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Microsoft Interim Goal is To Pass Apple in China

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The largest software maker in the world Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is very positive in its Windows Phone operating system saying it will surpass Apple Inc. (AAPL) in smartphone market share in China. Microsoft’s mobile maker partners have started to release devices running in Windows Phone costing as little as $158.

Microsoft’s chairman and CEO for the Greater China region Simon Leung said their interim goal is to get higher market share than Apple in the country. However, he did not give a time frame to materialize their goal.

Experts believe that China is likely to become the largest smartphone market in the world this year, making it important to manufacturers and sellers not to ignore the country’s potential market. According to research company IDC, shipments of devices for downloading games and movies will increase by 52 percent equivalent to 137 million units in China in 2012, surpassing the U.S. for the first time.

Leung revealed that they will continue to offer low prices of mobile devices and their ultimate goal is to become number one.

Manufacturing partners of Microsoft would offer prices for as low as 1,000 yuan or $158, according to Leung. However, there is no mobile news yet specifying which devices or partners would offer it. Microsoft decided to just supply software to handset manufacturers rather than make its own phones. Among its partners are Nokia Oyj (NOK1V), Samsung Electronics Co., HTC Corp. (2498) and ZTE Corp. (763).

The 16-gigabyte iPhone 4S is sold in China for 4,988 yuan.

Microsoft already introduced its new Windows Phone 7.5 in China but Leung declined to reveal specific handsets using the system.

A mobile news blog stated that HTC has started introducing the first Windows Phone in the country in its HTC Eternity. The device is unlocked boasting a 4.7 inches screen with front-and-rear-facing camera and offering popular Chinese apps. However, the price is not mentioned.

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Mobile News: The New iPad Plays HD Video Content with High-Resolution Graphics

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The new iPad will be available to the public starting March 16, 2012. Its main draw to the consumers is its high-resolution graphics and its ability to play HD video content.

The new iPad features better pixel density than the 1080p (1920×1080) widescreen displays use for creative content design. It is even better than HD television when playing Blu-Ray DVDs at 1080p content. Television stations in the U.S. broadcasts to limited 1080i or the more common 720p resolution.

The new iPad screen gives detailed mobile visualization that was impossible not so long ago. Can other competing devices running in other operating systems such as Android and Windows be able to match or even surpass this feature?

Several announcements have been made regarding the upcoming 1080p (1920×1080) on Android devices such as the quad-core Asus Transformer Infinity Pad 700 and the Huawei Mediapad 10 FHD. However, Apple shows off better performance in GPU of the nVidia Tegra 3 (Kal-El) SoC that major tablet devices will be basing in the future.

Additionally, there is no word yet from Apple’s major competitors, such as Android and Windows, regarding what battery technology and life they will use. One thing that is certain now, Apple will be bringing first the high-resolution mobile apps expected to appear on the new iPad.

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New iPad: Apple Did Not Bother to Number its New iPad Creation

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Mobile news presents… Apple chief executive officer (CEO) Tim Cook emphasized the theme that the future in computing is tablet as it launched Apple’s new iPad. It promises a much sharper screen, better graphics and supports LTE networks. The price of the new iPad is similar to the iPad 2 launched in 2011. The new iPad will be available in the U.S. and Canada beginning on March 16, 2012. The company is currently accepting pre-orders for the iPad.

Other improved features of the new iPad is its 5-megapixel camera which is similar to iPhone 4 technology and it also includes a Siri-like dictation mode of iPad2.

Mobile news bloggers can’t help but notice the Apple’s decision not bothering to number its creation. The new model of iPad is simply called “new iPad.”Many speculated that the latest model of iPad would be called iPad 2 HD, the iPad HD or the iPad 3. It is quite strange that the company will call the future of its post-PC drive simply “new iPad.”

It can be concluded that maybe the company decided not to number its new iPad because there are no major changes to it. The iPad’s A5X, for instance, does not look like it is much stronger graphics performer than the previous model.

There is an ongoing concern for consumers outside the U.S. and Canada. It is said that the new iPad’s radio frequencies are not compatible with to other countries’ 4G frequencies. The device will support the 700MHz and 2100MHz LTE bands, according to info page of Apple UK. However, Europe used 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz LTE bands which clearly do not match the new iPad radio frequencies. Europe is using MDM9600 baseband chip of Qualcomm. Other countries such as Japan do not even have LTE support.

Meanwhile, many interested consumers experience difficulty buying the new Ipad online. They reported that they experienced hang up on processing orders online. Many also reported about the delayed shipping in ordering the device.

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Mobile News: Microsoft and Apple are Leading the Move to Bring Phone Design to Computers

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

In recent days, a lot of the activities in the land of devices are taking place in mobile phones – such as their innovative models and applications that operate on them. That has put desktop computer and laptop computer appearing a bit dull in comparison.

Hence computers are eventually growing more phonelike.

Microsoft and Apple companies are leading the charge in this industry. One of the major mobile news in later part of February was the introduction of Microsoft to its newest operating system for computers and tablets, Windows 8, which imitates the look and feel of the company’s latest software for mobile phones. And Apple lately presented a preview of its upcoming operating system for Macs, integrating components from the iPhone and iPad.

