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French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile U.S.

Iliad's offer could complicate a reported bid in the works by Sprint

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Microsoft readies Windows Phone 8.1 update with smart covers and big-screen support

The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.

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Samsung delays launch of Tizen smartphone

The phone running an alternative to Android was set to debut in Russia

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.

Google Launches Brand New Play Store

The Google Play store’s dramatic redesign was unveiled today after much anticipation. The new design attempts to brighten up the app store experience, improving usability, capability, and appearance all at once.

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

Most new postpaid smartphone users are choosing monthly payments over subsidized prices

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Why smartphone screens are getting bigger: Specs reveal a surprising story

Bigger phone screens didn't just happen. We tracked the size trend since 2007 to see how and why smartphones have grown.

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Nokia's 'Cyan' update rolls out Windows Phone 8.1 to all WP8 Lumia handsets

The huge improvements in Windows Phone 8.1 will soon be available without jumping through any hoops.

Rapid Review: OnePlus One

This powerful phone is free of carrier restrictions and comes with a whole host of customizable options. If only other flagship makers could be this wild and free.

Voice Ads Coming to Your Mobile Devices

A company called Nuance Mobile is adding a whole new dimension to the mobile advertising market. Its new “Nuance Voice” service allows users to converse with the advertisements on their mobile devices.

Senate committee approves mobile phone unlocking bill

The legislation would overturn a Library of Congress decision to remove legal protections for unlocking