T-Mobile US is planning to lure subscribers away from the competition with the promise of a year's worth of video streaming service Netflix with the purchase of a new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
Microsoft is expanding its partnership with Samsung Electronics to pre-load some of its software and services on Samsung's Android devices. Further, Microsoft struck deals with several lesser-known Android device makers to do the same thing, continuing a strategy of getting its services key real estate on phones and tablets running Google's Android platform.
As smartphone vendor HTC gears up to launch its new One M9 flagship Android smartphone, the company said it will offer a phone-replacement service to U.S. One M9 users at no additional cost. The program will provide users with one free replacement for up to a year after they buy their One M9--no questions asked.
BlackBerry is teaming up with Samsung Electronics and IBM to offer a highly secure tablet for government and enterprise workers, but it will cost around $2,380.
Dyson, a manufacturer of bag-free vacuum cleaners and fans without blades, announced a $15 million (€14.2 million) deal that could see the company become an unlikely hero to the smartphone industry.
Juniper expects Lenovo to ship an additional 30 million tablets per annum by 2019.
Smartphone makers are seeking to emulate and put their own spin on Apple's success as more than just a device maker but as a services provider and maybe even a lifestyle brand. The question is whether device companies can provide services and products to consumers beyond smartphones that actually make their lives better.
BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility jumped headfirst into the mobile healthcare market with its new ForHealth service, which promises to aggregate and analyze users' health data from a variety of sources, and to provide health alerts and suggestions based on that data. The service, which is centered on the forthcoming ForHealth mobile app, offers many of the same feature and functions as Apple's HealthKit service, which the iPhone vendor launched last year in conjunction with its iOS 8 operating system.
BARCELONA, Spain--Samsung got the ball rolling on Mobile World Congress device announcements, unveiling the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on the eve of the event, here.
BARCELONA, Spain--Samsung Electronics unveiled the next versions of its flagship line of smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, with high hopes that these devices will be a bigger hit than their predecessor, the S5. The two smartphones are dramatically different from the plastic-backed progenitors of the Galaxy S family because they have metal bodies.