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Google, HTC vets prep 'friggin' awesome' smartphone for Sept. 1 launch

Nextbit makes the bold claim that its smartphone will actually get better over time thanks to software tweaks. It plans to sell it for $300 to $400.

By August 11, 2015


DoCoMo ignites free iPhone 5S handset free-for-all in Japan

Japan carriers are offering some iPhone 5S handsets for free with a two-year contract.

By September 13, 2013


iPhone and DoCoMo is a big deal in Japan

The likely introduction of the iPhone 5S and/or 5C by NTT DoCoMo is a hot topic in Japan.

By September 7, 2013


How are new iPhones faring in Japan? NTT Docomo offers clues

NTT Docomo, which began offering the iPhone for the first time last fall, is seeing mostly positive results so far in Japan, where the iPhone has been red hot.

By February 1, 2014


​Sigfox finds partners for its contrarian network tech

Messages just 12 bytes long seem absurdly short for networking. But they're the foundation for this French company's growing network business.

By March 4, 2015


​Sigfox raises $115M to expand Internet of Things network globally

Traditional carriers hope to profit from the push to connect all manner of electronic devices to the Net, but a French startup just took a little wind from their sails.

By February 11, 2015


Samsung launches first Tizen-powered smartphone in India

After a two-year wait, Samsung takes the wraps off a handset significantly scaled back from original ambitions.

By January 13, 2015


iPhone 6 bites into Android's share of smartphone sales

Google's mobile OS still leads in worldwide smartphone sales, but Apple saw its share rise in virtually all countries surveyed by research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

By January 7, 2015


Ericsson aims to triple network speeds for 4G phones

At CES, the Swedish company says it will release network gear this year that will boost today's LTE networks by drawing on wireless spectrum more often used by Wi-Fi.

By January 5, 2015


Japan makers reel as Docomo begins big shift to iPhone

Japanese mobile phone suppliers are in trouble as the iPhone becomes NTT DoCoMo's biggest single product, Nikkei reports.

By September 12, 2013