ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONE

Samsung teases S8 phone, promises it won't explode

2017-02-27 08:00

Samsung Electronics teased its coming Galaxy S8 smartphone and released new tablets targeting video-gamers and professionals as the company seeks to regain lost ground.

Samsung’s Note 7 battery supplier has fire at China factory

2017-02-10 06:38

Samsung SDI, a supplier of batteries to explosion-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, said a “minor fire” broke out at a plant in northern China but was quickly put out.

Your next Uber ride may have this camera bolted to it

2017-02-09 12:19

Cab-hailing app Uber is in the process of mapping Johannesburg for a better driver and passenger experience.

Smartphone boom brings data joy to Vodacom earnings

2017-02-01 08:45

Strong data revenue growth and an increase in new smartphone contracts in the fourth quarter of 2016 helped Vodacom grow its revenue, the operator has said.

Don't expect the 'Samsung S8' to be launched next month

2017-01-23 16:35

In just a month, the world’s biggest smartphone makers will gather at one of the biggest conferences on the tech calendar – but Samsung will not be unveiling its latest phone.

Samsung probe shows battery design behind Note 7 fires

2017-01-23 09:04

It was the battery, after all.

This new phone can sense fruit, ice cream and your muscle tone

2017-01-06 14:27

A Chinese electronics manufacturer has unveiled the world’s first material sensing smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas.

Nokia launches 'dumb phone' with no internet or touchscreen

2016-12-14 15:15

Nokia is making a comeback in the form of an unexpected ‘dumb phone’ – no touchscreen, no video recorder, no selfie camera or internet access.

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The clichés of Christmas shopping and gifts for loved-ones this season are in abundance once again.

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Pebble discontinuing smartwatches after sale to Fitbit

2016-12-09 09:41

Pioneering smartwatch maker Pebble is no longer manufacturing or selling any of its devices after the bulk of the company was bought by Fitbit

 

The iconic Nokia 3310 set to be relaunched

2017-02-14 07:39

HMD is set to launch the 3310 alongside two new Android powered smartphones after they recently launched the Nokia 6.

Here is where UberEATS is expanding to in SA

2017-02-09 14:07

After its success in selected suburbs, UberEATS will now be expanding even further in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Apple overtakes Samsung in smartphone wars

2017-02-02 11:06

Apple reported a rebound in iPhone sales to lift the tech giant to record revenue in the past quarter in quarterly results that eased concerns of slowing growth.

BlackBerry to debut 'Mercury' smartphone with keypad

2017-01-26 18:31

Refusing to die or ditch buttons, BlackBerry have announced that they will be launching their new smartphone the Mercury.

Samsung promises its smartphones won't explode again

2017-01-23 11:13

In efforts to ensure safety of future products after the Note 7 fiasco, electronics manufacturer Samsung has implemented an '8-point battery safety check'.

HTC's next smartphone leaked a day ahead of launch

2017-01-11 16:24

The highly anticipated next smartphone from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has been leaked online with a full set of specifications available for the ‘HTC U’ on some websites.

Samsung warns of slowing growth in key markets amid uncertainty

2017-01-02 11:54

Samsung Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer Kwon Oh-hyun urged employees to learn from costly failures as the consumer electronics giant seeks to recover from 2016’s bruising debacle surrounding the Note 7 smartphone.

Apple loses court case over refurbished phone

2016-12-11 16:58

A Danish court says Apple has violated a local consumer law by giving a refurbished iPhone with used components in replacement for a new albeit dysfunctional unit

2017 to see increase in VR usage with Oculus, Youtube

2016-12-09 12:40

Virtual Reality is likely to see a spike in usage in 2017 with numerous manufacturers unveiling new technologies in the industry – the latest being Facebook’s Oculus Rift.

Samsung planning all-screen design in S8 phone

2016-12-08 16:27

Samsung Electronics Co. will create an all-screen front for the Galaxy S8 smartphones coming out next year and scrap the physical home button, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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