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Why are smartphone companies losing their market value? An inside look at the smartphone industry.

Galaxy series sales If your stock portfolio is made up of big mobile technology companies, you’re probably feeling a little worried about the return on your investment recently. Over the past months we’ve seen lots of troubling financial data and weak stock performances from many of the big smartphone companies. The chart below shows the stock performance of a se...

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iTunes Radio: No competition for Spotify or Google Music Service

iTunes radio teaserIn the keynote presentation at WWDC 2013 iTunes Radio was presented alongside iOS 7, Apple's answer to streaming services from Pandora to Spotify, Deezer to Google Play Music All Access. Does iTunes Radio offer more than most of the already established services? Let's take a look into it and compare it to Spotify and Google Play Music All...

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Samsung uses their components business as a weapon against competition

Samsung Logo 645pxSo often, we decry Samsung for being proprietary. Their TouchWiz, apps, and services are all very much geared toward people buying Samsung devices. This isn’t wrong or nefarious, it’s just not what we’d like to see from such a well known brand. Android is proudly open source, and the development community is phenomenal to keep it that way.Whi...

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Courtside Comfort

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March Madness® is here and Dove® Men+Care® is right there with you through all the action.From the last-second shots to the nail-biting upsets, Dove® Men+Care® Courstide Comfort is...

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Insider Forex Strategies

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Forex trading involves dealing in international currencies. Here, one can sell currency of one country to buy that of another. The trader deals in Foreign Exchange [Forex] at the most appropriate time...

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iPhone OS 4.0 vs. the Competition: How Does it Compare? – PC World

Sydney Morning HeraldiPhone OS 4.0 vs. the Competition: How Does it Compare?PC WorldWill Apple's mobile OS take the lead again, or is it only pulling even (for now) with Android and other competitors? Cupertino, Calif. ...Steve Jobs: There's A Porn Store For AndroidPhandroid.comA first pass at iPhone OS 4.0CNETApple launches ad system for m...

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iPhone on Verizon: 4 Reasons to Think Twice – PC World

New Zealand HeraldiPhone on Verizon: 4 Reasons to Think TwicePC WorldThen there's the competition side of the equation: Android-based phones are simply exploding right now, and the slew of newly released options is ...Apple may need Verizon to fend off GoogleBizjournals.comApple May Broaden Smartphone War With Verizon iPhoneTechNewsWorldAn Appl...

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Apple's iPhone on Verizon: 4 Reasons to Think Twice – PC World

DailyTechApple's iPhone on Verizon: 4 Reasons to Think TwicePC WorldThen there's the competition side of the equation: Android-based phones are simply exploding right now, and the slew of newly released options is ...Apple may need Verizon to fend off GoogleBizjournals.comApple May Broaden Smartphone War With Verizon iPhoneTechNewsWorldAn A...

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Rumor: HTC M8 coming in 2014, HTC One refresh later this year, and plastic One to replace Butterfly

HTC OneA new batch of HTC One-related rumors supposedly reveal some of the company’s plans for the following months and next year, with a variety of One models being reportedly in the works.Let’s take a look at them chronologically, at least according to what Pocket-lint has learned from sources familiar with HTC’s plans.Refreshed HTC One in 2013App...

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Leaked document shows Sprint may be changing up their ‘Everything’ plans

sprint changes tosMany considered simplicity to be Sprint’s one redeeming quality, but that could be changing. Phone Arena has been tipped that Sprint may soon be changing things up a bit, offering more variety in their plan structure. The picture, which you’ll see below, outlines a few new options for Sprint customers.These new plans position Sprint closer to ...

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Expect even more smartphone models from Samsung

Samsung LogoSamsung is pretty well known for offering a wide range of products, as well as just its flagship Galaxy smartphones. Recently the company seems to have adopted a trend of offering numerous side models to accompany a new release, such as the Mini, Active, and Google Edition Galaxy S4s. But what if I told you that the company was about to take this ...

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Huawei Ascend P6 now available in the UK

huawei-ascend-p6 Huawei might not be the most popular smartphone brand, but it is still a solid choice. Even better, you usually get reasonably capable specs for considerably less than the competition. With that in mind, consumers in the UK can now get their hands on Huawei’s latest flagship, the Ascend P6. The phone officially touched down last Friday, bringin...

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The G2 is indeed coming on August 7, LG reminds us in teaser video

LG G2 teaser At this point, we’re absolutely positive that the purpose of LG’s August 7 New York event is the launch of the successor to the Optimus G. The G2 (LG is reportedly dropping the “Optimus” brand for its high end devices) will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor and will be the first smartphone to feature 3GB of RAM, at least in the Kore...

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Modest quarter for HTC: profits increased, but failed to meet analysts’ forecast

HTC CEO Peter Chou (4) Credit: HTC Today HTC announced its revenue and profit for the second quarter of 2013, pouring cold water over some market watchers’ hopes for a turnaround. Despite very good performance in May, the overall results in the quarter were dragged down by poor results in April, the month when the One was originally scheduled to launch, and June, whe...

