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Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • CNBC checks out the 2017 NYC Toy Fair

    From flying drones to robotic unicorns, there was a lot to see at the Toy Fair in New York City this year.

  • Samsung's new smartphone hitting the stores next month

    A leaked photo of the new Samsung Galaxy S-8 reveals new design.

  • March 1- Best Buy Co Inc, the No. 1 U.S. electronics retailer, reported an unexpected decline in holiday-quarter same-store sales on Wednesday, hurt by weak demand for tablets, gaming consoles, wearable devices and mobile phones. The company's sales at stores open for more than a year fell 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter, widely missing analysts' average estimate...

  • March 1- Best Buy Co In, the No. 1 U.S. electronics retailer, reported an unexpected decline in holiday-quarter same-store sales on Wednesday, hurt by weak demand for tablets, gaming consoles, wearable devices and mobile phones. The company's sales at stores open for more than a year fell 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter, widely missing analysts' average estimate of...

  • NEW YORK— Best Buy reported lagging sales in the fourth quarter and delivered a weak outlook as the nation's largest electronics chain grappled with a shortage of popular items like drones and tablets that is expected to continue well into this year. Sluggish demand for smartphones and a muted reception for wearable devices also hurt Best Buy's business as...

  • No real game changers at MWC: Expert

    Bradley Gastwirth, CEO of ABR Investment Strategy, weighs in on the launches at the Mobile World Congress and Xiaomi's absence from the event.

  • Can Chinese smartphone makers take on Samsung?

    Tuong Nguyen, principal analyst at Gartner, discusses why Chinese smartphone makers are more popular in EMs than DMs.

  • *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.