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Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft's Surface 2: Spec showdown

Two roughly $500 Windows RT tablets with optional keyboard accessories enter the ring. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! ...or is there room for peaceful coexistence?

Microsoft ships Surface 2 tablets to lukewarm reviews

Microsoft launched its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets at midnight Tuesday morning. Early reviews of the tablet were favorable, though not overly enthusiastic.

The other tablet: How the Surface 2 beats the iPad

Apple's iPad may be more well-rounded, but the Surface 2 and Windows RT 8.1 win screens-down for Office-centric productivity.

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Nokia super-sizes its Lumia lineup with the 1520 phablet and 2520 tablet

Everyone else has a giant phone and a 10-inch tablet, why not Nokia too?

LG hints at pending Chrome OS devices with trademark filings

LG's move for Chrome trademarks in the U.S. and Australia may mean LG Chrome devices are on the company's plate.

Nokia counts on larger screens to help keep up momentum

In what could turn out to be its last big event before Microsoft takes over, Nokia on Tuesday is expected to add large-screen smartphones and a tablet to its Lumia family as well as upgrade its portfolio of low-cost smartphones.

8 mobile OS features you saw on Android first

If your phone has free turn-by-turn navigation, LTE, or multitasking, you should thank Android.

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The 20 greatest milestones of Android's first five years

We're celebrating the birthday of everyone's favorite little green robot by taking a look back at its first half-decade.

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Mobile device sales may slow, prompting deals, analysts say

As growth slows and vendors make less money on each sale, mobile operators will need to identify other services and perks to make money, according to researchers at Ovum.

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SoftBank to take over mobile distributor Brightstar for $1.26B

Privately held Brightstar, based in Miami, is not a well-known name but plays a key role in the mobile phone business in the U.S. and other countries

Samsung's California designers shaping next year's products

Samsung Design America, based in San Francisco, says it taps into startup culture for insights

AT&T to offer $5 day pass for mobile data on tablets

To reach more customers, AT&T will offer tablet users a $5 day-pass for mobile data; it's also offering a $25 prepaid plan for 1GB of data over three months.

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5G will have to do more than just speed up your phone, Ericsson says

A 5G mobile standard isn’t in formal development yet and isn’t likely to be in commercial networks until 2020, according to an industry executive. However, 5G should deliver 10 times the speed of 4G.