Auto makers complacent about IT rivals
Published in News

Turning everything upside down

When, and it is  a when rather than an if, autonomous driving cars really begin to tick, it’s going to turn the whole motoring industry upside down.

Smartphone shipments expected to fall further
Published in Mobiles


Samsung and Huawei lower their expectations

Rumours from the Far East claim that Samsung Electronics and Huawei are lowing their shipment targets for the third quarter due to slacking demand for high-end smartphones globally. Although this appears to be news to at least one of the outfits mentioned.

Memory market picking up
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Apparently due to smartphone demand

The memory-IC market conditions is picking up in the second half of 2016 because manufacturers want them in their smartphone devices.

Gartner says smartphone sales will fall dramatically
Published in Mobiles


That bubble has burst now

After sliding its slide-rules, flicking its abacus, and counting its toes, the beancounters at Gartner have decided that the smartphone business bubble has burst splattering in the face of those who depend on it.

China smartphone sales fall five percent
Published in Mobiles


Latest Strategy Analytics figures

The size of China's smartphone melt-down is surprisingly small, if the latest figures from Strategy Analytics are to be believed.

Huawei launches new P9 and P9 Plus smartphones
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Featuring a Leica-made dual-lens rear camera

Huawei has officially launched its two new flagship smartphones, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, both featuring a Leica-made dual-lens 12-megapixel rear camera.

Asustek thinks it can sell 30 million smartphones
Published in Mobiles


Cunning third world plan

Asustek has a cunning plan to ship 30 million smartphones and become a worldwide top-10 smartphone vendor this year by flogging its products to India, Brazil, Russia and Africa.

Xiaomi misses sales targets by 10 million
Published in Mobiles


But what is 10 million between friends?

The Western Press is having a field day after Xiaomi failed to meet its rather ambitious target of flogging 80 million handsets in 2015.

Hands on with Huawei's Mate 8 and Nexus 6P at CES 2016
Published in Mobiles

During CES 2016, Chinese multinational smartphone giant Huawei unveiled its 6-inch Mate 8 flagship smartphone to succeed the 6-inch Mate 7 released in October 2014. While both devices have beautiful 1080p, 368ppi IPS-NEO panels that take up roughly 78 percent of the device’s screen-to-body ratio, the Mate 8 is Huawei’s first device running its own silicon with the Kirin 950 16nm octa-core FinFET processor as we wrote about back in November.

Nintendo delays mobile game releases
Published in Games


Shares tank

Shares in Nintendo tanked yesterday as the company announced that it was delaying the release of its games onto mobile phones and tablets.