Tag Archives: Smartphone

Chinese Makers Lead Smartphone Growth as Apple, Samsung Shares Plummet: Gartner

Chinese manufacturers are driving growth in the smartphone market as sector leaders Samsung and Apple sputter, a survey showed Thursday. The survey by Gartner Inc. showed that in the third quarter, three Chinese vendors – Huawei, Oppo and BBK Communication Equipment – together accounted for 21 percent of the smartphones sold worldwide, and were the only vendors in the top ... Read More »

Smartphone Shipments in India Cross 30 Million Units in Q3 2016: IDC

For the first time, the smartphone market in India crossed the 30 million unit shipments milestone in the third quarter of this year, the International Data Corp (IDC) reported on Tuesday. According to IDC’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments clocked 32.3 million units in Q3 2016 with 17.5 percentage growth over the previous quarter, maintaining its traction with 11 ... Read More »

Ericsson Sees Global Smartphone Subscriptions Almost Doubling by 2022

Global subscriptions for smartphones will almost double by 2022, helping mobile data traffic to eightfold, telecoms network gear maker Ericsson predicted on Tuesday. The Swedish company said it expected there will be 6.8 billion smartphone subscriptions globally by the end of 2022, up from 3.9 billion in 2016. In its previous forecast from June this year, Ericsson had said it ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone AR Google Tango Smartphone Set to Launch at CES 2017: Report

  Asus may be the next smartphone manufacturer to launch Google Tango-ready smartphone. According to a report citing Asus CEO Jerry Shen, the company is gearing to launch the ‘ZenFone AR’ at CES 2017. Shen was cited to say the ‘ZenFone AR will come with advanced functionality and performance at a competitive price.’ The Taiwanese company is expected to showcase ... Read More »

BlackBerry’s Got One Last Keyboard Smartphone for Its Fans

BlackBerry CEO John Chen hints at bringing a new smartphone BlackBerry has officially shut its mobile business The company said it will focus more on the software division BlackBerry Ltd. has officially stopped making its own phones, but the company has one last treat for die-hard fans: a new phone sporting its trademark physical keyboard. Chief Executive Officer John Chen ... Read More »

Apple, Chinese Smartphone Makers Help Toshiba Return to Profit in Q2

Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp swung to an operating profit in the July-September quarter, driven by strong demand for NAND flash memory chips from Chinese smartphone makers. That boom in demand has been a blessing for Toshiba, which is seeking to recover from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal by turning itself into a company more focused on chips, nuclear energy and ... Read More »

Apple Grabs 104 Percent of the Smartphone Industry’s Profits in Q3 2016, Claims Analyst

  Profit estimates are often crucial indicators for any industry as they reveal the direction where the companies are heading. If the latest estimates by analyst Tim Long from BMO Capital Markets, about smartphone industry are anything to go by, Apple seems to be the only shining spot in an otherwise ailing industry. As per the estimates by Long, reported ... Read More »

Nokia D1C Android Smartphone Image Renders Leak Design Details

Nokia is tipped to return to the smartphone market in 2017, and the company is expected to unveil two to three devices in the upcoming year. One of them is the rumoured Nokia D1C, whose specification details have been cropping up recently. Now, fresh images have been leaked giving us a glimpse of what the smartphone looks like, and cementing ... Read More »

General Mobile GM5 Android One Smartphone With Android 7.0 Nougat Launched

Last year in May, Google’s Android One initiative reached Turkey with the General Mobile 4G smartphone. Since then, the Turkish manufacturer General Mobile has launched the 5 Plus smartphone in the market as well, and now a new Android One smartphone has been added to the mix expanding its portfolio. Furthering Google’s efforts to bring stock Android and modern connectivity ... Read More »

Lyf Smartphone Allegedly Explodes; Reliance Retail Investigating

  A man claimed on a social media site Sunday that his 4G Lyf phone, sold by RIL’s retail arm Reliance Retail, allegedly burst into flames. The firm promised a thorough investigation in the matter. “My family had a narrow escape today after @reliancejio’s @Reliance_LYF phone exploded & burst into flames,” Tanvir Sadiq said on Twitter. He also posted a ... Read More »