News The logo of Samsung Electronics is displayed on a glass door at their headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. Samsung Electronics promised better shareholder returns, dismissed fears over smartphone market saturation and signalled a more aggressive acquisitions policy Wednesday at a rare analysts' briefing to boost its flagging stock price.

Samsung has posted its first fall in quarterly profits for more than two years, fuelling fears that the booming smartphone market may be reaching saturation.

Plans for a universal laptop charger to save money and e-waste

The new charger has been proposed by the IEC, a technological standards watchdog who want to cut down on e-waste and save consumers money

Nokia Asha 503 review: a gem of smartphone with a battery that lasts weeks

David Phelan takes Nokia’s latest affordable phone for a spin

Major overhaul aims to make telephone call charges and dialling codes clearer

Freephone will mean free - even for mobiles: Ofcom confirms change for 2015

Major overhaul aims to make telephone call charges and dialling codes clearer

Prisoners given in-cell phones and screens

National Audit Office report reveals new prisons in England and Wales are also being built with in-cell facilities such as screened showers and toilets

Imagination Technologies tanks on smartphone slowdown

Shares drop to a three-year low amid slowing smartphone growth and a slide in profits

Mobiles growth to push UK ad spend to $24bn by 2016

Global advertising spend is set to hit a new record high in each of the next three years, marking the “strongest sustained period of growth in 10 years”, according to a leading media-buying agency.

NSA records 5 billion global mobile phone locations daily

'Staggering' revelations show a database of 'hundreds of millions of devices' worldwide although only 'a tiny fraction of 1 per cent' of data is used

Three introduces free roaming in US, confirms free 4G upgrade for customers this December

The mobile network will be the only carrier to offer the upgrade to the new high-speed mobile network for no extra charge

Vodafone appoints ex-Bupa boss Val Gooding as a non-exec director

Vodafone has recruited ex-Bupa healthcare chief executive officer Val Gooding to be a non-executive director, making her the third woman on the 13-member board.

LG G Flex: the first curved smartphone to hit European markets

Device has been confirmed for sale in France, though no word on UK yet

GTA: San Andreas arriving for iOS, Android, Windows Phone devices next month

Rockstar have described the title as “best-looking version yet” and will offer full support for recent Apple-approved iOS controllers

One billion 4G connections expected for 2017

America is currently the largest user of 4G data in terms of sheer numbers, although South Korea had the highest proportion of population signed up

Npower sells gas and electricity subsidiaries to Utility Warehouse creating 'Big Seven'

Deal is expected to complete by early January

Experimental YotaPhone with screens on the front and back to go on sale 'before Christmas'

An E-Ink display on the back of the smartphone will save battery and provide a convenient place for notifications, say the phone's makers

Rhodri Marsden: the embodiment of irresistible masculinity, obviously

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In our pockets and bags we have smartphones with sufficient processing power to edit HD video and magically beam the results to a nearby television, but you still see people such as me wandering out of pubs, clamping said phone to our ear and shouting things like "Where are you? What do you mean, where am I? Nah, if you've gone past NatWest you've gone too far, you need to walk back and turn right at Londis."

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