Entries in 'smartphones' (91)

2017 iPhone will have curved edge display, reports claim

2017 iPhone will have curved edge display, reports claim

Next month’s iPhone 7 reveal is expected to have little in the way of surprise, but 2017 sounds as if it could be a totally different story.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 2:06PM in News
Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

The mobile games industry continues to grow, with downloads far outstretching those in any other category.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 4:02PM in News
Worldwide Pokemon Go revenue passes $160m, report claims

Worldwide Pokemon Go revenue passes $160m, report claims

Niantic’s Pokemon Go has, in less than a month, surpassed $160m in global App Store and Google Play revenue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 3:23PM in News
NX will be compatible with Nintendo smartphone games, report claims

NX will be compatible with Nintendo smartphone games, report claims

Nintendo’s smartphone aspirations will in future be tied into its new console ecosystem.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2016 at 12:46PM in News

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iPhone sales fall for second consecutive quarter

iPhone sales fall for second consecutive quarter

Having declined for the first time ever in the first quarter of the year, Apple’s smartphone has repeated the feat in the company’s following quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2016 at 3:11PM in News
Pokemon Go sets Tokyo stock record, gobbles up mobile revenue share

Pokemon Go sets Tokyo stock record, gobbles up mobile revenue share

The unexpected scale of the success of Pokemon Go has claimed another record.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2016 at 11:34AM in News
Niantic calms Pokemon Go data access fears

Niantic calms Pokemon Go data access fears

Pokemon Go co-creator Niantic has said that it is not accessing iOS users’ entire Google accounts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2016 at 11:15AM in News
Pokemon Go UK release 'within a few days'

Pokemon Go UK release 'within a few days'

UK gamers may not have long to wait to get their hands on the official release of Pokemon Go.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2016 at 3:35PM in News

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UK made to wait for Pokemon Go as launch proves a massive US success

UK made to wait for Pokemon Go as launch proves a massive US success

The international rollout of Pokemon Go has been ‘paused’ while co-creator Niantic works on its server performance.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2016 at 11:08AM in News
OnePlus 3 price increased due to Brexit pound slump

OnePlus 3 price increased due to Brexit pound slump

Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has said that it is increasing the price of its upcoming OnePlus 3 as a result of the pound’s plummeting post-Brexit value.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2016 at 2:12PM in News
Earthbound creator launches 'Instagram for pets'

Earthbound creator launches 'Instagram for pets'

The lead designer of the cherished retro RPG Mother series has embarked on an entirely different project.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 8th 2016 at 12:30PM in News
Backflip and Space Ape release Transformers: Earth Wars on smartphones

Backflip and Space Ape release Transformers: Earth Wars on smartphones

Paper Toss developer Backflip and UK studio Space Ape have released a new game based on Hasbro’s lucrative Transformers IP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2016 at 4:06PM in News

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Sonic Team is killing Sonic Runners

Sonic Team is killing Sonic Runners

Sega has announced that it is closing Sonic Runners, which was the first mobile game from Sonic Team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2016 at 3:10PM in News
Miitomo decline proves downloads alone are not enough

Miitomo decline proves downloads alone are not enough

Strong week one downloads aren’t enough to guarantee long-term success for your mobile title – that’s the conclusion of a new analysis by SurveyMonkey Intelligence that looks into the launch ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 31st 2016 at 12:38PM in News
Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be free-to-play on smartphone

Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be free-to-play on smartphone

Nintendo has confirmed that its next two smartphone titles will be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2016 at 11:44AM in News
Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing smartphone games confirmed by Nintendo

Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing smartphone games confirmed by Nintendo

Nintendo’s next two smartphone titles will, as promised, be based on two of its more recognisable IP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:30AM in News

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Clash Royale could be a billion dollar franchise for Supercell

Clash Royale could be a billion dollar franchise for Supercell

Clash of Clans creator Supercell has another hit on its hands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2016 at 12:05PM in News
UPDATED: Machine Zone explains decision to spread its wings

UPDATED: Machine Zone explains decision to spread its wings

It operates one of the most successful smartphone games on the planet, but Machine Zone has decided to hunt for growth away from the games sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2016 at 1:22PM in News
Miitomo arrives in the UK this week

Miitomo arrives in the UK this week

Nintendo’s first foray into the world of smartphone gaming will be available in the UK this Thursday (March 31st).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 3:47PM in News
15 year-old MMO is making $100m a month for Shanda Games

15 year-old MMO is making $100m a month for Shanda Games

Chinese mobile games publisher Shanda Games is enjoying remarkable success from an unlikely source.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2016 at 3:33PM in News
Sony kicks off new PlayStation smartphone push

Sony kicks off new PlayStation smartphone push

PlayStation Mobile may be dead, but Sony has used its demise as a platform to kick off a brand new push to release content onto smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2016 at 12:41PM in News
Miitomo passes 1m downloads

Miitomo passes 1m downloads

Nintendo’s first foray into the world of smartphone gaming is off to a decent start.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 12:40PM in News
Digital Pokemon boardgame announced for smartphones

Digital Pokemon boardgame announced for smartphones

We already know that Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are on the way in this, the 20th anniversary year of Pokemon. But another title has now also been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2016 at 3:43PM in News
Bandai Namco releases Dark Souls inspired iOS title Slashy Souls

Bandai Namco releases Dark Souls inspired iOS title Slashy Souls

A smartphone game inspired by Dark Souls sounds like a dream come true, but Bandai Namco’s Slashy Souls is quite possible not entirely what you expected.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 29th 2016 at 3:34PM in News
Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

The market share enjoyed by Windows Phone handsets has more than halved in the last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2016 at 11:18AM in News