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  • iPhone 7 Plus beats out Galaxy S8 in new tests

    A new sets of tests show the iPhone 7 Plus is more powerful than Samsung's Galaxy S8.

  • UBS is reporting some not-so-great news for Imagination Technologies.

  • Walt Mossberg: Samsung Galaxy S8 squeezes more into less

    The Verge's Walt Mossberg gives his review of Samsung's new smartphone, the Galaxy S8. He also talks about the quality culture for the electronics giant.

  • Apple reportedly rolling out three new iPhones

    Apple is reportedly rolling out three new iPhones, one of which may be released a few months after the other two.

  • April 13- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd:. *Mobile chief says cannot give up on the China smartphone market. *Mobile chief says aim to recover in the China smartphone market, even if it takes time Further company coverage:.

  • *Regulation, China policy cited by LeEco as reason for drop. April 11- LeEco has scrapped a planned $2 billion acquisition of U.S. consumer electronics company Vizio due to regulatory issues, a fresh setback to the cash-strapped Chinese conglomerate's expansion drive. LeEco, one of China's most ambitious companies that grew from a Netflix-like video website to...

  • TAIPEI, April 11- Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco, whose businesses stretch from smartphones to electric vehicles, has abandoned a $2 billion proposed acquisition of U.S. consumer electronics company Vizio, the company said on Tuesday. However, in March, the company successfully secured $2.2 billion for expansion from investors including property...

  • April 10- China's Le Holdings Co Ltd, also known as LeEco, abandoned its proposed $2 billion acquisition of U.S. consumer electronics company Vizio Inc on Monday, citing "regulatory headwinds." LeEco and Vizio, however, have struck a new collaboration agreement that includes bringing Vizio products to the Chinese market, according to a brief emailed statement...

  • One Drexel Hamilton analyst says the next iPhone will be delayed

    An analyst from Drexel Hamilton says it looks like the iPhone 8 release will be delayed past September.

  • You don't need to upgrade that phone

    CNBC's technology product editor says you don't really need a new smartphone.

  • Samsung's latest smartphone screens just got an A-plus review

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are getting rave reviews for their displays.

  • April 4- Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has received approval from U.S. antitrust regulators for its proposed $47 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV, Qualcomm said in a statement on Tuesday. The waiting period required for companies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act has expired, the company said. The tender offer is now...

  • *Net profit up 0.4 pct at 37.1 bln yuan. HONG KONG, March 31- Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Friday said annual profit growth was nearly flat, its slowest pace in five years, as it ramped up spending to boost market share amid fierce competition. Strong competition in China's smartphone market from previously...

  • *Net profit up 0.4 pct at 37.1 bln yuan. HONG KONG, March 31- Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Friday that net profit edged up just 0.4 percent last year, its slowest annual growth since 2011.. Revenue from its consumer business group rose 44 percent to 179.8 billion yuan, but lagging the company's forecast of $30...

  • HONG KONG, March 31- Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Friday that net profit edged up just 0.4 percent last year, its slowest annual growth since 2011.. Huawei, the world's No. 3 smartphone maker behind Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, said net profit rose to 37.1 billion yuan. Revenue from its consumer...

  • SEOUL, March 31- South Korea's industrial output plunged at the fastest pace in more than eight years, government data showed on Friday, erasing gains seen in the previous month and dragged down by semiconductor production. Statistics Korea said smartphone manufacturers had opted to use inventories as sales turned sluggish last month, although but this was...

  • *S8 to go on sale on April 21. SEOUL/ NEW YORK- March 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7 s. They will go on sale on April 21 in three markets- Canada, South Korea and the United States- and roll out to other...

  • TORONTO, March 29- Although BlackBerry Ltd has extricated itself from the smartphone handsets that weighed on its recent fortunes, the Canadian firm faces a tough slog to convince skeptics it can return to its glory days through an enlarged software business. BlackBerry's enterprise-value-to-forward-revenue ratio is 3.14, according to Thomson Reuters...

  • *S8 to go on sale on April 21. SEOUL/ NEW YORK- March 29- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7 s. They will go on sale on April 21.

  • If you're in the market for an iPad, now is the time to wait

    Apple fans might want to hold off on buying a new iPad Pro.