Operators lay groundwork for global LTE roaming

More subscribers, networks with better coverage and devices that can be used in more countries are converging to make LTE roaming a more viable proposition, with some operators already offering such services on a limited scale and more on the way.

Tizen mobile OS shows some teething issues

Mobile operators are passionate about the Tizen OS, but it appears there's a lot of work to do before the smartphones running it will go on sale later this year.

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Huawei shows LTE-equipped Ascend P2 with beefy battery

Huawei Technologies has expanded its device portfolio with the LTE-equipped Ascend P2 as the company hopes to climb upwards in the smartphone market.

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Orange unveils its first LTE smartphone under its name

Orange has announced the addition of three smartphones to its device range, including its first LTE smartphone, the Lumo.

BlackBerry gets ready to ship limited edition Z10 to developers

BlackBerry is getting closer to shipping a red, limited edition version of the Z10 to selected developers who have created applications for its new BlackBerry 10 OS.

Apple phone sales overtake Samsung for the first time

Apple managed to outsell Samsung Electronics by almost one million units to become the number one mobile phone vendor in the U.S. for the first time ever during the fourth quarter, according to Strategy Analytics.

Samsung lowers cost of LTE smartphones with Galaxy Express

Samsung Electronics is expanding its portfolio of LTE smartphones with an international version of the Galaxy Express with a lower price tag to help make the technology accessible to more users.

RIM cuts prices in European BlackBerry World store

Research In Motion is lowering the cost of the cheapest application price tier on BlackBerry World in order to make applications more attractive, as the company prepares to launch BlackBerry 10.

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Lumia smartphone sales improve, as Nokia turns a profit

Nokia swung to a net profit during the fourth quarter, as it sold a growing number of Windows Phone-based smartphones.

Phone makers switch focus to batteries, not thickness

LG and Huawei are putting 3,000mAh batteries in the their latest smartphones

RIM renames store to BlackBerry World as more content is added

Research In Motion has renamed its web store BlackBerry World, as it gets ready to add more content ahead of the launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system.

Sony Xperia 10.1-inch tablet Z is thinner than iPad Mini

Sony has expanded its portfolio of Android-based products with the Tablet Z, which is thinner and lighter than competing products from Apple and Google.

Nokia Lumia 820 owners can customize their phone with 3D printers

Nokia is embracing the 3D printing community by releasing files that will let smartphone users create their own custom shells.

iPhone 5, Galaxy S III users fingered as biggest data hogs

Apple iPhone 5 users consume the most cellular data, while owners of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III upload more data than any other smartphone, according to a survey conducted by Arieso.

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Qualcomm technology boosts streaming on home networks

Qualcomm Atheros is rolling out StreamBoost, a technology that will be used in Wi-Fi routers and gateways to improve the performance of movies and games streamed over wireless home networks.

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