A new low-power, long-range version of Wi-Fi that bolsters Internet of Things (IoT) connections will be dubbed Wi-Fi HaLow.
Global smartphone market growth is slowing down, increasing by just 9.8 percent this year -- the first time growth has slowed into the single digits, IDC said.
The device is roughly the size of a carton of cigarettes and has seven different ports.
Consumers are holding on to their tablets, laptops and smartphones for longer periods, leading Gartner to predict a 1% contraction in shipments of all types of devices globally this year.
The Lumia 950 XL phone, with a 5.7-in. display, will reportedly be announced in September or October alongside the Lumia 950, with a 5.2-in. display.
Speculation is that a formal announcement of Windows 10 Mobile smartphones will occur in September, with shipments starting in October.
T-Mobile on Thursday announced that there would be no added charges for its U.S.-based Simple Choice customers when they call, text or use data to Mexico and Canada or when traveling there.
Sprint and T-Mobile separately defended their smartphone and tablet unlocking policies on Wednesday, after an independent researcher said they needed to be improved.
Samsung on Thursday announced a free My Knox service that can synchronize email and contacts with a desktop computer, as well as two premium services for businesses.
Wi-Fi's not always available on trains during rush hour, and Amtrak wants to solve that problem.
Product reviews and comparisons so far mainly feature smartwatches, activity trackers and wearable cameras
But can Microsoft's digital assistant ever match the savvy of the Halo character by the same name?
Move follows Galaxy S5 with fingerprint reader
Sony is on a quest to duplicate earlier successes like its storied Walkman, but its Xperia smartphones could face troubles cracking a crowded market.
Mobile data traffic is expected to grow by 61 percent annually into 2018, and wearables will increasingly play a role, Cisco researchers estimate.
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