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HTC's Massive Handset Warning Is An Ill Omen For BlackBerry

By Tero Kuittinen, Contributor We have seen truly awful revenue warnings from over the past 18 months – but nothing as devastating as the one the company just issued. HTC now forecasts 3Q 2013 revenues in the NT$50-60 B range, down sharply from NT$70.7 B it delivered during 2Q 2013. It’s the context that makes this forecast so chilling. HTC rolled out a brand new, redesigned flagship model HTC One during the spring quarter. The phone started rolling out in Asia and North America during the month of March. This means that HTC had ample time to ramp up the production of HTC One during the spring – and the company should be hitting peak period during the autumn quarter, with pricing power that a relatively new flagship model is supposed to possess. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

HTC's Weak Outlook Confirms A Smartphone Bloodbath Lies Ahead

By Christopher Versace, Contributor

This morning shared that it will likely deliver an operating loss for the September quarter due to rising costs and inventories as a result of intensifying smartphone competition. That combination has led HTC to forecast September quarter revenues between NT$50billion to NT$60billion compared to the NT$70.7billion it booked for the June quarter. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

HTC sees more basic smartphones as way to regain market share

HTC plans to introduce a series of mid-tier and entry-level smartphones later this year as a way to regain market share, after posting disappointing financial results in the second quarter. 

The new phones will arrive at the end of the third quarter, or early fourth quarter, HTC CEO Peter Chou said in an conference call on Tuesday. “We suffered a little bit in this mid-tier market share from the end of last year to so far, in terms of competition,” he added. “However, with this new range of mid-tier products we will address those challenges.”

HTC has struggled to lift its earnings over the past 18 months as its faced an increasingly competitive smartphone market. In response, the Taiwanese company has focused on boosting its brand name with its HTC One flagship series, along with spending more on marketing. 

During this year’s second quarter, the company’s newest HTC One handset was on sale globally. The high-end handset, priced at US$599 without carrier subsidies, gained many positive reviews. But at the end of the period, the smartphone maker still posted an 83 percent year-over-year decline in net profit.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at PCWorld

Samsung vs. HTC vs. Motorola: Which Mini Smartphone is the Best?

Android phones have been getting bigger and bigger each year, with some devices now creeping into the 6-inch range, but thankfully a few companies are bucking the trend by introducing smaller variants of their latest smartphones. Three of the largest Android manufacturers have recently announced miniature versions of their flagship devices, each of which feature a 4.3-inch display and bear the the “Mini” moniker.

With the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, HTC One Mini, and Motorola Droid Mini all available to consumers this year, those looking for an Android device that will fit in their pockets with room to spare have plenty of options. Let’s take a closer look at the three new munchkins of the Android family and see how they compare to each other and their full-sized counterparts.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Tech

Buy Latest Mobile Phone at www.phoneconnectionslimited.co.uk

By alomokelvin

Phone Connections Limited is all about mobile phones. We markets phones under several brands, including Apple, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony Ericsson LG, Motorola as well as other brands. The company offers more than 10 unique items, including Laptops, Mobile Phones, Video Games Console, Plasma & amp; LCD TV, MP3 & amp; MP4 Players, Digital Cameras, DVD Players and its products are distributed from nine centers in the UK and US

We Ship all product bought from us Via FedEx Express, UPS, EMS and DHL. The estimated delivery is 24/48 depending on your location. Also all products comes with a 12 months international warranty and a 90days money return back policy in case problem occurs to the product.

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Apple iPad:
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Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + 4G 32GB £300
Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB £258

Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 64GB £300
Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 32GB £258
Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB £225

Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB £245
Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 32GB £235
Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB £255

Apple iPhone:
Apple iPhone 5 64GB £373
Apple iPhone 5 32GB £322
Apple iPhone 5 16GB £300

