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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

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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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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 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.

HTC One

UK court: HTC One infringes on Nokia patent

HTC plans to appeal the ruling, which says a number of the company's devices -- including the flagship HTC One smartphone -- infringe on a Nokia mobile networks standard patent.

Orange adds extra hand holding features to new smartphones

The European carrier wants to convince more users that smartphones aren't hard to use.

Apple iPhone 5s battery issue could result in reduced battery life

Apple is reaching out to owners of the iPhone 5s because of a manufacturing issue that could result in reduced battery life.

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Project Ara

Motorola's Project Ara may make upgrading a phone's hardware as easy as downloading an app

This ambitious open source approach has the potential to crowdsource phones to greatness.