Experts anticipate new smartphones, VR and smart-home developments at Google’s October event

Google has been hinting big developments will be revealed at their annual event tomorrow. Google fans are expecting new mobile devices and both VR and Google Home developments. Many experts are speculating about the release of a new HTC manufactured Pixel device. The rumors include a 5-inch display for the Pixel and a 5.5-inch display…

HOBI International News of the Week 9/26-9/30

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 9/26-9/30 Amazon issued complaint for importing refurbished phones to India The Indian Express reports Amazon India and 20 other ecommerce platforms, including eBay, Snapdeal, Olx and Quikr, were issued a showcause complaint by the India’s environment ministry for selling imported refurbished devices. Blackberry…

Amazon issued complaint for importing refurbished phones to India

The Indian Express reports Amazon India and 20 other ecommerce platforms, including eBay, Snapdeal, Olx and Quikr, were issued a showcause complaint by the India’s environment ministry for selling imported refurbished devices.   The notice, filed September 23, orders Amazon “to stop the import/shipment of used/refurbished electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) immediately.” The notice also…

Blackberry will no longer manufacture cellphones

Earlier today, Blackberry confirmed plans of focusing on software development. In order to streamline these efforts, Blackberry will no longer manufacture cellphones in-house, instead opting to outsource manufacturing to partners. Blackberry announced the new developments in their second-quarter earnings report. CEO John Chen indicated the company’s $352 million revenue will be a strong foundation for…

E-Scrap 2016 Recap

Resource Recycling’s annual E-Scrap conference concluded last Thursday. HOBI International president Craig Boswell contributed to the conference’s opening session and provide insights on the future of the e-scrap processing industry. E-Scrap’s opening session addressed industry challenges including the effect of wearables on overall profitability, and the importance of certifications. Boswell addressed the costliness of processing…