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IDC: Smartphone shipments ready to stabilise in 2019
IDC expects year-over-year shipment growth of 2.6% in 2019, while the world's largest market is still forecast to be down 8.8% in 2018.
12 Dec 18
Chinese smartphone brands are set to overthrow Samsung
"Top Chinese mobile phone manufacturers boosted their sales across emerging markets in the third quarter of 2018.”
04 Dec 18
Hands-on review: The Nokia 7.1 smartphone
The Nokia 7.1 is Nokia’s new mid-range smartphone offering, meant to offer amazing specs at an affordable price.
26 Nov 18
OPPO R17 Pro a smartphone for photography lovers
OPPO has clearly seen the value of producing reasonably high-specced smartphone cameras: The R17 is staking its marketing claims on ‘redefining the limit of smartphone cameras’.
09 Nov 18
Huawei Mate 20 series primed for launch
The long-awaited Huawei Mate 20 series has been unveiled.
17 Oct 18
No Pixel 3 for Kiwis - Why the snub, Google?
Google’s offerings in the NZ market are limited at best and there is no sign of when its latest phone will be hitting our shores.
12 Oct 18
Smartphone GPS gains new potential with research out of NZ
The University of Otago and Perth’s Curtin University have collaborated to drastically improve the accuracy of smartphone location services.
31 Aug 18
Giveaway: Win the Huawei nova 3i, the AI-enhanced phone
Thanks to the awesome team at Huawei, we have a shiny new Iris Purple nova 3i smartphone worth $499 up for grabs.
13 Aug 18
Huawei takes out Apple to claim number two spot in Q218
With a 41% year on year growth, compared to Apple’s 1%, Huawei is now second only to Samsung in the number of shipments this quarter.
01 Aug 18
iPhone X most popular smartphone in Q1 2018 - IHS Markit
Apple and Samsung dominate the top 10 most shipped smartphones, leaving no room for any of the growing Chinese vendors.
14 Jun 18
Smartphones, the necessity that costs Aussies $9 billion per year
While Aussies are spending less on their monthly mobile plans, it appears they’re still coughing up big bucks for the pleasure of staying connected.
21 May 18
Hands-on review: The Oppo R11s takes on other flagship phones
Oppo along with Xiaomi and Huawei have been some of the brands seen as new class leaders.
10 Apr 18
Gartner: worldwide device shipments to return to growth in 2018
Growth in end-user device spending is set to drive an overall bump in the total market for 2018, the analyst says.
06 Apr 18
Hands-on review: Change is constant - unless you’re the iPhone 8 Plus
After using the iPhone 8 Plus for the last six months, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s a model for those wanting the safety of the familiar.
19 Mar 18
45% of smartphones will use full-screen designs in 2018 - Research
Expect more notches, under-display fingerprint readers and camera integration to apps as bezels begin to fade away.
09 Mar 18
Huawei uses AI-powered smartphone to autonomously drive a car
The ‘RoadReader’ project pushes the boundaries of Huawei’s object recognition technology.
27 Feb 18
Land Rover’s latest and greatest… phone?
The new Land Rover Explore mobile phone is supposedly tough and capable, like the Discovery SUV that inspired it.
27 Feb 18
Samsung’s 'star' lands as the S9 and S9+ arrive in NZ
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ aim to deliver an enhanced entertainment experience for the visual generation.
26 Feb 18
Samsung tops smartphone shipments in 2017 despite Apple claiming Q4 - IDC
An IDC report has shown that Samsung’s smartphone shipments took a dive in Q4, letting Apple take the top spot but only for that quarter.
02 Feb 18
Google closes $1.1b HTC deal, makes room for new HTC teammates
Separately, Google will receive a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property (IP).
01 Feb 18
Samsung NZ unveil the latest members of their smartphone family
With additional everyday features, the Galaxy A series aims to be more stylish, practical and convenient.
01 Feb 18
Gartner forcasts growth in 2018 global device shipments
The mobile phone and the premium ultramobile markets are expected to be the main drivers of growth.
30 Jan 18
Hands-on review: Huawei Mate 10
Huawei has come a long way and this phone is a great option for anyone.
13 Jan 18
This little drone aims to replace your selfie stick
“With the touch of a button, AEE SELFLY springs to life and flies a mission to capture your selfies from high above..."
11 Jan 18