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Mobile devices help Lenovo outpace market rivals
"The record sales and profits that we delivered last year prove that Lenovo can grow and deliver its commitments, no matter the market conditions."
Apple and Google call patent war truce
For those managing to keep up with the growing complexity of patent lawsuits, a truce has been called; between warring rivals Apple and Google.
Channel unrest, businesses on the brink and a backlash for Booth Babes...
Six months is a long time in the New Zealand channel market...
Auckland's heart to beat smarter with new intelligent app
Heart of the City, the collective of more than 10,800 inner city Auckland businesses, has revealed plans to revolutionise the CBD experience for the millions of local and international visitors.
How many minutes per day do you use your smartphone?
"The relationship between a consumer and their smartphone is becoming more significant in terms of time and therefore also engagement."
Standing tall as a tech leader in insurance...
For an industry grounded by its foundations of risk management, it should come as no surprise to see insurance lagging behind when it comes to innovation.
Is tech causing Kiwi consumers to stay indoors?
"Adoption of innovative devices such as smartphones, tablets and smart TVs continues to grow and this is having an effect on how consumers act in their everyday lives."
Samsung leads smartphone sales but is Lenovo / Motorola the winning team?
Juniper Research estimates that the combined Motorola-Lenovo smartphone shipments for Q1 2013 exceeded 20 million, putting the joint entity into a third place.
Remaking the mobile market...
"We have to not only evolve to fit into Microsoft in general, but into an evolving Microsoft."
TOWER launches app to reward safe Kiwi drivers
For the first time in New Zealand, safe drivers can benefit from lower insurance premiums based on their individual driving performance - thanks to an innovative free smartphone app offered by TOWER.
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 leads the way with improved durability
"We were also surprised to see how well the new S5 did in the drop test – as previous models suffered significant damage..."
Telcos unveil 'check before you buy' second hand mobile site
Free service only takes a few seconds to learn whether that dream phone is actually a useless brick...
Lenovo drives smartphone business with NEC mobile patents deal
"A strong patent portfolio is a key element for success in the smartphone business..."
Microsoft bags crucial green light for Nokia deal
Microsoft holds approximately 200 patent families that are necessary to build an Android smartphone...
Gartner: Devices on the rise despite PC decline
PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones - where’s the money at…?
Gen-i asks… Will Modular smartphones save the world, and your wallet?
Google recently sold Motorola, effectively cutting their losses and exiting the smartphone hardware business. However, they kept one piece of it...
Phablets... a 'Phabulous' future?
Once perceived to have limited potential, Juniper forecasts that Phablets will ship over 120 million units by 2018, rising from an estimated 20 million in 2013.
Smartphone growth set to slow by 2014...
"2014 will be an enormous transition year for the smartphone market. Not only will growth decline more than ever before, but the driving forces behind smartphone adoption are changing."
Trend Micro combats cyber attacks with new mobile security solutions
Internet security provider Trend Micro has launched a set of new solutions to combat the increasing onslaught of cyber attacks that are continually placing people using mobile devices at risk.
Nokia connects "next billion" with 5 new smartphones...
Nokia underscored its commitment to connecting the next billion to the internet by releasing five new affordable handsets at Mobile World Congress, including Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL smartphones.
Defiant Microsoft kickstarts Windows Phone growth…
"The mobile market will continue to grow, the opportunities will continue to grow. We are not going anywhere."
Samsung dominates smartphone-focused market
Worldwide sales of smartphones accounted for 53.6 percent of overall mobile phone sales in 2013, exceeding annual sales of feature phones for the first time.
Was buying Motorola a costly mistake for Google, or a clever move?
News that Google is selling Motorola has sparked media commentary that this acquisition was a mistake – but is that really the case?
Google exits the smartphone race
The stark fact of the matter is that Motorola has not trained on in the way in which Google had hoped.