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Mozilla Unveils New Line Of Firefox OS Devices

Mozilla stumbled upon a hit last year with its Firefox OS devices. The low cost of entry combined with a Web-friendly OS earned the alternative mobile platform a few million fans in emerging markets. Those emerging markets will continue to be important going forward, but Mozilla has set its aspirations a bit higher for the second year of Firefox OS. …

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Firefox OS Expands To TVs, More Phones In 2014

Last year, Mozilla became another combatant in the smartphone wars when it released its Firefox OS mobile operating system. The OS entered into a market dominated by iOS and Android, but sought to capitalize on the emerging markets that both of its larger rivals have left alone in favor of mature markets. It seems last year’s launch must have been …

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ZTE Firefox OS Smartphone Coming to U.S. Next Year

Earlier this summer, Mozilla and its partners launched Firefox OS smartphones throughout Europe and South America. Though the mobile os certainly hasn’t displaced Android or iOS, the platform has evidently proved popular enough for manufacturers to keep on creating devices for it. A DigiTimes report today revealed that Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE is already developing a next-generation of its ZTE …

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You Will Soon Be Able To Buy A Firefox OS Smartphone Through eBay

Have the Firefox OS launches across Europe and South America left you wanting your own alternative mobile OS? Unfortunately for you, Mozilla has yet to announce a solid release date for its new mobile OS in North America, and best estimates put the launch at next year. Worry not, however, as one of Mozilla’s hardware partners is willing to hook …

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Mobile Phone Sales Declined Slightly in 2012, Shows Report

Business analyst Gartner today released its 2012 mobile phone sales estimates, reporting a 1.7% decline in overall mobile phone sales from 2011. Even with the decline, though, customers bought 1.75 billion phones last year and smartphone sales in particular were up over 38%. Gartner analysts predict that nearly 1 billion smartphones will be sold in 2013. Feature phones, on the …

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Android Dominated Smartphone Shipments in 2012

Industry analyst Canalys this week revealed its fourth quarter 2012 estimates for mobile phone shipments. Unsurprisingly, it estimates that the worldwide smartphone market grew 37% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Smartphones, according to Canalys made up almost half of the mobile phone shipments in the fourth quarter 2012. Android handsets accounted for over one-third (34%) of mobile phone shipments …

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White House Probe Reportedly Finds No Evidence Of Spying From Chinese Telecom

Earlier this month, the House Intelligence Committee accused Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE of spying on America. They feared that these two companies were investing in American telecoms only to gain access to critical American infrastructures. Turns out those fears may be unfounded. Speaking to sources familiar with the matter, Reuters has found that a White House probe into …

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House Intelligence Committee Says Chinese Telecoms Pose Security Threat

China has two major telecom companies – Huawei and ZTE. Both companies create networking devices and Android phones. The latter are becoming more popular in the US as they make some of the smallest phones on the market. That popularity has become concern as the House Intelligence Committee says both companies are security threats. For the past year, the House …

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These Phones Are Thinner Than The iPhone 5

Apple’s Phil Schiller proudly boasted today that the iPhone 5 is the world’s thinnest smartphone. At 7.6 millimeters thin, the iPhone 5 is quite thin. Is it the thinnest in the world though? That claim may be harder to back up. Released in November 2011, the Motorola DROID RAZR has a thickness of 7.1 mm. It doesn’t beat the iPhone …

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Orbit: New Budget Windows Phone From ZTE

ZTE has added a new Windows Phone called Orbit to its growing phone portfolio. The new budget smartphone is based on the latest version of Windows Phone and comes with 4GB of memory. It also has HD voice and a 5Mpx autofocus camera with LED flash. According to Senior Director of the OEM Division of Microsoft, Mark Linton, “Microsoft is …

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