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Ballmer: Microsoft must 'chart a direction in mobile devices'

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes current CEO Satya Nadella to task over the company's lack of direction in mobile in an interview with  Business Insider.

BlackBerry confirms 200 layoffs in Canada and Florida

BlackBerry confirmed that it laid off 200 employees in its headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, and also in Florida. The company said in a statement provided to media outlets including the  New York Times  that "we remain focused on driving efficiencies across our global workforce. This means finding new ways to enable us to capitalize on growth opportunities, while driving toward sustainable profitability across all parts of our business."

Gartner: Wearables sales to rise 18.4% globally in 2016

Gartner predicted 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016, an increase of 18.4 per cent from 232 million units in 2015.

Report: Apple to accept damaged iPhones for upgrades, installing screen protectors in stores

Apple is preparing to launch a trade-in program for damaged iPhones and will soon offer to install screen protectors on the handsets in its retail stores, according to a report from  9to5Mac.

Canonical hopes BQ's new Ubuntu Aquaris M10 tablet can help pry open difficult mobile market

Canonical unveiled the new Aquaris M10 Edition tablet today, which it claims enables Ubuntu to be "the only platform able to run both a mobile and true PC experience on the same device." The Aquaris M10 is being manufactured by BQ, the Madrid-based software developer and consumer electronics vendor that has produced two Ubuntu-running smartphones. And like other hybrids, the Aquaris M10 Edition tablet is designed for both touchscreen navigation and keyboard compatibility.

IDC: Global tablet market declines again in Q4 2015

The worldwide tablet market declined yet again in the fourth quarter of 2015 with 65.9 million units shipped, down 13.7 per cent year-on-year.

Xiaomi: US Mobile isn't authorized to sell our stuff

Xiaomi phones aren't coming to the U.S. after all – at least not yet.

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.

Jolla ends tablet project, plans refunds

Jolla, the Finnish mobile company that developed the Sailfish operating system (OS), is ending the crowd-funded Jolla Tablet programme and said it now has a refund process in place for backers that do not end up receiving a tablet.

Ericsson's 5G phone is too big to fit in a car

Ericsson has made some tweaks to its 5G phone since last summer, but it's still too big to fit into a car. The phone is extra large because it's full of new, experimental components that haven't been miniaturized yet and it requires a large battery, Erik Dahlman, a senior expert in radio access technologies at Ericsson, told  PC World.