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Time to Upgrade? There Are Lots of Options

June 4, 2015 10:35 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Videos | Comments

Phone companies have been shifting away from contracts and trying to get you to pay full price — $600 to $700 for a high-end phone. Installment plans are available, along with a leasing option from Sprint.

Report: 70% of Global Population on Smartphones by 2020

June 3, 2015 11:13 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Ericsson estimates that the average smartphone user in North America will increase from 2.4 GB...

My Favorite Phone: Kore Wireless CEO Alex Brisbourne

May 15, 2015 10:24 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

Once a week, Wireless Week asks wireless luminaries to talk about their favorite phones...

Periscope Jabs Pricey Mayweather Fight with Free Mobile Stream

May 4, 2015 5:21 pm | by 
Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Experts said it isn't likely that someone willing to pay for the fight would instead settle for...

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Inked and irked: Apple Watch Users Report Tattoo Problems

May 4, 2015 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Several watch owners complained about the problem on social media this week, even posting videos that show the watch working well on an undecorated wrist, but repeatedly locking or pausing...

Samsung Claws Back Share from Apple to Reclaim Top Spot

April 30, 2015 2:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung and Apple were trailed at a distant second and third by Lenovo (5.6 percent) and Huawei (5 percent) respectively. IDC notes that Lenovo's first quarter results includes shipments from its subsidiaries, including the recently acquired Motorola.

Samsung's Profit Dives on Demand for Bigger Phones

April 29, 2015 9:02 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Samsung reported Wednesday that its January-March net profit was 4.63 trillion won ($4.35 billion), compared with 7.49 trillion won a year earlier. That was lower than the...

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LG's New G4 Phones Will Sport Leather Backs

April 28, 2015 1:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The G4 phones will have a choice of leather finishes, crafted for a better grip. By contrast, Apple and HTC use metal and Samsung uses glass. LG made a dig at Samsung, without...

Opinion: Nokia Should Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

April 20, 2015 3:57 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

 The markets for networking equipment and smartphones are substantially removed from one another, but Nokia still risks throwing out products that aren't fully realized and in turn tarnishing its good name.  

Report: Women Lagging in Mobile Adoption Globally

March 4, 2015 2:41 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The research showed that over 1.7 billion females in low- and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones and women on average are 14 percent less...             

Japan Continues Adoration of the Feature Phone

February 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Japan has a history of technology and cultural trends that evolve independent from the rest of the world. Some refer to this as the Galapagos Effect.                                          

Motorola Acquisition Drags on Lenovo Profits

February 3, 2015 9:21 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo said its transformation into a supplier of a mobile devices and enterprise products was proceeding quickly. Mobile devices accounted for...                      

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Battery Anxiety: Workarounds That Work

January 22, 2015 3:28 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for outlets in airports and train stations. Where, oh where, is a better battery?

Xiaomi Undercuts Apple with New Device

January 15, 2015 2:13 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Xiaomi known for ultra-low-priced handsets on Thursday unveiled a new model that chairman Jun Lei said is comparable to Apple's iPhone 6 but...                       

Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Sells for Cheap in India

January 14, 2015 9:16 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With the Tizen operating system, Samsung is trying to lessen its dependence on Android software, which powers a majority of the South Korean company's...

Samsung Forecasts First Drop in Profit Since 2011

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Analysts said Samsung's smartphone business, which contributed two-thirds of its profit in the last two years, continued to struggle but...                     

Xiaomi Boasts Big Boost in 2014 Sales

January 5, 2015 9:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The chairman of Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, a rising star of the consumer technology industry, says sales more than...                           

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Review: Connecting the Home for the Holidays

December 18, 2014 9:54 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?                   

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 your smartphone. That little computer in your pocket can now pitch in as a...                                   

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...                       

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...                          

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...                 

Amazon Fire Sale After Smartphone Flames Out

October 27, 2014 10:31 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon said it took a charge of $170 million related to "inventory evaluation and supplier commitment costs" for the Fire, although it...                              

Report: Lenovo Crafting Bid for BlackBerry

October 20, 2014 12:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

BlackBerry stock got a nearly 8 percent bump in early trading Monday as new rumors surfaced that Lenovo may...                             

Analysis: Apple's Response to Problems Critical

September 26, 2014 9:07 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

As the giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls, some analysts said Thursday that Apple is doing the right thing by...                                                              

Apple Wows with Sept. 9 iPhone 6, Apple Watch Unveiling

September 15, 2014 4:13 pm | by Andrew Berg | Videos | Comments

On Sept. 9, Apple unveiled its hotly anticipated new iPhones, as well as the forthcoming Apple Watch. The company is now dealing long lines and short supply as consumers rush pre-order. In case you missed the live keynote, be sure to check it out here in its entirety.     

Tablets Vs. eReaders: Do We Need Both?

August 26, 2014 10:20 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Of course, you can simply install Nook and Kindle reading apps on an iPad or a non-Nook Galaxy. The iPad even comes with iBooks installed. Are reading-centric tablets really a better way to experience the printed word? Let's take a closer look.

Samsung Shares Plummet on 2Q Profit Drop

July 31, 2014 10:04 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung has stumbled in its efforts to make even a small move away from Android. Earlier this week, it delayed the release of the first smartphone powered by Tizen, its own mobile operating system, just two months after announcing a launch date. It did not give a future schedule.

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