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Apps re-invent smartphone keyboards to reduce typing frustration

By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) – New smartphone apps aim to solve the problem of keyboards causing aching fingers or auto-correct resulting in embarrassing blunders. The apps replace Qwerty keyboards with alternatives designed to provide better auto-correct and more seamless … Continue reading

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BlackBerry launches square smartphone

New $ 599 device has a 4.5-inch screen and is designed to work alongside the phonemaker’s secure software and messaging services Asia homepage

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New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

By Christina Farr and Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In … Continue reading

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Sony rethinks smartphone strategy

Ailing Japanese group says expected annual loss would exceed $ 2bn, five times larger than previously forecast, prompting it to do some houseclearing Asia homepage

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Sony slashes guidance on struggling smartphone business

By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp on Wednesday warned of a much-deeper-than-expected loss and said it would not pay a dividend this business year after it was hit by a 180 billion yen ($ 1.7 billion) impairment charge … Continue reading

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Google launches $105 Android One; eyes low-price smartphone boom

By Nivedita Bhattacharjee and Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Google Inc launched in India on Monday a $ 105 smartphone, the first device from its "Android One" initiative which is aimed at boosting sales in key emerging markets through … Continue reading

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Microsoft unveils latest smartphone range

Making Cortana more widely available is a key part of group’s strategy as the personal assistant tends to push users to company-owned services Asia homepage

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Microsoft launches new ‘affordable flagship’ Lumia smartphone

By Harro Ten Wolde BERLIN (Reuters) – Fresh from acquiring Nokia's handset business, Microsoft unveiled the first of its new range of Lumia smartphones on Thursday, priced to challenge a market dominated by volume leader Samsung and Apple Inc. A … Continue reading

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Free smartphone tourism app launched in Vietnam – eTurboNews

eTurboNews Free smartphone tourism app launched in VietnameTurboNewsDA NANG, Vietnam – NFS Mobile Solutions launched a free smart phone application to provide tourism information about major tourist destinations in Vietnam. Da Nang, Vietnam – The Essentials Guide is the first … Continue reading

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Free smartphone tourism app launched in Vietnam – eTurboNews

eTurboNews Free smartphone tourism app launched in VietnameTurboNewsDA NANG, Vietnam – NFS Mobile Solutions launched a free smart phone application to provide tourism information about major tourist destinations in Vietnam. Da Nang, Vietnam – The Essentials Guide is the first … Continue reading

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