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White House combats ban on cell phone unlocking

White House combats ban on cell phone unlocking

It looks like the White House has heard the voices of the 114,000+ people who believe that unlocking their cell phone should be a legal process. It too believes that banning people from unlocking their cell phones isn't fair, especially since people paid good money for those devices. Not only that, but the White House wants to also legalize the unlocking of tablet devices as well, since tablets fall under the same category as cell phones.

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Verizon cracks down on fake employee discounts

Verizon cracks down on fake employee discounts

It's been a long time coming, but Verizon Wireless may be finally cracking down on fake employee discounts. These are the discounts used by people who no longer work at a job that qualifies for Verizon Wireless's discounts. Verizon's employee discounts offer up to 15%-25% off its mobile phone service and up to 25% off of accessories. Verizon isn't the first company to crack down on employee discounts. Companies like Sprint began a similar process last year.

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IDC: smartphones WILL outsell feature phones this year

IDC: smartphones WILL outsell feature phones this year

It looks like 2013 is the year when smartphones finally outsell feature phones. It's been a long time coming, and the shipments of smartphones are finally expected to beat that of feature phones by 0.2%. The IDC (International Data Corporation) states that shipments of smartphones in 2013 is forecasted to equal 50.1% of all mobile phone shipments globally. The reason being that emerging markets are finally adapting more to the smartphone craze.

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Google CFO discusses reports of Samsung/Google conflicts

Google CFO discusses reports of Samsung/Google conflicts

There has been various reports about Google and Samsung's relationship being on the rocks due to Samsung's increasing success. The reports say that Samsung's dominance in the Android market had Google concerned about the future between the two companies. There were even reports that Google was conspiring with other manufacturers, like HTC and HP, to keep Samsung and its products in check. But Google's CFO, Patrick Pichette, has his own opinion on the topic.

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LG sells 10 million LTE smartphones worldwide

LG sells 10 million LTE smartphones worldwide

LG Electronics has announced that it has just reached another milestone by selling over 10 million of its LTE smartphones. This comes about 6 months after the company reached its first milestone of 5 million LTE smartphones sold. LG says that by including 4G LTE technology in its handsets, they are appealing to the growing needs of consumers who want devices capable of the fastest network speeds.

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MetroPCS moves back shareholders meeting to April 12th

MetroPCS moves back shareholders meeting to April 12th

MetroPCS has moved the date of its shareholders meeting back to April 12th. The special meeting will allow MetroPCS stockholders to vote for the pending T-Mobile merger. Following the meeting and the votes, MetroPCS believes that its merger with T-Mobile will be completed shortly after. MetroPCS encourages all of its shareholders to vote in favor of the proposal using their GREEN proxy card.

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Huawei plans to top Apple and Samsung in mobile market

Huawei plans to top Apple and Samsung in mobile market

We all know that many companies, like LG, Sony, and HTC, are gunning for the 3rd place position in the smartphone world. But would you ever guess that Huawei wanted to gun for that highly coveted position as well? Well not only that, but Huawei hopes to beat out Apple and Samsung for the #1 spot in the mobile market place in the coming years. Wan Biao, Chief Executive of Huawei's device division discussed with The Telegraph Huawei's goals for the future.

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55% of developers currently making games for mobile devices

55% of developers currently making games for mobile devices

Smartphones and tablets are currently the most popular devices for game developers to release games on. It shouldn't be surprising given how many people own smartphones and/or tablets, and want mobile games to play in order to pass the time. The Game Developers Conference polled over 2,500 North American game developers and asked them which platforms they're currently developing their games on.

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National Day of Unplugging encourages 24 hours of enlightenment

National Day of Unplugging encourages 24 hours of enlightenment

For a lot of us, having to spend 24 hours away from our smartphones and computers seems like a horrific nightmare. I mean, what are we? Cavemen? But that 24 hours could be a very enlightening experience, and that's exactly what the National Day of Unplugging wants to encourage. Obviously, if you're reading this post, you're not taking part in the National Day of Unplugging, but perhaps in the future you will.

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Windows Phone 8 will be upgradeable

Windows Phone 8 will be upgradeable

Microsoft has stated that its Windows Phone 8 series will be seeing updates in the future, unlike its Windows Phone 7 series that left many of its users stuck on outdated software. Greg Sullivan, a senior marketing manager at Microsoft, stated "We're going to have an upgrade path going forward. Windows Phone 8 can evolve. We have an architecture that enables portability and is fundamentally hardware independent."

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