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New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with a wide array of tablet, smartphone, and TV announcements and reveals. Manufacturers will get a second world stage to debut products at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and it …

Smartphone Shipments Hit 1 Billion in 2013 Smartphone Shipments Hit 1 Billion in 2013

Though the tablet market grew at a stunning pace last year, the smartphone market is still finding new customers and growing at a steady pace. Market research firm IDC has released a new report estimating that global smartphone shipments hit …

Google Continues To Improve Crawling Capabilities For Smartphone Content Google Continues To Improve Crawling Capabilities For Smartphone Content

Throughout 2013 and into 2014, Google has been making various improvements to the way it handles website content on mobile devices. That continues this week with the announcement of a new user-agent for crawling smartphone content. Google says it’s retiring …

LG To Unveil G Pro 2 At MWC 2014 [Report] LG To Unveil G Pro 2 At MWC 2014 [Report]

In 2013, LG released two flagship mobile devices – the G2 and Nexus 5. While we’re not likely to see a G2 or new Nexus 5 anytime soon, the company will reportedly be unveiling a new high-end smartphone at next …

Samsung, Apple Bought 17% of Semiconductors in 2013 Samsung, Apple Bought 17% of Semiconductors in 2013

While Apple remains the top brand for the premium smartphone market, Samsung has managed to top global market share for the entire smartphone market with its large selection of differently-priced devices. These facts map almost directly to the semiconductor market, …

Large-Smartphone Market to Continue Growth Large-Smartphone Market to Continue Growth

Though it seems smartphone sizes may have topped out in the 6-inch range, it appears that consumers are still eager for large smartphone screen sizes. Market research firm Juniper Research today released a new report predicting that over 120 million …

Here’s A Closer Look At The LG G Flex Here’s A Closer Look At The LG G Flex

2014 will either be the year of the wearable or the year of the flexible display. Until manufacturers can combine both into a single product, they’re going to try to sell you one or the other. While Samsung has both …

Samsung May Revamp UI For Galaxy S 5 [Rumor] Samsung May Revamp UI For Galaxy S 5 [Rumor]

At CES, Samsung introduced us to a number of new mobile devices, including the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO. As expected, the Galaxy S 5 was nowhere to be seen as the company will likely unveil its latest flagship smartphone in …

Samsung Makes Its Smartphones Easy To Use For First Timers Samsung Makes Its Smartphones Easy To Use For First Timers
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While a majority of Americans now owning smartphones, it’s hard to think that there are still people out there who have never used one in their life. There still are, however, and many of them don’t want to upgrade out …

Apple Still Dominates U.S. Smartphone Ownership Apple Still Dominates U.S. Smartphone Ownership

Smartphones now make up over half of mobile phone sales worldwide and no two companies have benefitted more than Apple and Samsung. While Apple has continued to dominate the premium smartphone market, Samsung is now out-shipping every other smartphone manufacturer …

Smartphone Shipments to Hit 1.2 Billion This Year Smartphone Shipments to Hit 1.2 Billion This Year

As established markets begin to saturate, smartphone manufacturers are now facing more intense competition than ever before. Though Apple and Samsung have emerged as market leaders, even their shipment numbers may be threatened by inexpensive smartphones from Chinese manufacturers like …

Sony Announces Two New Xperia Smartphones Sony Announces Two New Xperia Smartphones

At CES, Sony announced its latest flagship smartphone – the Xperia Z1s. While Xperia fans no doubt appreciated finally getting a new phone from Sony, it’s a little annoying that it was basically the Xperia Z1. Where were the brand …

CES 2014: Sony Announces the Xperia Z1s Smartphone CES 2014: Sony Announces the Xperia Z1s Smartphone

At last year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Sony first announced its Xperia Z smartphone. The device was the company’s first serious stab at the high-end smartphone market. Though the hardware was impressive, the Xperia Z and its successors (the Xperia …

Lenovo Announces Vibe Z, Three Other Smartphones Lenovo Announces Vibe Z, Three Other Smartphones

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) starts next week, but brands are already jumping the gun and announcing upcoming products. Lenovo today announced four new smartphones that will lead its mobile lineup in 2014. The most noteworthy of Lenovo’s new offerings …

Asus Is Teasing Something For CES 2014 Asus Is Teasing Something For CES 2014

Next week, tech companies from all over the world will descend upon Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show. The show is already expected to draw a major presence with TV manufacturers duking it out over who has the best …

Nearly Half of All Online Traffic Was Mobile on Christmas Day 2013 Nearly Half of All Online Traffic Was Mobile on Christmas Day 2013
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Through anecdote and online company reports, it seems to be a truism that the future of the web is mobile. Now, though, some solid numbers have shown just how popular accessing the internet through mobile devices has become. IBM’s Digital …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Gets RAW Photo Support Nokia Lumia 1020 Gets RAW Photo Support
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The 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 recently received the Lumia Black software update, which allows for shooting pictures in the relatively compression- and processing-free RAW Digital Negative Format (DNG), as well as other small functionality modifications. Aside from the RAW upgrade …

Samsung Beats Apple in New Enterprise Smartphone Assessment Samsung Beats Apple in New Enterprise Smartphone Assessment

With 2014 nearly upon us, it’s the time of year for introspection and reminiscing. For the technology industry, each December is surprising for how different situations are compared to the previous January. This year in particular has marked a turning …

Best Smartphones of 2013: One Obvious, One Underdog Best Smartphones of 2013: One Obvious, One Underdog
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How many people have you seen with the iPhone 5s this year? How many people have you seen with the Nexus 5 this year? Can anyone even spot an Nexus 5 quickly? Probably not as fast as you would a …

BlackBerry Taps Foxconn to Manufacture Future Devices BlackBerry Taps Foxconn to Manufacture Future Devices

BlackBerry today unleashed a near-unfathomably bad third quarter financial report. The company reported a $4.4 billion loss and a 56% year-over-year decline in revenue. This dismal quarterly was expected after the taste investors got from BlackBerry’s nearly $1 billion second-quarter …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Likely Be Plastic Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Likely Be Plastic
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Rumors in recent weeks have excited Samsung smartphone fans with fantastic tales of a metal backing and chassis for Samsung’s next Galaxy S smartphone. Though fans can still hope they should prepare, however, for yet another hard plastic case similar …