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Start-up Leia to demo Star Wars-inspired hologram display technology next week

Potential applications include maps, games and video conferencing, the company says. And the technology can even be integrated into smartphones.

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Network activity tips Microsoft's MWC Windows Phone lineup, but no flagship in sight

Signs of low-cost and mid-range Windows Phones emerge, including a budget phablet for AT&T.

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Android gains share, iOS falls in 2014 smartphone OS market

Sales of iOS devices, however, increased 25.6 percent. Blackberry also lost market share in 2014, IDC found..

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T-Mobile's new software update meter tracks Android update progress

You can now use the site to find out if an update is in testing or on its way to your phone.

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Samsung holds smartphone lead in India, Apple trails

Indian vendors are, however, closing in on Samsung

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Japan's curious love for old-school flip-phones continues

Smartphone shipments fell in Japan while those of feature phones are up, another sign that older devices won't go away

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Samsung acquires LoopPay, further fragmenting the mobile payments market

As if Android doesn't already have enough apps that let you tap-and-pay, now Samsung will make one of those methods proprietary.

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Sprint and T-Mobile defend unlocking policies following criticism

Sprint and T-Mobile separately defended their smartphone and tablet unlocking policies on Wednesday, after an independent researcher said they needed to be improved.

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Sony doubles down on PlayStation, but may sacrifice phones, TVs

It looks increasingly likely that Sony will exit both its TV and smartphone businesses as part of a restructuring plan outlined today by Sony executives in Japan.

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Android 5.1 inbound? Next major Android release will launch in March, says HTC exec

It may have been a slip of the tongue that's giving us a clue to when we may see a tastier version of Lollipop.

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Thinking about buying a used smartphone? You're not alone

Sales of refurbished devices are expected to more than double in the next three years

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Qualcomm's new chips will bring high-end features to dirt-cheap smartphones

Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 620 and 618 are 64-bit smartphone chips using ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU core.

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BlackBerry sues Typo again over latest version of add-on keyboard

BlackBerry claims the Typo2 Keyboard copies its designs and patents