ARTICLES RELATING TO SMART PHONES

Samsung unveils virtual reality headset

2014-09-03 17:30

Samsung has launched a wireless headset for its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet, which allows users to watch videos and play games in a virtual reality setting.

BlackBerry goes aggressive with SA launch of Z3 smartphone

2014-07-04 08:20

BlackBerry has launched its latest smartphone in South Africa and signalled its intention to fight for increased market share with a competitive price.

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BlackBerry sells Canadian properties

2014-05-05 17:45

BlackBerry has announced the sale of most of its Canadian properties for $278m to San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Spear Street.

Automakers tap smartphone technology

2014-03-03 16:45

Carmakers are tapping smartphone technology to spruce up low-cost city cars and try to get an edge in austerity-scarred Europe.

Hungry Chinese smartphone makers aim high

2014-02-24 13:25

China's smartphone makers are on a global expansion drive that could transform the market, analysts say, and one day challenge the titans Samsung and Apple.

New apps aim to fight stress

2014-01-22 15:12

In a bad mood but not sure why? New smartphone apps provide short guided meditations designed to help users return to a positive state of mind.

iOS, Android smartphone rival delayed

2014-01-10 11:13

Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo says the launch of a new smartphone operating system to rival Google's Android and Apple's iOS had been pushed back.

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Watch how a new 'eye phone' is giving hope to visually impaired Kenyans with just an add-on lens.

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Smartphones the new way to lose weight

2013-04-16 08:20

Smartphones that monitor food intake and exercise, set a weight loss target and send a weekly updates on progress are proving successful as a weight-loss tool.

Why BlackBerry faces a tough battle

2013-02-01 08:29

BlackBerry's new smartphone faces an uphill battle winning back corporate and government users who helped spawn the "crackberry" culture, analysts say.

Samsung, Apple lead smartphone race

2013-01-18 15:55

Samsung and Apple have pulled ahead in the global smartphone race last quarter, while Nokia and others lag behind, according to a Reuters poll.

 

Fact: Smartphones make holidays better

2014-08-21 12:00

Let's all stop beating around the unplugged bush and admit - we'd be utterly lost without our smartphones while on holiday.

BlackBerry unveils Amazon Appstore deal

2014-06-18 20:25

Blackberry has announced that it is partnering with the Amazon Appstore for the launch of Blackberry 10.3 operating system.

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T-Mobile to stop selling BlackBerrys in US

2014-04-02 20:00

Struggling Canadian smart phone maker BlackBerry says it will not renew an accord allowing T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States.

Upstarts challenge Google's Android

2014-02-25 14:41

A small band of upstarts is chipping away at Google's mighty Android, hoping one day to overthrow the system that runs eight in 10 smartphones sold worldwide.

Nokia to unveil low-cost Android phone

2014-02-11 13:15

Nokia will unveil a low-cost smartphone running a version of Google's Android operating system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Latest baby monitor for the fearful parents.

2014-01-13 17:16

Is our baby alright? I don't know...check your cellphone?

Icahn: Apple should launch stock buyback

2013-10-24 17:09

Activist investor Carl Icahn says Apple CEO Tim Cook should launch a $150bn stock buyback immediately, adding that he now owns 4.7 million shares in the company.

Google's Android mobile reigns - survey

2013-04-29 19:16

Google's Android mobile operating system has extended its dominance in smartphones in the US and other major markets in early 2013, according to a survey.

Mobile phone sales fell in 2012 - Gartner

2013-02-13 11:34

Sales of mobile phones around the world fell last year for the first time since 2009 as consumers shunned cheaper feature phones, says research company Gartner.

RIM seeks comeback with new BlackBerry

2013-01-27 16:36

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is hoping to regain its glory in a make-or-break move for a firm that is rapidly sinking in the smartphone market.

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