5G Mobile Mobile devices

AT&T To Bring Its 5G service To Tens of Millions of Customers This Year

AT&T has announced that it will be making its 5G service available to tens of millions of consumers and businesses ahead of the company’s plans to offer nationwide 5G coverage in the first half of 2020.  Customers with AT&T Unlimited Extra and AT&T Unlimited Elite plans will be able to access the 5G service, with their first […]

Facial recognition Mobile Mobile devices

China introducing facial recognition test requirement to obtain a new mobile number

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has passed a new law whereby all citizens applying for new mobile and data services are required to have their faces scanned using facial recognition technology to verify their identity. The law, which is due to come into effect on December 1, 2019, is an upgrade […]

Apps Health Mobile devices

Fitbit Launches New Health and Fitness Subscription Service

Fitbit has released its latest product, Fitbit Premium, a paid subscription service available through the Fitbit app.  This service is said to offer users the most individualized experience to date, with over ten years of Fitbit data being utilized, as well as medical and professional advice with actionable coaching and guidance. Fitbit Premium’s features are […]

5G Mobile devices Opinion

Is There Any Evidence To Suggest That 5G Poses Risks To Our Health?

The competition is in full swing to deploy 5G networks around the world. According to GSA’s LTE and 5G Market Statistics – July 2019 report, 293 operators in 98 countries are investing in 5G networks in the form of tests, trials, pilots, planned and actual deployments. Of those, 35 operators in 20 countries are offering […]

5G Mobile devices

Apple to Acquire Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business in $1 Billion Deal

Apple will acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business in a $1 billion agreement. Under the agreement, approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. Apple will hold over 17,000 […]

IoT Mobile devices

Xiaomi celebrates 2019 Fortune 500 list ranking; gives workers gifts of company shares

Xiaomi has made it into the 2019 Fortune 500 list for the first time. The company was ranked at no. 468 on the list, one of seven to be included from the Internet Services and Retailing category. Founded in 2013, Xiaomi is the youngest company to be included in this year’s list, except for companies […]

5G Mobile devices

Huawei releases Mate20 X 5G Available Exclusively Through Vodafone Qatar

Huawei has released the Mate20 X 5G, which is available exclusively through Vodafone Qatar. The Mate20 X 5G is equipped with a multi-mode 5G terminal chip which allows the device to switch between 4G, 3G and 2G as well as Standalone and Non Standalone network systems when 5G connectivity is limited. Huawei’s latest creation also […]

5G Mobile devices

T-Mobile Offers Galaxy S10 5G with Service in Six Cities

T-Mobile has announced its 5G deal with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G handset, which is now retailing in stores. The Crown Silver S10 costs $1,299.99 or $31.25 with a $549.99 deposit for contract customers, on a two year no interest plan. Making use of mmWave technology, the mobile carrier currently offers 5G coverage in limited […]

Mobile devices

Huawei’s Revenue Surpasses $100 Billion

Huawei, the Chinese telecom equipment and consumer electronics manufacturer, has joined the likes of Google and Apple after reporting revenue of $107.13 billion in 2018. Huawei’s annual revenue report showed a 19% increase. In 2018, Huawei’s sales reached an all-time high with their consumer business division growing 45%, accounting for US$52 billion in total revenue, […]

5G Mobile devices

Verizon First to Launch a 5G Phone You Can Use on a Commercial 5G Network

Verizon Wireless has beaten South Korea in the race to launch a 5G smartphone that can be used on the company’s commercial 5G network.  Launching a week ahead of schedule, this is the latest of the company’s 5G milestones, having launched a commercial 5G service, Verizon 5G Home, in October 2018. The company’s 5G network […]

Mobile devices

Huawei’s Mate X Becomes First EU-Certified 5G Phone

Huawei’s Mate X has been EU certified as 5G compliant. It is the first mobile phone to be EU certified, although it was initially thought that Huawei’s Mate 20X would be the first. Mobile phones need to be CE certified before they can be imported and sold in the EU. The testing ensures that the […]

5G Mobile devices

Huawei foldable 5G phone confirmed for 2019

Huawei CEO, Richard Yu, has officially confirmed the Huawei foldable phone during the recent Mate 20 Pro launch. The handset will not only be foldable but will also be one of the first 5G capable devices commercially available. 5G technology is expected to be 100 times faster than 4G networks, and 50 times more responsive. […]

Mobile devices

World’s thinnest mobile phone to be released by NTT Docomo

NTT Docomo, the Japanese mobile phone carrier, said on Wednesday that it will release the world’s thinnest and lightest mobile phone, the KY-01L,. The device is set to be released in late November. The mobile phone manufactured by Japan’s Kyocera Corp. is about 5.3 millimeters thick and weighs just 47 grams. Measuring 9.1 by 5.5 […]