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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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Samsung's new phone - the waterproof Galaxy S4 active

New high-end handset aimed at the "active user", dustproof and waterproof

US bans patent-row iPhone 4 imports

Imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 have been banned by a US trade agency after it found the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung.

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Another day, another Samsung launch - this time two new tablets in the Tab 3 range

Following the unveiling of their Galaxy S4 mini, it seems that Samsung is sticking with its varied-as-possible approach to product lines by unveiling two new tablets – an 8-inch and a 10.1-inch variation of the Galaxy Tab 3 range.

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Samsung reveals Galaxy S4 Mini

The new 107g phone will have 5GB available to the user

Samsung has announced that the latest model of their flagship Galaxy series will be unveiled on 20 June in London.

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The S4 - released three months ago - became the best-selling Android smartphone

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HTC's Facebook phone launch postponed in UK and Europe

The launch has been put on hold after a negative reaction to the HTC handset in the US

Apple has been named the most valuable brand in the world

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Nokia today launched the latest handset in its Lumia collection as it battled to regain ground lost to its competitors. Here is a look at some of the 925's major rivals in the smartphone market.

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Is telecoms giant Nokia finally back on form? New Lumia 925 launched in UK in battle against Samsung and Apple

Nokia unveiled a new flagship metallic Windows phone, featuring a hi-tech SmartCam which can takes 10 images at once, as it battles to wrestle market share back from Samsung and Apple.

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