Wednesday 20 August 2014

Lenovo launches smartphones in Bahrain

China's Lenovo has launched its smartphone portfolio in Bahrain as part of a global expansion as consumers increasingly replace their basic cellphones with smartphones. The company, which has been the world's largest personal-computer (PC) maker for some time, has shifted


IKEA annnounces plans for first store in Bahrain

IKEA, a world leader in furniture and design, has announced plans to open its first store in Bahrain in a premium destination mall in the kingdom's capital Manama. The 30,000 sq m store will be part of the expansion plan by IKEA Saudi Arabia, a member of the Ghassan Ahmed Al


Samsung in deal to buy US tech firm

Samsung said yesterday it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation startup SmartThings, as the South Korean electronics giant aims to expand beyond the increasingly saturated smartphone market. The world's top smartphone maker said it had entered into a deal to buy the


Cloud-friendly Nokia X2 launched in Bahrain

Microsoft Devices has announced the local availability of the Nokia X2 in Bahrain, which is designed to make mobile Internet and cloud services accessible to all. The device, priced at BD52 ($137), offers stunning design, a more visually striking Fastlane, more Microsoft services


Dell unveils new tower, rack workstations

Dell has unveiled its new mainstream and performance tower and rack workstations, designed to address the critical requirements of customers in compute-intensive fields such as engineering, manufacturing, and media and entertainment. The Dell Precision Tower  5810, Tower 781


Lenovo's April-June profit surges 23pc

China's Lenovo Group, the world's biggest maker of personal computers, said net income jumped 23 percent in the first fiscal quarter, as it consolidated its position in the PC market while boosting smartphone shipments. Net income rose to $214 million in the three months


UAE retailers start taking iPhone 6 pre-orders

Most retailers in the UAE have kicked off taking pre-orders for iPhone 6, while several have arranged to ship in the device within 24 hours after its global launch, a report said. The latest smartphone from Apple is expected to be unveiled on September 9 and available in Dubai ah


Sony sells 10m PlayStation 4 consoles

Sony Corp said on Tuesday that sales of its PlayStation 4 video game console, launched in November, has surpassed 10 million units. In April, the Japanese company said it had sold over 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and was struggling to keep up with consumer demand.


Dubai skincare sales soars 35pc in July

A regional expert in Dubai has revealed that there has been a 35 per cent increase in sales of skincare products in July, compared to the average monthly increase in the first half of 2014. The managing director of Al Hikma Company, Dr Ali F Abdulqader, attributed this increase to high

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