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  • Qualcomm tackles wireless audio streaming

    by Ken Hyers | Mar 05, 2021
    Sales of Totally Wireless (TWS) Bluetooth headsets are skyrocketing.  So is mobile gaming, video streaming and listening to music on smartphones.  The... ...
  • Where is Your Phone Made?

    by Neil Mawston | Mar 04, 2021
    Your 4G / 5G smartphone or featurephone is almost certainly manufactured in Asia or Latin America. Learn more here. ...
  • Samsung upgrades Galaxy Buds Live TWS Headphones

    by Ken Hyers | Feb 26, 2021
    Samsung has brought new hearing enhancements to its Galaxy Buds Live TWS headphones.  The new feature, first introduced in its Galaxy Buds Pro TWS, let use... ...
  • Huawei Mate X2: Bigger in every way, but why?

    by Ken Hyers | Feb 24, 2021
    Huawei this week revealed its newest foldable, the Huawei Mate X2.  The newest flagship from the Chinese smartphone maker boasts a sizeable foldable displa... ...
  • OPPO Wireless Air Charging for Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 23, 2021
    OPPO introduced today, in China, its prototype Wireless Air Charging (WAC) accessory for smartphones. OPPO WAC will enable your 5G handset to re... ...
  • Huawei X2 Foldable Has 8-Inch Screen

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 22, 2021
    Huawei today launched its new Mate X2 foldable with a huge 8-inch display. The X2 costs almost $3,000 and is the world’s most-expensive mainstream smartp... ...
  • G&D Brings eSIM Phones to Pakistan

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 18, 2021
    We notice Ufone, a mobile operator, has this month introduced a new eSIM program in Pakistan. This is Pakistan's first-ever eSIM rollout. The launch... ...
  • From Essential to Nothing

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 16, 2021
    As you may recall, former Android co-founder, Andy Rubin, once launched his Essential smartphone to crazy hype in the US way back in 2017. Essen... ...
  • Pixelworks Pushes into 5G Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 15, 2021
    Pixelworks, of the US, has caught our eye. The processor firm -- famous for improving cinema flicks and home projectors -- is now driving a big push ... ...
  • How Good (or Bad) is Xiaomi Air Charge?

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 15, 2021
    Xiaomi’s new Air Charge box for the home claims to recharge your smartphone battery in open air while on the move. No&... ...
  • Apple iPhone Tops 5G Market

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 12, 2021
    As expected, Apple iPhone became the world’s number one 5G smartphone vendor in the final quarter of 2020. The lead over its rivals (like OPPO) is not a g... ...
  • Apple to Buy Bitcoin?

    by Neil Mawston | Feb 12, 2021
    Some say Bitcoin will eventually replace the US dollar. Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, is a big fan. Will Apple buy Bitcoin? We analyze the option... ...
  • Xiaomi Brings Wireless Charging to a Whole New Level

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Jan 29, 2021
    In 23. January, Xiaomi, the worlds third largest (in 4Q20) smartphone vendor, announced a new revolutionary wireless charging method, the Mi Air Charge. T... ...
  • Samsung Display to Sell More Foldables?

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 28, 2021
    Speculative news out of Asia this week suggests Samsung Display could be about to supply more foldable screens to non-Samsung smartphone makers later this year.... ...
  • Samsung S21 Ultra 5G Has New OLED Screen

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    Samsung announced this month that its flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G smartphone will (for the first time) use Samsung Display's new low-power OLED display, which ... ...
  • Portugal Gears up for 5G Phones

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    We note the main mobile operators in Portugal are now preparing for the arrival of the first 5G commercial service offers, which should be launched later in Q1 ... ...
  • Apple iPhone Foldable Rumors

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 25, 2021
    Rumors have emerged (again) in recent days that Apple is prepping a 5G foldable iPhone for the US market in perhaps 2022 or 2023. Stories say it is a... ...
  • CES 2021: TWS Headsets Continue Their Winning March

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Jan 15, 2021
    TWS headsets have become the fastest growing consumer electronics devices in the world. These small gadgets are already changing how and where we listen to musi... ...
  • CES 2021: Robots Become More Personable

    by Ville-Petteri Ukonaho | Jan 14, 2021
    CES 2021 has gone virtual this year, as the Coronavirus has stopped in-person trade shows in their tracks. Instead of thousands of people flocking to Las Vegas,... ...
  • CES 2021: Will this be the year of the rollable?

    by Ken Hyers | Jan 13, 2021
    Smartphone vendors are kicking off 2021 with a bang at CES 2021, with multiple vendors showing off innovative new smartphone displays. If 2020 was the year of f... ...

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