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Apple-Led Rockstar Consortium Sells off Smartphone Patents

The Rockstar Consortium has agreed to sell about 4,000 smartphone and other technology patents to RPX Clearinghouse for $900 million. Rockstar, which is made up of Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony, purchased the patents from the bankrupt Nortel Networks back in 2011 for $4.5 billion. RPX announced in a press release that it plans [...]

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Study Recovers Personal Data on Old Android Phones

As consumers constantly upgrade to the latest model, the question becomes what to do with that old smartphone? The obvious answer is to sell it for a little cash on eBay, but that might not be such a great idea if you’re counting on Android’s factory reset option to protect your personal data. Security software [...]

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Google Shows Off Three Android Wear Smartwatches

Android Wear, Google’s operating system for smartwatches and other wearable devices, has arrived. At the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco this week, Google showed off three smartwatches running the OS: the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Moto 360. LG’s watch will sell for $229, while Samsung’s device will cost $199. Both [...]

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Google Releases Android L Preview

Google’s Android operating system is the number one OS for smartphones, but the company isn’t resting on its laurels. The next generation of Android is on the horizon and the company has released a preview version for developers. While versions of Android are usually named after sweets, such as the current KitKat, so far the [...]

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Amazon Announces Fire Phone Smartphone

Telecom Monthly is back and we’re getting caught up on June’s biggest stories. One of the biggest news items in the mobile sector this month was Amazon’s unveiling of its first smartphone. The Fire Phone marks Amazon’s long expected entry into the competitive smartphone industry and will go on sale starting July 25. The device [...]

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Samsung Announces First Tizen Smartphone

Samsung has announced the first smartphone running on its Tizen operating system. The Samsung Z features a 4.8-inch AMOLED display, a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, and a 2600mAh battery. It also features a fingerprint sensor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front camera. The phone will launch in Russia in the third quarter of the [...]

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Microsoft Reportedly Preparing Smartwatch

Microsoft is reportedly working on a smartwatch that will monitor a user’s heart rate and sync with smartphones, according to a report by Forbes. The report states that the device draws on Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect division’s optical engineering experience to provide continuous heart rate measurement without the need to activate a specific switch. Naturally, the [...]

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Samsung to Launch Tizen Phone by End of Q2

Samsung plans to launch its first smartphone running its Tizen operating system by the end of the second quarter of the year. The company told Reuters that it is working to introduce two smartphones running the self-developed OS as an alternative to the Android devices for which it is best known. Yoon Han-kil, the senior [...]

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HTC Reports Q1 Loss, But Sees Signs of Recovery

HTC has reported another disappointing quarter, though there are hopes that the recently released HTC One M8 could turn things around. The smartphone maker posted a net loss of 1.88 billion Taiwanese dollars, about $62 million, for the first quarter of 2014. Though HTC warned analysts to expect a loss, its sales of NT$33.12 billion [...]

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HTC One M8 Hits Stores Today

HTC launched its new flagship smartphone at a press conference in New York today and it’s already available to buy from some sources. The HTC One M8, the sequel to the original HTC One, is packed with a quad-core processor, two rear cameras, and an improved Sense 6.0 user interface. Of course, as with the [...]

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