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10 best smartphones for the 2015 holiday season

We've spent time with most of the latest and greatest smartphones with the others having been revealed in all their glory. Find out which ones Matthew Miller thinks are the best.

BlackBerry Priv briefly appears for pre-order at a whopping $749

BlackBerry is getting ready to launch its first Android smartphone, the Priv. We now know all the specs and even a possible price with rumors that official pre-orders may kick off on Friday.

ZTE announces 64GB Axon Pro and $330 Axon Android smartphones for US market

ZTE USA continues to take action to provide US consumers with high spec, low cost smartphones. It dropped the previous 32GB Axon Pro by $50 and added two more device models to the line.

Six reasons to consider the HTC One A9 instead of the Apple iPhone 6

HTC just revealed its Android iPhone clone yesterday and despite the stark similarity, there are plenty of reasons to still consider an HTC One A9.

HTC One A9 first look: Radical design changes with a price $250 less than the iPhone 6

The HTC One A9 is HTC's latest One series device, that shows a substantial departure from the curved back, BoomSound front-facing speakers, and unique camera innovations of the past.

Five reasons the Google Nexus 6P and 5X are good for business

Google's new Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphones are now shipping to customers. There are several reasons that businesses should consider them, as explained in this article and the two full reviews.

Hands-on: Trident Case Aegis Pro for Note 5 and Aegis for iPhone 6s Plus

Many people wrap a protective case around their smartphone. Trident Case offers several models for popular smartphones and we wrapped a couple around our newest smartphones.

Microsoft shows off the magic of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL camera

As we get closer to the launch of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, Microsoft is starting to reveal more details about these phones. The camera may be the best ever on a Lumia and I am thrilled.

Hands-on with the Cat S40 smartphone: Android phone built for dirty jobs

We don't all spend our day working inside the comfort of an office. For those who work out in the elements, there are phones such as the Cat S40.

Thanks to Microsoft, iPhone 6s Plus is now a great enterprise smartphone

Without Microsoft's support of iOS, I'd most likely have left the Apple iPhone behind. Thankfully, Microsoft continues to actively support iOS and propels the iPhone 6s Plus to become my primary device.

ZTE announces new lease-to-own program for mobile devices

ZTE continues to actively engage customers in the US through high quality, reasonably priced products. The new hardware payment program lowers the entry barrier to new buyers.

Apple iPhone 6s Plus innovation and ecosystem keep it in my pocket (Return date decision)

The new iPhone 6s Plus is the most significant 's' upgrade yet. Another new phone has made it past the expiration of the return period and this one is now serving as my primary device.

Cat Phones announces Cat S40 rugged Android smartphone for the US market

Our smartphones are often the computer we use the most and when you are out in the mud, snow, or water you still need a device to perform. The Cat S40 is designed to go into these environments with you.

Early battery benchmarks show iPhone 6s A9 chip differences: Check your chip

The Apple iPhone 6s A9 chip was supplied by two different vendors and is sized a bit differently. Testing continues on the new chip to see if there are any differences in performance.

If Microsoft builds it, will carriers come? Not for the Lumia 950 and 950 XL

Microsoft continues to fight for scraps in the smartphone market. Launching a product in the US without wide carrier support is unlikely to change the landscape.

Hands-on with the Urban Armor Gear Scout for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

UAG is my go-to case manufacturer when a new device is launched. Its cases are lightweight, provide excellent back and side protection, and look great too.

HTC revealing fall hero smartphone device via online event on October 20th

HTC needs to show it remains competitive in the high end smartphone market and on October 20th we'll see if it has what it takes.

Hands-on impressions of the Google Nexus 5X and 6P: Solid, gorgeous phones at reasonable prices

Google officially took the wraps off its two newest Nexus devices and I spent some time trying them both out. These will appeal to consumers more than the Nexus 6 ever did.

Samsung Pay launched in US: Accepted at more locations than Apple Pay and Android Pay

Samsung Pay not only supports the NFC payment method found in iOS and Android devices, but also supports MST. This means you can use it just about anywhere you swipe a card in the US.

One month with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5: A device that may justify my iPhone 6s Plus return

Samsung radically changed the Note design with the Note 5 by removing the expandable storage option and integrating the battery. However, Samsung also pushed mobile technology to the limits while Apple continues to slowly iterate.

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