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Malware On Mobile Grew 163% In 2012, Infecting Around 32.8M Android Devices, Report Says

HTC One gets camera update, improves HDR images and audio recording

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Despite recent strong competition, several Engadget editors' love affair with the HTC One continues unabated. We've mused plenty on its Ultrapixel camera, but we're not going to refuse improvements, which is good, because that's exactly what HTC's offering its European customers. An incoming software update for existing handsets promises...
HTC One gets camera update, improves HDR images and audio recording
AT&T to start offering HD Voice this year

T-Mobile's LTE ambitions get real: network expansion, the BlackBerry Z10 and an OTA update for the Galaxy Note II

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AT&T's failed acquisition was the best thing to ever happen to T-Mobile. As a consequence of the failed merger, the fourth place wireless carrier received AWS spectrum in over 100 markets, a cash payout in the billions and an extensive roaming agreement with Ma Bell. All of which pushed...
T-Mobile's LTE ambitions get real: network expansion, the BlackBerry Z10 and an OTA update for the Galaxy Note II

Alleged press shots out LG Optimus F5 as Verizon's mid-range Lucid 2

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About a week ago, we went hands-on with LG's new mid-range LTE-capable Optimus F5 and F7 smartphones at MWC. At the time it was unknown where these handsets would land in the US, but it appears that we now have the goods on the former. According to a pair...
Alleged press shots out LG Optimus F5 as Verizon's mid-range Lucid 2

China Says Google Controls Too Much Of The Country's Smartphone Sector

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Google Inc has too much control over China's smartphone industry via its Android mobile operating system and has discriminated against some local firms, the technology ministry said in a white paper. The white paper, authored by the research arm of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology,...
China Says Google Controls Too Much Of The Country's Smartphone Sector

Nigeria's BlackBerry addiction offers hope for Research in Motion

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In Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, Africa's three biggest economies, BlackBerrys outsold smartphone competitors this quarter"What's your BB pin?"The question is the ultimate social status badge for many young, urban Nigerians. Standing in front of a row of gleaming BlackBerry handsets in a Lagos phone shop, sales assistant Remi Olajuwon...
Nigeria's BlackBerry addiction offers hope for Research in Motion
Some huge, some small, all over the place: the Android phones of MWC
The state of the smartphone

Bendy phones 'to appear in 2013'

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The first wave of handsets with flexible screens...
Bendy phones 'to appear in 2013'
Hands On With LG And Google's First Smartphone Collaboration, The Nexus 4

CES 2013: Smartphones roundup

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Smartphones at CES? Believe it or not, the mobile industry had a somewhat unremarkable presence at this year's show, as key handsets were few and far between. Most phone makers are much more keen to announce flagship devices at either Mobile World Congress in February or their own press...
CES 2013: Smartphones roundup
Interview: How News Corp's Times will use cheap tablets to sell content

Samsung Galaxy S 4 preview: a flagship with some familiar roots

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You say you want a revolution? Too bad, because this Galaxy smartphone update is just that... an update. Samsung's newly unveiled Galaxy S 4 is an incremental step up, an evolution less "inspired by nature" and more by last year's GS III. Don't believe us? Just take a look...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 preview: a flagship with some familiar roots

Google gets a place at the NFC top table, joining the NFC Forum board of directors

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Google has upgraded its membership of the NFC Forum, giving it a place on the organization’s board of directors. The NFC Forum was founded in 2004 as a non-profit industry body aimed at encouraging advances in Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies. Google joined in March 2011 as a ‘Principal’ level...
Google gets a place at the NFC top table, joining the NFC Forum board of directors

Your Galaxy S IV Will Probably Be Plastic, And That's For The Best, Says Samsung VP

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We’re just over a week away from the Galaxy S IV’s official unveiling in New York City, and the pieces are starting to fall into place. Sure, we still don’t know what the thing is going to look like, but persistent rumors have pegged the device as sporting the same...
Your Galaxy S IV Will Probably Be Plastic, And That's For The Best, Says Samsung VP

Rocket Internet's Mobile Payments Startup Payleven Expands Android Support Outside Germany: App Now Also In UK, Italy, Poland

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More news in the European mobile payment dongle space this morning: Rocket Internet’s Payleven is expanding the availability of its Android app — previously only offered in Germany — to three more markets: the U.K., Italy and Poland, where the app can now be downloaded from Google’s Play Store. Payleven’s...
Rocket Internet's Mobile Payments Startup Payleven Expands Android Support Outside Germany: App Now Also In UK, Italy, Poland

HTC, Huawei, LG and Samsung join Power Matters Alliance, AT&T pledges wireless charging by 2014

