Category: Handsets & Devices

Google gets into the foldable phone game       

As ever Google’s I/O event threw up hordes of announcements and updates related to the tech giant’s estate of interests – one of which was a flashy looking foldable phone called the Google Pixel Fold.

Qualcomm launches a bunch of IoT chips

Building on the launch of its Aware platform, US mobile chip giant Qualcomm has fleshed out its IoT proposition with no less than four new SoCs.

Global PC shipments tumble 33% in Q1

Canalys figures clock a 33% drop in global shipments of desktops and notebooks during Q1 2022, the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit decline.

AMD drops new radio chips and opens telecoms testing lab

Chip maker AMD has launched some new 4G/5G RFSoC digital front-end devices and created a ‘Telco Solutions’ testing lab with VIAVI, as its purchase of Xilinx last year brings it into closer orbit of the telco industry.

Currys says its boom time for refurbished tech

Tech retail chain Currys says that 80% of its refurbished devices sell out within the first week of going on sale, as it expands its online store to include even cheaper/more knackered items.

Continued slump in device shipments forecasted for 2023

Analyst Gartner predicts that worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile will drop 4.4% this year, which would mean the second consecutive year of decline. But there is perhaps some light at the end of the tunnel.

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