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Blog: Is Africa the new smartphone hotspot?

Sub-Saharan Africa isn’t generally discussed in terms of being a hotspot for smartphone usage, but …

Blog: As Apple sneezes, mobile operators catch cold

Apple recently reported its first drop in iPhone sales since the iconic handset was launched …

Blog: China smartphone market slows, but top 5 brands flourish

China’s smartphone market is slowing after years of double-digit growth, but you wouldn’t know it …

Blog: Rumours swirl as smartphone makers battle for top spot on Singles’ Day

UPDATED 24-11: China’s Singles’ Day (11 November or 11-11) has turned into more of a …

Blog: Chinese firms strengthen smartphone share – but for how long?

Five years ago the smartphone market was dominated by western and South Korean firms. In …

Blog: The ‘s’ aside, Apple is offering a new type of upgrade

“The process of buying an iPhone could be simpler,” proclaimed Apple CEO Tim Cook, who, …

iPhone 6 delay in China: blame NFC capability

NEW BLOG: The omission of China in the first wave of iPhone 6 launches has …

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China to continue to drive iPhone sales – despite subsidy cuts

NEW BLOG: Neither cuts in handset subsidies, nor rumours of government bans, will dent sales …

Windows Phone: removing the hurdles

NEW BLOG: Microsoft’s decision to openly state it is offering “a $0 royalty licensing programme” …

Google’s sale of Motorola: Good housekeeping

NEW BLOG: Google’s decision to offload its loss-making Motorola Mobility devices unit to Lenovo seems …