Huawei toasts success at CES

Above: Journalists examine Huawei’s new line of smartphones for 2017 as a special event at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1075 for July 10, 2017 On Friday, Huawei, the Chinese technology company that made its first big splash in smartphone products just five years ago, proved to have outgrown shyness […]

2017: Year of the smartphone

Above: Andromium’s Superbook inflates the computer in your smartphone to laptop size. Photo courtesy Andromium. BitDepth#1074 for January 03, 2017 Wasn’t 2016 the year of the smartphone already? It was certainly a year of cement quality consolidation for smartphones, as the upscale devices became the standard for pocketable communication for anyone who wanted to do […]

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 […]

Huawei launches new Mate 9 with Porsche special edition

Last week, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled two of the most anticipated devices of the year – the Huawei Mate 9 and the exclusive Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9. Building on Huawei’s success in delivering beautifully-designed, powerful mobile devices, the newest members of the Mate Series provides users with an all new Android experience – featuring […]

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 […]

TSTT to offer Mate 8 exclusively

Photographs from the launch event by Mark Lyndersay TSTT’s bMobile division announced that it will offer the Mate 8 exclusively in Trinidad and Tobago at the launch event at their WestMall outlet on July 16. “TSTT and Huawei are making important investments in ensuring that communications technology fully complements the lifestyles of our customers,” said company […]

A smartphone workflow

Above: The lens components for Sony’s Xperia Z1 smartphone. Image courtesy Sony. BitDepth#1047 for June 28 It recently became necessary for me to codify how I handle photographs on a smartphone, and it turns out it’s not quite as easy as snap, filter and Instagram. I admit to being a bit of a purist when […]

Bigger isn’t always better

Above: Huawei’s Watch device works with standard size watch bands and comes in a women’s edition dubbed the Watch Jewel. Photo courtesy Huawei.  BitDepth#1043 for March 31, 2016 Over the past month, I’ve been dipping into and out of the experience of using Huawei’s Watch and Mate 8 smartphone. The two naturally gravitate together, I think, […]

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 […]

Huawei and Leica partner to reinvent smartphone photography

Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) and Leica Camera AG are delighted to announce the start of a strategic partnership, a co-operation with shared premium ambitions and spirit, which will see both technology and photography brands combining their shared ethos in a long-term commitment to the art of craftsmanship, meticulous engineering and the spirit of winning […]

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, […]