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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 …

Tablet Phone Features Could Become More Popular Tablet Phone Features Could Become More Popular

As the tablet market has grown, so the PC market has fallen. Tablets are now nearly as ubiquitous in western markets as smartphones, and sales of the devices are expect to hit record levels this holiday season. Though Apple introduced …

T-Mobile to Stop Carrying BlackBerry Smartphones in Stores T-Mobile to Stop Carrying BlackBerry Smartphones in Stores

With BlackBerry now on the verge of being sold, fourth-place U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile is now set to stop shipping BlackBerry smartphones to its retail stores. A new Reuters report cites T-Mobile EVP for Corporate Services David Carey as saying …

iPhone 5S Manufacturing Costs Estimated at $199 iPhone 5S Manufacturing Costs Estimated at $199
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After the launch of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C last week, Apple (predictably) sold record numbers of the smartphones over the weekend. This is despite rumors of low manufacturing yields due to difficulties surrounding the new fingerprint scanner in …

Slate: Your Smartphone is Built with Blood Slate: Your Smartphone is Built with Blood
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Slate published a story this week that may turn a few heads with the release of the new iPhone iterations: the biggest manufacturing trade group in the United States is in the midst of a court battle with the Securities …

Smartphone Sales Threaten Camera Companies Smartphone Sales Threaten Camera Companies

Smartphone sales have slashed the value of stocks in companies like Nikon and Canon since their introduction in 2007, and now analysts say it’s going to be difficult for smaller camera companies to stay afloat at all. “There are too …

Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored For October Release Nokia Lumia 1520 Rumored For October Release

Back in July, Nokia followed in the steps of Android smartphone manufacturers by announcing the Lumia 625, a Windows Phone 8 smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen. Now, with Samsung marketing its 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 and other Android makers selling …

iOS 7 Download Problems Run Rampant iOS 7 Download Problems Run Rampant
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Apple released the iOS 7 update on Wednesday, and some users have had a lot of issues when trying to update their devices. Not only are many users having trouble downloading the iOS 7 update, they are having difficulty activating …

Microsoft Now Offering Up To $350 For iOS, Android Devices Microsoft Now Offering Up To $350 For iOS, Android Devices

Last week, Microsoft began offering consumers $200 for their old iPads. The program required quite a bit from customers, including their physical presence in a Microsoft Store. The money was also given as a gift certificate for Microsoft Stores, with …

U.S. Smartphone Penetration Hits 64%, Young People Lead the Way U.S. Smartphone Penetration Hits 64%, Young People Lead the Way
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The modern smartphone market is now six years old. As the technology improves, analysts are predicting that smartphone markets in the U.S. and Europe will soon reach saturation points, with emerging markets such as Brazil and China leading smartphone growth …

Mobile External Display Capabilities to Expand in Coming Years Mobile External Display Capabilities to Expand in Coming Years

As smartphones and other mobile platforms have become more prevalent, PC sales have begun to slump. However, consumers till need to get things done on larger screens. While some manufacturers have managed to specialize for the PC market, others are …

Asus Announces Updated PadFone Infinity Asus Announces Updated PadFone Infinity

Asus has been on a run the past few weeks, unveiling devices ranging from a new extra-small Fonepad tablet to a new Chromebook laptop. Now, the Taiwanese company has unveiled another of its strange PadFone devices. The PadFone is essentially …

BlackBerry Announces the Z30 Smartphone, BlackBerry 10.2 OS BlackBerry Announces the Z30 Smartphone, BlackBerry 10.2 OS

Back in January of this year, RIM rebranded itself as BlackBerry and announced the first two phones for its BlackBerry 10 platform, the Z10 and the Q10. Unfortunately for the Canadian company, its new smartphones were too late to catch …