• Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here

    Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here

    Samsung’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is happening today. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST). You can also check out our liveblog to get our commentary on Samsung’s news. Last year, the company unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. While Samsung said that the Galaxy S8 isn’t just ready yet, you can still expect a bunch of new… Read More

  • HMD’s new Nokia phones gun for the low-to-mid market, and the 3310 is back

    HMD’s new Nokia phones gun for the low-to-mid market, and the 3310 is back

    Today at Mobile World Congress HMD held a press conference in Barcelona to showcase its first Nokia-branded phones. As expected, the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 appeared, and the international variants of the ‘phablet’-sized Nokia 6, the Rolls Royce of the range. Rumours that HMD was going to reboot the legendary Nokia 3310 device proved correct. The new phones are not manufactured and… Read More

  • Motorola picks Amazon’s Alexa as its voice assistant

    Motorola picks Amazon’s Alexa as its voice assistant

    From ‘Hey Alexa’ to ‘Hello Moto’… Motorola has announced a partnership with ecommerce giant Amazon that will see the latter’s voice assistant tech embedded natively into most of Motorola’s devices in future. Read More

  • Nokia 3310 returns as HMD reimagines a classic (and Snake)

    Nokia 3310 returns as HMD reimagines a classic (and Snake)

    HMD hopes that its licensing of the Nokia brand brings in the punters for what might otherwise be viewed as three very vanilla Android phones, but at the same time it’s also announcing another new handset that plays into another side of its brand strategy. Today, it unveiled the 3310, a small “candy bar” feature phone that is a reimagining of one of the classic Nokia… Read More

  • HMD unveils 3 Android smartphones in Nokia clothing

    HMD unveils 3 Android smartphones in Nokia clothing

    Nokia, the mobile phone brand that arguably created as well as led the mobile phone market for many years, once died a tragic death, first the victim of its own arrogance at being the early leader; then the victim of Apple and Google and their domination in smartphones; and then dealt the final blow by Microsoft, who acquired it but failed badly at trying to resuscitate the brand in its… Read More

  • Why 2017 will be the year of the industry cloud Crunch Network

    Why 2017 will be the year of the industry cloud

    2016 was another year of impressive growth in the Enterprise cloud software space: Last year there were 31 cloud software companies that were publicly held and commanded a market capitalization north of $1 billion. 2016 also was notable because cloud companies with businesses aimed at vertical industries became juicy buyout targets for large horizontal software companies. Read More

  • Goodbye Withings, hello Nokia

    Goodbye Withings, hello Nokia

    Say goodbye to Withings. It’s been less than a year since Nokia completed its acquisition of the French smart devices maker and now it the Withings brand is about to be sunset. Withings’ devices and software will be rebranded under the Nokia banner later this summer. Withings’ existing line of smart watches, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and cameras will all come… Read More

  • DJI looks to enterprise applications with the Matrice 200

    DJI looks to enterprise applications with the Matrice 200

    The enterprise category is a no-brainer for the world’s largest drone manufacturer. Sure, it’s not as sexy as the consumer and cinematography categories with which the company is most closely associated, but it’s a growing industry, and will likely to continue to be as \as corporations discover more uses for units like the Matrice 200. DJI’s newest drone, unveiled… Read More

  • Watch HMD unveil the Nokia 3310 live right here

    Watch HMD unveil the Nokia 3310 live right here

    HMD is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona to showcase some of its first Nokia-branded phones. The conference starts at 4:30 PM CET (3:30 PM GMT, 10:30 AM EST). Get ready for the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, two new smartphones under the Nokia brand. But, let’s be honest, I’m more excited about the Nokia 3310. Rumor has it that HMD is going to reboot the legendary device and sell… Read More

  • Huawei’s shiny P10 flagships come in (almost) all the colors of the rainbow

    Huawei’s shiny P10 flagships come in (almost) all the colors of the rainbow

    If you’re bored of the same old monotone/metallic smartphone color choices, Chinese mobile maker Huawei has been thinking a little differently for its just announced P10 and P10 Plus flagship handsets — and is offering a spectrum of shades, including a striking deep blue option and a pale green. Read More

  • The LG G6 has a built-in Frontback feature

    The LG G6 has a built-in Frontback feature

    Oh boy, I miss Frontback. The mobile app created an interesting photo format with two square-ish pictures to share what you have in front of you and a selfie. While you can still download the app, it’s been stagnant for a few years. But LG implemented a Frontback feature into the new G6 called “Match Shot.” The big new feature of LG’s phone is the taller display. Read More

  • I Am Annoyed

    I Am Annoyed

    When people ask me what this column’s theme is, my usual response is, tongue-in-cheek, “Whatever has annoyed me about the tech industry during the last week.” This is not always true. Often I celebrate things! But this week, my friends, this week is different; this week so much has annoyed me about the industry that I scarcely know where to begin. Read More

  • Huawei gives smartwatches another shot

    Huawei gives smartwatches another shot

    Smartwatches are hard. Recent numbers certainly reflect that fact. Motorola bowed out and Pebble simply evaporated. This week at Mobile World Congress, Huawei continues the good fight with the simply titled Watch 2. So, at least you know what you’re getting. On a whole, it’s a pretty straight forward proposition. The new wearable looks a lot like its predecessor, which Huawei… Read More

  • LG’s new phone to launch eventually, cost money

    LG’s new phone to launch eventually, cost money

    LG just announced a new phone. It’s like the last one but slightly better looking, a bit faster, and it will be available sometime and cost money to buy it. The company took the wraps off the phone during a press conference at a trade show. There was pop music, teleprompters and a long PowerPoint presentation. At one point during the presentation, a company executive described the screen. Read More

  • LG unveils the G6, swapping modularity for new screen dimensions and waterproofing

    The modular G5 was a novel device, but novelty alone doesn’t sell phones. So LG went back to the drawing board for its followup, and the result is, on a whole, a fairly straightforward flagship smartphone. The LG G6 is a good looking handset, but not an especially remarkable one, with design language that brings to mind fellow flagships like the Galaxy S7. The company’s big… Read More

  • Google Assistant, its AI-based personal helper, rolls out to Nougat and Marshmallow handsets

    Google Assistant, its AI-based personal helper, rolls out to Nougat and Marshmallow handsets

    Google continues its march to expand its place in the mobile ecosystem, anchored by the fact that its Android OS is by far the most ubiquitous smartphone platform in the world. Today, the company announced that it would be rolling out Google Assistant, its conversational search and AI-based personal helper (and answer to Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa), to smartphones… Read More