eSim Cards

The concept of the “embedded SIM,” “eSIM” or “Virtual SIM” card for mobile devices has been around for a few years now, but it is still new, since even the terminology is not yet well defined. Apple filed the initial patent for its version, the “Virtual SIM” or “Apple SIM,” back in 2011 and has been building on the design ever since.
 
The idea behind an eSIM is that it is embedded as a chip within the device hardware rather than being a removable card. This allows users to avoid locking themselves into a plan with a single operator, or to switch operators without having to unlock or buy a new device. The long-term idea is to create an industry standard eSIM, which will bring added convenience, cost-savings, and security to consumers and organizations using mobile devices.

surface pro 4 surface book

It hasn't officially launched yet, but Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 tablet is already proving a big hit with business customers. Indeed, before the Pro 4 has even gone on sale - it remains available only for pre-order - the new high-end Windows 10 device has already attracted considerable interest from corporate clients.

nexus 5x

Three weeks ago, Google formally launched Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest version of its phenomenally popular operating system. It also unveiled two new handsets, 'hero' devices intended to showcase the new OS at its best: the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P, and the 5.2-inch Nexus 5X.

samsung z3 tizen

Despite having a rocky start, the Tizen powered Samsung Z1 managed to nab 1 million units sold earlier this year. With such sales figures, it was only a matter of time before Samsung introduced a successor and has now done so in the form of the Z3.

google cardboard vr

Google is to make its popular Street View service available as a virtual reality app viewable on its budget headset Cardboard.

It has also released figures which suggest Cardboard could be a serious competitor to more expensive headsets.

Google Cardboard is now available in more than 100 countries and Cardboard-ready apps have been installed 15 million times, it said.

One analyst said Street View was a "natural fit" for virtual reality.

Google also announced that it has a growing number of certified viewers - including the Mattel View-Master and the Zeiss VR One GX - on sale, which are made of plastic and are more robust than the original cardboard viewer.