What happens as the smartphone market reaches maturity? Prices are dropping, there’s less differentiation, and earning a premium profit depends on brand power.
WIth the Note 4 just around the corner, let’s take a step into fantasy and imagine what the perfect Note handset would look like.
How do new manufacturers break into a smartphone market that’s dominated by brand giants spending megabucks to retain their place in public consciousness? Xiaomi and OnePlus have been relying on viral social media campaigns with mixed success.
Researchers in Brazil are working on a system that can detect when you are on the phone behind the wheel. It won’t lock you out of your phone, or notify the police, at least not yet.
The Galaxy Alpha represents a change in design for the company, but is it a step forward or backward? What took Samsung so long to make a change?
In this Friday Debate, tell us your opinion about the Galaxy Alpha. Samsung introduced a metal phone. Finally. Do you like it? Is it too iPhone-like? Is it what Samsung needed? Does it stand a chance against the new iPhone? Would you recommend it over other Android devices?
Does a serious smartphone habit turn us into ill-mannered, socially inept, self-obsessed prisoners of our own technology? Smartphone use is out of control and it’s having a real impact on our social skills.
It may come as surprise that ZTE has consistently ranked as high as the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer for global volume and device shipments, and is a major contributor to the 3G and LTE (4G) standards that we enjoy today. What’s next?
Smartphones have all but made the MP3 player obsolete, and consumers are demanding higher levels of quality each year. We chat to Wolfson about the present and future of audio and smartphones.
The Windows Phone OS is largely irrelevant with just 2.7% of the market.