Posts Tagged ‘CES’
According to Microsoft, handsets powered by Windows Phone such as the Nokia Lumia 920 have increased fivefold in December of 2012. This was announced by Steve Ballmer, the Redmond firm’s CEO.
Aside from these surprising sales figures, Ballmer also announced huge sales Windows Phone sales figures for November. He claims that sales were up four times compared to the same period in 2011. However, he failed to reveal the exact figures.
At Qualcomm’s keynote speech at CES 2013, Ballmer took center stage to announce the news. However, experts claim that the platform suffered a fall in market shares in Q4 2012. So hard to say whether Windows Phone is doing well or not. We’ll just have wait and see until we see the exact figures.
According to AllAboutWindowsPhone.com, there were roughly 2.5 million units of Windows Phone handsets sold in Q4 2012. By comparison, Samsung sold 30 million units of the Galaxy S3 alone. So 2.5 million Windows Phone handsets isn’t a lot at all.
This 2013, Microsoft’s Windows Phone and RIM’s Blackberry 10 will be slugging it out for third place. Google’s Android is still the top dog in the market, while Apple’s iOS trials behind at second place.
Despite Microsoft spending a lot of money trying to market Windows Phone, the platform still struggles to gain ground in the market. RIM, on the other hand, has a lot riding on Blackberry 10 and were expecting the Canadian firm to come out guns blazing once it launches Blackberry 10 on the 30th of January.
It will be interesting to see who snatches third place in 2013. Will it be Windows Phone, or will it be Blackberry 10? What do you think? Let us know through a comment on our Facebook page.
What’s this? Seen on a promotional video by Samsung at CES 2012 is a smartphone we have never seen before. Is this the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S3, the successor of the highly popular Galaxy S2?
The video shows the features on Samsung’s camera range. One of these features is making use of a phone to remotely capture an image on the camera. The phone shown on the video is something we have never seen before. It looks similar to the Galaxy S2, but sports a larger display.
Of course, take this information with a pinch of salt. The handset on the video looks more like a render rather than an actual handset. It’s possible the graphic artist modified an image of the Galaxy Note, altering the home button and removing the Samsung logo, to make it look like something we have never seen before.
Is this the Samsung Galaxy S3, or is this a phone made specifically for the video? Although there’s no way for us to confirm if this is the S3 or not, the upcoming handset is expected to be officially unveiled at MWC (Mobile World Congress) in February.
Want to know more about the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
According to a new report, Microsoft is set to unveil the much awaited Windows 8 tablet at CES in Las Vegas. Many expected Nokia, makers of the Lumia 800, to be the manufacturer behind the tablet. However, the report claims that Samsung, makers of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, will be behind the tablet instead of Nokia.
This report comes to us via Ovum. According to their analysts, the software giant will feature the much awaited slate on its keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show. Although the Korean tech giant is putting a lot of focus on its Galaxy Tab line, the analysts claim that Samsung has been contracted to manufacture the tablet.
Ovum said, “We will be looking for more insight into Windows 8 beyond the 2011 preview and specific information on release dates and form factors, including a hands-on with Samsung’s Windows 8 tablet.”
We are all well aware of the fragmentation within the Android ecosystem. It is this very reason Google released Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), first featured on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which brings elements of Gingerbread (smartphone-optimized) and Honeycomb (tablet-optimized) together. Microsoft hopes to do the same with Windows 8. It is set to bridge the gap between smartphone, tablet, and PC platforms.
Excited to know more about Microsoft’s Samsung-made Windows 8 tablet? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.