Apple iPhone 4S 64GB £225
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB £192
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB £180
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BlackBerry:
BlackBerry Porsche Design P-9981 £483
BlackBerry Q10 £323
blackberry z10 (latest model) £300
BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook £193
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Samsung:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Unlocked £323
Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 £257
Samsung Rex 80 S5222R £149
Samsung Rex 70 S3802 £129
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HTC:
HTC One Smartphone 32GB £258
HTC Panache £232
HTC Z321e J Unlocked £225
HTC Windows Phone 8X £206
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Nokia:
Nokia Lumia 920 £195
nokia-lumia-820 £161
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Sony Ericsson:
Sony Xperia Z C6603 Unlocked £290
Sony Xperia ZL C6502 (Unlocked) £258
Sony Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi £270
Sony Xperia SP £195
Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE £225
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LG Phones:
LG Optimus G Pro Smartphone £290
Lg Optimus VU II F200 £258
LG Optimus G E975 LTE 32GB £206
LG Optimus L7 II Dual P715 £194
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Motorola phones:
Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx £174
Motorola Xoom Tablet £151
Motorola DROID BIONIC £128

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HTC Begins Major Reorgnization, Adds "Emerging Devices" Unit, Looks To Move Focus from US Market

By Matt Hickey, Contributor

HTC has had an interesting few years. In 2005, they were a profitable company that made OEM handsets that carriers could brand themselves – AT&T could sell an HTC with a boring model number – say, the HTC 89403 – re-branded as something like the “AT&T Pocket PC Phone Super Awesome, OK!”  They were boring phones for boring corporate customers, but they were state of the art at the time. Then the iPhone came along and broke an unwritten rule that the carriers were in charge of the end products they were selling. Just like that, HTC started using their own brand and was quite successful. But lately it’s been struggling, with the much-talked about HTC First, called the “Facebook Phone,” launching to crickets and several top US executives leaving the company. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Ramadan Promo! Buy 2 Get 1 Free: Applies to all products

By alomokelvin

Phone Connections Limited is all about mobile phones. We markets phones under several brands, including Apple, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony Ericsson LG, Motorola as well as other brands. The company offers more than 10 unique items, including Laptops, Mobile Phones, Video Games Console, Plasma & amp; LCD TV, MP3 & amp; MP4 Players, Digital Cameras, DVD Players and its products are distributed from nine centers in the UK and US

We Ship all product bought from us Via FedEx Express, UPS, EMS and DHL. The estimated delivery is 24/48 depending on your location. Also all products comes with a 12 months international warranty and a 90days money return back policy in case problem occurs to the product.

Order from us today and save 10% or more on all your order as we offer buy 2 Unit Get 1 free promo!

===ON GOING PROMO
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Contact Name:
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Contact Email:
buy@phoneconnectionslimited.co.uk

Skype ID: phone.connections1

Website: Phone-Connections-Limited
===========
PRODUCT PRICE LIST:

Apple iPad:
Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB £322
Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + 4G 32GB £300
Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB £258

Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 64GB £300
Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 32GB £258
Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB £225

Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB £245
Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 32GB £235
Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB £255

Apple iPhone:
Apple iPhone 5 64GB £373
Apple iPhone 5 32GB £322
Apple iPhone 5 16GB £300

Apple iPhone 4S 64GB £225
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB £192
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB £180
==============

BlackBerry:
BlackBerry Porsche Design P-9981 £483
BlackBerry Q10 £323
blackberry z10 (latest model) £300
BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook £193
==============

Samsung:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Unlocked £323
Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 £257
Samsung Rex 80 S5222R £149
Samsung Rex 70 S3802 £129
===============

HTC:
HTC One Smartphone 32GB £258
HTC Panache £232
HTC Z321e J Unlocked £225
HTC Windows Phone 8X £206
=============

Nokia:
Nokia Lumia 920 £195
nokia-lumia-820 £161
==============

Sony Ericsson:
Sony Xperia Z C6603 Unlocked £290
Sony Xperia ZL C6502 (Unlocked) £258
Sony Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi £270
Sony Xperia SP £195
Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE £225
==============

LG Phones:
LG Optimus G Pro Smartphone £290
Lg Optimus VU II F200 £258
LG Optimus G E975 LTE 32GB £206
LG Optimus L7 II Dual P715 £194
=============

Motorola phones:
Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx £174
Motorola Xoom Tablet £151
Motorola DROID BIONIC £128

**********************************
ONLY SERIOUS BUYER SHOULD CONTACT US

Contact Name:
Garry McBennet

Contact Email:
buy@phoneconnectionslimited.co.uk

Skype ID: phone.connections1

Website: Phone-Connections-Limited

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Copyright ©2013, PHONE CONNECTIONS LIMITED®.

