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Mobile phones are most important piece of technology for Asians, says expert

Mobile phones are the most important item of technology for people living in the Asia-Pacific region as more of them gain access to cheaper smartphones, an expert told a conference in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 11 September, 2013, 4:26pm

For the young, mobile phones are not all they're cracked up to be

Brittany Lofton spots them all the time: teens and university students clutching their beat-up cellphones, with screens so cracked that spider-web-like patterns creep across the glass.

20 May 2013 - 6:44am

Smartphone's evolution continues with a raft of new innovations

Will we one day look back on the iPhone and think it quaint? Probably, and that day could come sooner than you think, with developers ready to unleash a raft of innovations.

15 Mar 2013 - 10:05am

Briefs, January 22, 2013

Mobile phone subscribers on the mainland reached 1.11 billion by the end of last year, according to data released by the country's three giant telecommunications operators. China is the world's largest mobile phone market by subscribers, with a user pool of one sixth the global population.

22 Jan 2013 - 4:57am

Mainland set to tap into new mobile markets

The mainland market for so-called connected devices and services is forecast to grow six-fold to US$707 billion by 2020 from US$116 billion this year, boosting efficiency across key domestic industries.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Elderly 'should be embraced, not sidelined'

Picture a user of a mobile gadget, and a young person usually springs to mind.

But the telecommunications industry should take advantage of the as yet uncultivated 'silver-haired market', the chief of a social enterprise that manages emergency call services for the elderly says.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am


Old value of harmony still valid

Harmony is one of the main concepts in Confucianism and I think it is still the best way to deal with various problems.

When we work in a team, co-operation is essential. This requires a common strategy, but there may still be arguments. Harmony is needed to cool things down, so people can make decisions wisely.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

ZTE eyes surge in smartphones

ZTE, China's second-largest telecommunications equipment maker, plans to increase smartphone shipments to between 40 and 50 million this year from last year's 15 million.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Generator to blame for crash: SmarTone

The breakdown in SmarTone's mobile coverage on Monday was caused by a back-up power generator in Sha Tin restarting itself repeatedly, the telecoms operator said yesterday.

SmarTone, a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties, is facing a barrage of criticism and a possible fine from telecoms watchdog Ofca after a quarter of its mobile network coverage failed.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


A mobile phone can be a lifesaver in case of emergencies. The problem with today's smartphones is you always end up using all the battery power by playing games, updating your Facebook status or simply checking your e-mail.

That's why in emergency situations when you need a spare, you need a SpareOne.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am