ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONE

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.

Nokia’s revival relies on dumb phones and love

2016-12-02 09:13

Nokia smartphones will make a comeback next year, and the current owners of the Finnish brand are betting that the connection it built with billions of consumers during a decade of dominance hasn’t been broken.

Top 5 smartphones for under R300 a month

2016-11-18 14:58

Electronics manufacturers have made a push for entry-level devices to enter the market at a cheaper cost while packing them with premium features.

WhatsApp is now allowing everyone to make video calls

2016-11-15 09:58

A few lucky users had a taste of WhatsApp’s video calling feature - but on Tuesday it was announced that all users would now be able to make use of the feature.

REVIEWED: BlackBerry's most secure Android phone yet

2016-11-09 16:20

BlackBerry recently announced its own-produced swansong to the South African market which is touted as the “most secure Android device in the world”.

Money-draining smartphone virus hits 318 000 devices

2016-11-07 15:30

A recent version of one of the first malware viruses for mobile has been found to have infected at least 318 000 Android users since July.

 

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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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

Android deal puts Africa on cusp of first-ever smartphone plant

2016-12-05 10:23

A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growing local demand to build handsets, tablets and other devices based on Google Inc.’s Android system.

No credit history? No problem: Lenders start peering at phone data

2016-11-25 13:48

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using phone-company data on calling patterns and locations.

Residue on smartphone may betray your secrets

2016-11-16 13:11

By analysing molecules people leave behind on their phones, researchers can tell if a person is likely female, uses high-end cosmetics, dyes her hair, drinks coffee, prefers beer over wine etc.

REVIEWED: LG goes big on its V20 phablet

2016-11-13 17:29

Bigger is better when it comes to smartphones in 2016 as numerous manufacturers are releasing phablet devices. One of these latest devices is LG’s new V20.

Cheaper, entry-level Samsung smartphone explodes

2016-11-07 16:52

A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire

Here are the features that Samsung's S8 could sport

2016-11-07 14:17

While Samsung is currently marketing its Galaxy S7 devices, rumours around the company’s next flagship S8 continue to spread.

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