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Spark, TUANZ positive about ComCom mobile market study
The Commerce Commission has announced a study into the national mobile market. Spark and TUANZ have both released statements welcoming the study.
31 Aug 18
Samsung posts healthy Q4 profit and 50:1 stock split
The company has seen its share price soar since the announcement on Wednesday.
01 Feb 18
Nostalgia or nonsense? Nokia’s revamped brick launches in NZ next week
The Nokia 3310 3G retains some of the features of the past but has obviously had some Botox, a tummy tuck and new organ replacements.
02 Nov 17
Smartphones are the new battleground for ID theft as hackers hone their craft
The power of technology is awesome, yet it is important to understand that as this power continues to progress, people must make a tough decision .
31 Oct 17
Australian mobile phone market exceeding expectations with 18% growth
Australia’s mobile phone market romped in ahead of expectations in Q2 2017, growing 18.4% thanks to the launch of new Android devices.
28 Aug 17
TDR treads middle ground between telco & consumer disputes
The free and independent TDR service is designed to help consumers manage complaints about any service or provider from their telco.
25 Aug 17
Ericsson eyes the future with launch of network services for ‘massive IoT’
“We anticipate IoT devices will surpass mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices as early as 2018."
12 Jul 17
Vodafone Lights a fire under NZ’s prepay market with My Flex Prepaid
“We don’t all fit into a neat and tidy box when it comes to how we use our phones. Some of us prefer to TXT rather than call, others use apps.
08 Nov 16
ComCom proposes continuation of number portability
It enhances competition in the market as it removes a disincentive for consumers to leave their current provider if they see a better deal elsewhere.
03 Nov 16
Growth in device shipments not returning any time soon
"For the PC market to stay on pace for flat growth in 2017, business spending needs to flourish."
10 Oct 16
Huawei smartphone growth continues; Microsoft declines
Huawei has continued its smartphone charge, recording the highest sales growth in Q3, while Microsoft phone share dropped and Windows did too.
19 Nov 15
Kiwis are still texting and driving, five years on
The NZ Police is concerned at a rising number of people being caught while distracted by their phone, despite legislation being in place since 2009.
11 Sep 15
Hands-on review Samsung S6 Edge+: Yes size DOES matter
Since then, Samsung has launched the S6 Edge+, a super-size version of their successful S6 Edge smartphone. There’s hardly any plastic anywhere.
27 Aug 15
Apple gains market share in slowing smartphone market
Apple has made up ground on Samsung and Android has faltered in the latest mobile phone report from Gartner - but where is Microsoft?
21 Aug 15
Cheap smartphones dominating handset race
Smartphones will account for 95% of handset sales by 2020 - and it's not the expensive flagship models leading the way.
21 Jul 15
Kids vs mobile phones - who gets more attention?
Kiwi kids are fighting it out with mobile phones for attention from their parents, new research shows
25 Jun 15
Phablets lead the charge as Aussie mobile phone sales climb
Australia clocked up stellar mobile phone sales in the first quarter of 2015, with phablets and entry-level phones leading the charge.
10 Jun 15
Virtual reality apps market set to explode
Augmented Reality apps in the mobile games market will generate 420 million downloads annually by 2019, up from 30 million in 2014.
26 May 15
Are smartphones making students dumber?
New research suggests students who don’t have access to smartphones have better test scores than those who do.
21 May 15
Gartner: Device spending on the up, despite dropping PC sales
PCs down, mobile phones, ultramobiles and tablets up – and the news is good for Apple.
20 Mar 15
GSMA predicts one billion new mobile subscribers by 2020
By 2020 an additional one billion people will become mobile subscribers, according to a new GSMA report published at the 2015 Mobile World Congress.
10 Mar 15
Samsung reigns supreme at MWC 2015
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has been recognised as the best new device launched during the Mobile World Congress 2015, which took place 2-5 March.
06 Mar 15
Myth buster: Mobile phones don’t give you brain tumours
New research from the University of Auckland shows the risk of brain tumours cannot be linked with with increased mobile phone use.
26 Feb 15
Kiwi VMob joins Las Vegas Technovation Solutions Centre
VMob, the New Zealand mobile marketing company, has joined the exclusive Technovation Solutions Centre in Las Vegas.
10 Dec 14