Honor 9 Lite spearheads European push

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 FEB 2018 Saleha Riaz Huawei sub-brand Honor launched the first smartphone in its Lite Series for Europe, stating the unit’s four cameras will make users “masters of photography”.Priced at £199.99, the Honor 9 Lite features dual-lens 13MP and 2MP cameras on both the front and back, with gesture control so users can wave to trigger a two second countdown when taking photos.“The dual front camera features a wide aperture of ƒ2.0, with one sensor capturing image details, whilst the other gathers depth of field information, producing professional-looking images,” the company said in a statement.It also features a bezel-less 5.65-inch edge-to-edge FullView HD Display.Wilkin Lee, sales and marketing director of Honor UK, (pictured, right) said at a London launch event the company was targeting digital natives with a real-time headset monitoring feature, which lets users record studio-like high quality music.He added the phone is “a new generation of affordable premium”.Honor president George Zhao, added: “Offering a smooth user experience, a quad camera and an attractive mirrored surface, the Honor 9 Lite is not just a symbol of style, but a way to capture important life moments in a way that’s easier to navigate than ever before.”The company said the device inherited its design from the flagship Honor 9 smartphone – its 2.5D glass integrates into the nano-scale optical coating, which is polished by a 12-layered process, resulting in a “mirror-like effect”.Honor 9 Lite comes in three colours – blue, black and grey – and will be available in the UK from 9 February.In December 2017, Zhao vowed to challenge Apple and Samsung by becoming a top three smartphone brand by 2022.Huawei rotating CEO Ken Hu in January said the company will continue to reinforce the implementation of its dual Huawei and (mid-tier) Honor brand strategy: “Honor will strive to deliver stylish new gadgets that young people love…the Huawei brand will strive to obtain a larger share in the high-end market, serve a wider audience”. Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more HonorHuaweismartphones European operators target phone sustainability Previous ArticleTelefonica, Huawei complete groundwork for V2X trialsNext ArticleIndecent material led to Telegram App Store removal Authorcenter_img HomeDevicesNews Honor 9 Lite spearheads European push Huawei founder urges shift to software Devices India smartphone shipments grow Related Tags last_img read more

A Doll’s House, Part 2, Starring Laurie Metcalf, Begins on Broadway

first_img Related Shows Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 begin previews today at Broadway’s John Golden Theatre. Tony winner Sam Gold directs the production with an opening night set for April 27.The world premiere play, which picks up after the conclusion of Henrik Ibsen’s most cherished work, stars three-time Emmy winner and three-time Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf, Oscar winner Chris Cooper, Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell and Tony nominee Condola Rashad.In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer (Metcalf) makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?Hnath makes his Broadway debut with A Doll’s House, Part 2. His recent off-Broadway plays include The Christians and Red Speedo. A Doll’s House, Part 2 Laurie Metcalf(Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 24, 2017last_img read more

DWF acquires BT’s legal ABS as relationship grows

first_imgInternational firm DWF has acquired telecommunications giant BT’s legal arm six years after its creation as an alternative business structure. A notice was posted this week on Companies House that DWF Connected Services Holding Limited holds 75% or more of the shares in BT Law Limited. DWF CEO Andrew Leaitherland and Chris Stefani, chief financial officers, have agreed to be directors.The acquisition comes three months after DWF won a five-year contract to become BT’s ‘strategic legal partner’.BT said: ‘Following on from the appointment of DWF as a strategic legal partner earlier this year, we are continuing to transform and simplify the way we work across BT.  The acquisition of BT Law by DWF is an exciting step forward for both businesses, who will continue to deliver outstanding services.’DWF told the Gazette that the acquisition ‘is a natural step to take for both DWF and BT following our strategic partnership. It will ensure continuity of service for all of BT Law’s clients, many of whom are also existing DWF clients’.BT moved into the legal services market in 2013, initially to offer claims-handling services involving BT’s own vehicles. According to statistics published on its website, BT Law handles, annually, around 7,000 motor claims, 6,000 public liability claims with a value of £8m, and 150 employers’ liability claims with a value of over £20m.Full accounts made up to 31 March 2019 state that pre-tax profits were £149,596, up from £118,352 in 2018. Profit tax was £28,423, which left a profit for the financial year of £121,173, up from £95,576 the previous year.The report states that the company meets its day-to-day working capital requirements through its cash reserves and borrowings, but ‘the current economic conditions continue to create uncertainty particularly over the level of demand for the company’s products’.After BT and DWF announced their strategic partnership, BT general counsel Sabine Chalmers said the telecoms company was ‘transforming and simplifying the way we work across BT’. A spokesperson told the Gazette that this involved ‘looking at ways we work internally, how we operate, what tech we use and how we create the right work environment for our people’.last_img read more