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  • *New version of retro phone 3310 priced at 49 euros. Nokia also launched four moderately priced smartphones ranging from 139 to 299 euros. It gets a lot of affection from millions and millions of people, "Nokia Chief Executive Rajeev Suri told a news conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the telecom industry's largest annual trade fair.

  • NEW YORK— Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone. That's partly so that Samsung wouldn't have to share the stage with its smartphone rivals at the Mobile World Congress trade show, which begins Monday in Barcelona, Spain. "The microscope is going to be firmly on Samsung," said Geoff Blaber, an analyst with the research...

  • BARCELONA, Feb 26- Huawei is introducing a mass-market version of its premium business phone, to take advantage of a gap created by the withdrawal of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 after a crisis with its batteries catching fire. Huawei has aggressively expanded its mid- to high-end phones and is going head to head in Asia and Europe with Apple and Samsung in the...

  • NEW YORK— Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone. Samsung recalled millions of Note 7 phones after dozens overheated and caught on fire. "We started by placing these two as far apart as possible and then built the phone around it," LG spokesman Frank Lee said.

  • BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 25- Blackberry Ltd may have exited the device business, but fans of the pioneering email machine need not despair as Chinese smartphone maker TCL Communication has introduced its first Blackberry-licensed phone with the physical keyboard that was long its key allure. The new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone was unveiled here ahead of the...

  • LUCKNOW, India— The director of an Indian company that claimed it was selling the world's cheapest smartphone was arrested Thursday on fraud charges, police said Friday. Police spokesman Rahul Srivastava said Friday that the arrest was made after the distribution company, Ayam Enterprises, filed a complaint that it had paid Goel 3 million rupees, but had...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23- When Apple Inc launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured. The new iPhone is expected to include new features such as high-resolution displays, wireless charging and 3- D sensors. Timothy Arcuri, an analyst at Cowen& Co,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23- When Apple Inc launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured. The new iPhone is expected to include new features such as high-resolution displays, wireless charging and 3- D sensors. Timothy Arcuri, an analyst at Cowen& Co,...

  • Garmin Forerunner 15 watch

    Shares of Garmin climbed in intraday trade Wednesday after the company reported an earnings and sales beat for the quarter.

  • Apple expanding production to India

    The tech company aims to boost its share in the mobile market, by manufacturing its lower-priced phones in Bengaluru.

  • MUMBAI, Feb 17- Apple Inc will in the coming months start assembling its lower-priced iPhone SE models at a contract manufacturer's plant in the southern Indian technology hub of Bengaluru, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. It also comes as smartphone sales growth is slowing in Asia's other massive market, China.

  • China's 'aggressive' smartphone makers

    Rob Enderle of Enderle Group talks about how the smartphone sector is heating up.

  • This self-driving stroller is perfect for parents-on-the-go

    Smartbe is the first intelligent baby stroller of its kind. It is self-driving, has a temperature controlled canopy, and even has a bottle warmer.

  • Toshiba launches probe into potential misconduct in US nuclear deal

    The Japanese electronics giant warns of a $6.3-billion write-down and said its chairman was resigning.

  • The smartphone war heats up in India

    Bob O'Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research, talks about the Chinese smartphone makers making inroads in India.

  • Xiaomi's Note 4X is more of a 'sidegrade'

    Bob O'Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research, reviews the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X and talks about the competitive Chinese smartphone space.

  • Verizon brings back unlimited data plan

    The carrier will offer Verizon Unlimited, which costs $80 for an individual line or $45 per line on a four-line family plan.

  • Devialet is venturing into Hong Kong

    Quentin Sannie, CEO of Devialet, talks about how the audio hardware company is exploring inventive ways of creating retail experiences for customers.

  • TAIPEI, Feb 7- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday tracking regional bourses as investors locked in profits from recent gains, with smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp trading lower on weak January sales data. As of 0147 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.1 percent at 9,531.01. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.057 to T $31.000 per U.S. dollar.

  • A screen image from a T-Mobile television ad.

    It's every cell phone provider on Twitter for themselves, The Verge reports.