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Nokia racks up the retweets by poking fun at Apple's iPhone 5C

Last week, as Apple was announcing the iPhone 5C, its first colored iPhone, Nokia's marketing team took a moment to poke fun at the company's latest innovation. A tweet posted to the Nokia UK account simply said "thanks, Apple" and was accompanied by an image of the rainbow-hued Lumia family …

Nokia

Samsung sends spies to uncover Apple's iPhone line phenom

The Korean electronics giant may use ads to mock fanboys waiting for the iPhone, but that doesn't mean it's not curious about why Apple buyers will sit in line for eons for the device.<p>NEW YORK -- You can't have an ad campaign mocking people waiting in line for the iPhone and then wish you had the …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Twitter, Tweets About iPhone Launch

Apple CEO Tim Cook posted his first tweet on Friday after visiting the Palo Alto Apple Store to witness the launch of the new iPhones.<p>“Visited Retail …

Tim Cook

Spec Sheet: does BlackBerry go big enough with the Z30?

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>It seems that just about every smartphone manufacturer has learned that …

Nexus 5 due in October with Android 4.4 KitKat, says report

We've seen the Moto X and the iPhone 5S, but there's still one more flagship phone many fans are waiting for: the Nexus 5.<p>The Moto X and iPhone 5S are finally here, but what remaining superphone on the horizon should early adopters and anxious upgraders still consider waiting for?<p>The answer: a …

KitKat

Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Craig Federighi talk new iPhones, iOS 7, collaboration in interview

Just before the new iPhones launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Design chief Jony Ive, and Software head Craig Federighi have sat down with <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> for a wide-ranging interview. The interview does not reveal any breakthrough new information, but this seems to be the first time that Apple’s …

Data-Driven Marketing Step Two: Tear Down The Silos

A recent study showed that most marketers believe silos –both internal and external to marketing –prevent them from effectively executing campaigns. Meanwhile, Gartner’s prediction that CMOs will soon be spending more on technology than their counterpart CIOs has IT worried that marketing is going …

iPhone 5s A7 chip ‘only’ dual-core & 1GB RAM – but it’s still the fastest phone out there

The 64-bit A7 chip used in the iPhone 5s is ‘only’ dual-core, rather than the quad-core most had assumed, according to chip review site <i>AnandTech</i> – and it has the same 1GB RAM as the iPhone 5. But no need to feel short-changed: the review concludes that dual-core is the optimum solution at present, …

LG G2: A Solid Performer Held Back by Design, Software Flaws

When people ask me for phone-buying advice, more often than not the question goes something like this: Apple or Samsung? And it’s not surprising to …

Gear & Gadgets

eBay Tiptoes Into Brazil With Launch of Fashion Mobile App

EBay said on Wednesday that it was launching a mobile fashion app in Brazil as a first step toward doing more business in the South American country. …

AT&T to offer 99-cent Galaxy S3 Mini on September 27

Preorders for the Galaxy S3 Mini phone will start on September 19 with a price of just 99 cents with the standard two-year contract.<p>AT&T subscribers will be able to pick up Samsung's Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone for just under a buck.<p>The carrier announced Wednesday that it will offer the smaller …

Microsoft Buyback Program: $350 for Apple, Android, BlackBerry Devices

Last week, Microsoft launched a retail trade-in program offering to buy your iPad for up to $200 towards the purchase of a Surface tablet. Forget about that. The company is now offering a deal that encompasses not just the iPad, but the iPhone, BlackBerry devices, as well as Android phones and …

Young People Are Sleeping With Their Phones. Their Parents Are Sleeping With People.

