Archive | Devices

Almost every team member has at least 3 primary mobile handsets! In this category, we profile devices and related wireless infrastructure.

Future Smartphones

What’s next for smartphones?

It’s fair to say that smartphones have changed the way people live and work, but perhaps the most burning question the industry is pondering is what comes next? In many western markets smartphone sales have almost reached saturation point, forcing companies like Samsung and Apple to come up with new ways to tempt customers with their hardware, software and ecosystems. […]

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Panic Button India Phones

News: by 2017 all phones sold in India will have a “panic button”

This week the Indian government announced that from January 1st next year, all new phones sold in the country must include some form of “panic button” aimed at improving women’s security. Furthermore, all phones will need to come equipped with GPS by January 2018, allowing the owner’s location to be accurately determined when the panic button is activated. Many of today’s […]

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LG Flexible Display

iPhone 8 will be a “revolutionary” new device with a foldout display

This year’s highly-anticipated iPhone 7 will be the tenth iteration of the iconic smartphone, although it won’t fall on the device’s ten-year anniversary. Word has reached Mobile Industry Review that this year’s model will in fact be the last iPhone as we know it; in 2017, sources claim that the iPhone 8 will be a “revolutionary” device with radical new […]

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AMOLED and LCD

News: OLED phone panels are now cheaper than LCDs

Most of the high-end smartphones have been using AMOLED displays rather than LCD in recent years. Most manufacturers have realised the obvious benefits of improved battery life and always-on features such as Samsung’s “Always-On Display” showing key information at all times without draining the battery. The technology is now used in a plethora of devices, from phones to […]

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Apple Event March

There’s an Apple event on Monday, with a new 4-inch iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad Pro

You may be aware (or perhaps you just don’t care!) that Apple will hold a media event on Monday night in California, at which the headline products are expected to be a 4-inch iPhone and an updated 9.7-inch iPad. Due to excessive rumours online there may well be few surprises, besides the fact there’s not much to get truly excited about, it’s […]

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Environment Dress

Wearable Wednesday! The “Environment Dress” predicts wearer’s emotions

It’s time for another Wearable Wednesday instalment, and this week we’re taking a brief look at a rather unusual concept in wearable tech, dubbed the Smart Dress. First announced late last year, the prototype was developed by Telefónica R&D, and can accurately capture information about surrounding environmental elements and analyse how it affects people’s emotions. The Environment Dress collects […]

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Smartwatches

Smartwatches now outsell Swiss watches…

Anyone who doubted 2015 was the year of the smartwatch will be proven wrong by figures from Strategy Analytics, which showed in the first months of the year shipments of smartwatches just beat those of Swiss swatches. The figures reveal that smartwatches sold 8.1 a heady million units, compared with 7.9 million units for Swiss watches. That’s quite an […]

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