Two Samsung phones 'catch fire' in China

Sep 19, 2016

Two Samsung phones 'catch fire' in China

Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China, in potentially the first such incidents in the world’s largest smartphone market. Samsung Electronics said it was investigating one of the reported cases. The South Korean firm had earlier said Galaxy Note ...

Sharp releases portable 'robot' phone

May 26, 2016

Sharp releases portable 'robot' phone

Sharp Corp. on Thursday began selling a humanoid robot phone armed with artificial intelligence features and carrying a price tag of ¥213,840 (about $2,000). The electronics maker is producing 5,000 units of the product, called RoBoHoN, per month. The launch of the phone is ...

May 17, 2016

Japan government to press mobile carriers on prices as profits soar

The government plans to step up pressure on the country’s largest mobile-phone carriers to offer cheaper plans as surging profits show they have room to reduce costs for customers, an official at the communications ministry said. Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi ...

Apple set to unveil new iPad, iPhone models

Mar 20, 2016

Apple set to unveil new iPad, iPhone models

New iPhone and iPad models likely to be unveiled Monday are aimed at helping Apple keep momentum in the fast-evolving mobile device market. The media gathering at the company’s intimate auditorium in Silicon Valley will also give Apple a chance to restate its case ...

China's smartphones gaining ground with same bang, less buck

Feb 24, 2016

China's smartphones gaining ground with same bang, less buck

Move over, Apple and Samsung. The next big smartphone might be from little-known Chinese brands such as TCL and Oppo. Along with other Chinese phone makers such as Huawei and Xiaomi, Chinese brands have surpassed Samsung in China and are encroaching on Apple’s turf. ...