Nokia and BlackBerry Are Back? The Proof Will Be in the Sales

  HIGHLIGHTS Samsung kept away from MWC 2017 Without these big names, BlackBerry and Nokia got a lot of attention Whether the attention translates into sales is the question If you’ve been paying attention to the headlines from the world of tech lately, then you’ve probably come across the sentiment that Nokia and BlackBerry, theRead More

India Tablet Sales Declined 16 Percent in March Quarter: CMR

HIGHLIGHTS Sales of tablet PCs fell by 16 percent year-on-year, says CMR report tablet shipments in the March quarter were also down by 6 percent Datawind continued to hold the top spot with 34 percent market share Sales of tablet PCs fell by 16 percent year-on-year to around 7.6 lakh units during January-March, hurt byRead More

More people are buying diamonds for themselves as global sales bounce back

Shoppers are increasingly treating themselves to diamond jewellery, rather than buying it for others – helping push the global market back into growth. Worldwide diamond sales hit $80bn (£62bn) in 2016, according to industry leader De Beers, reversing a dip the year before when demand from China and India slumped. Global sales were bolstered byRead More

Smartphone sales in SA, rest of Africa tank

Mobile phone sales in South Africa and the broader continent fell “drastically” in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the fourth quarter of last year, new research released by International Data Corp this week shows. The technology research and consulting firm’s newly released Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows overall shipments in the first quarterRead More

Sony culling ‘Premium Standard’ smartphones, blames poor sales

Sony has vowed to kill off ‘Premium Standard phones, the company’s line of affordable near-flagship smartphones. During the company’s 2017 Investor Day, Sony pledged to eventually discontinue the ‘Premium Standard’ smartphone range following an uninspiring sales performance. Examples of these handsets include 2016’s Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia X Compact. Both featured relatively premiumRead More

Asus to Reportedly Kill Its ZenWatch Android Wear Lineup Due to Poor Sales

HIGHLIGHTS Asus has shipped an average of 5,000-6,000 ZenWatches per month Huawei and LG have also slowed down their smartwatch efforts Asus’ last major Android Wear smartwatch was the ZenWatch 3 Asus may just kill its ZenWatch lineup of Android Wear smartwatches soon, according to some reports that have recently surfaced. It seems that AsusRead More

India Tablet Sales Declined 16 Percent in March Quarter: CMR

HIGHLIGHTS Sales of tablet PCs fell by 16 percent year-on-year, says CMR report tablet shipments in the March quarter were also down by 6 percent Datawind continued to hold the top spot with 34 percent market share Sales of tablet PCs fell by 16 percent year-on-year to around 7.6 lakh units during January-March, hurt byRead More