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Vivo Y55s with triple SIM card slot launched in India

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has launched its second smartphone of the year Y55s with 13MP rear camera in India for Rs 12,490. The device, an upgraded version of Y55L (launched in October last year), will be available in crown gold and space grey from February 26. “Focused on our commitment in servicing customer satisfaction through quality products, we are hopeful…

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Kyocera unveils ‘ultra-tough’ Torque X01 feature phone

Rugged flip phone passed 18 categories of Military Standard 810G durability testing as well as a 1.8-meter drop test onto a steel plate and concrete Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) announced the release of TORQUE®X01, a rugged feature phone for Japanese service provider KDDI Corporation. The TORQUE X01 is the latest in Kyocera’s international portfolio of rugged devices. Offering ultimate…

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Is Less More in the Smartphone Market?

When the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona on Monday, many of the world’s largest smartphone brands will use this gathering of the mobile industry to unveil their latest offerings on the global stage. While most brands are more than happy about the attention their products get at an event like MWC, the world’s largest smartphone makers won’t be…

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vivo Ranked the Fourth Largest Smartphone Vendor by Revenue in Q4 2016

According to the latest report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) services: Value Share: Global Smartphone Revenue, ASP and Profit by Vendor by Price-Tier : Q4 2016, global smartphone revenue grew +9% YoY driven by increased shipment volumes. Apple and Samsung combined took 63% global smartphone industry revenue this quarter, down from 67%. All 11 leading Chinese vendors together contributed…

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Archos to launch Kodak-branded tablets in Europe

When new technology comes along, the transition can be harder on some more than others: Kodak was huge name in the era of film-based photography but nowadays their presence in the consumer space is somewhat skewed. Eastman Kodak Company today announced it has selected ARCHOS, a pioneer in consumer electronics and a strong pan-European company, as a brand licensee in…

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Huawei Is Developing Its Own Voice Assistant for Smartphones

Huawei Technologies Co., the third-largest smartphone maker, is preparing to enter the competitive world of digital assistants with its own voice-powered service, according to Bloomberg. A team of more than a hundred engineers is in the early stages of developing the technology at its Shenzhen, China offices, one of the people said. The efforts are extensive and are aimed at Apple Inc.’s…

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Huawei and the Pantone Color Institute[TM] Partner to Explore the Language of Colour in Upcoming Devices

Partnership brings unrivalled beauty to your smartphone and allows true freedom of expression  As the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer, Huawei CBG debuted on the prestigious Interbrand Best Global Brands list in 2014 and rose to number 72 in 2016. This partnership with The Pantone Color Institute looks to build on the success of recent devices, including the Huawei P9 and…

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‘The most reliable phone ever made’ is coming back: Nokia 3310

Phones made under the Nokia brand are now sold by HMD Global, a Finnish company that bought the rights to the name and they will re-launch the 3310. The 3310—first released in the year 2000—was one of the best selling phones ever, and the cheap, durable candy bar phone was one of the models that gave Nokia its reputation for durable, unkillable…

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Top 3 Chinese Smartphone Vendors Grab Nearly Half Of China’s Market In 2016, Says IDC

OPPO, Huawei, and vivo lead other smartphone brands in China in 2016 According to the latest IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the smartphone market in China saw a 19% YoY growth and 17% QoQ growth in 2016Q4. For the full year of 2016, the market grew by 9% with top Chinese smartphone vendors taking up a larger share of the…

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OPPO Jump As the Largest Smartphone Vendor in Asia Pacific in Q4 2016

According to the latest report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) services, Global Smartphone Vendor Market Share by Region : Q4 2016, global smartphone shipment grew +9% YoY and reached 439 million units. Apple retook top spot and ranked the largest vendor in North America and West Europe thanks to healthy demand of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models. Samsung…

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