Entries in 'smartphones' (29)

Sony loss estimates more than quadruple

Sony loss estimates more than quadruple

The PlayStation business may be buoyant, but significant struggles in the mobile sector are causing havoc with Sony’s financials.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
Amazon's Fire Phone has sold fewer than 35,000, report claims

Amazon's Fire Phone has sold fewer than 35,000, report claims

The newly launched Amazon phone may be off to what can only be described as a very slow start, new numbers suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 12:09PM in News
The Pokemon Trading Card Game is coming to iOS

The Pokemon Trading Card Game is coming to iOS

Nintendo may finally be about to make its long-awaited jump onto iOS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2014 at 3:23PM in News
Reports of unrest at Nintendo, claims management plotting Iwata toppling

Reports of unrest at Nintendo, claims management plotting Iwata toppling

A Japanese news site claims that Nintendo management are locked in a dispute with president Satoru Iwata over his smartphone strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2014 at 10:05AM in News

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UK mobile device sales will fall by 5m units in 2014 - report

UK mobile device sales will fall by 5m units in 2014 - report

27 million mobile phones and 12 million tablets will be sold in the UK this year - some five million devices fewer than 2013, predicts CCS Insight.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 4th 2014 at 12:54PM in News
Tablets overtake 3DS as most popular children's gaming device in UK

Tablets overtake 3DS as most popular children's gaming device in UK

The era of portable consoles may be drawing to a close.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 4:47PM in News
Amazon unveils Fire Phone

Amazon unveils Fire Phone

Amazon is getting into the smartphone market with its freshly revealed Fire Phone, the company announced this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 19th 2014 at 7:24AM in News
Mind Candy reveals a new game, and it's not Moshi Monsters

Mind Candy reveals a new game, and it's not Moshi Monsters

UK casual games giant Mind Candy is working on a new game that isn't based on its smash hit Moshi Monsters IP.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 29th 2014 at 10:59AM in News

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GameStop shifts focus from games, to close 120-130 stores

GameStop shifts focus from games, to close 120-130 stores

GameStop plans to increase its focus on “gaming-adjacent” fields while phasing out its reliance on video games, CEO Paul Raines has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 24th 2014 at 11:35PM in News
PlayStation Mobile Developer Program expands to India in May

PlayStation Mobile Developer Program expands to India in May

Sony has announced that India will be among 12 countries to be included in the PlayStation Mobile Developer Program starting May.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Apr 15th 2014 at 5:30AM in News
Sweeney: VR will be bigger than smartphones

Sweeney: VR will be bigger than smartphones

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has lofty expectations for the budding VR space, stating that he believes the technology will end up being bigger than the smartphone phenomenon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 8:09AM in News
Animal Crossing could hit non-Nintendo platforms and future home console

Animal Crossing could hit non-Nintendo platforms and future home console

Animal Crossing could not only be making a console return, but also be branching out onto non-Nintendo hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2014 at 4:16PM in News

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"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

Hedge fund manager and Nintendo share holder Seth Fischer has urged Nintendo to move into the smartphone market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 9:58AM in News
Square Enix reveals new Hitman turn-based strategy game for mobile

Square Enix reveals new Hitman turn-based strategy game for mobile

The next entry in the Hitman series will venture into the mobile space as a new strategy offering, Square Enix has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 13th 2014 at 8:55PM in News
App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

A new report says that games spending on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store overtook portable gaming last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 1:29PM in News
Smartphone switch would net Nintendo $2.7bn over next-gen lifecycle, analyst claims

Smartphone switch would net Nintendo $2.7bn over next-gen lifecycle, analyst claims

Nintendo is snubbing the chance to earn nearly $3bn in the next seven years by not bringing its IP to smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2014 at 2:12PM in News

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Nintendo refutes smartphone game claims

Nintendo refutes smartphone game claims

Mario and friends will not be appearing on smartphones in the foreseeable future, despite recent reports to the contrary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2014 at 4:12PM in News
Apple posts record iPhone and iPad sales, but is still outpaced by Samsung

Apple posts record iPhone and iPad sales, but is still outpaced by Samsung

51m iPhones and 26m iPads were sold by Apple in Q4 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2014 at 2:15PM in News
Iwata: "It's not as simple as moving Mario onto smartphones"

Iwata: "It's not as simple as moving Mario onto smartphones"

Becoming a third party publisher is not the easy answer to reversing Nintendo’s ongoing problems, president Satoru Iwata has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2014 at 3:30PM in News
PS Vita 2000 features micro USB port for smartphone chargers

PS Vita 2000 features micro USB port for smartphone chargers

The new PlayStation Vita model features a micro USB port that supports charging the handheld using standard smartphone cables.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 14th 2013 at 10:30PM in News
Study: Tablets, Smartphones hurting PC market

Study: Tablets, Smartphones hurting PC market

The worldwide PC market is in decline thanks to iOS and Android tablets, according to a new study from research firm Gartner.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 11th 2013 at 7:50AM in News
Yoshida: No question smartphones hurt handheld market

Yoshida: No question smartphones hurt handheld market

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida admits that there's “no question” smartphones have “badly hurt” handheld sales.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 3rd 2013 at 7:44AM in News
Sony's Gaikai service may stream games to TVs, PCs, mobile devices

Sony's Gaikai service may stream games to TVs, PCs, mobile devices

Playstation game streaming service Gaikai may eventually alllow users access to content on devices outside of Sony's gaming hardware, such as smartphones, tablets, computers and televisions.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 24th 2013 at 12:05AM in News
Plants vs Zombies 2 PopCap's biggest release ever, according to CEO

Plants vs Zombies 2 PopCap's biggest release ever, according to CEO

PopCap CEO Dave Roberts has dubbed the iOS launch of Plants vs Zombies 2 the company’s biggest release to date.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 20th 2013 at 3:35AM in News
Usain Bolt turns up as premium add-on in Temple Run 2

Usain Bolt turns up as premium add-on in Temple Run 2

The fastest man in the world is now available as a premium purchase in one of smartphone’s biggest games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2013 at 2:50PM in News