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New York City
Executive Editor — CNET
As seen in:  CNET, Wall Street Journal
Covers:  business technology, mobile payments, mobile operating systems, apple iphone, wireless carriers, mobile, apps, smartphones, wireless chips, tablets
Doesn't Cover: enterprise, pcs, pc chips, storage

Executive editor for CNET News; hardcore USC Trojan and Lakers fan; perpetually sleepy; curator of annoying PR.

Roger Cheng's Biography

I'm the executive editor at CNET in charge of East Coast coverage and breaking news. I also cover mobile, which remains an area of intense interest to me. Before CNET, I spent nearly ten years covering tech at the Dow Jones Newswires and Wall Street Journal. When I'm not staring at a computer screen or hounding sources, I'm rooting for my beloved USC Trojans and LA Lakers ...

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T-Mobile rolls out ever-updating map so you can check your coverage — T-Mobile is taking a new approach to the staid wireless coverage map. The Bellevue, Calif., company on Monday unveiled its "next-gen" network map, which utilizes real-time data collected by customers and through third-party sources such as and Inrix. What makes it next gen?

BlackBerry shows signs of life, posts surprise quarterly profit — Don't count the struggling smartphone maker out yet as BlackBerry CEO John Chen's house cleaning is starting to yield benefits. You can't keep BlackBerry down. The struggling smartphone manufacturer posted a surprise profit for the second quarter in a row, squeaking out gains thanks to a massive cost-cutting effort and an adjustment to the value of its investment in a broad patent portfolio.

BlackBerry shows signs of life; posts a surprise Q4 profit — You can't keep BlackBerry down. The struggling smartphone manufacturer posted a surprise profit for the second quarter in a row, squeaking out gains thanks to a massive cost-cutting effort and an adjustment to the value of its investment in a broad patent portfolio.

Samsung Galaxy S6 arrives April 10 in US for $650 without contract — Samsung hopes to reverse its fortunes with a radically redesigned flagship smartphone. The company said that its Galaxy S6 smartphone, alongside its curvy sibling, the Galaxy S6 Edge, would go on pre-order on Friday, and be available for purchase at carrier and retail stores on April 10 -- the same day that HTC's One M9 goes on sale and Apple opens its Apple Watch up for pre-order.

HTC will sell unlocked One M9 for $649 online on March 27 — April 10 is shaping up to be a busy day for smartwatch and smartphone fans. HTC said on Thursday that its latest premium smartphone, the HTC One M9, hits carrier and retail stores on April 10. That's the same day that Samsung plans to release its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and Apple opens up its Apple Watch for pre-orders and in-store fittings.

With the One M9, HTC tries to build a 'timeless piece of design' — Curious why the One M9 looks so similar to its predecessor? HTC's Peter Chou says it's intentional. BARCELONA -- HTC's Peter Chou wants his One family of smartphones to be the Range Rovers of the mobile world.

T-Mobile violated US labor laws, agency judge rules — The US carrier blocked its workers from organizing or even discussing problems at work and has been ordered to revise its policies. T-Mobile, known for bashing its competitors in the wireless business, is in hot water for the treatment of its own employees.

T-Mobile CEO says he's open to leasing program for phones — "I wouldn't rule it out," John Legere says about emulating Sprint's leasing model, but adds that there are no plans to roll one out in the near future. NEW YORK -- T-Mobile CEO John Legere may regularly take swipes at Sprint, but he knows when to give credit where credit is due.

T-Mobile will buy out your device payment plan or lease if you switch — The carrier is also guaranteeing that prices won't increase for customers on existing plans -- even if you're on a promotional program. NEW YORK -- T-Mobile is again upping the ante with another reason for customers to switch to the "Uncarrier."

T-Mobile goes after businesses with simplified pricing plans — Prices for each line range between $10 and $16 depending on the number of accounts. T-Mobile is also bundling a free domain and Microsoft Office 365 services for any company paying for additional data. NEW YORK -- T-Mobile is turning its Uncarrier hindsights onto the business world. The nation's No.
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Mar 31, 2015

@ColosseLtd Sure, but those watches last years. Apple Watch will be obsolete once next year's model comes out.

Mar 31, 2015

RT @techledes: Maybe it's because it's mid-afternoon or because I only drank decaf this morning. But I really suck at PacMan.

Mar 31, 2015

Verizon Wireless says pre-orders for the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and HTC One M9 begin at 3 am ET tomorrow. Are you waking up to place an order?

Mar 31, 2015

Check out Samsung's Galaxy S6, the first great smartphone of 2015, via @CNET @jdolcourt…

Mar 31, 2015

RT @ZDNetCharlie: Hyundai pushes for commercial self-driving cars by 2020 - The automaker hopes viable partially-automated cars will...

Mar 30, 2015

Jay-Z's Tidal music service makes star-studded splash via @CNET @joan_e

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