Samsung planning to sell 320 million smartphones in 2018, foldable phone in development

Samsung plans to sell as many smartphones in 2018 as it did in 2017: some 320 million phones. The information comes from Korean publication The Investor which cites leaked Samsung projections to suppliers.
With 320 million smartphones sold in 2018, Samsung will keep sales flat and the reason for this lack of growth is a saturated phone market, according to leaked information from the company.
Here are Samsung’s sales projections for 2018 by different types of devices:
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Apple is planning on adding a rear-facing 3D-scanning camera for the 2019 iPhone models

Currently, Apple offers 3D-sensing only on the front-facing TrueDepth Camera found on the Apple iPhone X. There is speculation that all three of Apple’s 2018 releases will include the front-facing TrueDepth camera along with next year’s iPad Plus. But a report published today indicates that by 2019, Apple has plans to offer 3D-sensing on the rear-facing iPhone camera as well. And the company is working on new technology that would be used instead of the currently employed dot projector that uses 30,000 laser dots to map a face.

The system being worked on for the rear-facing 3D-sensing …

Note 7 class action lawsuit dismissed, ambulance chasers planning an appeal

Back until this past April, Samsung was still offering an exchange program for its fiery Note 7 phablet, refunding those who returned their handsets, or offering replacements like the S7 edge plus some extra change. Fair and square, one would think. Needless to say, though, some folks got organized in a class action lawsuit against Samsung, claiming that its refund or replace program was not enough to compensate for the inconvenience of visiting a service center on their own dime and time. 
They were searching for a grand total of 935 million …

7 wedding apps that will make planning your big day a whole lot easier


Your wedding is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but actually planning it can make you want to pull your hair out. 

Lucky for us, we live in a time of smart phones and we all know there’s an app for just about anything. So if you are having trouble organizing your big day, we’ve compiled a list of the best weddings apps to make the process as painless as possible. 

1. WeddingHappy 

OK, so where do you even start? This free iOS app is great if you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing. Just put in your anticipated wedding date, and WeddingHappy will design a schedule complete with a checklist and suggested due dates.  Read more…

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BlackBerry is planning 2 new Android phones

The Priv, BlackBerry’s best smartphone in a decade, has not helped the struggling smartphone company rebound.

BlackBerry sold just 600,000 of the Priv, which runs Android, between January and March. CEO John Chen blamed the poor sales on the device being “too high-end of a product.”


Last month BlackBerry announced the Priv would be coming to Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. But it looks like the company’s canceled launch plans for Sprint.

That’s disappointing news, but it shouldn’t shock anyone. Last year, T-Mobile overtook Sprint as the No. 3 carrier in the U.S., no doubt due to its aggressive “Uncarrier” initiatives such as Music Freedom and Binge On, both of which let customers stream music and video from select services without it counting towards their data plan.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen told The National the company plans to release two midrange Android phones this year. One will have have a keyboard and one will have a full touchscreen.

“A lot of enterprise customers have said to us, ‘I want to buy your phone but $700 is a little too steep for me. I’m more interested in a $400 device.’,” Chen said.

With big companies like Facebook and WhatsApp winding down app support for BlackBerry, it’s best the company focuses all of its efforts on Android devices with enhanced security and enterprise features.

Report suggests Nokia planning to return to Mobile phone business in 2016

Nokia, the mobile manufacturer which once ruled the mobile phone world is planning its way back into mobile phone business. The Finnish phone manufacturer which sold its handset business to Microsoft last year for $7 billion, is reportedly working to make a return in the smartphone business.


The move comes from Nokia Technologies, one of the divisions left behind after Nokia sold its handset business to Microsoft last year. The division own and handles patents from more than 10,000 devices and licensing. It has no plans of recreating the division it sold to Microsoft but Re/code says, Nokia will instead look onto the design and let partners handle the manufacturing, sales, and distribution.

Nokia for now is binded not to sell any phone under its brand name or to license any brand for use in phone until next year until under the terms of its contract with Microsoft.

While very less is known about the upcoming smartphone which it is planning, citing its Android-based N1 tablet and an Android platform “Zlauncher”, the upcoming may be an Android affair.

Nokia has recently acquired Alcatel-Lucent for $16.5 billion to to cater to the mobile equipment market. The combination of the two firms is called Nokia Corporation.

Reports also indicate that Nokia is eyeing a possible suitor for its Here mapping business. Nokia “has initiated a review of strategic options, including a potential divestment, for its Here business,” the firm said last week in a statement. Here maps has one of the best maps for Europe, India and other places where Nokia was extremely popular in its hey days as the lord of mobile phones.