By: Next Communications May 15, 2014 In: HTC, Industry News, Uncategorized

HTC has just taken the wraps off of the One Mini 2. The successor of the One Mini has grown in size and features a much more polished design. Featuring a compact, yet generous 4.5” HD display, HTC Sense™ 6 with HTC BlinkFeed™ and an impressive 5MP front-facing camera,...

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By: Next Communications May 13, 2014 In: Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Motorola, Uncategorized

The new Motorola Moto E is an entry-level, low-price Android smartphone aimed squarely at first-time smartphone buyers. The device comes with a 4.3-inch display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM. Also included is 4GB internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP rear camera and 1980mAh battery. The device will run the...

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By: Next Communications May 02, 2014 In: Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Nokia, Uncategorized

The Nokia Lumia 520 is the highest selling Windows device on the planet, and now it can be credited with taking a bullet fired at a police officer in  Brazil. According to Globo, the unnamed police officer in San Paolo was off-duty when he was fired upon by two criminals who had...

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By: Next Communications May 01, 2014 In: Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Uncategorized

Research firm IDC has released its quarterly global smartphone sales figures for Q1 2014, which indicate that Samsung shipped more phones than Apple (43.7m), Huawei (13.7m), Lenovo (12.9m) and LG (12.3m) combined. These figures show no evidence of Samsung’s global lead evaporating anytime soon. Numbers published for the first...

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By: Next Communications April 30, 2014 In: Apple, Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Samsung, Uncategorized

We have a non technical look at the “Hero” devices from the top two manufacturers to attempt to remove the marketing and branding gloss and look at what is “under the hood” Appearance The Samsung is still a “plastic” device which is perhaps not as sharp and engineered as the...

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By: Next Communications April 29, 2014 In: Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Samsung, Uncategorized

Even though smartphone cameras have improved a lot over the years, there’s one feature that “real” cameras still hold over them: an optical zoom. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom was Samsung’s first attempt at an optical zoom-equipped smartphone, but widely criticised due to its bulkyness. So Samsung have announced...

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By: Next Communications April 28, 2014 In: Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Nokia, Uncategorized, Windows

Six months ago Nokia and Microsoft announced plans to bring the Nokia Devices and Services business into the Microsoft family. Today, Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia’s mobile phone business for £4.5bn. The sale will see the end of production of mobile phones by Nokia. Former Nokia chief executive...

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By: Next Communications April 28, 2014 In: Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Nokia, Uncategorized, Windows

Microsoft has released a preview version of its Remote Desktop Connection app for Windows Phone 8.1, enabling you to connect to a Windows PC remotely from your mobile device, following in the wake of Microsoft’s Remote Desktop apps for iOS, Android and OS X. “With the Microsoft Remote Desktop...

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By: Next Communications April 28, 2014 In: Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Tablets, Uncategorized

OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is the one place for everything in your life. Easily store and share photos, videos, documents, and more. When you upload photos or videos from your Windows Phone to OneDrive, you can get to them when you’re on your PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. You can...

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By: Next Communications April 23, 2014 In: Industry News, Mobile Handsets, Uncategorized, Windows

This is a great new tool for Windows Mobile 8. It allows you to make presentations using Word; Excel and Powerpoint while having complete control of the document from your mobile phone. A really useful feature is the ability to see a thumbnail of the current screen and a preview of...

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