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Le smartphone? France has another term in mind

PARIS: Smartphones may have become ubiquitous in France, but the country’s language mavens hope there’s still time to keep the word from becoming ensconced in everyday speech.The Enrichment Commission for the French Language has come up with what it considers ...

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AT&T Drops Huawei’s New Smartphone Amid Security Worries

Advertisement SHANGHAI — With an advanced screen, a special artificial-intelligence microchip and an eye-popping price, the newest smartphone from Huawei Technologies was meant to show Americans what China can do with technology. Instead, Huawei’s push to sell the phone in ...

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Is the Gulf's love affair with the smartphone waning?

The Gulf’s mobile phone market remained flat in the third quarter of 2017, according to latest figures from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker showed overall shipments for the quarter totalled ...

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Would You Pay $1,000 for a Chinese Smartphone?

SHENZHEN, China — The phone takes dazzling photos and sports advanced artificial intelligence. Its display stretches gloriously from edge to edge. And at nearly $ 1,000, it pushes into eye-watering territory on price. But the Mate 10 Pro isn’t the ...

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Want to Clap for Xi Jinping’s Speech? Use Your Smartphone

HONG KONG — Couldn’t get a seat at the Communist Party congress in China this week, but still desperate to applaud President Xi Jinping’s three-and-a-half hour speech? There’s a smartphone game for that. Mr. Xi’s speech on Wednesday marked the ...

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Russia firm unveils ‘surveillance-proof’ smartphone

Moscow: For Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution.At a business forum in Moscow on Friday she presented “TaigaPhone,” a brand new smartphone created by ...

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Apple’s iPhone 8 smartphone sees muted launch in Asia

SYDNEY/TOKYO: Apple Inc’s launch of iPhone 8 kicked off in a less lively mood in Asia, versus previous debuts, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X due out in early November.Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple’s Sydney ...

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Google to acquire HTC’s Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 billion deal

TAIPEI: Alphabet’s Google said it would pay $ 1.1 billion (SR3.75 billion) in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan’s HTC that develops the US firm’s Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing.Google has sought to beef up its ...

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