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There is still life for mid-range smartphones
The past year has seen quite a few mid-range smartphone launch. Edwin Yapp wonders if the market has reached saturation and speaks to an analyst about it.
Comeback kid BlackBerry aims high but will it succeed?
The past three and a half years have been tough going for the company but it now believes it has a strategy and an execution plan. In a two-part series, Edwin Yapp explores the resurgence of BlackBerry, including a candid conversation with its CEO, John Chen.
Telco Deep Dive 2017: Malaysian spectrum refarming: Where are we after a year?
Where are the Malaysian telcos at in regards to their spectrum refarming? DNA takes a look in its latest Telco Deep Dive.
All eyes on Samsung as the Galaxy S8 launches
The Galaxy S8 is quite possibly the most important launch for Samsung in recent memory as it attempts to wrestle back market share.
Lenovo Phab Plus straddles between smartphone and tablet
Lenovo Malaysia has launched what is arguably one of the largest smartphones in the market, if you don't mistake it for a tablet first.  Edwin Yapp says hello to the 6.8-inch Phab Plus.
Fitbit's long-term sustainability and the abandonment issue
Just how much growth can fitness tracking companies attain? Edwin Yapp speaks to various analyts to break down the challenges market leader Fibit Inc faces going forward. 
Bleak prospects for floundering HTC, analysts say
HTC Corp, the once darling of smartphone makers, is facing an almost complete reversal of its fortune as the company toils to make its products relevant and price competitive enough for the market in the face of increasing competition from rivals, analysts say.
HTC launches smartphone for Malaysian market as shares slump
HTC Corp has launched a scaled-down version of its flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9+ – dubbed the HTC One E9+ amidst a maelstrom the company is facing after it announced flagging second quarter earnings.
Mobile World Congress: Moving beyond device launches
The Mobile World Congress begins this week and all eyes will be on the myriads of device, software and apps that will be on display. Edwin Yapp looks at what industry pundits and analysts expect.
Xiaomi’s phenomenal growth threatened by patent dispute
While the good times for Xiaomi Inc continue in China and large parts of South-East Asia, the same cannot be said for the upstart device maker in one of the most populous nations in the world, India.
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