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Samsung chases curved smartphone wave to beat flat-screen crowd

It has to make them cost- effectively, get developers to tailor apps for the new format to make money

On sale in South Korea since late October for close to US$1,000, and also on sale in Japan, the Note Edge is soon to debut in the US.


SAMSUNG Electronics Co Ltd aims to restore its crumbling lead in the global smartphone industry in part by ramping up high-end devices with curved screens full of advanced technology that's tough for rivals to replicate.

Yet, as the South Korean giant seeks to make devices