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Samsung hires the former co-president of Jony Ive's design firm

Lee Don-tae may be a man with credentials, but whether he can do wonderful things for Samsung's product design is another thing entirely.

World Tech Update - Samsung rumored to buy BlackBerry, Detroit Motor Show and an iPhone killer

Coming up on World Tech Update Samsung is rumored to want to buy BlackBerry, we take a look at the new cars and concepts at the North American International Auto Show and China's Xiaomi debuts a phone that is thinner, lighter and cheaper than Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

Xiaomi's new phablet seeks to outdo Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

The handset maker unveiled its Xiaomi Note in Beijing Thursday. It has a 5.7-inch screen and is a fraction of a millimeter thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Xiaomi's new phablet seeks to outdo Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

The new phablet, called the Xiaomi Note, will arrive Jan. 27.

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Google cooks up a food-truck model to sell Project Ara smartphones

The first Project Ara trucks will be deployed in Puerto Rico

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Report: Sony CEO ponders selling off Xperia mobile division

Even though Sony is making some excellent Android hardware, it may not be enough to stave off staggering losses.

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Spec showdown: Microsoft's Lumia 532 makes more sense than Samsung's Tizen-based Z1

Both smartphones cost below $100, but some tough choices have been made to get there

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Samsung's first Tizen phone is finally here: The $92 Z1

The Z1, besides focusing on entertainment, addresses a growing concern about personal security in India

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Google's Lego-like Project Ara smartphone to get a hardware store

The Ara Module Marketplace store will sell hardware modules that can be snapped on to the Project Ara smartphone.

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HTC One M8 running Android Lollipop leaks in YouTube video

Lollipop’s new multitasking cards and revamped notification center blend right in with HTC’s Sense.

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Samsung bringing a lighter touch of the wiz in Galaxy S6, says report

The company may be working on a less resource-intensive TouchWiz that looks more akin to stock Android.

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Samsung brings the metal with svelte, octa-core Galaxy A7 smartphone

It has an all-metal build and solid camera, though many of the other specs are decidedly mid-range.

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4G speeds increase as LTE-Advanced becomes more common

Compatible smartphones will become cheaper and more plentiful as time goes on.

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What CES told us about this year's smartphone trends

New products from LG and Asus highlight how smartphones will change inside and out.

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Verizon begins selling Galaxy Note Edge off-contract for $150 less than rival carriers

You may still need a small loan for Samsung’s curvy phone, but this is the best offer going if you’re set on getting one.