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Apple hits Samsung at home, where it hurts

With China and Japan in its pocket, Apple is gaining in South Korea.

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Samsung's smartphone business sees a huge drop in profits

The operating profit of its mobile business dropped 64 percent in the fourth quarter.

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Boosted by iPhone 6 sales, Apple ties with Samsung for top smartphone rank

Samsung is losing market share to Apple and Chinese vendors.

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Leaked: HTC One M9 could have a second phablet-size model with a home button

Or is it a fingerprint reader? Either way, it'd be a first for HTC phones. That, plus the superthin bezels also leaked, could bring the phones into parity with the iPhone 6 product line.

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Good wants to manage your smartphones for $3 a month, per user

The company's new Mangement Suite also includes a secure browser and an enterprise app store

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Report: Sony abandons plans for Xperia Z4 launch at Mobile World Congress

Instead the newest flagship may wait until summer, an effort by Sony to dial back its accelerated release cycle.

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Mobile World Congress rumor mill churns with reports of better screens, cameras

New flagship smartphones are getting 1440x2560-pixel screens

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Report: HTC One M9 test unit decoy conceals design changes, slimmed down bezel

The new phone could have a nearly edge-to-edge display with just enough room for those BoomSound speakers and a front-facing camera.

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Motorola returns to the Chinese market with a focus on smartphone design

The company is positioning itself as a design-centric brand rather than a cost-effective one.

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How Apple ruined Motorola's Nexus 6 fingerprint sensor plans

Motorola’s former CEO says after the buyout nobody else was capable of producing a good enough sensor to use in Google's giant phone.

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Modular smartphones could be repurposed as computer clusters

Circular Devices is already thinking beyond just its Puzzlephone concept

Motorola returns to China, touts phone customization

Motorola is back in China after a two year hiatus and it's hoping that smartphone customization is the way to win over customers in a crowded marketplace.

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HTC One M8 Google Play Edition disappears from the Play Store

This could be the end of the line for Google Play Edition devices, which brought stock Android to non-Nexus smartphones.

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Chinese smartphone brands conquer more of the market in 2014

Samsung and Apple, however, remained the two leading brands