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Smartphones

A bunch of millennials explained in a survey why they despise phone calls

December 9th, 2018

If you need to get in touch fast with someone who falls in the millennial demographic category, you’re probably aware that you’ve got tons of communications options to choose from. Anything from email to Snapchat, iMessage, Instagram and the like. Younger generations of consumers practically live on their mobile devices. Try to reach a millennial …

Yandex smartphone

Yandex, the Google of Russia, is launching its first smartphone

December 5th, 2018

The search company known as the Google of Russia already does a lot of things to which you can make comparisons with similar services and product offerings from US tech giants. There’s search, a la Google. The company also has its hands in self-driving cars, smart speakers, an Amazon Prime-esque membership service — and now …

Samsung market share

Samsung is still the top smartphone maker, but its numbers keep falling

November 27th, 2018

The Game of Phones (apologies to George R.R. Martin) is getting to be an increasingly tough one to play for handset manufacturers. Just consider, for example, new data from Counterpoint Research that shows Samsung (no surprise) remains the top smartphone maker in the world as ranked by global smartphone shipments. But even though Samsung is …

eBay Instant Selling

eBay’s new service lets you sell your old phone and get paid instantly

October 22nd, 2018

Getting rid of an old smartphone has always been unnecessarily complicated, but eBay is here with a new solution. On Monday, the company unveiled a new program called eBay Instant Selling, which lets users list their phones for sale and immediately receive a payout. eBay says the entire process “takes only a matter of minutes.” …

5G smartphones coming, AT&Tq

AT&T says 5G is going to bring carrier-locked phones back in a big way

September 16th, 2018

5G will be making its proper mobile debut next year, according to everything we’ve heard. That means 5G smartphones — and hopefully, they’ll be real smartphones, not just tablets that we’re calling phones — running on real, mobile 5G networks that subscribers can sign up for. 5G promises much faster speeds and higher capacity, not …