ZTE targets top 3 smartphone spot in key markets by 2020

ZTE GLOBAL ANALYST CONFERENCE, SHANGHAI: Chinese equipment and device maker ZTE aims to become a top-three smartphone vendor in key global markets by 2020 and return to the top three in China in three years. The Shenzhen-based company is making …

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India to overtake US as No 2 smartphone market in 2017

India is forecast to overtake the US to become the world’s second largest smartphone market in 2017, with annual shipments jumping from 118 million this year to 174 million units. Strategy Analytics predicts that global shipments of smartphones will increase …

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Samsung reclaims US smartphone top spot

Samsung reclaimed its position as the top smartphone vendor in the US, following the success of the Galaxy S6 device, according to data released by research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The Galaxy S6 was named the third best-selling smartphone in …

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ZTE targets 20% jump in US smartphone shipments

Chinese vendor ZTE aims to boost smartphone shipments to the US this year by 20 per cent to 20 million units. ZTE’s US CEO Lixin Cheng told Reuters that shipments to the US last year expanded 50 per cent, topping …

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BlackBerry CEO sets out net neutrality vision

BlackBerry CEO John Chen questioned proposals by the Obama administration and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address the issue of net neutrality through the reclassification of telecoms operators. The proposals, made in November last year, aim to reclassify mobile and …

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iPhone 6 Plus adoption closing in on sibling’s success – AppLovin

Based on data usage patterns, AppLovin estimates that the ratio of iPhone 6 to iPhone 6 Plus devices in circulation in China is now 60:40. In the US the ratio was 75:25 as of 7 January. That ratio is up …

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Verizon brings connectivity to older cars

US telecoms giant Verizon Communications is looking to bring connected car technology to older cars with the launch of a monthly subscription service. Verizon Vehicle provides information on the car’s performance (which can provide detail on why the check-engine light …

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China is top market for iPhone 6 in Q4

Sales of Apple’s iPhone 6 in China reportedly outstripped shipments in the US for the first time in Q4. Despite being launched a month later (mid-October) and costing 25 per cent more (for the 16GB iPhone 6), China accounted for …

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Sprint head attacks rivals’ advertising; unveils new vendor deals

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure criticised the tactics of AT&T and Verizon Wireless as he sought to establish his own company’s value-for-money credentials against the two larger rivals. Claure (pictured) is engaged in a turnaround operation at Sprint with the ‘Cut …

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