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.
A California start-up has developed a device that can charge smartphones with candles.
The world’s largest smartphone market may be reaching saturation, but local Chinese players like Huawei and ZTE are elbowing in on Apple’s turf at home and abroad. (Photo: AFP)
The call of the world’s biggest smartphone market is proving irresistible for entrepreneurs in China, where even purveyors of concrete mixers, refrigerators and rock music are mimicking local trailblazer Xiaomi with their own handsets.14 Jul 2015 - 4:21pm
Despite having one of the highest rates of mobile phone use and homing many of the worlds biggest banks, Hong Kong is lagging far behind other major money centers when it comes to financial tech. (Photo: Reuters)
Chinese technology giant ZTE is set to launch a "secret product" that it hopes will change the landscape of the global smartphone business following the hiring of a team of former Blackberry staffers last year.13 Jul 2015 - 12:51pm
Apple is preparing for the largest initial production run for its next iPhones by the end of the year.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is asking suppliers to manufacture 85 million to 90 million units of two new models with 4.7-inch and 4.5-inch displays.9 Jul 2015 - 11:45am
Samsung Electronics on Tuesday flagged a second-quarter drop in operating profit that missed analyst estimates after sales of its newest flagship smartphone failed to meet expectations.
The earnings forecast came as a South Korean court ruled in Samsung’s favour against a US hedge fund’s efforts to block the proposed merger of two major affiliates7 Jul 2015 - 3:48pm
Shares of Coolpad Group, one of mainland China’s leading smartphone suppliers, fell sharply in early trading on Monday, roughly a week after the company raised US$352 million from new investor LeTV.10 Jul 2015 - 8:19am
Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has launched its latest flagship handset and, in keeping with its strategy, aggressively priced the cutting-edge device at 1,799 yuan (US$285).
The MX5 sports a metal build and packs a 20.7-megapixel Sony camera module with a dual LED flash and laser autofocus, along with a 5-megapixel shooter in front.1 Jul 2015 - 9:30am 1 comment
In recent years, China has become the world’s fastest growing market for smartphones. More than 500 million people use smartphones in mainland China and more than 390 million smartphones were manufactured in 2014, according to market analysis firm iResearch.23 Jun 2015 - 8:49am 1 comment
Chinese smartphone maker Meizu has launched its latest mid-range phablets, with prices starting at an aggressive 799 yuan (US$129).
The Zhuhai-based company, backed by Alibaba, also teamed up with the e-commerce giant’s Tmall service to introduce a new version of a set-top box that allows users to control their television with their smartphones, among other functions.3 Jun 2015 - 10:17am
A US federal appeals court has upheld a jury’s finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple’s iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the US$930 million (HK$7.3 billion) in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.19 May 2015 - 9:02am
Competition in the Chinese smartphone market is escalating as non-traditional phone makers join the game, looking to cash in on surging demand.7 May 2015 - 8:42am
Premier Li Keqiang has recently become a big fan of the internet. Wherever he goes and speaks, he promotes Beijing's "Internet Plus" strategy, which is aimed at transforming the mainland's labour intensive economy into a more innovative, internet-driven one.3 May 2015 - 8:09pm 1 comment
Authorities have raided the offices of Uber in the city of Guangzhou as the transport authority said it had started a crackdown on web-connected private-car taxi companies allegedly offering illicit services.1 May 2015 - 6:49pm