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Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has been disrupting the smartphone market at home and generating an awful lot of buzz. But should you believe the hype? We take a look at some of the stumbling blocks in the way of international success.

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As battery life continues to be a major issue, we take a look what’s holding back OEMs from adopting new technologies, and examine some of the more promising possibilities and industry stopgaps.

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As a fixture in the top five smartphone manufacturers worldwide, Huawei’s profile is growing. The Chinese company has a strong foundation built on telecom networks and enterprise services, can it conquer the consumer market?

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There’s plenty of talk coming out of Cyanogen about taking Android from Google, but what is the company actually proposing? Can it possibly hope to make it without Google?

BlackBerry Z10 review

A fresh round of rumors about Samsung acquiring BlackBerry, or at least forming a closer partnership, have been sweeping the tech press. What are the pros and cons of a deal?

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We take a look back at 2014, the challenges that lie ahead, and ask what’s at stake for Samsung. Will the Galaxy S6 turn its fortunes around? How will it cope with the competition from Xiaomi and others.

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Competition is supposed to drive innovation and quality up as it drives prices down, but that’s not always the case. Focusing on what rivals are doing and refusing to collaborate on standards is bad for consumers.