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All 36,000 New York City police officers will pack Windows Phones

The NYPD started a pilot program with Windows Phones in late 2014 and this week announced that all 36,000 officers will be issued the handsets to help solve crimes.

If they awarded Oscars for smartphones: The 10 best handsets 2006-2016

Celebrating a decade of reviewing mobile devices for ZDNet, Matthew Miller hosts a tour of the best smartphones in each of the last 10 years. And the winners are...

HTC sends out Power of 10 teaser; HTC One M10 may be coming soon

HTC did not offer up a flagship to compete with the new LG and Samsung phones at MWC this week, but may soon be revealing details of the rumored One M10.

DisplayMate analysis: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge top the Note 5 for best performing smartphone display ever

Samsung continues to lead in smartphone display technology and after six months as the king, the Galaxy Note 5 was dethroned by the new Galaxy S7.

Samsung Galaxy S7 US pre-orders start 23 February, available on 11 March

In just a couple of days customers will be able to place their pre-order for the new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Along with the high price comes a free Gear VR headset.

LG offers a unique customer experience through G5 modular smartphone accessories

It's a competitive smartphone market and to help secure its standing LG offers a wide variety of accessories and smart connected devices that help the LG G5 stand out from the crowd.

LG reveals G5 name, Quick Cover case, and likely metal phone construction

What comes first; the case or the phone? LG posted an official press release announcing the name of its next device, along with images of its new Quick Cover.

The best smartphones expected before, during, and after MWC 2016

The Nextbit Robin is shipping soon, invites from Samsung and LG are out, and rumors of other devices continue to develop. 2016 is starting out with plenty of new smartphones to consider.

T-Mobile BlackBerry Priv: Second look reveals keyboard and Hub are compelling

It seems the BlackBerry Priv I tested in November had hardware issues. A new device from T-Mobile and software updates radically altered my view on BlackBerry's first Android smartphone.

10 ways to boost your productivity with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note fans have had the Note 5 for six months and it will be another six before the next Note is announced. Grab your S Pen and apply some of these tips to master the art of the stylus.

Microsoft's Windows Phone revenue drops 49 percent, can a Surface phone be the savior of this sector?

The biggest fans of Windows phones may be the readers of ZDNet, but it appears even the fans aren't supporting Microsoft's latest smartphone hardware.

IDC: 2015 smartphone shipments pass 1.4 billion, Huawei joins elite group with 100 million units shipped

The pace of smartphone sales has slowed, but people are still buying new phones as more than 1.4 billion shipped in 2015.

Microsoft launches News Pro for iOS, relevant news for work

While there are plenty of news apps available for mobile devices, News Pro from Microsoft aims to provide work-related news instead of serving you gossip from the latest reality stars.

LG sells 59.7 million smartphones in 2015, two new flagships coming in 2016

LG posted its fourth quarter and full year 2015 results today. The home appliance and entertainment companies led the charge with the mobile communications business remaining fairly steady.

HTC's Jason Mackenzie promoted to global Executive Vice President

HTC just announced a couple of new promotions as it starts of 2016 with new virtual reality and wearable products.

Samsung modifies Galaxy Note 5 S Pen silo to prevent wrongful insertion issues

The Note 5 S Pen is a fantastic tool, but some folks found a way to break the S Pen by putting it in backwards. Samsung has reportedly fixed the design to prevent future issues.

Xiaomi sold more than 70 million smartphones in 2015, missing 80 million target

Chinese smartphone makers saw huge success in 2015. Huawei beat Xiaomi for worldwide shipments, but it's clear both are doing quite well.

Best mobile communications app gets better: Microsoft updates Outlook for iOS and Android

Microsoft continues to improve Outlook on mobile platforms. iOS users get new features while Android users finally get the improved iOS layout.

Nextbit Robin Android M smartphone shipping to early backers week of 16 February

The Nextbit team has been working hard to deliver its Kickstarter project smartphone and it looks like the phone will ship just two weeks after the original goal.

T-Mobile's John Legere's 2015 predictions were spot on, 2016 will push T-Mobile forward

T-Mobile had an amazing 2015 that included moving into third place behind AT&T and Verizon. It continues to shake up the US wireless industry and its CEO isn't slowing down.

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