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Source: DoItYourself.com

For Sale: Brand New Unlocked Apple iPhone 5 64GB £373, BlackBerry Q10 £323

By alomokelvin

Phone Connections Limited is all about mobile phones. We markets phones under several brands, including Apple, Samsung, Nokia, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony Ericsson LG, Motorola as well as other brands. The company offers more than 10 unique items, including Laptops, Mobile Phones, Video Games Console, Plasma & amp; LCD TV, MP3 & amp; MP4 Players, Digital Cameras, DVD Players and its products are distributed from nine centers in the UK and US

We Ship all product bought from us Via FedEx Express, UPS, EMS and DHL. The estimated delivery is 24/48 depending on your location. Also all products comes with a 12 months international warranty and a 90days money return back policy in case problem occurs to the product.

Order from us today and save 10% or more on all your order as we offer buy 2 Unit Get 1 free promo!

===ON GOING PROMO
BUY 2 UNITS & GET 1 UNIT FREE.
BUY 5 UNITS & GET 2 UNITS FREE including shipping.
===

Contact Name:
Garry McBennet

Contact Email:
buy@phoneconnectionslimited.co.uk

Skype ID: phone.connections1

Website: Phone-Connections-Limited
===========
PRODUCT PRICE LIST:

Apple iPad:
Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB £322
Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + 4G 32GB £300
Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB £258

Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 64GB £300
Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 32GB £258
Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB £225

Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB £245
Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 32GB £235
Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB £255

Apple iPhone:
Apple iPhone 5 64GB £373
Apple iPhone 5 32GB £322
Apple iPhone 5 16GB £300

Apple iPhone 4S 64GB £225
Apple iPhone 4S 32GB £192
Apple iPhone 4S 16GB £180
==============

BlackBerry:
BlackBerry Porsche Design P-9981 £483
BlackBerry Q10 £323
blackberry z10 (latest model) £300
BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook £193
==============

Samsung:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Unlocked £323
Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 £257
Samsung Rex 80 S5222R £149
Samsung Rex 70 S3802 £129
===============

HTC:
HTC One Smartphone 32GB £258
HTC Panache £232
HTC Z321e J Unlocked £225
HTC Windows Phone 8X £206
=============

Nokia:
Nokia Lumia 920 £195
nokia-lumia-820 £161
==============

Sony Ericsson:
Sony Xperia Z C6603 Unlocked £290
Sony Xperia ZL C6502 (Unlocked) £258
Sony Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi £270
Sony Xperia SP £195
Sony Xperia Tablet Z LTE £225
==============

LG Phones:
LG Optimus G Pro Smartphone £290
Lg Optimus VU II F200 £258
LG Optimus G E975 LTE 32GB £206
LG Optimus L7 II Dual P715 £194
=============

Motorola phones:
Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx £174
Motorola Xoom Tablet £151
Motorola DROID BIONIC £128

**********************************
ONLY SERIOUS BUYER SHOULD CONTACT US

Contact Name:
Garry McBennet

Contact Email:
buy@phoneconnectionslimited.co.uk

Skype ID: phone.connections1

Website: Phone-Connections-Limited

_________________________________
Copyright ©2013, PHONE CONNECTIONS LIMITED®.

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Source: DoItYourself.com

We Almost Had The Perfect Android Phone, But A Miss Is As Good As A Mile

By Sharif Sakr, Contributor

This could have been a huge week for smartphone users, and for Android in particular. HTC unveiled the highly anticipated One Mini, which sounds like it ought to be a smaller version of the original (and amazing) HTC One. That assumption, however, turned out to be horribly misguided — and it was all HTC’s fault, not ours. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

HTC adds HTC One Mini, with 4.3-inch screen, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor

HTC has finally unveiled its much-rumored “HTC One mini” handset, and will bring the compact version of its flagship smartphone to select markets as soon as August.

The new handset boasts a similar design as the HTC One, but has slightly lower hardware specs. The mini has a smaller 4.3-inch display, with a screen resolution of 720p instead of 1080p. The phone’s processor is also slower, and packs a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, instead of the quad-core 1.7 GHz chip found in the HTC One.

Pictures of the mini also showed it having larger borders on its edges. It uses the same “UltraPixel” camera and HTC Sense user interface as the HTC One. Color options are silver or black.

HTC declined to provide further details on the device and its pricing, but it will be available globally in September.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at PCWorld

How to Get Beats Audio on Your Nexus 7 and Take Your Music to Another Level

BEATS by Dr. Dre started making their studio-style headphones and speakers over four years ago, which help listeners actually “hear” music as it was intended by the artists, since normal everyday headphones and earbuds are known for producing lackluster results. But you can only go so far with Beats Audio headphones, since your computers and mobile devices weren’t built to take advantage of high quality audio equipment.

That’s one reason HTC decided to purchase a majority stake in Beats Audio, so they could compete better with other smartphone manufacturers by offering high-quality sound… more

From: http://nexus7.wonderhowto.com/how-to/get-beats-audio-your-nexus-7-and-take-your-music-another-level-0146448/

Taiwan Warily Eyes Spread Of H7N9 In Mainland China

By Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff

Taiwan, the high-tech manufacturing hub that is home to globally important tech businesses such as TSMC, HTC and numerous Apple suppliers, is located only about 100 miles from the shore of mainland China, where the spread of new and deadly H7N9 bird flu has brought concerns about public health.  What’s the view of H7N9’s risks in Taiwan, and how is it affecting businesses?   

From: http://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2013/04/18/taiwan-warily-eyes-spread-of-h7n9-in-mainland-china/

Did Microsoft Just Shoot Down a Surface Phone?

By Evan Niu, CFA, The Motley Fool

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Following a big, bold bet on first-party tablets, a Surface Phone simply seems inevitable. If it is pursuing such a device, Microsoft is playing it close to the chest. At AllThingsD’s Dive Into Mobile conference earlier this week, Windows Phone exec Terry Myerson downplayed the idea of the software giant jumping directly into the smartphone hardware ring.

Myerson said the only reason the company would do so would be if current hardware partners like Nokia or HTC weren’t providing an experience in line with Microsoft’s standards. Nokia’s been a “great partner” thus far, according to the exec, and he’s happy with the Windows Phones that Nokia has in its pipeline.

Still, just because Microsoft may not need to get into smartphone hardware yet doesn’t mean it’s not prepared to. In November, The Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft was exploring first-party smartphone designs with Asian component suppliers. Preliminary steps, but steps nonetheless.

Steve Ballmer has made it quite clear that Microsoft’s future is becoming a devices-and-services company, which is hard to do without more devices. Ballmer also specifically said that Microsoft would “obviously” jump into other hardware markets if there were “opportunities to set a new standard.”

In tablets, Surface RT launched alongside Windows 8, so Microsoft didn’t really even give OEMs a chance to prove themselves before the company stepped up. In smartphones, Nokia is the dominant seller of Windows Phones, selling nearly three-quarters of all smartphones on that platform in the fourth quarter.

Nokia has even acknowledged the inherent risk, even if CEO Stephen Elop has said Microsoft’s entry could serve as a “stimulant” for the platform. For example, this is listed as a risk factor in Nokia’s most recent annual report:

Microsoft may make strategic decisions or changes that may be detrimental to us. For example, in addition to the Surface tablet, Microsoft may broaden its strategy to sell other mobile devices under its own brand, including smartphones. This could lead Microsoft to focus more on their own devices and less on mobile devices of other manufacturers that operate on the Windows Phone platform, including Nokia.

I interpret Myerson’s comments as indications that Microsoft isn’t planning on pulling the smartphone trigger anytime soon (a 7-inch Surface is more pressing), but that doesn’t mean it can’t be locked and loaded should the need arise.

It’s been a frustrating path for Microsoft investors, who’ve watched the company fail to capitalize on the incredible growth in mobile over the past decade. However, with the release of its own tablet, along with the widely anticipated Windows 8 operating system, the company is looking to make a splash in this booming market. In this brand-new premium report on Microsoft, our analyst explains that while the opportunity is huge, the challenges are many. He’s also providing regular updates as key events occur, so make sure to claim a copy of this report now by clicking here.

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/17/did-microsoft-just-shoot-down-a-surface-phone/

Facebook readies iOS app update featuring 'Chat Heads' messaging

Chat Heads, the buzzy messaging feature released as part of Facebook’s Home software for Android-based smartphones, is now coming to the iPhone and iPad.

The app, which is designed to let users chat with their friends even while they are doing other things on their phone, will launch on the iPhone and iPad later on Tuesday as part of an update to Facebook’s apps on those devices, the company said.

Home is a family of apps that Facebook made available for Android-equipped smartphones last week in the Google Play Store. The product isn’t an operating system, but it sits on top of the Android OS and is intended to add a range of social features to people’s phones. Currently, the product works on several different phones made by HTC and Samsung.

Home essentially Facebook-ifies people’s smartphones. One of its most striking features is Cover Feed, which replaces the traditional home and lock screen on the phone with the user’s News Feed, so the first thing people see when they pick up their phone are photos and posts from their friends.

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From: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2034839/facebook-readies-ios-app-update-featuring-chat-heads-messaging.html#tk.rss_all

Microsoft is making a mistake by passing on a Surface Phone

Microsoft may, repeat may, be whipping up a smartwatch, but according to the company’s Windows Phone honcho, a self-made Surface smartphone isn’t in the cards quite yet.

Speaking at the AllThingsD Dive into Mobile conference, vice president Terry Myerson said flat-out that he doesn’t see a reason for Microsoft to muck up the Windows Phone waters, The Verge reports.

“It would have to be something where Nokia or HTC was not providing the consumer experience we think is possible with our platform,” he said when asked about a possible Surface smartphone. He went on to say he’s “incredibly proud of the work [Nokia’s] done.”

Seeing Nokia and HTC successful with their Windows Phones… and, you know, Huawei… that’s important right now,” Myerson continued. Long-time platform dollars before short-term Surface cents seems to be the mantra at Microsoft, at least for today.

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From: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2034758/microsoft-is-making-a-mistake-by-passing-on-a-surface-phone.html#tk.rss_all

Windows Blue Rumored to be the Return of the Start Button

Microsoft’s next update to its flagship operating system is codenamed “Windows Blue,” or “Windows 8.1,” and is anticipated for release later this year. Rumors began circulating today that Windows Blue will reintroduce the classic Start Button that every version of the OS prior to Windows 8 featured.

With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft gambled on a drastically altered interface. The tiled start screen of Windows 8 is optimized for touchscreens, a response to the proliferation of mobile devices and the decline in desktop PC sales. Since the release of Windows 8, dozens of smartphones and tablets carrying the OS have been launched, including models from HTC, Samsung, and Nokia. Backed by cutting-edge hardware including Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, these Windows 8 mobile devices have gained market share over the past months, particularly in some international markets.Supposedly, Windows Blue will offer a dual-boot-up option, where one can bypass the Windows 8 tiled interface and go directly to the Start Button homescreen that legacy Windows users are more familiar with. If this ends up being the case, this update may be particularly attractive to enterprise users or others who aren’t typically using Windows on touchscreen devices.

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From: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2034761/windows-blue-rumored-to-be-the-return-of-the-start-button.html#tk.rss_all

Backlash Against HTC Viral Video Reveals Important Truth About Marketing

By Sharif Sakr, Contributor

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Something is going on inside HTC‘s marketing department. First, it commissioned a brave four-minute comedy skit, designed partly to promote the company’s latest flagship phone and partly to introduce a fresher, bolder image to the public. Then, within a couple of days of the clip being published, it was deliberately pulled off the Internet — and HTC has since been uncharacteristically reluctant to talk to journalists who want to know what happened to it.

From: http://www.forbes.com/sites/sharifsakr/2013/04/16/backlash-against-htc-viral-video-reveals-important-truth-about-marketing/