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LG Announces Pivot Away from Smartphones

February 20, 2021

LG isn’t just exiting the LCD screen market. They’re also leaving the smartphone industry behind as well. According to the Korea Herald, LG Electronic’s CEO Kwon Bong-seok sent a memo to staff about a change in their smartphone operations that simultaneously assured them not to worry—that their jobs would be safe, regardless of any change. Some 60 percent of LG employees work in jobs related to LG smartphones.  LG has struggled with their smartphone faction recently. According to earnings reports, they’ve lost more than $4.5 billion in the last five years as the industry has become fiercer and more competitive....


Featured Brand: Night Ize

February 18, 2021

For this month’s product spotlight, we want to talk about Nite Ize. This brand makes a number of fun and useful tools that are great small gifts for anyone you know. Night Ize products come with a lifetime guarantee and are designed to make your life more entertaining and organized.  Here are some of the Nite Ize products Issoy, Inc. recommends: Dual Bottle Opener and Carabiner This double carabiner can be used for camping or to carry keys as well as open your bottles. It’s made with stainless steel and features two gate closures.  Multi-Use Tool Wallet Use this tool...


New Ways to Use Your Smartphone

February 16, 2021

Issoy, Inc. continues to be interested in sharing the latest research with you about the new ways technology is making smartphones even more essential to our everyday lives. Here are the latest breakthroughs. New Rapid At-Home Covid 19 Test Uses a Smartphone The University of Arizona is working on a Covid 19 test that uses a microscope and a smartphone to review user saliva samples and gives test results within 10 minutes. This new test uses technology first developed to detect the norovirus using a smartphone. Costing a total of about $45, the process requires a smartphone, a piece of...


2020 Ends Well for Only Some Smartphone Manufacturers

February 12, 2021

The numbers are out: the fourth quarter of 2020 showed a 6 percent year-over-year decline for the smartphone industry, although some companies fared worse than others. Despite the pandemic and its effect on consumer spending as a whole, both Samsung and Apple managed to report increases in the last quarter of the year. Apple’s delayed release of the iPhone 12 hurts its third quarter numbers, but made up for those losses with record sales of its newest phone in the fourth quarter. Samsung’s release of the Galaxy S20 FE made the Korean company’s quarter as well. According to Counterpoint Research,...


Xiaomi Sues U.S. Government Over Inclusion in Blacklist

February 09, 2021

Just days before leaving office in mid-January, President Trump’s administration released a blacklist of Chinese companies, listing the nine organizations as “Communist Chinese Military Companies.” The blacklist prohibits Americans from investing in any companies on the list and requires any American with stock in those companies to sell it within the year.  In response, Xiaomi, a major Chinese smartphone manufacturer included in the list, is now suing the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Treasury Department, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.  Xiaomi has denied that it is in any way controlled by the Chinese government and...


LG No Longer Producing LCD Screens in Bulk

February 05, 2021

According to a supply chain report, LG has stopped making iPhone LCD screens. LG was once one of the major players in the mobile phone world; however, their lead seems to be slipping.  Originally, both LG and Samsung supplied LCD screens in bulk to Apple for their iPhones. Having two manufacturers gave Apple better bargaining power and made sure LCD screens would never be in short supply, even if one manufacturer ran into manufacturing or supply chain issues. However, Apple has recently switched to a newer, more high-resolution OLED screen, and LG was late to jump on board. Although they’re...


Featured Bulk Phone Cases: Urban Armor Gear

February 01, 2021

This month we’re proud to feature one of our favorite makers of quality phones cases available in bulk. Urban Armor Gear (UAG) manufacturers rugged smartphone cases with military drop protection for the top brands on the market, including Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets. We carry a large selection of UAG cases, available at wholesale prices. Below is just a sample of what we offer. To view our entire collection of UAG smartphone cases, click here. UAG Cases for iPhones Feather Lite Composite Case for iPhone 6s/6Plus Limited Edition Feather Light Cases for iPhone 8/7/6s iPhone 11 Pro...


New Technological Solutions to the COVID-19 Dilemma

January 15, 2021

We’ve already extensively covered the number of ways that smartphones are being used for contact tracing COVID-19 across the world, but that’s far from the only way that technology is helping the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Here are a couple more ways that new technology is aiding those recovering from coronavirus and helping to streamline the vaccination process. Recovering from COVID-19 at Home Lack of hospital beds has become one of the biggest challenges for patients recovering from Covid-19. The Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin is one of the first hospitals to find a solution to that challenge...


The New Fast-Charging iPad Pro 2021

January 13, 2021

As anyone with a smartphone or tablet will tell you, a piece of portable technology is only as good as its battery. What good is a tablet’s compact nature if you’re constantly searching for somewhere to plug it in? Thankfully, tablet manufacturers have taken up this challenge and are working hard to make batteries longer lasting. Apple is at the forefront of this research and rumors have it the new 2021 iPad Pro will become a front runner in this aspect. Not only is the charging capacity supposed to be higher than other tablets, the newest version of the iPad...


Featured Product: Samsung Wireless Fitness Earbuds

January 11, 2021

For anyone who has switched from wired to wireless headphones, the advantages are immediately obvious. Mostly, all the advantages come down to being able to talk, do dishes, exercise or hold a child without the threat of catching the cord and tearing the earphones from your head. The ease of use of a wireless headset makes it worth looking like you’re walking around talking to yourself if you’re wearing them while you’re on the phone.  This month, Issoy, Inc.’s featured product is the Samsung Cordfree Fitness Earbuds. These earbuds fit into your ears and have no cords whatsoever. They’re held...


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