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Apple iPhone 6 with VoLTE: Rumors heating up

The status of voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the iPhone 6 remains unsettled, but there are plenty of signs that Apple is preparing to include the technology in upcoming devices, if not now then sometime in the near future.

Study suggests AT&T exclusivity is holding back Amazon's Fire phone

Amazon's Fire phone, its first smartphone, has been on sale for less than a month, but a new study from research firm Chitika Insights indicates that Amazon's deal to sell the phone exclusively through AT&T Mobility is hampering its sales.

Nokia's mapping CEO steps down

Nokia has appointed Cliff Fox as acting head of its Here mapping business from Sept. 1, after the division's current CEO, Michael Halbherr, resigned.  

Kaspersky Labs warns social networks are dangerous territory for mobile users

Careless mobile users are leaving themselves exposed to hack attacks when accessing social networks, security company Kaspersky Labs warned.

Analysys Mason: Russia set to lead CEE smartphone net additions through 2019

Smartphone net additions peaked in 2012 or 2013 in most of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), but will continue to increase in countries with larger populations (Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Poland and Romania), Analysys Mason forecasts.

HTC wants to fill a 'huge gap' at the high end with One M8 for Windows Phone

HTC unveiled a variant of its flagship One M8 smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Phone software, giving the platform the same kind of high-end hardware HTC and other phone makers have usually reserved for flagship Android devices. HTC hopes it can fill what it sees as a gap in the premium Windows Phone segment.

BlackBerry creates business unit to manage 'strategic' technologies, patents

BlackBerry launched a new business unit to manage its patent portfolio and combine some of its top technologies. The unit, which will called BlackBerry Technology Solutions, or BTS, includes its QNX software for embedded wireless systems, its "Project Ion" Internet of Things application platform, Certicom cryptography applications and Paratek RF antenna tuning. 

Motorola's Moto 360 smart watch tipped to cost $250

Motorola Mobility's Moto 360 smart watch will cost $250 at retail, according to a leaked product page that appeared on the website of retailer Best Buy. The page has since been taken down.

Sprint, SoftBank partner with Sharp for low-cost phones, starting with Sharp Aquos Crystal

Sprint and its parent SoftBank are partnering with Japanese display and handset maker Sharp to deliver low-cost smartphones in Japan and the U.S. The first device in their partnership is called the Sharp Aquos Crystal, and SoftBank indicated that its scale will enable it to sell the phone at a low cost.

Researchers show how to turn a phone's gyroscope into a crude microphone for eavesdropping

According to Wired, in a presentation at the Usenix security conference next week, researchers from Stanford University and Israel's defense research group Rafael will present a way to eavesdrop on conversations using its gyroscopes, not its microphones.