ARTICLES RELATING TO SMARTPHONES

Nokia recalls Lumia chargers on shock jitters

2014-04-18 09:00

Finnish telecom company Nokia has recalled 30 000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock.

Samsung Galaxy S5 makes global debut

2014-04-11 10:11

The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone went on sale worldwide, days after it announced it was facing a quarter of profit decline.

Samsung's profit falls as smartphones cheapen

2014-04-08 09:48

Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung Electronics for a second straight quarter as competition heats up in emerging markets.

Video goes large

2014-03-19 07:24

The force behind bigger smartphone screens won't reverse, says Arthur Goldstuck.

BlackBerry goes back to basics to woo clients

2014-02-26 10:08

BlackBerry has unveiled a new, cheaper phone and a "classic" model as it tries to stem losses and win back security-conscious business and government users.

Beyond the phone cam

2014-02-12 10:48

Add-on lenses are reinventing phone photography, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Huawei aims to sell 80m smartphones

2014-01-07 19:00

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei says it aims to sell 80m smartphones this year as it boosts its brand name worldwide .

Getting smart in the middle

2013-12-11 10:12

Arthur Goldstuck's best mid- and lower-range smartphones of the year.

Smartphone of the Year

2013-12-04 07:25

The contender comes down to a 10-way tussle for Arthur Goldstuck.

BlackBerry here to stay, says new CEO

2013-12-03 08:48

BlackBerry's new chief executive has cast off persistent talk of the smartphone maker's demise and vows the company will pick itself back up.

Apple gets $290.45m in Samsung retrial

2013-11-22 07:58

A US jury has awarded Apple $290.45m in a damages retrial against Samsung Electronics, the latest battle in global patent litigation between the two mobile giants.

Toddlers using smartphones

2013-10-29 08:06

In America the craze for tablets and smartphones is spreading to ever younger users.

Apple launches new iPhone in 50 countries

2013-10-09 17:16

Apple's new iPhone models will be unveiled in more than 50 new markets including Russia, Spain and Italy, the company says.

FNB offering Samsung Galaxy Note 3

2013-10-01 17:29

First National Bank has added the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to its Smart Device offering.

200 mobile apps related to dermatology

2013-09-26 09:18

There has been a surge in the number of mobile dermatology apps which help people track skin conditions, but doctors urge caution over accuracy.

Cook: Demand for new iPhones is incredible

2013-09-23 15:21

Apple says it has sold a record nine million iPhones in the three days after launching two new versions of the smartphone.

BlackBerry could axe up to 40% staff - report

2013-09-19 07:51

BlackBerry is preparing a round of deep staff cuts by the end of 2013 and could lay off as much as 40% of its employees, according to a report.

Investors punish Apple over expensive iPhone

2013-09-12 09:50

Apple's new iPhones got panned by Wall Street as investors decried one model for being too costly for emerging markets.

EU plans to end roaming fees in telecoms shake-up

2013-09-10 16:45

The EU is to present a radical shake-up of the telecoms sector, aiming to enforce a single telecoms market and remove mobile phone roaming charges.

Global smartphone sales to hit 1bn

2013-09-04 19:57

Global smartphone sales are expected to top one billion soon, driven by low-cost handsets and gains in emerging markets.

Nokia drives European shares to 1-week high

2013-09-03 18:09

A 40% surge in Nokia has boosted technology shares and helped European equities to set a one-week high.

Microsoft's $7.2bn Nokia deal a Trojan horse?

2013-09-03 11:13

Two years after hitching its fate to Microsoft's Windows Phone software, a withered Nokia collapsed into the arms of the US software giant.

Apple launches iPhone trade-in programme

2013-08-30 20:15

Apple on Friday began letting US iPhone owners trade in their smartphones for credit toward buying new models.

Cell phones used to measure happiness

2013-08-26 09:19

Researchers are developing ways to use mobile phones to explore how one’s environment influences one’s sense of well-being.

