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Smartphone roundup: Competition gets tighter (March edition)

Everyone wants to know how the launch of the Samsung Galaxy 4 will affect the intense rivalry between Apple and Samsung. Plus, see what other candidates are aiming for the top.
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Samsung Galaxy S IV

While most gadgets are expected to last for years, smartphones can become out of date in a matter of weeks. As Samsung hopes to shake up the market with the launch of its Galaxy S4 this Thursday, March 14, we'll take a look at its current competitors in this gallery of  recent  ZDNet galleries.

To start off, here's the latest news and speculation on the Samsung Galaxy S IV.

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Top 5 smartphones (February edition)

Here are five of the best smartphones that were available in February. Something for those who like iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

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BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry recently revealed its Qwerty-equipped Q10 handset and although the company doesn't have No. 1 hopes, it's desperate to become a contender — or else. Here's a hands-on demo of one.

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HTC One

Another company that's desperate for a hit is HTC. Just this week, ZDNet's Matthew Miller just got his hands on one and here is what he had to say:

It's a simple fact that HTC makes superb hardware and that the HTC One is their new undisputed champion. It did most everything right with the HTC One. See my hands-on report and gallery for all the details.

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Nokia Lumia

Another company desperate to compete is Microsoft with its Windows Phones. Here's Nokia with two more devices in its Lumia Windows Phone series to offer devices across the price and specification spectrum.

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Huawei Ascend P2

China should not be overlooked in the global smartphone market. Recently, at Mobile World Congress (MWC), the Huawei Ascend P2 was introduced. Huawei claims it's one of the fastest smartphones in the world, with download speeds of 150Mbps (network willing).

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Galaxy Note II

Here's the list of the top smartphones to kick off 2013. Now that the HTC One has been revealed, Matthew Miller has updated his current top 10. The iPhone was at the top of list for quite a while, but no more.

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14 smartphones I love

Our smartphone guru, Matthew Miller, had some fun showing off his favorite apps and functions.

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20 best-selling smartphones

Samsung and Apple phones may today rule the roost at the top of the smartphone market share, but the most popular phones and smartphones were in fact sold almost a decade ago. Here are some of the top-selling mobile phones since the the start of the new millennium.

The results may surprise you.

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