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Costa Rica Second In The Region In Imports of Cellular Phones

The acceptance of new technologies and quick consumer response to new product offers are the main reasons Costa Rica is the second in the isthmus in cellular phone imports, surpassed only by Guatemala. Guatemala reported US$213 million dollars in purchases between January and June of...

Apple reduces speed of iPhones as batteries wear out, report suggests

A new analysis of performance data has reignited the debate over whether Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones. The data suggests Apple reduces the speed of the processors in iPhones with old and worn batteries, making them slower. Following user reports that older iPhones with ageing...

Ticos Up To Their Eyeballs In Consumer Debt: UCR Survey

The cost to have the latest smartphone or appliance, for example, are the leading causes of consumer indebtedness of Costa Ricans (Ticos), this according to the Actualidades 2017 survey conducted by the School of Statistics at the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR). The numbers reveal...

Why Are Cell Phones So Expensive In Costa Rica?

The price of a smartphone in Costa Rica can be up to double, sometimes more, of its price in the United States. Why are consumers in Costa Rica hit hard for an item that is free of import duty thanks to trade agreements?   The short...

Understanding the real innovation behind the iPhone

When the iPhone emerged in 2007, it came with all the promise and pomp of a major Steve Jobs announcement, highlighting its user interface and slick design as key selling points. We know now that the iPhone transformed the mobile phone business, the internet...

End Of An Era: BlackBerry Will No Longer Make Its Own Phones

QTECH (CNN) It's the end of an era for BlackBerry. The Canadian multinational, famous for making cellphones with physical keyboards that were once so popular people nicknamed them Crackberries, has decided to stop making its own devices. BlackBerry said on Wednesday that it will rely...

Computers In Tico Homes Decreased, Survey Reveals

(QCOSTARICA) For the first time in six years, the percentage of ownership of computers, both desktops and laptops, in Tico (Costa Rican) homes has decreased. According to figures from the Encuesta Nacional de Hogares (ENAHO) - national household survey, the number went from 52% in...

Carlos Slim Seeking Second-hand Smartphones To Donate Them To Schools

Q24N - Mexican billionaire telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim, owner of America Movil (Claro), launched an "aggressive" program on Wednesday to collect used smartphones and donate them to schools, in order to provide students free access to educational materials. Aprende.org, using the Spanish word for learn,...

The Top 10 Gadgets of Ticos

(qCOSTARICA TECH) The La Nacion, in an article earlier this month, made list of the top 10 gadgets (technological devices) favoured by Costa Ricans (Ticos), from cellular phones, tablets, computers and cameras, according to a survey in different shops around the country. 1. Smartphones Quality of...

Samsung Releases Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA TECH - Not happy with the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha and others, Samsung has announced more smartphones in the form of the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5. Samsung's new Galaxy A range offer high fashion design and advanced functions, according to...

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