Smartphones http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23980/all en UPDATE 2-Samsung sees Q4 profit at $8.3 bln on Note sales, components http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-samsung-sees-q4-profit-at-83-bln-note-sales-components <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Q4 operating profit estimated at record 8.8 trln won</p> <p>* Q4 sales estimated at 56 trln won</p> <p>* Analysts predict handset division profit at 5.8 trln won</p> <p>* Strong handset pipeline, chip recovery to lift 2013 profit<br /> - analysts</p> <p>* Shares open 1 pct lower</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-samsung-sees-q4-profit-at-83-bln-note-sales-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices Company Competitor Company Earnings Announcement Company Earnings Guidance Company Technology Electronic engineering Electronics Entertainment Exynos HTC IPhone Person Career Quotation Samsung Samsung Electronics Samsung Electronics Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphones Technology USD Videotelephony Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731509 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-HTC seeks Myanmar edge with local font phones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/interview-htc-seeks-myanmar-edge-local-font-phones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jeremy Wagstaff</p> <p>YANGON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Peter Chou, CEO of Taiwan smartphone company HTC Corp, will on Monday launch what he hopes will be a major boost to both a backward tech sector in Myanmar, his country of birth, and to his company's share of one of the few untapped mobile markets: a phone that locals can use out of the box.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/interview-htc-seeks-myanmar-edge-local-font-phones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices Smartphones Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733934 at http://www.globalpost.com Telefonica's O2 drops chargers from UK phone sales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/telefonicas-o2-drops-chargers-uk-phone-sales <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Telefonica's British subsidiary, O2, said it will not provide chargers with any of the mobile handsets it sells by 2015, after a successful pilot scheme suggested 80 percent of customers would buy phones without chargers.</p> <p>O2 estimated there were 100 million unused chargers in Britain and encouraged competitors to take similar steps so all phones are eventually sold chargerless.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/telefonicas-o2-drops-chargers-uk-phone-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Smartphones Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:45:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736124 at http://www.globalpost.com Smart refrigerator runs apps for shopping lists, recipes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/smart-refrigerator-runs-apps-shopping-lists-recipes Refrigerators are getting smart. A new model released earlier this month runs apps to help users browse recipes, create shopping lists and manage the expiration dates of items like yogurt and milk.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/smart-refrigerator-runs-apps-shopping-lists-recipes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Entertainment Home appliances Smartphones Canada Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737389 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Google's Q4 results shine after ad rate decline slows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-4-googles-q4-results-shine-after-ad-rate-decline-slows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Shares climb after-hours on strong results * Core revenue, costs-per-click surpass expectations * International markets grow, holiday season helps By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Revenue from Google Inc's core Internet business outpaced many analysts' expectations during the crucial holiday quarter and advertising rates fell less than in previous periods, pushing its shares up roughly 5 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-4-googles-q4-results-shine-after-ad-rate-decline-slows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Google Inc Smartphones Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738113 at http://www.globalpost.com US ITC remands part of Apple's patent complaint against Samsung http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/us-itc-remands-part-apples-patent-complaint-against-samsung <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A U.S. trade panel that specializes in patent disputes will review an agency judge's decision that Samsung Electronics violated Apple patents to make smartphones and tablets, and sent part of the dispute back to the judge, the International Trade Commission said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The ITC judge had ruled in October that Samsung, the world's top maker of smartphones, infringed on four Apple patents but did not violate two others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/us-itc-remands-part-apples-patent-complaint-against-samsung" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Smartphones Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738589 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-US ITC to review Apple patent complaint against Samsung http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-us-itc-review-apple-patent-complaint-against-samsung <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A U.S. trade panel that specializes in patent disputes will review a potentially key decision in the patent fight between Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc over smartphones and tablets.</p> <p>The panel, the International Trade Commission, also sent part of the dispute back to judge, who ruled in October that Samsung, the world's top maker of smartphones, infringed four Apple patents but did not violate two others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-us-itc-review-apple-patent-complaint-against-samsung" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Samsung Electronics Smartphones Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738606 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Nokia axes dividend to save cash for Lumia push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/rpt-update-2-nokia-axes-dividend-save-cash-lumia-push <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Nokia cash position stronger than expected</p> <p>* Dividend suspension its first on record</p> <p>* Analysts say stronger Lumia sales needed for turnaround</p> <p>* NSN seen aiming for IPO</p> <p>* Shares down 8.3 pct, after rise of 70 pct in past 3 months (Adds analysts' comment, adds company history)</p> <p>By Ritsuko