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Blackberry settles all lawsuits with Blu, reaches a patent licensing deal

Blackberry and Blu Products got into a nasty legal spat last year, but the two companies agreed to bury the hatchet.

Google swings its banhammer at hundreds of profit-seeking Pixel resellers

Back in November, Google suspended over 200 accounts linked to reselling Pixel phones. Now, some of those devices are being blacklisted.
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LG X Power 2: Everything you need to know

LG's X Power 2, the successor to 2016's X Power, will be released in May, and we've got all the details about the phone.
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HTC One X10: News and rumors

Rumors about the HTC One X10 have popped up over the past few months, giving us a pretty good look at the specs and design we should expect.
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Samsung's rugged Galaxy Xcover 4 comes with Android Nougat for less than $300

Samsung announced the Galaxy Xcover 4, the latest in the company's line of rugged and relatively inexpensive smartphones.
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If a bezel-less future is what you want, let Ulefone’s F1 be your guiding light

Chinese manufacturer Ulefone unveiled the F1, the company's latest smartphone that bears a striking resemblance to Xiaomi's Mi Mix.
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With 4,000mAh battery, Energizer Energy E550LTE should keep going and going

Battery maker Energizer re-entered the smartphone world with its Energy E550LTE, which might live up to its name with its 4,000mAh battery.
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Archos’ 101 Saphir can withstand dust and drops, and your wallet probably won’t cry

With Mobile World Congress right around the corner, Archos unveiled the 101 Saphir, the latest in the company's line of tablets.
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U.S. Cellular set to announce 'unlimited' data plan for $60 a month

U.S. Cellular is set to announce Total Plans, a revamp of its current single line plans that will include an "unlimited" data plan.
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LeEco update marks the debut of an app drawer for two of its smartphones

LeEco announced a software update for its Le Pro 3 and Le S3 phones that updates its Android overlay with an app drawer.
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Can police compel a building full of people to apply their fingerprints to unlock phones?

An Illinois federal court denied a warrant application that would compel people at a location to unlock phones with their fingerprints.
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Kobo enters the ebook buffet arena with Kobo Plus, but there’s a catch

Kobo announced Kobo Plus, the company's ebook subscription service that looks to take on the likes of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited and Scribd.
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2016’s funky Windows 10 Mobile phone has evolved into 2017’s funky $440 Android phone

Japanese manufacturer NuAns announced the Neo Reloaded, a slightly improved version of 2016's Neo that eschews Windows 10 Mobile for Android.
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App Store change boosted paid apps, pushed down those with in-app purchases

It was for an instant, but an algorithm change in the App Store emphasized paid apps over apps that make bank with in-app purchases.
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BlackBerry hits rock bottom in phone market

BlackBerry ended 2016 on a low note as the Canadian company captured 0.0 percent of the smartphone market.
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South Korea’s antitrust watchdog concerned Google meddled with Samsung’s Tizen

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission confirmed it launched an investigation into whether Google meddled with Samsung's Tizen development.
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Taxi, taxi! Uber deemed a taxi service in Australia, drivers ordered to pay tax

The Australian federal court deemed Uber a taxi service, which means its drivers must pay the goods and services tax.

Riders paying in cash have caused Uber drivers in Brazil more harm than good

Uber drivers in Brazil have faced an increasing number of assaults since the ridesharing service allowed riders to pay in cash.
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T-Mobile undercuts Verizon’s unlimited plan, throws in HD video for good measure

T-Mobile responded to Verizon's unlimited data plan by lowering its One plan's price tag and throwing in HD video for good measure.
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Blu’s Tank Xtreme 5.0 is built to withstand dust, drops, and a high price tag

Blu unveiled the Tank Xtreme 5.0, the latest addition to the company's line of rugged and affordable phones.
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Win over your loved one this Valentine’s Day with HTC’s phone discounts

HTC unveiled its Seven Days of Sappiness, the company's latest promotion that nets you discounts on select HTC smartphones.
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Android-based Gameband smartwatch lives a second life as a gaming machine

For those looking to game on their wrists, FMTwo Game Inc. launched the Gameband, the company's gaming-centric smartwatch.
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Huawei might soon offer an ultra-affordable Android smartphone

Recent benchmarks and FCC listings unveiled an unannounced Huawei smartphone that looks to be an ultra-affordable option.
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Airbnb’s Lottie helps fellow developers add animations to their apps

Airbnb engineers launched Lottie, an open-source tool that helps developers incorporate animations into their native apps.
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Lenovo’s Tab3 8 Plus might be the midrange Android tablet you’re looking for

Lenovo is set to launch the Tab3 8 Plus, the latest in the company's Tab3 line of tablets, during this year's Mobile World Congress.
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Benchmark cheating returns — this time with OnePlus and Meizu

Through tests, it was reported that OnePlus and Meizu tuned their phones to keep their clock speeds up when benchmarks were opened.
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Following Cricket, U.S. Cellular's prepaid plans offer more data for the same prices

U.S. Cellular announced improvements to its prepaid plans that boost its high-speed data allotment for the same prices as before.
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T-Mobile's latest promotion reimburses sales tax, so long as you're patient

T-Mobile launched its 'Boston Tea Party' promotion that reimburses you 11.2 percent of a smartphone's retail price.
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Study reveals Uber drivers earn more than taxi drivers, but they're not displacing jobs

A recent study published by the University of Oxford, Uber lowered the wages of traditional taxi drivers, but created more work.
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Vivo V5's dual front-facing cameras hope to make selfie lovers very happy

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo unveiled the V5 Plus, which sets itself apart from the competition with its dual selfie cameras.
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Verizon’s Unlimited Together connects you to certain countries for $15 a month

Verizon unveiled Unlimited Together World, which lets you place unlimited calls to a certain number of countries for $15 per month.
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Blu unveils its shiny-gold midrange smartphone, the Vivo XL2

Blu unveiled the Vivo XL2, the successor to 2016's Vivo XL.The smartphone features a shiny back cover and quick charge capabilities.

WhatsApp will let you recall that message you accidentally sent to your mom

Thanks to some digging around, WhatsApp's public beta was discovered to include the ability to recall and edit messages.
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Maker of iPhone breathalyzer issues full refunds to customers over false claims

Breathometer settled with the Federal Trade Commission after the company made false claims regarding the accuracy of its two breathalyzers.