INDONESIAN billionaire brothers Michael and Budi Hartono, who built their fortunes by selling cigarettes and providing banking services, are now turning their focus on telecommunications.

[BARCELONA] Japan's Sony Corporation is turning its focus to 4K high-definition video recording in its new Xperia XZ2 smartphone to differentiate itself from rivals that have caught up in camera...

[SEOUL] Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones - the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ - on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released...

[REUTERS] Qualcomm Technologies Inc has signed memorandums of understanding for sales worth at least US$2 billion with top Chinese smartphone vendors, receiving vocal support from the firms as it...

"GET off the phone!" When you were a kid, that four-word exhortation would be issued to you when you had been (1) hogging the home phone talking to a friend; (2) doing so at the expense of...

[NEW DELHI] India's ambitions to become a smartphone-making powerhouse are foundering over a lack of skilled labour and part suppliers along with a complex tax regime, industry executives say...

COMMENTARY

ANYONE reading the news that Google is buying a significant chunk of Taiwanese phone maker HTC for US$1.1 billion - after months of speculation - could be excused for getting a sense of deja vu. Is...

[SINGAPORE] Grab, Southeast Asia's biggest ride-hailing app, plans to invest US$100 million in Myanmar as it extends its battle with Uber Technologies to capture exploding use of smartphones...

[SAN FRANCISCO] Samsung Electronics is introducing a new model for its Galaxy S8 smartphone line featuring a metal frame, larger battery and shatter-resistant screen.

[WASHINGTON] Global smartphone sales saw a modest decline in the second quarter of 2017, as market leaders Samsung and Apple consolidated their positions, a survey showed Wednesday.