Mobile Phones

Internet is Hongkongers' most used form of media: survey

Hongkongers spend an average of 145 minutes a day on the internet. Photo: AP

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

The Nokia 105 has been released in some Asian markets.

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

Mobile phones have changed our behavioural patterns. Photo: AP

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

Pong's case claims to reduce exposure to cellphone radiation.

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

Mobile penetration will soon be at 90 per cent. Photo: Bloomberg

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

A system under development may let smartphone users access Wi-fi when they are out without having to log in. Photo: Bloomberg

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

China has a billion mobile phone users and is expected to overtake the US in a decade in spending on digital advertising. Photo: AFP

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

ZTE targets 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'

Although priced at a subsidised rate, each mobile phone reportedly costs about 200 yuan.

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

HTC CEO Peter Chou holds one of his devices sporting a new Myanmar font ahead of Monday's launch of the product in Yangon. Photo: Reuters

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

Chungking Mansions a global business hub

Siby Ismael, director of Marena Corporation, at his office in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Warton Li

Every day around 2pm, the first floor of Chungking Mansions is covered with boxes ready to be picked up for airfreight. Most are heading to Africa. They are filled with the latest models of mobile phones made by little-known brands such as Nasaki, Admet and jFone.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

China Mobile returns to the present

China Mobile may develop its own brand of mobile phones, and also establish an Internet company.

After months of maintaining a relatively low profile, China Mobile's recently named President Li Yue is finally making a splash in the headlines with some interesting strategic announcements.

6 Dec 2012 - 12:02pm

Technology can empower women

In the Philippines and Indonesia, women are increasingly using social media technology to expand their opportunities in business and politics. Photo: AFP

While technology has traditionally been a male preserve, women today are relating to it in ways that have a real impact on politics, business, culture and community. In particular, they are using mobile phones and the internet to make connections and communicate more.

12 Nov 2012 - 3:30am

Foxconn shares surge on broker upgrades

Foxconn International Holdings, the world's biggest contract maker of mobile phones, surged by a record yesterday after Citigroup and HSBC upgraded the stock on much improved prospects for generating profits.

The company's shares surged by as much 31.9 per cent to finish at HK$3.60, compared with a 0.47 per cent decline in the benchmark Hang Seng Index.

8 May 2015 - 12:49pm

Briefs, November 4, 2012

Robbers attack man on Sheung Shui street

A man was attacked by two robbers in Sheung Shui. The victim told police he was walking in the street when one man grabbed him from behind and another placed a plastic bag over his head, then tried to steal his belongings. The victim put up a struggle and escaped.


Illegal-bar raid nets HK$70,000 drug haul

4 Nov 2012 - 4:13am