They fit in a pocket, have batteries that last all week and are almost indestructible: old-school Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas are making a comeback as consumers tired of fragile and overly-wired smartphones go retro.
There is no denying how more and more Pinoys are enjoying the online life via smartphones. In fact, according to Ericsson’s Mobility Report, Filipinos are the world’s fourth fastest growing mobile Internet users, with five million new users during the third quarter of 2012.
As smart phones increasingly take over, mobile data traffic is surging, a study by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson showed on Monday, saying such traffic is set to increase 10-fold over the next five years.
HONG KONG – Sony Corporation senior executive Kazuo Hirai said Friday the Japanese company wants to work more closely with its Swedish joint venture partner Ericsson on smart phone products. But Sony’s executive deputy president refused to comment on reports the Japanese giant is planning to buy out Ericsson’s half of their 50-50 Sony Ericsson [...]