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Cloud services market climbs 28.6% to USD 63.2 bln in H1

The worldwide public cloud services market grew 28.6% year over year in the first half of 2017 (1H17) with revenues totaling $63.2 billion, according to new results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker While stronger than expected growth was seen across all regions, Asia/Pacific saw the highest regional growth at 38.9% and Asia/Pacific now represents…

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Tablet Market Declines 5.4%; Apple maintains lead position

Growing demand for smartphones combined with the lengthening replacement cycle of tablets and strengthening position of traditional PCs left the tablet market in an awkward middle ground that it has not been able to escape. Growth in 3Q17 declined 5.4% year over year, marking the twelfth consecutive quarter of annual decline. ‘There’s a penchant for low-cost slates and this holds…

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Xiaomi could overtake Apple in 2018

Xiaomi could overtake Apple in 2018 to become the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, predicted Strategy Analytics late on Thursday, after the Chinese company put in a strong third-quarter performance. The company shipped 27.7 million handsets during the three months to 30 September, compared to 14.5 million a year earlier. Its market share jumped to 7% from 3.9%, good enough for…

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iOS posted growth in the US, China, Germany, France and Spain; in UK dropped

The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveals that for the three months ending in August 2017, iOS posted growth in the US, China, Germany, France, and Spain, but performance in Great Britain dropped. Consolidated market share for iOS in Europe’s five largest markets was up by 1.2% year on year, held back by a resurgent Samsung in…

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Huawei overtakes Apple as world’s second-biggest smartphone maker

Huawei has surpassed Apple in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July. With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a hat-trick for Huawei could be on the cards. Key findings: This is a significant milestone for Huawei, the largest Chinese smartphone brand with a growing global presence. It speaks volumes for this primarily network infrastructure vendor on…

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Deutsche Telekom Demonstrates First 5G Antennas in Berlin

Deutsche Telekom debuted its first ultra high-speed next generation mobile antennas on Thursday, which Europe’s biggest telecoms provider said showed it was ready for a global launch of the technology by 2020. Four radio cells in the Deutsche Telekom network are demonstrating the future of communication right now. Telekom said it was the first use of the technology in a real world setting…

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Premium Smartphones Account for 80% of Global Handset Profits

Mobile handsets above wholesale ASP US$400 contributed to almost 80% of the mobile handset industry profits. For Samsung the same metric was 66% and for Apple 96%. According to Counterpoint Research Market Monitor tracker, the global mobile handset profit pool declined 10% YoY during Q2 2017. The main reasons were, an increase in the mix of cheaper iPhone models, growth…

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Huawei launches cloud storage service for smartphone users

Huawei Consumer Business launched Huawei Mobile Cloud, a new cloud storage service for users of its mobile phones. The services enables the backup and restoration of data and phone settings, the synchronisation and transfer of data across Huawei mobile devices, as well as the storage and access of files using Cloud Drive. Subscribed users to the Huawei Mobile Cloud will…

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Huawei Italia offers up to EUR 500 for old phones in Mate 9 trade-in deal

Huawei Italia has launched a trade-in campaign for consumers interested in acquiring a smartphone from the company’s Mate 9 range. Anyone who buys a smartphone of the range Mate, i.e. the models HUAWEI Mate 9, HUAWEI Mate 9 Pro, and the expensive HUAWEI Mate 9 Porsche Design. has 21 days to have their old phone evaluated, with the company offering a trade-in…

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Huawei to Launch 5G Services in Oman Soon

Chinese technology firm Huawei is in the process of launching 5G in Oman, according to an official at Huawei Oman 5G stands for fifth generation telecommunications standard that will succeed 4G services for faster mobile communications. Speaking to the Times of Oman, Huawei’s chief executive officer for the Sultanate Leo Hong said although the technology will take time to be…

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