Category: Wearables


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smartphone numbers, India and Fitbit

The pod A-team of Jamie, Iain and Scott are back together this week and they start with a look at the latest global smartphone shipment numbers and specifically Huawei’s extraordinary performance. Conversation moves onto the ongoing soap-opera that is the Indian telecoms market before concluding with analysis of Google’s decision to buy wearables specialist Fitbit.

Google launches a bunch of hardware

Internet giant Google has launched the latest version of its own smartphone, together with a bunch of other stuff, as it continues to expand its hardware offering.

US wearables market surges to $2bn in Q2

After years of letting the industry down, the wearables segment has seemingly finally got its act together, with sales totalling $2 billion in the second quarter of 2019.

Apple’s design chief decides to call it a day

Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officers, has announced that he is leaving the company at the end of the year and will set up LoveFrom, his own creative business, with Apple as its first client.

Xiaomi is meeting Huawei domestic aggression head on

Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi plans to increase the investment in channel and retail development in the Chinese market by $725 million, to improve its position and to counter the expected aggression from market leader Huawei.

Wearables are on the up – IDC

Global shipments of wearable devices are increasingly healthily increasing, according to IDC estimates, up 55% to 49.6 million over the first three months of 2019.

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