Category: Smartphone

Have we hit peak smartphone?
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Have we hit peak smartphone?

There’s reason to believe the market may never return to sustained growth Last Halloween, we broke down some “good news” from a Canalys report: the smartphone industry saw one-percent year-over-year growth — not exactly the sort of thing that sparks strong consumer confidence. In short, 2019 sucked for smartphones, as did the year before. After…

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Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm
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Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm

As Xiaomi widens its smartphone lead over Samsung in India, a new competitor is increasingly posing a challenge. Realme, a one-and-half-year-old smartphone vendor that spun out of Oppo, commanded 14.3% of the world’s second largest smartphone market in the quarter that ended in September, research firm IDC said on Monday. While Xiaomi, with 27.1% of…

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HTC’s Cheaper $250 Smartphone Runs a Full Bitcoin Node
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HTC’s Cheaper $250 Smartphone Runs a Full Bitcoin Node

On Saturday HTC launched a wallet-friendly version of its blockchain smartphone, versioned the Exodus 1s. The new phone comes in at a little under $250 (€219) and customers can buy it either with fiat or crypto. Its real selling point? Run your own full bitcoin node on the go. Verify your own transactions on the…

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