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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘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 is the Vibe Z, the company’s high-end offering and its first smartphone to offer 4G LTE capabilities. The device will …

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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 display while Microsoft returns to the show floor after a year’s absence. Hoping not to get lost in it all …

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Nearly Half of All Online Traffic Was Mobile on Christmas Day 2013

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 Analytics Benchmark this week tracked retail sites throughout the web, finding that mobile traffic accounted for a full 48% of …

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Gets RAW Photo Support

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 to compliment the 1020’s PureView camera sensor sitting behind a Zeiss lens, Nokia users can now lock the screen rotation, …

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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 point for the smartphone segment, where Samsung is now competing head-to-head with Apple. Market research firm ABI Research this week …

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Best Smartphones of 2013: One Obvious, One Underdog

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 certain smartphone with the bitten apple. Despite that, the tech-friendly folks at PCWorld have compiled a list of top smartphones, …

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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 loss. John Chen, BlackBerry’s new interim CEO, has also made it clear that he will be making sweeping changes to …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Likely Be Plastic

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 to the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4. A DigiTimes report today revealed that chassis manufacturers in Taiwan (those which …

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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 make up the cost of the phone. Now one carrier isn’t so sure of that business plan anymore. CNET reports …

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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, wonder no more as the world’s biggest manufacturer of Android SoCs has announced its first 64-bit CPU. Qualcomm announced a …

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Google Adds Smartphone Crawl Errors To Webmaster Tools (This Is Important Considering Recent Ranking Changes)

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 changes for sites not configured for smartphone users. “Some smartphone-optimized websites are misconfigured in that they don’t show searchers the …

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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 everyone that it had been overtaken by Apple and Android devices in the consumer smartphone market years ago. In many …

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