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Black Friday Review Recap: Four Great Smartphones from 2014

November 26, 2014 8:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

As you hit the Black Friday sales this year, you might be looking fora deal one of the year's big flagship smartphone releases. To that end, we thought we'd offer up a recaps of the highlights from Wireless Week's cache of reviews. Here's a look at some of 2014's biggest and best, many of them going for a song the day after Thanksgiving. 

Deck the Halls: Apps and Accessories to Simplify Holiday Entertaining

November 26, 2014 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

If you're expecting guests over the next couple months, look no further for an assistant than...

Gift Guide: So Many Tablets to Choose From

November 25, 2014 11:53 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Here are some buying tips organized by system....

BlackBerry Offering Up to $550 for iPhone Trade-Ins

November 25, 2014 10:43 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Beginning in December, BlackBerry will start...

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T-Mobile Giving Away Tablets for Black Friday

November 19, 2014 10:36 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

T-Mobile announced it will be giving away the 7-inch Alcatel ONETOUCH Pop 7 Android tablet to customers who add a tablet data plan. The deal will be available early for...                   

Smartwatches to Put Dent in Fitness Tracker Market

November 18, 2014 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a new report from Gartner, by 2015 50 Percent of people in the market for smart wristband will choose...                            

Nokia Unveils New 8-inch Android tablet

November 18, 2014 9:22 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to bring its brand back to consumers with a new...                  

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Study: U.S. Mobile Payments to Hit $142B by 2019

November 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

"The adoption of mobile payments is an evolution — not a revolution — and the evolution is well underway," Forrester concluded in...                        

Review: Apple's iOS 8 Offers Diverse New Set of Keyboard Apps

November 17, 2014 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

With iOS 8, typing on the iPhone's touch keyboard doesn't seems as tedious, cumbersome or infuriating as it did before, when a rather dim-witted "auto-correct" system would...            

Could Nokia Brand Return to Consumer Market?

November 14, 2014 11:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Speaking at an investor conference in London, Suri said that Nokia sees an opportunity in...                                 

Review: 'Lollipop' Android Upgrade Full of Flavor

November 13, 2014 9:27 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

I tested Lollipop on Google's new Nexus 6 phone, which comes out this week, and I can only hope that as other phones get the upgrade...                    

Samsung Adds Developer Tools for Health, Home, VR

November 12, 2014 4:13 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

At the company’s developer conference Wednesday, Won-Pyo Hong, president of Samsung’s Media Solution Center, began the conversation...                       

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Spotify Connect Makes a Mobile Device a Remote Control

November 11, 2014 12:05 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Monday at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Espinel was referring to the global footprint of Spotify’s music streaming platform, now launched...

Review: Is the Mobile Wallet Just A Pipe Dream?

November 11, 2014 10:11 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Attempt at your own risk: For an entire week, I left all my cash and credit cards at home to see how well wallet-free...                          

Microsoft's Dual-SIM Lumia 535 Comes Sans Nokia Branding

November 11, 2014 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft Tuesday revealed the first of its smartphones to launch without Nokia branding. The Lumia 535 comes bearing...                                 

OtterBox Taps Lindgren as New CEO

November 10, 2014 11:21 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Smartphone case maker OtterBox is replacing its CEO following the global expansion of the...                                      

Microsoft Makes Office Apps Free for iOS

November 7, 2014 9:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The apps released Thursday, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, replace a limited iPhone version and upgrade a more powerful set of apps that the company released for iPad tablets in March.

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Lenovo 3Q Gets Boost from More Sales Outside China

November 6, 2014 8:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo, with headquarters in Beijing and in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar effort to expand beyond...                 

AT&T Throws In $150 Bill Credit for New Next Customers

November 4, 2014 10:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The news comes after Verizon over the weekend announced a limited time offer that increased data caps on its $80 and $100 More Everything plans. The $80 now gets 10GB and the $100 plan gets 15GB. Verizon also threw in a...

Tablet Review: Amazon's Fire vs Google's Nexus 9

November 4, 2014 9:57 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

New tablet computers from Amazon and Google both run on Google's Android operating system, but that doesn't mean they work the same. In the new Fire HDX 8.9, Amazon continues...    

Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Exits Google

October 31, 2014 9:34 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Rubin, who most recently has been heading up Google's robotics division, is leaving to create...                    

Sony Takes 3Q Hit on Poor Phone Sales

October 31, 2014 9:31 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Tokyo-based maker of the PlayStation 4 video game machines, Spider-Man movies and Xperia smartphones had reported a...                          

Why Apple Pay IS All That!

October 30, 2014 3:05 pm | by Kasey Panetta | Blogs | Comments

Early reports are mostly saying that the app is great, but companies are still catching up to learn the technology. It will get better with time and as people begin to adopt the technology. It’s only been a few days and hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Microsoft Intros Cross-Platform Fitness App and Wearable

October 30, 2014 10:57 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Microsoft has jumped into the current wearables fray with the introduction of Microsoft Band. The company also rolled out Microsoft Health, its new...                          

Lenovo Says Hello to Moto as Acquisition from Google Closes

October 30, 2014 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Lenovo said that Google will maintain ownership of a majority of the Motorola Mobility patent portfolio, while Motorola will receive a license to the...                 

Tepid Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales Sink 3Q Profits

October 30, 2014 7:49 am | by Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung plans a significant change in smartphone strategy for next year to seek more "efficiency," implying that the number of new...                     

LG 3Q Profits Jump 83% on Smartphone Sales

October 29, 2014 9:36 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics said its July-September net income reached 202.6 billion won ($193 million) on sales of 14.9 trillion won, while operating income...                    

Tim Cook: Apple Pay Card Activations Top 1M in 72 Hours

October 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Cook called the intial resistance from retailers a "skirmish" and went on to tout how quickly iPhone users are...                               

FitBit Launches Trio of New Wearables

October 27, 2014 11:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a post on the company's website, the Surge includes eight sensors total and features...                                 

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