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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Mobile Phones

Internet is Hongkongers' most used form of media: survey

Hongkongers spend longer on the internet each day than they do using any other type of media, a study has found.

Thursday, 20 June, 2013, 9:30pm

Struggling Nokia aims high with low-end phone

As Nokia battles to catch Apple and Samsung Electronics in the market for smartphones costing US$500 or more, it's counting on a bare-bones handset that sells for just US$20 to give it an edge.

Priced 97 per cent below the latest iPhone, the Nokia 105 features preloaded games, a colour screen, a radio, a speaking clock and a torch.

30 Apr 2013 - 5:32am

Grave effect of smartphone revolution

For a 40-year-old gadget, it is remarkable what a central role mobile phones continue to play in our lives. April 3 marked the anniversary of Martin Cooper of Motorola becoming the first man to use a mobile in 1973. He says he was lucky not to become the first casualty of mobile phone usage soon after as he walked around talking on it without paying attention to the New York traffic.

6 Apr 2013 - 4:01am 1 comment

Mobile phone radiation: it's better to be safe than sorry

The second volume of a report that detailed the history of technologies later found to be harmful has sparked discussion over the possibility that mobile phones have cancer-causing radiation.

11 Mar 2013 - 10:37am 1 comment

7 billion humans … 7 billion phones

The number of mobile phones worldwide is set to catch up to the planet's population next year, the United Nations' telecommunications agency has said.

2 Mar 2013 - 5:24am

Phone firms seek to boost Wi-fi usage away from home

Wi-fi networks, having become a household fixture in the past decade, remains too annoying to use outside the home for many, hindering carriers' ambitions to leverage wireless internet technology.

26 Feb 2013 - 5:25am

Cashing in on China's hand-held revolution

The widespread use of mobile devices in China will enable it to overtake the United States as the world's biggest spender in digital marketing in seven to 10 years, according to Laura Desmond, chief executive of Starcom MediaVest Group, the world's biggest media buyer and planner.

9 Feb 2013 - 4:51am

ZTE targets 50pc rise in phone sales to boost earnings

Last year, the company shipped 65 million handsets, among which smartphones had more than doubled to 35 million units from 15.8 million in 2011.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:20am

Party chief sacked for making villagers buy mobile phones to 'raise intelligence'

He told them owning a mobile phone would “raise their intelligence” and get them out of poverty, but was later accused of colluding with a county telecoms provider.

28 Jan 2013 - 3:42pm 1 comment

HTC launches assault on Myanmar’s mobile market

Taiwan’s leading smartphone maker HTC opened its first store in Myanmar on Monday, seeking a foothold in one of Asia’s last remaining untapped markets.

The shop was inaugurated in Yangon by HTC chief executive fficer Peter Chou, an ethnic Chinese who was born and raised in the Southeast Asian country, company officials said.

14 Jan 2013 - 2:42pm