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Berg Insight: Shipments of connected wearables will reach 168M in 2019

Shipments of connected wearables are set to reach 19 million units in 2014, up from 5.9 million devices in the previous year.

Google seeks to toss out antitrust lawsuit over default Android apps

Lawyers for Google are going to try to persuade a federal judge on Thursday to toss out an antitrust suit that claims Google forces its Android hardware partners to use Google Search, Maps and other services as default applications. Google contends that agreements it strikes with companies like Samsung Electronics and HTC on Android that include those provisions are not anti-competitive.

BlackBerry's Chen sees devices as more than just phones, focuses on Internet of Things opportunity

NEW YORK--BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he thinks the company's device business is important--but he said he's spending much of his time looking beyond smartphones to the wider Internet of Things (IoT) market.

BlackBerry brings back the keyboard with Classic phone, partners with AT&T, Verizon

NEW YORK--BlackBerry formally unveiled its new Classic smartphone, an upgrade to its iconic Bold smartphone with a physical Qwerty keyboard and trackpad. The company also is partnering with AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless to release the Classic.

Telenor Hungary offers 'MyCard' mobile banking service to drive customer loyalty

The CEO of Telenor's Hungarian business said a new mobile banking service launched in the country provides a boost to the operator's customer experience by providing a new form of banking to consumers.

Gartner: Global smartphone sales grew 20.3% in Q3 2014

Sales of smartphones to end-users grew 20.3 per cent year-on-year to reach 301 million units globally.

Sprint reiterates Windows Phone support with Microsoft Lumia 635 launch

Sprint is making good on its promise to support Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, and today announced it will sell the mid-range Lumia 635.

Verizon teams with Cellcrypt for encrypted voice service, aimed at government users

Verizon Wireless is partnering with wireless encryption firm Cellcrypt to create a new service called Voice Cypher that will offer enterprise and government users end-to-end encryption for voice calls on iOS, Android, or BlackBerry devices with a specialized application.

Xiaomi posted $56M profit in 2013 but razor-thin margins, filing shows

Xiaomi posted $56.1 million (347.5 million yuan) in net profit last year, according to a regulatory filing. The filing provides a glimpse inside the finances of privately owned Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi, which has rocketed up the rankings to become one of the world's top smartphone brands in the past few quarters.

IDC: Android inspires another bright quarter for MEA tablet market in Q3 2014

While shipments of Android tablets in MEA increased 47 per cent year on year in the third quarter of 2014, iOS and Windows OS both suffered declines over the same period.