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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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Verizon scores a decisive win in wireless shootout

RootMetrics testing shows that Verizon still offers more speed and reliability than its three major rivals.

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33% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Router with High Power 5dBi External Antennas - Deal Alert

This router delivers high-performance wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps and provides the best value for your Internet needs in your second home, apartment, dormitory, or a drop-in replacement of your legacy router.

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Freebies from Reliance Jio hasten Indian mobile consolidation

India’s largest operator, Bharti Airtel, is to acquire the Indian mobile business of Norwegian carrier Telenor, in an apparent move to counter the impact of disruptive pricing by new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm.

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Samsung starts production of new 10-nm Exynos 9 Series chip

Samsung unveiled Thursday a new octa-core application processor that combines a custom CPU with a gigabit LTE modem and a separate processing unit for security applications, leading to speculation that it could be designed into the...

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Verizon ranks tops in wireless coverage and reliability by RootMetrics

Verizon benefited from its LTE-Advanced service started in summer of 2016, which provided a significant boost to Verizon's download speeds, RootMetrics said in its report.

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Brocade's Ruckus Wi-Fi business finds a buyer

Broadcom will unload the Ruckus Wireless Wi-Fi business for US$800 million after it takes over Brocade Communications Systems later this year.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Is Just $79.99 For a Limited Time If You Buy Refurbished - Deal Alert

Amazon has discounted its refurbished Paperwhite models for a limited time, so with the current deal you can get one for just $79.99. A Refurbished Paperwhite E-reader is refurbished, tested, and certified by Amazon to look and work...

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Disney Research demonstrates open-air wireless charging

Disney Research has created a wireless charging technology that allows mobile devices to begin charging as soon as you enter a room.

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58% off Alinshi Foldable Soft Silicone USB Waterproof Keyboard - Deal Alert

Flexible, Soft, Foldable, Roll-up, Silent, Waterproof, Dustproof, Lightweight, Portable and easy to store. If you're looking for a travel keyboard you won't have to worry too much about, this one is currently discounted 58% to just...

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Verizon plans 5G trial service in 11 cities this year

Verizon said Wednesday it will launch pre-commercial 5G service in 11 markets around the U.S. by the middle of this year, joining rival AT&T in aggressively deploying the future technology.

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New and old brands to debut Android smartphones 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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MobileIron jumps into IoT market, not a moment too soon

Mobile device management vendor MobileIron announced today that it would form a dedicated IoT division and hire Intel and GE veteran Santhosh Nair to run it, in a move that analysts have been quick to praise.

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Microsoft seeks Indian customers with exclusive Skype Lite app

There’s a growing population of Skype users in India, and Microsoft wants to capitalize on that with the launch of Skype Lite, a new app that’s designed to be more useful in that market.

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75% off Brother P-Touch PT-D210 Label Maker - Deal Alert

The PT-D210 makes it easy to create great-looking labels for your home and office. With convenient one-touch keys, you can quickly access fonts, symbols, frames and templates. Plus, you can preview your work on the display. The unit...

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Don’t wait for 5G: LTE could be your key to IoT

One of the many whiz-bang features promised in 5G is a new way of connecting millions of small, low-powered IoT devices. But there's no need to wait: Two forms of LTE tuned for IoT have entered a market that's already heating up with...

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LTE speeds outpace home internet with new Qualcomm and Intel modems

With every new generation of smartphone, LTE connections get faster. That's because the devices have faster modems that can transfer data at unprecedented download speeds.

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ARM buys Mistbase and NextG-Com to extend its reach in IoT

Chip designer ARM has a new strategy for the internet of things: to offer complete solutions "from application software to antenna."

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