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Acer Iconia Tab A510 with Tegra 3, Android 4.0 arriving in the US and Canada for $450

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The curious thing about the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is that it's been out in the open for months -- we've even handled it -- but for whatever reason, Acer's never publicly acknowledged it as the successor to last year's A500. When we got hands-on at CES, for example,...
Acer Iconia Tab A510 with Tegra 3, Android 4.0 arriving in the US and Canada for $450

HTC One X review

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HTC One X hands-on at MWC 2012 (video) HTC Sense 4 review HTC One S reviewIt's been a difficult year for HTC. After several successful quarters, things have started looking less rosy in recent months with the company facing stiff competition and suffering from apparent brand dilution -- the...
HTC One X review
RIM manufacturing partner pulls the plug on BlackBerry phones

Has Google’s Android peaked?

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Yes, Google’s mobile operating system is a smash with consumers. That doesn’t mean it isn’t facing stiff competition and more than a few troubling signs. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Kevin Kelleher, contributor"] FORTUNE — For several years, it seemed like nothing could slow the rise of Android. The little mobile operating system...
Has Google’s Android peaked?
Looking To Dominate Social Gaming In Emerging Markets, Peak Games Gobbles Up Another Studio
Amazon releases Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod

AnTuTu pegs Galaxy S III as most powerful Android device, potentially reveals its specs

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Ah, the Galaxy S III. We always knew it'd be a keystone among Android smartphones, but according to the AnTuTu benchmark suite, it'll be the one device to rule them all. While there's no way to verify whether this test is indeed legitimate, all Android users may currently peep...
AnTuTu pegs Galaxy S III as most powerful Android device, potentially reveals its specs

A Brief History of the (Samsung) Galaxy

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to be announced in London at an event next week. It will then be showcased to analysts and journalists at CTIA in New Orleans the week of May 7. Its predecessor, the Galaxy S II, was considered the Android device of 2011, ahead...
A Brief History of the (Samsung) Galaxy
Sega launches a new video game powered by… urine [video]

Sony Mobile reshuffle sees Nordberg out, Kunimasa Suzuki in, business as usual

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Major changes are afoot over at Sony. After rebranding its mobile division, the firm has also now moved aside the former Ericsson exec who initially came with it. Kunimasa Suzuki will replace Bert Nordberg as CEO of Sony Mobile on May 16th, after leaving his current role as Executive...
Sony Mobile reshuffle sees Nordberg out, Kunimasa Suzuki in, business as usual

3D gaming not a flop then? In its first year in the US, Nintendo sells 4.5 million 3DS units

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Nintendo this morning announced that it has sold 4.5 million 3DS portable game consoles in the United States to date, a feat achieved in less than 12 months after its initial stateside debut on March 27, 2011. Last October, the Nintendo 3DS had already surpassed first-year sales of the Nintendo...
3D gaming not a flop then? In its first year in the US, Nintendo sells 4.5 million 3DS units

Tech Investors Dive Into Adrian Grenier’s New Beer Startup, Churchkey

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Old movie buffs (and older readers) may remember a time when beer was sold in steel cans that were opened with a “church key.” Entourage star Adrian Grenier is tapping into that nostalgia, with a new beer startup he’s cofounding, Churchkey Can Co – and the support of some tech industry...
Tech Investors Dive Into Adrian Grenier’s New Beer Startup, Churchkey

Google and Apple get more competition in Korea as search firm Daum launches its smart TV

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Google and Apple are already up against stiff competition in Korea’s smart TV industry, but the list of rivals now has an extra name after search firm Daum introduced its smart TV offerings, the Korea Herald reports. Despite a number of companies jumping into the smart TVs, Daum — which...
Google and Apple get more competition in Korea as search firm Daum launches its smart TV
Mozilla details plans to unify Firefox's design across desktop and mobile

Google's Tablet Manufacturer: It's 'Torture' Working With Googlers (GOOG)

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  Google only gave Asus four months to build the Nexus 7 tablet, Asus chairman Jonney Shih told AllThingsD. “Our engineers told me it is like torture,” Shih said in an AllThingsD interview. "They ask a lot.” Harsh! But Google is going up against some stiff competition, Apple and Amazon,...
Google's Tablet Manufacturer: It's 'Torture' Working With Googlers (GOOG)
Can Zynga satisfy investors with its first-ever earnings report?