Analyst at the research organization Canalys Tim Coulling mentioned that all of the main developments for computer systems are coming from the mobile phone.

The firms anticipate this method will provide them additional influence in the industry for tablets and smartphones, which is increasing to compete with the industry for personal computers. And it might also help them in selling more computers or, in Microsoft’s case, computer softwares.

Consumers who obtain an iPad or iPhone, for instance, may be more likely to also get a Mac PC if they function as partners easily and have elements that run the same way on both equipment. For Apple, which still has just a minor share of the computer business, that could be a major advantage.

In Microsoft’s situation, it must maintain its usual dominance in the PC operating system industry with software that is flexible enough to also work on tablet computers.

Apple and Microsoft have similar strong competitor, Google, which has the most famous mobile phone operating system in Android, but does not have a good position in computer softwares. Part of Google’s approach is to compensate for that by providing sites and services on the Web that link in with Android products. Just recently, the company introduced an edition of its Web browser, Chrome, that allows customers synchronize their Web searches between their mobile equipment and computers.

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Preferred Mobile Apps in Watching Online Videos |Mobile News

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Many people now days tend to use Youtube for watching online videos. We cannot deny the fact that enormous numbers of computer enthusiast watch their favourite videos on Youtube. We tend to use the Youtube application on our smartphones, tablets and desktops. Even Android devices have Youtube application installed including on Apple’s devices

There are many applications that allows user to watch online videos and stream just as the same like Youtube. People are required to be open-minded and explore other applications.

Below are applications that are recommended to try and are different from Youtube.

Showyou – iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad for free
Showyou does a great job in streaming videos that are uploaded by active members. Videos are categorized depending on your interests like Youtube. The application was alienated hooked on a sequence of grids that separates popular videos, individuals and broadcasters you preferred to chase. Videos uploaded by your friends on Facebook and Twitter that are in your contacts will also be separated on another portion.

Showyou chooses a catchy caption of every video that makes visitor interested and videos are arranged by popularity or even backwards. For iOS and second generation Apple TV users can experience watching videos on full size with Apple’s AirPlay wireless connectivity service. Showyou is also available for Android users but is only exclusive for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets.

Touchtv – iPad for free
The Touchtv application covers news, sports and entertainment including 40 media partners such as ESPN, CBS and Travel Channel. The application does not give live networks from channels covered but at least you can watch missed episodes. Though the application has many things to improve, it can be useful in any way especially when you have not paid your cable bill. With this application, you do not need to rely on your cable or satellite.

IntoNow ¬– iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android for free
IntoNow was titled to be the best networking apps in iPad. IntoNow features voice recognition technology that similar to Shazam and Sound Hound applications. The app also recognizes programs that you are watching and gives information about the program every commercial break. You can also share statuses from friends who had installed IntoNow on their devices. The application was also founded by Yahoo.

Fanhattan – iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad for free
This application features an integrated video streaming and social networking. It serves as a search engine focusing on television shows and movies. The application automatically suggests movies and shows depending on your interests and most-viewed by your friends. iTunes and VUDU preview and rent or purchase videos can also be seen using the app.

Viggle – iPhone, iPod Tough for free
Viggle is like INtoNow where it can recognize the show you are watching. What makes it amusing is that you will be rewarded from checking in to your favourite shows in all time. You will be receiving coupons from the likes of Amazon, Starbucks and Fandango.

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Apple and Samsung Dominated The Mobile Profit by 95 Percent |Mobile News

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Mobile news present… Michael Walkley, Canaccord Genuity analyst announced that Apple and Samsung gained more than 95 percent of mobile profit last quarter.

According to the analyst that Apple gained approximately 80 percent of mobile profits last fourth quarter from 56 percent of the previous third quarter that achieved 8.1 percent on mobile phone global market.

On the other hand, Samsung fluctuated from 26 percent to 15 percent of profit in the industry. Yet, Google’s Android platform increased from 35 percent to 39 percent.

Apple sold 37 million iPhones for the recent quarter hoping to earn $13 billion while Samsung stayed mute regarding its smartphone’s sold outs. One analyst spoiled out that Samsung had already earned more than $35 million.

In 2011, Apple and Samsung dominated the mobile industry to manage their own sales to compete and to win the market place from the consumers.

HTC acquired 3 percent from the global market last quarter while Nokia and RIM gained 2 percent profit from its mobile sales. Motorola and LG were defeated while Sony Ericsson declined 2 percent loss.

Other companies such as Nokia, RIM, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson have been straggling to survive in the mobile industry while Apple and Samsung dominated the market for survival and to gain the trust and interest from the consumers.

After the proclamation of Nokia and Microsoft association and after the abandonment of Nokia to Symbian OS, Nokia admitted that 2012 will be difficult to turn the wheel and yet they believe it is their turning point in the market place.

RIM confirmed to have shakeouts to release catchy smartphones. CEO Thorsten Heins hopes that the company with the new smartphones upcoming will regain back their loss from the previous years.

After Google bought some share from Motorola, the company still hoping that Google will lift the company and gain profit more than the previous quarters.

“With RIM, Nokia, HTC, and Sony Ericsson all in the midst of product transitions and Motorola Mobility merging with Google, we believe Apple and Samsung will maintain dominant share positions during [the first half of 2012].” said analyst Michael Walkley

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