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Global smartphone sales tipped to stay decline this year

Global smartphone sales are expected to fall for the second year running this year.

Huawei sales soar in first half

Huawei sales reached CNY245.5 billion (US$36.7 billion)in the first six months of this year – an increase of 40 per cent.

Asian smartphone sales still lead world

Asian smartphone sales still lead the world market, with Asia Pacific tipped to remain the fastest-growing region this year by market research company GFK.

Contactless mobile payments growing

Samsung and Apple smartphones to drive increase in contactless payments.

Contactless mobile payments growing

Samsung and Apple smartphones to drive increase in contactless payments.

Apple China bracing for fall

Although Apple China revenue rose by 14 per cent in the latest quarter, the company is starting to see a shift in the economy, particularly in Hong Kong.

Smartphones outpace tablets in Asian eCommerce

Payments technology player Adyen notes further change in Asian eCommerce shopping patterns.

Used phone chain launches in Seoul subway stations

Stores that purchase used cell phones are set to open at Seoul subway stations.

Wearable power supplies: the next new retail category

What’s the next new retail category in electronics? Wearable power supplies, judging by product innovations just revealed in Korea.

Phablets cause havoc in tablet market

Phablets are causing havoc in the market of Android-running tablets, says Chinavision.

Smartphones revolutionising China mobile

Smartphones will soon account for two in every three mobile connections in China’s mainland.

New technology promises shopping revolution

New technology on display in Korea this week demonstrates how consumers can go shopping in a supermarket, scan the barcodes of the products they want to buy and have them delivered at home.