Consumer Technology

Strategy Analytics: Mobile NFC Payments Growth (Finally) on the Horizon

BOSTON, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile payments made via NFC-enabled handsets will approach$240 Billion in total value by 2021, according to a new Strategy Analytics forecast "Mobile NFC Payment Forecast Update: 2004-2021." Increasing competition between mobile wallets from device vendors ...

2016-03-10 00:05 2290

Travellers Expect Robots on Their Holidays by 2020

LONDON, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of more than 6,000 travellers in Asia, Europe, North America and South America reveals nearly 80% of respondents expect robots to play a big part in their lives by 2020, with three quarters believing they will make their lives significantly better. A...

2016-03-09 08:01 2246

Strategy Analytics: Global Business Smartphone Sales Will Grow to 606 Million in 2020

BOSTON, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Strategy Analytics Mobile Workforce Strategies (MWS) latest report, "Global Business Smartphone Shipment Forecast Q4 2015

2016-03-09 03:05 1694

Chromecast takes 35% of the 42 million unit Global Digital Media Streamer Market in 2015, says Strategy Analytics

BOSTON, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazon, Apple, Google and Roku accounted for more than 8 out of every 10 Digital Media Streamer shipments worldwide in 2015, strengthening their combined grip on the fast growing category. Google's low-cost HDMI dongle continues to lead the standalone streame...

2016-03-08 23:02 1911

TCL Communication Announces Shipment Figures of Handsets and Other Products for February 2016

HONG KONG, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited ("TCL Communication" or the "Company" which, together with its subsidiaries and its affiliates, is referred to as the "Group"; HKSE stock code: 2618) today announced the unaudited figures for shipments of h...

2016-03-08 21:03 2652

Borqs Participates in "Make in India" Initiative Demonstrating Locally Developed IoT Smart Devices & Cloud Solutions

BENGALURU, India, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Borqs International Holding Corp. (Borqs), a global leader in software and products for IoT with smart connected devices and cloud service solutions, recently announced their active participation in the "Make inIndia" Initiative being championed by ...

2016-03-08 08:00 2438

ABI Research Survey Finds Only 35% of U.S. Consumers Considering Purchase of Smart Watch; Fashionable Design, Price, and Differentiation Needed

LONDON, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In its latest U.S. mobile accessories analysis survey,ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market intelligence, finds only 35% of respondents are considering buying a smart watch in the next 12 months. Additionally, more than 80% c...

2016-03-07 23:52 1794

PianoBuddy Partners with Cho Publishing to Build the Largest Intelligent Sheet Music Library for Chinese Pop Songs

TAIPEI, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PianoBuddy, the leading social learning platform for piano learners, announced today a partnership with Cho Publishing Co. (www.musicbook.com.tw ), the largest Chinese Pop sheet music publisher inTaiwan, to bring the intelligent ...

2016-03-07 19:23 2762

AWE 2016, Establishing a Household Appliances Macro Ecosystem

SHANGHAI, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AWE 2016, the most important event for the Chinese household appliance industry, is set to kick off on9 March 2016. The AWE 2016 will serve as an innovative platform showcasing intelligent ecology and the future of family living. Under the theme of "Interne...

2016-03-07 11:22 2343

ABI Research Anticipates More Than 50 Million Mobile VR Devices to Ship by 2020 as Virtual Reality Takes Step Forward at the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual reality (VR) took a step forward at the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC). At the Samsung S7 launch,Mark Zuckerberg spoke of the Oculus/Samsung partnership and the rising popularity of 360-degree video. HTC's VIVE showed continued matur...

2016-03-03 23:57 3537

TCL Communication Won 15 Recognitions at MWC 2016

HONG KONG, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ALCATEL, a brand of TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited ("TCL Communication" or the "Company" which, together with its subsidiaries and its affiliates, is referred to as the "Group"; HKSE stock code: 2618) was honored with 15 recognitions in all,...

2016-03-03 21:38 4329

Well Being Digital Wins The Best Wearable Mobile Technology Award at GSMA Mobile World Congress

HONG KONG, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Well Being Digital ("WBD101"), a Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation ("HKSTP") incubatee focused on developing affordable and accurate sensing technologies for wearable devices, today announced that the company has won The Best Wearable Mobi...

2016-03-02 23:41 2576

Global smartphone sales hit a quarterly high in Q4 2015

NUREMBERG, Germany, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global smartphone demand hit 368m units in Q4 2015, up 14 percent quarter-on-quarter and up six percent year-on-year. However, revenues plateaued year-on-year atUS$115bn due to average selling price (ASP) declines of six percent year-on-year for Q...

2016-03-02 21:12 2568

Qualcomm Selects Borqs to its Ecosystem of Leading Companies for Expansion of Next Generation Snapdragon Wear Platform

SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Borqs International Holding Corp. (Borqs), a global leader in software and products for IoT smart-connected devices and cloud-service solutions, is pleased to announce that Qualcomm, through their announcement, has selected Borqs in its expansion of the e...

2016-03-01 21:02 2236

Frost & Sullivan Honors Agribotix for Developing a Superior Drone Technology and an Unrivaled Analytics Platform for the Precision Agriculture Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the precision agriculture (PA) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Agribotix LLC with the 2016 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. Agribotix's Enduro™ and Hornet™ agricultura...

2016-03-01 21:00 2367

Raspberry Pi 3 now available to order from RS Components and Allied Electronics: latest generation low-cost computer board raises the bar with higher performance, 64-bit support and wireless connectivity

SYDNEY, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced that the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B credit-card-sized single-bo...

2016-02-29 16:00 3735

Hikvision Announces 2015 Preliminary Earnings Results Showing 46.97% Growth

HANGZHOU, China, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hikvision, the global leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has announced its preliminary earnings results for the full-year 2015, with revenues ofUS$3.88 billion, amounting to a 46.97% growth rate year on year. Cynthia He...

2016-02-29 14:00 2426

Ricoh Appoints Innovix Distribution As Authorized Distributor in Hong Kong and Macau

HONG KONG, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Hong Kong Limited (RHK) today announces the appointment of Innovix Distribution as the authorized distributor for Ricoh office products forHong Kong and Macau. Innovix will carry ranges of selected Ricoh's laser printers, projectors, multifunction co...

2016-02-29 10:00 3035

China's Pisen Electronics wins two IF Design Awards

CHENGDU, China, Feb. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 63rd IF Design Awards was held at the BMW Museum inMunich, Germany on February 26, where a large number of compelling designs from around the world were announced as winners of the awards.China's Pisen Electronics became one of the highlights at t...

2016-02-27 17:00 2352

Frost & Sullivan's Key Takeaways from the 2016 Mobile World Congress

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST LOCATION:  Online, complimentary registration available at: http://bit.ly/1Lfp3K2   SPEAKERS:  Frost & Sullivan Emerging Telecoms Director Ronald Gruia This year's M...

2016-02-25 23:53 2837