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New Smartphones Coming in 2019

If you thought smartphones couldn’t get any smarter, they soon will! The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month unveiled a wealth of upgrades, new features and advanced technology to satisfy the keenest of tech-savvy geeks. 2019 is going to be a game-changer for mobile phone technology. 5G will transform the speed of connection to the internet and enable the downloading of huge amounts of data. We’ll see the first generation of 5G-ready

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Hidden Smartphone Codes

Have you ever tried to use the dialer screen on your smartphone for anything else other than calls? Not surprised, most people haven’t. It’s impossible to figure out what without being told. You can always be surprised as to what your phone can do. The dialer screen is capable of much more than just entering a number and hitting the call button. It’s just not obvious at all, but there are codes available that will

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Rise of Chinese Smartphones

There used to be dozens of phone makers. Europeans will remember Bosch and Sendo, while Americans may hold back a tear thinking of Palm Pilots. Meanwhile, the Japanese market was a world apart – dominated by Fuji, Panasonic, Sanyo and others. Then it all got a bit boring. Thank the Chinese manufacturers for making it interesting again. The business got expensive and consumers aspired to a small number of premium brands. For years there was Nokia,

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Save Money with a Second Hand Smartphone

Buying a phone already involves tons of choices: Apple vs. Samsung, black vs. white, 16GB vs. 32GB. But there is another category you might also want to consider: second hand. Phones are mostly used for communication or taking pictures and older generations of smartphones have enough qualities at a much more affordable price. Most people buy used phones to replace broken devices or upgrade to newer models. But a good chunk of consumers are purchasing used

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Second-Hand vs New Smartphones

Second-hand smartphones sold four times faster than new devices in 2017. The global market for refurbished smartphones grew 13% year on year in 2017. In contrast to the new smartphone market that grew only 3% last year. Latest research from ‘Counterpoint’s Refurbished Smartphone Tracker’. Shows the global market for refurbished smartphones grew 13% in 2017. Reaching close to 140 million units. This in contrast with the global new smartphone market that grew only 3% last year. Being outpaced by refurbished “second-hand” smartphones. Refurbished smartphones are

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iOS 12 Supported Devices

Apple’s Craig Federighi touted that Apple has spent a lot of time focusing on the performance of iOS 12 on older devices. Federighi says that users will notice apps launch 40% faster, the keyboard will appear 50% faster, and the camera will launch 70% faster. iOS 12 was accound in June during this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Between then and September, iOS developers and public beta members will test a series beta updates. The

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