The curtain call for Blackberry, one of the pioneers and maker of the most popular smartphones in history, is coming down sooner than many would like, as efforts to turn around its fortune continue to hit snag after snag.
The dust is settling after the full-of-pomp launch of its latest smartphones, the unveiling of its new software operating system and the name-change from Research in Motion to BlackBerry; still, pundits and analysts are still no closer to answering the question as to whether the company will survive in an increasingly competitive smartphone world.
The once impregnable dominance of Apple’s iPhone may be somewhat waning in two of South-East Asia’s (SEA) most advanced smartphone markets, thanks to a confluence of factors, all of which are slowly chipping away at Apple’s market share, Edwin Yapp notes.
Amid all the fanfare surrounding this week’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES), the spotlight was trained on Samsung when it introduced new technologies and strategies that are poised to keep the company ahead of its rivals.
Apple's stock has tumbled since the introduction of its new products in March 2012. Some have been quick to judge the tech juggernaut as having lost its innovative ways since Steve Jobs passed away 15 months ago. But while it's too early to call curtains on Apple, competitive pressures are forcing it to innovate, writes Edwin Yapp.
HTC Corp faces an uphill battle in its handset sales going into its third quarter, noting that sales for its devices in all regions except China are expected to decline. The Taiwanese handset giant forecasted as much as a 23% fall in its overall revenue, according to a report from Reuters.