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Tech companies bet big on hoped-for smartwatch success

Tech companies bet big on hoped-for smartwatch success

Korean technology giant Samsung, hoping to steal a march on rival Apple, has thrown the dice and is betting big on what it hopes will be the next "must have" bit of technological kit -- the smartwatch.
JIM ALGAR, United Press International

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Nokia to almost pull out of Japan

TOKYO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Finnish phone maker Nokia, facing a tough market in Japan, will pull out of that country except to market its high-end Vertu, Forbes reported Thursday.
Smartphones appealing to more women

Smartphones appealing to more women

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Sleeker, cheaper smartphones have found an eager customer base among U.S. women, industry researchers said.

Nokia leads pack, but race tightens

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- As mobile phones become ever more indispensable not just as a communication device but as an Internet provider, music player or mini TV, companies are facing fi
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Gartner: 3Q world cell sales up 22 percent

LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Cell-phone sales increased 22 percent worldwide during the third quarter, topping 205 million units, according to a report released Tuesday.

Global cell-phone sales up 22 percent

LONDON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Global mobile-phone sales surged nearly 22 percent in the second quarter, technology research group Gartner said Thursday.
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