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Hands-on review: The Nokia 7.1 smartphone
The Nokia 7.1 is Nokia’s new mid-range smartphone offering, meant to offer amazing specs at an affordable price.
Royole's FlexPai: So bendable phablets are a reality now
A US-based firm called Royole is delivering on that age-old problem of not being able to fold up your devices (who hasn't ever wished they could fold their phone up...)
Tile's Mate & Pro Bluetooth trackers land in NZ
If your car keys (or your tablet) have disappeared into the void at the back of the couch or if you left them somewhere in your car, retracing your steps to find them could be a thing of the past.
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.
OPPO R17 Pro a smartphone for photography lovers
OPPO has clearly seen the value of producing reasonably high-specced smartphone cameras: The R17 is staking its marketing claims on ‘redefining the limit of smartphone cameras’.
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.
Spark to open triple-level flagship store in Commercial Bay
Spark will be one of the landmark retailers setting up shop in one of the country’s newest shopping destinations next year.
Hands-on review: The Huawei nova 3i
Huawei’s nova 3i is an ‘iris purple’ smartphone that shimmers and shines like some rebellious trendsetter – especially when it sits next to my own jet black smartphone.
OPPO smartphone trials first 5G internet connection
Oppo succeeds with a 5G internet connection - but Kiwis may have to wait a while for 5G yet.
Spark continues Nokia exclusivity partnership
Nokia builds on its plans to take on the NZ market as it releases its new 7.1 handset exclusively through Spark.
Gartner’s seven unexpected digital disruptions
CIOs always need to be on the lookout for the next wave of technology. Gartner has outlined seven tech trends that we should keep an eye on.
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.
Huawei Mate 20 series primed for launch
The long-awaited Huawei Mate 20 series has been unveiled.
No Pixel 3 for Kiwis - Why the snub, Google?
Google’s offerings in the NZ market are limited at best and there is no sign of when its latest phone will be hitting our shores.
Hands-on review: The Blackview A20 smartphone - a surprising entry-level phone
It's a “must see” for the budget conscious with champagne tastes.
Smartphone GPS gains new potential with research out of NZ
The University of Otago and Perth’s Curtin University have collaborated to drastically improve the accuracy of smartphone location services.
Giveaway: Win the Huawei nova 3i, the AI-enhanced phone
Thanks to the awesome team at Huawei, we have a shiny new Iris Purple nova 3i smartphone worth $499 up for grabs.
Huawei takes out Apple to claim number two spot in Q218
With a 41% year on year growth, compared to Apple’s 1%, Huawei is now second only to Samsung in the number of shipments this quarter.
Hands-on review: Motorola moto g6 play & moto e5: Mobiles with power and pizzazz
The Motorola moto g⁶ and moto e⁵ will be giving their competitors some sleepless nights.
iPhone X most popular smartphone in Q1 2018 - IHS Markit
Apple and Samsung dominate the top 10 most shipped smartphones, leaving no room for any of the growing Chinese vendors.
APAC smartphone market set for a downturn… before bouncing back
The global smartphone market declined in 2017 and IDC expects it to do the same this year before a resurgence of opportunities next year.
ZTE ban spells challenge and opportunity in the NZ mobile device market
It remains unclear what the imposed sanctions on ZTE will mean for the New Zealand mobile devices market.
Smartphones, the necessity that costs Aussies $9 billion per year
While Aussies are spending less on their monthly mobile plans, it appears they’re still coughing up big bucks for the pleasure of staying connected.
Cat launches ground-shaking smartphone range in NZ
Durability is supposedly at the heart of every Caterpillar product.