Smartphone sales slump for ‘first time ever’, declares Gartner
Secondly, as phone makers increasingly focus on high-end, expensive mobes, “users are choosing quality models and keeping them longer, lengthening the replacement cycle of smartphones.” “Moreover, while demand for high quality, 4G connectivity and better

HPE’s Earnings Beat Is Encouraging, but Don’t Get Too Excited Just Yet
A strong enterprise server upgrade cycle — driven by an Intel server CPU refresh begun . the ongoing shift in IT hardware spending towards public cloud infrastructures remains a major long-term problem for HPE, since the likes of Google, Facebook

After 38 accidents in 10 years, a southern Brisbane intersection will receive an upgrade
Cr Cooper said the $18 million project work would “go a long way to alleviate traffic . lanes on Stapylton and Johnson Roads. “The upgrade will also deliver a new pedestrian footpath, on-road cycle lanes and signalised pedestrian crossings

Nintendo wants to ‘prolong the life cycle’ of the Switch beyond six years
Having only released the Switch last March, Nintendo has yet to even hint at the possibility of a “Switch 4K” or some equivalent upgrade, but the company did answer a few questions about the long-term prospects . the hardware life cycle has trended

Is FAANG Long in the Tooth?
AAPL: The next iPhone upgrade cycle has begun. However, all of the other FAANGs are going after Apple’s dominance. Amazon is pricing its hardware devices so low to destroy iPad and AppleTV. YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime TV are already established

$12m cycle plan for consultation
A cycle plan recommending $12 million be spent on building new cycle ways over the next three years is expected has been recommended for inclusion in the Long Term Plan . and contractors intend to continuously upgrade priority cycle ways that connect

Global Sales of Smartphones Have Fallen for the First Time Ever
Second, replacement smartphone users are choosing quality models and keeping them longer, lengthening the replacement cycle . how do you build features compelling enough to drive upgrade cycles when raw performance has largely stalled out?