Motorola to launch eight smartphones by Christmas

As more and more rumours surface about the competitive world of smartphones, telecommunications company Motorola may just throw everyone off course by launching not one, but eight smartphones in the run up to Christmas!According to a report from PhoneArena, the eight devices will be : DROID, DROID Maxx, DROID Turbo, Moto S, Moto G, Moto X+1, Moto X Play, and the Nexus.Some of the reported…

iPhone 6 may have ‘largest resolution yet’

As the rumoured release date for the iPhone 6 looms closer, there have been murmurings that Apple’s newest smartphone will be its highest-resolution yet.Not only will Apple (supposedly) be releasing two variations of the smartphone, with the iPhone 6 at 4.7 inches, and the iPhone 6L at 5.5 inches, but the larger screens will match with its greater resolutions of 828 x 1472, or even,…

Release date confirmed for Nokia Lumia 530

Software giant Microsoft has announced that the Nokia Lumia 530 will go on sale to the public on Thursday September 4th.The Windows Phone 8.1 handset has a 4-inch 854 x 480 LCD touchscreen display and will be available in green, white, orange and dark grey at a retail cost of £60.Although there aren’t many changes from its predecessor, the Lumia 520, Nokia’s new release will…

The smartphone celebrates 20 years

August 16th marked the 20th anniversary of the world’s first smartphone, the IBM Simon. It went on sale to the public in 1994, three years before the term ‘smartphone’ was even coined.Although the technology that modern day smartphones, such as the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S5 feature, was not available in the 1990s, the IBM Simon did add a number of computing features alongside being…

iPhone 6 to have a sapphire display?

Rumours surrounding Apple’s new iPhone 6 are continuing to increase in number and it has now been suggested that the company may be looking to feature a synthetic sapphire display.Although the release date still has to be confirmed, with speculation growing that it will be early September, The Wall Street Journal reported that the smartphone giant plans to use the sapphire display in the higher-end…

Samsung launches the new Galaxy Alpha

Mobile giant Samsung has announced that it is launching its new smartphone, the Galaxy Alpha.The device will be Samsung’s first metal-framed smartphone, similar to that of the iPhone, which will surely be a welcomed addition following criticism of the company’s usual plastic-framed phones. However, it is important to note that it is only the frame which is metal, the back of the Galaxy Alpha will…

Motorola turns around with impressive sales

Following previous poor performances, telecommunications company Motorola has made an impressive comeback following its recent acquisition by Lenovo. ABI Research concluded that in the second quarter of 2014, Motorola sold 8.6 million smartphones - a 2.1 million increase from the first quarter which stood at 6.5 million. Although these figures don’t stand Motorola alongside the most popular smartphone companies, such as Apple and Samsung, they…

No surprises with HTC One M8 for Windows

Newly leaked information about the HTC One M8 for Windows 8.1 smartphone suggests that aside from running with the Windows operating system, not much else will change.The specification, which was acquired by Windows Phone Central, shows that the HTC One M8 for Windows 8.1 is similar to that of the existing HTC One M8 for Android. Users can expect a five-inch full HD Super-AMOLED display,…