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Record-breaking feat in declining smartphone market
“Its current trajectory would see it displace Samsung by the end of 2019, dealing a major blow to the Korean vendor."
Samsung NZ appoints new B2B channels head
The announcement comes hand-in-hand with Samsung’s refreshed focus on the enterprise sector.
QNAP backup and recovery: Accelerating data availability with Veeam and Flash
QNAP has made numerous efforts to integrate multiple technologies and work with several partners to deliver a total solution for QNAP customers.
A detailed look at the global wearables market
ResearchAndMarkets.com released a new report, providing a comprehensive examination of the state of the wearables market for the next five years.
In brief: A look at Samsung's latest gadgets
Samsung has been busy releasing a bunch of products including smartphones, watches and tablets – here are the latest gadgets you should watch out for.
GlobalData: Automated home device spend to hit $75bn by 2025
According to the company’s latest report, much of that growth will be driven by two types of devices: smart thermostats and smart speakers.
Samsung TVs to bring Kiwis Spark Sport
Samsung Electronics New Zealand has announced its support for the Spark Sport smart TV app, in a move that makes it the first brand to do so.
Smartwatches drive wearables market, up 55%
Ongoing demand fuels a strong growth trajectory for wearable devices in Q1 2019 with wrist-worn and ear-worn leading the market, according to IDC.
Gartner: smartphone sales still suffering
Australia, sales down 10.2% in 1Q19, but New Zealand sales grew slightly by 1.3%.
Adobe Premiere Rush gets optimised for Samsung devices
Samsung says it plans to expand Premiere Rush to more Galaxy devices ‘in the near future’
Samsung first TV manufacturer to integrate Apple TV app
It wouldn’t be unrealistic to think they only talk via lawyers regarding smartphone patent breaches, but Samsung has now made a big announcement.
Samsung left Bixby & SmartThings code wide open to the public
If you’re someone who likes to use apps and platforms with some level of confidence that they’re secure, you may want to take another look at how much you trust big brands like Samsung.
IDC: Apple slips to third behind Huawei in smartphone market
Huawei is now within striking distance of Samsung at the top of the global market.
Samsung ‘Most Trusted’ electronics brand in NZ
Samsung placed 9th overall and received ‘Highly Commended’ nods in the Large Kitchen Appliances and Laundry Appliances categories.
An 8K TV for $80,000? Samsung has you covered
8K televisions have landed in New Zealand, but they come with eye-watering price tags of up to $80,000.
Hands-on review: The Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Buds
For those of us who demand high quality performance and durability, this model will have you drooling with delight. I'll see you down at the phone shop.
Aussies out of love with smartphone upgrades
According to IDC, the Australian smartphone market suffered a record 9.0% decline in unit shipments in 2018.
Samsung Galaxy S10 gains record rating for its display
Following a comprehensive evaluation process, DisplayMate Technologies has heaped the praises on the Samsung Galaxy 10 - specifically, its display.
Hands-on review: Samsung’s outstanding Galaxy S10
A decade on, they continue to set the standard, along with Apple, for the ultimate smartphone.
Everything 5G: Highlights from Samsung at MWC 2019
The adoption of 5G is supposedly set to usher in the next wave of technological innovation by accelerating new breakthroughs.
Huawei at 29% share of global telecom infrastructure market
Among other telecommunications infrastructure market findings, Dell’Oro reports that Huawei increased its share by 8 percentage points since 2013.
The smartphone arms race just got tighter
While Samsung’s new S10+ has some impressive new features, it’s playing catch up to other Android devices already offering a lot of the same technology.
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy S10 goes up against the Huawei Mate 20 Pro
While these two phones appear to be unlikely competitors, the fact that retail at the same price point pits them directly against one another.
UPDATED - Foldables: The new battleground for smartphone fads
Move over OLED screens, stylus pens and speaker quality, the new battle of the smartphones is in foldables.