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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.
Samsung posts healthy Q4 profit and 50:1 stock split
The company has seen its share price soar since the announcement on Wednesday.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
Are smartphones making students dumber?
New research suggests students who don’t have access to smartphones have better test scores than those who do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.