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  • Apple iPhone 5G Supercycle

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 28, 2021
    Apple delivered a record iPhone performance in Q4 2020, despite virus panic and demand stagnation. Apple soared in developed markets with its 5G iPhone 12 and i... ...
  • 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.... ...
  • Global Smartphone Shipments Hit 1.3 Billion in 2020

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 28, 2021
    Global smartphone shipments hit 1.3 billion units last year in 2020. Apple iPhone and Xiaomi delivered a strong fourth quarter, while Huawei and others lagged b... ...
  • What Trends are Driving Mobile Processor Growth?

    by Sravan Kundojjala | Jan 28, 2021
    In the middle of the pandemic, the trade-war, the stagnant device market and the potential game-changing semiconductor acquisition, the year 2020 saw record-bre... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • Samsung Watch Heart-Tracker Hits 31 New Countries

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    Samsung has this week announced that its Health Monitor app will soon be available across 31 new countries. Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 users can us... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • Xiaomi, Vivo & OPPO Top Smartphone Models in Indonesia

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    It is the time of year, now, when smartphone companies around the globe start totting up their 2020 performance. Looking at Indonesia, the third biggest market... ...
  • Ghia GK3G with KaiOS Launches Phone in Mexico

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 27, 2021
    Mexican electronics manufacturer, Ghia, has this week launched its clumsily named GK3G smart featurephone with KaiOS in the Central American country. It w... ...
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Chaos

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 25, 2021
    Florida is cracking down on vaccine tourism. Connecticut is struggling with online scheduling of senior citizen vaccinations. Dollar General, Aldi, an... ...
  • How Airshield Can Save Transportation

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 25, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated public transportation of every variety from buses and taxis to airplanes and trains. The combination of remote work and evo... ...
  • 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... ...
  • iHunt Romania Expands Rugged Smartphones

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 25, 2021
    Romanian company iHunt, which produces rugged smartphones and smartwatches under its own brand, has this week finally completed a long-awaited bond issue to rai... ...
  • Apple to Revolutionize VR in 2022?

    by Neil Mawston | Jan 22, 2021
    Rumors surfaced again this week that Apple is planning a portable virtual reality headset and a pair of mobile augmented reality smartg... ...
  • The New Honor Launched its First Smartphone Model V40 after Independence

    by Yiwen Wu | Jan 22, 2021
    Honor launched its first model after spinning out from Huawei. The new 5G model - Honor V40 - is powered by MTK Dimensity 1000+ chipset and is equipped with a 6... ...
  • Playing Pandemic Roulette in Cars

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 20, 2021
    A study published in ScienceAdvances has shown computer simulations of the movement of virus-laden airborne droplets in cars. The objective of the study appears... ...
  • CES 2021: GM's Zero Vision

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 20, 2021
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra kicked off the annual Consumer Electronics Show this week touting GM’s virtual “Exhibit Zero” to describe the ... ...
  • The Pardon of Anthony Levandowski

    by Roger Lanctot | Jan 20, 2021
    Among the 143 last minute pardons issued by outgoing President Donald Trump is one for Anthony Levandowski. Levandowski's pardon raises important questions rega... ...
  • Automotive Observations from the Inaugural All-digital CES 2021

    by Asif Anwar | Jan 19, 2021
    2021 was the inaugural year for CES as an all-digital show in response to the ongoing challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Still, the show offered ... ...

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