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Like a phoenix Nokia smartphones set to rise from the Microsoft ashes

Like a phoenix Nokia smartphones set to rise from the Microsoft ashes

Written by on December 1, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI (Reuters) – Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn. Nokia was once the world’s dominant cellphone maker but missed the shift to smartphones and then chose Microsoft’s unpopular Windows operating system […]

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FreedomPop plans to sell cheap refurbished phones in key markets

FreedomPop plans to sell cheap refurbished phones in key markets

Written by on November 18, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BARCELONA (Reuters) – FreedomPop, a U.S.-based free mobile phone service provider, plans to begin selling refurbished, used smartphones in several American and European markets for a fraction of the cost of new handsets. FreedomPop said it will sell used smartphones at up to 80 percent off the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices initially in the United […]

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Why would HP come back to smartphones and with Windows 10 mobile?

Why would HP come back to smartphones and with Windows 10 mobile?

Written by on August 16, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Windows Phone may be a dead man walking, but the PC giants still cling to the dream of a unified platform spanning traditional and mobile devices. Hewlett-Packard, whose record in mobile operating systems has been particularly disastrous – especially its short-lived acquisition of Palm’s webOS – is following Dell in sidelining Android and focusing on […]

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Eight devices from smartphone vendors under patent probe

Eight devices from smartphone vendors under patent probe

Written by on May 6, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is launching an investigation into mobile devices made by eight smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics Co over an alleged patent violation, the trade panel said on its website. The probe follows a complaint filed by Singapore-based Creative Technology Ltd and U.S.-based Creative Labs Inc that […]

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Not-so-smart phones when it comes to urgent medical advice

Not-so-smart phones when it comes to urgent medical advice

Written by on March 15, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

(Reuters Health) – Smartphones are the first thing many people turn to with questions about their health. But when it comes to urgent queries about issues like suicide, rape and heart attacks, phones can be pretty bad at offering good medical advice, a new study suggests. Researchers tested four commonly used conversation agents that respond […]

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Popularity of online games on smartphones surges

Popularity of online games on smartphones surges

Written by on February 25, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

In 2014 mobile exceeded PC Internet usage for the first time in history, delivering another watershed moment in the annals of video games, social networks, home entertainment, and business. The moment earmarks the quick changing landscape in which all online developers, retailers of all types of products and services, and online entertainment providers operate. Studies […]

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Smartphones could become makeshift earthquake detectors

Smartphones could become makeshift earthquake detectors

Written by on February 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Smartphones could become the makeshift quake detectors of the future, thanks to a new app launched Friday designed to track tremors and potentially save the lives of its users. MyShake, available on Android, links users to become an all-in-one earthquake warning system; it records quake-type rumblings, ties a critical […]

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What went wrong for Samsung’s smartphone business?

What went wrong for Samsung’s smartphone business?

Written by on December 22, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE/SEOUL (Reuters) – Efforts to revive its once stellar smartphone fortunes may be doomed if Samsung Electronics cannot overcome its dominant engineering culture, according to serving and former executives and those who have dealt with the company. This culture, they say, has stymied many previous efforts to develop software and service platforms to support the […]

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Accessibility for the disabled – why it’s important for telcos and you

Accessibility for the disabled – why it’s important for telcos and you

Written by on December 16, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

What is accessibility?  Simply put, how people with disabilities can use the same technology as their able bodied peers for work and personal lives. The numbers and the business case for accessibility are compelling. With a billion people in the world (1 in 7) suffering from some form of disability, most of us will be […]

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Smartphones making US roads more dangerous

Smartphones making US roads more dangerous

Written by on November 25, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of deaths from traffic accidents in the United States jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America’s roadways more dangerous, officials said on Tuesday. Preliminary government statistics, released during a Thanksgiving holiday week known for heavy traffic congestion, showed […]

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