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HTC reportedly finishing S3 Graphics acquisition to bolster patent portfolio

The Playing Field Is Even, Now It Just Comes Down To Preference

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The iPhone 4 has been announced today, and while I was not shocked by what was announced by the beloved Steve Jobs, I was pleased by what was released. As Louis Gray said, the iPhone 4 is nice, and IMO, really nice, but it isn’t going to slow down...
The Playing Field Is Even, Now It Just Comes Down To Preference

Windows Phone 8 support ends in 2014. Then what?

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The countdown for Microsoft to end support of Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 has already started, and the two mobile operating systems could be orphaned as soon as the second half of 2014, according to Microsoft's own support calendar. The Microsoft Product Lifecycle support page indicates Windows Phone 8...
Windows Phone 8 support ends in 2014. Then what?

RIM loses patent battle with Nokia

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Research In Motion has lost a contract dispute over Nokia-held patents, one that could see BlackBerry phone sales halted in the event that the Canadian phone manufacturer doesn't pay royalties to Nokia. Nokia revealed today that a Swedish arbitrator had determined that RIM was in breach of contract and would...
RIM loses patent battle with Nokia

Facebook 'Buffy' phone to take on Google

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Social networking company preparing to take on Google and Apple by creating its own handset, according to reportsMark Zuckerberg is working on putting a Facebook phone into the hands of the 350 million users who access the social network via their mobiles each month.Days after its $16bn (£10.2bn) roller-coaster share...
Facebook 'Buffy' phone to take on Google

Nokia launches Lumia 928 smartphone, heading to Verizon May 14th

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Nokia has formally unveiled the Lumia 928, headed to Verizon as a network-exclusive. The smartphone, previously leaked through a billboard and an advertisement in Vanity Fair, has been revealed before its expected launch event in London on May 14th, with the phone manufacturer keen to continue promoting its 8.7-megapixel PureView...
Nokia launches Lumia 928 smartphone, heading to Verizon May 14th

Samsung, Visa deal adds payWave mobile payments to phones

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Visa and Samsung has inked a deal that could help speed up the adoption of mobile payments globally. The initiative will see the phone manufacturer preload the Visa payWave applet onto future devices that use NFC technology, as well as helping financial institutions to push payment information to the mobile...
Samsung, Visa deal adds payWave mobile payments to phones

We're Skeptical That Smartphone-Tablet Hybrids Will Take Off

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This post is from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and analysis service that's currently in beta testing. Check out our free trial offer here. Yesterday, ABI Research released a report about smartphone-tablet hybrids -- which the firm calls "phablets" -- predicting that 239 million of them would ship by...
We're Skeptical That Smartphone-Tablet Hybrids Will Take Off

Nielsen: Most Mobile Phones Are Now Smartphones

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If you’ve got a smartphone, then 2012 was the year you joined the “mobile majority.” That’s according to Nielsen, which says that between Q1 and Q3 of 2012, smartphones grew from a 49 percent to 56 percent market share. Unsurprisingly, Android was the top mobile operating system and Apple was...
Nielsen: Most Mobile Phones Are Now Smartphones

Nokia to help make Austin greener with its #ijustplantedatree campaign at SXSW

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With SXSW in full gear, the parties are rockin’, the booze is flowin’, and the BBQ is sloppin’. The yearly SXSW Interactive event in Austin is commonly referred to as “spring break for geeks” and it seems like this year is no exception. Some companies are choosing to continue previous...
Nokia to help make Austin greener with its #ijustplantedatree campaign at SXSW
ComScore: As 'dumbphones' fade away, Apple is now the #2 phone manufacturer in the U.S.

Motorola X smartphone allegedly photographed in Sprint LTE tests

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The Motorola X Phone has reportedly appeared in testing, using Sprint's 4G LTE network. The often-rumored device from the Google-owned phone manufacturer is allegedly shown in a photograph leaked by someone involved in the tests, and appears to be markedly different in appearance to the rendered image seen in March....    ...
Motorola X smartphone allegedly photographed in Sprint LTE tests

Alcatel One Touch Nabs Samsung Veteran to Bolster U.S. Ranks

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Alcatel One Touch–a Chinese phonemaker looking to expand its U.S. presence–has hired a former Samsung worker to lead marketing efforts here. Steve Cistulli, a 20-year product development veteran, will serve as Alcatel One Touch’s senior VP of North America, reporting to Nicolas Zibell, president of the Americas and Pacific regions....
Alcatel One Touch Nabs Samsung Veteran to Bolster U.S. Ranks

