Posts Tagged smartphones

Why Android is good – and bad – for smartphones and tablets

Google is probably the one brand Apple is keeping more than just a weather-eye on at the moment. Despite basking in the glory of its latest iPad release, is it possible the iconic brand is just keeping the home fires burning long enough to make Google cosy in the top chair? Google’s meteoric rise in […]

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Australian Android smartphone base to grow 200% this year: analyst

Google’s little green monster is set to have a bumper year in 2011. While you didn’t need to be a PhD to figure that out, local Australian telecommunications analyst firm Telsyte has put a number on the growth – 200%. In a statement today, the firm said it expected the Android smartphone market to grow […]

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IPS vs AMOLED vs SLCD – smartphone displays explained

You’ll spend most of your time looking at the display more than anything else but what are smartphone display panels made of? As with any technology, smartphone display panels are a mega business on their own. Japanese component and notebook giant Toshiba has had to brush aside rumours that Apple was planning to invest in […]

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Which are the best-value Android Prepaid smartphones in Australia?

Phone Android version Screen Resolution (pixels) Screen size (inches) Price Retailer Carrier HTC Desire HD 2.2 (Froyo) 480×800 4.3 $899 Mobicity.com.au UNLOCKED Samsung Galaxy S 2.1 (Éclair) 480×800 4.3 $787 Dick Smith, Big W UNLOCKED Acer Liquid E 2.1 (Éclair) 480×800 3.6 $699 Harvey Norman UNLOCKED Google Nexus One 2.2 (Froyo) 480×800 3.7 $699 Mobicity.com.au […]

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Smartphone market to grow 55% in 2010: analysts

In case you were in any doubt, the segment of the IT market seeing stellar growth at the moment is smartphones, despite continued down conditions in the global economy. Technology analysts IDC today upgraded their growth forecast for the segment for 2010 to 55.4%, 10% higher than previously expected. It now expects some 269.6million smartphones […]

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