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Samsung comes out firing: New Gear 360 announced
“The updated Gear 360 will continue to expand the horizons of what consumers can experience and share.”
Samsung puts environment first: Note 7 recycling effort
"..processes such as metals extraction shall be performed using environmentally friendly methods."
Weather forecasts meet virtual reality with launch of AccuWeather app
Rather than simply watching from the sideline, AccuWeather VR users are in the middle of the action.
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy A7 - a sleek midrange smartphone
Samsung’s latest Galaxy A series might just smooth what has been something of a bumpy path for the global giant. We get hands-on with the A7.
IDC NZ: Apple takes top smartphone vendor spot for first time since 2012
The smartphone market in 2017 looks almost guaranteed to be extremely competitive, with stakes heating up between the three main vendors.
Apple iPad sales defy the declining Indian tablet market in December quarter
Apple recorded the fastest growth in the quarter ended December 2016, making it into the top five despite the segment shrinking 3.1 percent.
Mobile World Congress 2017: Samsung unveils new tablets and VR with controller
“The new device expands Samsung’s virtual reality ecosystem and makes it easier for consumers to enjoy Gear VR experiences."
Galaxy S7 Edge: Samsung gets sleek with limited edition Black Pearl
“The result is a stylish all-black aesthetic that capture the essence of the colour in its purest form."
Dominating Apple not immune to tablet market woe, Lenovo ‘one to watch’
Even the holiday quarter of 2016 couldn't save the dwindling tablet market as it continued its spirally decline, IDC says.
Apple pips Samsung following ‘roller coaster’ year for the smartphone
"There's no question 2016 marked a memorable year for the smartphone. To round it all off, we now have a three horse race at the top of the market."
Finally: Samsung reveals what went wrong
Samsung reveals what the hell happened with the Note 7 last year.
Samsung hones in on mobile with expanded Alliance Program
"The new program will bring together best-in-class technology partners and will be help businesses" accelerate mobile strategies."
Samsung, Weta and Te Papa launch interactive high-tech Bug Lab exhibition
Bugs have a bad rep. The thing is, they’re fascinating too. This must’ve struck the folks at Te Papa who are opening the high-tech “Bug Lab” tomorrow.
Spark is in but Alcatel is out: NZ's top five smartphone vendors reshuffled
Spark has edged out Alcatel from the top five vendors in the New Zealand smartphone market, according IDC's latest smartphone shipment stats.
Fitbit still on top in wearables market, Apple's 'aging lineup' sees decline
"Simplicity is a driving factor and this is well reflected in the top vendor list as four out of five offer a simple, dedicated fitness device."
Is Samsung about to sell its PC business?
“Lenovo, already the world’s largest PC supplier, is continuously seeking opportunities to further grow its core business in the global market."
Gartner: Chinese smartphone vendors gain ground after Samsung Note7 withdrawl
Samsung is still king of the smartphone vendors, but its sales are dropping. Huawei, Oppo and BBK are in prime position for global market growth.
World first multi-vendor VDI alliance to help ANZ channel
Seven IT vendors have created a world first for Australian & New Zealand channel partners
BANNED: NZ telcos to blacklist Samsung Galaxy Note7 from all mobile networks
The New Zealand Telecommunications Industry has now blacklisted the Samsung Galaxy Note7 from all mobile networks, starting from November 18.
The Note 7 embarrassment: How badly damaged is Samsung really?
"Samsung will need to put the Note 7 to rest as quickly as possible and focus all efforts on producing a stellar Galaxy S8."
Are Chinese vendors saving the global smartphone market?
"The decline of the two smart phone giants means market growth can be attributed to Chinese vendors, with Huawei, Oppo and Vivo rounding the top 5."
New IDC stats show Galaxy Note7 debacle hasn't slowed Samsung down
New statistics from IDC show that despite Samsung's Galaxy Note7 being removed from the market, this has had no effect on global smartphone shipments.
New survey ‘disappointing’ for Fitbit as Kiwis vote on their favourite electronics
Apple and Samsung remain on top, while LG, Panasonic, Sony and The Warehouse's Veon proving popular with Kiwi consumers.
‘Total ban’ for Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Air NZ joins long list of airlines officially banning the Note7 device, as the fallout for Samsung continues.