Microsoft has announced the Lumia 435 and 532, sub-$100 Lumia smartphones that showcase Windows Phone’s focus toward attracting the low-end market.
Chinese Smartphone Brands Test Taiwan’s Waters
The tiny Taiwan market is proving tough for Chinese smartphone brands, Matthew Fulco reports.
Japan Hospitals to Monitor Patients With Smartphones
Soon, patients in Japanese hospitals may be monitored 24/7 using smartphones. That is according to a new proposal recently announced by Japanese IT giant NEC. The new system, called as the Application Platform for Healthcare, will primarily focus on the concept of using smartphones to monitor hospital patients via wireless video feed. The system will be offered and catered to medical institutions nationwide towards the end of October. Traditionally, nurse call systems are often made of pre-installed communications equipment that is simply set up throughout the medical establishment. If medical attention is required, users are to speak through the comms units, and a nurse on standby
BlackBerry Narrows Quarterly Loss, Expects to Double Software Sales by FY2015
BlackBerry turnaround plans working? Company posts adjusted loss of 2 cents per share, better than 16 cent loss analysts have predicted.
Lenovo Now Ships More Smartphones Than PCs
Top PC maker Lenovo is now shipping more smartphones than PC units. Lenovo’s PC industry may be as booming as ever, but its smartphone industry is finally getting a few steps ahead. In its financial report for the second quarter of 2014 submitted just this week, it was shown that the number of smartphones that the company has shipped has now exceeded the number of PCs that it had distributed during the same quarter. For the previous five consecutive quarters before the first half of 2014, Lenovo has enjoyed the highest global market shares in the PC industry, eventually accounting for at least 19.6% of