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Nokia wins UK sales ban on the HTC One Mini

HTC has until the end of the week to appeal a sals ban on the HTC One Mini in the UK.

Fairphone to ship first batch of socially-conscious smartphones on Dec. 23

Despite production problems, Dutch company Fairphone is getting ready to ship the first batch of its green smartphones, which have been developed with as much conflict-free materials as possible.

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Brisk holiday shopping expected, much of it mobile

Holiday e-commerce is expected to jump as much as 17 percent this year over 2012, and much of the action will come from mobile devices.

Black Friday free-phone offers: Are the deals real?

Plenty of retailers will offer phones for free on Black Friday—but only some of these deals are worth it.

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Nokia targets low-end Android competitors with two new Asha smartphones

The flagship Asha 503 model is available in countries such as France, Italy, the UK and Portugal.

15 Black Friday doorbuster tech deals that are worth the money

Not every Black Friday tech sale is worth it. Here are the ones that are.

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Nokia expands low-end push with Lumia 525

Nokia is hoping that availability of its low-end Lumia 525 in countries like China and Russia will soon give its smartphone sales a boost.

BlackBerry increases Android app support

Some Android apps will run directly on BlackBerry phones starting next year.

Black Friday doorbuster deals: The TVs, phones, and PCs that aren't total ripoffs

We evaluate specs and prices to help you make your Black Friday deal-buying count.

Judge refuses to stay Apple-Samsung lawsuit pending patent review

Samsung wanted the court to stay a damages retrial pending reexamination of an Apple patent, but a judge said no.

Black Friday: The truth about its dubious deals

How retailers manipulate prices and products to get you in the door.

11 tech products we couldn't live without

Whether beautiful, fast, useful, or just plain fun, this is tech we can all appreciate.

How to switch from iPhone to Android in 4 easy steps, courtesy of Google's chairman

"Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android," says Eric Schmidt, so he wrote a guide explaining how to migrate from Apple to the Android Army.

FCC's in-flight cellphone plan carries a lot of baggage

The FCC is scheduled to discuss the subject at its next public meeting on Dec. 12. If the agency adopts the rule, it will be up to airlines to install the onboard cells and decide the usage parameters.

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FCC proposes to allow mid-flight phone calls, ruining air travel for everyone

Soon, being stuck in a middle seat may be the least of your inconveniences, as your fellow passengers gab ceaselessly on their smartphones.

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