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With the hot-new Samsung Galaxy S4 now available from Sprint, the carrier is pushing Sammy’s last year flagship to its wholly owned no contract subsidiaries, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. In a move that puzzles many, Samsung has made a $50 million investment in a smaller rival Pantech, which also happen to be the third largest smartphone maker in Korea (after Samsung and LG). If you’ve been following IntoMobile in the last few years, you may know that I was the one predicting demise of BlackBerry when it was at the top. Global smartphone shipments are set to surpass shipments of basic and feature phones this year. According to the latest Smartphone Quarterly from NPD DisplaySearch, smartphone shipments will reach 937 million units in 2013, compared to just 889 million units for basic phones and feature phones. We got our hands on a few new Kyocera handsets today at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas, one of them being the ruggedized and waterproof Kyocera Hydro Edge. T-Mobile’s latest Windows Phone handsets is certainly one of the best, and we just walked away from handling it. We’ve all be there. You’re in the middle of something and you get a call you can’t answer. Teenage scientist Eesha Khare is smart. Very very smart. So smart, last weekend she managed changed the future of battery technology and win herself a $50,000 Intel Foundation Young Scientist prize. We were all impressed by Watson’s trouncing of Jeopardy grandmaster Ken Jennings, a couple of years ago. “We were talking about another company that dropped the e before the r, and we realized we wanted to make Flickr awesome again.