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Nokia finalized a sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft last year for $7.2 billion, and though it was reported that Microsoft negotiated the rights to use the Nokia brand on mobile products for the next decade, by November of 2014... Read more...
OnePlus turned a lot of heads last year when it announced the OnePlus One, a $299 (16GB) or $349 (64GB) off-contract handset with high-end hardware and features. The only problem was, you needed an invite to get one. Fast forward to now, a year... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge — the very essence of HOT hardware in the smartphone space today — will go on sale in Japan this Thursday (April 23) without the company's logo on the devices, and will instead sport the monikers 'Docomo... Read more...
Don't sweat it if you've never heard of the Oslo until now. It's a forthcoming handset from BlackBerry that the Canadian company quietly announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and it hasn't made many headlines. Well, until now, that is. And the... Read more...
There's been a lot of chatter and speculation as to how many Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices Samsung has racked up in pre-orders and how many combined units it will ship by the end of the year. However, they've mostly come from outside sources... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a bit of an acquired taste. Think of beer -- most people either love a good bottle of suds or find it repulsive. So it goes with Legere, though no matter which side of the... Read more...
As has become the norm in the smartphone era, major manufacturers are seemingly expected to launch a new version of their flagship phone annually. On top of that, the average consumer clearly expects greater improvements and features with each... Read more...
You could be forgiven for thinking that Microsoft's mission these days is to equip everyone with low-cost Nokia handsets. In reality, Microsoft has bigger goals in mind, though certainly that's been a major focus lately (especially in emerging... Read more...
We’ve heard quite a bit about Google’s plans to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) over the past few months. The project, which is operating under the codename Nova, will “[push] the... Read more...
It doesn't happen very often, but every once in awhile, a company will say or do something that makes you cringe. Chinese tech firm Leshi TV is the most recent example, having put out an advertisement that compared Apple to Hitler, complete with a... Read more...
Up to this point, the wireless wars have been mostly fought with more flexible smartphone plans that either offer more data or lower prices. Sprint, however, has demonstrated an ability to think outside the box by offering to cut customers'... Read more...
How many pixels can you cram on a smartphone display? A whole bunch, is our technical answer. As proof of this, Sharp announced the creation of the world's first (and of course only) 5.5-inch mobile display with an Ultra HD 4K resolution. Yes... Read more...
It was supposed to be during a scheduled media event on April 28 that LG would show the world its forthcoming G4 handset in all its glory, but then came that awkward moment when some dude who built a following by leaking information and press images... Read more...
In the past couple of years, the high-end Android smartphone market in the US has largely been dominated by Samsung, LG, and HTC. Although Sony continues to compete in the mobile market, Verizon Wireless customers haven’t seen a Sony-branded phone... Read more...
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