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HTC Launches M9 in Face-off with Samsung's S6 Devices

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, HTC will launch its new device online in the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, March 27 and in-store on...

T-Mobile Promises Immediate Shipping on New Galaxy S6 Pre-Orders

March 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung announced its new phones during a media event in Barcelona ahead of Mobile World...

T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix with Galaxy S6 Devices

March 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Consumers can currently register to get one of Samsung's new devices when it launches sometime...

Take A Look: Smartphone OS Share Around the World

March 25, 2015 9:52 am | by Kantar Worldpanel | Articles | Comments

Kantar Worldpanel offers an in-depth, interactive look at markets around the world where Android...

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ZTE 2014 Profits Up 94% on Strong Smartphone Sales

March 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Net profits for 2014 hit $423.5 million, according to the annual results announcement posted by ZTE today. Revenue rose 8.3 percent to about $13.1 billion.

Microsoft Expands Mobile Partnerships with Samsung, Other OEMs

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will secure those apps through a...

Smartphone Shipments Trounce Slowing PCs, Tablets

March 23, 2015 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to research firm IDC, the combined total market of smartphones, tablets plus 2-in-1s, and PCs is set to grow from 1.8 billion units in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019.

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Schmidt: Google Still Working on Google Glass

March 23, 2015 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says that recent changes in leadership at its Glass division were meant to...

Google, Tag Heuer Partner on Smartwatch

March 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company will team up with Google and Intel to create a watch which will boast Intel technology and Google’s Android Wear.

HTC's Chou Hands Off CEO Reins to Cher Wang

March 20, 2015 9:09 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Chou oversaw the successful transition of HTC from a handheld device ODM to a global branded company. He will assume a new executive position as...

Microsoft Plans Summer Release for Windows 10

March 19, 2015 11:07 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company announced that Windows 10 will be made available in 190 countries and 111 languages during the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China.

IBM Study Highlights Security Flaws in Enterprise Apps

March 19, 2015 10:35 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The new research suggests the average company tests less than half of apps for vulnerabilities, while 33 percent never test the mobile apps prior to their release.

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New HTC Program Offers Replacement Devices

March 18, 2015 11:26 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

"We want our customers to have the confidence to use their new HTC One and the peace of mind that HTC has your back if...

Facebook Integrates Payments with Messenger App

March 18, 2015 9:10 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Services including PayPal, its Venmo unit and the disappearing-photo app Snapchat let you beam money to friends and family using smartphones linked to bank accounts or credit cards.

Nintendo Finally Commits to Bringing Games to Mobile

March 17, 2015 9:40 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

After years of resisting the pull to go mobile, Nintendo Tuesday announced a partnership with DeNA Co. to develop mobile apps for smartphones and tablets. 

Sprint Covering All Switching Costs for New Customers

March 13, 2015 10:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the carrier is now offering to pay all costs associated with switching from another carrier, including the remaining balance on any financed devices, as well as early termination fees (ETF). 

Strong Dollar Pushes PCs Sales into Further Decline

March 13, 2015 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

IDC said it cut its forecast because the stronger U.S. dollar is making computers more expensive in other countries and it expects Microsoft Corp. to scale back subsidies for some products.

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Samsung Sets Out Premium Strategy for Smartphones

March 13, 2015 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The maker of Galaxy smartphones and tablets has seen a decline in profits over the last few quarters and has lost market share to rival Apple.

Google Opens First Retail Shop in London

March 11, 2015 10:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the Google shop will offer customers a chance to go hands on with Android phones and tablets, as well as other Google hardware and services. 

In the Know: Apple's ResearchKit Targets Disease

March 11, 2015 10:09 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

These tools could give researchers more data to work with by making it easier for people to offer themselves up to science, but even supporters say the data won't be appropriate for every study.

Head to Head: How the Apple Watch Compares

March 10, 2015 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

If you've waited for the Apple Watch to decide on a smartwatch, here are some things to consider in weighing whether you really need one. You'll need an iPhone 5 or newer, while the rival watches will typically work only with Android.

Mobile Innovation and the Death of Middle Management

March 10, 2015 9:12 am | by Hayes Drumwright, Founder and CEO, PoPin | Articles | Comments

Middle management has long been the butt of Dilbert-style business jokes, but workers may be having the last laugh because new mobile and enterprise crowdsourcing technologies are making the concept of middle management increasingly obsolete.

Google’s Wireless Service Will Only Support One Phone

March 6, 2015 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As an MVNO, Google enters a crowded and competitive market. Increasingly MVNOs are trying to bring prices down by depending on devices specifically designed to seamlessly move to a Wi-Fi network when one is available. 

Apple, Android Scramble to Fix Browsers Open to 'FREAK Attack'

March 4, 2015 9:47 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices...                                    

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...             

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 service so they can check the price of crops at market without making a long...

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&T aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses.               

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 it will not bend, a shot at Apple’s recent complaints of the iPhone 6 Plus bending. 

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