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Huawei’s flagship P8 smartphone is all about the fancy cameraNews from Engadget:

Huawei’s come a long way since it shook its ODM label and started making devices for consumers, too. It’s now the fourth biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and in the past year, we’ve seen the company unveil new phones big and small, as well as new wearables including an Android Wear smartwatch. Aside from a few
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Fighting Homelessness, One Smartphone at a TimeNews from New York Times:

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Posted on April 14, 2015 In: Cell Phone

UC Berkeley student accused of peeping with cell phone

UC Berkeley student accused of peeping with cell phoneNews from SFGate:

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Cellphone dispute that left 3 people, dog shot gets twins lengthy prison sentencesNews from MLive.com:

FLINT, MI — Twin Flint brothers have been sentenced to lengthy terms in prison after they shot three people and a dog in a dispute over a cellphone.
Trahuan Robinson, 38, was sentenced Tuesday, April 14, by Genesee Circuit Judge Joseph J. Farah to serve more than 50 years behind bars after he and his brother, Jajuan Robinson, shot three [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on April 10, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Smartphone maker sets world record (It’s not Apple)

Smartphone maker sets world record (It’s not Apple)News from CNBC:
Entering the Guinness Book of World Records is the latest in a series of milestones for the 5-year-old company.
Disruptive force
Late last year, Xiaomi, living up its to repute as a “disruptive force”, leapfrogged Lenovo and LG to become the world’s third largest smartphone maker in terms of shipments behind Samsung and Apple, according to IDC.
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The company sold over 61 million smartphones in 2014, up from 18.7 million in 2013, and expects to sell 100 [...] Continue Reading…

Court: DHS Must Say Why Secret Plan to Shut Down Cellphone Service Is LegalNews from TheBlaze.com:
The government will soon have to defend its position as to why it should be allowed to shut down cellphone service in the event of a “critical emergency,” while keeping any such plans to do so a secret.
Referred to as Standard Operating Procedure 303, the government’s power to effectively render your phone useless under extraordinary circumstances was billed as a “unified voluntary process for the orderly shut-down and restoration of wireless services during critical [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on April 7, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Samsung earnings point to smartphones pick-up

Samsung earnings point to smartphones pick-upNews from Financial Times:

Samsung Electronics’ earnings beat analyst forecasts in the first quarter, bolstering the South Korean company’s turnround hopes after a sharp fall in profits last year.
In preliminary guidance on Tuesday, the world’s biggest technology company by revenue estimated operating profit of around Won5.9tn ($ 5.4bn) in the three months to March 31 — down 31 per cent from Won8.5tn a year before but up from a quarterly trough of Won4.1tn in the third quarter of 2014.

The company will publish detailed results [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on April 6, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Boxer’s cellphone falls out of shorts during fight

Boxer’s cellphone falls out of shorts during fightNews from SB Nation:
Marvin “Papi Gallo” Jones was about to start fighting against Ramon Luis Nicolas, when something came tumbling out of his trunks:

First off: I didn’t even know boxing shorts had pockets. Considering they’re wearing boxing gloves which definitely cannot fit into pockets, that seems kinda pointless.
Second: Dude, you need fingers to use a cellphone!
Third: Poor Papi Gallo got knocked out. Just not a good night for Marvin.
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Number of ‘smartphone-dependent’ Americans grows as we use mobile devices …News from cleveland.com:

CLEVELAND, Ohio — More Americans not only own a smartphone, but we are increasingly “smartphone-dependant” for staying connected and creating and sharing information, according to a Pew Research Center study released this week.
The percentage of Americans who own smartphones has nearly doubled in the past four years, to 64 percent of the population from 35 percent in 2011, Pew said. 
Smartphones are not only a key source of online services and information, they are the only way to access [...] Continue Reading…

Questions swirl over reports that cell phone video captured doomed jet’s final …News from Fox News:

March 31, 2015: In this photo taken and provided by the French Interior Ministry, French emergency rescue services work among debris of the Germanwings passenger jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France. (AP/Ministere de l’Interieur)

Questions swirled Wednesday over a video reportedly taken by someone inside the cabin of the doomed Germanwings plane shortly before it crashed — a video that reporters for two publications say was found on a memory chip that could have [...] Continue Reading…

What Is The Secret Ingredient Every Successful Smartphone Needs?News from Forbes: Xiaomi Mi Note 4 (image: Xiaomi)
Whether you call it magic, soul, an x-factor, a reality distortion field, the knowing touch, a sixth sense, or any of a hundred other names, when I pick up a smartphone there is an instantaneous reaction as to the suitability of the smartphone. After picking it up and feeling it in my hands and after a few moments with the UI,  the initial impression has been made.
Any manufacturer that can capture that feeling of ‘mojo rising’ in [...] Continue Reading…

Posted on March 26, 2015 In: Cell Phone

Chinese manufacturers are trying to kill the smartphone bezel

Chinese manufacturers are trying to kill the smartphone bezelNews from The Verge:

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