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Smartphone

Smartphones have their own mobile operating system. The first smartphone to find a widespread market was the Blackberry, but that quickly lost ground after Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007. That was followed by smartphones powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system.

By going private, Blackberry may buy time to fix itself

A tentative deal to take BlackBerry private will not necessarily resolve challenges that pushed the smartphone maker into a corner in the first place, but it gives the struggling company some breathing room.

Wednesday, 25 September, 2013, 11:23am

Microsoft's new surface: tablet or laptop? - REVIEW

Is Microsoft’s Surface a tablet or a laptop?

I’m not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad.

7 Oct 2013 - 11:09am

Oppo aims new flagship at China smartphone market

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo will probably ship more than 15 million units in the mainland this year, with foreign expansion also picking up, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

That would put the Dongguan, Guangdong-based company on a par with Xiaomi, which has also said it would meet its 15 million units sales target this year.

24 Sep 2013 - 4:04pm

BlackBerry admits defeat as consortium bids US$4.7b to take it private

Smartphone maker BlackBerry has agreed to go private in a US$4.7 billion deal led by its biggest shareholder, allowing the on-the-go email pioneer to regroup away from public scrutiny after years of falling fortunes and slumping market share.

24 Sep 2013 - 8:52pm

BlackBerry move away from consumers unlikely to stem decline

BlackBerry’s plan to retreat from the consumer market in favour of its traditional strength serving businesses and governments is widely seen as a desperate move that industry watchers warn will only accelerate its downward spiral.

23 Sep 2013 - 2:12pm

We’ve cracked Apple’s fingerprint scanner: German hackers

A group of German hackers claimed to have cracked the iPhone fingerprint scanner just two days after Apple launched the technology that it promises will better protect devices from criminals and snoopers seeking access.

24 Sep 2013 - 12:56pm 2 comments

Hackers eager to crack fingerprint scanner on iPhone 5S

Hackers are gearing up for Friday’s release of the iPhone 5S, aiming to be the first to crack the device’s first-ever fingerprint scanner, a security feature that Apple Inc hopes will set the new model apart from the competition.

20 Sep 2013 - 10:30am

BlackBerry plans deep job cuts as new phone launches: report

BlackBerry plans to slash thousands of jobs by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, just as the company launches a flagship smartphone intended to revive its fortunes.

19 Sep 2013 - 12:57pm

Review: the new Apple is evolutionary, not revolutionary

In Aesop’s fable of the fox and the lion, the fox was initially terrified when he first saw the lion. But after a time, he got over his fear and even passed the time of day with the king of beasts. And the moral of this story? “Familiarity breeds contempt.”

When Apple launched its smartphone in 2007 the world swooned.

18 Sep 2013 - 2:43pm

Not just for talking, smartphones are hubs: survey

For US smartphone users, talking is old hat.

A new survey shows Americans spend an average of nearly two hours a day -- 114 minutes -- on their smartphones, including just 23 minutes talking.

18 Sep 2013 - 11:00am

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