SoftBank Snags $1.26 Billion Stake in Brightstar

Already big, Brightstar will become huge, acquiring $20 billion worth of cell phones, accessories and services annually.
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NFC: What You Need to Know

You’re probably hearing “NFC” more often, as it appears in more mobile phones. Here’s what you need to know about Near Field Communication.
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Eight Questions for Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola

Clever engineering, good design and Google’s long-term commitment are all working in Motorola’s favor, says the boss.
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Samsung Widens Handset Market Share Lead Over Nokia, Apple

Samsung Electronics Co. widened its market share lead over rivals Nokia Corp. and Apple Inc. in the second quarter, research from Gartner showed Tuesday.

Can Yahoo’s Busy New Board All Row in One Direction?

It’s like being in a boy band, but less pretty.
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Samsung Rides Android Past Nokia to Take Sales Lead

A two percent decline in mobile phone shipments during the first quarter of 2012 may have hurt some handset vendors, but it did little to slow Samsung.
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4G LTE Phone Shipments Could Hit 67 Million This Year

A “breakout year” for 4G.
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Verizon Conference Call: Two Million iPhones Sold Before 4S Launch

While its earnings results are initially encouraging, subscriber additions were below some expectations. Also: How many iPhone 4Ss has Verizon sold? We hope to find out.
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Nokia Beats Views as Low-End Shines

Nokia swung to a second successive net loss in the third quarter, but reported better-than-expected results thanks to higher sales of its low-end cell phones. Its shares rose more than 8 percent, as results highlighted an increase in shipments of its cheaper feature phones.

RIM Buys Android UI Gurus