Do you snuggle up in bed with your smartphone instead of your significant other? If you’ve fallen asleep with an electronic device, you’re not alone.<p>Sixty-three percent of smartphone users age 18-29 admit to drifting off to sleep with a cell phone, smartphone or tablet in their bed, according to a …

Dell wants to help companies manage the gathering storm of multiple clouds

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Anna Gordon/GigaOM<p>As the cloud market continues to mature, many companies are trying to manage multiple versions of the …

HP reveals five new tablets, but the company's most exciting Slate is built by someone else

When HP saw its position as the world's number one PC manufacturer shaken by the Apple iPad, the company vowed it would build an entire portfolio of Android and Windows slates to cement its role. Today, the company has revealed a blitz of five new tablets, ranging from the decidedly cheap to the …

Tablets

Watch A Cat Unlock The iPhone 5s Using Touch ID And The Fingerprint Sensor

As you can see in the video above, Apple’s new fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5s isn’t restricted to human users. After commandeering a cat, I tested a colleague’s hypothesis that you could register the identifying skin segments of your favorite furry friends for Touch ID, too.<p>The cat’s paw …

Sprint confirms 'One Up' early phone upgrade program

As CNET previously reported, Sprint is following in the path of its fellow wireless carriers. Customers get a break on a service plan in exchange for the monthly payments for their device.<p>Sprint on Friday confirmed its own early-upgrade program, "One Up," that will allow customers to pay in monthly …

Should Apple Extend Its iPhone Trade-In Program to Other Phones?

Apple’s long-rumored iPhone trade-in program kicked off last month, offering customers up to $280 of in-store credit toward a new iPhone for used …

Mobile Technology

Chinese Apple Fans Prefer to Buy From Carriers

The days of riots and launch day madness at Apple Stores in China are over, with consumer interest in the iPhone now more focused on carrier stores and long-term pricing deals, as today’s launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c showed.<p>The new Apple devices went on public sale in China today but, far …

What's Inside the iPhone 5s?

The iPhone 5s is the latest device to get the teardown treatment from iFixit, after the company opened up the flagship Apple smartphone to reveal the technology that lies within.<p>The most significant addition is Touch ID, the new fingerprint scanner. The sensor is attached via a cable to the …

Apple allows developers to offer multiple app versions

Apple has announced that developers can now offer older versions of their apps to customers with older devices.<p><b>Apple has announced that developers</b> …

Apps

Ballmer sees Microsoft's 'almost no share' in mobile as an opportunity, regrets mistakes

Speaking at Microsoft's financial analysts meeting today, CEO Steve Ballmer was refreshingly realistic about the company's struggles in smartphones and tablets. "Mobile devices. We have almost no share," he admitted on stage, before noting he didn't know whether to be enthusiastic over his …

iPhone shortages frustrate networks on launch day

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1012000/1012155_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518157600_cb04c8be4dd76652936dc9f23c412618<p><b>Short supply of the latest Apple iPhone has left mobile networks "frustrated" and "concerned", the BBC has learned.</b><p>Several networks said that UK stock of …

Piper Jaffray

iPhone 5 Scores Twice As Fast as Android Devices in Touchscreen Test

A new report from cloud gaming company Agawi has found the touchscreen response time on Apple’s iPhone 5 to be more than twice as fast as competing Android devices and a Lumia smartphone from Nokia.<p>Agawi’s TouchMarks Minimum App Response Time benchmark pegged the iPhone 5 at 54 milliseconds. …

Tests show iPhone 5s A7 chip is dual-core, still beats quad-core Android competitors

Advertisement<p>45 Comments<p>Credit: Wikipedia<p>When Apple(s aapl) announced the iPhone 5s last week, it made a lot of noise about the 64-bit architecture …

Phones

Google Wallet finally makes its iOS debut, sans NFC

Hey iPhone users, Google Wallet is here! The payments app has finally arrived for iOS devices, bringing with it transfers to friends, loyalty card tracking and nearby offers. Tap-to-pay is notably absent, as iOS devices don't support NFC, but much of the other Wallet functionality does appear to …

Moto X is coming to Republic Wireless for $299 with $5 monthly plan

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Motorola<p>Republic Wireless is best known for offering unlimited talk, text and data for just $19 per month. But up …

Unmetric Raises $5.5M To Help Companies Measure The Competition On Social Media

Social analytics startup Unmetric is announcing that it has raised $5.5 million in Series B funding.<p>The company’s website asks, “Is your brand social enough?” and Unmetric tries to answer that question by tracking more than 10,000 brands on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and LinkedIn, …