mobile phones

Samsung smartphone crisis deepens as Note 7 production "adjusted"

South Korean tech giant Samsung is changing the production plan for its latest line of high-end smartphones, the company said Monday, as it struggled to contain safety problems that have already...

Samsung buys Siri developers' start-up for own voice assistant

Tech giant Samsung announced Thursday its plan to buy Viv Labs, a start-up founded by the developers of the voice assistant Siri which is used by competitor Apple.

Google takes on Apple with launch of new smartphones

Google officially launched its own smartphone on Tuesday in San Francisco, re-starting its challenge to Apple's iPhone.

EU launches new bid to prevent abuse after roaming fees end in 2017

Telecommunication companies should be in charge of preventing abuse once the European Union does away with mobile roaming fees next year, the bloc's executive proposed Wednesday, following an...

Indonesian flag carrier bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all its flights

Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia announced on Sunday that it is banning passengers from using and charging the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on all its flights.

EU to rethink mobile roaming guidelines after uproar

The European Commission has withdrawn a proposal that would allow mobile phone companies to continue charging roaming fees in some situations despite pledges to scrap the rates entirely, it...

Samsung stops sale of new smartphone that can burst into flames

Electronics company Samsung has stopped the sale of its new smartphone Galaxy Note 7, which has been shown to burst into flames while recharging.

Gov't moves to cut costs of use of official mobile phones, credit cards

The Croatian government on Wednesday unanimously decided on the conditions of the use of official cars, mobile phones, credit cards, entertainment funds and official travel.

Nokia secures control of French group Alcatel-Lucent

The Finnish telecommunications group Nokia said Monday that it has gained control of Alcatel-Lucent of France through a public exchange offer, securing almost 80 per cent of the French firm's...