Chinese computer manufacturing company Lenovo showed off its highly anticipated Tango smartphone on June 9, as it focused on a future at the heart of the Internet of Things (IoT). A market-ready PHAB 2 Pro smartphone imbued with Google-created Tango augmented reality technology took centre stage at the Lenovo Tech World gathering in San Francisco. The PHAB 2 Pro is similar to other PHAB 2 models in that it has a large 6.4-inch display and similar physical appearance. The Pro's…
Acer recently picked up eight Computex d&i (design and innovation) awards 2016 for a wide range of products across its portfolio. The awarded products include the Revo Build modular mini PC, Aspire One 11 notebook, Liquid Jade 2 smartphone, Liquid Jade Primo Desktop Kit, Predator Z850 gaming projector, K138STi portable projector, XR342CK gaming monitor, and RT240Y ultra-slim monitor. The Computex d&i awards are hosted by Computex Taipei in Taiwan and organized by the world-renowned design institute iF International Forum Design.…
Purchasing a typical smartphone today will often break the bank – they don’t come cheap, or do they? Unlike Apple’s iPhone 6s which typically sell for about US$800 on Amazon, another company has emerged to cater to emerging markets that cannot afford Apple and Samsung’s steep prices. Datawind, based in Ontario, Canada, offers entry-level smartphones and tablets that start at just $25, including one year of unlimited web browsing. The service has already launched in India and is soon expected…
Google’s hotly discussed modular phone, called Project Ara, is set to be released this fall, the company announced at its I/O develop conference in May. The new modular design has the potential to change the smartphone landscape, providing consumers the ability to customize their device like never before. Project Ara is Google’s version of the Phonebloks project. It’s similar to Android phones, but with the added ability to switch up multiple modules. The idea is, instead of purchasing a phone…

Apple to release entirely glass-cased iPhone in 2017

Written on Sunday, 29 May 2016 10:50
While Apple-lovers are gearing up for the much anticipated release of the iPhone 7 in September, another Apple release has caused a stir of interest. Forbes.com recently reported that Catcher Technology chairman and CEO Allen Horng said: “Apple will make its 2017 iPhone using a glass casing.” Details about the rumored glass iPhone came from the iPhone’s long-time chassis-maker, Catcher Technology, at a recent event. It coincides with a quote by Horng at the company’s shareholder meeting on May 19,…

Motorola set to make a flip-phone comeback

Written on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:38
The Moto Razr flip-phone was released back in 2004 and quickly became the “it device”. Anyone who fashioned the stylish, unbelievably slim phone (at the time) was thrust into the cool crowd. Fast-forward to 2016, and the forgotten device could be making somewhat of a comeback. The Moto Razr was the like the supermodel of cell-phones. Over the years, the popularity of flip-phones faded away, as the emergence of smartphones took over. But recent reports suggest that Lenovo is rebooting…
Nokia, once the world's foremost phone maker, on Wednesday, May 18, announced its return to the fiercely competitive handsets and tablets market years after being crushed there by Samsung and Apple. Nokia, which is now a leading telecom equipment maker, said it would licence its brand to a new Finnish company which will produce phones and tablets under the Nokia name. The new company, HMD Global, "has been founded to provide a focused, independent home for a full range of…
Life’s good when leading labels take an innovative approach to new products as opposed to following common trends. In the early days of mobile phone manufacturing (remember the good old Nokia 3310?) the leading mobile brands at the time were fighting to lead the market by producing devices that stood out from the rest of the cell-phone crowd. The likes of Nokia, Samsung, Siemens, Sony Ericsson and Sagem weren’t afraid to experiment with their handsets. Fast-forward to 2016, and these…
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has said that its first-quarter revenue plunged by more than half, but that losses in its struggling business should end later this year as it banks on a new flagship product. Revenue from January to March was down 64 percent year-on-year to Tw$14.8 billion ($456 million), while net loss during the period was Tw$2.6 billion, the company released in a statement. The loss -- compared with profit of Tw$360 million a year earlier -- marked the…
For any outdoor adventure, having a reliable, sturdy, lightweight cell phone is essential. Also, it can’t be too expensive or else you’ll be worrying about it too much. Explorers need a device that can take a few accidental bumps, drops and splashes of water. You could choose to go with an iPhone, a premium device with crystal clear images and a shining reputation, but also fragile and ridiculously expensive. Or you could go for a more practical option, such as…

BlackBerry’s PRIV now runs on Android Marshmallow

Written on Monday, 02 May 2016 11:59
BlackBerry has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (M) mobile operating system for PRIV, the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone fully powered by Android. PRIV with Android M is coming soon to all major carriers offering the smartphone. Existing PRIV users will be able to upgrade to Android M by downloading the software update on their device. Android Marshmallow on PRIV brings users more ways to improve their mobile security by providing new opportunities to monitor and control privacy with its unique DTEK…

Apple reports its first Q1 iPhone sales drop since 2003

Written on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:50
Is this the beginning of the end of Apple Inc.? The Californian iPhone-maker recently released its first quarter earnings, which showed a decline in revenue – the first time in thirteen years – which ends a historically successful run for the world’s most valuable company. The slump which Apple faces reflects the challenges that CEO Tim Cook is up against. Since Cook took the CEO position from Steve Jobs in 2011, iPhone sales are now dropping, as well as the…
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