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BlackBerry CEO Has 'No Intention' of Exiting Smartphones

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has denied he would exit the smartphone business if it remains unprofitable for the Canadian company. His new statements come less than a day after being quoted by Reuters, which he now says took his words out of context.<p>Here’s the original article:<p>BlackBerry Ltd would …

The PC Market Is Dying, Even For Apple. But Apple Has A Plan.

Slowly but surely, the worldwide PC market is drying up. In the first quarter, a recent report from IDC says that worldwide PC shipments have slipped 4.4% year-over years. And not even Apple has proven immune to the wasting away of the PC market, but they’re still making up for it on other ways.<p>In …

The 5 reasons One (M8) is better than the Galaxy S5, according to HTC

In a rare coincidence, HTC and Samsung are releasing their hero devices in the US almost at the same time. While HTC pulled off a quick release of the One M8, it was only available on Verizon initially, meaning that customers of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint had to wait until yesterday to join in the …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5 launch-day sales soar, report says

In some markets, Samsung Galaxy S5 sales reportedly double those of the Galaxy S4 on its own launch day last year.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S5 is off to a strong start, claims a new report out of Korea.<p>Samsung's flagship handset, which launched worldwide on Friday, surpassed the launch-day sales of last …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple Reportedly Negotiating with Carriers for $100 Price Increase on iPhone 6

Apple is negotiating with wireless carriers to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by $100, claims Jefferies analyst Peter Misek (Via <i>StreetInsider</i>). Carriers initially are refusing to negotiate on the iPhone's $199 base price, but they may not be able to resist as the iPhone 6 is shaping up to be …

It Took Just Four Days to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It took German "researchers" at SRLabs just four days to created a fake fingerprint using wood glue …

Samsung Gear 2 review: much improved, but that doesn't mean you should buy it

2013 was the year of the smartwatch. In promise, anyway -- maybe not delivery. Of the many, many different, colorful and unusual timepieces that would populate our blogroll, it was perhaps Samsung's Galaxy Gear that made the most headlines. Why? Partly because it was a new product from one of …

Alleged iPad Air 2 Front Panel with Integrated Display Shown in New Photos

Following the leak of an alleged iPhone 6 front panel earlier this week, the iPad is now getting its turn with a pair of photos showing what is said to be a front panel for the next-generation iPad Air, shared by Dutch site <i>One More Thing</i> [Google Translate]. Notably, the part appears to include an …

Samsung running out of time against Apple in court

With a little more than a week to go in the month-long patent trial between Apple and Samsung, time is running out quickly. Both sides get 25 hours each to call up, and cross-examine one another's witnesses — and Samsung's running low. By the end of the day the company had a little under four hours …

Galaxy S5 is Very Good But Not Amazing

After spending several days using the new Samsung Galaxy S5, I’m generally impressed but not overjoyed. It’s a solid phone and an incremental improvement over last year’s Galaxy S4 but it’s not a game changer.<p>Still, there are some features worth mentioning. Although I haven’t yet dunked mine in …

Bigger-screen iPhone 6 may mean smaller sales at Apple -- for now

Apple fans, already waiting for the next big thing, may have paused on buying an iPhone as they wait for the large-screen iPhone 6, expected in coming months.<p>Apple may not have sold as many iPhones as investors and analysts hoped last quarter -- even with the addition of China Mobile as a …

iPhone

Samsung's mobile phone sales decline

<b>Samsung Electronics has reported a 4% fall in sales at its mobile phone unit.</b><p>Revenues in the sector fell to 33.4 trillion won ($32.3bn; £23.3bn) in the January-to-March period.<p>But the South Korean company said operating profit for its mobile phone unit rose 18% from the previous three months, in …

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Prime’ Could Bring A Premium Bump To The Android Flagship In June

In a somewhat unusual move, Samsung is rumored to be planning a premium version of their already high-end Galaxy S5 Android smartphone. That device could arrive as early as June, according to a new report from Asia Today (via SamMobile) and might include a 2560×1440 display (better than the full HD …