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Intel rethinking tablets with new Atom X5, X7 chips

Tablets with Intel's new Atom chips code-named Cherry Trail will ship in the first half of this year

Finnish companies join forces to build secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH


Nokia, DoCoMo test high-frequency mobile with an eye on 5G

Their trials with 70GHz radios show multi-gigabit speeds

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The Upload: Your Tech News Brief for Monday, March 2

Samsung jumps into payments... NXP buys Freescale to build a bigger chip company ... Iran "ready to work with Google"... and more tech news

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DoCoMo App Shares SIM Credentials With Offline Devices

Smartphones with new Qualcomm chipsets could send SIM subscriber identities to multiple offline devices.

Qualcomm puts silicon brain in flagship Snapdragon 820 chip

The Snapdragon 820 chips will be for premium mobile devices, and test units will ship in the second half

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Microsoft Announces the Lumia 640XL, a Poor Man's Lumia 1520 Phablet

Microsoft's midrange phone strategy continues at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Lumia 640XL resembles the Lumia 1520, but it dials back the specs a bit.

For a speed boost, Alcatel-Lucent says use both cell and Wi-Fi

The company says it can tie the networks together using only software

Net neutrality could hamper new mobile services, Nokia CEO says

Self-driving cars and home health care services require special treatment, he said

MediaTek wants to put its chips in Chromebooks

MediaTek's new Helio X10 processor could bring 64-bit ARM CPUs and 4K video to Chromebooks

Samsung to launch mobile payments in challenge to Google, Apple

The Android smartphone maker will launch Samsung Pay in the US in mid 2015

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Hands On With the New Samsung Galaxy S 6, GS6 edge

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with Samsung's new Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge. Check out his first impressions of Samsung’s most ambitious smartphones yet.

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Galaxy S 6 Designer Says GS6 Phones Are 'New Face of Samsung'

Samsung's senior designer of its new Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 edge smartphones talks about his inspiration for the most significant changes and enhancements to the Galaxy S product line, and explains why the devices represent the...

YO! This messaging app has a lot more to say for itself, even offline

The app lets users message and share files via Wi-Fi, even without an Internet connection

Lenovo brings 64-bit Android to $129 tablet

Lenovo's 8-inch Tab 2 A8 will start at $129, and come with Android 5.0 and 64-bit MediaTek processor

Firefox OS coming to US, developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and telecom carriers see demand for high-end flip phones

Firefox OS to help Orange boost smartphone use in Africa

Mozilla's OS is the best option for super-cheap smartphones, but more apps are needed

Acer going all in with Windows 10 smartphones

Acer plans to launch Windows 10 smartphones with different screen sizes and price points

Acer's new low-cost handset will be upgradeable to Windows 10

Acer's new Liquid M220 will ship with Windows Phone 8.1, but will be upgradeable to the Windows 10 mobile OS later this year

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Microsoft's Vision for the Future: Smart Bracelets, Holograms, and Adaptive Wall Displays

Microsoft's 'productivity future vision' presents an idyllic, amazing concept of the future where interactive displays meet Microsoft's next-gen Microsoft Band, the Courier folding display, and more.

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