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Huawei surpasses local rivals Xiaomi and Lenovo in sales

Huawei revealed today that it sold 100 million smartphone units this year, surpassing local giants Xiaomi and Lenovo, as well as its own projections. That makes it the third-largest sales vendor, behind Samsung and Apple.
Android Army

Report: Smartphone market will see smallest growth on record in 2015

Smartphone shipments will slow to single-digit growth in 2015, driven by sluggish growth in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Western Europe; and lowered expectations for Windows Phone shipments.
Mobile

The Digno Rafre is the world’s first washable smartphone 0:55

Japanese company Kyocera is set up to sell the Digno Rafre, the world's first soap-proof smartphone that you can rinse at the end of the day, because you're not the only thing in your life that needs a shower when all is said and…
Mobile

BlackBerry’s Priv gets its first monthly security update and some key camera fixes

BlackBerry rolled out the first of its promised monthly security updates, with some tweaks to improve the camera and the Priv’s software performance. The company will also soon update its Android apps, including BlackBerry Hub.
Wearables

New kicks with a click: ShiftWear sneakers change designs on the fly 3:16

ShiftWear wants you to get personal with its “badass sneakers” that can display custom designs on a whim using an E Ink display and an app. The sneakers are up on Kickstarter, and they come in three different styles.
Mobile

Get ready to roll: Samsung patents show flexible, foldable phones and tablets

Samsung has filed patents for devices that feature flexible displays. The patents include a scrollable tube where users pull the display out, a flexible phone that acts like a book, and a bendable phone.
Mobile

Look Ma! No hands! Hansnap straps on phones for shooting photos and video

A new startup called Hansnap has hit its Kickstarter funding goal for what it calls “the world’s first hand-mounted smartphone filming system” -- a hand strap for mounting a handset or action camera for hands-free shooting.
Mobile

LG’s Ray is a mid-range phone for 3G markets with its 5.5-inch 720p screen

The LG Ray is a mid-range phone for the 3G market, sporting an octa-core processor, 720p 5.5-inch display, and 1GB of RAM. The rear camera houses 13-megapixels and the front camera has 8-megapixels.
Cool Tech

Smoke this phone — the Vaporcade Jupiter

Vaporcade says it has worked tirelessly to integrate texting, talking, and vaping into “one spectacular, innovative technology" it calls the Jupiter smartphone, and boast of its supposedly "limitless" applications.
Mobile

Is China looking to build its own secure smartphones?

Amid growing worldwide concerns about security (or lack thereof), China is reportedly undertaking efforts to build its very own secure smartphones, undermining American manufacturers' positions in the booming Asian market.
Mobile

Samsung made an Android flip phone with two screens called the W2016

If you miss snapping your phone shut to punctuate the end of a phone call, never fear, as Samsung is hoping to bring the clamshell back with its W2016 smartphone. It features fast-charging, dual displays, and the classic key-pad.
Business

No smartphone processors from Sony confirms CEO Kazuo Hirai

Hopes of having a Sony-made processor inside a future version of one of its Xperia smartphones have been dashed after the company's CEO, Kazuo Hirai, denied all related rumors in an interview.