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.
This week, Apple unveiled its iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus, but at factories in the mainland hub of Guangdong production of cases and other accessories for the phones started three months ago.Friday, 12 September, 2014, 10:09am
Exploiting mainland consumers' eagerness for the latest iPhones, unscrupulous online merchants are claiming that not only can they source the trendy devices, they even have access to a "special Macau edition".12 Sep 2014 - 5:53pm 8 comments
Apple unveiled two new super-size iPhones and a smartwatch during the company's most anticipated product unveiling for years.10 Sep 2014 - 1:34pm 10 comments
Smartphone makers are in a race to the bottom of India's economic pyramid as they battle for customers in the fast-growing low-end market segment where analysts say opportunities are vast.9 Sep 2014 - 11:43am
Some new words are too delicious to ignore. So it is with "Il Sorpasso", restored to mark the imminent statistical ascent of China to become the world's biggest economy.8 May 2014 - 4:54am
Since Apple introduced an aluminium unibody design on the iPhone in 2012, few smartphone brands have followed suit by introducing metal casings for their flagship devices.21 Apr 2014 - 6:45pm
The value-added tax that the mainland's telecommunications companies face later this year might force the three wireless operators to cut expenses, including subsidies promoting smartphone usage, analysts say.
Beijing would use the tax to replace the existing business tax in several service industries, including the telecommunications sector, Premier Li Keqiang reiterated this week.8 Mar 2014 - 1:01am
Apple's new CarPlay technology could redefine how carmakers integrate smartphones and mobile applications into their vehicles, but its debut in the world's largest car market will have to wait.6 Mar 2014 - 4:29am 1 comment
Google once had an informal corporate motto - "Don't be evil" - a sentiment often shared by many other technology firms around the world. Technology itself can't be evil if we see it purely from a scientific perspective, but how we make use of it can be a very different story.3 Mar 2014 - 12:07pm 9 comments
When camera-shop owner Gordon Yuen Tien-yau found two years ago that his Samsung phone could take very high-quality photos, he decided to add smartphones to the cameras on his shelves.15 Feb 2014 - 1:01am