Tag: Smartphones

Smarter Cars, Safer Roads

Many believe the development of ever-more connected vehicles can drastically cut the number of deaths and injuries on our roads.  By Zeid Nasser Studies show that cell phones are involved in a staggering 1.6 million auto accidents in the United…

Tablet Decline

In the fast-moving consumer tech world, the tablet computer market is already showing signs of fatigue. By Raed Malhas Tablet computers have been around for a lot longer than many think. They were first depicted in some of my favorite…

Best of IFA 2015

There was a huge range of interesting gadgets and gizmos on display at this year’s IFA, Europe’s biggest technology show. Here are four that caught our eye. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Samsung SleepSense This inconspicuous-looking device slides under your bed…

On-demand is in Demand

Want someone to wash your laundry or give you a haircut in the comfort of your living room? There are an on-demand smartphone apps that offer these services and many more. By Zeid Nasser The phrase “there’s an app for…

Ride-Hailing Apps

Ride-hailing apps are becoming increasingly popular in Jordan, and there are now more options than ever to get you where you want to go. Here are three of our favorites. By Jane Hosking   Uber Uber is the latest ride…

The 4G Fight Begins

With the recent issuance of a 4G license to Umniah, the battle for market share amongst Jordan’s big three mobile operators is set to get livelier than ever. Increased competition should prove a boon for consumers in terms faster Internet…

Orange Launches Dual-Screen YotaPhone 2

Last month marked the release of the Russian-made YotaPhone 2 in the Jordanian smartphone market, with Orange selected as the exclusive provider of the dual-screen handset. The launch of the 4G-enabled YotaPhone 2 “demonstrates our continued efforts to provide our…

Orange Jordan: Essentials 2020

Orange Jordan CEO Jean-Francois Thomas has just unveiled a far-reaching strategic plan that lays out the company’s vision for the telco sector over the coming five years, with a core focus on the customer. Through Essentials 2020, Orange Jordan aims…

Lenovo Upbeat about its Smartphones in Jordan

Lenovo launched its first range of smartphones in Jordan last month, joining other big Chinese tech manufacturers like Huawei in trying to capture a slice of the Kingdom’s growing handset market. Lenovo released seven budget-to-midrange models, ranging in price from…

Disruption Calling

Relentless convergence continues to rattle telecom operators and their once lucrative business models. What can they do to adapt? By Zeid Nasser Telecom operators are in a curious position at the moment. They owe their very existence to the same…