Motorola Mobility. After snatching the company and all their patents up last year for about $12.5 billion we've been waiting to see some actual results from the purchase. Back in May the deal was finalized and they replaced the CEO with their own Dennis Woodside, and today another Googler is taking on VP of Products.
NASA. A few weeks back, it landed the Curiosity rover on the surface Mars, and it announced earlier this week that we'll be going back to Mars in 2016 - this time to find out how the Red Planet evolved. But NASA's upcoming plans don't all have something to do with Mars as some of them, like PhoneSat, will be playing out much closer to home.
HTC is currently going through some financial difficulties, it has made a $35.4 million investment in Magnet Systems. The investment in the US-based start-up is also apparently bringing a shift in strategy for HTC, as it will likely begin to focus on the enterprise market after this deal. The investment was revealed in Taiwan Stock Exchange filing made by HTC.
Samsung is gearing up to unleash a new smartphone on the world, and if you don't have a Galaxy S III yet, this one might be worth a look. Dubbed the Samsung GALAXY S DUOS, this new phone features some solid specs, but also brings dual-SIM capabilities to the table. While the phone itself is nothing to scoff at, it's that dual-SIM functionality you'll want to pay attention to.
Galaxy S III, as UK retailer Clove has given it an October release window. Of course, we don't have a solid release date yet, but with Clove saying that it'll be out in October, we're closer than ever to locking one down. Aside from the new black color, this version of the Galaxy S III also comes with a pretty major improvement: there's reportedly a variation that comes with 64GB of storage, something the international version of the phone lacks.
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q was undergoing a name change, but today we may have just received confirmation. TmoNews has unearthed some Samsung training documents that show the Galaxy S Blaze Q, but this time around it has a different name: the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G. It would appear that the Blaze Q has indeed been re-branded, but Samsung has yet to make an official announcement on the switch.
We previously heard that the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE might be launching on August 19, and today the company confirmed it. The Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE will be available starting on Sunday, August 19, and will set you back $200. Of course, that $200 price tag requires a two-year contract with your carrier, so be prepared to sign one of those if you want the PHOTON Q for that price.
Google's new Handwrite search might just be what you're looking for. Google has officially rolled out the beta for its new Handwrite search functionality, and it allows you to write your search term with your finger instead of typing it into the search field. As with regular Google Search, you can write-in only a partial phrase and then pick from a list of common search terms, which should come in handy when using Handwrite on a smaller screen, such as a smartphone.
now AT&T, smartphones and tablets are making a lot of people filthy rich. AT&T sold a whopping 5.1 million smartphones in Q2 of its fiscal year, with 61.9% of its postpaid subscribers using a smartphone. That 61.9% figure jibes quite well with what we've been hearing from Nielsen lately, which says that in Q2, 2 out of every 3 people who purchased a phone went with a smartphone over a feature phone.
Samsung's latest in the Galaxy S line has unsurprisingly proven to be quite popular with smartphone owners out there, with the company claiming that total sales of the Galaxy S III to date have climbed past 10 million. The phone is hitting that sales milestone ahead of expectations, thanks in no small part the massive marketing campaign Samsung has rolled out to hype the new handset. What makes this even more impressive is that the Galaxy S III has only been available in Europe and Asia since the end of May, with North American carriers first getting the phone only last month.