Do you purchase a device based on the hype and specifications only? Do you keep in mind the reparability factor? iFixit has published a list of reparability scores for tablets belonging to current and previous gen. Here’s all

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The next generation Samsung smartphone – Galaxy S IV is the fighter to bring down the Apple’s smartphone dominance.

A mid-march release in US is confirmed by the South Korean Tech giant. Continue reading »

Intel’s revenue from Atom series of CPUs is going down, partly due to competition from AMD and partly from phones transforming into phablets, not to mention growing popularity of tablets. Continue reading »

There are a lot of cool stuff at MWC each year, but this year, something has beaten Apple. It’s i’m Watch, a pre-emptive strike on Apple to be the first smartphone watch.

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Ubuntu, a flavor of Linux and undoubtedly one of the most loved OSes around the globe, is all set to make it’s debut on tablets. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Continue reading »

Karbonn has taken a smart move by entering the market of smartphones. With the Karbonn’s new smartphone, A12, it wishes to make a distinctive mark. Karbonn A12 is surprisingly available at a price of Rs. 7990 with online retailers. Considering the price tag, this phone is a budget smartphone in the sub-10K range.   Continue reading »

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The gradual roll-out of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update from Samsung for the international Samsung Galaxy Note has started. The update brings with it the speed that makes it at par with Galaxy Note 2. While the update is not available just yet, the company has assured update to be released in phases for all international models. Continue reading »

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The folks at ComScore compile a lot of highly interesting data on the mobile market – the latest report released looks at the top-10 most-used applications on US smartphones. Continue reading »

NFC technology is starting to be widely deployed – except for the iPhone, it is available on all other handset platforms. Sadly, so far, it was difficult to find something to test your NFC handset on – it is much like the problem of storing an impressive Galaxy Note II in a Galaxy Note II case where no one can see it.

In the inner city of Milan, a trial has now been set up by a local carrier. It allows users to use their handsets to perform the following actions:

  • Use vouchers
  • Pay for food
  • Find out about sightseeing spots

Find out more via the URL below – videos from the 3GSM can sadly not be embedded:
http://www.mobileworldlive.com/videos/feature-nfc-tour-of-milan/25883

In today’s mobile industry, a variety of monetization methods compete – when creating an application, deciding on the correct revenue generator can make or break the bank.

The analysis house Flurry has now provided us with the following graph – it shows which applications commandeer a high degree of loyalty:
 On app types, user loyalty and monetization

Of course, this also has an impact on the choice monetization methods:

On average, Quadrants I and IV (the right-hand side) are better suited to subscription and advertising-supported models. The main reason is that these apps have perceived enduring value by consumers over a long period of time, and therefore more successfully retain their user bases. For ad-supported apps, high repeat usage translates into more ad impressions served. Categories on the left-hand side, Quadrants II and III, are better suited for one-time download fees. Additionally, quadrants II and IV (top left and bottom right) are likely best for in-app purchase models. For Quadrant II, the intense usage means that consumers find very high value during a short window. This creates the opportunity to offer new content or functionality during “binge” usage. Adroit social game makers are masters at driving in-app purchases during a consumer’s greatest moment of engagement. For Quadrant IV, because the user will return again and again, there also exists the possibility to find new ways of increasing value, which includes offering add-on functionality or content for a fee.

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