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How can mobile operators look beyond falling traditional revenues?

2 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

One of the biggest takeaways from Ofcom's Communications Market Review was that the number of voice calls being made on a mobile phone in the UK had fallen for the first time. Whereas making calls on the move was once considered the raison d'être of the mobile phone when it first arrived in the 1980s, priorities of mobile users have shifted significantly since the first iPhone and first Android devices launched a decade ago. Just 75 per cent of smartphone users consider using a mobile phone for phone calls as ‘important', compared to 92 per cent who consider web browsing to be...
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Xiaomi's new feature phone does real-time voice translation in 17 different languages

Xiaomi's new feature phone does real-time voice translation in 17 different languages

2 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Global feature phone market witnessed a sudden growth after Reliance Jio disrupted the market with the Jio Phone, an affordable internet-enabled 4G feature phone with Jio's native services. While 2017 saw a dip in sales of smartphones, the feature phones posted growth for the first time in many years. The Jio Phone topped the feature phone market globally with 15% market share in Q1 2018. Amid the rise of global feature phone sales, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has released an forked Android running feature phone in China. Touted as the Xiaomi Qin AI, the feature phone was launched via...
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Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Are Now Available, Starting At $799

Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Are Now Available, Starting At $799

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Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 refresh has Qualcomm power inside

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