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ABI: Budget smartphones will equal half of all smartphone shipments in future

ABI: Budget smartphones will equal half of all smartphone shipments in future

It looks like it won't just be low-cost Android tablets that will see a huge boost in the market, but low-budget smartphones as well. According to ABI Research, in the year 2018, budget smartphones will equal about 46% of all smartphone shipments, which is 28% higher than today. Currently, 259 million budget smartphones are expected to ship this year, but in 5 years, that number will increase to a whopping 788 million.

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Huawei no longer focused on the U.S. market [UPDATE: Statement]

Huawei no longer focused on the U.S. market [UPDATE: Statement]

Huawei, who was once excited to be bringing more of its smartphones into the United States later this year, has decided to stop focusing its priorities on the U.S market, and instead will focus its efforts on bringing its products to the rest of the world. The company stated that its change in focus is due to "geopolitical reasons". For quite a while now, Huawei has been under fire from the United States, Canada, and even the EU due to allegations that the Chinese government is using its smartphones to spy on other nations.

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Firefox OS developer phones sell out in matter of hours

Firefox OS developer phones sell out in matter of hours

Yesterday, Mozilla announced that a retailer by the name of Geeksphone would begin selling the first Firefox OS developer phones today, and true to its word, not only did Geeksphone put the phones up on sale, it managed to sell out its entire available supply within a matter of hours. Previously, Mozilla stated that it was going to sell and ship the phones in February, but it wasn't able to keep its promise.

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T-Mobile’s first day iPhone sales exceeds all expectations

T-Mobile’s first day iPhone sales exceeds all expectations

T-Mobile was more than pleasantly surprised when it discovered that in almost all of its 3,000 stores across the nation, people were lining up in order to purchase an iPhone. It was the only major carrier to not sell the iPhone. Even prepaid carriers like Virgin Mobile USA and Cricket got their hands on the iPhone before T-Mobile could. T-Mobile tried to play things off by saying it didn't need an iPhone because it had a large selection of Android devices that were even better than the iPhone, but yesterday's turnout proved otherwise.

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LG to expand its retail stores in emerging markets

LG to expand its retail stores in emerging markets

LG is looking to expand its retail stores in overseas locations by up to 20% this year. It plans on opening up around 600 new retail locations in various emerging markets, including India, the Middle East, and Africa. It currently has 3,000 retail stores located all around the world. Its primary reason for doing so is to increases its smartphone market share, however, its retail locations will also be selling its other consumer electronics as well.

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USPTO invalidates Apple’s “Bounce-Back” patent once again

USPTO invalidates Apple’s “Bounce-Back” patent once again

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has once again invalidated Apple's "bounce-back" patent. The patent, labeled patent # 7,469,381, was one of Apple's major patents in its lawsuit against Samsung. It provides the "bounce-back" feature that bounces the screen back upward if the user scrolls past the end of a page/document. The patent also includes other features including dragging documents, rotating documents, list scrolling, scaling, and many other features.

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The cellphone turns 40 years old today

The cellphone turns 40 years old today

Mobile phones may not be anything too special these days, but 40 years ago today, the world's first cellphone was just being born, and it was all the rage. On April 3, 1973, the first call from a cellphone was made by the inventor himself, Marty Cooper, where he called out to his rival: the head of the research department at Bell Labs, Joel Engel.

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Over 500m devices connected to internet in U.S.

Over 500m devices connected to internet in U.S.

A new analysis performed by The NPD Group shows that the United States has hit an impressive milestone. There are currently over 500 million internet-connected devices all across the nation. These devices include smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, video-game consoles, HDTVs, Blu-Ray players, and more. The NPD Group says that the main driver for this number is the increase in smartphone and tablet ownership.

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