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Pay $5 more, get four times the data with T-Mobile's revised Simple Starter plan

Wireless carriers continue to one-up each other, as T-Mobile boosts the data offered through its entry-level wireless plan to 2GB.

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Up close with the Aquos Crystal phone and its edge-to-edge screen

Sharp's skinny bezel Aquos Crystal smartphone is launching in the U.S. on Sprint and its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

World Tech Update: Microsoft, Samsung hope new phones will drive sales

Microsoft and Samsung introduce new smartphones, a high-ech helmet goes on sale, and tech CEOs join the ice bucket challenge.

Latest OnePlus One update kills battery life, fix is on the way

CyanogenMod says it is working on pushing out a fix.

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Android, iOS gobble up even more global smartphone share

So do the math: If Android and iOS have more share, that means Windows Phone and its competitors have even less share than before. Less than 3 percent, according to IDC.

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Moto 360, Moto X+1 may finally appear September 4

A Motorola press invite teases what could be the anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch and successors to the Moto X and Moto G.

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha with a new design approach

Samsung's latest smartphone tries to catch up to higher-end devices with more robust design and construction.

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Samsung pins its hopes on Galaxy Alpha's metal frame

The launch of the metal-framed addition to the Galaxy lineup comes as phone shipments have dropped for Samsung.

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OnePlus decides the best way to sell its phone is to ask women to degrade themselves

The company pulls its own misandrist faux pas with its "Ladies First" campaign, which asks women to post selfies of themselves in the official forums.

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Galaxy Note 4 images leak ahead of launch

Samsung's newest phablet looks to have snuck into the wild before its official unveiling in September.

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FCC doesn't buy Verizon's throttling rationale, wants all carriers to explain themselves

Mobile carriers have some explainin' to do.

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FCC requires text-to-911 from carriers, apps

The commission votes to require mobile carriers and texting apps to adopt text-to-911 functionality

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Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state

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Motorola executive confirms: Moto X will get Android L

As expected, the Moto X will live on when Google pushes out the newest version of Android in the fall.

on greenbot.com

Friendly skies likely to remain that way, as feds look to keep ban on in-flight mobile calls

All signs point to the U.S. Department of Transportation putting the kibosh on allowing you to make calls during flights. That's bad news for hard-charging road warriors, but great news for anyone seated around them.

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