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Potential Apple/Goodreads Partnership Quashed by Amazon Acquisition

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Before Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads earlier this year, Apple had been talking to the company about a partnership between Goodreads and Apple's iBookstore. However, once Amazon got into acquisition talks with Goodreads, those talks with Apple broke off, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. Over the past year, Apple and...
Potential Apple/Goodreads Partnership Quashed by Amazon Acquisition

Where’s the promised savings from 4G LTE?

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This year will be a breakout for LTE as sales of the 4G phones are expected to increase ten times over sales in 2011. The estimate, from research firm Strategy Analytics, notes that 2011 only saw 6.8 million sales of LTE smartphones, with tablets and hotspots adding another 5.5 million...
Where’s the promised savings from 4G LTE?

HTC sees $2.397 billion revenue in Q3, only just meeting forecasts

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Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC this morning released (PDF) its final results for the third quarter of this year, reporting revenue of $2.397 billion (NT$70.2 billion) for the three month period. Net income after tax was just $133 million (NT$3.9 billion). Revenue is down from a little over $3 billion...
HTC sees $2.397 billion revenue in Q3, only just meeting forecasts

Cash In Your Old Blackberry At uSell.com

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This post is sponsored by uSell, a price-comparison website that helps you find the best price when it's time to sell your BlackBerry, smartphones, and other used electronics. Find reputable buyers for your used devices on uSell. #sellblackberry If you're a BlackBerry user, you're no doubt looking forward to the...
Cash In Your Old Blackberry At uSell.com

Ford launches MyEnergi Lifestyle green initiative with Eaton, SunPower and WhirlPool

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Ford has announced the MyEnergi Lifestyle program in collaboration with Eaton, SunPower and WhirlPool designed to help US families reduce electricity usage through monitoring it in the cloud. Additional partners include Infineon and Nest Labs, the maker of a smart thermostat. As part of the collaboration, the companies are teaming...
Ford launches MyEnergi Lifestyle green initiative with Eaton, SunPower and WhirlPool

Major European operators label Nokia smartphones expensive, unoriginal and buggy

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European mobile operators appear to have dealt Nokia a fresh blow in its bid to overturn its flagging smartphone business, with its latest devices receiving a lukewarm response from four of the continent’s major carriers, Reuters reveals. Nokia, which signed an agreement with Microsoft to power its new smartphones with...
Major European operators label Nokia smartphones expensive, unoriginal and buggy

Lumia 822, Windows Phone 8X come to Verizon Nov. 9

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An announcement from Verizon today tipped customers off to the availability of Windows Phone 8 handsets on the nation's largest carrier, with the Lumia 822 from Nokia and HTC's Windows Phone 8X going up for pre-order November 9 at 1 a.m. EST. The two new smartphones will be the first...
Lumia 822, Windows Phone 8X come to Verizon Nov. 9

RIM's Potential Blackberry 10 Licensing Partners: Few & Far Between

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Research In Motion has nearly finished developing its BlackBerry 10 operating system. New smartphones from the Canadian manufacturer are expected to be released at the beginning of 2013, but they may not be the only Blackberry 10 devices. According to reports, RIM is open to licensing BlackBerry 10 to other...
RIM's Potential Blackberry 10 Licensing Partners: Few & Far Between
New smartSD cards could put digital wallet control back with e-commerce groups
Acer reportedly launching one Windows Phone 8 and five Android devices in 2013

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

Motorola design chief: stock Android phones, cross-carrier brands coming later this year

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Back in February, Google CFO Patrick Pichette said its recent purchase, Motorola, didn't "wow" on the smartphone front, but it looks like the two companies have long since smoothed over any hard feelings. Speaking to PC Mag, Motorola design chief Jim Wicks revealed plans for the first post-acquisition handsets,...
Motorola design chief: stock Android phones, cross-carrier brands coming later this year

iOS App Downloads & Marketing Costs Hit Record High In December

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Mobile app marketing company Fiksu just released new data revealing the impact the holiday season had on iOS app downloads and user acquisition costs. According to the company’s App Store Competitive Index, a measurement of the average aggregate download volume of the top 200 free U.S. applications, December saw 6.04 million daily...
iOS App Downloads & Marketing Costs Hit Record High In December

Rovio makes a Mighty Eagle's $68 million in profit in financial squawk

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It's inspired artwork, sketch shows and even a Pomplamoose cover, but flinging feathery fowl is ultimately a serious business. Rovio has announced that in 2011, it made a huge $106.3 million turnover and a whopping $67.6 million in profit (before tax). Fueled by the success of Angry Birds, Seasons...
Rovio makes a Mighty Eagle's $68 million in profit in financial squawk
RIM: ‘Grim and getting grimmer’

Motorola's Opportunity: Droid Razr M vs. iPhone 5

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Apple is expected to announce the newest iteration of the iPhone on Wednesday. It will likely - and finally - have a bigger screen along with 4G LTE, better central and graphics processors, and Apple's vaunted Retina display. The problem for Apple? Manufacturers like Motorola are beating it to the...
Motorola's Opportunity: Droid Razr M vs. iPhone 5

