Mikael Ricknäs

London Correspondent

Mikael Ricknäs reports on telecommunications, cellular, and mobile technology for the IDG News Service, and is based in London.

Smartphone makers hope excess will lead to success

Samsung will start shipping its new Gear S2 smartwatches in October

Samsung will start shipping its new Gear S2 smartwatches in October

Samsung revealed that its new round Gear S2 smartwatches will start shipping in October, but has not revealed what they will cost.

Sony's new Xperia Z5 Premium aims to wow with 4K screen, 23-megapixel camera

Sony's new Xperia Z5 Premium aims to wow with 4K screen, 23-megapixel camera

Sony is hoping the Xperia Z5 Premium’s 4K screen and 23-megapixel camera are a winning combination.

The metal-clad Mate S is Huawei’s most stylish phone, but at a steep price

The metal-clad Mate S is Huawei’s most stylish phone, but at a steep price

The Mate S from Huawei Technologies has a design that rivals any other Android-based smartphone, but the price is equally awe-inspiring.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor gets technology to secure Android phones

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor gets technology to secure Android phones

Qualcomm is promising to improve security and privacy on high-end smartphones with Snapdragon Smart Protect, which uses on-device machine learning to help detect zero-day malware.

Smartwatches, smartphones and TVs vie for IFA spotlight

Smartwatches, smartphones and TVs vie for IFA spotlight

Consumer electronics companies are ready to rumble at Berlin's huge IFA technology trade show.

LG's Pad 10.1 tablet upgraded with better screen and more power

LG's Pad 10.1 tablet upgraded with better screen and more power

LG Electronics' latest tablet is more powerful than its predecessor, but it also has a slightly smaller battery.

Samsung chases iPhone users with Galaxy test drive promo

Samsung chases iPhone users with Galaxy test drive promo

Samsung is letting iPhone owners in the U.S. test its latest Galaxy smartphones for 30 days for $1, as it hopes to make a dent in Apple's high-end dominance.

OnePlus 2 smartphone arrival in US and Canada delayed

OnePlus 2 smartphone arrival in US and Canada delayed

The delay has been blamed on "production schedules"

Qualcomm: A flood of cheap LTE smartphones is on the way

Qualcomm: A flood of cheap LTE smartphones is on the way

Products powered by the Snapdragon 210 processor have been slower to arrive than the chip maker expected

Fingerprint sensors on their way to more smartphones

Fingerprint sensors on their way to more smartphones

Cheaper sensors and broader software support will make fingerprint authentication more accessible to app developers and service providers.

Want an easily repaired smartphone? Fairphone 2 might be for you

Want an easily repaired smartphone? Fairphone 2 might be for you

Fairphone's second-generation socially responsible smartphone will start shipping later this year.

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