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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.
03 Oct 16
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."
30 Sep 16
'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.
09 Sep 16
Study finds the key drivers behind growing app economy in APJ
CA Technologies recently announced the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) results of a global Economist Intelligence Unit survey.
09 Sep 16
Hands-on review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
With dodgy software and designs created by 3 year olds, Chinese Smartphones have consistently been cheap toys. Xiaomi are changing that.
09 Sep 16
Grumpy tech guy: Top tech annoyances and their solutions
Tasks as simple as going out to meet up with friends without a smartphone is chaos in the making.
07 Sep 16
Samsung NZ issues recall of all Galaxy Note7 smartphones
Samsung New Zealand is recalling all Samsung Galaxy Note7s currently in circulation, after global reports that batteries could explode.
05 Sep 16
Smartphone sales down, but 'Phablets' are in
"Over the past two years, high-priced flagship phablets from the likes of Apple, Samsung, and LG have set the bar for power, performance, and design."
02 Sep 16
Hands-on review: Vodafone Smart Mini 7 - small and packed with features
The Vodafone Smart Mini 7 is a compact Android smartphone with plenty of features for a teeny price.
01 Sep 16
Hands-on review: The Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 - a cracker for mobile games
This 4G-capable phone-bordering-on-phablet has guts. HD screen, decent audio and the smoothness of Android Marshmallow 6.0, it’s worth its price.
30 Aug 16
Calm before the storm: Australia holds its breath in declining smartphone market
“Australian consumers are becoming increasingly aware of alternative buying options in smartphones and the lack of innovation."
22 Aug 16
Hands-on review: Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 - more bling for less cha-ching
Only costing $349, the spec and performance of the Ultra 7 equates to solid bang for buck value, and it doesn’t look or feel like a budget device.
19 Aug 16
Hands-on review: Huawei P9 Plus - all the bells and whistles
This is a well-crafted phone that ticks all the boxes a high-end buyer is ever likely to have - including one of the best cameras out there.
18 Aug 16
Low smartphone penetration in APAC represents 'big opportunity' for vendors
Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow this year despite Apple posting its first annual decline. APAC can expect 13% growth.
16 Aug 16
Hands-on review: Vodafone Smart Mini 7 - absolutely affordable
Vodafone launched a new range of house-branded affordable smartphones aimed at buyers on a budget.
16 Aug 16
Greenpeace calls out phone vendors
“If tech brands want to lead us into the future, they need to move towards closed-loop production and embrace the circular economy."
16 Aug 16
Vodafone NZ reveals new smartphone fleet to rival high-end devices
Today, Vodafone announced new additions to their own smartphone range, built as unique phones from the ground up.
15 Aug 16
BlackBerry launches new services to Android users
BlackBerry delivers on its smartphone software strategy, offering BlackBerry Hub+ for Android users.
10 Aug 16
Hands-on review: Meizu M3 Note - bang for buck value
Not so long ago budget smartphones translated into dinky specs in Tupperware chassis with lousy battery life and pokey processors. A lot has changed.
09 Aug 16
Apple celebrates its 1 billionth iPhone sale
"We passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day."
29 Jul 16
Smartphone market enjoys modest Q2 growth, Canalys finds
“Samsung’s VR move has proved a wise one, with Gear VR bundles helping boost flagship handset sales.”
27 Jul 16
Smartphone leak: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 details
Pictures of the Galaxy Note 7 have surfaced, and Samsung fans have worked themselves into a lather of speculation.
13 Jul 16
Japanese smartphone users all cybersecurity talk, but no action
Japanese smartphone users might know more about cyber security, but that doesn't mean they're any safer, according to new research from ESET.
12 Jul 16
Smartphones forecast to bring Samsung best earnings in 2 years
The S7 was released in March of this year, which in turn likely helped lift the tech giants profits substantially for the second quarter.
08 Jul 16