When it comes to choose a smartphone, Blackberry is the least desired, according to a fresh survey.
In the survey, which was conducted by Raymond James, people were asked which phone they would like to buy from the list of Blackberry, Android, and iPhone next time. The survey found a whopping 71.4 per cent people saying that they would never choose a BlackBerry.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple's iPhone once again emerged as the most popular handset, with just 19.7 per cent of the people surveyed saying they would never use this smartphone.
Foreseeing a large potential in Flash storage, IBM on Thursday announced its plans to invest $1 billion in Flash research and development.
Increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets has lead to an unprecedented rise in demand for storage over the past few years, and IBM sees a solution in Flash memory that is capable of processing the data faster, more reliably, while consuming less energy than a hard disk drive (HDD).
Social-networking site Facebook's mobile ads have become a big threat to Google Inc's dominance in the segment, research firm IDC said in its latest report.
IDC said that Facebook is leading rival mobile publishers like Pandora and Twitter, in the mobile display advertising market in the United States. The research firm added that Facebook even outpaced Google in mobile adverting in the United States.
New York-based Tumblr has recently rolled out a revamp of its Android app, describing the revamp as a "total facelift".
The revamped app features a beautiful Holo user interface (UI) that add fancy post animations and make images pop.
Announcing the revamp, Tumblr wrote in its official blog, "Tumblr for Android just got a total facelift. We've completely redesigned the interface, added fancy post animations, made images pop, and a whole lot more."
South Korean electronics giant Samsung will dodge the typical seasonal downturn and grab nearly 35 per cent of the global smartphone market in the March quarter, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue.
In a fresh research note, Sue wrote that the South Korean firm could sell around 70 million Galaxy S4 smartphones this year, including as many as 10 million units during the first month of the phone's availability.
The analyst added that Samsung's smartphone market share would be significantly larger than that of its biggest rival - Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple.
In an effort to steal customers away from rival mobile phone carrier T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile is offering a credit of $100 to any T-Mobile customer who will leave T-Mobile to join Virgin.
Virgin Mobile is running a marketing campaign titled "Retrain Your Brain" that is promising to ensure savings of up to $334 to customers in two years.
Fisker Automotive, the manufacturer of the Karma hybrid luxury vehicle, can file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as early as this week, people familiar with developments at the company revealed.
According to the sources, the green-car startup is under intense pressure from the side of the U. S. Department of Energy repay around $200 million in government loans.
The sources added that the company's attorneys have already drawn up documents for the Chapter 11 filing and the application could be submitted in the next few days.
An apology from police has been received by a 67-year-old woman, who was handcuffed for demanding to see her medical notes.
Due to a mix-up of records with details of another patient, Mary Kerswell went to Biggleswade Health Centre in Bedfordshire in order to check for corrections.
Due to being denied to see the full record, she staged a sit-in protest. After this, the lady was taken out in handcuffs as the police was called in.
Bedfordshire Police said, "It could have acted in a less intrusive manner."
Drivers from outside the USA will no longer need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Florida, thanks to the state's decision to revoke the law that required the official document.
The law was put into effect on 1st of January this year, but it came to light in February when a British holidaymaker was not allowed to hire a car because he did not hold an IDP.
Florida's Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) finally announced that the law would not be enforced.
The organisers of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which will take place next month in Scotland, are aggressively campaigning for the reinstatement of `dram' as an official measurement whiskey.
Since 1995, whisky has been sold in two metric measurements - 25ml and 35ml. the campaigners are demanding the London-based National Measurement Office to declare the larger of the two measurements as a dram.
The U. S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has plans to change the rating system for new vehicles in order to keep pace with technological advances in the field.
The NHTSA said it had plans to create a "silver" rating system for how well vehicles guard older drivers in crashes, as well as to provide crash safety information for older occupants. The so-called "silver" rating system could give higher scores to vehicles that use newer technologies such as inflatable seat belts, blind-spot detection capability and automatic braking.
Users of Office for Mac 2008 will either be running "unsupported" software or paying for per-incident support after mid-next week, as Microsoft will stop supporting the software from Thursday, April 9.
Currently, users are getting support under Microsoft's so-called "extended support" phase. After the expiry of the extended support, the company will not deliver any free security patches.
However, Microsoft Premier Services customers will be will be able to get support, but they will have to pay per-incident.
Android got Instagram just around a year back, but Android users of the popular app are now on par with iOS users.
Without sharing specifics in terms of numbers, Instagram announced ion its official blog that Android users account for nearly 50 per cent of the Instagram's total user base of more than 100 million people.
Making the announcement, the company wrote, "Nearly half of all Instagrammers use the Android app." The milestone has been announced as the company is celebrating one-year anniversary of the app's launch on Android.
Playboy has announced the availability of a new iOS app that does offer nude photos - one of the popular magazine's main selling points.
The new app will offer "just the articles". There will be photos of women but will remain clothed.
The company launched the new app in a bid to avoid run afoul of Cupertino-based iPhone/iPad-maker Apple's rules regarding adult content. If the app had any nudity then the Cupertino tech giant would never let it into its App Store.