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CCS Insight: Smartphones and watches to dominate IFA consumer electronics show

Low-cost LTE smartphones, smart wearables and connected home innovations are set to dominate the forthcoming IFA consumer show in Germany, according to latest research from CCS Insight.

IDC: Tablet projections lowered for 2014 as demand softens

IDC has lowered its forecast for worldwide tablet and 2-in-1 (computers that can function as tablets) shipments to 233.1 million units. This represents 6.5 per cent year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1 per cent growth rate previously forecast.

Ineda planning mass production of low-power chips for wearables in 2015

Ineda Systems, a startup funded by the likes of Qualcomm, Samsung and others, is testing samples of two chip designs that could extend battery lives for wearable devices. Mass production of the chips is expected next year.

Report: Apple unlikely to start shipping iWatch until early 2015

Apple is expected to announce its first wearable device at its Sept. 9 media event, but according to a new  Re/code  report it won't be shipping the gadget until a few months after that, likely in early 2015.

Nokia to bring HERE mapping platform to Android via partnership with Samsung

Nokia said it will bring its HERE mapping platform to devices that run Google's Android software starting with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones. The deal represents a major win for Nokia since the company sold its devices business to Microsoft in April.

Rumor Mill: Sprint, SoftBank to combine forces and launch Sony Xperia Z3

Sprint and its parent SoftBank will partner with Sony Mobile Communications to launch Sony's next flagship Xperia-branded smartphone, according to multiple reports. The launch would represent the first time either carrier partnered with Sony for a phone rollout.

Apple will reportedly include NFC, powered by NXP, for mobile payments in iPhone 6

Now that Apple has officially notified the world that it is hosting a media event Sept. 9, the rumors about its next products are flying fast and furious. One major new one is that, according to  Wired, the next iPhone will contain support for Near Field Communications technology for mobile payments.

Samsung prepares to debut its first connected smart watch at IFA trade show

Samsung is readying a new smart watch that it claims will redefine the meaning of the term 'wearable device' by offering wireless connectivity without being tethered to a smartphone.

LG, Samsung unveil dueling wearables with G Watch R, 3G-powered Gear S

Rivals LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics announced new wearable devices ahead of the IFA trade show next week in Berlin, intensifying competition as smartphone companies vie for consumer attention--and their wallets--in what some see as the next frontier of computing.

NTelos launches $45/month promotional plan with 10 GB of data

Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless is launching a promotion in conjunction with its new equipment installment plan that gives its subscribers unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of data for $45 per month.