mobile phones

  • LG’s mobile business can’t stop losing money

    LG’s mobile business can’t stop losing money

    Korea electronics giant LG continues to show the world that making a profit, or even breaking even, from selling smartphones is no easy thing. LG Mobile has posted just one quarter of profitability over the last two years, that was six months ago during the first quarter of sales of its new flagship, the LG G6, when it eked out a $3.2 million profit. Previous to that, you have to go way back… Read More

  • Why Samsung doesn’t beat Apple where it matters Crunch Network

    Why Samsung doesn’t beat Apple where it matters

    Samsung’s competition with Apple is on premium phone ($400+) market share, and Apple is crushing Samsung in this market. Why do consumers with discretionary spending still prefer Apple in such large numbers? The reason is not the product. Read More

  • Pixl is the child-proof smartphone case that masquerades as a camera

    Pixl is the child-proof smartphone case that masquerades as a camera

    As a father I try to remember two things: my biological mission is complete and I am essentially fodder for the grave and my kids will probably destroy my smartphone. That’s why Pixlplay is particularly interesting. The Pixlplay is a smartphone case that looks like a big, bulky camera. You stuff the phone inside – it works with iOS phones for now – and plug a cable into… Read More

  • Samsung and Chinese brands utterly dominated India’s smartphone market in Q4 2016

    Samsung and Chinese brands utterly dominated India’s smartphone market in Q4 2016

    India is in the midst of a revolution: the Chinese smartphone revolution. For the first time on record, there were no Indian companies ranked among the top five smartphone sellers in the country during the most recent quarter of business. Samsung and a glut of ambitious, young companies from China have been busy pushing their devices in India, one of the few global markets that has… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Samsung Leader Bribery Charges

    Xiaomi admits company grew too fast, Samsung’s leader Jay Y. Lee is issued an arrest warrant, SpaceX successfully launches and lands a Falcon 9 and Airbus is exploring flying taxis. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • HMD’s first Nokia smartphone is heading to China

    HMD’s first Nokia smartphone is heading to China

    Nokia fans hankering to get their hands on a new smartphone with their beloved brand name — and without Microsoft’s unloved mobile OS — will need to go to China if they want to buy the first Android-powered from the Finnish phone maker that’s now licensing Nokia’s IP for phones. Read More

  • Gartner spies growing opportunity for voice-driven devices

    Gartner spies growing opportunity for voice-driven devices

    Analyst Gartner is projecting flat growth for worldwide device shipments; it says the combined shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones will total just 2.3 billion in 2017, the same as 2016 estimates — with no growth in these so-called “traditional” computing devices expected until 2018. Read More

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