Feature phones retain market grip across Africa

Despite the widely held belief that old-style feature phones are losing ground to smartphones across Africa, new data indicate that feature phones actually gained market share in 2017. According to IDC, the market share of feature phones rose from 55.4 percent in 2016 to 61 percent in 2017, while conversely, the market share of smartphones […]

LG prepares K Series smartphone updates for MWC 2018

LG Electronics will unveil updated versions of its K8 and K10 mid-tier smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2018 next week, “enhanced with even more premium features rivalling those of flagships”. In a statement on  MWC 2018 website, Ha Jeung-uk, business unit leader for LG’s mobile arm, said: “We’re confident we can capture the hearts and […]

Apple launches HomePod voice speaker, taking on Google, Amazon

After missing the critical holiday shopping season, Apple Inc has jumped into the voice speaker wars with the HomePod smart speaker, a device that will use its Siri voice assistant and compete against offerings from Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google. Apple on Tuesday said it will start taking online orders for its HomePod smart […]

iPhones addiction profitable –Apple

Apple Inc. investors on Tuesday shrugged off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now, a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Hedge fund JANA Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) pension fund said on Saturday that iPhone overuse could […]

IPhone X officially arrives Nigeria as Apple launches new smartphone in Lagos

The holiday season has begun on a high as the Apple iPhone X last Friday launched in Nigeria. The world’s biggest smartphone maker unveiled its latest smartphone device at the Wings Concrete Lounge, Wings Office Complex; 17A Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos, according to Techcabal. The iPhone X is Apple’s most recent product right after […]

India gets past US to become world’s second largest market for smart phones

Canalys, a leading global technology market analyst firm with a distinct channel focus, has indicated that total smartphone shipments in India reached 40 million units in Q3 2017, making it the second largest market for smartphones. In a report published Thursday, Canalys analysts noted that China overtook the US to become the biggest smartphone market […]

Weak iPhone 8 demand drags Apple shares lower

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Apple Inc’s shares fell nearly 3 percent on Thursday on signs of weak demand for the iPhone 8 that caused analysts and investors to question the company’s staggered release strategy for its latest phones. Wireless carriers in the United States and Canada have reported slow third-quarter customer upgrades. While some expect a pickup after the […]

What phone should I buy if I’m on a budget?

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In the era of $1000 smartphones, it may seem like the newest, best stuff is only available to big spenders. But with a little research, it’s possible to find quality tech products that don’t break the bank. Jacqui Cheng is the Editor in Chief of Wirecutter, the New York Times-owned tech review site that does […]

Apple unveils iPhone X with new display as rivals grow

Apple Inc. unveiled its most important new iPhone for years to take on growing competition from Samsung Electronics Co., Google and a host of Chinese smartphone makers. Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officershowed off the iPhone X with an edge-to-edge screen during an event at the company’s new $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday. Cook […]