South Korean electronics giant Samsung continues to dominate the U. S. mobile phone market, the latest figures compiled by ComScore revealed.
In the three months ending November, Samsung grabbed 26.9 per cent of the U. S. mobile phone market. The figure represents a gain of 1.2 points from the preceding three-month period.
Cupertino, California-based tech giant Apple Inc. emerged at the second spot with 18.5 per cent share of the market. Apple also gained 1.4 points from the prior three-month period.
LG will start accepting pre-orders for its much-awaited 55-inch OLED TV in South Korea in January and the deliveries will start in February, the South Korean electronics giant confirmed.
The manufacturer's more than 1,400 retail stores in South Korea will start accepting pre-orders for the TVs starting January 3. The 55-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TV has been priced at 11 million won (around US$10,320) for the domestic market.
It has been revealed by Consumer Reports (CR) magazine that its tests have shown that the `47 miles per gallon (MPG)' claims of Ford Motor's two latest hybrid models - the new Fusion Hybrid and C-Max hybrid - are exaggerated.
According to CR, tests have revealed that the average MPG of both the new Ford hybrid models falls in the mid-to-high 30s range; while Ford has been claiming that the vehicles are capable of giving 47mpg in the city as well as on the highway.
During the course of a Wednesday meeting at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that a "seam" has been created between software and hardware with the amalgamation between the company's latest Windows 8 OS and its own branded Surface tablet.
About the company's strategy pertaining to the creation of the Surface tablet and the new Windows 8 OS version powering the device, Ballmer said that the mentioned strategic move underscored a decision which Microsoft should have taken much earlier.
In a move which marks the latest turn in the high-profile Apple-Samsung patent-infringement lawsuit, Apple has submitted a request with the US District Court in San Jose for the addition of six more Samsung devices to the case.
Apple is seeking the addition of products in its pending patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung. In another patent lawsuit which pertained to different patents, the jury had - in an August 24 ruling - asked Samsung to pay $1.05 billion in damages for violating Apple's patents.
In a Sunday announcement, bigwig networking company Cisco Systems revealed that it is acquiring the 2006-founded privately-held cloud infrastructure startup Meraki for approximately $1.2 billion.
According to the terms of the acquisition deal, which will likely be finalized in Cisco's fiscal second quarter in 2013, Meraki - which is backed by companies like Google and Sequoia Partners - will become Cisco's new Cloud Networking Group.
According to the most recent statistics revealed by research firm Gartner on Wednesday, the global smartphone arena was largely dominated by Samsung and Apple during the third quarter, while Finland-based handset-maker Nokia plunged from the third to the seventh spot in terms of smartphone sales worldwide.
As per reports, it has been reveald that Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 has been up for sales in the UK. Great hopes have been attached with both the handsets, as they can provide Nokia its long lost glory.
Moreover, it has also been said that both the phones, which are powered with Windows Phone 8 operating system, can bring Nokia back into action in smartphone market. It has been found that both the phones are available at EE on tariffs.
On Tuesday, Apple announced its much-rumored smaller tablet - the iPad Mini - which marks the company's foray into the 7-inch tablet arena; and will chiefly challenge the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets.
The iPad Mini features a 7.9-inch screen which is significantly bigger than the 7-inch screen of both the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD. However, the iPad Mini's 162 pixels per inch (ppi) resolution is lower than the 216 ppi resolution of both its closest rivals.
Verizon Wireless has recently announced that the Droid Bionic handset being sold by the carrier is being, finally, updated to the Android OS 4.0.4 `Ice Cream Sandwich' (ICS) version; with the update coming more than a year after the handset's launch.
The Android ICS update for the Droid Bionic will bring on to the handset a few noteworthy features, like a new user interface, an enhanced camera, Android Beam, and Face Unlock.
On Wednesday, top-notch Japanese automaker Toyota Motors announced the recall of 7.43 million vehicles, because of a faulty power-window switch which can lead to it overheating and even melting in extreme cases.
The sprawling recall affects over one dozen models from the models years of between 2005 and 2010, in a number of countries including US, Japan, Europe, Australia, Middle East, China and a few other Asian countries.
With its all-electric Leaf witnessing slow sales, Nissan has been - since the beginning of September - offering big discounts as well as affordable lease options to the customers interested in purchasing the car.
While the actual cost of the Leaf begins at $36,050 - inclusive of shipping charges -, Nissan is now offering the car at a $2,999 down for 32 months and $219 per month lease; thereby marking a $30 reduction from the $249 per month lease deal which was being offered by the automaker earlier this year.
Projecting problems for Intel in the next few quarters because of the increasing popularity of tablets and weakening PC market, Caris & Co. analyst Craig Ellis recently made a downward revision of his earnings approximation as well as stock price target for the chip giant.
In his Wednesday-issued reassessment, Ellis lowered his full-year earnings estimates for Intel to $2.10 per share in 2012 and to $1.92 per share in 2013; as against his earlier estimates of $2.12 per share and $2.08 per share respectively in 2012 and 2013.
On Thursday, one day ahead of the much-awaited launch of the next-generation Apple iPhone - the iPhone 5 -, Verizon Wireless revealed in an announcement that its high-speed 4G LTE network was being expanded across the Tampa region, with several rural part of Hernando County to be included in the expansion.
With the iPhone 5 to be the latest 4G LTE-capable device to hit the markets on September 21, Verizon said that its 4G LTE network is being activated at cell sites across counties like Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas.