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Who will win the smartphone OS war?

Here at Mobile Industry Review, we like to keep on top of the latest facts and figures in terms of smartphone and mobile operating system adoption. The industry today is dominated by two major platforms: Google’s Android, and Apple’s iOS. But will there ever be a clear winner, or is is the story more complicated and uncertain? […]

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From the archives: Jan 10, 2007: “The Apple iPhone changes everything”

Given it’s been 8 years since the announcement of the very first iPhone, I decided to look back into the archives and see what I was thinking about that moment. I remember being seriously positive and I’m rather proud that unlike a lot of other publications, I recognised the device, the platform, the strategy as […]

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The outlook for Windows Phone in 2015

Windows Phone is entering a critical stage once more in 2015. Last year, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s hardware division and launched a preview of the next version of Windows. So as we anticipate Windows 10 and new Lumia devices in the near future, can Microsoft grow its market share and attract more customers to its smartphones and tablets? Windows Phone […]

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Will tablets make a comeback in 2015…?

Last year there was a lot of conjecture, and some evidence, that tablet sales were slowing. The sales figures from companies such as Apple and Samsung appear to reinforce the idea that tablets’ phenomenal growth has stagnated, but is this trend going to continue into 2015? Apple CEO Tim Cook called slowing iPad sales a “speed bump” in 2014, but […]

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Why the Apple Watch will be a hit…

When Apple teased us with a fascinating glimpse of the Apple Watch in September, it was apparent that the forthcoming device was the culmination of years of careful design and planning, with a rich set of features which would complement and enhance the iPhone. Instead of being just another smart watch that’s packed full of technology for the sake of it, Apple has aimed squarely at the fashion and […]

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The best smartphones of the past decade

Back in 2004, Android and iOS didn’t exist, Nokia was at the pinnacle of its stranglehold on the industry and the 3G network revolution had only just begun. In the past ten years we’ve witnessed the birth of the truly modern smartphone, with features that seemed like flights of fancy at the time. But today, every phone worth its salt can play videos and […]

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Android revenue: less than you might think…

Recent statistics show that even though Android has a majority share of the global smartphone market, in terms of revenue it’s not quite as successful as you may think. IDC recently published some statistics (below) that show Android is clearly “winning” in terms of the volume of smartphones shipped in 2014 with 82.3% of all handsets, and […]

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Mobiles and the environment – can we be greener?

Many of our readers no doubt intend to buy new mobiles, laptops and other gadgets this Christmas for friends and relatives – how about a new smartphone or tablet to while away the cold nights? Keeping up to date with the latest tech has become an obsession for many people, but very people give any thought to how these devices […]

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Can you run a business from a smartphone?

The demands of running a successful business may mean having to be on call 24/7, and even though laptops and desktop PCs are ubiquitous, many executives are finding they can actually run their business from a smartphone. This enables them to better support their employees and keep customers happy, while being more accessible to contacts and sales leads – ultimately creating more opportunities […]

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Should you swap your iPhone 6 for the 6 Plus?

Have you bought an iPhone 6 but wonder if you should have gone for the larger “don’t-call-it-a-phablet” 6 Plus instead? Perhaps you are holding off until you can get your hands on both devices. So do you plump for the svelte iPhone 6 or the huge display and extended battery life offered by the 6 Plus? The decision of which iPhone to choose can be hard, […]

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5000 unique mobiles online – huge fragmentation

There are now more mobile devices online than ever before – tablets, smartphones, ‘phablets’ and everything in between. With the global appetite for mobile and 4G networks rising ever faster, it’s no surprise that the range of devices being used has increased enormously. Not only are handset manufacturers churning out new devices every month, but we are also starting to see the […]

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Nokia eyes a comeback with the N1 Android tablet

Nokia caused a stir this week with the revelation that it would return to the consumer hardware business with an all-new 7.9-inch Android tablet called the N1 which, it has to be said, bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s iPad Mini – even down to the milled aluminium, rounded corners, and the appearance of the volume buttons, speakers and […]