LG Electronics sharply refuted a report from a South Korean publication that it was considering exiting the smartphone market, dismissing it as "completely false."
Google unveiled its Nexus 5 Android smartphone, built by LG, which Google will sell unlocked starting at $349 for the 16 GB model. Google said the LTE-capable phone will be sold by Sprint, T-Mobile US and AT&T Mobility, according to reports, but that the phone will not work on Verizon Wireless' network.
The global smartphone market has calcified at the top, with Samsung Electronics and Apple continuing to lead the field by large margins, according to the latest reports from research firms Strategy Analytics and IDC. The fight is over which companies can clamor over each other to get to the No. 3 spot--and in the third quarter analysts concluded it was Chinese vendor Huawei.
LG Electronics took the wraps off its new G Flex smartphone, which features a curved display. The move ups the ante in LG's rivalry with larger competitor Samsung Electronics, which earlier this month announced its own curved-screen phone, the Galaxy Round.
It's no secret that the vast majority of what wireless executives say in public is not surprising. Usually it's a recitation of phrases, talking points and ideas they have made in the past that they are simply reinforcing. However, every once in a while, in an interview or unguarded moment, wireless executives can let loose a whopper.
LG Electronics reported its first operating loss at its mobile unit in a year as intense competition and higher marketing costs for the company's flagship G2 smartphone ate into its earnings in the third quarter.
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LG Electronics and Samsung both appear to be gearing up to launch smartphones with curved-screen displays in the fourth quarter in preparation for the holiday smartphone buying season.
BlackBerry is holding talks with Google, Cisco and SAP about selling all or part of itself, according to a Reuters report.
Microsoft's decision to pay around $7.2 billion for Nokia's handset business could put pressure on some of its other major OEM partners, such as Samsung Electronics and HTC, analysts said.