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Smartphone shipments top 1.5b in 2016 with Apple leading in Q4

Smartphone shipments top 1.5b in 2016 with Apple leading in Q4

It appears that 2016 was a pretty good year for the smartphone industry, at least according to new data from Strategy Analytics. The analytics firm announced that smartphone shipments managed to hit an impressive 1.49 billion last year. That's a new record for the industry, and it represents a 3% year-over-year rise in total smartphone shipments from 2015.

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iPhone sales set new record but iPad plummet continues in Q1 2017

iPhone sales set new record but iPad plummet continues in Q1 2017

Apple has announced its latest first quarter earnings, revealing good numbers mostly across the board, including an all-time quarterly revenue record. iPhone sales are particularly exciting, with company CEO Tim Cook announcing that Apple sold more iPhones over this past holiday season than ever before. It wasn't all good news, though, as the iPad -- while climbing a bit over the company's Q4 2016 numbers -- saw significant year-on-year decreases.

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Google Pixel 2 might be even more expensive

Google Pixel 2 might be even more expensive

Is it too early to begin talking about the Pixel 2? Some would almost certainly say yes, but the mysterious, unnamed sources responsible for keeping the rumor mill churning say no. We're hearing a lot of new information about Google's follow up to the Pixel today - all of it is interesting but none of it is confirmed, so proceed with caution.

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Galaxy S7 edge owners report vertical pink line display issue

Galaxy S7 edge owners report vertical pink line display issue

Many Galaxy S7 edge owners are reporting a problem in which the display on their Samsung handset develops a vertical pink line running from the top to the bottom of the handset. Reports of this issue have been popping up online for months, including in a large 33-page thread on Samsung’s own forums. No attempts to fix the problem have been permanently successful, according to handset owners, short of exchanging the device or sending it in for servicing.

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Vertu presents its latest in absurdly expensive phones

Vertu presents its latest in absurdly expensive phones

If you're the type of person who likes a phone that makes a statement, you can't really go wrong with the new Vertu Constellation. The Constellation is the latest in the line of ultra-expensive smartphones from British manufacturer Vertu, and luxury is definitely the name of the game. With anodized aluminum, a soft leather back, and even inset rubies, you'd be hard pressed to find a phone more expensive than this.

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Android Nougat update comes to HTC 10 and other handsets

Android Nougat update comes to HTC 10 and other handsets

It's a big day for HTC handsets and Android Nougat updates, it seems. HTC announced today that it has resumed the Nougat update for the HTC 10 in the UK. For the moment, the Nougat update is only available to users in the UK, but it will be rolling out to additional regions shortly.

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Galaxy Note 7 fires reportedly blamed on battery size, manufacturing defects

Galaxy Note 7 fires reportedly blamed on battery size, manufacturing defects

Late last night, we found out that Samsung plans to reveal the cause of the much-reported Galaxy Note 7 fires in a press conference on Monday. The live streamed press conference will end a months-long investigation into the cause of the fires, but ahead of it a new report is telling us what we might be able to expect.

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Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 phone lands at Microsoft Store unlocked

Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 phone lands at Microsoft Store unlocked

A couple of months after arriving at T-Mobile, the Alcatel Idol 4S has landed at select Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada. In a world where Windows on phones is becoming more and more rare, Alcatel has outfitted its Idol 4S with Windows 10, making it VR compatible to boot. The version arriving at Microsoft Stores today is unlocked, and should work on any GSM network in the US and Canada.

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Kantar: iPhone takes top sales spot in early holiday shopping season

Kantar: iPhone takes top sales spot in early holiday shopping season

There's always an interest in seeing which brand of phone did the best during the holiday season, and new insights Kantar Worldpanel suggest that iPhone is the winner for 2016. The analytics firm looked at data for the three months ending November 2016, and is reporting that the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s were the three most popular smartphones during that period in the US. This shows strong sales at the beginning of the holiday shopping season, which would presumably carry over into December.

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ASUS ZenFone AR hands-on: Daydream and Tango under one roof

ASUS ZenFone AR hands-on: Daydream and Tango under one roof

The ZenFone 3 Zoom wasn't the only phone ASUS brought to CES, introducing us to the ZenFone AR as well. Of course, we had a feeling that such a phone would get a reveal thanks to an early leak from Qualcomm, but at this point, that's neither here nor there. The ZenFone AR has been made official, and it packs support for Google Tango and Daydream into the same device.

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom hands-on: Dual-12MP Android

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom hands-on: Dual-12MP Android

As expected, ASUS has arrived at CES 2017 with the ZenFone 3 Zoom in tow. ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took the stage in Las Vegas to introduce us to the phone, which is looking to make a name for itself in the currently camera-focused smartphone market. The 5.5-inch smartphone features a dual camera set up that's capable of achieving an impressive 12x zoom, putting a lot of other smartphone cameras in check.

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Honor 6X hands-on: Bokeh on a budget

Honor 6X hands-on: Bokeh on a budget

Honor may be obsessed with Millennials and youth, but its ambitions of cornering the affordable Android smartphone market aren't just good news for the young. Joining the team on Huawei's offshoot is the new Honor 6X, originally announced in China back in October, but given its North American and European pricing at CES 2017 today. The price is certainly enough to catch the eye, at $250 unlocked and SIM-free in the US.

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