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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.
ZTE sets its sights on Asean to boost growth
ZTE has made inroads through its pre-5G and upcoming 5G technology. Edwin Yapp reports from Mobile World Congress Asia.
MWC 2016: New devices, 5G rhetoric ratchets up
MWC 2016 saw many evolutionary rather than revolutionary devices being launched, but was really marked by much hype over 5G technology, writes Edwin Yapp.
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.
Xiaomi Mi Note rolls out in Malaysia … finally!
Xiaomi Inc has finally launched its long-awaited flagship smartphone, the Mi Note, in Malaysia – and at a price point that company officials believe will make it an outright hit with local customers.
Perception still the Achilles' heel for Huawei
Huawei is making headway as a serious handset-maker but is still struggling to find its footing in the United States because of poor perception and ongoing suspicion. What about the rest of the world? Edwin Yapp looks at the situation.
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