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Lower-priced models drive global device growth
Worldwide combined shipments of devices are projected to reach 2.32 billion units in 2013 with the market being driven by a shift to lower-priced devices in nearly all device categories.
Top predictions for IT organisations and users for 2014 and beyond - Part 2
Continuing from yesterday, Gartner has revealed its top predictions for IT organisations and IT users for 2014 and beyond.
Six in a row as global PC sales slow
Unsurprisingly worldwide PC shipments once again hit the skids, posting a sixth consecutive quarter of decline as consumers continue switching to mobile devices devices.
Co-founders considering BlackBerry buy back bid
The two co-founders of the embattled smartphone manufacturer are considering making an offer to save the struggling company.
Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014 - Part 1
"Companies should look to make deliberate decisions about these technologies during the next two years."
The digital world is here… IT spending to smash US$3.8 trillion in 2014
This results in every budget being an IT budget; every company being a technology company; every business is becoming a digital leader; and every pers
Is it a case of Buy Buy BlackBerry…?
After reaching a US$4.7bn deal to take the company private last week, reports now claim Cisco, Google and SAP have entered the running for the embattl
Samsung S4 fails to prevent ANZ smartphone sales low
Despite the quarter witnessing notable product launches like Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4, the region suffered a surprising slowdown in demand for smartphones.
No surprises as new iPhone sales rises
Shipments of Apple's new iPhone 5S and 5C indicate Cupertino enjoyed a healthy first month since release - with sales up as high as 10%.
Do smartphones cause work overload among Kiwis?
Excess workload has been identified as the biggest barrier to better performance in New Zealand, with one of the key reasons people are working harder is because of better technology such as smartphones.
ANZ mobile device sales hits the skids
For the first time in Australia and New Zealand, all three mobile devices market – notebooks, tablets and mobile phones – declined for two consecutive quarters since 2013 Q1.
BlackBerry bites the bullet with US$4.7bn private deal
The struggling Canadian smartphone maker, reeling from a string of poor device sales, enters acquisition agreement with Toronto-based private equity consortium.
Health craze to kickstart smartphone surge
Interest in smartphone-based fitness and mHeath devices is set to explode within the next five years…
Review: Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo
When you’re on the go and running low on phone (or tablet) battery it can be one of the most frustrating things to happen to you...
New iPhones are innovative, but they are still iPhones...
""Strategically, the direction seems unchanged," says one commentator.
No smartphone move as Dell goes private
Following a $24.9 billion to take the company private, Dell CEO Michael Dell says the PC manufacturer will not be entering the smartphone market.
Kiwis choose device size with tablets on the rise
It appears New Zealanders have found the perfect sized device. The tablet.
Innovative technology brings Rob Thomas campaign to life
An independent candidate for Auckland Council in New Zealand is engaging with voters through an innovative virtual campaign.
Top mobile tip.... don’t speak too loudly in public
Mobile phones and in particular smartphones have been a revelation with regards to staying in touch when we are out and about.
Smartphone shipments surges phone market growth
Smartphones will represent virtually all of the mobile phone market in many of the world's most developed economies by the end of 2017....
Big screens for less? Phablets lead the market
Phablets overtook shipments of each of the portable PC and tablet device categories in Asia/Pacific during the second quarter of 2013.
Vodafone unleashes Kiwi specific smartphones
Vodafone New Zealand has this morning unveiled Vodafone Red, a smartphone package encouraging customers to use their smartphones the way they want – without worrying about the size of their bill.
Samsung and Apple’s channel dominance crushes smartphone vendors
Tough times are ahead for smartphone vendors, as the balance of power remains with Samsung/Android and Apple.
No Android security software? You're playing with fire…
ESET launches redesigned ESET Mobile Security for Android, in a bid to enable users to enjoy safer mobile technology without compromising performance.