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Affordable smartphone sales pick up pace

While overall smartphone sales climbed 83 per cent in the region last year, the proportion of devices priced under $100 rocketed from just 5 per cent in 2013 to 20 per cent, of all smartphones sold last year, according to market watcher Internat

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Features score over brands in smartphone buys

Phone buyers in the region are increasingly turning to the affordable end of the smartphone market with a focus on devices that feature technologies they actually want to use, rather than the latest branded handset, an industry expert said.

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Smartphone thefts drop as 'kill switches' installed

Thefts involving smartphones have declined dramatically in three major cities since manufacturers began implementing "kill switches" that allow the phones to be turned off remotely if they are stolen, authorities said. T

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UAE travellers stay 'smart’

There is a deep dependence among modern travellers on their mobile devices – defined as a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, laptop or smartwatch – with 86 per cent of UAE travellers saying their smartphone is "very important/critica

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New GSMA study forecasts smartphone overhaul by 2020

Qatar and UAE are among the top five countries having the highest smartphone adoption rates today (as a percentage of total connections) along with Finland, South Korea and Norway, according to a new study. The study, “Smart

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Smartphones top UAE’s $3.8bn electronics market

UAE households spent an average of Dh4,793 ($1,305) annually on electronics, with smartphones claiming the lion’s share in the country’s Dh14 billion ($3.81 billion) consumer electronics market, a report said. About 92

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Apps let parents control kids’ usage of smartphones

Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices. Usage of smartphones and table

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Axiom, Huawei ink UAE distribution deal

Axiom Telecom has signed a distributor agreement with Huawei, enabling Axiom to retail and distribute smartphones and mobiles from the Chinese ICT brand across the UAE. “Huawei is marking itself out as growing force in the s

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Emirates Gas launches mobile apps

Emirates Gas (Emgas), a subsidiary of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), has launched a new application for smartphones, exclusively for its customers and the society at large in the UAE. Fully secure and developed to the h

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Dubai begins move towards smart hospitals

Hospital beds and waiting areas of all Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hospitals, primary health centres and specialty health centres will be equipped with android tablets, said a top official. “The DHA has chalked out a roadma

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