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HTC Desire 510 - 4G For Everyone
Posted: 27-Aug-2014 [Source: HTC]
The HTC Desire 510 offers 4G speed, a 4.7" display, and HTC BlinkFeed.
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Mozilla's first low-cost smartphone on sale in India
Posted: 26-Aug-2014 [Source: BBC]
Mozilla launches its Cloud FX smartphone in India. It is available via the Indian online shopping site Snapdeal for 1,999 rupees ($33).
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Calif. governor signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law
Posted: 26-Aug-2014 [Source: CNET]
California's new "kill switch" bill requires the feature as a default setting on new mobile phones sold in the State rendering them inoperable by the owner if stolen.
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Two Countries, Two Vastly Different Phone Bills
Posted: 24-Aug-2014 [Source: NYT]
Comparison between similar U.S. and British phone plans shows significant difference in monthly price mainly due to regulatory policy.
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DOCOMO and Huawei Confirm LTE Network over Unlicensed Spectrum
Posted: 21-Aug-2014 [Source: NTT Docomo]
NTT DOCOMO tests deployment of LTE over the unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum, normally used for 802.11 Wifi.
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HTC One (M8) for Windows Unveiled
Posted: 20-Aug-2014 [Source: HTC]
HTC One® (M8) for Windows® offers multiple operating systems.
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U.S. mobile commerce sales will grow 74% in 2014 according to Internet Retailer
Posted: 19-Aug-2014 [Source: Internet Retailer]
The 366 U.S. retailers in the 2015 Mobile 500, Internet Retailer's latest research guide, will reach m-commerce sales of $59 billion in 2014
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Sprint Announces Family Share Pack data plan
Posted: 18-Aug-2014 [Source: Sprint]
Sprint's new plan offers up to 10 lines, 20GB of Shared Data and Unlimited Talk & Text at an introductory rate of $100 a month.
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SmartThings, Samsung, and the Open Platform
Posted: 15-Aug-2014 [Source: SmartThings]
SmartThings announces it has been acquired by Samsung and will operate as an independent company within Samsung's Open Innovation Center group. SmartThings is championing the open platform for the smart home controlled via a smartphone.
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Sweat-powered battery could charge your phone
Posted: 15-Aug-2014 [Source: BBC]
Research teams turns exercise sensor into a sweat-powered biobattery powered by lactate.
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Samsung Introduces Galaxy Alpha
Posted: 13-Aug-2014 [Source: Samsung]
Samsung's Galaxy Alpha offers a metal frame and curved corners and at less than 7 mm thick it is one of the slimmest Galaxy devices ever.
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Do quantum computers threaten global encryption systems?
Posted: 12-Aug-2014 [Source: BBC]
Quantum computers have the potential to do trillions of calculations a second sending the world of encryption on its head.
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Microsoft Unveils the Nokia 130
Posted: 11-Aug-2014 [Source: Microsoft]
Microsoft announces the Nokia 130 with a price point of 13 euros calling it an "ultra-affordable" mobile phone.
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Sprint Names Marcelo Claure as New President and CEO
Posted: 06-Aug-2014 [Source: Sprint]
Dan Hesse to be replaced as Sprint CEO. Hesse has led the company since 2007. The new CEO Marcelo Claure, is the Founder and CEO of Brightstar Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp.
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Xiaomi becomes China's top smart phone vendor
Posted: 05-Aug-2014 [Source: Canalys]
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi becomes largest handset maker in China based on a recent report published by Canalys.
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An Android Alternative for Electronic Flight Bags Released by AvNAV
Posted: 04-Aug-2014 [Source: AvNAV]
Introduced this week at the 2014 AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin AvNav EFB offers Pilots a complete Android solution for flight planning and navigation with many features earlier available to iPad and iPhone users only.
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Iliad Bids $15 Billion for a Majority Stake in T-Mobile US
Posted: 02-Aug-2014 [Source: NYT]
French mobile company, Iliad, bids $15 billion for a mjaority stake in T-Mobile USA.
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Nokia buys part of Panasonic's network business
Posted: 31-Jul-2014 [Source: Reuters]
Nokia has inked a deal to buy a piece of Panasonic's telecom network business with the expectation to raise its footprint in Japan.
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free and open source software on a smartphone
Posted: 31-Jul-2014 [Source: ars technica]
All-FOSS Android is possible, but you're going to make a lot of tradeoffs.
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Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen Smartphone in Russia
Posted: 28-Jul-2014 [Source: Wall Street Journal]
Samsung announced postponement of their Tizen Smartphone launch siting their need to expand their apps portfolio.
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BlackBerry Appoints Marty Beard as COO
Posted: 21-Jul-2014 [Source: BlackBerry]
Marty Beard starts immediately in his new position as Chief Operating Officer at BlackBerry.
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Introducing Thread: A New Wireless Networking Protocol for the Home
Posted: 18-Jul-2014 [Source: Thread Group]
The Thread Industry group has been formed to develop and promote a new IPv6-based open protocol stack for IoT wireless mesh applications.
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Even Just the Presence of a Smartphone Lowers the Quality of In-Person Conversations
Posted: 16-Jul-2014 [Source: Pacific Standard]
This study addresses the social impacts of smartphone use.
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Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership
Posted: 15-Jul-2014 [Source: IBM]
IBM and Apple announce a partnership around the enterprise space.
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Raspberry Pi B+ Launched
Posted: 14-Jul-2014 [Source: Raspberry Pi]
The Raspberry Pi B+ launched today with more capabilities while holding the same $35 price as its predecessor.
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Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen

LG G3 LG G3

HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z



 

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