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High cost means the foldable phone fad won’t catch on in 2019
Research analyst Canalys says while it’s inevitable that more vendors will jump in on the fad, it won’t be gaining much traction in 2019.
08 Mar 2019
UPDATED - Foldables: The new battleground for smartphone fads
Move over OLED screens, stylus pens and speaker quality, the new battle of the smartphones is in foldables.
22 Feb 2019
Security flaw in Xiaomi electric scooters could have deadly consequences
An attacker could target a rider, and then cause the scooter to suddenly brake or accelerate.
13 Feb 2019
To bezel or notch to bezel - the evolution of smartphones
Futuresource Consulting reflects on the smartphone design trends of 2018 and what might be coming through the coming year.
05 Feb 2019
IDC: Standalone VR headset shipments grow 428.6% in 3Q18
The VR headset market returned to growth in 3Q18 after four consecutive quarters of decline and now makes up 97% of the combined market.
11 Dec 2018
Xiaomi fans bubble over at Mi Store grand opening
The fans filled Auckland’s Westfield Sylvia Park to take advantage of the opening specials and get their hands on some Xiaomi tech.
10 Nov 2018
The smartphone wars continue as shipments decline
This quarter saw a global 6% YoY decline in smartphone shipments, largely due to a 13% decline for market leader Samsung, but Xiaomi’s rise continues.
06 Nov 2018
Xiaomi sets NZ market firmly in its sights
Mi smartphones are hitting Kiwi shores as sales grew by 88% last year - in contrast to the global market decline of 3% facing its competitors.
18 Oct 2018
IDC - Sharp dip in VR headset shipment numbers won’t last
Despite global shipment numbers dropping by more than a third, the market outlook is still positive an IDC Tracker report shows.
06 Sep 2018
Apple still on top as wearables market grows worldwide
Apple’s share of the market continues to grow along with Chinese competitors Xiaomi and Huawei. Fitbit still in decline.
05 Sep 2018
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
17 Aug 2018
Gartner - Xiaomi up and Samsung down as smartphone market grows
Global smartphone sales return to growth with Xiaomi grabbing up sales to hit over 100% year over year improvement.
30 May 2018
Wearables market showing no wear as smartwatches drive growth
Canalys says wearable band shipments grew 35 percent from the year before with a two horse race at the front & fierce competition behind.
24 May 2018
Global smartphone market declines, but there are some bright spots
During Q1 2018 we got a new leader on top of smartphone shipments, one vendor experiencing triple digit growth, and a huge decline in China.
04 May 2018
Apple wrests control of record-breaking wearables market
The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in the final quarter of 2017 with full year shipment volumes reaching new records.
02 Mar 2018
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 2018
Gartner: solid growth for top 5 global smartphone vendors
All of the top five smartphone vendors achieved double-digit growth apart from Apple.
01 Dec 2017
Smartphone market up 2.7% as more affordable models dominate
Smartphone vendors may be launching their high-end flagships in abundance, but it’s more affordable models that will drive the market.
07 Nov 2017
India’s smartphone market overtakes US to claim second spot
India's smartphone market has recovered from a shaky Q2 2017 to surge in growth with the five major vendors being the drivers - Xiaomi in particular.
28 Oct 2017
Huawei clinches Apple’s 2nd place spot in global smartphone sales
The findings come from market research company Counterpoint in its recently released Market Pulse report for July 2017.
08 Sep 2017
Vendors moving up and down the ranks in mixed bag wearable band market
Apple has fallen to third place in the market, overtaken by both Xiaomi and Fitbit - despite the latter experiencing a 34% year-on-year decline.
11 Aug 2017
Slight decline in smartphone market for Q2 2017 to be short-lived
New research from IDC has revealed the smartphone market declined slightly in the second quarter of 2017 – but this is expected to soon change.
04 Aug 2017
Global wearables market grows 17.9 percent - and we have a new leader
The worldwide wearables market continued its rapid rise in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with multiple companies experiencing triple digit growth.
09 Jun 2017
Xiaomi to create 20,000 jobs in India over next three years
The Chinese technology firm says India is one of the important markets for the company.
30 Mar 2017