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Emerging markets: The smartphone battleground (Smartphones Unlocked)

Apple and Samsung may be top dogs here in the US, but other smartphone makers are taking root around the world in a big way.

By January 28, 2014


WhatsApp is in the big leagues with 250M active users

Neck in neck with heavy hitters -- like Twitter, Skype, and Facebook Messenger -- the messaging service has grown quickly over the last few years.

By June 20, 2013


Are Americans getting tired of texting?

While people in the U.S. are still sending trillions of text messages per year, they sent 5 percent less in 2012 than they did in 2011.

By May 2, 2013


Chat apps now more popular than SMS worldwide

According to new data, 19 billion chat messages were sent each day last year, compared to 17.6 billion SMS messages.

By April 29, 2013


Chat apps like WhatsApp, Viber now more popular than texting

Instant messaging through chat apps has overtaken texting for the first time ever.

By April 29, 2013


T-Mobile faces war of words after killing subsidies, contracts

There's a lot of confusion over whether T-Mobile's new plans are a good thing. CNET breaks it down for you.

By March 26, 2013


Officials: China is 'too dependent on Android'

That's the word from the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which complained that the core Android technology is "strictly controlled by Google."

By March 5, 2013


UK retailers recommend Galaxy S3 over iPhone 5

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the phone most recommended by high street retailers, according to a study.

By January 27, 2013


MetroPCS debuts new 4G LTE plans starting at $40

The prepaid carrier offers a new choice of unlimited data plans to users hankering for speedy 4G LTE.

By January 10, 2013


The top 10 mobile stories of 2012 you don't want to forget

This year, Android and Samsung reigned supreme, Lumia 900 sales didn't live up to the phone's splashy launch, and RIM delayed BlackBerry 10 -- again.

By December 27, 2012