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Orange backs off 2013 plan for Tizen smartphones

Operator Orange no longer wants to predict when the first Tizen phones will arrive, and Samsung Electronics is also mum on its progress.

Lumia 1520

Nokia's Lumia 1520, the first 1080p Windows Phone phablet, gets release details

Nokia's king-sized smartphone is coming to AT&T and AT&T alone in the U.S.

Apple China iPhone 5S

iPhone 5s props up Apple's market share in China, but Samsung still leads

With the arrival of the iPhone 5s, Apple regained its spot among the top five smartphone makers in China during the third quarter.

Xfinity TV Go

Hands On: Comcast's Xfinity TV Go app finally treats Android users like adults again

With the terrific new Comcast app, Android and iPhone users can finally enjoy a mix of live streaming, TV, and movies on their phones and tablets.

BlackBerry's new strategy: Turn away money, get rid of its CEO

With its last gasping breath, the once-revered mobile company is making some very questionable business decisions. Where can it even go from here?

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Heins out as BlackBerry CEO, as struggling phone maker takes $1 billion loan

BlackBerry will take a loan from its principal shareholder and name John S. Chen chairman and interim CEO

smartphones

Smartphone sales increase sets record in third quarter

Smartphone shipments grew by 9% in the third quarter, a record for a single quarter, which continues a record-setting trend, research firm IDC said.

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Google nexus 5

Nexus 5 first impressions: It's the software, stupid

Google's newest handset may have ho-hum hardware, but that KitKat sure is tasty.

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KitKat is bad news for Mozilla and Nokia in battle for entry level smartphones

Google has paid extra attention to Android's performance, which may be good news for consumers and developers, but a problem for competitors.

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Galaxy Nexus won't get Android KitKat

Google appears to have set parameters for how long it will support its devices, and the news isn't good.

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Google Nexus 5

Nexus 5 arrives with super-sized screen, boosted battery

We have all the details on the new Kit Kat-powered smartphone from Google.

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FAA

FAA now allows gadgets during takeoff, landing, and everywhere in-between

Get ready to use your smartphone without fear—the FAA is reversing its rule about the use of electronic devices.

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Intel slide

Intel gets serious about 4G LTE with new chip

The ZMM 7160 processor lets phones and tablets connect to 4G LTE networks in North America, Asia, and Europe.

How Samsung will convert you to its mobile app theology

At Samsung's first inaugural Samsung Developers Conference, "Google" wasn't uttered even once.

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3D Scan Test

Every existing smartphone and tablet can now be a 3D scanner

Microsoft research team claims it has devised a way to turn 2D images into a 3D renderings in less than two minutes.