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Reality check: Windows Phone less popular than Samsung’s Bada

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Well, here’s a slap in the face for fans of Microsoft’s nascent mobile line: it sells less units per quarter than Samsung’s Bada platform, according to Gartner. What’s that? You’ve never heard of Bada? That’s the point, friend, it’s essentially invisible from a technology standpoint, while Windows Phone is front...
Reality check: Windows Phone less popular than Samsung’s Bada

NVIDIA outs new mobile GPU line, boasts 'every leading notebook manufacturer' support

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In NVIDIA's ongoing efforts to monopolize the technical-sounding graphics card market, the California-based components manufacturer today announced a new mobile line of GPUs aimed at notebook computing. That's five new GPUs in total, with the GeForce GT 720M and 735M making up the "mainstream" segment, while the GT 740M,...
NVIDIA outs new mobile GPU line, boasts 'every leading notebook manufacturer' support

Windows Phone 8′s unreleased SDK taken for a spin [video]

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Windows Phone 8 is not out, nor are its developer tools. Microsoft has yet to fully detail the coming refresh to its mobile line. However, that didn’t stop the fine folks over at Windows Phone Central from getting their hands on a copy of Windows Phone 8′s SDK. To get...
Windows Phone 8′s unreleased SDK taken for a spin [video]

With 10% of its 2.5m users booking hotels on the go, Gogobot brings social travel app to Android

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For a company that greatly benefits from the ongoing rise of smartphones and tablets, social travel network operator Gogobot sure has taken its sweet time to develop an app for the immensely popular and still-growing Android platform. But today, Gogobot is finally debuting an Android app to co-exist alongside its...
With 10% of its 2.5m users booking hotels on the go, Gogobot brings social travel app to Android

Does HTML5 Really Beat Flash? The Surprising Results of New Tests

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Shared by Bud The key finding here is that Apple is optimizing for html 5 on the mac and clearly getting results, way better than google chrome on any platform, and google might be described as the biggest corporate advocate of html 5. Flash performance on the mac platform seems...
Does HTML5 Really Beat Flash? The Surprising Results of New Tests

The Windows Phone Marketplace buckles under influx of new apps

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Well, this is a problem that comes wrapped in a bit of good news: the Windows Phone Marketplace app submission process is jammed at the moment, reducing the number of apps that are making it into the platform’s app store. However, the cause of the problem is quite encouraging. Microsoft claims...
The Windows Phone Marketplace buckles under influx of new apps

Hotmail hits 5 million downloads on Android in less than 5 months

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Well, we didn’t expect this. Android, a Gmail-focused mobile operating system has proven to be fertile ground for Hotmail. Today, Microsoft announced that it has hit a new belt-notch: The official Hotmail app for Android has reached another milestone this past weekend – over 5 million downloads in less than...
Hotmail hits 5 million downloads on Android in less than 5 months

NTT DoCoMo announces 12 new mobile devices for the spring, launches Smart Home initiative

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Change of season? You can bet NTT DoCoMo has an armload of new devices to announce -- it's almost a tradition. This time around, the Japanese carrier has revealed 10 new smartphones, two tablets and a mobile WiFi hotspot. Large, 4.5 to 5-inch displays and quad-core processors pepper the...
NTT DoCoMo announces 12 new mobile devices for the spring, launches Smart Home initiative

Nokia’s Lumia 610 cranks Tango hype with possible Indonesian certification

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Missed several days ago, buried amongst apparently official Indonesian testing information, was news that the Lumia 610 smartphone has been approved. We’ll get to the documentation in a moment, but the kicker here is that the 610, a phone that has not been acknowledged by Nokia as being real, is rumored...
Nokia’s Lumia 610 cranks Tango hype with possible Indonesian certification

Motorola Loses Another $353 MillIon For Google

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Motorola Loses Another $353 MillIon For Google: Tim Carmody on Google's earnings: Motorola Mobility poses a different problem. Last quarter, Google's cellphone and tablet division posted an operational loss of $523 million. This quarter's loss of $353 million shows a modest quarter-over-quarter improvement, but things still aren't healthy by any...
Motorola Loses Another $353 MillIon For Google

Apple iWatch Will Reportedly Run iOS, Still Has To Overcome Battery Issues Before Launch

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Apple’s iWatch will run full-flavored iOS, according to a new report, and the company is indeed targeting an end-of-year launch, but will first have to tackle battery life issues. According to sources speaking to The Verge, Apple’s prototype watch hardware is currently getting only a couple of days out of...
Apple iWatch Will Reportedly Run iOS, Still Has To Overcome Battery Issues Before Launch

