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BlackBerry, Nokia to Release Larger Smartphones [RUMOR] BlackBerry, Nokia to Release Larger Smartphones [RUMOR]

As Samsung proved with its Galaxy Note smartphones, there is a market for extra-large smartphones, sometimes dubbed “phablets.” Other smartphones manufacturers, including Motorola, LG, and HTC have jumped into the product category, releasing devices with screens larger that 5-inches. Now …

T-Mobile Announces $0 Down For Any Smartphone T-Mobile Announces $0 Down For Any Smartphone
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T-Mobile was the first mobile provider in the U.S. to introduce a contract-free service that allows users to pay off their smartphone in monthly installments and upgrade more than once every two years. The “Jump!” service was billed by the …

Mobile Shipments Are Still Growing, Says Analyst Mobile Shipments Are Still Growing, Says Analyst
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Earlier this week, analyst firm TrendForce estimated that smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2013 were up 6.6% year-over-year. Today another analyst firm has chimed in with similar numbers and a stark look at how Samsung is beginning to …

Smartphone Shipments Up 6.6% in Second Quarter, Samsung Tops List by Wide Margin Smartphone Shipments Up 6.6% in Second Quarter, Samsung Tops List by Wide Margin

The most recent quarterly financial results have now rolled in from most major tech companies, and it seems as if everyone is waiting for the big fall product launches. Looking back over the past quarter, TrendForce has now released its …

Verizon Gets Three New Droids From Motorola This Year Verizon Gets Three New Droids From Motorola This Year

The talk of the town regarding Motorola is its new Moto X smartphone that’s scheduled to be unveiled on August 1. Before they get to that, however, Motorola has unveiled the three new members of its Droid family for Verizon. …

Motorola’s Moto X Leaked Ahead Of August Reveal Motorola’s Moto X Leaked Ahead Of August Reveal

Motorola is working on something big with Google. The phone – called the Moto X – represents the first major device launch since the company was bought by Google. The device has been shrouded in mystery for some time, but …

Nokia Announces Larger Lumia 625 Windows Phone Nokia Announces Larger Lumia 625 Windows Phone

Just two weeks ago, Nokia announced its new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 1020. That device’s big feature is a 41MP camera and the software to take advantage of it. Now, Nokia has announced a mid-priced Windows Phone …

Ubuntu Wants $32 Million To Make A Smartphone Ubuntu Wants $32 Million To Make A Smartphone

Ubuntu announced earlier this year that it was bringing its unique flavor of Linux to smartphones and tablets. At the time, it said that it was working with carriers to bring hardware to the market. Now it’s taking its plea …

No Contract, Flexible Upgrade “Verizon Edge” Plans Announced No Contract, Flexible Upgrade “Verizon Edge” Plans Announced

Though T-Mobile got the ball rolling with its “Jump!” plan that allows customers to upgrade their phones twice every year, AT&T soon followed suit with its similar “Next” pricing plans, which allow customers to upgrade after making payments on a …

The HTC One Mini Is For Those Of You Who Hate Large Screens The HTC One Mini Is For Those Of You Who Hate Large Screens
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Do you love the look and feel of the HTC One, but hate its size? HTC apparently thinks there’s a lot of you. That’s why it’s releasing a scaled down version of its latest flagship smartphone. HTC announced today that …

Tablet Owners Prefer to Multitask With TV, Shows Survey Tablet Owners Prefer to Multitask With TV, Shows Survey

A new survey by NPD DisplaySearch has shown that 88% of tablet owners use their tablet while watching TV. 82% of smartphone owners also multitasked online while watching TV. The analyst firm’s “Quarterly Multi-Screen Usage Study” found that the most …

AT&T Next Lets You Upgrade Your Phone Every Year At No Extra Cost AT&T Next Lets You Upgrade Your Phone Every Year At No Extra Cost

For years, wireless carriers made it all but impossible to upgrade your smartphone. Sure, you could pay the full price of the phone, but you could only get those wonderful upgrade subsidizations every two years. Now the wireless carriers are …

Firefox OS Launches In Poland Tomorrow Firefox OS Launches In Poland Tomorrow
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Firefox OS is already out in Spain thanks to Mozilla’s partnership with Telefonica. Now the new mobile OS will be coming to more of Europe with the help of Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom and Mozilla announced today that Firefox OS …

12% of Americans Use Smartphones in the Shower and Other Facts to Make You Hate Everyone 12% of Americans Use Smartphones in the Shower and Other Facts to Make You Hate Everyone
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Everybody is addicted to their smartphones, and the problem is only getting worse. For instance – 72% of American adults said that they always keep their phones within five feet. Never out of mind, never out of reach. Credentials management …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced

Nokia today announced what it is calling the “next chapter in smartphone photography,” the Nokia Lumia 1020. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the device today at a Nokia event. The 1020, like its predecessors, is a Windows Phone 8 device. …

T-Mobile Announces Jump, Allows You To Upgrade Twice A Year T-Mobile Announces Jump, Allows You To Upgrade Twice A Year

T-Mobile made headlines earlier when it ditched contracts, and became the “uncarrier.” Now it’s ditching another much maligned carrier practice – the two-year upgrade cycle. T-Mobile just announced Jump today at its press event. The new service, which costs $10 …

HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint

Though Microsoft has not been able to make Windows Phone 8 the iPhone and Android competitor it may have wanted, the company is still muscling its way into the smartphone market. Sprint today announced that the HTC 8XT, the carrier’s …

Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S. Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets …

Firefox OS Launching In Select Markets This Month Firefox OS Launching In Select Markets This Month

After two years of work, Mozilla is almost ready to launch Firefox OS (formerly known as Boot 2 Gecko) in some of the world’s emerging markets. Mozilla announced this morning that Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica are its first partners in …

Apple, Samsung Continue to Gobble Up Market Share Apple, Samsung Continue to Gobble Up Market Share

The new ComScore mobile numbers are out today, and it’s the same story that consumers have been telling for over one year now. Apple and Samsung, unsurprisingly, have both gained market share in the U.S. smartphone hardware market. Apple saw …

BlackBerry: Q1 Loss, Falling Subscriber Numbers BlackBerry: Q1 Loss, Falling Subscriber Numbers

BlackBerry 10 was supposed to be the Canadian company’s big entrance into the touch smartphone market. The BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones were, essentially, a late play for the company to compete with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 for third …