Low-cost LTE smartphones, smart wearables and connected home innovations are set to dominate the forthcoming IFA consumer show in Germany, according to latest research from CCS Insight.
IDC has lowered its forecast for worldwide tablet and 2-in-1 (computers that can function as tablets) shipments to 233.1 million units. This represents 6.5 per cent year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1 per cent growth rate previously forecast.
Ineda Systems, a startup funded by the likes of Qualcomm, Samsung and others, is testing samples of two chip designs that could extend battery lives for wearable devices. Mass production of the chips is expected next year.
Apple is expected to announce its first wearable device at its Sept. 9 media event, but according to a new Re/code report it won't be shipping the gadget until a few months after that, likely in early 2015.
Nokia said it will bring its HERE mapping platform to devices that run Google's Android software starting with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones. The deal represents a major win for Nokia since the company sold its devices business to Microsoft in April.
Sprint and its parent SoftBank will partner with Sony Mobile Communications to launch Sony's next flagship Xperia-branded smartphone, according to multiple reports. The launch would represent the first time either carrier partnered with Sony for a phone rollout.
Now that Apple has officially notified the world that it is hosting a media event Sept. 9, the rumors about its next products are flying fast and furious. One major new one is that, according to Wired, the next iPhone will contain support for Near Field Communications technology for mobile payments.
Samsung is readying a new smart watch that it claims will redefine the meaning of the term 'wearable device' by offering wireless connectivity without being tethered to a smartphone.
Rivals LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics announced new wearable devices ahead of the IFA trade show next week in Berlin, intensifying competition as smartphone companies vie for consumer attention--and their wallets--in what some see as the next frontier of computing.
Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless is launching a promotion in conjunction with its new equipment installment plan that gives its subscribers unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of data for $45 per month.