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The Motorola razr returns - to Australia anyway
Australians can now pre-order the new Mortorola razr, but it will set you back AU$2700
Surge in phone usage as Kiwis head to Japan for Rugby World Cup
“We saw a fivefold increase in data usage from Kiwi travellers roaming in Japan over the past month – equating to more than 10 terabytes of data."
Aussie landlines becoming extinct earlier than expected
"Unlimited calls are now a standard inclusion for mobile plans, so why should we be paying for a home phone as well?"
Got an old mobile phone lying around? Recycle it for free
If you’ve got an old mobile phone lying around that you know you’ll probably never use again, now’s the time to recycle it for free.
Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
The Commission says there is no need for measures to improve competition in the NZ mobile market. Vocus says this decision will be “crippling.”
Hands-on review: Samsung’s outstanding Galaxy S10
A decade on, they continue to set the standard, along with Apple, for the ultimate smartphone.
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy S10 goes up against the Huawei Mate 20 Pro
While these two phones appear to be unlikely competitors, the fact that retail at the same price point pits them directly against one another.
Surprises and highlights from Samsung's Unpacked launch event
The event features devices that are Samsung's answer to skeptics who say everything that can be done has already been done.
Galaxy S10: Apple notch, meet the Samsung ‘punchhole’
With three unique devices, the Galaxy S10 range is engineered to meet the needs of today’s smartphone market.
Top 10 facts about RoBoHoN, Sharp's new robot phone
Hello world, meet RoBoHoN, Sharp’s robot phone that’s currently trapped in Japan.
Vodafone releases phones with child-safe features
Along with the restriction capabilities, the Vodafone Smart N9 range also has a range of emergency and safety controls.
Next-gen mobile signal booster launches in NZ
After a successful launch across the ditch, the Cel-Fi GO has come to the New Zealand market for people and businesses
Spark, TUANZ positive about ComCom mobile market study
The Commerce Commission has announced a study into the national mobile market. Spark and TUANZ have both released statements welcoming the study.
Samsung posts healthy Q4 profit and 50:1 stock split
The company has seen its share price soar since the announcement on Wednesday.
Nostalgia or nonsense? Nokia’s revamped brick launches in NZ next week
The Nokia 3310 3G retains some of the features of the past but has obviously had some Botox, a tummy tuck and new organ replacements.
Smartphones are the new battleground for ID theft as hackers hone their craft
The power of technology is awesome, yet it is important to understand that as this power continues to progress, people must make a tough decision .
Australian mobile phone market exceeding expectations with 18% growth
Australia’s mobile phone market romped in ahead of expectations in Q2 2017, growing 18.4% thanks to the launch of new Android devices.
TDR treads middle ground between telco & consumer disputes
The free and independent TDR service is designed to help consumers manage complaints about any service or provider from their telco.
Ericsson eyes the future with launch of network services for ‘massive IoT’
“We anticipate IoT devices will surpass mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices as early as 2018."
Vodafone Lights a fire under NZ’s prepay market with My Flex Prepaid
“We don’t all fit into a neat and tidy box when it comes to how we use our phones. Some of us prefer to TXT rather than call, others use apps.
ComCom proposes continuation of number portability
It enhances competition in the market as it removes a disincentive for consumers to leave their current provider if they see a better deal elsewhere.
Growth in device shipments not returning any time soon
"For the PC market to stay on pace for flat growth in 2017, business spending needs to flourish."
Huawei smartphone growth continues; Microsoft declines
Huawei has continued its smartphone charge, recording the highest sales growth in Q3, while Microsoft phone share dropped and Windows did too.
Kiwis are still texting and driving, five years on
The NZ Police is concerned at a rising number of people being caught while distracted by their phone, despite legislation being in place since 2009.