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  • SEOUL, Oct 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co said it expects third-quarter operating profit grew 5.6 percent, beating estimates, as a pickup in chip and display earnings likely offset the impact of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone recall. In a brief regulatory filing, the world's biggest smartphone maker said on Friday July-September profit was likely 7.8...

  • SEOUL, Oct 7- Samsung Electronics Co said it expects third-quarter operating profit rose 5.6 percent, beating estimates, as a pickup in chip and display business likely offset the impact of a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The world's biggest smartphone maker said on Friday in a brief regulatory filing July-September profit was likely 7.8...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday announced a new "Pixel" smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc's iPhone at the high end of the $400 billion global smartphone market. "The thinking is that if we can work on hardware and software...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday announced a new "Pixel" smartphone and a virtual reality headset, making a concerted move into consumer electronics and challenging Apple Inc's iPhone at the high end of the more than $400 billion global smartphone market. A string of announcements, including the $649 Pixel, a new Wi-Fi router and its...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday announced a new "Pixel" smartphone and a virtual reality headset, making a concerted move into home electronics and challenging Apple Inc's iPhone at the high end of the more than $400 billion global smartphone market. The string of announcements, including the $649 Pixel, a new Wifi router and its voice...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday announced a new "Pixel" smartphone and a virtual reality headset, the company's latest effort to sell consumers on Google-branded devices and to challenge Apple Inc's iPhone at the high end of the more than $400 billion global market. The new phone starts at a price of $649, and Google is working with...

  • Oct 4- Alphabet Inc's Google is expected to unveil new smartphones at an event on Tuesday, the company's latest effort to sell consumers on a Google-branded device and to challenge Apple Inc at the high end of the market. Analysts predict the San Francisco product launch will also showcase other Google hardware initiatives, including a voice-controlled...

  • TAIPEI, Oct 3- Mobile phone maker FIH Mobile Ltd warned on Monday its consolidated net profit would more than halve this year as weaker sales dent business at the Hong Kong- listed unit of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. The 52- percent slide in profit expected by FIH Mobile underscores the challenges of a saturated smartphone industry and slowdown in demand from...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed. Google received a copy in April in which the European Commission accused it of using its dominant Android...

  • Sept 28- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it was working with a U.S. consumer product safety regulator to address safety issues related to some of its top-load washing machines. The world's top smartphone maker is already reeling from a global recall of at least 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets due to faulty batteries causing some phones to catch fire.

  • In a model for how it plans to keep BlackBerry-branded handsets in the market, the company said it had signed a deal with Indonesia's BB Merah Putih to manufacture, distribute and promote new devices in that country, its largest handset market. BlackBerry said it was in late-stage discussions for a similar deal in China and working on several India initiatives.

  • TORONTO, Sept 28- BlackBerry Ltd will outsource the development and design of its smartphones, a product category it helped pioneer and popularize, as the Canadian company bets on software and managing rival devices, it said on Wednesday. The company signed a deal with Indonesia's BB Merah Putih to manufacture, distribute and promote its branded devices in that...

  • TORONTO, Sept 28- BlackBerry Ltd will outsource the development and design of its smartphones, a product category it helped pioneer and popularize, as the Canadian company bets on software and managing rival devices, it said on Wednesday. The company signed a deal with Indonesia's BB Merah Putih to manufacture, distribute and promote its branded devices in that...

  • SEOUL, Sept 25- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung announced on Sept. 2 a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets, including South...

  • SEOUL, Sept 25- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it was delaying the start of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales in South Korea by three days to Oct. 1, a move it says is needed for speedy completion of the ongoing recall in the country. Samsung earlier this month initiated a recall of at least 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in 10 markets...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Sept 23- Tanzania has regained full ownership of the country's oldest telecoms operator after buying out a 35 percent stake from India's Bharti Airtel. Like other African countries, mobile phone use has surged in Tanzania over the past decade, helped by cheaper smartphones, with mobile phone subscribers rising by 25 percent in 2015 to 39.8 million,...

  • TORONTO, Sept 21- BlackBerry Ltd has agreed to offer anti-hacking software from a startup that last year discovered a major Android bug, it said on Wednesday, as the once-dominant smartphone company seeks to leverage ties to corporate and government clients to boost its software revenue. BlackBerry's enterprise sales force will resell Zimperium's zIPS...

  • SEOUL, Sept 21- U.S. carrier Verizon Communications Inc has begun taking orders for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after having stopped sales of the device earlier due to fire-prone batteries. Samsung has recalled about 1 million Note 7 smartphones in the United States, offering to replace or refund the flagship phones.

  • Samsung Note 7 phone

    Samsung says an investigation into one Galaxy Note 7 fire in China found no battery problem, while it couldn't access the other phone.

  • SEOUL/ BEIJING, Sept 19- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in China that reportedly caught fire was damaged by external heating. Battery supplier Amperex Technology Limited said earlier in the day it investigated the damaged Samsung phone with the South Korean smartphone maker and determined that its battery was...