Handsets

EE 5G hits the ground running

Sneaking in-front of Vodafone to debut on May 30, EE’s 5G proposition will be launched across six cities in the UK with a range of different devices and interesting bundling options.

Google wins FCC approval for gesture control tests

Google has finally won regulatory approval from the FCC to start testing the more advanced features of Project Soli, a radar-based motion sensor to allow the user to control devices through gestures.

Apple warns of higher prices with looming Chinese tariffs

Apple’s relationship with the White House looks to be straining at the seams as the iLeader continues to criticise the impending trade war, while the President offers little knowledge of how supply chains actually work.

Xiaomi taking big steps on the global stage

After taking the lead in the Indian market, Xiaomi has continued the solid progress by snapping up second spot Indonesia, another one of the world’s most lucrative markets.

Samsung semiconductor sales smashes second quarter

The Samsung consumer business might have gone down in a ball of flames last year, but 2017 is proving to be a different type of game as the semiconductor business unit reports impressive growth.

Samsung looks to cut out chipmakers with CSR acquisition

Handset giant Samsung has acquired UK chipmaker CSR’s handset technology development business in a deal worth $310m. The acquisition is part of Samsung’s “complete platform strategy”, according to analysts, as the Korean vendor looks to cut its dependency on external silicon suppliers.

We finally understand operators, says Intel

An Intel executive has admitted that the company’s historical inability to win a share of the mobile space stemmed from its failure to properly understand the operator community. Herbert Weber, EMEA marketing director for mobile and communications at Intel, told Telecoms.com that the firm has since taken the time to understand the nuances between the PC and mobile business models and has adjusted its offerings and features accordingly to appeal to operators and consumers alike.

MWC: ZTE to challenge global handsets leaders

ZTE hopes to help pave the way to becoming third largest handset vendor by 2015 with an array of eight new devices launched at MWC 2012. Although a global aspiration, the new devices will mainly target users in Europe, Japan, the USA and China.

Touchless gesture-based phones and flexible screens on the horizon

The new innovations that could revolutionise handsets are making their way to the market after a Korean handset manufacturer announced it is launching an Android handset equipped with touchless hand gesture recognition technology, while Samsung has confirmed it will be launching devices next year that will have flexible display screens.

Sony Ericsson reshuffles top brass

Struggling handset vendor Sony Ericsson on Monday announced a change of leadership that will see chief executive Dick Komiyama step down at the end of the year, to be replaced by Bert Nordberg, currently executive vice president of Ericsson.

Online mobile phone retail on the increase

Consumers are increasingly drawn to online purchasing for new mobile phones in Europe’s largest markets, with Amazon and eBay taking the lion’s share of business, according to new findings from the TNS ComTech research project.

Handset shipments to drop by 9% in 2009

Mobile phone shipments in 2009 are forecast to be down globally by about 9.1 per cent, according to analyst figures released this week, as economic gloom continues to cloud the horizon.

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