementing Android’s placing on the old continent. According to the latest sales data (from the last 12 weeks) from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Samsung is leading the Android pack with 45% share across Europe.
Samsung’s domination was buoyed by the launch of the Galaxy S3. The top-selling smartphone has helped improve Android’s market share in five major European markets (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) to 65.7% in July 2012, an astonishing jump from the [...]
In the last year, Samsung has established itself as the most popular Android device manufacturer in the world. Aided by the release of the Galaxy S3, the Korean company posted record-breaking shipments and sales in this year’s second quarter. Of course, with the $700+ (and $1100+ for the 64GB version) price tag, consumers are more than willing to spend a little extra to protect their “investment.”
Hoping to capitalize on the amazing success of Samsung’s latest flagship device, a lot of companies have released protective covers, cases, and other accessories for the device. Unfortunately, with the multitude of options available, it becomes [...]
Although Samsung has announced from the get-go the releasing of the Galaxy S3 in three different versions, with 16, 32 and 64 GB of internal storage space, that last model has proven one sneaky little devil.
Rumors of the phone’s axing have popped up relatively quick around the web, fueled by Sammy’s reluctance to announce anything about a release or cancelation. Finally, Samsung has decided to “update” us on the model’s development a few weeks ago, making us even more frustrated with the vagueness of the company’s statements.
However, we have today the first solid piece of evidence to support the existence of the 64 GB Galaxy S3. The [...]
The Galaxy S3 smartphone is the hottest Android smartphone in town, but the device is still running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We have already seen unofficially Jelly Bean builds for Samsung’s flagship device, including a CyanogenMod 10 preview ROM, but Samsung is yet to announce Android 4.1 availability dates for the handset.
Furthermore, there are plenty of other Samsung devices we expect to get Jelly Bean soon, including the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 and many others, but the South Korean company has not mentioned any Jelly Bean rollout dates for these devices either.
Sam Mobile now has more details about each of [...]
Earlier today, we showed you a great Galaxy S3 deal from Amazon Wireless, but unfortunately the electronics retailer only offeres the Sprint version for a cheaper price.
Those of you that still want to get a great deal on a Samsung flagship device, whether it’s the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note, or even the older Galaxy S2 handset, should know that Samsung has a new incentive for U.S. smartphone buyers.
After purchasing one of the Galaxy S3 devices mentioned above, you should head on to Samsung’s U.S. Facebook page to fill in a form and then send the company your used device. Samsung will then send you a check via mail later on, after [...]
Those of you that haven’t purchased yet the Galaxy S3 from any of the seven U.S. carriers that have either launched or are getting ready to release it, should check out Amazon Wireless first, as the retailer has a great Galaxy S3 offer for you.
Amazon currently offers the best price on the Galaxy S3, but we’re still talking about subsidized devices, which require a new two-year contract. Furthermore, Amazon is only offering discounted Sprint Galaxy S3 units, so buyers can’t really choose their carrier.
The Sprint Galaxy S3 handset is available for $119.99 with new two-year contracts for customers that choose a new Individual or Family [...]
For those of you high on the fumes of the Samsung S3’s explosive release, here’s an even bigger dose for you: Hollywood-esque shorts shot entirely on the Sammy S3! That’s right, the chutzpah of T-mobile’s marketing unit, came up with the brilliant idea to shoot a quick action flick to promote the device.
They chose none other than veteran YouTube director/special effects coordinator, Freddie Wong, to do the work for them. The videos show a real workmanship, not only behind the design of the film, but also in showcasing the world-class build and technological essence of Samsung’s flagship phone. The flick is called ‘Sandcastle [...]
If you don’t mind the lack of Samsung’s official branding, you can now purchase a wireless charging pad for your Samsung Galaxy S3, and for other compatible Android phones, from Verizon’s website. Verizon is charging – pun intended – $50 for the wireless charging pad.
The charging pad comes with a LED indicator that will emit a flickering green light when you’re charging the phone, and a solid light when it has completely replenished the phone’s battery. It will also emit a beeping sound when you place the phone or when it’s stopped charging – a feature that apparently can’t be turned off.
You’ll need more than the charging station to [...]
The release of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been huge for the South Korean company leading to Samsung shattering its smartphone shipment record in the second quarter of the year. The popularity of Samsung’s latest flagship device in the U.S. can be attributed to its widespread availability – the device can be purchased from almost every carrier at highly subsidized rates, although this does require signing a new 2-year contract. In a world where the latest technology is changing by the day, such a long-term commitment might not be agreeable to all potential buyers.If you’re someone who is looking to avoid such a situation, an option [...]