You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
This is probably the most important smartphone that BlackBerry will launch in 2013. You see, the Z10 and Q10 were designed for diehards, gadget lovers and those who desired a like-for-like replacement for their aging Bolds. With the Q5, BlackBerry has resurrected the Curve range and pumped out a decent mid-level device. It's just a shame the designers scrimped on the keyboard. Read on for our full review.
Currently, the wireless industry's mantra is that good things come in large packages. But let's not just forget about the massive demographic of users that don't care about having the biggest phone on the planet. With the One mini, HTC addresses the plethora of users who prefer their dosage of communication in a smaller parcel. Click the link above for our full hands-on with the 4.3-inch, 720p Android device.
After BlackBerry's disastrous earnings a couple of weeks back, Nokia and Microsoft have clear bragging rights over third place in the ecosystem war -- but does a bronze medal earn you any cash? The Finnish manufacturer has reported declining Q2 2013 revenues of €5.69 billion ($7.4 billion) compared to the $9.2 billion earned in the same quarter last year. The good news is that the huge financial losses of 2012 seem to be gone.
Microsoft Q4 2013 earnings: $4.97 billion net income, $900 million charge related to Surface RT inventory adjustment
Microsoft just reported its Q4 2013 earnings, and the Redmond behemoth has found itself with $19.90 billion in revenue, $6.07 billion in operating income, and $4.97 billion in net income. Quite a lot has happened since the outfit showed $6.06 billion in profit last quarter -- its CFO stepped down, the Xbox One was introduced, and Steve Ballmer himself put in place a new organizational structure.
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