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Since 2009, Mobile Internet Usage Has Doubled Every Year

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The growth of the mobile Web is on a steady rise. While pundits throw around words like "explosive" and "outrageous" the more precise word is probably "consistent." According to analytics firm StatCounter, users accessing the Web through mobile devices has almost doubled every year since 2009. In its latest report,...
Since 2009, Mobile Internet Usage Has Doubled Every Year

Apple and Samsung Claim 99% of Profits Among Top Mobile Phone Vendors

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asymco's Horace Dediu has released his data on operating profits among the eight top mobile phone vendors for the first quarter of 2012, finding that Apple and Samsung together now hold 99% of the profits with Apple representing the lion's share at 73%. Apple's share was down slightly from 75%...
Apple and Samsung Claim 99% of Profits Among Top Mobile Phone Vendors

Sony Xperia's 'Made of Imagination' TV spot, directed by Wes Anderson (video)

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Sony certainly has its fair share of legendary commercials, but its first major spot since taking over the smartphone torch from Sony Ericsson is a real gem. Dreamed up by an eight-year old longing for understanding of what happens within a pocketable computer and directed by the famed Wes...
Sony Xperia's 'Made of Imagination' TV spot, directed by Wes Anderson (video)
Can smartphone vendors survive with Apple and Samsung dominating the industry?

Exclusive: Sony Mobile’s First TV Spot For The Xperia, Directed By Wes Anderson

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Sony has been promising a big push to promote its new line of Xperia smartphones — the first to come out since the company took full control over the Sony Ericsson JV — and today we get to see the first fruit of that effort, a stop-motion animated TV commercial...
Exclusive: Sony Mobile’s First TV Spot For The Xperia, Directed By Wes Anderson

Explay Crystal revives transparent display phones with dash of color, low price

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If you've been lamenting the passing of transparent display phones like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness as those vile, opaque smartphones took over, you'll be happy to know that Russia's Explay has taken up the mantle with the Crystal. The basic song remains the same, a numberpad-driven dumbphone with...
Explay Crystal revives transparent display phones with dash of color, low price

Sony to try the smartwatch game for a second time

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Sony’s next-generation SmartWatch is “coming soon” according to the product page, and it looks like a huge improvement over the company’s first attempt, which debuted in Sept. 2010. Like its predecessor, the new SmartWatch connects wirelessly to an Android phone for message notifications on the wrist. The wearable device can...
Sony to try the smartwatch game for a second time

Boot up: Facebook readies mobile ads, China eats Android, and more

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Plus US military to get secure Android phones, and Motorola wants 2.25% of Apple's sales in patent battleA quick burst of 6 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamOver 3 years later, "deleted" Facebook photos are still online >> Ars TechnicaWorth a full read. Facebook...
Boot up: Facebook readies mobile ads, China eats Android, and more
Maria Sharapova, serial mobile phone endorser, signs three-year deal with Samsung Electronics

Despite the iPhone’s monumental Q4, Android still powered 50% of all smartphones sold

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Despite selling more than 35 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, sales of Android handsets more than doubled those of the iPhone, as the Android platform grew to hold 50% of the smartphone market, a new report from Gartner reveals. Apple and Samsung were the biggest contributors to the smartphone...
Despite the iPhone’s monumental Q4, Android still powered 50% of all smartphones sold

Syria's video activists give revolution the upper hand in media war

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Armed with camera phones activists are posting hundreds of videos on the internet every day documenting the civil warIn April last year Ahmad Mohammad left his village in northern Syria filled with its pomegranate trees, figs, and goats, and moved to Lebanon. He came back five months later with a...
Syria's video activists give revolution the upper hand in media war

HTC tipped to launch PlayStation-certified devices later this year

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HTC could become the first mobile vendor not affiliated with Sony to receive PlayStation certification for its smartphone and tablet devices, launching titles on its platform later this year, Pocket-lint reports. According to the site’s sources, HTC is expected to make the announcement later this year, but may find its...
HTC tipped to launch PlayStation-certified devices later this year

Sony continues its executive reshuffle as Kunimasa Suzuki replaces mobile chief Bert Nordberg

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Sony’s executive reshuffle continues apace after it announced that Bert Nordberg, current President and CEO of Sony Mobile, will step down from his position, making way for Kunimasa ‘Kuni’ Suzuki — current Executive Vice President of Sony – who will assume his role from May 16 2012. As a result of the reshuffle,...
Sony continues its executive reshuffle as Kunimasa Suzuki replaces mobile chief Bert Nordberg
Sony Xperia S review
Apple and Samsung scoop up 99 percent of handset industry profits

