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By insider On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Xiaomi (Or ‘The Apple Of China’) Is The Most Important Tech Company You’ve Never Heard Of

  You’ve probably never heard of Xiaomi. But if you know someone in China, chances are pretty good that person is a fan of the company. Xiaomi is easily one of the most interesting tech companies right More...

By insider On Friday, June 7th, 2013
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Apple Said to Start IPhone Trade-In Program in Stores

  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is starting an iPhone trade-in program this month aimed at getting users to upgrade to the iPhone 5 and turn in older models, people with knowledge of the plans said. Apple has teamed up More...

By insider On Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
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China Is Now The World’s Top Smartphone And Tablet Market

  China has overtaken the US as the world’s top market for smart devices—tablets and smartphones running Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android operating system. That’s the conclusion of More...

By insider On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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Apple and Samsung are cool, but Polytron Technologies aims higher – at the fully transparent smartphone!

  In such a wildly-competitive environment such as the mobile industry, how can you take your competitors by surprise? Well, you’ll surely have to come up with something amazing that is well ahead of More...

By insider On Monday, January 28th, 2013
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Samsung readying a 1080p smartphone for AT&T

  The SGH-I337 has been spotted on a Samsung UAProf, which indicates that an upcoming device for AT&T belongs in the fullHD-display realm, and could very well be the the next Samsung flagship, the Galaxy More...

By insider On Sunday, January 27th, 2013
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Unlocking Cellphones Becomes Illegal Saturday

  The clock to unlock a new mobile phone is running out. In October 2012, the Librarian of Congress, who determines exemptions to a strict anti-hacking law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), More...

By insider On Saturday, January 26th, 2013
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Meet the smartphone that’s outselling Apple’s iPhone in China

  A blogger from Nanjing, China shows off her Coolpad smartphone. Sina Weibo It’s a cautionary tale for foreign retailers hoping to cash in on China’s burgeoning middle class: Apple is being outsold in More...

By insider On Thursday, January 24th, 2013
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Samsung Galaxy S4 reportedly set to launch in April

The next flagship smartphone from the Korean juggernaut may include wireless charging as a key feature, as well as a larger battery. The successor to Samsung’s Galaxy S3 could arrive in April. The successor More...

By insider On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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Mozilla Announces Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

Mozilla has announced the official Firefox OS developer preview phone — the device that will be used by developers worldwide to test software for the new platform. The phone, developed by Geeksphone (in More...

By insider On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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Verizon Activated 6.2 Million iPhones in Q4, Almost Half Were iPhone 5

We just got our first glimpse at iPhone 5 sales for the fourth quarter. Verizon revealed during its earnings call Tuesday that it activated 6.2 million iPhones in the fourth quarter, almost half of which More...

By insider On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
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Atomic Batteries for Sale on Chinese Website, Good for 20 Continuous Years of Pocket-Sized Nuclear Power

How would you like your smartphone to be powered by nuclear fission? Many people probably would not be comfortable with the idea of radioactive material in their shirt pocket.  However, they might change More...

By insider On Monday, January 21st, 2013
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RUMOR: Apple Will Release THREE New iPhones This Year

There’s a report out of Asia tonight that Apple is working on three new iPhone models, two of which will be out by June. The report comes from quite a chain of sources. The Commercial Times of More...

By insider On Sunday, January 20th, 2013
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LG Optimus G sales hit 1 million worldwide

LG proved with the Optimus G that it can produce a smartphone that stacks up with the best of ’em, and according to the company’s newly released sales figures, consumers are starting to take notice. More...

By insider On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Apple shipped 52 million iPhones in Q4 to buoy quarterly earnings

Contrary to rumors of significant shortfalls, Apple will post positive results for the fourth quarter of 2012 as strong iOS device shipments more than made up for iPad mini and iMac supply chain issues, one More...

By insider On Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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Mobile Phones With Fingerprint ID Coming This Year

Mobile phones will soon know your touch. Fingerprint Cards, a Swedish biometric-security company, said a Japanese electronics maker plans to introduce mobile phones with fingerprint sensors in the third quarter More...

By insider On Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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A New Survey Suggests That A Super Sized iPhone Would Sell Extremely Well

A new survey from 451 Research’s ChangeWave service suggests that Apple and Samsung will continue to dominate the American smartphone market in 2013. The survey also had some good news for those hoping to More...

By insider On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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Oppo Find 5 gets January 29 retail date in China, likely soon after in US, Europe

Big handset fans (we’ll abstain from the ph-word) will soon have another option in the Oppo Find 5, as it’s set to go on pre-order in China for 2,998 yuan ($485) on January 15th. That sum will More...

By insider On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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The Facebook Phone Is Coming Tuesday, TechCrunch Is Sort Of Reporting

Facebook is holding a press event at its headquarters on Tuesday. The company hasn’t said what it’s announcing. TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler says Facebook will finally announce a “Facebook More...

By insider On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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Windows Phone Error Message Tells Users To Insert CD And ‘Restart Your Computer’

The Next Web’s Emil Protalinski found a very funny thing: a Windows Phone error that tells users to “insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.” It looks like a prank, of More...

By insider On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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iPhone 5 users are Europe’s biggest data consumers

Users of Apple’s iPhone 5, launched in September 2012, have the most voracious appetite for data in Europe, consuming on average more than four times the amount of a typical person still using a iPhone More...

By insider On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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Samsung Has Sold More Than 100 Million Galaxy S Devices

Samsung has sold more than 100 million Galaxy S devices, the company has announced. Samsung reached this milestone in 2 years and 7 months after the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy S back More...

By insider On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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Windows Phone On Course To Sell One Million Handsets Per Week

While we don’t have any solid numbers on Windows Phone sales during Q4, we do have two data points courtesy of Steve Ballmer and some enthusiastic speeches. And when you look over  those numbers, Windows More...

By insider On Friday, January 11th, 2013
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Apple CEO Says China Will Be A Bigger Market Than US

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said China will overtake the U.S. to become its largest market, as the iPhone-maker adds more stores and considers debuting new products in the country. “I believe More...

By insider On Friday, January 11th, 2013
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Consumer Reports Says iPhone 5 Is The Worst Of The Top Smartphones

One of the reasons Apple’s stock has gotten clobbered lately is that many people think Apple has lost its edge in its most important product line: smartphones. The iPhone has been such a mind-boggling More...

By insider On Thursday, January 10th, 2013
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Apple SVP Phil Schiller: ‘Despite The Popularity Of Cheap Smartphones, This Will Never Be The Future Of Apple’s Products’

The Apple rumor du jour is that it will release a low-priced phone at the end of the year to address emerging markets like China. Interestingly, Apple’s SVP of marketing, Phil Schiller just did an interview More...