A smartphone refers to a cellphone that combines the functions of a regular cellphone with features of a computer.
Smartphones thus not only allow phone conversations and text messaging. They can also be used to take pictures and videos, to surf the web and play music and videos - to name just a few examples. Modern smartphones can be operated by touching the phone's screen.
On this week’s edition of Pulse, we broach the subject of sex, look through the lens of black artists and meet a Senegalese woman doing her bit for the environment – by designing a novel smartphone app. Plus, an online community in Kenya is blogging for change.
Dutch entrepreneur Bas van Abel came up with the Fairphone, an alternative to environmentally devastating smart phones. This October, Bas was among three winners of the 2016 German Environmental Prize. DW talks to the Fairphone founder to find out more.
As the smoke lifts over Samsungs burning smartphone disaster, the full extent of the damage becomes more visible. Samsung shares have dropped again this morning, bringing the loss to 11% since Monday, and analysts expect the scandal to cost Samsung $17 billion dollars in lost sales alone.
Samsung Warning: Company stops global sales and production of its Galaxy Note 7. Analyst David Buik discusses the economic impact on the South Korean company, and how this will shape the ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple for smartphone market dominance.
Korean tech giant Samsung has temporarily halted production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, international media reports. The move comes weeks after the company issued a recall following reports of battery explosions.