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Data Use Now Beating Talk Time on Smartphones Data Use Now Beating Talk Time on Smartphones

Apple’s original iPhone was transformational in the sense that it brought handheld computing to the masses. However, the promise of on-the-go pocket computers is still slightly hampered (especially in the U.S.) by the need for a phone subscription. Now new …

Sprint to Unveil Its Unsubsidized Pricing Plan Sprint to Unveil Its Unsubsidized Pricing Plan

Back in July, T-Mobile introduced its “Jump!” pricing plan. The mobile provider’s new plan, instead of subsidizing the cost of new smartphones, allows customers to pay for their devices on a monthly basis. In addition, customers on the plan can …

iPhone 5C Not Expected to Compete With Android iPhone 5C Not Expected to Compete With Android
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Earlier this week, Apple unveiled its latest iPhone, the iPhone 5S. In addition, the company also unveiled the iPhone 5C, a lower-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets where low- and mid-prices smartphones are expected to make up a majority of …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 AT&T Pre-Orders Begin, Not Yet For Gear Samsung Galaxy Note 3 AT&T Pre-Orders Begin, Not Yet For Gear

Yesterday, Verizon announced that their customers could begin pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Friday. Samsung had announced the new smartphone earlier this week at the IFA conference. In addition to the phone, Verizon is also allowing customers to …

1.8 Billion Mobile Phones to Ship This Year 1.8 Billion Mobile Phones to Ship This Year

With smartphones now saturating their western markets and emerging markets such as Brazil and China opening up for mobile growth, the entire mobile phone industry is growing steadily around the world. Analyst firm IDC today released predictions showing that mobile …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Officially Announced Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Officially Announced
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After weeks of speculation and leaks, Samsung today officially announced its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone during its IFA presentation. The device is larger than its Galaxy S line of phones and comes with slightly better hardware. The Galaxy Note 3 …

Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone Officially Announced Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone Officially Announced

Though most of the details about the device have leaked over the past month, Sony today officially unveiled its new Xperia Z1 smartphone at the IFA conference. Sony CEO Kaz Hirai took to the stage and announced the product along …

Nokia/Microsoft Deal Likely to be the First of Many Nokia/Microsoft Deal Likely to be the First of Many

Earlier this week, Microsoft acquired its own handset manufacturer by buying up Nokia‘s devices and services business. The move brings Microsoft closer to its goal of being a devices and services company as a whole. It is also likely to …

Windows Phone Could Become a Closed Platform [RUMOR] Windows Phone Could Become a Closed Platform [RUMOR]

Microsoft decided not to take the long holiday weekend off, ironing out a deal to buy Nokia’s devices and services division for upwards of $5 billion. The acquisition makes sense due to the tight relationship the two companies have had …

Larger Smartphones Beating Tablets in Asia Larger Smartphones Beating Tablets in Asia

As the smartphone and tablet markets begin to become saturated in western countries, manufacturers are now looking to emerging markets such as China and Brazil for growth. However, with smaller tablets becoming more popular and larger smartphones taking off, market …

Apparently, Mobile CPU Performance Is Just Like Playing Guitar Hero Apparently, Mobile CPU Performance Is Just Like Playing Guitar Hero

Qualcomm CPUs are in pretty much every major smartphone available today. There’s a good reason for that – they’re damn good CPUs. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other good CPUs out there, but Qualcomm thinks it still has the best …

HTC Reportedly Developing a Mobile OS For China HTC Reportedly Developing a Mobile OS For China

HTC is in a bad way. After sales of its HTC One smartphone failed to compete with iPhone and Galaxy S4 sales, the company released dismal financial results for its latest quarters. As rumors of a buyout begin to circle …

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The LG G2 Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The LG G2
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Earlier this month, LG revealed its latest attempt to capture the smartphone market with the G2. It’s a high-end smartphone that’s unique in that it places the volume control buttons on the back of the device. Beyond that, it’s your …

Touch Panel Makers Look For Growth in Low-Cost Devices Touch Panel Makers Look For Growth in Low-Cost Devices

Touch panel makers are raking in ever more revenue from larger, higher-resolution top-tier smartphones like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. Even so, the saturation of the high-end smartphone market in the west means that manufacturers are now looking to …

Panel Revenues Double on High-End Smartphone Sales Panel Revenues Double on High-End Smartphone Sales

Though the markets for high-end smartphones are beginning to saturate, millions of the devices are still being sold in the U.S. and Europe. This means that while smartphone manufacturers look to mid- and low- end smartphone markets in the developing …

Android May be Too Much For Low-Priced Smartphones Android May be Too Much For Low-Priced Smartphones

As the high-end smartphone market begins to be locked up by Apple, Samsung, LG, and others, smartphone manufacturers are now looking to the low-end market segment for growth in the industry. In particular, growing demand for low-priced smartphones is predicted …

Ubuntu Edge Doesn’t Reach $32 Million In Funding, Canonical Remains Optimistic Ubuntu Edge Doesn’t Reach $32 Million In Funding, Canonical Remains Optimistic

The Ubuntu Edge was a highly ambitious smartphone with an equally ambitious Indiegogo campaign. Canonical hoped to raise $32 million in a month to fund the creation of what it saw as the future of smartphones, but it only managed …

Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year Smartphone Shipments to Reach Nearly 1 Billion This Year

After it was reported that smartphone shipments rose over 6% in the second quarter of 2013, analysts continued to predict record sales for the smartphone market. Smartphones have even, for the first time, overtaken feature phone sales. Today, DigiTimes Research …

Samsung Catches Up With Apple’s Brand Recognition Samsung Catches Up With Apple’s Brand Recognition
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As Apple and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone sales, and smartphone market share, the two companies could now be seen as equal competitors. A new analyst report this week shows that Samsung has even caught up to Apple in the …

Robert Downey, Jr. Stars in Weird HTC Commercial Robert Downey, Jr. Stars in Weird HTC Commercial
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Earlier this week, smartphone manufacturer HTC revealed that Robert Downey, Jr. will be the star of a new ad campaign for the company. The star of the Iron Man movies will be the company’s spokesperson for two years, with HTC …

Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs

Google has made a change to how Skip Redirect on smartphone SERPs works, so it now also uses the rel-alternate-media annotations recommended in Google’s guidelines on separate mobile URLs. Skip Redirect is when Google changes the link target it shows …