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Sprint has brought back two-year contracts
Sprint has brought back two-year contracts
Just a month after they retired the option, Sprint has brought back two-year contracts. 27 Feb 2016 - 4 comments
Samsung Pay now has 5 million users
Samsung Pay now has 5 million users
Samsung has announced that its fledgling mobile payments service Samsung Pay now has over 5 million registered users. 22 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Xiaomi denies its phones will be available in the U.S. officially
Xiaomi denies its phones will be available in the U.S. officially
Xiaomi has denied reports that it will finally bring its popular phones to the U.S. 03 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Strategy Analytics: 1.4 billion smartphones shipped in 2015
Strategy Analytics: 1.4 billion smartphones shipped in 2015
According to research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments jumped 12 percent to 1.4 billion in 2015. 28 Jan 2016
AT&T to drop contracts for good next week
AT&T to drop contracts for good next week
AT&T is preparing to drop contracts on January 8th, making it the latest carrier to move away from two-year contracts and subsidized phone purchases. 03 Jan 2016 - 1 comment
Huawei becomes top Chinese smartphone maker
Huawei becomes top Chinese smartphone maker
According to the latest Q3 figures from Canalys, Huawei has now become the top selling smartphone vendor in China, beating out massive 'startup' Xiaomi. 24 Oct 2015
HTC lays off 15 percent of global workforce
HTC lays off 15 percent of global workforce
As previously announced, struggling smartphone maker HTC has announced more layoffs as the company tries to reduce costs. 15 Aug 2015
HTC to cut jobs and release less phones to stymie losses
HTC to cut jobs and release less phones to stymie losses
One-time Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC has said this weekend that there will be job cuts in the future for the company as it tries to stymie falling profits. 08 Aug 2015
Nearly 3 million consumers ask for OnePlus 2 invites
Nearly 3 million consumers ask for OnePlus 2 invites
At the end of July, Chinese startup OEM OnePlus announced their next flagship device, the OnePlus 2. 08 Aug 2015
OnePlus founder has promised another new smartphone before end of the year
OnePlus founder has promised another new smartphone before end of the year
Chinese startup OnePlus will introduce a second smartphone this year before Christmas. 06 Aug 2015 - 3 comments
Microsoft takes $7.6 billion loss on Nokia acquisition, will layoff 7800 more employees
Microsoft takes $7.6 billion loss on Nokia acquisition, will layoff 7800 more employees
Admitting that the acquisition was a brutal mistake, Microsoft has written off its entire acquisition of Nokia's handset business, taking a $7.6 billion loss in less than two years. 10 Jul 2015 - 7 comments
It's official: OnePlus 2 will sell for under $450
It's official: OnePlus 2 will sell for under $450
OnePlus has been slowly trickling out information about their upcoming flagship OnePlus 2 device, and now we have the first confirmation on price. 08 Jul 2015 - 10 comments
Xiaomi has sold 34.7 million phones so far in 2015
Xiaomi has sold 34.7 million phones so far in 2015
Xiaomi, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, has sold 34.7 million phones in the first half of 2015, representing 33 percent growth year-over-year. 04 Jul 2015
Nvidia discontinues their LTE modems
Nvidia discontinues their LTE modems
Nvidia has announced they are winding down their Icera division, the team responsible for developing LTE modems. 06 May 2015
The Snapdragon 810 really does have an overheating problem
The Snapdragon 810 really does have an overheating problem
Over the past couple of months, there has been a persistent rumor that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor has a horrible overheating problem. 18 Mar 2015 - 5 comments
Acer releases budget Windows Phone for the masses
Acer releases budget Windows Phone for the masses
Acer has used MWC to announce a new Windows Phone, the budget Liquid M220. 01 Mar 2015
Samsung shows off 128GB UFS 2.0 memory for new smartphones
Samsung shows off 128GB UFS 2.0 memory for new smartphones
Samsung has announced it has begun mass producing 128GB Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 embedded memory chips for next-generation smartphones. 28 Feb 2015 - 1 comment
New Moto E offers LTE, larger display for same low price
New Moto E offers LTE, larger display for same low price
Motorola has unveiled their second-generation Moto E today, adding a larger display and LTE for the same low price: $149. 26 Feb 2015
The first Ubuntu smartphone is finally here
The first Ubuntu smartphone is finally here
After nearly two years of development, Canonical has confirmed that the first Ubuntu smartphone is scheduled to go on sale in Europe starting next week. 08 Feb 2015 - 3 comments
Apple nearly becomes top smartphone maker in the world following record quarter
Apple nearly becomes top smartphone maker in the world following record quarter
According to IDC, Apple narrowly missed out on becoming the world's top smartphone maker in the Q4 following its record quarter of 74.5 million iPhones sold. 01 Feb 2015 - 3 comments
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