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Samsung sees slight Q4 2013 slide as smartphone sales stumble

Samsung sees slight Q4 2013 slide as smartphone sales stumble

Samsung saw a slight dip in operating profit in Q4 2013, down to 8.3 trillion won ($7.73bn), despite tablet demand increasing "substantially". The South Korean company blamed a quarter-on-quarter dip in mobile earnings on an increase in marketing costs and other one-off expenses, while smartphone sales rose quarter-on-quarter but failed to quite match the highs of Q4 2012. Meanwhile, in TVs - traditionally over the past few years a dwindling market - Samsung actually had some good news.

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Galaxy Note 3 Neo vs Galaxy Note 3 2013: release imminent

Galaxy Note 3 Neo vs Galaxy Note 3 2013: release imminent

Right on top of the release of the Rose Gold color for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for Verizon comes word that the Galaxy Note 3 "Neo" will be appearing on the market soon. This Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo device will work with an Exynos 5260 processor with 6x CPU cores, four clocked at 1.3Ghz and another two at 1.7Ghz. The display of this device is 5.5-inches with a resolution at 720 x 1280, coming in just under the size of the original Galaxy Note 3.

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Samsung bringing Galaxy wares to illycaffe shops via new partnership

Samsung bringing Galaxy wares to illycaffe shops via new partnership

Samsung and illycaffe have announced a new "multiyear" partnership that, according to the Korean company, enhances the experience for shoppers at the retailer's various so-called flagship stores. The details on what exactly the partnership brings is a bit on the light side, but it seems Galaxy tablets and related devices will be coming to the coffee shop's stores, as well as what is being referred to as "Samsung Angels".

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