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  • Japan's electronics giant Sharp unveils the humanoid robot shaped smartphone 'Robohon' at a preview of Asia's largest electronics trade show Ceatec in Chiba on October 6, 2015.

    Sharp's new pint-size RoBoHoN phone is a robot that walks.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, trimmed its outlook for the global smartphone market as consumers increasingly demand lower-priced handsets that still boast advanced technology. Taipei- based TSMC, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from selling chips used in communication...

  • Fitbit to the rescue?

    Dr. Alfred Sacchetti, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, talks about how data from a patient's Fitbit helped guide ER doctors and save the man's life.

  • Goldman bullish on Apple

    Discussing a new research note from Goldman Sachs on Apple with Jon Brod, Confide Co-Founder & President, and Terry Kawaja, CEO and Founder at LUMA Partners.

  • SINGAPORE, April 12- Mostly young, male audiophiles throng a Singapore hotel ballroom, intently assessing headphones, earbuds and in-ear monitors- priced from $50 to as much as $10,000. "Now, people are interested in $3,000 players," says James Lee, Astell& Kern's vice president. "Before, they would think $300 players were crazy.

  • *Q1 operating profit likely $5.7 bln, well above expectations. SEOUL, April 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit likely rose 10.4 percent from a year earlier, beating expectations and pointing to strong sales of its new Galaxy S7 smartphones. The world's top smartphone maker said in a regulatory filing its...

  • LONDON, April 6- China's Huawei Technologies presented its latest flagship smartphone on Wednesday, featuring a dual-lens camera co-engineered with Germany's Leica that it hopes will set it apart from all the other Android devices on the market. "Leica is the leading, premium iconic brand in cameras," Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei Consumer Business...

  • Now, with smartphone sales booming and India preparing for nationwide 4 G Internet access, India's film and TV industry hopes the ease of tapping your phone for the latest release will generate profits at last, overcoming the problems of woefully few cinemas and rampant piracy. India has about 10,000 cinema screens across a country of 1.3 billion- 8 for every...

  • *Samsung regains India smartphone share with new phones. MUMBAI/ SEOUL, April 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is regaining smartphone share in India with a revamped line-up packed with special features including a safety mode for motorcyclists, as rival Apple Inc readies a renewed push into the world's fastest-growing market. Long the leader in price-conscious...

  • HP introduces world's thinnest laptop

    HP introduces the world's thinnest laptop. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports the details.

  • Apple as a value play?

    Paul Dietrich, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Fairfax Global Markets LLC, discusses why he thinks Apple may be a value play now.

  • HONG KONG, April 4- Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp will announce a new management team on Tuesday, a spokesman said. ZTE has found itself subject to some of the toughest-ever U.S. government export restrictions for allegedly breaking U.S. sanctions against Iran in 2012. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Saturday that ZTE was...

  • HONG KONG, April 4- Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp will announce a new management team on Tuesday, a spokesman said. ZTE's board of directors will meet to approve the new team, and a stock exchange filing is expected on Tuesday afternoon, ZTE spokesman David Dai Shu told Reuters in a telephone conversation on Monday. ZTE has found itself...

  • WATERLOO, Ontario/ TORONTO, April 1- BlackBerry Ltd plans to make a decision by September on the future of its beleaguered smartphone business, but its Chief Executive John Chen stressed on Friday he remains confident the company will have a profitable hardware segment by then. The Canadian company's shares closed down about 7.5 percent in New York and Toronto...

  • Happy 40th birthday Apple

    Apple was founded 40 years ago on April 1st, 1976. CNBC's Jon Fortt highlights the company's evolution.

  • Have we reached peak smartphone?

    Christopher Rolland, semiconductor analyst at FBR Capital Markets, talks about the state of the global smartphone market and how Apple's ecosystem for devices could be a boon for the company.

  • TORONTO, April 1- BlackBerry Ltd shares sank on Friday after it reported a larger-than-expected slide in fourth-quarter revenue which it blamed partly on disappointing sales of its new Android-based Priv smartphone. The Canadian company's shares fell more than 6 percent in New York and Toronto as the weak results raised fresh questions about the viability...

  • BlackBerry CEO: We will get to profitability by September

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen talks to CNBC's Jon Fortt about the recent earnings release and his outlook for the company.

  • TORONTO, April 1- BlackBerry Ltd reported a larger-than-expected slide in fourth-quarter revenue on Friday, hurt by soft sales of its new Priv smartphone and other devices, sending its shares more than 8 percent in early trading. The smartphone industry pioneer, which lost its early lead in the market to bigger rivals like Apple Inc, said revenue fell to $464...

  • TORONTO, April 1- BlackBerry Ltd reported a larger-than-expected slide in fourth-quarter revenue on Friday amid weakness in hardware sales, sending its shares down 7 percent in early trading. The smartphone industry pioneer reported revenue of $464 million in the quarter, down from $660 million a year earlier. The Canadian company reported a net loss of $238...