Tag Archives: smartphones

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First universities, now churches, banning use of mobile devices

If I have my chronology correct, it was a supposed citadel of higher learning that first banned the use of mobile phones on its campus. As if it wasn’t bad enough that a university environment was effectively turned into a glorified secondary school, it appears it is the turn of places of worship to give […]

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Huawei now 3rd largest smartphone maker

Huawei today announced that they are now the world’s 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer from the official Huawei Devices Twitter handle: Huawei is now the world’s 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer. #WhatIsNext pic.twitter.com/ogUFonKq1C — Huawei Device (@HuaweiDevice) May 7, 2014 This announcement tallies with the recent IDC figures for Quarter 1, 2014. This is an amazing achievement, […]

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Samsung is the new Nokia: Ships more smartphones than the next four vendors combined in Q1 2014

This was Nokia some four to five years ago – shipping enough smartphones and phones to beat back next few vendors behind it combined. Dateline 2014, and the bad guy is called Samsung. IDC reports that in the first quarter of 2014, Samsung had shipped more smartphones than the next four vendors combined. That’s Apple, […]

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Travel: Yes; it is time for hotels to provide their guests with smartphones

Engadget writer, Zach Honig, reports his recent experience at a Hong Kong hotel: Last month, the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong installed handsets in each of its 381 rooms. Guests can use the phone throughout a stay, with unlimited data (and tethering!), and calls to Hong Kong, the US, UK, Australia, China […]

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