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Microsoft's phones don't infringe patents, U.S. ITC rules

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Microsoft's mobile devices don't infringe on patents relating to wireless standards, reversing a previous determination in the case.

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Report: New LG Nexus 5 to launch by end of September with Snapdragon 808 and 1080p display

The device is said to have a 5.2-inch screen, a 1080p display, and join the USB Type-C revolution.

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Report: Leaked Sony Xperia Z5 video shows off 4K screen

It would be the first smartphone with a resolution this high, though whether that's even necessary is a whole other matter.

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T-Mobile threatens to impose limited plans on data 'thieves'

T-Mobile USA is going after data thieves, which it says are taking advantage of the company's unlimited high-speed data plan through excessive tethering.

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Smartwatches, smartphones and TVs vie for IFA spotlight

Consumer electronics companies are ready to rumble at Berlin's huge IFA technology trade show.

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Apple, Samsung battle to the end over damages payment

It may take some time for Apple to see any damages from its patent infringement dispute against Samsung Electronics.


Mirrativ app can live stream anything on your phone

Mobile gaming giant DeNA has released Mirrativ, a live streaming app that allows any content on a smartphone screen to be broadcast.

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Ex-Apple CEO Sculley's new firm preps stylish budget phones for Asia

Obi Worldphone, a company founded by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley has launched a set of low-cost yet stylish smartphones aimed for emerging wireless markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Samsung Pay beta is now open for testers

The beta isn't available yet if you're on Verizon, however, and there's a fairly limited selection of supported banks.

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Fire Phone's flop may jeopardize Amazon's future hardware endeavors

Amazon's laying off engineers and stopping new products in their tracks after the Fire Phone's epic failure.


Lumia Windows 10 phones Cityman and Talkman fully revealed in leaked images

In October, Microsoft will likely announce its first flagship Windows phones in more than a year and a half. Here’s what they could look like.

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Wonderfully named LG Rolly is LG's new rollable (but not rubbery) mobile keyboard

Portable keyboards for mobile devices tend to come in either rigid and foldable or rubbery and rollup forms. LG Electronics is launching one that's a bit of both.

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PSA: Don't insert the S Pen into the Note 5 backwards

Unlike previous models of the Note, the S Pen can get stuck rather easily if you insert it the wrong direction.

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Leaked pics hint at new flagship device from ailing HTC

The images suggest a new smartphone that looks eerily similar to an iPhone 6.

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7 reasons why modular smartphones are such a nightmare to develop

Developing modular smartphones is presenting challenges relating to size, performance and price, and at the end of the day there are no guarantees users will want one.