Entries in 'smartphones' (68)

Iwata: Wii U could be just one game away from reversing fortunes

Iwata: Wii U could be just one game away from reversing fortunes

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that one big hit could still be enough to cause Wii U sales to rocket.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2015 at 10:16AM in News
Candy Crush Saga players are spending less

Candy Crush Saga players are spending less

Spending on Candy Crush Saga is in decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 2:20PM in News
Iwata: Wii U still has considerable room for growth, teases Mii smartphone app

Iwata: Wii U still has considerable room for growth, teases Mii smartphone app

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has maintained his staunch support for Wii U, arguing that the machine’s best days are ahead of it, particularly in the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 10:51AM in News
Forget Mario on smartphones - Iwata wants smartphone games on Nintendo

Forget Mario on smartphones - Iwata wants smartphone games on Nintendo

The calls for Nintendo to release its games on smartphone may seem relentless, but it seems like the platform holder has other plans. Polar opposite plans, in fact.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2015 at 12:26PM in News

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Big Hero 6 iOS game has a £49.99 IAP

Big Hero 6 iOS game has a £49.99 IAP

Disney has gone big on the charges for the in-app purchases in the smartphone spin-off game for Big Hero 6.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:54PM in News
1m daily active users for smartphone hit Best Fiends

1m daily active users for smartphone hit Best Fiends

More than one million daily active users are playing new Finnish studio Seriously’s debut mobile game Best Fiends.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 3:11PM in News
Sega cutting 300 jobs as it prepares for digital, non-console future

Sega cutting 300 jobs as it prepares for digital, non-console future

Around 300 staff are to be offered early retirement following plans to completely restructure Sega’s business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 9:32AM in News
Chen argues that net neutrality should force Apple to make Blackberry apps

Chen argues that net neutrality should force Apple to make Blackberry apps

Blackberry CEO John Chen has tried to argue that President Obama’s recent net neutrality rulings should have wider implications for the technology sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 2:47PM in News

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Chorus is localising The Room for Asian markets

Chorus is localising The Room for Asian markets

Publisher Chorus is bringing localised version of a number of titles to the Asian mobile market, including smartphone hit The Room.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 11:50AM in News
Crossy Road hops onto Google Play store

Crossy Road hops onto Google Play store

Smartphone hit Crossy Road is now available to download via the Google Play Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2015 at 3:21PM in News
Ustwo: Premium games are not dead

Ustwo: Premium games are not dead

The maker of smartphone hit Monument Valley has said that premium gaming lives on, despite the pressures of free-to-play and piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 3:24PM in News
Operators sign up to service that installs apps AFTER you've purchased the phone

Operators sign up to service that installs apps AFTER you've purchased the phone

The bloatware that ships pre-installed on phones could be about to get a whole lot worse.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 4:04PM in News

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Samsung to 'fundamentally reform smartphone portfolio'

Samsung to 'fundamentally reform smartphone portfolio'

Sales of Samsung’s smartphones have fallen to their lowest point in over three years, forcing the market leader to order a total revamp of its operations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2014 at 1:22PM in News
'Smartphones are not designed to be put in your pocket'

'Smartphones are not designed to be put in your pocket'

The controversy surrounding Apple’s allegedly bendy iPhone 6 Plus is unfounded due to the design of modern smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2014 at 4:12PM in News
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

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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
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
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