Sony Xperia Ion: Entertainment-Filled, but Running on Empty

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When you hear the name Sony, you probably think of TVs, laptops or game consoles — cellphones, not so much. Now, after a decade of making smartphones under the Sony Ericsson brand, most of which were only available to international markets, Sony is making its own phones. And it’s working...
Sony Xperia Ion: Entertainment-Filled, but Running on Empty
Kuni Suzuki named Sony Mobile's new President and CEO

Sony finalizes divorce with Ericsson, renames itself Sony Mobile Communications

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More than half of America's married couples will tell you, breaking up is hard. Hard and expensive. After living in denial, dodging rumors and eventually coming to terms with the inevitable, Sony has finally taken over Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson's 50-percent stake in the pair's former joint venture, a move...
Sony finalizes divorce with Ericsson, renames itself Sony Mobile Communications

Want to own a Sony Ericsson prototype running Windows Phone? Now you can (via eBay)

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Before Sony bought out Ericsson’s stake in the company, Sony Ericsson had flaunted with the idea to introduce smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. Whilst the devices never made the mass market, an enterprising eBay user has put up a listing for one of its “Jolie” Windows Phone prototype handsets...
Want to own a Sony Ericsson prototype running Windows Phone? Now you can (via eBay)

Sony continues to restructure, agrees $730m sale of chemical products businesses

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Sony has continued to rebuild and reorganise itself after it announced an agreement to sell its chemical products business — which include Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation (SCID) — to the Development Bank of Japan for an expected price of 58.0 billion yen, circa $730 million. Many people may not even be aware that the...
Sony continues to restructure, agrees $730m sale of chemical products businesses

The Dangers of Apple and Samsung Dominance

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If there was any uncertainty that Google's acquisition of Motorola would be approved by regulatory agencies across the world, one only has to look at the fourth quarter of 2011 to find why it never was in danger. The last quarter of 2011 showed us what companies really control the...
The Dangers of Apple and Samsung Dominance

Sony Xperia Ion hits FCC with AT&T LTE intact

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The wait for the Sony Xperia Ion in the US has been a long one, but that summer release feels considerably closer now that the Android flagship has swung by the FCC. As we'd hope, the Ion is passing through in full AT&T regalia, carrying the 700MHz and 1,700MHz...
Sony Xperia Ion hits FCC with AT&T LTE intact

Yer A Wizard, Reader: Kickstarter Game Uses A Real “Magic” Wand

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If you’ve ever wanted to swing a magic wand around and make things happen (besides encouraging the cool kids to give you a swirly, that is), here’s your chance. A new game on Kickstarter called Incantor promises some real-live olde timey majicke fun for your iPhone. Built by a Rhode...
Yer A Wizard, Reader: Kickstarter Game Uses A Real “Magic” Wand

DOJ Likely to Clear Rockstar Bidco's Nortel Patent Purchase

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Looks like the Justice Department plans to approve the $4.5 billion sale of Nortel’s wireless technology patents to a consortium led by Microsoft and Apple. Sources familiar with the matter say the DOJ has addressed concerns that the consortium might use the patents to unfairly hamstring competitors. It’s not clear...
DOJ Likely to Clear Rockstar Bidco's Nortel Patent Purchase

Sony's New Head of Consumer Products to Lead Unit Formed From Sony Ericsson

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Sony said Wednesday that the newly installed head of its consumer electronics business will also lead the mobile unit formed when it acquired Sony Ericsson......
Sony's New Head of Consumer Products to Lead Unit Formed From Sony Ericsson

Android smartphone conquest continues, but Apple bites back

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Samsung and Apple dominate as Nokia becomes biggest Windows Phone vendor – but analysts warn that midrange Android handset makers face a make or break yearGoogle's Android mobile operating system dominated the fast-growing smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2011, powering 50.9% of mobile devices shipped worldwide as it...
Android smartphone conquest continues, but Apple bites back

Sony Mobile Aims For Fast Rollouts

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Sony Mobile, formerly Sony Ericsson, is aiming for a rapid rollout of new mobile devices, leveraging the vast music and video library of Sony Entertainment....
Sony Mobile Aims For Fast Rollouts

ARM, Gemalto and G&D form joint-venture to secure mobile devices, improve privacy

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British semiconductor and software design company ARM has today announced that it is to form a new joint-venture with digital security company Gemalto and financial security firm Giesecke & Devrient to establish a security standard for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and games consoles. The new company will form a “Trusted Execution...
ARM, Gemalto and G&D form joint-venture to secure mobile devices, improve privacy
Sony Insists its Not Just Playing Around When it Comes to Phones

Skype: our Android app now works on 1,384 devices, has been downloaded more than 70m times

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Introduced back in October 2010, Skype says its Android application, which received video calling support about a year ago, has been downloaded over 70 million times from the Google Play store to date. The Microsoft-owned company says the video calling app now runs on close to 1,400 Android devices, including...
Skype: our Android app now works on 1,384 devices, has been downloaded more than 70m times
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