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Asus crosses smartphone, tablet to make PadFone Infinity, Fonepad

Asus' latest mobile offerings -- on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona -- include a tablet-sized smartphone and a phone that wants to be a tablet.

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Firefox OS brings the Chrome approach to smartphones

Previewed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla's mobile operating system is entirely Web-based, making it similar to Google's Chrome OS.

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Hands on with Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet

Samsung rolled out an 8-inch tablet in advanced of Mobile World Congress, and we've had a chance to play around with the Galaxy Note 8.0. Here are some first impressions of the tablet.

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Samsung sticks with the stylus for new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet

Just before the start of Mobile World Congress 2013, Samsung has taken the wraps off an 8-inch Android tablet with a pressure-sensitive pen like the one found on its Note II smartphone and Note 10.1 tablet.

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BlackBerry takes on the smartphone world

BlackBerry has a new name, a new look, and two new phones. Can these major changes save the company?

Google gives developers an early hands-on with Project Glass

Google announces two hackathons where developers can get early access to Project Glass.

Toshiba declares war on cables with TransferJet

The gadgets company puts its own spin on wire-free device-to-device transfer, and it's really fast.

Clarity Ensemble phone for the elderly captions calls on the fly

A phone for the hard of hearing might sound like a flawed premise, but Clarity's Ensemble seems like a good fit for the elderly and hard of hearing.

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T-Mobile CEO calls AT&T New York network 'crap'

The T-Mobile honcho came out firing at CES, adding that the T-Mo LTE network will be done by year-end.

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Audi and Nvidia bringing Tegra-powered in-dash systems to the U.S.

The Tegra chip powers Audi's "MIB" in-dash infotainment system, which will debut in 2014 models in the U.S.

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Sony Xperia Z smartphone has impressive camera, can survive a dip in the bath (video)

Sony's latest smartphone offering, the Xperia Z boasts a 5-inch display, 13-megapixel camera, and water-resistant features.

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CES: The phones have left the building

Smartphones say sayonara to CES and move on to other gadget shows.

Hands on with the Pantech Discover smartphone (video)

Pantech packs a lot of value into this little $50 phone.

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Meet Huawei's supersize Ascend Mate handset (video)

It's bigger than other smartphones, smaller than a tablet. Huawei's Ascend Mate makes the Galaxy Note look small.

CES: Smart appliances, big TVs on deck at LG (video)

LG’s 2013 product lineup includes NFC-equipped home appliances and a $12,000 TV

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