Windows Phone’s market share jumps in February

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We use data from NetMarketShare (NMS) on a regular basis, as it tends to be accurate and unbiased. We compare it with other data, of course, but it’s one of our favorite places to head when we need a look at how browsers, operating systems, and mobile platforms are performing. Usually,...
Windows Phone’s market share jumps in February

Samsung Galaxy S III gets a Canadian girlfriend as Bell, Rogers, Telus, Wind Mobile line up

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If you live north of the 49th parallel, you're no doubt frustrated that Samsung teased a summer launch for the Galaxy S III in North America but made no initial mention of its Canadian plans. Don't fret, as virtually every Canadian carrier and its mother has now pledged to...
Samsung Galaxy S III gets a Canadian girlfriend as Bell, Rogers, Telus, Wind Mobile line up

Stop Trying To Make WebOS Happen. It's Not Going To Happen

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We need to face facts: WebOS is dead. Barring the unwavering support of the enthusiast community, the former mobile OS will never become a commercial product and, LG investment or no, the possibility of WebOS surviving a sale is nil. WebOS is no more, has ceased to be, is bereft...
Stop Trying To Make WebOS Happen. It's Not Going To Happen

According to a Samsung device profile, Windows Phone 8 will contain Bluetooth file transfer

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Microsoft recently unveiled much of the developer nuts and bolts of Windows Phone 8, but left most consumer-facing elements of the coming reboot of its mobile line under wraps. However, as things do, new pieces of information are bubbling up. According to a profile of the Samsung SGH-i687, hosted on the...
According to a Samsung device profile, Windows Phone 8 will contain Bluetooth file transfer

Only 2,000? Developer interest in Windows 8 is stagnant, opening a new line of worry for Microsoft

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Windows 8 contains the Windows Store, making it the first edition of Windows to sport such an app store. Platforms are increasingly reliant on strong app ecosystems, as serviced through their app stores, to entertain, amuse, and monetize their users. No smartphone platform can survive with a weak app pool,...
Only 2,000? Developer interest in Windows 8 is stagnant, opening a new line of worry for Microsoft

Sony Xperia TX hands-on

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Sony just wrapped its IFA 2012 press conference, but not before ushering in three new members to its Xperia mobile line. The breadwinner of the pack, the Xperia TX, is the company's new smartphone flagship, outfitted with a 4.6-inch full HD display powered by Mobile Bravia Engine, 13-megapixel rear...
Sony Xperia TX hands-on

Naan Studio shutters all Echofon desktop Twitter clients to focus on mobile

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Popular Twitter client maker Naan Studio has announced that it is shuttering all of its desktop apps to focus on mobile. The clients for Mac, Windows and Firefox are all going away, though the apps for iPhone and iPad will continue. Here’s Kasuho Okui’s notice on the Echofon website: Beginning...
Naan Studio shutters all Echofon desktop Twitter clients to focus on mobile

Nokia shows off image of Skype integration in Windows Phone 8

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In a video showing off its freshly announced Lumia 920 handset, Nokia has unveiled – perhaps accidentally – the Skype interface that will be present in Windows Phone 8. Skype, recently purchased by Microsoft for billions, will enjoy tighter integration into Windows Phone in the future. However, exactly what that...
Nokia shows off image of Skype integration in Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone's big July: Market share ticks up 23.5% in Europe

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Attempting to track the success of Windows Phone is a difficult endeavor, as Microsoft is determined to remain recalcitrant in regards to handsets sales for its mobile line. Nokia does release a figure quarterly, concerning the success of its Lumia line of Windows Phone devices, but the platform remains hard to track. Happily, services...
Windows Phone's big July: Market share ticks up 23.5% in Europe

Purported leaked specs compare Windows Phone 7.8 to 8 - No IE10 for older handsets?

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This is the sort of leak, a rumor more alike, that smells right. From the WP7Forum website the following information has been dredged. Before you read the notes, however, WMPowerUser describes the source as “pretty reliable.” Make of that what you will. Now, here’s how Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows 8...
Purported leaked specs compare Windows Phone 7.8 to 8 - No IE10 for older handsets?

Vice President of iPhone and iPod Engineering David Tupman left Apple at the end of last year

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Last year Apple saw the loss of many executives ranging from its OS X chief, iAd chief, and Global Security Chief. 2012 has started off with another leave: the departure Vice President David Tupman. Tupman has been Apple’s Vice President of iPhone and iPod engineering for over a decade, making...
Vice President of iPhone and iPod Engineering David Tupman left Apple at the end of last year
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