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RIP ZTE: Which Chinese smartphone company is next?

Why is this even possible, in this day and age, that a multi-billion dollar Chinese telecommunications company with thousands of employees is …

Intellectual Property

Xiaomi Investors Question $100 Billion Valuation Goal for IPO

Investors hadn’t even sifted through Xiaomi Corp.’s 597-page filing for an initial public offering last week when doubts over the smartphone maker’s …

Venture Capital

The 20 Best Smartphones in The World Right Now

All your best upgrade options.<p>For a smartphone with only a few incremental updates over its predecessor, the Galaxy S9 made quite the impression.<p>It's …

Google has a new iPhone problem, and it’s nothing to do with the iPhone X

Google just admitted to the world that notch designs are a thing that people want, and that happened because of the iPhone X. Going forward, Android …

Flagship phones in 2018 will all have glass backs, whether we like it or not

A practical and luxurious consideration<p>Glass has become the material of choice for premium mobile phones, and it looks like that’s set to remain in vogue this year. As my colleague Vlad Savov notes on Twitter, most of the 2018 flagship phones will feature glass from front to back.<p>The Nokia 8 …

The best Honor phones

Honor has a number of great offerings out there that cover all ranges of phones and budgets. From low-end phones, to flagships that make your mouth water, Honor is killing it. There’s also a little confusion among the models of phones, since 8 came before 7, and 9 is better than 10, so we put …

Few phone makers will survive industry's brutal economics: Huawei

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The smartphone industry is bound to consolidate as the heavy investments required to remain competitive mean that, in the long-run, only a handful of firms can make money, the consumer chief of China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] said on Sunday.<p>Richard Yu, chief executive of …

Mobile

Huawei’s new MateBook X Pro laptop has incredibly tiny bezels

The webcam is built into the keyboard<p>Huawei isn’t bringing a new flagship phone to Mobile World Congress this year, but it does have a trio of larger-screened devices to show off. First up is Huawei’s new laptop, the MateBook X Pro. Like last year’s MateBook X, it has an attractive design with even …

Huawei MediaPad M5 hands-on: More than multimedia

Huawei just announced its newest Android tablet, The Huawei MediaPad M5, at MWC 2018.<p>Coming in two sizes, the MediaPad M5 is a consummate media consumption machine, but the addition of an optional keyboard and stylus make it more than just another screen for watching Netflix.<p>Speaking of streaming, …

Apple: How a New iPhone Lineup Could Shake Up Sales

By<p>Feb. 16, 2018 10:43 a.m. ET<p>If Apple makes some of the changes in its iPhone lineup many expect, it could boost its average selling price and total …

Mobile

24 Great Wireless Headphones You Can Buy Right Now

Wireless headphones aren’t perfect. They rely on battery power, thus requiring diligent charging, and they occasionally suffer from Bluetooth …

What’s a headphone amp, and do you really need one? You’d be surprised

From analog turntables to digital streaming, the way we get our music has transformed mightily over the years. As our music has gone increasingly …

India Gives China a Tough Competition in the Smartphone Market

According to a report by Canalys, India has now overtaken the United States to become the world's second-largest smartphone market after China.<p><b>Sales Top 40 million Units for the First Time:</b> After a wobble in Q2 2017, India’s smartphone market recovered quickly, with shipments growing 23% …

I went to Best Buy to buy a Pixel 2 and it was strange

Commentary: First the Verizon store, now this. It's an interesting experience, trying to buy Google's new phone.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When Google's Pixel 2 and 2XL phones launched last week, I went to a Verizon store -- Verizon …

Pixel 2

THE SOCIAL VIDEO REPORT: Content, distribution, and monetization across Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>The "pivot to video" is digital media's megatrend of the moment. Globally, 47.4 minutes of online video will be …

Advertising

Microsoft just buried Windows Phone... on Twitter

Windows Phone is dead.<p>You know this. Microsoft has told you in not so many words that they wouldn't be updating the platform, but some factions held …

Alibaba Is To Starbucks What Coffee Is To Cup

Starbucks and Alibaba announced yesterday that the 242 Starbucks stores in Malaysia will soon accept Alipay as a form of payment.<p>Malaysia would serve …

South-east Asia

The online vs offline debate is over, as smartphone brands in India are crossing over

Few years ago, several Chinese smartphone makers were looking for retail and distribution avenues to enter the rapidly growing Indian market. India is geographically a large market with very diverse and complex demographics.<p>Just at the time, in 2014, as the ecommerce adoption was growing in the …

Customer Experience

Tablet sales decline 3.4% year-over-year in spite of increases from Amazon, Apple, and Huawei

It's no secret that the tablet market has been shrinking for several years now. The IDC has been tracking data like this for quite some time now, and …

WeChat’s director of user growth talks up new features for overseas clients

I got a chance to sit down at RISE 2017 in Hong Kong with WeChat’s Director of User Growth Stephen Wang.<p>For those unfamiliar, WeChat began as a messaging app back in 2010 created by China’s Tencent, but over the years, it has quickly become a tool of everyday life in mainland China. WeChat has 889 …

China's Cashless Revolution

In the developing world, a new payment model is emerging.<p>On a recent trip to Shenzhen, in southern China, I came across a subway busker with two tip jars. The first was a cardboard box filled with coins and bills; the second was a small QR code taped to the box that allowed passersby to leave a tip …

Opinion: Good smartphones are getting more expensive - because we're demanding more from them

When OnePlus announced the OnePlus 5, the newest handset from a company that has become synonymous with value for money among smartphone enthusiasts, …

Xiaomi Goes Old School to Reclaim Smartphone Crown in China

Xiaomi Corp. pioneered an online flash-sales model that lifted it to dizzying heights and made it Asia’s most valuable startup, but it’s since fallen …

China

The future of the smartwatch should be smart watch bands

The smartwatch didn’t work. What comes next?<p>Despite the best efforts from Apple (with the Apple Watch), Google (with Android Wear), Samsung (with the Galaxy Gear), Pebble (with the, uh, Pebble), and dozens of other companies, the dream of the smartwatch hasn’t really taken off. Turns out that …

It's 2017 but Xiaomi is still fooling users with phones that run 2-yr-old Android

Do you know that if you check the specs page for Mi Max on Xiaomi India website, you will not see what version of Android it is running? Do you know …

Luxury phone maker Vertu is shutting down its UK manufacturing operation

But the businessman who owns the Vertu brand says he plans to resurrect the company<p>The owner of British luxury phone maker Vertu has failed to rescue the company from bankruptcy after offering to pay creditors just £1.9 million ($2.4 million) of the firm’s £128 million debt. The result of this — …

Just in Time, Amazon Patents Method to Prevent In-store Comparison Shopping

Amazon is perfecting a different kind of business model than we’ve traditionally known. First, crush an industry by focusing on growth instead of …

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Surveillance

Apple officially opens new Singapore retail store to the public [Gallery]

As expected, Apple today officially opened its first retail location in Singapore. After nearly two years of anticipation, the store finally opened to the public today, showcasing a gorgeous design as part of Apple’s next-generation retail store rollout.<p>The new store, as we detailed earlier this …

Apple Store

Honor’s new wearable includes a heart rate sensor and OLED display for only $30

Too bad it’s only available in China<p>Honor updated its Honor Band wearable today, and this year’s iteration — the A2 — is a pretty significant upgrade with basically no price increase. The A2 will include a 0.96-inch OLED touch display, as well as a heart rate tracker. The strap is water resistant …