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Sharp develops 4K smartphone display

Sharp has developed a 5.5-inch display with 3860 x 2160 pixel resolution, which is equivalent to "ultra high definition," also known as 4K.

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LG G4 leaks: 'Gorgeous' Android flagship in real leather (and fake carbon fiber)

These colorful beasts are the LG G4, in all its leather-clad glory. It's no clone. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers are in two minds...

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Not all about Apple Watch; 3 hot smartphones went on sale Friday

Samsung and HTC separately launched sales on Friday of three new smartphones that have garnered positive reviews and, by various accounts, some solid initial customer interest.

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HTC One M9 camera, take 2: Can a software update make things better?

HTC says a new software update should improve camera performance on its One M9 phone -- so how much difference does it really make? A hands-on comparison.

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Sprint opens stores within 1,435 RadioShack locations

Sprint on Friday will open retail operation in 1,435 RadioShack stores that were recently acquired by General Wireless as a result of a RadioShack bankruptcy action.

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How to prep, in 7 steps, for Google's mobile search change

With Google about to make a change that will affect how websites are ranked in its mobile search results, now is the time for companies to make sure their websites don't sink to the bottom of the pile.

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Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, and the search for smartphone perfection

The real question isn't which phone is the best. It's which is the best for you.

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Google, Intel vow to speed up delivery of Android updates

It usually takes months for mobile devices to get Android updates, but Intel and Google want to slash the wait time.

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A smartphone bloatware iconoclast speaks out

It's my phone and 'I should be able to do whatever I want with it,' says Jesse Nunez, a self-described smartphone purist, who believes he should be able to customize his phone as he pleases.

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LG wants you to help hype its G4 smartphone

LG Electronics is recruiting social media users to test out and talk up its new G4 smartphone ahead of its official launch April 28.

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HTC One M9 deep-dive review: Third time's (almost) the charm

HTC's latest luxurious smartphone isn't a radical upgrade, but it offers subtle refinements that bring it closer to perfection. We take a detailed look at the One M9 and test how it holds up in the real world.

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Intel shrinks RealSense camera, targets smartphones

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich in China today showed off a 6-inch prototype phone built with the new camera, which is about half the size of the older version.

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Samsung says pre-installed apps on Galaxy S6, Edge can't be uninstalled, just hidden

Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Edge smartphones, which arrive in stores Friday, have received mostly positive reviews from critics, largely for superior styling and their metal and glass construction.

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Samsung expects a 30% drop in first-quarter profits

Samsung Electronics expects first quarter profits to drop by more than 30%, marking the company's sixth straight quarterly decline.

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New battery could reduce phone charging to just one minute

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new battery that can be recharged in about a minute and is safer than the lithium-ion cells used in everything from smartwatches to passenger jets.

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Samsung rebuts claim that its Galaxy Edge S6 bends easily

Samsung disputes a stress test that showed the Galaxy Edge S6's frame bending and screen cracking under applied pressure, saying a smartphone wouldn't experience that kind of force in normal use.

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Samsung: New Galaxy phones are built for enterprise use

The South Korean company company is pitching the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge as popular, stylish -- and secure -- alternatives for businesspeople who might otherwise be thinking about iPhones.

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iOS 8 hate

The problems with iOS 8 have stretched on for months. Come on, Apple! How hard can it be to get your mobile operating system to work right on your own hardware?

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