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Vertu Liquidation

Vertu Luxury Smartphone Maker Founded by Nokia Shutting Down

Selling expensive jewel-encrusted, high-style smartphones turned out to be unprofitable for the Vertu a British company that was founded in 1998 by Nokia.
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Samsung Galaxy Prices Will Prevent Apple From Selling $1,200 iPhones

NEWS ANALYSIS: A blogger's prediction that Apple plans to price the new iPhone 8 at nearly double the base price of current iPhones would place the new devices out of reach of most customers.
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Sprint Upgrade Programs Extended to All Smartphones in its Inventory

While Sprint has offered annual upgrades on iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones in the past, now any smartphone the mobile carrier sells is eligible.

Mobile Market Report Suggests Apple to Price Latest iPhones at $1,200

Mobile market analysts debate the plausibility of a recent blogger report that prices for new iPhone models that Apple will likely introduce in September will start at $1,200.
Skype for Business

Microsoft Skype for Business Takes a Road Trip in BMW 5 Series Cars

Microsoft and BMW are making it possible to participate in Skype meetings even if drivers are stuck in bumper-to-bumper-traffic.

Microsoft Enables Faster Account-Switching on Outlook Mobile

Users of Microsoft's mobile email client on iOS can now switch between accounts and reply to busy email threads faster.
Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft Puts Windows Phone 8.1 out to Pasture

Microsoft says it is no longer supporting the smartphone operating system, which was the company used to introduce users to the Cortana virtual assistant.
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Microsoft's Seeing AI App Describes the World to Blind Users

Microsoft launches Seeing AI, a mobile app for the visually impaired, and announces new artificial intelligence initiatives to help bring the technology further into the mainstream.

LG Q6 Delivers High-End Design at Midrange Prices SLIDESHOW

LG Electronics has introduced the LG Q6 smartphone with a less powerful processor and slightly smaller screen as a midrange follow-on to its high-end LG G6.
Daily Tech Briefing July 11

Qualcomm Sues Apple, Seeks Ban of Some iPhones in US VIDEO

DAILY VIDEO: Qualcomm wants some Apple iPhones banned from the U.S.; Copycat malware could be the harbinger of even worse cyber-attacks; Arista suspends imports of switches in dispute with Cisco; and there's more.
Symantec Skycure

Symantec Bolsters Mobile Security With Skycure Acquisition

Symantec makes its second acquisition in two weeks, adding critical mobile operating system security capabilities, including Apple iOS.
Oculus Rift Headset

Oculus Again Cuts Price of Rift VR to $399 With Touch Controls

The second price cut since March drops the cost by 50 percent from the combined original $798 price for the Rift VR headset and Touch hand controllers.

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