Microsoft seems to be backing away from its task-based Skype integration in Windows 10, as it says it will "streamline all Skype experiences" into a new Universal app, coming soon to Windows Insiders.
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Despite thousands of firings over the past couple of years it looks like Microsoft is still not finished with its restructuring. Further job cuts are expected in its phone division.
Some Google Fiber users are reporting that they've been invited to beta test Google's potential telephone service, which has reportedly been given the name "Google Fiber Phone."
The co-founder of Chinese smartphone giant - Xiaomi - has confirmed that Mi 5 devices are being mass produced right now, in time for a February launch - sometime after the Chinese new year.
In 2016 we may finally see Ubuntu achieve its convergence goal. This will see the same OS run across phones, tablets and desktops. It's unclear if this functionality will arrive for the LTS release.
It looks like the "Surface Phone" has popped up after a long absence. The rumored flagship device made an appearance on a benchmarking website that could indicate its development.
Reportedly built by the Skype team, Dialer is said to include geo-search for local contacts and Truecaller-style caller-ID. Launching in December on Android, a Windows 10 Mobile version is coming too.
In the last few days, renders and photos of a new Nokia-branded Android smartphone have emerged, along with some details of its specs - but over a year ahead of its launch, can these be accurate?
Apple is expected to implement a new "Force Touch" experience on its next iPhone. A new report has surfaced that his display will be dubbed "3D Touch Display" and offer a third level of sensitivity.
Nokia's smartphones are known for their reliability but if any one of them stands out, it's the classic 3310. A YouTuber recently put it to the test - against a flaming hot ball of nickel!
A report from Strategy Analytics now claims that Huawei has overtaken Microsoft to become the third largest vendor of phones in the world, trailing only Samsung and Apple.
In a recent interview, a former head of Microsoft's Xbox division explained how he regretted not focusing on mobile technology and not creating the "Xphone", a game-oriented smartphone.
Gabe Aul announced that a new Windows 10 Mobile version is being tested internally and that it looks like a good candidate for a public preview release, which might arrive in the next few days.
Similar to what happened with the last earthquake in Nepal last month, Viber has taken the lead in making their services free for Nepalese users trying to contact others within Nepal and abroad.
A new patent, filed in 2010 by Microsoft, shows a subtle hinge that would enable a device to sit at 180 degrees without being noticeable ushering in a potential era of dual-screen devices.
Formerly available for $649 in most stores, the photo-friendly Nokia Lumia 1020 sees a noticeable price cut on AT&T and can now be purchased for $339. Does this make the 1020 a must-buy?
AT&T is set to roll out a new limited time promotion that will offer current and existing customers the opportunity to double up on shared monthly data plans at no extra cost.
Amazon has announced its Fire Phone, with a 4.7in IPS display, Gorilla Glass on both sides and made of aluminum, it's a phone that is playing for the premium end of the market.
Samsung, being one of the most prolific manufacturers to increase the screen size of their mobile handsets, have just had their latest and biggest device revealed - the 7” Galaxy W.
Mozilla has finally released their native Firefox OS handset, available for under $200. The phone is available for preorder now and features respectable specifications for the competitive pricing.
One of the most talked about presentations at SXSW 2014 is the new technology from Gogo which may allow you to call and text during a flight.
The much-rumoured 8-core BlackBerry based on an x64 architecture and originally slated for release in 2015 could come in September 2014, according to a source.
A new, free alpha add-on from Mozilla makes it possible to test apps - and the Firefox OS itself - from within the web browser. All you need is Firefox, and a bit of time to work with the Simulator.
If you thought the Galaxy Note was too small, perhaps the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra will satisfy your needs, including a super-fast Snapdragon 800 chipset, waterproofing and a thickness of just 6.5mm
A Reddit user's Samsung Galaxy S III has self-combusted while charging, saying he heard loud noises, saw smoke coming from the device and managed to get burned from the melting phone
Nokia has revealed that they'll be announcing something new on Wednesday at 7am GMT, teasing a QWERTY device, although all the signs point to a new Asha phone rather than a Lumia
The recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumoured to be among a small number of Android devices to get early access to version 5.0 of the mobile OS, named 'Key Lime Pie', reports suggest.
Samsung's new co-CEO, JK Shin, has complained about Windows in the market, saying there is "lackluster demand" for Windows products, and smartphones and tablets "aren't selling very well"
A mysterious Motorola phone has appeared online, which shows a possible candidate for the "X Phone" which is rumoured to be coming out soon. The phone includes stock Android and high-end specs.
HTC and Facebook are reportedly teaming up once again to build another Facebook phone. While we don't know what OS the device will run, the specs for the phone have leaked.
The Chinese government has published a report that criticises Android, and suggests that Google has been discriminating against Chinese companies.
Apparently i-mate is back from the dead, and they'll be showing off a Windows 8 phone (yep, not a Windows Phone 8 device) at MWC, powered by an x86 Intel Clover Trail Atom processor
A new report from a telecommunications data firm indicates Skype is rapidly growing - so much so that it now handles the equivalent of one-third of all international phone calls.
A rumour that seems destined to never EVER die is that Facebook is developing its own smartphone. CEO Mark Zuckerberg again explicitly denied this, saying it would make little sense for the company.
With Samsung lighting the touch paper for the phablet phenomenon with the Galaxy Note, Sony is the latest company to get in on the action with an image of a 6.44 inch phablet leaking to the internet.
Preserving a backup from your Android handset can be a wise idea, though it has been one that has long required root access. While not the first to avoid this, SAB claims to be able to avoid rooting.
Flexible displays remain one of the most hotly-anticipated developments in mobile tech, and Samsung is preparing to show off its latest at CES: a 5.5" 1280x720px bendy screen designed for smartphones.
Nokia & HTC are the two players in the Windows Phone 8 game right now. Microsoft is rumoured to be building a Surface phone to add to the mix as well. Could this, just spotted picture, be that device?
A flaw that has been discovered on BT's website allows anyone with access to your landline phone number and postcode to upgrade the phone package you subscribe to.
Major outages are affecting both BT and Talk Talk ISPs in the UK. Cable damage is being blamed on the outages, with only a “small number” of users affected according to BT.
With Microsoft due to release the Surface to the masses tomorrow, Steve Ballmer has added more fuel to the “Surface Phone” fire stating they plan to introduce more of their own branded hardware.
Japan gets some of the coolest technology available. HTC announced the HTC J Butterfly today, which features a stunning 5-inch 1080p display. And no, you can't have it yet.
Amazon is said to be announcing their own smartphone today at their press event; running a variant of Android 4.0 and shipping with Nokia Maps, it would seem that they too want a piece of that market.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has an unlocked bootloader on all carriers except Verizon. Today the company announced that they will sell the "Developer Edition" of the GS3 that is unlocked.
A new study suggests that British people spend more than six billion pounds annually on phone contracts, with more than two-thirds of that being spent on overpriced contracts.
One of Android's most popular keyboards has been updated today, exiting from its ongoing beta phase and entering as the new standard version.
Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8 at its Windows Phone developer conference in San Francisco, California. Offering new features and an updated platform, Microsoft is just getting started.
Your mobile phone knows an awful lot more about you than you might realize, and as a result phones are becoming targets for theft. There are steps that can be taken though to prevent this.
We have yet to see a major revolution in the smartphone industry for several years. Nokia is looking to change all that with an upcoming, unannounced device.
We hope that you're enjoying your mid-March weekend today, and as always we are posing a question today that you can answer. This week, we are asking you how often you upgrade your mobile phone