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Verizon Edge trade-in plan now lets you swap phones every month (with a catch)

Verizon tweaked the trade-in timing of its Edge plan, but the cost is still sky-high.

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There's the rub: LG's curved G Flex phone might have bumps in display

LG says the display's wrinkles won't affect performance and can be gently rubbed out.

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NTT DoCoMo puts Tizen phones on hold

The Japanese network operator says local market conditions aren't ripe for a third mobile OS.

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Nokia's Android phone interface sports a Windows Phone look

Looking at the latest leaked interface mockups of Nokia's rumored device, you can't even tell that it's not a Windows Phone.

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Five components that will rock your next smartphone

Processors, memory, screens and sensors are all getting an upgrade, giving you a preview of what to expect from 2014's flagship phones.

Dear Mr. Wheeler: Americans pour their hearts out over in-flight cellphones

As the FCC's official comment period begins, hundreds of people already weighed in.

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HP looks to resuscitate its dying mobile business by heading to India

The company will launch two phablet-sized devices in an emerging market where Samsung and Nokia are on fire.

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NetZero still exists, offers 3G mobile broadband with 4G LTE coming soon

The company's mobile broadband will now work on Sprint's sprawling 3G network, with LTE coming down the line. And it may be a good deal for some customers.

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Motorola brings hands-free texting to Moto X and Droids

Users of these phones can now reply directly to incoming text messages by voice.

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Bing Translator app adds slightly awkward voice feature

Imagine holding your Surface tablet in front of you while asking for directions.

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Researchers: Tech support scammers are targeting mobile users

Researchers from security firm Malwarebytes spotted a tech support scam targeting smartphone and tablet users, while the Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about scams offering tech support refunds.

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So that Nokia Android phone may really be happening

Nokia may still be working on that new low-end Android device, and it may not be so outlandish when you think about it.

Dying BlackBerry recommits to the physical keyboard

BlackBerry rededicates itself to physical keyboards as the company tries to get out of a death spiral.

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Sprint quietly kills One Up, introduces the not-a-misprint "Framily Plan"

Despite having the worst name in telecommunications history, Sprint's Framily Plan is actually a good deal for consumers.

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Motorola is giving away free Chromecasts with new off-contract Moto Xs

Spend $400 on a phone, get a $35 dongle for your TV.

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