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Smartphone Market: Not Dead Yet

Chinese phone makers like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo drove first quarter growth, IDC says.

BlackBerry KeyOne Arrives May 31

Chinese electronics giant TCL announced that the new keyboarded, Android-powered BlackBerry KeyOne will go on sale in the US and Canada next month.

Verizon Announces Unlimited Prepaid Plan

On the down side, you can only stream videos at up to 480p on this plan, and it doesn't include mobile hotspot services.

Galaxy S8 Battery Includes 'No Dogs' Warning Label

It's a rather unusual warning label to include on a battery that can't be removed and likely will never be seen by the owner, but there is a good reason for it.

AT&T's 5G-Like Speeds Arrive in Austin

The speed boost is made possible by optimizations to AT&T's existing data network, and will roll out to additional cities this year.

T-Mobile Phones Could See Speed Boost in Rural Areas

Snapdragon 835 phones released by the end of the year may have radically better rural coverage on T-Mobile going forward, especially in the western US.

Ubuntu Touch Phone/Tablet Support Ends June

The app store will also shutdown in December, but devices should continue to function.

Best Place to Drop the Samsung Galaxy S8? Water

Durability tests from Square Trade show that the S8 and S8+ will crack, but they'll also survive an immersion for 30 minutes with no significant damage.

Tap Into Google Play Music on New Samsung Phones

Get storage for 100,000 of your own songs, a three-month Google Play Music streaming trial, and YouTube Red on your new Galaxy S8.

Apple Aims to Use Only Recycled Materials

The company in its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report said it aims to have a 'closed-loop' supply chain, 'where products are built using only renewable resources or recycled material.'

HTC Teases Squeezable U Smartphone

The U will reportedly come with sensors embedded in the frame that respond to squeezing or swiping gestures made along the phone's left and right edges.

Samsung's 2nd-Gen 10nm Chips Promise Performance Boost

This updated 10nm process offers a choice: 10 percent more performance or 15 percent lower power consumption.

Microsoft Gets Rid of Passwords With Phone Sign-In

Sign into your Microsoft accounts with just your phone; no password necessary.

Report Tips 3 New iPhones, Including Premium Model

Bloomberg's unnamed sources say Apple is testing a curved glass screen that 'covers almost the entire front of the device,' plus 'stainless steel materials, and more advanced cameras.'

Samsung Galaxy S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is a larger version of the excellent Galaxy S8, trading a slightly bigger battery for a form factor that isn't as easy to use in one hand.

Galaxy S8 Owners Complain of Red Display

Samsung is insisting this is not a design fault and can be fixed with some settings tweaks, but some owners disagree.

iPhone Thief Outsmarted at Coachella Music Festival

The tech-savvy music lovers fired up the Find My iPhone app and chased the alleged thief around the Indio, Calif. venue until security workers could nab him.

Study: Drivers Use Their Phones During 88 Percent of Trips

The study, released today by analytics firm Zendrive, found that 'Americans use their phones nearly every single time they get behind the wheel.'

T-Mobile Wins Big in FCC Spectrum Auction

T-Mobile spent nearly $8 billion in the auction for repurposed TV spectrum, which it plans to use to improve its LTE data networks.

ZTE Avid Trio

The ZTE Avid Trio is an affordable prepaid phone for T-Mobile with 4G LTE and a long-lasting battery, but weak hardware limits its capabilities.

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