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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—May 30, 2017

Apple and Samsung Stumble as Smartphone Market Soars Apple and Samsung might be the world’s most popular smartphone makers, but their slices of the market share are on the decline. Samsung was the world’s top smartphone maker in the first … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—May 8, 2017

Most US Households Have Given Up Landlines For Cellphones Most US homes no longer use landline phone service and instead rely on cellphones to stay connected. The finding was released today by the US Health Department, which said that 50.8 … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 13, 2017

Mobile Phones Will Number 5.5 Billion by 2021 The 11th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2016 to 2021) projects that there will be more people on Earth using mobile phones in 2021 than there are … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 30, 2017

Want to Track Cellphones? Get a Warrant, Lawmakers Say Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in several states, where lawmakers have introduced proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban on the technology. Privacy and constitutional … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 12, 2016

Transportation Department Weighs Allowing Phone Calls During Flights Airline travelers already upset about shrinking seats and rising fees should steel themselves for a potential new cabin reality: listening to another passenger yakking on a mobile phone. In a surprising and … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–November 7, 2016

Mobile Web Usage Overtakes Desktop for First Time More websites are now loaded on smartphones and tablets than on desktop computers, a milestone that underlines how computing is rapidly shifting to mobile devices and which threatens companies reliant on traditional … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–October 3, 2016

BlackBerry Ends Production of Mobile Phones BlackBerry is to cease making smartphone devices and will outsource the production of future handsets to technology partners. John Chen, BlackBerry executive chairman and CEO, announced the decision to wind down the firm’s manufacturing … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–September 27, 2016

Governor Expands Hands-Free Driving Laws in California Californians will soon face broader restrictions on using their smartphones while driving. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday to expand existing laws that ban people from calling and texting while driving on … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–September 19, 2016

Government Issues Official Recall Of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 The US government has turned up the heat on Samsung by issuing an official recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on Thursday. There have been at least 92 reports of batteries … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–August 29, 2016

Apple and Samsung are the Only Companies Making Money from Smartphones A recent study shows that Apple and Samsung are the only company making any money from smartphone sales. Cannaccord Genuity recently compiled operating margins for all major smartphone OEMs, … Continue reading

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