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Google to Close Motorola Mobility Deal by Wednesday

Thanks to China finally giving its stamp of approval, Motorola Mobility says its acquisition by Google can now close. [Read more]...

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ZTE Admits to Backdoor in one of its Android Devices

The Chinese handset maker included a program with a hard-coded password in its ZTE Score smartphone which gives root access. The backdoor was discovered after a user posted the credentials on Pastebin...

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Windows Phone Edging Out iPhone in China, says Microsoft

Windows Phone has inched past the iPhone at ekeing out market share in the lucrative Chinese market. [Read more]...

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III Reportedly Racks Up Over 9 Million Pre-Orders Worldwide

As if anyone needed any more proof that the Samsung’s Galaxy S III would sell like (slightly more expensive) hotcakes, a report from the Korea Economic Daily reveals that the long-awaited handset racked up over 9 million pre-orders from mobile carriers across the globe. To put that number in a bit of perspective, the tremendously popular Galaxy S II was officially unveiled at MWC in February 2011, and managed to rack up 3 million global pre-orders by the end of April. Its successor, on the other hand,...

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Analysts: Nokia On Track To Burn Through Its Whole $6B Cash Pile In Next 2 Years

The Facebook IPO is expected to usher in a day of massive trading volumes on the markets, and some believe that might translate to a lift for some tech stocks. But one that could really use some help has just been served another course of bad press: Nokia is apparently burning through its cash reserves — fast. The company, for years the biggest mobile phone maker in the world, has fallen on very tough times, as competition from companies like Samsung, Apple and a barrage of inexpensive device makers, have translated into declines in sales, market share and profitability. That’s now translating into what has been identified as another issue: the burning of the cash pile. In the last five quarters, Nokia has burned through €2.1 billion ($2.7 billion) from its cash reserves. Analysts polled by Reuters on average believe that at the rate Nokia is going, it will go through another €2 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next three quarters, with the total current cash pile of €4.9 billion ($6 billion) gone within two years. To put that in some context, in 2007 Nokia had cash reserves of €10 billion in 2007 ($12.7 billion). That points to its cash pile burn accelerating — a result of...

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