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Smartphones

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.

Chinese iPhone accessory sellers ahead of the game

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

Chinese online sellers tout 'special' iPhone 6 editions, but they don't exist

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 unveils larger iPhones and smartwatch

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 slash prices in growing Indian market

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

Beneath China's headline ascent lies a headier online upsurge

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

Move to metal casings for smartphones to benefit BYD Electronic, Ju Teng

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

New VAT may drive China's mobile operators to cut costs

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 delay in mainland launch for CarPlay could benefit rival platforms

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

Greedy Shanghai taxi drivers show the 'evil' side of new technology

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

Smartphones drive compact cameras off the shelves

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

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