Device manufacturer Celestica ceases RIM production

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Toronto phone manufacturer Celestica announced Monday that it is ceasing production of BlackBerry-based devices by embattled producer Research in Motion. Celestica is tapering off production over the next three to six months, and will continue to work in the short term assessing RIM's future supply chain strategies.......
Device manufacturer Celestica ceases RIM production
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Microsoft Windows 8 tablet unveiling said to be slated for Monday
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop hints at a Windows 8 tablet

BlackBerry Curve 9315 to reach T-Mobile January 23rd

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Research In Motion has revealed a new budget-level BlackBerry smartphone in its range, running the BlackBerry 7.1 operating system. The Curve 9315 will roll out later this month on January 23rd for T-Mobile in the United States, a week ahead of the phone manufacturer's BlackBerry 10 launch events.......
BlackBerry Curve 9315 to reach T-Mobile January 23rd

Nokia's Lumia 920 still photos were faked as well

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Shortly after it was revealed that Nokia had misrepresented video shot with a different camera as having come from the Lumia 920, the Finnish phone manufacturer has expanded its original apology, revealing that other parts of its marketing materials, including still photography, did not come from the Lumia's camera. The...
Nokia's Lumia 920 still photos were faked as well

Samsung Galaxy S3 launches today: Hardware and software rumor round-up

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Later today, Samsung — the largest phone manufacturer on the planet — will launch the Galaxy S3 at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in London. Other than Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5, which should arrive in the fall, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be the biggest (and most anticipated) launch of...
Samsung Galaxy S3 launches today: Hardware and software rumor round-up

Should HTC get in the low-end mobile processor business?

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T-Mobile's HTC One S Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC has its eyes on the low-end mobile market, and it’s pushing forward with plans to develop its own low-cost mobile CPU together with ST-Ericsson, reports China Times. While Apple and Samsung have high-end smartphone chips of their own, HTC would be taking...
Should HTC get in the low-end mobile processor business?

Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

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Japanese mobile phone operator Docomo announced today it has completed its investment in Baidu Yi Xin Network Technology, its joint venture with Chinese search engine Baidu. Originally spotted by TechCrunch, Docomo’s $22.5 million investment gives it a 20 percent ownership stake in the new mobile content distribution platform. According to...
Docomo and Baidu complete investment in mobile content platform, DeNA benefits

Google could face Android antitrust investigation in Europe, after Microsoft complains

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Google may find itself in trouble for bundling key applications in its lineup with the Android operating system, after a lobbying group including Microsoft, Nokia and others complained to the European Commission over the practice. The Microsoft-led group, called FairSearch, was already behind a previous (and as yet unresolved) complaint...
Google could face Android antitrust investigation in Europe, after Microsoft complains

HTC barely ekes out a profit, expects HTC One to turn fortunes around

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HTC’s financial woes for the past 18 months continued as the company announced quarterly results on Thursday. Smartphone sales have been down for some time but the company managed to rake in NT$42.8 billion (US $1.45B). Unfortunately, operating margin was a scant 0.1 percent with overall first quarter profits of NT$85 million...
HTC barely ekes out a profit, expects HTC One to turn fortunes around

Mozilla Gains Telco, Phone Manufacturer Backing for Firefox Mobile OS

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Mozilla said Monday that it has named its forthcoming HTML5 mobile operating system Firefox OS, gained support for it from more telcos and found two device......
Mozilla Gains Telco, Phone Manufacturer Backing for Firefox Mobile OS
Huawei says profits increased by 33 percent in 2012, despite US security concerns

German court sides with Motorola, says it didn't violate Microsoft patent

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Perhaps it's not as loud or high profile as Apple vs. Samsung, but there is another patent war raging that is no less vicious between Motorola and Microsoft. The two have been at each others' throats for a few years now and, while Google has offered an olive branch...
German court sides with Motorola, says it didn't violate Microsoft patent
Looking for Android differentiation, HTC may launch a streaming music service

Nokia holding Lumia launch event in London on May 14th

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Phone manufacturer Nokia is holding an event in the United Kingdom, where it is expected to unveil a new Lumia device. Invitations sent out to members of the media for the event on May 14th in London provides little in the way of clues for what will be shown, but...
Nokia holding Lumia launch event in London on May 14th
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