The exit of South Korean smartphone maker LG from the industry on 31 July will benefit at least four other players, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says.
With the ACMA's December 2020 study showing 46% of Australian children age 6 to 13 already using mobile phones, its clear that parents are buying them for their children, with sister companies Alcatel and TCL promoting a model each for this age group.
Chinese smartphone maker realme appears to have taken a glance at the number of low-priced devices emerging from the precincts of its stablemates, and subconsciously said, "I'll raise you on that." That probably accounts for the C11 that was launched in the Australian market recently, a bargain at $199 and nothing to sneer at.
With $1000, $2000 and $3000+ smartphones out there, what magic has Alcatel been able to weave to deliver a high-quality, highly affordable smartphone with once flagship-only features such as an AI Triple-Rear camera and more, but now at an incredible sub-$200 price?
A little under four months since it announced the forthcoming launch of its first lot of self-branded smartphones, TCL Communication, a company better known for its range of well-made cheap television sets, has released two of these devices in Australia.
The sell-through of smartphones in the US — the proportion of wholesale units that are eventually sold at retail — fell by 25% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, the technology research firm Counterpoint Research says.
TCL Communication has announced three new Alcatel smartphones which will be available in Australia from next week, all priced below $200.
TCL Communication, better known for its range of cheap television sets, has announced its first lot of self-branded smartphones, the TCL 10 series, all of which are priced under US$500. The devices will be available for sale later this year, with availability dates to be announced over the next few weeks. Two of the models will be sold in Australia.
A number of American technology companies such as Microsoft, Dell and AT&T have joined an effort sponsored by the White House to create advanced software for 5G networks in order to reduce the dependence on Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies.
Telecommunications equipment vendors Nokia and Ericsson may be forced to move a good part of their operations out of China if a proposed move by the US, to make it mandatory that an 5G equipment used within the country be designed and made outside China, comes into force.
Australia's smartphone shipments fell by 9% in 2018 compared to the previous calendar year, the analyst firm IDC said, adding that this was the largest decline seen so far. But Alcatel claims it bucked this trend, selling almost a million devices.
Australia's No.3 smartphone brand, Alcatel, has launched three new smartphones and a new tablet at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona.
Ok, so Android tablets that can make phone calls aren't new, but even so, a 2018 Android Tablet running Android Oreo 8.1 Go for $129 is almost an essential purchase.
Telstra has launched three new "affordable smartphones" — the $99 Telstra Essential Plus, the $129 Alcatel 1X and the $199 Telstra Superior — which ain't so heavy on the wallet in your posterior.
Smartphone sales in the US for the first quarter of 2018 fell by 11% year-on-year, the analyst firm Counterpoint says, quoting data from its Market Pulse program.
Kantar's latest smartphone OS data shows Samsung S8 ranks first in Australia, followed by the iPhone 8, X and 8 Plus, with iOS share up to 40.6% as Android dips to 57.7%.
Alcatel's 2-in1 laptop tablet is essentially a cheap, big, Intel-powered phone that runs Windows. Is it any good?
All Australian Alcatel smartphones will be pre-loaded with the Australian made, cloud-based family, Internet and device-access protection software Family Zone from now on.
Networking and infrastructure group Superloop says that "significant progress" has been made on construction of the Indigo submarine cable connecting Singapore, Jakarta, Perth and Sydney.
Alcatel has joined the world of Windows 10 tablets, with its 12-inch 2-in-1 model surfacing today in Australia, outright at $558 or through post-paid options via Vodafone.
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