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  • Sailfish OS Maker, Jolla, On Questing For Scale In The Age Of Android

    Sailfish OS Maker, Jolla, On Questing For Scale In The Age Of Android

    "It's not every day that a new mobile operating system is born," says Jolla's Marc Dillon preaching to a congregation of the curious from atop a stool at Jolla's booth at the 2014 Mobile World Congress. This is the world's largest mobile device-focused gathering. The show which annually transforms Barcelona into a city of suits and queues and shiny things. Read More

  • A Closer Look At Blackphone, The Android Smartphone That Simplifies Privacy

    A Closer Look At Blackphone, The Android Smartphone That Simplifies Privacy

    One of the more interesting devices here at Mobile World Congress is Blackphone: a pro-privacy handset being developed by Spanish startup Geeksphone, in partnership with U.S. security company Silent Circle using a “security-oriented” Android build called PrivatOS. Read More

  • Samsung Is Looking For Some Good Wearable Developers

    Samsung Is Looking For Some Good Wearable Developers

    At Samsung’s MWC Developer Day today, the company introduced several software development kits with the hope of luring developers to its platforms. Among the kits were several aimed at the company’s just-announced wearables including the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. Samsung needs 3rd party developers to make these products successful. Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, president and head of the Media Solution… Read More

  • Hands On With The Xperia Z2, Sony’s Multimedia-Loving 4K-Shooting Flagship Phone

    Hands On With The Xperia Z2, Sony’s Multimedia-Loving 4K-Shooting Flagship Phone

    Sony's new flagship Android, the Xperia Z2, risks being overshadowed here at MWC by Samsung's latest electronic tub-thumper, the Galaxy S5. But not on the show floor at least -- where a phalanx of Z2 are massed in Sony's booth, ready for the masses to fondle. Read More

  • Hands On With The Galaxy S5 And The New Galaxy Gear Bands

    Hands On With The Galaxy S5 And The New Galaxy Gear Bands

    We came, we saw, we checked our heart rates. As Samsung moves into wearable territory with the new Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 bands, including the Neo and the Fit, we found that the devices were less about taking photos, media sharing, and other frippery and more about active designs aimed at users who are running, hiking, and braving suburban environments. Read More

  • HTC And Nokia Troll Samsung

    HTC And Nokia Troll Samsung

    As the classic saying goes, don’t hate the player, hate the game. But HTC and Nokia couldn’t help themselves yesterday during Samsung’s big Galaxy S5 reveal and took to Twitter for a bit of internet trolling. HTC, again, reminded its followers about a big reveal on March 25th. The President of HTC America threw down as well, tweeting the image comparing the gold Galaxy S5 to a… Read More

  • LinkedIn Mobile Usage Approaching A Majority — Now At 41%

    LinkedIn Mobile Usage Approaching A Majority — Now At 41%

    Veteran professional social network LinkedIn grew up on the desktop and is in the midst of retooling its 277 million-user strong business for a mobile-focused digital world. Today it said it’s now just nine percentage points off having its ‘mobile moment’ — aka the point when the proportion of users visiting the service via mobile devices tips into a majority. Speaking in a… Read More

  • Samsung To Release A Galaxy S5 With An 8-Core Processor

    Samsung To Release A Galaxy S5 With An 8-Core Processor

    Samsung has quietly announced that there will be two variations of the Galaxy S5. One will run the quad-core Snapdragon 801 with a 2.5GHz clock speed along with another model powered by an octo-core Exynos SoC running at 2.1GHz. 8 cores. 2.1Ghz. All that power, all those cores. In the palm your sweaty little hands. The details are still on the light side but Samsung has done this in the past. Read More

  • BlackBerry Introduces The Z3, Its First Foxconn Phone, And The Q20 QWERTY Handset

    BlackBerry Introduces The Z3, Its First Foxconn Phone, And The Q20 QWERTY Handset

    BlackBerry has a couple of new smartphones in the offing, including the first sourced from new strategic partner Foxconn. The first Foxconn BlackBerry is the Z3, a Nokia-like touchscreen smartphone with rounded sides, a 5-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of on board storage. The Z3 is targeted specifically at customers in Indonesia, which is where… Read More

  • Tell Us The Damn Prices, Samsung

    Tell Us The Damn Prices, Samsung

    Samsung just unloaded its mobile product pipeline in Barcelona. All at once, the company revealed the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Nano and Gear Fit. These are legitimately exciting products. The Galaxy S5 packs new sensors and is finally waterproof like Sony’s smartphones. It’s pushing into phablet territory with a 5.1-inch, 1920×1080 display, and it comes with a fingerprint reader on the… Read More