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 announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.

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Apple and Samsung have already made gold-coloured smartphones; HTC just went straight for the gold

LG announces it will launch curved smartphone next month

Innovation war in high-end smartphones continues with both LG and Samsung showing interest in curved or flexible displays

Samsung posts record sales; HTC first losses

Contrasting fortunes of Asian smartphone-makers indicates that success depends on wide product range

Windows Phone posts highest ever European market share

Microsoft's mobile platform finally starting to gain traction, with a double digit market share in both France and the UK

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Galaxy Gear smartwatch in UK for £599 and £299

Phablet-smartwatch combination offers incredible functionality at a steep price

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 3 and also announces plans for smartphone with 'curved display'

New device would be part of Samsung's continued push to out-innovate competitors in the smartphone market

Video: Apple's new iPhones 'more breakable' than previous generation (but still tougher than the Samsung Galaxy)

The iPhone 5s and 5c were found to be less resistant to drops and spills than previous generations according to warranty provider SquareTrade

Fairphone, the world's first 'ethical smartphone', launches in London

Customers ordering the €325 phone can visit the maker's website to see exactly where their money is going

BlackBerry launches Z30: a new flagship for a ruined fleet

New device features a 5-inch screen, quadcore processor and an all-new UI features

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David Phelan dives deep into the colourful world of the iPhone 5c

The differences lie within: the Apple iPhone 5s

In-depth review: The Apple iPhone 5s

David Phelan takes a long look at Apple's new flagship phone

Samsung refuse to slow down: Galaxy Gear 2 rumoured for January 2014

Next generation of the Gear smartwatch should fix the failings of the original

World’s first ethical smartphone unveiled – and the pre-orders flood in

Fairphone’s maker uses minerals from ‘conflict-free’ mines and looks after its workers. It will be on show in London this week

iPhone 5S: What is a 64-bit processor and why is Apple so excited about it?

The new iPhone 5S comes with a souped-up processor but experts are sceptical about its utility for the average user

Phil Schiller talks about the pricing of their new products, the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C reaction: New budget device could be trump card Apple need

5S set to become a popular handset due to fingerprint technology but 5C is key

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