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Nokia in talks to sell Vertu (again)

Nokia in talks to sell Vertu (again)

Reuters is reporting that Nokia is looking at potential buyers for the luxury phone brand yet again, this time with private equity firm EQT. Sources speaking to Reuters say that Nokia is hoping to take away €200 million (~$250 million). The deal is expected to go through sometime this week, but talks are still ongoing due to the problematic nature of separating the unit from Nokia.

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Nokia losing cash reserves at worrying pace

Nokia losing cash reserves at worrying pace

Nokia may be trying to make a comeback in the smartphone world by pairing with Microsoft and leveraging Windows Phone, but analysts are concerned that the company may be burning through its cash reserves too fast. Last quarter the Finnish smartphone manufacturer reported a $1.7 billion loss, and analysts fear the company may not be able to stop hemorrhaging money.

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HTC EVO 4G LTE delayed at Best Buy

HTC EVO 4G LTE delayed at Best Buy

Best Buy may have jumped the gun a little in throwing up a release date for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The company has now sent out emails to customers saying that the phone has been delayed, with no new date given so far. It comes after it was revealed that the HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE face a customs block, preventing the phones from being sold in the United States until they’ve been cleared of patent infringement.

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Samsung Galaxy S III hits 9m pre-orders worldwide

Samsung Galaxy S III hits 9m pre-orders worldwide

Say what you will about the Galaxy S III, but Samsung is going to sell mountains of phones. The Korea Economic Daily is reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S III has already amassed around 9 million pre-orders with over 100 global carriers. That’s made even more impressive by the fact that the phone isn’t even ready to go in the United States yet. Samsung revealed that 20 million Galaxy S IIs had been shipped worldwide back in February, so the sequel is firmly on track to break that number.

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Juniper: Apple thrashing Samsung on revenue

Juniper: Apple thrashing Samsung on revenue

Samsung has managed to supplant Nokia as the leading manufacturer of phones globally, but analysts are a little more confused about whether Samsung or Apple leads the smartphone race. A new report from Juniper Research suggests that while Samsung might indeed be the number one smartphone brand, Apple is making significantly more money.

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Walmart intros “Pay with Cash” for online shoppers

Walmart intros “Pay with Cash” for online shoppers

Walmart is launching a new scheme for those unable or unwilling to pay for items using a credit or debit card over the internet. The scheme is called “Pay with Cash”, and would let customers order items on Walmart’s website, then pay for the item at a local store in cash. Joel Anderson, CEO of Walmart, says that only 15% of Walmart transactions are carried out using credit cards, and there’s a large portion of customers dependant on cash.

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Raspberry Pi racks up 100k orders from one store

Raspberry Pi racks up 100k orders from one store

Massive support has been found out there in the gadget-loving world for the tiny computer known as Raspberry Pi. This little beast has had its 100,000th order counted up at element14 for pre-orders starting back in late February. This number is also just part of the massive 350,000 orders counted up total for the device at stores worldwide. The manufacturing and distributing of this device are being worked on by teams doing "diligent" work to get all orders out by their cut-off date this late spring and summer - if you ordered by April 18th, in fact, you can expect your order to come in by the end of June!

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Apple’s iCloud hits 125 million users since launch

Apple’s iCloud hits 125 million users since launch

Apple's Q2 earnings call today is reporting all sorts of impressive information and numbers. While sharing details on revenue, and the fact that they sold around 35 million iPhone's Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced that the company now has over 125 million iCloud users since launching in October -- adding over 25 million in the past two months alone.

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AT&T set to spend $150m on Lumia 900 campaign

AT&T set to spend $150m on Lumia 900 campaign

Forget the iPhone. We are hearing AT&T is pulling out all the stops, along with their checkbook, and will be spending around $150 million on the Nokia Lumia 900 ad campaign. If recent reports from AdAge are accurate, AT&T will be going above and beyond what they did with the iPhone and will be spending plenty of green this month for Lumia marketing.

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Analysts predict tepid Nokia Lumia 900 sales

Analysts predict tepid Nokia Lumia 900 sales

While Nokia and AT&T are trying everything in their power to put the Lumia 900 in the minds of consumers, analysts are predicting lacklustre sales figures. Critics cite the fact that while Nokia is a known brand in the United States, it doesn’t carry the same weight as Apple or Samsung. Whatever comes of the Lumia 900 launch, it will set the stage for Nokia’s success or failure in the US smartphone market.

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Why the iPad Heat is Linked to Hot Sales

Why the iPad Heat is Linked to Hot Sales

This month the 2012 refresh of one of Apple's hottest commodities has been released: the iPad, and with it has come a surprising revelation on the part of hundreds if not thousands of customers - it gets hot when you use it! Imagine Apple's surprise when they found that their product, which does indeed stick inside their own specifications for heat index, was suddenly the center of a hot laps and hands situation. Here's my question for you, consumers and readers alike: have you personally felt an iPad that was significantly hotter than any other modern tablet that you also concurrently own?

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iPhone overtook BlackBerry sales in Canada last year

iPhone overtook BlackBerry sales in Canada last year

How times change. Back in 2008, RIM was comfortably outselling the iPhone with BlackBerry handsets by a factor of five to one. Now, just a few short years later, the tables have been turned. The iPhone is now outselling Blackberry handsets, and in RIM’s home country of Canada no less.

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