Tuesday, 25 June 2013

How to buy a smartphone: A guide for newbies


TechRepublic Member | June 25, 2013

How to buy a smartphone: A guide for newbies

Believe it or not there are still a lot of folks walking around with a flip phone. These folks have never owned a smartphone, but many are feeling pressure to grab one. Here's a simple guide to catch up with the rest of us. Read more

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Sony announces 6.44 inch water-resistant Xperia Z Ultra for Q3

Samsung showed large display smartphones can be successful and now we see Sony reveal their entry into the phablet market with the Xperia Z Ultra. Read more

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Is that smartphone protection program worth it?

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BlackBerry launches Secure Work Space for Android, iOS

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Good Technology merges mobile products for securing data between apps

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Apple has delicate iPhone inventory dance ahead

Apple has a few tricky supply chain items to navigate. First, most smartphone buyers know a new iPhone is coming and won't buy an iPhone 5. Apple needs to generate sales of the iPhone 5 and keep inventory levels in check. Read more

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