 

Amazon to release smartphone

2014-04-12 19:35

Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models.

Smartphone margins in the spotlight

2014-04-09 11:37

As the smartphone action shifts to the mass market, the leaders are under pressure to make their high-end phones more affordable to revive sales.

Japan chipmaker soars on Apple talks report

2014-04-02 10:42

Shares in Japan's Renesas Electronics surged following a report it is in talks with Apple to sell the US giant its stake in a unit that designs microchips.

Drivers may use smartphones for maps: court

2014-03-03 12:50

A California appeals court has tossed out a fine for a driver checking a smartphone map to escape traffic.

Lenovo aims to be world's No 3 smartphone

2014-02-13 09:43

Chinese computer giant Lenovo wants to be the third-biggest global smartphone seller, following an acquisition binge as the firm announced a 30% profit surge.

Beyond the phone cam

2014-02-12 10:44

Add-on lenses are reinventing phone photography, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Smartphone profit slips

2014-01-24 15:34

Samsung Electronics has announced that its earnings were significantly down in the final quarter of 2013 compared to the previous record quarter.

Getting mid-smart

2013-12-11 10:22

Arthur Goldstuck names his best mid- and lower-range smartphones of the year.

Smartphone of the Year

2013-12-04 07:28

The contender comes down to a 10-way tussle for Arthur Goldstuck.

Tablet computer sales losing steam - survey

2013-12-04 07:17

Tablet computers have been one of the hottest items in tech in recent years, but sizzling growth is likely to slow in the coming years, says a market tracker.

Smartphone sales to top one billion - poll

2013-11-26 20:00

Global smartphones sales will top one billion for the first time this year and keep growing at a steady pace for the next four years, a market tracker shows.

Nokia failed 'because it was ahead of its time'

2013-10-18 09:34

Nokia realised the significance of smartphones "too early", its ex-CEO says in a new book, countering the view that it was too late to spot a market shift.

Times dumps BlackBerry app

2013-10-01 19:45

The Times newspaper says it will no longer make its mobile app available on a BlackBerry because few people used it.

200 mobile apps related to dermatology

2013-09-26 11:15

There has been a surge in the number of mobile dermatology apps which help people track skin conditions, but doctors urge caution over accuracy.

BlackBerry in $4.7bn takeover deal

2013-09-23 20:02

BlackBerry says it has agreed to a buyout by a consortium to be led by Fairfax Financial Holdings.

Microsoft regrets missing smartphone boat

2013-09-20 10:21

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says his biggest regret is not jumping on the smartphone bandwagon, but says the company should not admit defeat just yet.

Smartphones are hubs - survey

2013-09-18 15:04

A survey shows Americans spend an average of nearly two hours a day on their smartphones, including just 23 minutes talking.

Apple's shares tank

2013-09-11 19:30

Apple's shares have taken a dive as a pricier-than-expected iPhone "5C" extinguished hopes of a major expansion into lower-end markets such as China.

Apple set to ship iPhones to China Mobile

2013-09-08 15:30

China's biggest mobile carrier is poised to sell Apple's iPhone, hugely increasing the company's distribution in the world's largest smartphone market.

Nokia shares soar 45% on Microsoft news

2013-09-03 11:28

Shares in Finnish telecom giant Nokia have soared by 45% after the company announced it was selling its mobile phone unit to Microsoft.

Nokia to sell phone unit to Microsoft

2013-09-03 07:43

Beleaguered Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia says it will sell its mobile phone unit to US group Microsoft for €5.44bn.

Honda's new tech to save lives

2013-08-29 12:46

Imagine receiving a warning on your cellphone of an impending collision? Honda could make this a reality as it tests new safety technologies that could help reduce pedestrian and motorcycle deaths by 2020.

Cracked screens

2013-08-20 16:38

It seems smartphones need bodyguards, says Arthur Goldstuck.

 
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