San Francisco, Feb 20 (AP/UNB) — Samsung is expected to show off its latest smartphones Wednesday, the latest effort by a phone maker to come up with new features compelling enough to end a sales slump.
The new models expected in San Francisco will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Samsung's first smartphone.
Samsung is also expected to provide a glimpse at a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen.
Apple touted the iPhone's 10th-anniversary edition as a breakthrough when it was released in late 2017. But the iPhone X didn't sell as well as analysts hoped, partly because it carried a $1,000 price tag.
Smartphones made in recent years also haven't made dramatic improvements from earlier models. The lull in innovation has given consumers little incentive to dump their current devices and buy something new.
Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB)-The latest Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 smartphones are now available with attractive Robi and Airtel bundle offer. As part of the bundle, the users can enjoy 4GB data (2GB any use data and 2GB 4.5G data) with 15 days validity.
Robi’s Vice President, Avinash Mathur and Shannon Ye, Channel Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group (Bangladesh) launched these attractive bundles at a ceremony held recently at Robi Corporate office.
With face unlock and advanced synthetic finish, the Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 is available at tk 16,999. Apart from the Robi and Airtel walk-in-centres and Huawei sales outlets, users can order Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 on Robi’s premiere ecommerce site: www.robishop.com.bd.
Customers purchasing the phone from Robishop will get six months EMI facility (tk 2,834 per month), free bluetooth headset and free home delivery.
Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 smartphone comes with 6.26 inch display, Snap dragon 450 Chipset, 3GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, 16MP front and 13 MP + 2MP back camera and 4000mAh battery. The smartphone is available in midnight black, aurora blue and coral red colour.
Dhaka, Feb 12 (UNB) - The Galaxy M10 smartphone, designed specifically for the millennial lifestyle, has been made available in the local market by Samsung Bangladesh.
This highly-anticipated affordable phone comes with best-in-class infinity-V display and powerful features such as dual camera with ultra-wide lens, long lasting battery, high performance processors and a new Samsung Experience UX, the company said in a statement Monday.
Priced at Tk 11,999, the Galaxy M10, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB ROM, will be available at a special price of Tk 10,999 from pickaboo.com starting February 12. In addition, customers can get up to 500 taka cash back on bKash payment alongside Pickaboo club points.
This special deal also comes with a two-year extended warranty. Matching the online lifestyle of the millennials, the smartphone will be available with multiple payment options, cashbacks, exchange facilities and countrywide home delivery. Data bundles with all major mobile operators will also be available.
“We believe that Galaxy M10 will be an iconic breakthrough catering to the aspirations of today’s tech savvy millennials,” said Md Muyeedur Rahman, Head of Mobile of Samsung Bangladesh.
“These users of the modern age want a smartphone that is lightning fast, runs longer and comes loaded with latest innovations. Samsung, as a trusted brand, hopes to continue delivering all the demands of the users,” he said.
Galaxy M10 comes with 6.2” HD+ infinity-V display ensuring truly immersive viewing experience. It comes with Widevine L1 certification for seamless streaming of HD content through popular apps.
Powerful dual camera is another major highlight of Galaxy M series, as today’s millennials love to click photos and make videos on the go. The Galaxy M10 sports dual rear camera, with ultra-wide feature. Its 13MP primary rear camera has F1.9 aperture. The secondary rear camera has a 5MP ultra-wide feature.
The ultra-wide mode lets users capture more expansive photos with complete ease. It is perfectly suited for capturing landscapes, cityscapes, group photos, among others, when users want to fit a lot into one single frame.
To ensure non-stop streaming of music and video, Samsung has packed a powerful 3400 mAh battery in Galaxy M10. To support the flawless entertainment, Galaxy M10 is powered by Exynos 7870 octa-core processor. Additionally, Galaxy M series comes with a new Samsung Experience version 9.5 UX which is optimised for a fast and smooth user experience.
Samsung has also prioritised the security for the users as the Galaxy M10 comes with face recognition
San Francisco, Feb 8 (AP/UNB) — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime.
The bug enabled interlopers to turn an iPhone into a live microphone while using Group FaceTime. Callers were able to activate another person's microphone remotely even before the person has accepted or rejected the call.
Apple turned off the group-chat feature last week, after a 14-year-old boy in Tucson, Arizona, discovered the flaw. The teenager, Grant Thompson, and his mother said they unsuccessfully tried to contact the company about the problem for more than a week. Apple has been criticized for the delay in responding and has promised to improve procedures.
The FaceTime repair is included in the latest version of Apple's iOS 12 system, which became available to install Thursday.
Although the FaceTime bug has now been addressed, its emergence is particularly embarrassing for Apple. The bug exposed Apple customers to potential surveillance at a time that CEO Tim Cook has been repeatedly declaring that personal privacy is a "fundamental human right."
Cook also has publicly skewered Facebook and Google, two companies that collect personal information to sell advertising, for not doing enough to protect people's privacy.
Apple credited Thompson for discovering the FaceTime bug as part of its software update, nearly a week after thanking him for reporting the bug in the first place.
As often occurs when people flag software flaws, Thompson will be rewarded for his sleuthing. Apple plans to contribute to Thompson's college fund in addition to paying a bounty to him and his family for reporting the bug. The company, which has $245 billion in cash, isn't disclosing the amounts.
Michele Thompson, Grant's mother, told The Associated Press in a text that the family intends to use all of the Apple money help cover his college expenses.
San Francisco, Feb 6 (AP/UNB) — Apple's top retailing executive is stepping down amid a slowdown in iPhone sales that has raised doubts about the company's future growth prospects.
The shake-up announced Tuesday ends Angela Ahrendts' five-year stint overseeing Apple's 506 retail stores and e-commerce operations. She is being replaced by Deirdre O'Brien, a longtime Apple executive who also runs the company's human-resources department. Ahrendts will remain with Apple until April.
During her 30 years at Apple, O'Brien also helped gauge product demand. That issue has become a problem now that customers are holding onto their current iPhones longer instead of buying the latest models. It's one reason Apple posted disappointing iPhone sales during the past holiday shopping season.
Although Apple sells iPhones and other products such as the iPad and Mac computer through a wide variety of merchants, its own elegantly designed stores have become a pivotal outlet, especially during the first few weeks after a new device hits the market.
"It was clear that Apple needed new strategies and a potential change on this front to catalyze demand in and outside the all-important retail stores," Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives.
Apple didn't give a reason for Ahrendts' departure, saying only that she is leaving "for new personal and professional opportunities."
Ahrendts, 58, joined Apple amid great fanfare in 2014 after CEO Tim Cook persuaded her to leave a glamorous job running the fashion brand Burberry. To lure her away, Apple gave Ahrendts company stock valued at $70 million in 2014. In her last full year at Apple, she received a compensation package valued at $26.5 million, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Ahrendts' arrival at the Cupertino, California, company coincided with the rollout of the Apple Watch, which the company designed to be a fashion statement in addition to a wearable piece of technology.
While at Apple, Ahrendts engineered renovations of high-profiles stores in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and other cities in an attempt to transform them into hip places to hang out while shoppers checked out the company's latest innovations. Her lofty description of the stores as the equivalent of "town squares" became the subject of derision among some analysts and media commentators.