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Smartphones for Seniors Get Little Traction
Demographics don't always correlate with the realities of the market. Smartphones for seniors seems an obvious niche given the expanding penetration rate of smartphones and the growing elderly population. However, it appears there's been limited demand for such devices. Read more

Posted By Peter Bryer on 22 August 2014

Time for Smartphones to Toughen Up?

Samsung and Sony Could Make Waterproof Mainstream
Call it the GoPro effect, or perhaps it's the talk of hardened screens and metal casings. Smartphones are constant companions exposed to the same elements as their users, and consumers now expect to be able to use their devices under most conditions. Read more

Posted By Peter Bryer on 21 August 2014

Clash of the TyTNs

Windows Phone Gets an HTC Flagship. More Needed.
Yesterday, HTC unveiled the rumoured HTC One (M8) for Windows. It's a Windows Phone version of the HTC One (M8), HTC's flagship Android smartphone. Read more

Posted By Peter Bryer on 20 August 2014

Is Frame-Free the Way to Be?

Sharp Highlights the Frameless Fashion Trend
Are good looks enough to make a flagship smartphone? Read more

Posted By Peter Bryer on 19 August 2014

The Temptation of Generation Inflation

Operators Begin Marketing 4G as 5G
Get ready for another generation gap.
The countdown to 5G mobile services is years away, but the term is already scattered across some operators' Web sites. Read more

Posted By Peter Bryer on 18 August 2014
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