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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 …

Phonebloks Opens Up About Its Collaboration With Motorola Phonebloks Opens Up About Its Collaboration With Motorola

Motorola announced on Monday an ambitious plan to rethink how smartphones are made with Project Ara. The company is partnering with Phonebloks to create a modular smartphone that allows the user to upgrade their phone piece by piece instead of …

Smartphone Market Grew 39% During Third Quarter Smartphone Market Grew 39% During Third Quarter

Though the fast-growing tablet market seems to be getting all of the headlines going into the holiday season, smartphone sales are still growing more than half a decade after the release of the first iPhone. Market research firm IDC today …

Motorola Wants To Make The Smartphone Modular With Ara Motorola Wants To Make The Smartphone Modular With Ara

One of the best parts about building your own equipment is that you can swap out parts to upgrade said equipment without having to replace the entire thing. Such a concept has been the norm in the PC space for …

LG Officially Unveils its Curved Smartphone LG Officially Unveils its Curved Smartphone

Earlier this month it was rumored that LG was readying a smartphone with a curved display for release sometime in November. The rumors were true, as LG has now officially unveiled the LG G Flex, which features a 6-inch curved …

Smartphones & Law Enforcement Discussed At Google Ideas Smartphones & Law Enforcement Discussed At Google Ideas
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Google has been posting a bunch of “Google Ideas” discussions to YouTube this week. One that went live today discusses smartphones and their role in making law enforcement “smarter.” It’s only seventeen minutes long, so it won’t take too much …

Nokia Announces the Lumia 1520, a Lumia Tablet, and More Nokia Announces the Lumia 1520, a Lumia Tablet, and More

After months of rumors Nokia has officially unveiled its first six-inch Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 1520. Along with the smartphone, Nokia also announced five other mobile devices, including a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520. The Lumia …

IT Industry Grows in 2013, Despite PC Declines IT Industry Grows in 2013, Despite PC Declines

For over one year now, the PC market has taken a beating. Monthly and quarterly reports all show a story of the declining PC market. That doesn’t mean, however, that the entire IT industry is in trouble. The entire industry …

Gadget Lifecycles Now Average Just Three Months Gadget Lifecycles Now Average Just Three Months

As mobile devices become more a part of everyday human life, the manufacturing costs for those products have dropped significantly. The prices for mobile devices have followed accordingly, and market watchers now predict that the low-cost smartphone and tablet markets …

That Amazon Phone Might Be Made By HTC [Rumor] That Amazon Phone Might Be Made By HTC [Rumor]

For the past two years, one of the most consistent rumors in tech was that Amazon would launch a Kindle smartphone. Over those last two years, we’ve only ever heard more rumors as each suggested release date comes and goes. …

Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update Paves The Way For Phablets Upcoming Windows Phone 8 Update Paves The Way For Phablets

As Android devices like the Galaxy Note have proven, smartphone consumers love phablets. As Android devices get bigger and bigger, however, iOS and Windows Phone device displays remain below 5-inches. Microsoft will be changing that with its next software update. …

LG Announces LG G Pro Lite Smartphone LG Announces LG G Pro Lite Smartphone

A report earlier this week held that the “mini” versions of high-end smartphones that Android smartphone manufacturers have been pushing for the past year may not have been selling as well as had been hoped. The devices don’t seem to …

T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited International Data T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited International Data

Traveling to other countries can be a once in a lifetime experience for most, but it can also be incredibly expensive. It doesn’t help when your wireless carrier gouges you for using data overseas. Unfortunately, international roaming fees are just …

Firefox OS To Launch In More Markets Before The End Of 2013 Firefox OS To Launch In More Markets Before The End Of 2013

Firefox OS, Mozilla’s mobile OS alternative to Android and iOS, launched in select European and South American markets earlier this year. It’s been a little too quiet on the Firefox OS front since then, but Mozilla and its hardware partners …

Mini Smartphones Reportedly Not Selling Well Mini Smartphones Reportedly Not Selling Well

With high-end smartphone markets in the west beginning to saturate, the concept of “mini” smartphones seemed to make sense. Since displays are a large part of the cost of manufacturing smartphones, smaller versions of top-tier devices could be made for …

HTC One Max Rumored to Have Fingerprint Sensor HTC One Max Rumored to Have Fingerprint Sensor

It didn’t take long for smartphone manufacturers to catch up to Apple’s iPhone. Within a few years of the original iPhone’s debut, high-end Android smartphones with comparable or even better hardware than their iPhone contemporary were being released on a …

Apple Smartphone Market Share Still Rising, HTC Now Falling Fast Apple Smartphone Market Share Still Rising, HTC Now Falling Fast

145 Million Americans now own smartphones, making up nearly 61% of all cell phone users. Though analysts are beginning to predict a market saturation in the west and look toward developing markets such as Brazil and China for growth, the …

HTC Announces $119 Million Quarterly Loss, Its First Ever HTC Announces $119 Million Quarterly Loss, Its First Ever

HTC today announced its quarterly financial results, revealing an operating loss of NT$3.5 billion ($119 million). This is the first quarterly loss in HTC’s company history. The loss comes on revenue of just NT$47.05 billion ($1.6 billion). Earnings per share …

Curved LG Smartphone Could be Coming in November Curved LG Smartphone Could be Coming in November

The technology to create curved displays for smartphone has been around for years now, displayed prominently at CES every year. Despite this, manufacturers haven’t yet found an appropriate use for the technology in their smartphones. Expensive curved TV sets have …

Plastics in Smartphones to Surge in Coming Years Plastics in Smartphones to Surge in Coming Years

Apple’s high-end iPhones are known for their sleek metal casings. The company spent years perfecting the machining of the iPhone 4 and then the iPhone 5 cases. Other manufacturers have done the same with their high-end smartphones, most notably HTC …

Sony Reportedly Optimistic About Smartphone Sales Sony Reportedly Optimistic About Smartphone Sales

A new DigiTimes report states that Sony’s mobile division is set to ship 65 million smartphones during its 2014 fiscal year. That would be a more than 50% increase from the 42 million smartphones it is expected to ship by …