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  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an Integral Part of a Modern Smartphone

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Oct 19, 2017
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become and important differentiator among smartphones. Virtual Assistants, machine learning and on-device AI are all important ... ...
  • India 4G Feature Phone Segment Getting More Vibrant

    by Rajeev Nair | Oct 18, 2017
    There is growing competition to Reliance – Jio in the new 4G Feature Phone segment in India. The latest entrant being Micromax, with its Bharat 1 device. ... ...
  • ZTE Axon M : ZTE Revives the Flip Phone

    by Ken Hyers | Oct 17, 2017
    ZTE has unveiled a new smartphone with a strikingly new form-factor. The Axon M is arguably the most innovative new design in smartphones since the first iPhone... ...
  • What is the Future for Fingerprint Sensors?

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 16, 2017
    With Apple abandoning fingerprint authentication for its flagship iPhone X, what is the future for this technology? Will other handset makers follow suit,... ...
  • Bitcoin Hits Record High

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 16, 2017
    Bitcoin, a digital currency, soared to a record high in recent days. As Wikileaks posted recently, the price of Bitcoin has jumped from US$0.06 i... ...
  • TCL-Alcatel Sells Half Its Phone Business

    by Neil Mawston | Oct 11, 2017
    After years of relentless decline and disastrous missteps, TCL-Alcatel has finally admitted defeat and sold half its mobile phone business to outside inves... ...
  • Nokia Stops Development of OZO VR Camera

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Oct 10, 2017
    Today, 10th of October 2017 Nokia announced that it will stop the development of its industry leading professional virtual reality camera OZO. Nokia justifies t... ...
  • What is Next for Handset and Smartphone Displays?

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Oct 04, 2017
    What is the first thing that catches the eye on a handset once it is turned on? The display. The display has long been the main technology that defines usabil... ...
  • Refurbished handset sales growing, but India market largely untapped

    by Ken Hyers | Sep 27, 2017
    Refurbished handset sales continue to grow, by double-digit percentages year-on-year in 2017. Strategy Analytics’ Emerging Device Strategies practice find... ...
  • Ten Emerging Technologies Powering Smartphones

    by Ken Hyers | Sep 26, 2017
    Today’s smartphones are loaded with advanced sensors and technologies. These have allowed the modern smartphone to replace PCs, standalone cameras, naviga... ...
  • Is WiGig Dead?

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 26, 2017
    In a recent announcement that flew under the radar screen for most of the industry, Asus introduced the world’s first WiGig smartphone with Gigabit LTE. I... ...
  • Google Buys HTC Pixel

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 21, 2017
    As expected, Google this week purchased HTC’s Pixel unit, taking on half the company’s handset R&D team. Google has paid US$1 billion to (once a... ...
  • Apple iPhone X -- Which Technologies Matter Most

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 13, 2017
    Apple introduced the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X on Sep 12, 2017. Our EDS (Devices) service guides the most important TECHNOLOGIES you need to be aware of in... ...
  • Apple iPhone: The Trillion-Dollar Smartphone

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 08, 2017
    According to the latest research from our Emerging Device Strategies (EDS) service, Apple has shipped 1.2 billion iPhones worldwide cumulatively in the past 10 ... ...
  • MWC Americas: Overshadowed by Apple iPhone...

    by Neil Mawston | Sep 07, 2017
    MWC Americas -- the new name for the old CTIA tradeshow -- takes place next week in San Francisco, USA. The event is unfortunately timed, because it opens on t... ...
  • SA at IFA 2017: Windows on Snapdragon and New Kirin 970

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Sep 02, 2017
    Windows on Snapdragon Microsoft and Qualcomm announced their initiative to bring Windows on Snapdragon in December 2016. Now the fruit of that co-operation is ... ...
  • LG V30 Brings LTE 600MHz to Smartphones

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 31, 2017
    LG this week launched its new V30 handset. It is the world’s first LTE 600MHz phone. According to our EDS (Devices) service, the V30 has an attractive be... ...
  • IFA: Day 2: Smartphones and Smart Robots

    by Ken Hyers | Aug 31, 2017
    Day 2 of the big IFA tradeshow in Germany, on Thursday, 31th August, 2017, turned up three notable new products that we saw from LG, Sony, CAT and Miele. As ou... ...
  • IFA: Day 1: Wearables Rule

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 31, 2017
    Day 1 of the big IFA tradeshow in Germany, on Weds, 30th August, 2017, turned up three notable new products that we saw from Samsung, Fitbit and Diesel. As our... ...
  • NFC Phone Sales Will Grow 16% in 2018

    by Neil Mawston | Aug 29, 2017
    According to our EDS (Devices) service, NFC phone sales will grow +16% globally in 2018. NFC is used for paying, pairing and sharing by smartphone. The NFC segm... ...