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Sprint, T-Mobile gear up for Samsung Galaxy S6 debut with creative offers, pricing

Anticipation is high for the upcoming launch of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, which are scheduled to hit stores April 10, with most major operators taking preorders for the devices starting today. To try to steal customers away from the competition, operators T-Mobile and Sprint are getting creative with their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge deals.

Tightfisted BlackBerry posts $28M profit in Q4, but software sales fail to impress

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry surprised investors today by posting a fiscal fourth quarter net profit of $28 million. However, enthusiasm was dampened by fourth quarter revenues of $660 million, down from $976 million in fourth quarter 2013 and below analyst expectations of $786 million.

Jolla seeks African Sailfish partners following Namibia market entry

Jolla, a start-up Finnish smartphone maker, expanded into Africa through a deal to supply Namibian operator TN Mobile through third party distributor LexConsult.

Report: Active mobile money accounts reached 100M in 2014

Total number of registered mobile money accounts reached 300 million by the end of December 2014, according to a report from the GSMA.

T-Mobile to offer free Netflix with Galaxy S6 purchase

T-Mobile US is planning to lure subscribers away from the competition with the promise of a year's worth of video streaming service Netflix with the purchase of a new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. 

Microsoft strikes deal with Samsung, other Android OEMs, to pre-load its services

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with Samsung Electronics to pre-load some of its software and services on Samsung's Android devices. Further, Microsoft struck deals with several lesser-known Android device makers to do the same thing, continuing a strategy of getting its services key real estate on phones and tablets running Google's Android platform.

Android rival Cyanogen raises $80M from Qualcomm, Twitter, Rupert Murdoch and others

Mobile startup Cyanogen, which aims to cut into Google's control over the Android platform by offering a modified version of the software, raised $80 million in fresh funding.

Report: Amazon to give users access to paid apps for free with 'Unlocked' section of Appstore

Amazon plans to launch a new section of its Android-based Appstore that will let users access a range of paid apps and those that have in-app purchases free of charge, according to a TechCrunch report.

BlackBerry's embrace of a software strategy leaves some analysts skeptical

BlackBerry is an afterthought in the device market, but the company wants to become much more of a software player in the next few years. However, the open question is whether the company has the wherewithal to achieve its goals.

Wireless charging finally sees its star rise to the top

For years, the industry promised ways to once and for all remove that tangled nest of wires for battery chargers, which are multiplying as consumers add more connected devices to their repertoire. But after years of fighting over standards, more and more industry experts are saying 2015 is, indeed, shaping up for wireless charging.