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The Power Matters Alliance (PMA) just scored another major boost. AT&T has announced that it will integrate wireless charging within select smartphones by 2014. Those TBA handsets may be manufactured by BlackBerry, ZTE, or any of the organization's latest members: HTC, Huawei, LG and Samsung. Notably absent is Apple,...
HTC, Huawei, LG and Samsung join Power Matters Alliance, AT&T pledges wireless charging by 2014

Sony unveils new low-end Xperia L and mid-range Xperia SP Android smartphones, launching Q2 2013

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Sony has announced two new Android smartphones today that will join its Xperia range later this year – the Xperia SP and the Xperia L. Both are designed to fill out the refreshed portfolio kicked off by thehigh-profile launch of the Xperia Z, Sony’s 5-inch flagship Android device with LTE...
Sony unveils new low-end Xperia L and mid-range Xperia SP Android smartphones, launching Q2 2013

ZTE deal to pay Microsoft Android royalties leaves Motorola exposed

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Deal with Chinese handset maker means 80% of Android smartphone sellers in US are covered and 'majority' worldwide by patent deal - but will Google subsidiary sign?Chinese handset maker ZTE has signed a deal to pay Microsoft royalties on every device that uses Google's Android and Chrome OS software, a...
ZTE deal to pay Microsoft Android royalties leaves Motorola exposed

Swype takes SwiftKey head on, debuting on Google Play

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Swype and SwiftKey have long competed for Android users’ attention, each proffering their own version of an intelligent touchscreen keyboards. But SwiftKey has always had a big advantage: easy availability. Anyone can go to Google Play and download the SwiftKey software onto their Android smartphones or tablets. Swype’s maker Nuance...
Swype takes SwiftKey head on, debuting on Google Play

Google Play adds Private channel hosting for internal enterprise apps

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It's not just IT departments the world over that've adjusted to the burgeoning BYOD (bring your own device) movement, it's Google, too. Responding to the increase in Android handsets now used in the enterprise space, Mountain View's announced the availability of a private Play store channel meant solely for...
Google Play adds Private channel hosting for internal enterprise apps

Nokia's maps app soars from No.101 to No.32 in iOS App Store in just 15 minutes

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Nokia (NOK) managed to get its HERE Maps app to Apple’s App Store about 3-4 weeks faster than had been expected. This means it beats Google (GOOG) in offering a much-needed mapping solution for the iPhone 5. And iOS device users are enthusiastic: the HERE Maps app moved to No.101 on...
Nokia's maps app soars from No.101 to No.32 in iOS App Store in just 15 minutes

Lumia handset sales rise puts Nokia back in the smartphone race

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Finnish manufacturer reports 27% increase in demand for its touch screen phone but some analysts remain scepticalNokia appears to be edging back into the smartphone race, after reporting a 27% rise in sales of the Lumia touch screen handsets on which chief executive Stephen Elop has staked the future of...
Lumia handset sales rise puts Nokia back in the smartphone race

Acer announces Liquid E2 smartphone with quad-core processor, optional dual-SIM slots

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We haven't heard much from Acer on the smartphone front since it announced a pair of handsets at Mobile World Congress, but the company's now back with another that it hopes will improve its standing in markets outside North America: the Liquid E2. Expectedly, this one is an update...
Acer announces Liquid E2 smartphone with quad-core processor, optional dual-SIM slots

Nokia Shares Are Tanking On Awful Earnings

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - A big fall in sales of Nokia's basic phones overshadowed a stronger performance from its Lumia smartphones in the first quarter, and it said it expected operating margins to deteriorate, sending its shares tumbling. The Finnish mobile phone maker also reported an unexpected fall in sales at...
Nokia Shares Are Tanking On Awful Earnings
Samsung's 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega is real, and real big

Windows Phone 7.8: After Months Of Silence On WP7′s Last Ever Update, Microsoft Says "We Hope To Share More Details In The Near Future"

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Windows Phone fans have had a plethora of news about Windows Phone 8 in recent weeks, with the WP8 launch event taking place at the end of October and shiny new phone hardware finding its way into shops. But when it comes to Windows Phone 7.8 — the last ever...
Windows Phone 7.8: After Months Of Silence On WP7′s Last Ever Update, Microsoft Says "We Hope To Share More Details In The Near Future"

How to buy a cell phone

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Few tools of modern technology have become as prevalent as the cell phone, which allows you to be in touch from almost anywhere, almost all the time. And you can do more than just talk: Today's phones let you send and receive email and text messages, surf the Web,...
How to buy a cell phone

See Ya, Symbian: Q4 Was The "Last Meaningful Quarter For Symbian Sales" Says Nokia

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Nokia is slowly turning around its ailing mobile handset business and today that effort had a nice fillip, by way of some revised figures in which it “exceeded expectations” for Q4 sales. Within that, Nokia says that in Q4 it sold 4.4 million Lumia devices — exactly twice as many...
See Ya, Symbian: Q4 Was The "Last Meaningful Quarter For Symbian Sales" Says Nokia
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