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Want to get the Firefox OS phone? You can sign up for presale now

Geeksphone, makers of the Peak+, are now taking preorders for the lava-hot Firefox OS phone.<p>Geeksphone originally started out with two developer preview models, Keon and Peak, which are both fairly low-end on the smartphone spectrum and with an unsubsidized price of under $200.<p>The Peak+ is the more …

Samsung's record profits can't hide slowing smartphone growth

Earlier this month, Samsung released its guidance for its Q2 2013 earnings and today the company has essentially made them official, making 9.53 trillion won (around $8.5 billion) in operating profit on revenues of 57.46 trillion won (about $51 billion). As we noted when the guidance was released, …

Google abruptly ends 'limited' Netflix promotion for Chromecast buyers

Google is no longer including three free months of Netflix with Chromecast purchases. Just one day after introducing its minuscule streaming device, Google has quickly ended the promotion that made Chromecast's already cheap $35 price seem like even more of a bargain. "Due to overwhelming demand …