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  • A Samsung employee displays the Samsung Galaxy S IV for a photo March 14, 2013 in New York City.

    One of the biggest differences between Apple's iPhone and Android devices is that the latter offers more options when it comes to customizing the software.

  • HTC is against the idea of a takeover, said Cher Wang co-founder and chairperson, which reported its first-ever quarterly loss on Friday.

  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

    Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, was quick to stress on Tuesday that the decision to buy Nokia's mobile business opened up exciting possibilities in the tablet and PC space.

  • Stephen Elop, outgoing chief executive officer of Nokia Oyj, speaks during a news conference at the Dipoli conference center in Espoo, Finland, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

    Microsoft's deal to buy Nokia's mobile phone business may be about one man—Stephen Elop—and whether he's being groomed to take over the top job.

  • Apple is expected to announce a new trade-in program. But you can already get enough money for some older iPhones to cover the cost of a new one.

  • Are these the new iPhone C?

    Early in September, Tim Cook will step on to a blacked-out stage and unveil two quite different new iPhones: the iPhone 5S, an upgraded iPhone 5, and another, cheaper one that the rumor mill has dubbed the iPhone 5C.

  • Motorola's Moto X

    Smartphone makers are experimenting with new sizes, features and customization options to stand out from their competitors. But what do consumers actually want?

  • Actor Robert Downey (L) Jr.and the comic book character Iron Man ring the opening bell in celebration of 'Iron Man 3' at the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2013 in New York City.

    Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has launched a $1 billion global ad campaign with a commercial featuring U.S. film star Robert Downey Jr., in the hope of turning around its fortunes.

  • Google is facing both long odds and a lot of questions about what its intentions in the smartphone market really are with its Moto X phone.

  • Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is the "biggest victim" of the intensifying battle in the premium handset space, and there could be little scope for it to stage a turnaround.

  • Manufacturers of high-end smartphones may be forced to lower prices in the coming months, as the market nears saturation and users slow the pace of changing phones, say analysts.

  • An engineer at Spreadtrum Communications Inc., tests a mobile phone in an Antenna Mesurement System (anechoic chamber) at the company's facility in Shanghai, China.

    Chinese cellphone chip designer Spreadtrum Communications will be acquired by a unit of government-owned Tsinghua Holdings for a raised offer price of about $1.78 billion.

  • A better-than-expected 195,000 jobs added in June is good for stocks, bad for bonds, and likely to give the Fed more reason to taper sooner rather than later.

  • Visitors look at new Samsung devices during the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2013.

    Depressing numbers from Samsung and HTC on Friday flagged concerns that the market for smartphone makers, including Apple, could be reaching saturation.

  • Apple shares may be down 20 percent year to date as investors worry about slowing growth, but two fund managers still see reason to own the smartphone maker.

  • Overtaking Apple as the world's leading maker of smartphones has stretched Samsung's in-house supply lines, and the South Korean firm is now courting some of its rival's main parts suppliers.

  • HTC, the Taiwanese mobile maker, announced profits hit a record low in the first quarter and one analyst told CNBC that a new tie-in with Facebook has little potential in resurrecting the company's fortunes.

  • Facebook is unveiling a new Android product Thursday, as a fast-growing number of its 1.06 billion users access it on smartphones and tablet computers.

  • T-Mobile USA will start selling Apple Inc's iPhone on April 12, making it the last of the national U.S. operators to sell the device.

  • Sundar Pichai

    Google has named Sundar Pichai to replace Android co-founder Andy Rubin as chief of the world's most used mobile software.