The foldable Samsung Galaxy X – coming soon-ish – an annotated infographic

Samsung has begun mass production of the world’s first foldable smartphone: the Galaxy X. The device will open up to show two internal screens butted close together, forming a tablet-sized computer. The idea of a foldable smartphone has been rumoured for some time and a series of leaks emerging from Asia has fuelled internet speculation about the much-delayed project. The Galaxy X is tipped to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in February 2019. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading The foldable Samsung Galaxy X – coming soon-ish – an annotated infographic

Investors nervous about #Apple after #iPhoneX tanks – an annotated infographic

A sharp slowdown in production by Appleā€™s five largest device manufacturers suggests demand for the iPhone X is fading. The graphic below shows how Apple’s revenue growth is directly linked to its assemblers’ monthly sales growth, with insights into the buying patterns of iPhone customers. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Investors nervous about #Apple after #iPhoneX tanks – an annotated infographic

#Google announces Project Ara, the really smart smartphone – an annotated infographic

Project Ara is a modular cell phone that can be customised by swapping out individual pieces, such as the battery or camera. The intention is that instead of buying a new smartphone, users can simply upgrade out-of-date elements or replace malfunctioning components. In this way, the Ara could have a useful working life of five or six years. Of course, any half-decent piece of equipment should have a shelf life of at least that amount of time, but other factors prevail, such as obsolescence-inducing OS upgrades. With a $50 base price, Ara could bring smartphones to the six billion people … Continue reading #Google announces Project Ara, the really smart smartphone – an annotated infographic

Gadgets for your Christmas list 2012 – an annotated graphic

It’s the final fortnight before Christmas Day, so that gives us all less than 14 days to shop until either we drop or the stores start declining our over-stretched bank cards. Who’s got any money this year? Not us. Oh well, everyone needs a box of matches, a plastic comb and an orange, don’t they? If you’re one of the lucky few that finds themselves short on ideas but long on cash, herewith is some seasonal gadget inspiration. It’s the usual Kindle Fires, iPads, Furbys, iPhones, Nintendos and such like. We hope this suggests some jumping-off points for your last-minute … Continue reading Gadgets for your Christmas list 2012 – an annotated graphic