The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The name Nubia might conjure up images of Africa, Egyptian pharaohs and early civilization. But perhaps one day, it'll also be remembered for smartphones. Or at least that's the hope of Chinese handset maker ZTE, which is using the name as a new company brand.
By Michael Kan | 19 November, 2013 13:05
Understandably, the most-discussed phones in these Android roundups – which, I'm a bit staggered to realize, have now been going for about 16 months – have generally been the ones at the cutting edge, with the latest technology and the coolest new features.
By Jon Gold | 14 November, 2013 22:18
Smartphone shipments grew by 9 per cent in the third quarter, a record for a single quarter, which continues a record-setting trend, according to research firm, IDC.
By Matt Hamblen | 29 October, 2013 14:48
Two new unlocked Android smartphones from ZTE USA -- the Grand S and the Nubia 5 -- can be pre-ordered starting Saturday.
By Matt Hamblen | 03 October, 2013 13:04
ZTE plans on launching another phone running Mozilla's Firefox OS, this time with a dual-core processor, a bigger screen, and a revamped user experience, a company executive said on Tuesday.
By Michael Kan | 24 September, 2013 11:34
For a company that makes one of the best smartphones currently on the market – Android or otherwise – HTC's finances and general outlook sure aren't very rosy. After the firm reported earlier this month that it may post a quarterly loss for the first time since 2008, according to Bloomberg, its stock price plummeted.
By Jon Gold | 22 August, 2013 23:16
Worldwide smartphone sales to end users accounted for nearly 52 per cent of mobile phone sales in the second quarter, surpassing feature phones sales for the first time as a result of growth in Asian countries like China, Gartner said.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 August, 2013 10:28
Sales of the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone will start soon via eBay's stores in the U.S. and U.K.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 12 August, 2013 10:31
Analysts argued today over the significance of Apple's falling market share, reflecting the uncertainties the Cupertino, California, company faces in a transition to lower profits.
By Gregg Keizer | 26 July, 2013 20:14
After several months of anticipation, the first phones based on the Firefox operating system are here. Telefónica will begin selling the ZTE Open on Tuesday in Spain as the first step of a global rollout that should see Firefox OS devices available in all the carrier's markets by the end of next year.
By Martyn Williams | 01 July, 2013 22:37
Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich described keen interest shown by 8 million Web developers in the Firefox OS, and said that 20-plus smartphone makers and wireless carriers plan to sell devices running the OS to first-time buyers globally, initially in markets where low-cost phones are in demand.
By Matt Hamblen | 01 July, 2013 19:40
Telefónica will be the first to offer a commercial smartphone based on Firefox OS. The Spanish operator will start selling the ZTE Open on Tuesday for €69 (US$90) with a prepaid subscription.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 July, 2013 13:00