Huawei claims Android smartphone profitability top spot

Above: Media professionals test the Huawei P9 at its release in London in April. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. The following was supplied by HuaweiTT as a press release. It was originally an opinion analysis story in the South China Morning Post by Bien Perez. Huawei Technologies, China’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, has displaced Samsung Electronics to […]

Samsung and Glasswing win LATAM CSR award

Samsung Electronics Latin America and the Glasswing International Foundation have been awarded winners of the 2016 Best Practices of Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America, in the “Inter Sectorial Partnerships” Category. This award, given by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI, for its Spanish acronym), together with the Mexican Center for Alliance on Social Responsibility […]

Samsung to halt Note 7 sales

The Android Authority reports that Samsung will halt further sales of the Note 7, recall all of the devices and faces as much as US$19 billion in lost income on the flagship device.  The figure is a drastic increase from the $5 billion dollars analysts predicted the original recall would cost the company. Samsung is […]

Caribbean Airlines’ restrictions on Note 7

Following a directive issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA), and effective immediately, Caribbean Airlines has enforced a ban on the in-flight use and battery charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, on all flights. These devices are not to be stored in checked luggage. However, they can be carried in passengers’ […]

Samsung claims smartschool success

Iere High School and Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College in St Augustine are the 2 schools that were selected to participate in the ‘Samsung Smart Schools’ pilot project in Trinidad and Tobago which commenced in December 2013 and is sponsored by Samsung Trinidad and Tobago.  With the 3rd anniversary of its project approaching, the technology giant […]

Considering the S7

Above: Samsung has returned waterproofing to the feature list of its flagship S series smartphones with the S7. Photo courtesy Samsung. BitDepth#1039 for May 03, 2016 At this point, it’s difficult to evaluate the newest entry in the line of Samsung’s premium smartphones, the S7, without considering everything that the company has brought to market […]

Digicel gifts Bunji, Fay-Ann with S7 devices

Above:  The performance by soca’s power couple at Digicel’s Bacchanal Friday in Kingston, Jamaica was interrupted by a worthwhile surprise from the telecommunications company.Photo courtesy Digicel Jamaica. Soca’s power couple, Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin, were happy to be the first in the Caribbean to be presented with the all-new, sleek Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone […]

The year in photos

Above: A memorable mistake. I’d shot this photograph of the bauxite loading facility in Carenage and skipped posting it, planning it for another evening. I never returned at the right time during 2015. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1032 for March 15, 2016 Some readers of this column might have noticed that I spent a lot […]

Samsung brings new A5 to T&T

Samsung Electronics, global leader in communications, announced the arrival of the new Galaxy A5 (2016) in Trinidad & Tobago, which is part of the renovated edition of the Samsung A Series. With its premium design, cellular pay technology and upgraded camera functions, the new Galaxy A (2016) becomes the best choice for the millennial generation, […]

Samsung introduces S7, S7 Edge

Above: DJ Koh, Samgung’s President of Mobile Communications Business introduces the new S7 and S7 Edge. Photo courtesy Samsung. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd announced the newest additions to the Galaxy family of products, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Created for today’s consumer lifestyle, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge lead the industry with a […]

Samsung’s Knox certified by China, France

Samsung Electronics recently announced it has received the security solution certificate by the China Information Security Certification Center (ISCCC) and France’s National Agency of Computer Security (ANSSI). Samsung worked closely with both the ISCCC and ANSSI to develop the certification processes, including device requirements and security standards, proving that Samsung KNOX is the most robust mobile […]

Five notes later

Above: Samsung’s Note 5 includes a stylus and apps that support its use. Photo courtesy Samsung. BitDepth#1022 for January 05, 2016 Samsung, with the Note 5, has refined the big smartphone to quite a lustre. None of the previous models of the phone have been particularly bulky, despite their commanding screen size, but the fifth version of […]