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BlackBerry Shares Up on New Phone, Partnership News

March 3, 2015 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The BlackBerry Leap smartphone was announced at a morning press conference at Mobile World Congress. The new phone features a 5-inch display and 2800 mAh battery that BlackBerry promises will fuel 25 hours of heavy use.

MWC: Mastercard, Others Beat Drum for Inclusion

March 3, 2015 6:55 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

It’s a story the wireless industry knows well—farmers in the developing world need mobile...

MWC: Microsoft Launches Pair of New Lumia Devices

March 2, 2015 3:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Microsoft announced that it is now offering a Windows-driven suite of Office apps through AT...

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Ahead of MWC

March 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung says the phones’ new metal design is 50 percent stronger than past models, quipping that...

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Google Seeks Revenue Boost with Ads in Google Play

February 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most widely used...               

Galaxy S6 May Come with Outsized Pricing

February 25, 2015 11:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung took home 29 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, while Apple managed a 41.7 percent share. 

Moto E Launches with Modest Specs, Bargain Price

February 25, 2015 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Starting today, the new Moto E will begin rolling out in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. 

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Google Wallet Absorbs AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon's Softcard

February 23, 2015 1:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Softcard, which was launched by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon as a joint venture in 2010 under the name ISIS, uses Near Field Communications (NFC) to make contactless...

Automotive Display Revenue on the Rise

February 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

While estimated year-over-year mobile phone flat panel display unit shipments grew 10 percent and mobile PC display shipments grew...                            

Samsung Buys LoopPay for Magnetic Stripe Mobile Payments

February 18, 2015 5:16 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Prior to Wednesday's announcement, reports had already begun circulating that Samsung would be including LoopPay on its next flagship smartphone, the rumored Galaxy S6.    

Take A Look: Is Your Phone Spying on You? Probably

February 18, 2015 10:39 am | Articles | Comments

Smarpthones are our constant companions, but are they always secure? Probably not. Take a look and see just how vulnerable your information may...

Will Smartwatches Really Allow Us to Leave our Phones Behind?

February 18, 2015 9:56 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

One of my frustrations with early smartwatches has been how little they can do on their own. Sure, your phone might be with you most of the time, but sometimes you want...

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Sony's New 3-Year Plan Leaves Phones, TVs in Dust

February 18, 2015 9:52 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company is targeting an operating profit of 500 billion yen ($4.2 billion) and a 10 percent return on equity for the fiscal year through March 2018, but it won't target sales, highlighting its new approach...                    

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.                                          

Xiaomi Tests U.S. Waters with Smartphone Accessories

February 13, 2015 9:38 am | by Brandon Bailey, Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Although its smartphones won't be available here anytime soon, Xiaomi unveiled plans Thursday to test the U.S. market by selling...                                  

Dramatic Drop in Smartphone Thefts Suggests "Kill Switches" Work

February 12, 2015 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The push to implement kill switches in mobile devices has been an on-going effort, involving a massive collaboration between legislators, law enforcement, regulators,  and device manufacturers.                      

EIPs Shaking Up Device Market as Phone Sales Slide 15% in 2014

February 11, 2015 10:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Recon forecasts device sales to fall by 5 percent to 136 million in 2015 and to fall again by 4 percent to 131 million in 2016...                       

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Independent Smartwatches Lead Market Predictions

February 10, 2015 10:57 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The market is predicted to reach $32.9 billion by 2020, a growth of 67.6 percent in six years, said a report from Allied Market Research...                                         

Microsoft, Samsung Settle Android Patent Dispute

February 10, 2015 10:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Reports of the initial disagreement first surfaced back in August when Microsoft said it would sue Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalies for..                                    

Samsung Launches Ultra-HD Tizen-Based TVs

February 5, 2015 9:41 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Currently Samsung is focusing on pushing the Tizen OS into living rooms and eventually into kitchens and other corners of the home...                               

Sony Narrows Projected Losses in Wake of Hack

February 4, 2015 9:45 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The entertainment and electronics giant delayed the announcement of its earnings for the October-December quarter because the hack affected its ability to...                          

New Outlook App Spotlights Apple's Software Problem

February 3, 2015 4:29 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

There's no doubt that Apple makes great hardware, but the iPhone maker continues to drop the ball in the software department...                                       

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...                      

Why Doesn’t 1 Billion Android Phones Seem More Impressive?

January 30, 2015 10:20 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

Android shipped five times more smartphones than iOS. There are seven times more people on earth than Android smartphones shipped in 2014.                                      

Samsung's Earnings Reveal Defeat in Chinese Phablet Market

January 29, 2015 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is struggling in countries such as China because "they're sort of being eaten from the bottom up by regional players" including...                                        

iPhone Sales Smash Apple Record

January 27, 2015 7:42 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

CEO Tim Cook announced that quarter earnings hit $18 billion, an all-time record and a 38 percent increase over last year. Total revenue grew 30 percent...                        

Microsoft Falls on 4Q Earnings Despite Surface, Lumia Successes

January 27, 2015 9:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis said investors are reacting to results in Microsoft's "core" business of Windows software, which he called...                                       

Waze's Police Tracking Ways Draw Sheriffs' Ire

January 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

 Waze has fifty million users in 200 countries that turn to the free service for real-time traffic guidance and warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents, speed traps or...        

Motorola Brings Trio of New Smartphones to China

January 26, 2015 9:16 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populou...                                   

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