As 3D Printing Heats Up, Stratasys And Objet Merge

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Stratasys and Objet, two 3D printing companies, have merged. The new company, Stratasys Ltd, will be based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the hometowns of Stratasys and Objet, respectively. Stratasys will own 55% of the company and Objet the remainder. The companies have long competed in the small...
As 3D Printing Heats Up, Stratasys And Objet Merge

Dell Sheds $2 Billion in Retreat From PC Business

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Less than a decade has passed since Dell was the gold standard in PC sales. Eschewing retail stores in favor of a website where shoppers could customize their own laptops, Dell offered low-cost, well-designed computers and built a supply chain that was the envy of the industry. Today the company...
Dell Sheds $2 Billion in Retreat From PC Business
Samsung reportedly planning 3G/4G video chat functionality for ChatOn messaging service

Call of Duty helps Vivendi to record profit

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French media, entertainment and telecoms giant hails game's 'exceptional' performance as it posts record profit of £2.47bnVivendi reported a record annual profit of €2.9bn (£2.47bn) in part thanks to the "exceptional" performance of Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard, but admitted earnings will not grow until 2014 due to stiff...
Call of Duty helps Vivendi to record profit

LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding

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After quietly entering the mobile advertising market, Facebook in-app advertising service LifeStreet Media is now looking to become a major player in the industry. The company announced today it has raised $66 million in new funding from Nautic Ventures in order to help it continue its mobile expansion plans. Founded...
LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding

Zynga beats earnings estimates for its first-ever quarterly report as a public company

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Zynga reported a modest profit for the fourth-quarter in its first-ever quarter financial report today. The non-GAAP earnings per share were five cents. The company reported fourth-quarter bookings of $306.5 million, up 26 percent from a year ago and 7 percent from the third quarter. Full-year bookings were $1.16 billion...
Zynga beats earnings estimates for its first-ever quarterly report as a public company

Sans iPhone, China Mobile is still targeting 55% 3G user growth in 2012

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China Mobile has revealed that it is aiming to increase its 3G subscriber base by 55 percent by the end of year, that’s in spite of compatibility issues with its network that leave it unable to support for the iPhone, amongst other devices. Speaking at a press conference announcing its...
Sans iPhone, China Mobile is still targeting 55% 3G user growth in 2012

Nokia Announces Shakeup as Phone Maker Forced to Cut Outlook Again

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Finnish phone maker Nokia announced a new series of layoffs and executives changes as the company once again cuts its quarterly forecast. Nokia, which is warning of lower sales for the third time in little more than a year, will cut a further 10,000 jobs on top of previously announced...
Nokia Announces Shakeup as Phone Maker Forced to Cut Outlook Again

Intel Sees Sales Gloom Lifting

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Intel dodged much of the damage from a shortage of disk drives in its first-quarter earnings, and pointed to sales gains ahead for personal computers despite stiff competition from tablet-style devices....
Intel Sees Sales Gloom Lifting

MacMall giving away $14K in products during launch of first Chicago retail store

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Defying a trend that has long seen independent Apple resellers shutter their shops in the face of stiff competition from the Mac maker's own thriving retail operation, MacMall this weekend will continue with a rare expansion of its retail footprint with the launch of its first brick-and-mortar retail store outside...
MacMall giving away $14K in products during launch of first Chicago retail store

Emerging top grossing iOS apps: Kingdoms of Camelot, Crime City and Slots Journey

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Kabam and Playtika lead this week’s roundup of top grossing iOS apps. Both developers have held the No. 1 spot at one time or another in the past several weeks and neither have been far from a top 10 ranking since April. Kabam’s Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North has...
Emerging top grossing iOS apps: Kingdoms of Camelot, Crime City and Slots Journey
New Fitbit Android app matches iOS version's features and failures
As Layoffs Loom, RIM’s Chief Legal Officer Will Step Down

HTC Q2 revenue forecast 55 percent higher than Q1, but still well below 2011's numbers

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2012 hasn't been a great year for HTC financially, but things might finally be turning around as the company is forecasting a 55 percent revenue increase for Q2 of this year. Back on April 6th, the company reported unaudited revenues of NT$67.8 billion (about $2.3 billion), a 35 percent...
HTC Q2 revenue forecast 55 percent higher than Q1, but still well below 2011's numbers
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