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Nostalgia rules as classic phone brands come alive at MWC

Classic phone brands from yesteryear are coming alive in Barcelona. Nokia, Blackberry and Moto were among the unlikely headline makers ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show, which starts on Monday.

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Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

Over the past decade there have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones. All ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley startup reckons it has the recipe right and is hoping for a warm response from consumers when...

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Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

Over the last decade there have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones -- all ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley start-up reckons it has the recipe right and is hoping for a warm response from consumers...

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Huawei's P10 camera-phone comes in more colors than the rainbow

Huawei Technologies calls the P10 a smartphone, but its CEO doesn't have much to say about its communication capabilities.

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Nokia now has three budget Android phones, but everyone will want the 3310 nostalgia model

HMD has expanded its line of Nokia handsets with a pair of budget phones, but the show-stopper is the updated retro model.

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Huawei goes all out at MWC with new P10 phones, Android Wear watches

Huawei unveils two new P10 flagships and a follow-up to the Huawei Watch, but the handsets won't be making their way to the U.S. anytime soon.

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HP’s Elite x3 Windows phone gets a job with Mobile Retail and Mobile Scanning Solutions

HP hopes its Elite x3 Windows phone will become essential equipment if it learns how to read barcodes in retail, medical and other vertical industries.

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LG launches G6 with 5.7-in. display in narrow body (+ video)

LG on Sunday introduced the G6 smartphone with a 5.7-in. display in a new 18:9 aspect ratio designed to enhance videos and game play.

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Hands on with the LG G6: A nice phone, but not especially innovative

After a string of solid phones weighed down by gimmicky features, LG goes for a solid but predictable experience with its new flagship.

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Back to the future: BlackBerry KEYone launches with physical keyboard

Under a licensing deal with BlackBerry, TCL Communication of China announced another physical keyboard smartphone model called the BlackBerry KEYone.

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The new BlackBerry has a physical keyboard and will arrive in April

The new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone, unveiled Saturday, is the first smartphone to carry the brand that doesn't come from BlackBerry.

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Android device updates: Sprint, T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge make the leap to Nougat

The T-Mobile LG Stylo 2 also gets Android's latest treat, and Google may have finally squashed an annoying Pixel bluetooth bug.

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LG puts a massive battery in the X Power2, but not much else

The X Power2 is part of LG's new effort to bring "different exclusive features that are usually found only in premium smartphones" to affordable handsets.

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4 things we expect from Mobile World Congress 2017

MWC, the Davos of wireless technology, is happening next week in Barcelona, and it’s going to be a particularly important year, as the mobile landscape readies itself for a couple of fairly major shifts.

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MWC 17: What's coming, what's not, and what we really want to see

The biggest Android event of the year is nearly upon us. Here's what you can expect to see (and not see) at Mobile World Congress.

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Controversial LTE-U tech OK'd by FCC

The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday that it had approved two cellular base stations – one each from Ericsson and Nokia – to use LTE-U, marking the first official government thumbs-up for the controversial...

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Radiation from outer space could sabotage your smartphone

Cosmic ray hits to digital devices have endangered airplanes and disrupted the vote count in a European election. Your smartphone could be next.

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A trove of new Android smartphones to debut at MWC

Several new high-profile Android smartphones are expected to launch this weekend in advance of Mobile World Congress, which opens Monday in Barcelona.

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