Monthly Archives: July 2013

Nokia needs Microsoft to evolve in order for its devices to be a success

Last week Nokia reported record smartphone sales of 7.4 million Lumia devices. It still doesn't match the likes of Samsung and Apple who shipped over 70 million and over 30 million smartphones respectively in the same period. The lack of apps and software updates is a definite weak point for Nokia. In an interview with International Business Times "We are [...]

Samsung profits up by 50%

Samsung reported its net operating profit of $7 billion for Q2 of 2013, up 50 percent from a year ago, primarily led by smartphone sales. According to the research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung reached 76 million units during the quarter (up from 48.7 million last year). Samsung has also overtaken Apple as the most profitable smartphone maker. Strategy [...]

App of the week: JobLens

Nokia have released JobLens in the UK today for Nokia Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8. The app uses augmented reality to display job vacancies via your Windows Phone. It also taps into the user’s social networking profiles – including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Windows Live – to identify friends who may be able to connect [...]

Nokia’s big screen 625 becomes the newest member of the Lumia family

The big 4.7-inch screen on the Nokia Lumia 625 offers a larger view of everything that’s important to you. It’s viewable in direct sunlight and offers super-sensitive touch technology for operation with gloves. The device is 4G/LTE-ready and can deliver mobile entertainment up to 10x faster. Available in orange, yellow, bright green, white and black, the [...]

App Annie report, Investor Spotlight: Apps & Stocks – More Investment Opportunities Than You Think

App Annie has released a very thorough and interesting report focused on the app market to help investment professionals understand major market opportunities in the app economy. A few key points from the report: Over one-third of the Top 100 app publishers by gross iOS App Store and Google Play revenue in May 2013 are [...]

App of the week: colAR Mix

colAR Mix is the 3D colouring book that really brings your drawings to life. Your traditional 2D colouring pages can be turned into 3D models that literally jump off the page. Unlike any colouring experience you've had before, the app makes the things you colour come to life with animation. You do need to use colAR's [...]

Developer Economics Q3 report is out

This is the fifth report in Developer Economics research series by VisionMobile which is tracking the mobile developer economy. The report explores some of the latest trends in the mobile ecosystem, including developer Mindshare, platform prioritisation as well as multi-screen development. State of the Developer Nation examines some of the top mobile platforms, pitting the [...]