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FCC pushes TracFone to start unlocking handsets as part of settlement

The FCC reached a settlement with América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, which will force TracFone to unlock its customers' handsets.

Nokia plans to return to the handset market in 2016 by licensing its brand

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri confirmed the rumors that have been swirling around the company for a few months, and said that next year the company will re-enter the mobile phone market by licensing its brands and designs.

Huawei wants to maintain profitability in smartphones as it preps U.S. expansion

Huawei has officially stated it wants to grow smartphone shipments to 100 million units in 2015, up from 75 million last year. But according to the company's CEO, the Chinese firm doesn't want to sacrifice profitability for the sake of volume growth.

NPD: U.S. consumers making under $30K per year buy 28% of all smartphones

Most of the growth in the U.S smartphone market is coming from buyers over the age of 55 and from those making under $30,000 per year, according to new report from the NPD Group.

Report: Nokia could re-enter handset market via brand licensing next year

Nokia is preparing to jump back into the handset market as soon as next year, likely via licensing its brand and technologies, according to a Re/code report.

CCS Insight: N. American smartphone sales growth to peak in the near future

North America and Western Europe are going to peak in terms of smartphone sales growth in the next couple of years, according to a new report from research firm CCS Insight.

Sprint, T-Mobile not meeting all cell phone unlocking policy commitments, advocate says

Last week the largest U.S. wireless carriers agreed to let customers who have fulfilled their contracts unlock their phones and tablets and move to another carrier. Yet according to the consumer advocate who spurred the movement to change unlocking policies, Sprint and T-Mobile US in particular are not fully meeting their six commitments under the new policy.

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and others now fully embrace cell phone unlocking rules

As part of an agreement between the CTIA and FCC, the nation's largest U.S. wireless carriers agreed to let customers who have fulfilled their contracts unlock their phones and tablets and move to another carrier.

Samsung loses top smartphone vendor title to Apple in Q4, according to analysts

Samsung Electronics lost its crown as the world's sole top smartphone vendor to Apple in the fourth quarter for the first time in three years, according to analysts, following Apple's record iPhone sales and another drop in sales and earnings for Samsung's mobile division.

Huawei 'giving up' on cheap smartphones, hopes to sell 100M smartphones in 2015 by targeting high end

Huawei wants to increase sales in its consumer unit this year to $16 billion from around $12 billion in 2014, in part by focusing on higher-end smartphones. The company wants to boost its smartphone unit sales to 100 million this year from 75 million last year.