BlackBerry’s John Chen on What He Is Doing to Shake Up the Phone Maker

In an op-ed for CNBC, Chen insists he is making the needed changes to allow BlackBerry to survive and return to profitability.
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Maybe BlackBerry Should Focus on Low-End Phones, Become the Hyundai of Mobile

The struggling device maker should focus on producing an affordable, keyboard-equipped phone for the global mass market, says Wedge Partners principal Brian Blair.
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BlackBerry’s BBM Chat Software to Come Preloaded on Some LG Phones

Struggling phone maker BlackBerry said on Wednesday that its BBM instant messaging software will soon come preloaded on a phone from Korea’s LG Electronics. BlackBerry, which recently made BBM freely available for iOS and Android, said that the software will also come preinstalled on the LG G Pro Lite phone in various markets around the world.

What Might It Look Like if Siri Drove a Car? Meet Steeri. (Video)

A new parody video introduces Steeri, a humorous look at what might happen if the iPhone’s virtual assistant were given the keys to a car.
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Apple Store a Big Source of Cellphone Sales; Best Buy Is Key for Carriers

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile still get half or more of sales from their own stores, but a couple of other retailers have emerged as significant players in the cellphone-selling business.
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China’s Kingsoft Raises $50 Million, Opens Palo Alto Office in Effort to Crack U.S. Market

The company offers free Microsoft Office-compatible document-editing software for PCs and mobile devices.
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Two Jury Verdicts Still Don’t Equal Resolution in Battle of Apple vs. Samsung

With the fate of the smartphone market in the balance, even a nearly billion-dollar damage award may not be enough to push the parties toward a settlement.
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Samsung Seeks to Have Current Apple Case Put on Hold Following Patent Office Action

Even as the jury weighs the amount of damages to award, Samsung filed an emergency motion on Tuesday seeking to put its current case with Apple on hold.
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Samsung Says Apple Is Trying to Patent Pretty Phones and Shouldn’t Get More Than Another $52 Million

Apple and Samsung are making their final case to a jury in a partial retrial of last year’s patent infringement case.
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Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: Apple Makes Case for Why It Deserves $379 Million More From Samsung

It’s closing arguments time in the Apple-Samsung retrial in San Jose, with Apple up first. The jury should get the case later Tuesday.
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Russia’s Mail.ru Hopes to Crack U.S. Market With Mobile Chat and Email Programs

Men in Black Suits II: Apple-Samsung Retrial Suffers From Sequel’s Curse

With 190,000 Smartwatches Sold, Pebble Boosts iPhone Support

Apple Surpassing Android With Businesses Writing Custom Mobile Apps

Apple Acquires Cue, the Now-Shuttered Personal Assistant App

Apple Launches iPhone 5s/5c, to Go on Sale September 20

Microsoft to Buy Nokia’s Device Business in Deal Worth $7.17 Billion

T-Mobile US Makes Gains, but Still Seen as Acquisition Target

Apple Offers Trade-In Program for Third-Party iPhone, iPad Adapters

Microsoft Brings Office to Android, but With Strings Attached

Wall Street Gets Its Chance to Ask Apple Lots of Questions It Won’t Answer