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IDC: Smartphone shipments ready to stabilise in 2019
IDC expects year-over-year shipment growth of 2.6% in 2019, while the world's largest market is still forecast to be down 8.8% in 2018.
12 Dec 18
IDC: Standalone VR headset shipments grow 428.6% in 3Q18
The VR headset market returned to growth in 3Q18 after four consecutive quarters of decline and now makes up 97% of the combined market.
11 Dec 18
Samsung, Qualcomm and Verizon demonstrate 5G NR data connection
The test used Samsung’s commercial 5G NR and 4G LTE equipment to deliver the 5G NR data transmission using Verizon’s 28 GHz spectrum.
05 Dec 18
Samsung joins a global league of AI experts
“As a member of the PAI, Samsung will strive to facilitate the ongoing progress of artificial intelligence.”
12 Nov 18
The smartphone wars continue as shipments decline
This quarter saw a global 6% YoY decline in smartphone shipments, largely due to a 13% decline for market leader Samsung, but Xiaomi’s rise continues.
06 Nov 18
IDC - Digital signage market growth to continue unabated
APeJ is one of the fastest growing market areas for digital signage and Samsung leads the way with ⅓ of the market.
08 Oct 18
Hands-on review: The Samsung Galaxy Note9
The image clarity in daylight conditions was fantastic – the colour richness really shows in spring when flowers are in bloom and the sun is busy thawing the country.
27 Sep 18
How Samsung aims to use advanced AI to create business opportunities
"What we need now is to focus on creating new values that make people’s lives easier and more convenient by harnessing the power of AI."
12 Sep 18
Samsung’s Exynos i S111 delivers efficiency for NB-IoT devices
The new NB-IoT solution supposedly offers extremely wide coverage.
27 Aug 18
Enterprise storage drives record Q2 semiconductor revenue, Samsung on top
Relentless demand for data equates to steady growth for data center infrastructure – and the semiconductor market is no exception.
24 Aug 18
ComCom warns online phone store for discount claims
Buy mobile has been warned for claiming discounts against retail prices it could not show proof for when asked.
22 Aug 18
Samsung announces unique Fortnite style competition allowing the winner to own a Note9
Samsung Electronics New Zealand has announced a new Fortnite style competition allowing the winner to own a new Samsung Galaxy Note9.
21 Aug 18
Hands-on review: Samsung Q9F 65” TV and N650 Soundbar
Towering over us in not quite a menacing way, but definitely domineering, the Samsung Q9F 65” TV is a standout model.
21 Aug 18
Samsung releases Galaxy Tab S4
This latest tablet release aims to fit the needs for both home and work.
06 Aug 18
Kordia carries out NZ's first live 4K UHD TV broadcast
We’re entering the new age of 4K broadcasting right here in New Zealand this week.
01 Aug 18
Huawei takes out Apple to claim number two spot in Q218
With a 41% year on year growth, compared to Apple’s 1%, Huawei is now second only to Samsung in the number of shipments this quarter.
01 Aug 18
Mobile AI market to hit US$17.83b by 2023 with APAC at its centre
The growth of the market can be attributed to demand for AI-capable processors for mobile devices, rise in cognitive computing, and AI applications.
01 Aug 18
Aged care residents live out their dreams in virtual reality
Age is no excuse for experiencing the rich world of virtual reality, as three dementia patients from Sydney discovered for themselves recently.
25 Jul 18
Kiwi consumers optimistic about smart home technology
23% of polled Kiwis believe they could save the equivalent of 100 hours of free time per year thanks to connected technology.
09 Jul 18
iPhone X most popular smartphone in Q1 2018 - IHS Markit
Apple and Samsung dominate the top 10 most shipped smartphones, leaving no room for any of the growing Chinese vendors.
14 Jun 18
Samsung top brand in Asia for seventh year in a row
The South Korean technology superstar has once again been rated as the best brand among those in 17 different market categories.
11 Jun 18
Hands-on review: Is the Samsung S9+ still the king of Android?
The S9+ ticks the box for every feature, except for notches, you'll have to do without one.
07 Jun 18
Gartner - Xiaomi up and Samsung down as smartphone market grows
Global smartphone sales return to growth with Xiaomi grabbing up sales to hit over 100% year over year improvement.
30 May 18
IDC: A new market being born from struggling tablet trade
While the market for slate tablets continues to struggle, the detachables market is starting to flourish - something the top vendors are exploiting.
04 May 18