Don't-Miss Phone Stories

Up close with the Aquos Crystal phone and its edge-to-edge screen

Sharp's skinny bezel Aquos Crystal smartphone is launching in the U.S. on Sprint and its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

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Amazon stokes its Fire Phone with Fire OS 3.5.1 software update

The update brings a few small but helpful features, like deleting email from the home screen, and making 11-frame GIFs in the camera app.

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Moto 360, Moto X+1 may finally appear September 4

A Motorola press invite teases what could be the anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch and successors to the Moto X and Moto G.

on greenbot.com

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha with a new design approach

Samsung's latest smartphone tries to catch up to higher-end devices with more robust design and construction.

on greenbot.com

Halo Infiltrates Windows 8 Mobile Devices in July

The popular gaming franchise expands its reach with a new story and a new design.

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OnePlus decides the best way to sell its phone is to ask women to degrade themselves

The company pulls its own misandrist faux pas with its "Ladies First" campaign, which asks women to post selfies of themselves in the official forums.

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The HTC One (M8) smartphone gets MirrorLink compatibility for safer car use

Your phone and your car’s display, happy together. Soon, you’ll be able to plug the HTC One into a MirrorLink-compatible car and use the phone’s interface and specially designed apps without dangerous distraction.

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FCC requires text-to-911 from carriers, apps

The commission votes to require mobile carriers and texting apps to adopt text-to-911 functionality

Verizon Releasing a Major Software Update for the Galaxy S3

Update brings a host of fixes and new features, including Multi-Window capability and the Best Shot camera feature.

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Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state

on pcworld.com

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Tests reveal T-Mobile smartphones have better battery life than those from other carriers

It's speculated that T-Mobile smartphones could last longer due to network efficiency or lack of pre-installed software.

on greenbot.com

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Verizon fires back at FCC over data throttling

The Federal Communication Commission called out Verizon last week for its plans to throttle customers with unlimited data plans who use the most data, so the carrier responded by noting that rival wireless providers do the exact same thing.

Reading List: Will we see the next iPhone on September 9? Reply hazy, ask again later

Knock knock. Who's there? Oh, just some Apple news for Tuesday, August 5th.

on macworld.com

Friendly skies likely to remain that way, as feds look to keep ban on in-flight mobile calls

All signs point to the U.S. Department of Transportation putting the kibosh on allowing you to make calls during flights. That's bad news for hard-charging road warriors, but great news for anyone seated around them.

Thanks, Obama: Now you can legally unlock your smartphone if you want to

The President has signed a bill into law that will let you take your device to whatever carrier you'd rather be with.