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AT&T Is Tired Of Footing The Bill For Your New Smartphones AT&T Is Tired Of Footing The Bill For Your New Smartphones

For the longest time, wireless carriers have operated on a business plan that subsidized hardware in exchange for locking customers into a pricey two-year contract. The logic was that the almost pure profit these carriers pulled from subscriptions helped to …

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Is The First 64-Bit CPU For Android Devices Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Is The First 64-Bit CPU For Android Devices

Earlier this year, Apple introduced the first 64-bit CPU for a mobile device with the A7 chip found in the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. At the time, many wondered when Android devices would start to see 64-bit CPUs. Well, …

Google Adds Smartphone Crawl Errors To Webmaster Tools (This Is Important Considering Recent Ranking Changes) Google Adds Smartphone Crawl Errors To Webmaster Tools (This Is Important Considering Recent Ranking Changes)
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Google announced that it has expanded the Crawl Errors feature in Webmaster Tools to help webmasters identify pages on their sites that show smartphone crawl errors. This is going to be of particular importance because Google recently made several ranking …

BlackBerry Rumored to be Deemphasizing its Hardware BlackBerry Rumored to be Deemphasizing its Hardware

Even before BlackBerry released its BlackBerry 10 platform and smartphone early this year investors have been calling on the company to abandon its hardware ambitions. Whatever BlackBerry meant in the early part of the century, it was clear to nearly …

Cyber Monday Deals on Phones, TVs Cyber Monday Deals on Phones, TVs

Now that Black Friday 2013 has come and gone, retailers and shoppers alike are plunging into the next wave of the holiday shopping frenzy: Cyber Monday. Referring to the Monday after Thanksgiving and originally created to lure holiday shoppers to …

Average Smartphone Prices Now Dropping Average Smartphone Prices Now Dropping

Along with tablets, smartphones are expected once again to be a hot holiday shopping item. Though some market watchers believe smartphone sales are beginning to saturate in established markets, the overall smartphone market is still growing at a steady pace. …

Android’s Camera Software Is About To Get A Lot Better Android’s Camera Software Is About To Get A Lot Better

Cameras on mobile devices are pretty good these days for the casual photographer. For the more hardcore among us, however, there’s still a long way to go. While a lot of that is up to hardware, Google is pushing some …

Smartphone Shipments to Hit 1.8 Billion by 2017 Smartphone Shipments to Hit 1.8 Billion by 2017

Earlier this month it was revealed that smartphones now make up over half of mobile phone sales worldwide. That trend is set to continue, with smartphones predicted to make up an ever-increasing portion of mobile phone sales. Market research firm …

Samsung Announces the Galaxy Grand 2 Smartphone Samsung Announces the Galaxy Grand 2 Smartphone

Samsung is now shipping well over one-quarter of the world’s smartphones and it isn’t hard to see how. The Korean manufacturer now has dozens of smartphone models in a variety of costs and sizes. Today Samsung announced yet another smartphone …

Windows Phone Could Find Growth in Enterprise Windows Phone Could Find Growth in Enterprise
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With BlackBerry now struggling to finance itself while in the midst of a major executive and board transition, Other smartphone brands are now eyeing the lucrative enterprise market that BlackBerry once led. Samsung is diving into Android security software with …

Smartphone Displays Could Top Out at Under 6 Inches Smartphone Displays Could Top Out at Under 6 Inches

With smaller, seven-inch tablets dropping in price rapidly and expensive high-end smartphone sizes creeping up past six inches it seems that one market or the other will be enveloped in the other at some point. Today a new DigiTimes report …

Apple Seen Slashing iPhone 5C Orders Apple Seen Slashing iPhone 5C Orders
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For years Apple had maintained consistency with its iPhone releases. Each year the company would tout one new iPhone as the smartphone to have, and it worked. Apple has maintained a dominant position at the top of the high-end smartphone …

Why Smartphones Are Forcing Retailers To Rethink Their Business Models Why Smartphones Are Forcing Retailers To Rethink Their Business Models
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As smartphones become more ubiquitous in established markets, traditional business models have begun to quickly shift and adapt. Entire markets based on specific technologies have been wiped away by a handful of smartphone apps. The instant access to information that …

Firefox OS Devices Won’t Be Sold In The US Firefox OS Devices Won’t Be Sold In The US
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When Firefox OS devices started hitting emerging markets earlier this year, it was always assumed that the devices would hit the US. Mozilla even said that we would see Firefox OS devices on Sprint in 2014. Well, I hope you …

Smartphones Now Make Up Over Half of Mobile Phone Sales Smartphones Now Make Up Over Half of Mobile Phone Sales

Smartphones have dominated mobile phone sales in developed markets for the past few years, and now the global market is catching up. Now, it appears that smartphones have turned a corner and are now leading worldwide sales of mobile phones. …

Motorola Announces Low-Priced Moto G Smartphone Motorola Announces Low-Priced Moto G Smartphone

As was rumored, Motorola today officially announced its new Moto G smartphone. The device is low-cost and aimed squarely at the emerging markets (China, Brazil) where market watchers believe most of the growth in the smartphone industry will come in …

Motorola to Announce Low-Priced Smartphone This Week Motorola to Announce Low-Priced Smartphone This Week

Despite the massive marketing budget behind it, Motorola’s new Moto X has flopped. Android consumers enamored of Samsung and LG devices gave Motorola’s customizable cases a pass, and now Motorola is set to focus on the emerging markets where smartphone …

Android Now On 81% of New Smartphones Android Now On 81% of New Smartphones

Though Apple’s iPhone continues to be the most sought-after mobile device in developed markets, Google’s Android platform now firmly dominates smartphone market share. Market research firm IDC today revealed its estimates that 81% of smartphones shipped during the third quarter …

Smartphones Will Soon Run Themselves, Says Analyst Smartphones Will Soon Run Themselves, Says Analyst

Smartphone (or smart TV or smart watch) is a bit of a misnomer at this point. Sure, the devices are far more capable than feature phones and their wireless access to the internet can make their users seem smart, but …

Firefox For Android Will Come Preinstalled On Kobo Arc Tablets Firefox For Android Will Come Preinstalled On Kobo Arc Tablets

When you buy an Android smartphone today, you really only have one option of browser right out of the box – the vanilla Android browser. Sure, you can download other browsers off of Google Play, but why do that when …

Windows Smartphone Shipments Growing Fast Windows Smartphone Shipments Growing Fast
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Six years on from the release of the original iPhone, the smartphone market is maturing. Apple is still at the top of the heap, and Samsung is quickly consolidating the Android portion of the market. What’s unclear is exactly which …