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With “Sweet Pink” Galaxy S5, Samsung completes fastest rollout ever

Samsung announced it broke a new record with the release of the Galaxy S5, for the fastest rollout of a single smartphone model ever.<p>Concluding the rollout that started on April 11 is the version of the Galaxy S5 pictured above. Dubbed “Sweet Pink” or “Sweet Metallic Rose”, this version of the …

Mobile

Samsung 'Very Puzzled' as Galaxy S5 Launches Early in Korea

As of today, Samsung Galaxy S5 is available with South Korea's largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom. The problem with that is that Samsung had not …

ZTE's incoming Grand S II could be first smartphone with 4GB RAM

ZTE's Grand S II already looks like a pretty fine handset with its brushed metal back and Snapdragon 800/801 CPU, as we saw at its launch earlier this year. But judging by a leak at Chinese regulator Tenaa, it could take it up another notch with 4GB of RAM -- a first for any smartphone and double …

Galaxy S5 Active to hit A&T, Sprint, other carriers -- report

Known leaker @evleaks says the S5 Active is real and is coming but doesn’t say when.<p>Samsung is reportedly aiming a Galaxy S5 Active at AT&T, Sprint, and other carriers.<p>Offering up the purported scoop on Twitter, @evleaks said Monday that a phone with the model number SM-G870x is the Galaxy S5 …

Phones

This Galaxy S5 Prime concept shows how gorgeous a metal Samsung phone could be

Although we don’t know exactly when Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Prime will release, we at least have a sweet new concept video that will whet our appetite …

iPhone buying interest continues to drop, says survey

Fewer people now expect to buy an iPhone in the next three months compared with those polled in February, says analyst Gene Munster, as iPhone 6 fever heats up.<p>The number of people looking to buy an iPhone over the next few months has dipped yet again, according to a new survey from Piper Jaffray …

Apple

Asian mobile insiders say LG's G3 will give Samsung a run for its money

Insiders from smart cities in Asia tell CNET they see a serious challenger to Samsung in LG's new flagship.<p>Singapore and Hong Kong are ideal places to do canary tests on mobile phones. Both countries sell mobile phones unlocked, and have huge mobile penetration rates upwards of 150 percent -- …

Mobile

Galaxy S5 Sport is a Sprint-exclusive Galaxy S5 with a bit of rubber trim

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>At an event in Chicago on Monday, Sprint and Samsung announced a new high-end handset, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport. …

Microsoft Has Just Launched Its First Android Smartphone, The Nokia X2

Meet the Nokia X2, the first Android-based smartphone being made by Microsoft.<p>Yes, you read that right: Microsoft has just made a new Android-based handset.<p>It’s also still using the Nokia name at this point, despite previously saying it didn’t plan to trade on that name for long. (Evidently …

Pebble Smartwatch Gets Misfit App for Pedometer Step-Counts

Pebble continues to update its e-paper smartwatch, despite the approaching threat of Android Wear. Today the firm announced a new partnership with Misfit, the company behind the Shine fitness tracker, giving Pebble users the ability to count their steps and track other activities with the …

More Photos Of The New BlackBerry Passport

The BlackBerry Passport was recently unveiled by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who shows off the handset earlier this month, and now some new photos have …

Mobile Technology

Learning Italian With the Duolingo App

Can learning a new language be as easy as playing a mobile game?<p>There are lots of different reasons why people want to learn a new language. For some people it’s a necessity, if they act as translators for family members or are assimilating into a new culture.<p>For others, it becomes another bullet …

Samsung's dire earnings preview should scare every smartphone maker

Samsung expects to post a massive drop in both sales and profit for the second quarter. The way Samsung spins it, that’s bad news for Apple, HTC, Xiaomi, and every other smartphone maker, not just the Korean electronics giant itself.<p>The world’s largest smartphone maker expects to rake in $7.1 …

All things being equal, Windows Phone beats Android for battery life (for now)

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: HTC<p>After years of Windows Phone and Android handsets running on similar hardware, we now have the two platforms …

Samsung's no-phone-necessary Gear S watch is coming to the US this fall

Samsung gave us a glimpse at its next smartwatch (there have been a few) during IFA, and tonight there's news that, surprise, you'll be able to buy and use the Gear S in the US this fall. This one is special because unlike most other watches, it can connect to 3G data by itself when the wearer's …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gets Unboxed (Video)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has launched in South Korea today, and now Samsung has released an unboxing video, showing off their new Galaxy Note 4 …