Our younger readers might not know this but before iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones became the staple, the smartphone market was once dominated by one name – BlackBerry. Back in the early 2000s, BlackBerry was the standard for mobile communications for business. BlackBerry devices like the Bold and Curve where the must have status symbols when you’re in the boardroom. Back then, if you wanted to be taken seriously in the workplace, you got to be seen with a BlackBerry.
Ok, the last line was an exaggeration but those who are familiar with BlackBerry will agree, like the personal computer, the internet and email, BlackBerry phones redefined how we worked. And today, with BlackBerry no longer making phones, you can argue that there is a hole where the brand used to occupy providing a reliable, secure and flexible business-friendly enterprise-level solution for mobile users.
Mobile World Congress is kicking off this week and you can expect smartphone launches happening back to back. Xiaomi wants to make headlines as well and they will be introducing a new smartphone in the next few days. They have just posted a teaser for their upcoming device with a random 6-digit number. What could this be?
UPDATE: The front of the Huawei P20/P20 Plus has surfaced online and it gives us a clear look at the notch display and fingerprint sensor placement.
After the Galaxy S9/S9+, the next biggest smartphone launch to look forward to is Huawei’s upcoming P20 series. We’ve seen a couple of renders and prototype hands-on, but this could be the most legit look yet at the P20.
Sony will be announcing a couple of phones at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018. After sticking to the same old block design for the past few flagships, Sony is finally doing something different for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 compact.
Ultra-rugged, tough smartphones come and go, but how often do you actually get a phone that actually comes with a thermal imaging camera and a laser?
Energizer is gearing to make a big reveal this MWC, and it’s going to be a smartphone with the biggest battery we’ve ever seen.
Autonomous driving is all the rage. Tesla put that idea into everyone’s minds and now it’s a race to see who’s going to be first to achieve the dream of full autonomy. While many manufacturers are creating purpose-built autonomous cars, Huawei believes they can do it with just a smartphone.
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Xiaomi has finally introduced more variants of its Redmi 5 series in the Malaysian market. Whether you’re looking for something cheaper or for a device that packs more RAM and storage, Xiaomi has got you covered with a total of 4 models.
With every new flagship smartphone release, one of the biggest concerns is the price. Just last year alone, the iPhone X has breached the RM5,000 mark, while Samsung’s latest and greatest Galaxy Note8 is priced just a hair below RM4,000. In just a few days, Samsung will be unveiling its new Galaxy S9/S9+ duo and now we have a rough indication of what the price could be.