Ando</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/rpt-update-2-nokia-axes-dividend-save-cash-lumia-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronics Labor Law Nokia Nokia Siemens Networks Smartphones Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:45:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738827 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-RIM faces its day of reckoning with BlackBerry 10 launch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/preview-rim-faces-its-day-reckoning-blackberry-10-launch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* RIM set to launch BlackBerry 10 devices on Jan. 30</p> <p>* New devices are big bet on reviving RIM's fortunes</p> <p>* Analysts see window of opportunity for BlackBerry 10</p> <p>* Impact of BB10 expected to take few quarters to emerge</p> <p>* Device garnered good reviews; RIM stock has surged</p> <p>By Euan Rocha</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/preview-rim-faces-its-day-reckoning-blackberry-10-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Smartphones Software Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741193 at http://www.globalpost.com Wall Street punishes BlackBerry, Facebook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wall-street-punishes-blackberry-facebook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Facebook and BlackBerry lost ground on Wall Street Thursday as investors gave a cool reception to earnings at social network Facebook and the launch of a new smartphone platform by the Canadian firm.</p> <p>Facebook traded down 2.7 percent at $30.40 in late morning trade even after results Wednesday which topped most analyst estimates.</p> <p>Research in Motion, which rebranded the company as BlackBerry as it launched its new smartphones, tumbled 6.8 percent to $12.84 after getting a lukewarm response to the news.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wall-street-punishes-blackberry-facebook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Smartphones Software Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741915 at http://www.globalpost.com Appeals court denies review on Samsung phone ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/appeals-court-denies-review-samsung-phone-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US appeals court Thursday refused to reconsider an an appeal from Apple that sought a ban on Google-branded Samsung smartphones amid the patent fight between the two companies.</p> <p>As part of a series of legal battles in the case, the Federal Appeals Court panel in Washington rejected Apple's request for an "en banc" review by the full court of the October decision from a three-judge panel of the same court.</p> <p>This latest decision denied Apple's petition without comment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/appeals-court-denies-review-samsung-phone-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IPhone Law Smartphones Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742208 at http://www.globalpost.com Wall Street punishes BlackBerry, Facebook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wall-street-punishes-blackberry-facebook-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Facebook and BlackBerry lost ground on Wall Street Thursday as investors gave a cool reception to earnings at social network Facebook and the Canadian firm's launch of a new smartphone platform.</p> <p>Facebook dropped 0.83 percent to close at $30.98, even after results Wednesday that topped most analyst estimates.</p> <p>Research in Motion, which rebranded the company as BlackBerry as it unveiled new smartphones and and an operating system, tumbled 5.8 percent to $12.98 after getting a lukewarm response to the launch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/wall-street-punishes-blackberry-facebook-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Smartphones Software Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:15:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742276 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry faces tough battle for business users http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/blackberry-faces-tough-battle-business-users <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BlackBerry's new smartphone platform launched this week faces an uphill battle winning back corporate and government users who helped spawn the "crackberry" culture, analysts say.</p> <p>The Canadian-based firm, which rebranded itself with the launch of its BlackBerry 10 platform, must stem the loss of its core customers and win over those who migrated to the iPhone or Android devices, according to industry watchers.</p> <p>While BlackBerry helped create a culture of mobile users glued to smartphones nearly a decade ago, many of those customers have since moved on to Apple or Android.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/blackberry-faces-tough-battle-business-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Information appliances Labor Law Smartphones AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:30:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742535 at http://www.globalpost.com New BlackBerry scalped online http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/new-blackberry-scalped-online <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Though yet to be launched in North America, BlackBerry's new smartphones were already for sale online Friday, stirring bidding frenzies.</p> <p>Sellers claimed they obtained the sleek new handsets at launch events in New York, Toronto, Dubai, London and Johannesburg. Journalists and analysts who attended the events were given a BlackBerry Z10, which retails for $599.</p> <p>On online auction website eBay bids soared to $3,000 for two "very rare" white Z10 devices, according to the British seller. Another from New York was listed at $1,775. Most of them however went for about $1,100.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/new-blackberry-scalped-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Information appliances Smartphones Technology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743706 at http://www.globalpost.com App helps bring strangers together over meals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/app-helps-bring-strangers-together-over-meals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Natasha Baker</p> <p>TORONTO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Looking for new friends or dinner partners? A new smartphone app is designed to help people connect to others to set up groups for dinners.</p> <p>The app, GrubTonight, links hungry and adventurous smartphone users for dinners, fun evenings and friendship.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/app-helps-bring-strangers-together-over-meals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IPhone ITunes Smartphones Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745515 at http://www.globalpost.com