Month: October 2012

Samsung is the New World Leader in Mobile Phone Market

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Finally, Samsung has got the first position in both mobile phone and smartphone markets in the first quarter of 2012, according to the report published by IDC on May 1, 2012. These are some interesting figures:

Total Mobile Phone Market (Q1, 2012)

1. Samsung : 23.5% share, 93.8 million units sold, +35.4% increase (year-over-year change)
2. Nokia : 20.8% share, 82.7 million units sold, -23.8% decrease (year-over-year change)
3.   Apple : 8.8% share, 35.1 million units sold, +88.4% increase (year-over-year change)
4.   ZTE : 4.8% share, 19.1 million units sold, +27.0% increase (year-over-year change)
5.   LG : 3.4% share, 13.7 million units sold, -44.1% decrease (year-over-year change)

Smartphone Market (Q1, 2012)

1. Samsung : 29.1% share, 42.2 million units sold, +267% increase (year-over-year change)
2. Apple : 24.2% share, 35.1 million units sold, +88.7% increase (year-over-year change)
3.   Nokia : 8.2% share, 11.9 million units sold, -50.8% decrease (year-over-year change)
4.   RIM : 6.7% share, 9.7 million units sold, -29.7% decrease (year-over-year change)
5.   HTC : 4.8% share, 6.9 million units sold, -23.3% decrease (year-over-year change)

Nokia is consistantly losing their share in mobile phone and smartphone markets. Samsung has gained a huge advantage due to their Android based smartphones and tookover the first position from Apple in the smartphone market and Nokia in the total mobile phone market.

Comments from the readers will be welcomed

Qmobile Noir A5 – A comprehensive review

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On May 12 this year, QMobile launched Android smartphone mobiles “Noir A2” and “NoirA5” to Pakistani market.

There is an interesting pattern of criticism against Qmobile Noir A5 from those people who have never used this mobile before. May be because they are the traditional fanboy of other mobile companies. I have written a comprehensive review about Qmobile Noir A5 which will create a clear picture about its capabilities.

Please read the detailed review of “Qmobile Noir A5”  published on June 29, 2012. These are some important points of this review:

►  Dual SIM, dual standby mobile
►  3.75 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (Multi-touch feature)
► HVGA display screen resolution (320 x 480 pixels)
► Maximum 9 homescreen panes with easy switching
► 650 Mhz single core processor, ARM v6
► Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) with QAPPS support
► Android Market support (automatically upgradable to Google Play Store)
► Internal Memory : 156 MB
► RAM : 150 MB (Android booster application displays 212 MB RAM)
► Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wifi Direct, Tethering and portable hotspot
► GPRS Class 12, EDGE Class 12
► 3G : Not supported
► GPS with A-GPS connectivity
► 5 MP back camera with flash light, geo-tagging, face detection
► 1.3 MP front video call camera
► 480p video recording @ 29 fps
► MicroUSB 2.0 port (charging) and stereo bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support
► MicroSD slot (supported upto 32 GB), 4GB memory card included
► Standard 3.5 mm audio jack support
► Sensors: Motion, Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass
► Stereo FM Radio with RDS feature
► Good PC Suite software (with driver installation CD)
► Video chat support via wifi network (on Yahoo Messenger and Tango)
► Audio chat support via wifi network (on Skype)
► Social media Integration (Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger, MSN talk, Gtalk, ebuddy, Google Maps, Latitude, Places, Navigation etc)
► AccuWeather widget, Azan Alarm, Android Booster, Angry Birds and Talking Tom pre-installed
► 1300 mAh Lithium ion standard battery, approx 6 hrs talk time, 10 hrs music play.

Your valuable comments will be welcomed.