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Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps service. His next challenge is to manage and grow our devices channel. He has been a journalist...More

HTC One (M8)

HTC looking to Q4 sales growth

HTC sales and finance head Chialin Chang said that the company is looking for fourth-quarter growth, stating that its latest forecasts “provide an indication that it’s our intention to grow again, and we hope momentum will continue”. While (as usual) …

MS Band

Microsoft debuts Band health tracker

Microsoft announced its anticipated wearable device, the $199 ‘Band’, as part of a wider healthcare push from the US giant. The company said that Microsoft Band has 10 smart sensors “for 24-hour heart rate monitoring, calorie burn measurement, advanced sleep …

New Fitbit

Fitbit updates wearables range

Wearables company Fitbit announced three new devices, including what it described as a ‘fitness super watch’ which moves it on (slightly) from its exercise tracker niche. It described Fitbit Charge as “Fitbit Force reinvented” – a bold claim bearing in …


LG moves into application processor game

LG Electronics joined the ranks of device makers offering its own application processors, a move it said will enable it to “achieve better vertical integration and further diversify our product strategy against stronger competition”. While most competitors offer devices using …