We discuss whether this even matters, since customers don't necessarily buy phones for digital assistants. They're likely more keen on the camera and battery life. And of course, there's the big ol' screen too. We also talk about Fitbit delaying its smartwatch efforts into the second half of the year, and whether people even care about smartwatches. Lastly, we look at Amazon's new Parent Dashboard and discuss if we would use the new service on our kids. The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.
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Fitbit is seeking to move beyond activity trackers. Fitbit plans to release a pair of Bluetooth headphones alongside the watch, according to Yahoo Finance. The headphones will be similar to Apple's BeatsX. A Fitbit representative said the company doesn't comment on rumors or speculation. The new items are important for Fitbit, which has struggled to keep up sales growth as consumer interest in wearables appears to lose steam. Earlier this year, the company said it would cut 6 percent of its workforce as the sales troubles cut into its profit. Its Fitbit Blaze, released last year, was the company's biggest attempt yet at making an everyday watch somewhere between a fitness tracker and a smartwatch, and the upcoming products are meant to advance that progression.
The product is set to hit shelves in the second half of the year, after design problems -- like misplaced antennae fouling up GPS and trouble with waterproofing -- delayed them from a planned launch in the first half, according to a report by Yahoo Finance, citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter, It also reported that the watch is expected to cost $300, Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic, We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read, Discussion threads can be closed at any lovecases marble iphone 8 / 7 case - opal gem yellow time at our discretion..
BlackBerry bested Qualcomm in arbitration, to the tune of about $815 million. In a statement, Qualcomm said it disagrees. But it acknowledged the ruling is binding and can't be appealed. Meanwhile, the chipmaker said, the arbitration ruling "has no impact on agreements with any other licensee."Qualcomm is also embroiled in a licensing lawsuit with Apple. The award is a win for BlackBerry, which has grappled with diminished stature in the mobile phone market for years. After controlling nearly a fifth of phone sales in 2009, BlackBerry now powers less than half a percent of phones, in a market dominated by devices running Google's Android system and by Apple's iPhone.