Handsets articles

Mobile payments to top $1 billion in the US this year

Mobile payments in the US are forecasted to surpass $1 billion by the end of the year according to market research firm eMarketer. Spending will more than double compared to last year’s $539 million despite the fact that mobile wallets…

Samsung is planning to ship a half billion phones in 2013

A new report from The Korea Times points out that Samsung plans to increase handset shipments by 20 percent next year following a record-setting 2012. In total, the Korean electronics giant wants to move some 510 million phones in 2013,…

T-Mobile, Verizon Android 4.0 upgrade schedules leaked

Some Verizon and T-Mobile device owners will be pleased to hear that Ice Cream Sandwich may be making its way to their subsidized smartphone or tablet. Please bear in mind these are rumors and haven't been officially confirmed. ICS, or…

Samsung, RIM sued over emoticon display patent :-(

Described as "pictorial representations of an expression or a person's mood", emoticons are widely used amongst habitual texters. Unfortunately for Samsung, Research In Motion and possibly others, Varia Holdings claims they own a patent which would prevent companies from providing a…