ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONE

Gauteng lines up to buy Huawei's P10

2017-06-21 19:05

Chinese manufacturer Huawei's flagship P10 are pulling in the crowds in Gauteng, despite a dip in overall cellphone imports in South Africa in the first quarter of 2017.

Snapchat faces harsh reality check after earnings miss

2017-05-12 11:07

Snapchat's ambition to become the next big social media platform hit a brutal reality check with the first earnings report from parent company Snap Inc.

New smartphone player quietly enters SA with cheap devices

2017-05-04 06:27

A new player in the smartphone industry has quietly pushed 360 000 mobile phones into Africa since October, 60% of them into South Africa.

Samsung to update software over 'red screen' smartphone

2017-04-24 13:19

Electronics giant Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly-released Galaxy S8 phone, it said Monday after some consumers complained of red-tinted screens.

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

2017-04-21 08:35

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

LG drops price of its new G6 flagship phone

2017-04-12 08:50

LG SA has dropped the price of its newly-launched flagship smartphone, the G6, by over R2 000, making it more competitive for the features included in the device.

UK court ruling gives guidance on tech patent rights

2017-04-06 08:11

Britain's High Court has ruled that it can decide what mobile phone makers should pay to use patented technology that is essential to make mobile networks function

Hisense introduces new rugged smartphone to SA

2017-03-27 11:29

Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense is bringing one of the most durable smartphones ever made, the C30 Rock, to South Africa.

Alcatel unveils 3 new smartphones and a tablet

2017-03-05 15:51

Mobile manufacturer, Alcatel has released three new smartphones aimed at the youth market and an upgrade to the Plus 10 two-in-one device.

Samsung unwraps its latest tablets at Barcelona congress

2017-03-01 06:57

Samsung has announced three new tablets this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain - the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and a 10 and 12-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Book.

 

Huawei Watch 2: Ditch your phone and stay fit

2017-06-21 12:56

Chinese electronics manufacturer, Huawei has announced the availability of their new Watch 2 smart device – bolstering the offering from the manufacturer.

UK smartphone brings high-end features at competitive cost

2017-05-10 12:25

UK brand STK has entered SA with a refreshing take on the mid-level smartphone with its SYNC5e, which offers high-end features from about two years ago at a competitive price.

New smartphone brands emerge through online channels

2017-04-25 06:21

The economic downturn has caused the smartphone market to enter a recession and the demand for affordable higher-quality devices has had a huge impact on the local market.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 hits stores, aims to move on from recall crisis

2017-04-21 09:44

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 went on sale over the counter in South Korea on Friday as the world's biggest smartphone maker seeks to move on from a disastrous handset recall and corruption scandal that has hammered its once-stellar reputation.

New issue plagues Samsung Galaxy S8's best feature

2017-04-20 18:26

The recently-launched Galaxy S8, which seemingly redeemed Samsung's fate after the explosion-prone Note 7, is experiencing an issue with its most significant feature.

The smartphone you can shower with and drop from almost anywhere

2017-04-11 05:00

Submerged in water, flung down stairs and dropped on to a concrete floor - the Hisense C30 Rock survives it all and still manages to look brand new, says Kyle Venktess.

LG's new flagship device disappoints on downgrades

2017-04-05 15:02

LG's newly-launched flagship G6 smartphone is well designed but comes without the much-praised Friends of the G5.

One week before Samsung S8 arrives - in three colours

2017-03-20 15:20

South Korean manufacturer, Samsung’s latest flag device is set to be announced in just over a week.

HP makes a push for mobile first computing

2017-03-01 14:59

US computing multinational HP has made a further push in mobile hardware and software development in attempts to own the mobile first computing space .

World to hit 5bn phone users in 2017 - study

2017-02-28 07:55

The number of mobile phone users globally will surpass five billion by the middle of this year, according to a study released an association of mobile operators.

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