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Smartphone thefts plummet after kill-switch introduction

Thefts and robberies of smartphones fell in three big cities with iPhones leading the pack


The first Ubuntu Phone is finally launching next week

The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition will launch in Europe via flash sales, though it's unclear why you'd want one.


Apple now neck-and-neck with Samsung after monster quarter

As iPhone 6 propelled Apple, Samsung sales dropped because of competition in China.

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Xiaomi Mi Note hands-on: Lighter, narrower, and sleeker than the iPhone 6 Plus

The Xiaomi Mi Note has an impressively thin design.

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ZTE attacks US prepaid phone market with massive $200 phablet

The Grand Max X Plus arrives on Cricket Wireless on Friday.

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HTC's flagship Desire 826 smartphone makes every picture count

HTC's Desire 826 has a full 5.5-inch HD screen, and the UltraPixel camera

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YotaPhone 2 hands-on: This dual-screen phone is downright exciting but staggeringly expensive

But the YotaPhone 2's price tag is its Achilles heel

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Dirt-cheap laptops might be this year's stocking stuffer

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise commodity-priced laptops and tablets, while the biggest-ticket items may be in the smallest packages: smartphones.

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Samsung plans to slash its smartphone lineup by nearly a third in 2015

As profits plummet, Samsung's rethinking its 'more is more' approach to smartphones

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Fujitsu hides secret messages for smartphones inside LED light sources

Just aim a smartphone camera at a lit object and an app calls up relevant information

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Supremely svelte Oppo R5 claims 'world's thinnest smartphone' crown

But a package that tiny requires compromises, as it has paltry storage and no headset jack.

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Nokia name will live on in Microsoft's entry-level phones

A company executive said the first 'Microsoft Lumia' device will be announced soon.

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Kill switch semi-engaged: Android Lollipop gets factory reset password protection

To discourage thievery, users will need to log in before wiping their smartphones