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Slideshow: iPhone XL, China Mobile Deal And More From The First Week Of December

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is once again the leader of tech headlines.

With investors support for an extra-large smartphone (an iPhone XL, perhaps?), news of a China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) deal and a report that President Obama can't use an iPhone due to security reasons, this week proved to be fairly exciting.

Sony (NYSE: SNE) also made some noise after announcing that PlayStation 4 had reached a new sales milestone.

Windows 8 users increased, though not as much as Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) may have hoped.

Nike (NYSE: NKE) is rumored to be developing a new smart watch.

And Nintendo (OTC: NTDOY) is expected to miss another sales forecast.

Disclosure: At the time of this writing, Louis Bedigian had no position in the equities mentioned in this report.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

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    Apple Will "Without A Doubt" Release An iPhone With A Large Display

    Apple Will "Without A Doubt" Release An iPhone With A Large Display

    The Galaxy Note could receive a big competitor very soon.

    Brett Golden, President and co-founder of The Chart Lab (a provider of quantitative advice solutions for retail and institutional investors), is one of many investors convinced that Apple will release a phablet.

    "I think definitely [Apple is] going to have that, without a doubt," he told Benzinga.

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    PlayStation 4 And Xbox One's Greatest Threat Could Come From Apple And Google

    PlayStation 4 And Xbox One's Greatest Threat Could Come From Apple And Google

    Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) CEO Andrew Wilson caused a bit of commotion when he said that Apple, Google and others within the industry would challenge Sony and Microsoft's control of the living room.

    Benzinga reached out to several investors and analysts to get their take on the industry. Their thoughts were very revealing.

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    Windows 8 User Base Rises

    Windows 8 User Base Rises

    Windows 8 is slowly increasing its user base.

    The new OS (and its upgrade, Windows 8.1) is now loaded onto 9.3 percent of all PCs.

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    Apple And China Mobile, Together At Last

    Apple And China Mobile, Together At Last

    While not yet 100 percent official, Apple and China Mobile appear to have signed an agreement to sell the iPhone.

    This is huge news for investors, who have been looking to China (specifically China Mobile) for growth.

    With 700 million subscribers, China Mobile could provide Apple with some incredible sales opportunities.

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    iPhone Not Secure Enough For Presidential Use

    iPhone Not Secure Enough For Presidential Use

    Who would have thought that the President of the United States would be forced to use a BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) because it is more secure than the iPhone?

    President Obama recently said that he is not allowed to use the iPhone because of unspecified security reasons.

    He is allowed to use an iPad, however.

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    PlayStation 4 Hit New Sales Milestone

    PlayStation 4 Hit New Sales Milestone

    Sony's latest console continues to break records around the world.

    The new machine has sold more than 2.1 million units globally.

    Expect another sales spike to occur when the console is released in Japan in February.

    Until then, PlayStation 4 is likely to continue selling well through the holiday shopping season.

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    Nintendo Expected To Miss Sales Forecast

    Nintendo Expected To Miss Sales Forecast

    Sony is breaking records, but Nintendo can barely meet its own expectations.

    In fact, the company has failed to meet its own sales expectations since Wii U was released.

    The company is expected to miss sales expectations again -- this time by as many as three million units.

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    iPad Mini Retina Boosts iPad Shipments

    iPad Mini Retina Boosts iPad Shipments

    The iPad Mini with Retina Display may be expensive, but that hasn't stopped consumers from buying it in droves.

    Apple is thought to have increased new iPad shipments after the Mini Retina was released.

    This is a strong indicator that both of the new iPads are performing well at retail.

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    Nike Preps A New Smart Watch

    Nike Preps A New Smart Watch

    Nike is reportedly developing a new smart watch for release in 2014.

    Little is known about the new device, but it is likely to be a workout-oriented product in the style of Nike's previous smart watches.

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    'Catching Fire' Burned The Competition, Could Do So Again

    'Catching Fire' Burned The Competition, Could Do So Again

    Lions Gate's (NYSE: LGF) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the box office champ last weekend.

    The film grossed $110.2 million over the five-day Thanksgiving movie period (Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1).

    Disney's (NYSE: DIS) Frozen came in second place with $93 million.

    This weekend, Catching Fire is expected to maintain its first-place rank for the third week in a row.

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