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Sony SmartWatch 2 apparently shipping starting with the week of July 15 in the UK

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony’s recently announced SmartWatch 2 is apparently going to arrive in stock with Clove starting with July 15, according to the UK retailer. The device is already available for pre-order with Clove, which basically said in a blog post that it will ship the first units as soon as they arrive. Furthermore, Clove’s pre-order page now lists the n...

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Colorful Moto X custom backplate covers leaked, including purple, teal and red

Motorola X Phone While the Moto X phone sign-up page is already live on Motorola’s official website, the Google-owned company is still unwilling to divulge more information about the anticipated smartphone. However, thanks to eager sources of leaks regarding the device, we now have a clearer glimpse of what the device’s back side would look like. They&...

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Samsung to invest $4.5 billion in new R&D centers

samsung galaxy s4 top back side aa It seems that the most common complaint about the Galaxy S4, if you have one, is that it’s not really a significant leap ahead of the last generation’s Galaxy S3. “Samsung is turning into Apple” seems to be a not uncommon comparison these days, but perhaps the fact that Samsung is building five new research and development centers will...

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Former Nokia employee aims to create $1,300+ Android-powered ‘adventure smartphones’

Nokia HQ Think that $640 off-contract price for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is expensive? That’s peanuts, at least compared to the $1300 – $6500 that it will cost to bring home upcoming Android handsets from Adaia. If you are now scratching your head wondering who Adaia is, they are a brand new Finnish startup that is lead by a former Nokia employee, Hei...

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Purported HTC One Max (T6) and HTC One Mini sightings keep coming in

HTC OneHTC One It’s not news anymore that HTC is expected to launch two additional handsets part of the One line, a smaller HTC One Mini smartphone to take on all the mid-range minis from the competition, and a HTC One Max flagship device to compete against supersized smartphones, but the devices have been sighted in reportedly leaked carrier docume...

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Report: LG G2 will be the first smartphone with 3GB of RAM, followed by the Note 3

SK Hynix RAM memory chip The LG G2, the successor to the Optimus G2, shapes up to be one beast of a phone. The new Snapdragon 800 version of the Galaxy S4 stole a bit of its limelight by being the world’s first LTE-Advanced device, but LG will still have one “first” to boast about – the world’s first phone with 3GB of RAM. The LG G2 is rumored to hit South Korea...

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Samsung To Launch First Tizen Smartphone Based on Exynos 4

Tizen Tizen is Samsung's own mobile operating system, in case you never heard of it, it's not a weird Asian dish or anything. Samsung is working on Tizen for some time now and according to their Vice President, they will launch their first Tizen based smart phone sometime this year, in August or September. Tizen is an open source operating system base...

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EU to put an end to mobile roaming charges next year

Europe flagImage source: The IndependentIf you’ve travel abroad at any point you’re likely to have incurred a roaming charge whilst using your mobile phone. Over recent years there’s been a concerted effort to bring these costs down across Europe, and after a new European proposal it looks like we could be rid of them for good next year.A group of 27 Eu...

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Oppo Find 5 Mini spotted in multi-color options, should arrive in July

Oppo Find 5Joining the ranks of Samsung and HTC, OPPO Electronics may be preparing the release of a “mini” variant of the well-known Oppo Find 5 handset, and one powerful enough to threaten the competition. According to various leaks, the upcoming variant may feature a quad-core CPU clocked at high frequencies and a display with approximately the ...

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Mad Catz CEO announces new Android gaming console dubbed “Project M.O.J.O.” coming at E3

OuyaOuya gaming consoleE3 is nearly upon us, and of course, a lot of gaming news is expected. We’ll be hearing more about PlayJam’s Android-powered plug-and-play GameStick, but they aren’t going to be the only guys at the expo showing off the Android gaming experience, as Mad Catz CEO Darren Richardson announced Project M.O.J.O., anot...

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Samsung hit by Galaxy S4 sales woes to the tune of $12 billion off the market valuation

Samsung share price drop June 7Following on from the pessimistic sales outlook for the Galaxy S4 which we first heard about Share prices gapped down significantly at the market open today, continuing a bearish move for the remainder of the trading session. Chart source: Google FinanceOther investors are stating that the main reasons for the selloff are weakening sales expectatio...

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Some Android Smartphones Will Have BBM Preinstalled

BBM I know, we are here a bunch of Android and Android apps lovers, but this news story seems pretty interesting, as RIM announced a few days ago that it will make available to Android users its very popular BBM (BlackBerry messenger). The BlackBerry messenger also known as BBM will be ready to go out of the box on some Android running smart phones ...

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Why isn’t Samsung talking about their victory over Apple?

Samsung Logo aa 5 1600Yesterday, we told you about the breaking news of Samsung’s court win against Apple. That case, in which the US International Trade Commission ruled Apple violated a Samsung patent, resulted in a sales and import ban of some Apple devices. None of those devices are current, but another interesting thing has come of the case: Samsung hasn’t said...

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Larry Page and Steve Jobs: advice given, lessons learned

Larry PageAt the time Steve Jobs was nearing the end of his long bout with cancer, an important shift in Google management was afoot. Eric Schmidt had been running the show, while Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided what direction they wanted to pursue within Google, and his tenure at the top was just about done. Larry was set to take over the day-to-day oper...

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