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BlackBerry launches all-touch Leap with $275 price tag

The all-touch LTE smartphone has a 5-inch screen and a dual-core processor

Is data on your new Lollipop Android device encrypted? Maybe not

Google has relaxed a requirement for manufacturers to turn on encryption by default in Lollipop


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From Microsoft: Two new Lumia smartphones to upgrade later to Windows 10

High-end versions of the Lumia phones running the Windows 10 natively are promised for later in 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Galaxy S6 first look: Inspired by the iPhone 6, but no mere clone

The new flagship Samsung Android smartphones are surprisingly elegant and thoughtfully designed

Firefox OS coming to U.S., other developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and cellular carriers see demand for high-end flip phones

Acer going all in with Windows 10 smartphones

Acer plans to launch Windows 10 smartphones with different screen sizes and prices

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Smartphone wars: Who's winning where

Android dominates the globe and BlackBerry loses everywhere, as iPhone and Windows Phone battle for second place

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First look: Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start

The newly released Windows 10 TP holds a few worthwhile improvements and one example of a universal app

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The dangerous delusions of the BlackBerry fan

These five excuses for BlackBerry's failure only make it harder for the struggling platform to reverse its bad course

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Apple's chorus of critics: How wrong can they be?

The Apple-is-doomed crowd's arguments are sound, but they're also simply not true

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iPhone still king of enterprise mobile as usage skyrockets, study finds

Platform ratios for iOS, Android stay similar, but overall mobile device use shoots up among businesses

As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them

Software features from Ruckus Wireless are designed to help access points better handle voice calls

Lawmakers call for investigation of Verizon supercookies

Senators may push for legislation to address the hard-to-defeat tracking cookies on Verizon mobile subscribers' phones

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BlackBerry: All cracked up, with nowhere to go

The BlackBerry Classic remains unavailable despite months of promotion, and other signs of BlackBerry's troubles persist

Apple's iOS edges Android in Q4, takes top smartphone OS spot in the US

Apple also chipped away at Android's international smartphone OS market share

ARM unwraps its most powerful mobile chip yet, headed for phones and tablets next year

The Cortex-A72 will provide 3.5 times the performance of ARM's current Cortex-A15 design, the company says

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Look ma, one hand! The supersized smartphone challenge

See exactly how much of the iPhone's or Galaxy's screen you can actually reach with your thumb

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Trillions and trillions: The iPhone revolution in dollars

The iPhone did in fact 'change everything,' in ways you can actually calculate

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Review: Kyocera DuraForce is the Android phone designed for The Hulk

If you work in punishing environments, here's a phone that will withstand some of the abuse

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A big step for BYOD: Separate billing for smartphones is finally here

AT&T Work Platform is a major step toward separating work and personal communications in a sensible way

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