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T-Mobile MVNO US Mobile brings Xiaomi and Meizu phones to America

A little-known MVNO is bringing two Chinese phone manufacturers to the U.S. market. And one of them is a powerhouse.

JPMorgan to roll out smartphone-controlled ATMs using NFC

JPMorgan Chase is planning to upgrade its entire fleet of ATMs to enable users to withdraw money via their smartphones, USA Today reported. Customers can use a one-time pin number that will be sent to their phones, then can tap to withdraw cash via an NFC connection.

Microsoft's Lumia smartphone sales tumble 57%, to just 4.5M units

Microsoft lost even more ground in mobile during its most recent quarter, posting a whopping 57 percent drop in Lumia sales year-over-year. The company sold only 4.5 million Lumia devices during the quarter, down from 10.5 million during the final quarter of 2014.

T-Mobile launches half-off smartphone promotion, adds data to refreshed prepaid plans

T-Mobile launched a promotion offering customers half off a second smartphone when they buy one at full price. The deal is available to new and existing T-Mobile Simple Choice customers and applies to a variety of handsets including four Samsung Galaxy devices.

LG's struggling handset business buoyed by N. America, company promises two new flagship models

LG Electronics' mobile business continued to be a drag on earnings as the South Korean company narrowed its quarterly net loss to $117 million. The company's mobile division lost $36 million during the quarter.

ABI Research: Enterprise smartphone data revenues to surpass $200B in 2020

ABI Research predicted that revenue from enterprise smartphone data plans will exceed $200 billion (€184 billion) in 2020, bring a welcome boost to mobile operators worldwide.

AT&T targets business users with 2-for-1 smartphone offer that includes Galaxy S6, iPhones

While the tier-one carriers continue their frenzied campaigns in an effort to poach competitors' consumers, AT&T this week began targeting business users.

Gartner forecasts drop in spending on devices for first time in 2016

Gartner predicted that worldwide spending on devices including PCs, 'ultra mobiles', tablets and mobile phones will decline for the first time in 2016, although overall shipments are expected to increase slightly by 1.9 per cent to reach 2.4 billion units.

IDC: More than 29M mobile devices shipped in Middle East in Q3 2015

IDC said 29.75 million mobile phones were shipped across the Middle East region during the third quarter of 2015, marking a 4.4 per cent increase on the previous quarter.

China's Xiaomi sells 'over' 70M phones in 2015, below its forecasts

Xiaomi said it sold "over 70 million" phones in 2015, falling well short of the 100 million founder Lei Jun once predicted.