Apple’s latest lineup: what did analysts think?

Written on Thursday, 15 October 2020 05:21
Apple introduced its latest iPhone lineup, with 5G as the exciting new feature of the iPhone 12 family. The Californian tech giant launched four new iPhone models with varying price points and display sizes at the event, including an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Although most of the features were expected prior to the event, the consensus among analysts is that the 5G compatibility will be one of the key drivers of…

Is the market ready for Apple’s 5G iPhone?

Written on Sunday, 11 October 2020 10:26
Although still limited in scope, 5G networks are here. The only issue, apart from living in a compatible location and being on a compatible network, is that you also need a 5G-enabled phone too. Most phone makers have now released 5G devices but we're still awaiting the first 5G-enabled iPhone. Apple is expected to unveil a keenly anticipated iPhone 12 line-up starring models tuned to super-fast new 5G telecom networks. The smartphone giant scheduled an online event for October 13…

Apple delays iOS 14 launch due to new privacy feature

Written on Sunday, 06 September 2020 07:35
Apple has announced the delay of the implementation of its new anti-tracking feature, designed to ensure that apps and websites don’t track users without their consent. This will mean that apps will need to ask users for their permission to access the ad-tracking ID on iPads and iPhones. However, this has been delayed as it was meant to be part of Apple’s latest iOS 14 update which was set to be released in autumn 2020. Apple has disclosed that these…

BlackBerry mobile phones are back

Written on Thursday, 20 August 2020 12:47
The BlackBerry keyboard dethroned by touchscreens will live on in a new 5G smartphone planned for release next year, according to a deal between OnwardMobility and Foxconn Technology Group. Texas-based OnwardMobility will work with a Foxconn Technology Group subsidiary on a BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android software and tailored for 5G networks, the companies said in a joint release. BlackBerry announced early this year that Chinese electronics group TCL will no longer have rights to design, make or sell its…

PC sales surge during coronavirus crisis, reports show

Written on Sunday, 12 July 2020 07:33
PC sales surged in the June quarter, driven by higher demand from workers and students forced to study and work from home amid the coronavirus, according to preliminary data from two industry-research firms. Global PC shipments rose 11% to 72.3 million in the quarter, with the U.S. posting its highest quarterly-shipment volume in more than a decade, according to preliminary data from International Data Corp (IDC) and Gartner. "The strong demand driven by work-from-home as well as e-learning needs has…

Apple unveils its own processors for Macs

Written on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 05:16
Apple has announced plans to create its own processors for Mac computers, marking a giant shift in the company's strategy. The company made many announcements at its annual developer conference, which it held virtually for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic. The latest update for the iPhone, iOS 14, was also launched which includes a new home-screen layout and a new feature that lets you use functions from an app without launching the full version. Apple said it…
Chinese tech giant Huawei announced that its new smartphone will include built-in sensors that can measure body temperature. The fever can be an early indicator of infection during times like these where the COVID-19 pandemic is a major concern. Huawei intends to integrate this thermometer in the Honor Play 4 Pro phone. The infrared technology built into the smartphone will have the ability to measure temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius. In a video posted on Chinese social media site…

Smartphone shipments plummet worldwide

Written on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 09:44
Global shipments of smartphones have dropped 38 per cent year-on-year in February, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics. It was the biggest fall ever in the history of the worldwide smartphone market, in-line with forecasts of a sharp decline due to the impact of the global Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 61.8 million units were shipped during the month compared with 99.2 million during February 2019. This trend is cited to both production issues, as factories were forced to close …

Global smartphone market on the rise

Written on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 05:54
Research from Canalys has indicated signs of a growth in mobile device sales in the third quarter of the year. This increase is seen after two years of a decline in shipments. Global smartphone shipments have increased by 1% in Q3 2019. Samsung shipped the greatest number of smartphones, at 78.9 million devices, a rise of 11 per cent, compared to the corresponding period the year prior. Huawei recovered from a weak second quarter and was second with 66.8 million…

F(x)tec brings the keyboard back to smartphones

Written on Thursday, 31 October 2019 12:29
F(x)tec is a London based smartphone manufacturer which initiated in 2018. Its mission is to bring back technologies and features that we love into modern smartphones. F(x)tec released the Pro 1, designed to allow the user to choose between a virtual keyboard or a physical keyboard, among many other features. Telecom Review had the chance of meeting Adrian Li Mow Ching, CEO and co-founder of F(x)tec, at GITEX technology week in Dubai. What challenges do start-up companies face at the…
Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today announced that it has shipped 200 million smartphones to date in 2019, 64 days earlier than the same shipment milestone last year. Huawei’s relentless focus on cutting-edge technology and innovative ID design, with its complete commitment to consumers worldwide, has reinforced their trust and commitment as more consumers continue to support Huawei. 2019 saw the launch of a number of stand-out devices including the multi award-winning Huawei P30 Series, widely considered to be the…

Huawei Mate 30 Series is out

Written on Friday, 20 September 2019 05:08
Huawei unveiled its ground-breaking HUAWEI Mate 30 Series at an exclusive launch event in Munich. Setting new standards in every area from aesthetic design through to hardware engineering and software innovation, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Series is the world’s first second generation 5G smartphone and the pinnacle of mobile technological development.
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