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Mobile devices: Are data-only plans the future?

The future of the cell phone is unknown territory. Whether the next generation of smart phones comes in the form of a Jetsons watch (as in Android Wear) or a device worn like…


Sharp Officially Enters Philippine Smartphone Market with the SH530U

Popular Japanese consumer brand Sharp has officially entered the robust Philippine smartphone market with the official unveiling of the SH530U.

A worker uses a computer at the reception of office in this file photo. (Photo credit: AP)

Google Accused of Blocking Alibaba-Powered Handset

Alibaba has blamed Google for blocking the launch of a smartphone powered by the Chinese firm’s operating system.

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Microsoft to Add Staff, R&D in China in Push for Mobile Dominance

Microsoft to hire more than 1,000 new employees in China & boost R&D spending by 15% in an effort to catch up with Apple & Google in the mobile Internet market.


Apple-Samsung Case: Date Set for Hearing Over Phone Ban

Apple’s legal motion to have some Samsung mobile phones banned in the US will now be heard in court in December.

People walk past by banners advertising Samsung and Apple's smart phones at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. A U.S. jury’s $1 billion verdict against Samsung for what rival Apple claimed was the illegal copying of its iPhone and iPad designs signals a turning point for the South Korean electronics giant known for its prowess in adapting the innovations of others and nimbly executing production. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Apple Victory Means Soul-Searching for Samsung

Samsung needs to recreate itself as an innovator, not an imitator. The switch will be more challenging and time-consuming than shortcuts Samsung used to take.

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500,000 Android Smartphones in China Infected with SMS-Sending Malware

A report by security company TrustGo says that Android app marketplaces in China are vulnerable to malware, including trojans that send premium SMS messages.

Xiaomi Mi2

Xiaomi Mi2 Launched, But Will it Also Sell Outside of China?

Xiaomi has just made its much-anticipated launch of the Mi2 smartphone, promising impressive specs at a low price.

Models display the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone during a news conference in Hong Kong in this file photo. Google is rolling out Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" updates to Nexus devices starting today. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung).

Android Jelly Bean Now Rolling Out to Nexus Devices

Google has started uploading the latest version of its Android system to users’ smartphones.

(AP Photo/Hye Soo Nah).

Samsung Tips Record-High Profit for Q2 2012

Smartphones powered Samsung Electronics Co. to record quarterly earnings, mostly fueled by Galaxy smartphone sales.


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