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10 reasons why cybercriminals target smartphones
Smartphones aim to heighten convenience, but there is a real feeling that they're becoming a bigger target for cybercriminals. Why?
Smartphone volumes to rebound from all-time low in 2016
2016 was the smartphones market’s lowest year-over-year growth ever, with a measly 2.5 percent, but the future is looking more encouraging.
China, India, Malaysia and New Zealand leading the world in smartphone growth
“These countries are not showing any signs of slowing down over the course of 2017.”
Sony Mobile unveils the Xperia X Compact, now available in New Zealand
Sony Mobile has revealed the availability and pricing of the Sony Xperia X Compact, the latest smartphone in the Xperia X series.
Half of Chinese smartphone market owned by three vendors
The Chinese smartphone market is a hot place to be right now, with massive growth being experienced by all the major vendors in particular.
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."
Trump’s tough talk may crush Asian vendors’ US plans
The global smartphone market is in a good place. Or perhaps was until Trump made his intended plans clear, that would affect all of Asia's industries.
Nokia makes official comeback with Android smartphone in China
“Our ambition is to deliver a premium product, which meets consumer needs at every price point, in every market."
Hands-on review: Sony Xperia XZ smartphone - sleek, smooth and understated
Sleek, smooth and powerful, the Sony Xperia XZ is understated and the best smartphone camera I've seen to date. It's definitely on my Xmas wishlist.
Smartphones are becoming key controllers of our lives
We can unlock our homes, disable our security system & turn the lights on using our smartphones. Useful, but it also gives rise to security concerns.
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.
The latest Phablet from Huawei - Meet Mate 9
Like a decent chef’s knife, the Mate 9 is well balanced and sits comfortably in the hand thanks to clever design tweaks.
67,000 Kiwis hunting free mobile data
This time those people wandering around with phones are not trying to catch cutesy fictional characters. They're after free 2degrees mobile data.
4G smartphone uptake a 'long slog' in markets like APAC
"While 4G handsets themselves have also been relatively pricey across the board."
Hands-on review: HP Elite X3 - one device to replace them all
The HP Elite X3 is a truly outstanding productivity tool and a must-have for modern workers that are constantly on the go.
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.
Indian smartphone market meets major milestone
“This seasonal spike in third quarter of the year can be attributed to the channel preparation for the festive season."
Huawei has now shipped nine million P9 smartphones. What else could be next?
They’ve come such a long way in a short amount of time. They mightn’t have the same brand recognition as Apple or Samsung, but they've been busy.
Xiaomi and Lenovo climb in India’s smart phone market as local players falter
There is ongoing portfolio consolidation as local players change their product strategies, emphasising 4G-enabled models that are becoming mainstream.
Xiaomi's new Mi Note 2 release will prick Apple's ears
From a packed Beijing event reminiscent of an Apple release, Xiaomi today released their new phone, and showed off their concept.
Hands-on review: Huawei P9 Lite - the perfect balance of price and features
Budget smartphones used to translate into Tupperware and poor performance. Not so with the P9 Lite.
BlackBerry bows out of hardware as smartphone business turns sour
The move gives BlackBerry a chance to survive as a pure software and services company, following years of losses for its hardware business.
Christchurchians to put down tech for digital detox
“Having a break from technology allows us to slow down and focus on the things that matter most."
'Positive outlook' for Indonesia smartphone shipments as Samsung, Oppo and Asus maintain market share
Increased activities by vendors as well as locals looking to upgrade their mobile phones due to improvements in their lifestyles, have spurred demand.