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ZTE Jumps on Smartwatch Bandwagon

When Samsung Electronics Co.’s early-September Galaxy Gear launch created a hype around the potential market for smartwatches, it was certain that we would soon see cheaper versions from Chinese competitors.

Rockstar Patent Consortium Sues Google, and Practically Everyone Making Android Phones

The patent wars just got a lot more complicated.
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ZTE Expands U.S. Offerings with Nubia 5, Grand S

Chinese phone maker ZTE is launching two new smartphones in the U.S., but they’re not really new.
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Taiwan’s Asus Aims to Enter U.S. Smartphone Market Next Year

The onetime motherboard maker has made a name for itself with crossover products such as phones that turn into tablets, but is the U.S. market ready?
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Samsung Accounted for a Third of Smartphone Sales Last Quarter, While Apple’s Share Fell

Apple’s 20 percent year-over-year growth wasn’t enough to keep pace, as the company’s global market share fell to its lowest level in three years.
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EU Closer to China Telecom Probe

The European Union’s trade chief will ask for backing this week from senior members of the bloc’s executive arm to start investigations into alleged unfair trade practices by Chinese network-equipment suppliers Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp., an EU official said, amid concern from European companies that such a probe could prompt a backlash against their interests in China.

Microsoft Strikes Another Android Patent Deal, This Time With ZTE

With this deal — and another with Foxconn — Microsoft now has arrangements in place with the bulk of the leading Android players.
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Alcatel One Touch Hopes “Iron Man” Tie-In Will Help It Make a Name for Itself

The Chinese phone maker is aiming to boost its brand in the U.S. as it looks to move higher up the smartphone food chain.
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China Worries Arise in Sprint Deal

The U.S. government is seeking oversight of network-equipment purchases as a condition for approving Softbank Corp.’s $20 billion acquisition of U.S. phone carrier Sprint Nextel Corp., a move that appears to be aimed at keeping out Chinese suppliers like Huawei Technologies Co., people familiar with the matter said.

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How Social Media Usage Among China’s Digital Natives Is Evolving

As more and more Chinese go online, digital connectivity is now being shaped by a wide variety of consumers.
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