Tag Archives: Smartphone

IDC: China smartphone market declined by 5% in 2017

IDC released its Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report for China, and the numbers do not look good. According to the data, the market declined 15.7% in Q4 2017, compared with the same period 12 months ago, and 4.9% for the whole 2017. In absolute numbers, the October-December period saw 114.3 shipments, totaling to 444.3 million in 2017 against 467.3 million ... Read More »

How Huawei can break Apple and Samsung’s smartphone grip

  Huawei is the top-selling smartphone company in China and the third biggest in the world. Above, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Technologies Co., during the company’s keynote event at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg New York: Americans are boringly predictable when it comes to smartphone shopping. Roughly three-quarters of Americans with smartphones own ... Read More »

10.or D Budget Smartphone Launched in India Under ‘Crafted for Amazon’ Programme: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Crafted for Amazon products are made in India The 10.or D will go on sale on January 5 10.or D price in India starts at Rs. 4,999 10.or D has been launched in India, following teasers from earlier this week. Part of the company’s 10.or (pronounced tenor) private label for smartphones, the launch of the 10.or D follows the launch of the ... Read More »

Vodafone Launches Itel A20 Smartphone at an ‘Effective Price’ of Rs. 1,590

HIGHLIGHTS Itel A20 will come with a cashback offer worth Rs. 2,100 Customers need to stick to the handset for 36 months The cashback will be available through M-Pesa Vodafone India on Tuesday announced its partnership with China’s Transsion Group-owned Itel Mobile to launch the Itel A20 in the country with an effective price of as low as Rs. 1,590 – actually priced at Rs. ... Read More »

Ultrasound smartphone gadget helped a doctor diagnose his own cancer

A 59-year-old doctor doctor diagnosed his own stage four cancer last summer with the help of his iPhone, according to MIT Technology Review. Dr John Martin, who works as a vascular surgeon, was testing a handheld ultrasound machine Butterfly iQ, which connects to an iPhone. Dr Martin decided to scan his own neck with the help of the device because he ... Read More »

iPhone X to Be Key Global Smartphone Sales Driver in 2018: Gartner

HIGHLIGHTS Gartner predicts a boost in iPhone’s replacement cycle with X model Apple improves shipments of iPhone X components The iPhone X to meet its growing demand in holiday season As the anticipation for the iPhone X has reached new levels despite its premium price, Apple is actively working to fulfil the demand. But in the midst of the tough time for the iPhone ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Top-Selling Smartphone Globally in First Half of 2017: IHS Markit

Last year’s iPhone models have performed admirably well, as per a new report. IHS Markit claims that globally, the iPhone 7 outsold all other smartphones in the first six months of 2017. The next in that list was the iPhone 7 Plus, giving Apple two market leaders. The top bestselling smartphones were rounded off by two Samsung models and one more iPhone model. ... Read More »

Honor Confirms New Bezel-Less Smartphone Launching on December 5

HIGHLIGHTS The official teaser confirms slim bezels on the device Launching in London on December 5 Dual camera also confirmed Huawei brand Honor,has confirmed it will be launching a new bezel-less smartphone on December 5. The Chinese company has started sending event teasers confirming the launch date. The official ‘save the date’ teaser comes with “Max your view” tagline which ... Read More »

Google May Buy HTC’s Smartphone Business: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Google is reported to buy HTC’s phone business Google is considering two options to seal the deal with HTC HTC’s virtual reality business (HTC Vive) would not be part of the deal Google is reportedly considering acquiring the struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC’s phone business, media reported. According to a report in the Chinese publication Commercial Times, Google is considering two ... Read More »

Ziox Mobiles eyes 7% share in smartphone segment

Indian handset maker Ziox Mobiles is eyeing 7% smartphone market share with up to 10 million units sold by the end of this financial year as it gets ready to launch as many as nine new smartphone models priced Rs 3,500-6,500, a top official said. (Representative Image: IE) Indian handset maker Ziox Mobiles is eyeing 7% smartphone market share with ... Read More »