AT&T’s blame game: We didn’t raise prices; the FCC did

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AT&T is heating up its retaliatory campaign against the Federal Communication Commission for denying its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. Speaking at conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson claimed once again that the merger’s death directly resulted in AT&T raising mobile data prices 30 percent earlier this year, The Hill reported....
AT&T’s blame game: We didn’t raise prices; the FCC did

Boot up: Apple's fingerprint buy, Toshiba's RT bust, RIM woos carriers and more

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Plus IT hassles over council tax, Zenbook's zen-like teardown, why you should stop publishing web pages and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIT firms fear council tax benefit collapse >> 24dash.comMeanwhile, back in the back office... The cabinet member...
Boot up: Apple's fingerprint buy, Toshiba's RT bust, RIM woos carriers and more
Everything We Expect Google To Announce At Its Biggest Event Of The Year Next Week (GOOG)

Jailbreak Hack Puts 'Chat Heads' on iPhone the Way Facebook Intended

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The Verge reports on a new jailbreak hack for the iPhone that puts Facebook's new 'Chat Heads' feature above all other content on the device, similar to how Facebook Home works on Android. On Android, Facebook's Chat Heads float above all other content so users can quickly jump in and...
Jailbreak Hack Puts 'Chat Heads' on iPhone the Way Facebook Intended

Yup, Jailbreaking Your iPad Really Is Illegal

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Want to play old school Nintendo games on your iPad? Download Google Play apps from foreign countries to your Galaxy Tab? If so, you'll have to break the law. That's because under new rules issued by the U.S. government, jailbreaking (or in the case of Android, rooting) tablets becomes a...
Yup, Jailbreaking Your iPad Really Is Illegal
Macintosh Icon Designer Reflects On Her Work at Apple

ViewSonic announces new smartphones and tablets for MWC

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ViewSonic on Friday announced a slew of new smartphones and tablets set to debut at Mobile World Congress, SlashGear reports. The company’s Android-powered ViewPhone 4s looks to compete directly with Apple’s iPhone, featuring a 3.5-inch 960 x 640-pixel display with 326ppi, Ice Cream Sandwich, dual SIMs, a 5-megapixel camera and a...
ViewSonic announces new smartphones and tablets for MWC

AT&T 4G LTE adds Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Express and Galaxy Rugby Pro to lineup

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Of the four big US carriers, AT&T's always been a solid go-to for variety across its wireless product portfolio. And today, the operator's welcoming a gaggle of Android devices from Samsung to bolster its 4G LTE offerings. Headlining this galactic quartet is the Galaxy Note II, the company's 5.5-inch...
AT&T 4G LTE adds Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Express and Galaxy Rugby Pro to lineup

Hands on: ZTE PF112 Android 4.0 handset with Tegra 3

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Yesterday we took a look at most of ZTE's new smartphones for 2012, and we stopped by the company's booth again to check out the PF112. The device is one of many Tegra 3-powered smartphones that have been brought to Barcelona this week, marking ZTE's attempt to establish itself in...
Hands on: ZTE PF112 Android 4.0 handset with Tegra 3

Nokia adopts Microsoft's 'Smoked by Windows' stunt

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Overseas, Nokia is holding a similar "Lumia Challenge" in the U.K. as it works to drum up more attention for its new smartphones. [Read more]...
Nokia adopts Microsoft's 'Smoked by Windows' stunt

LG teases several new smartphones for MWC, is brought to you by the letters G, L, V and F

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LG isn't done making vague hints at what it's got in store for us in Barcelona next week. While we admittedly missed it on our first viewing, the latest trailer flies past several red initials and vague glimpses of four handsets. There's an L (style?), a G (greatness), one...
LG teases several new smartphones for MWC, is brought to you by the letters G, L, V and F

Nokia's Misleading Video Dents Lumia's Image

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Taking the stage a week before Apple, Nokia had the chance to put on a bold and confident performance with its demonstration of new smartphones. Instead, a misleading promotional video has left the company looking a little desperate....
Nokia's Misleading Video Dents Lumia's Image

LEAKED: RIM Document Reveals Plans For 5 New BlackBerry Devices In 2013

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RIM is planning to release a suite of new smartphones and tablets in 2013 that run on the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, according to a document that appears to be the company's product roadmap for the year, which was obtained by BlackBerryOS through an anonymous source. The document...
LEAKED: RIM Document Reveals Plans For 5 New BlackBerry Devices In 2013

No simultaneous voice/data for Verizon, Sprint iPhone 5

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Verizon customers purchasing Apple's new iPhone 5 will find that their new smartphones are unable to access Verizon's data network at the same time as they are placing calls. A Verizon representative has confirmed to The Verge that the iPhone 5 will not be able to support simultaneous voice and...
No simultaneous voice/data for Verizon, Sprint iPhone 5
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