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  • News: Nokia Shows Off Flexible Device With Kinetic Display

    Nokia showed off a working prototype of a device that you bend and twist to interact with, giving consumers a brief glimpse into the future. The flexible gadget, dubbed a Nokia kinetic device, might not be available on the market any time soon, but it’s a cool sight to behold.

  • Opinion: Man Carves Smartphone Dock into Prosthetic Arm

    A British man is the owner of perhaps the most convenient smartphone dock in existence. It's actually a slot embedded in 50-year-old Trevor Prideaux's prosthetic arm, custom made to fit his Nokia C7 phone.

  • News: Nokia determined to lead smartphone market

    Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop said this morning that the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer was determined to gain back ground and lead the smartphone market.

  • News: Sony Buys Ericsson Out of Mobile Partnership for $1.47 Billion

    Sony took a page out of the playbooks of Microsoft and Apple, announcing it would buy out its smartphone partner, Ericsson, to more tightly integrate smartphones with Sony's laptops, tablets and televisions. The move gives Sony complete control over its smartphone business, while Ericsson will now focus more broadly on wireless connectivity for products beyond mobile handsets. Sony purchased Ericsson's share of the Sony Ericsson partnership for about $1.47 billion. Rumors about Sony's takeover of Sony Ericsson surfaced in early October.

  • News: Sony to buy Sony Ericsson, turn into 100 percent subsidiary

    Sony said Thursday it will acquire Ericsson's 50 percent share in their Sony Ericsson mobile phone joint venture, turning the company into a subsidiary in January 2012.

  • News: Sony to buy Sony Ericsson, turn into 100 percent subsidiary

    Sony said Thursday it will acquire Ericsson's 50 percent share in their Sony Ericsson mobile phone joint venture, turning the company into a subsidiary in January 2012.

  • News: Linksys refocuses on Wi-Fi, video

    Cisco Systems' Home Networking Business Unit will keep both its Linksys brand and its place in the parent company as Cisco pares down its business, but the unit is also sharpening its focus.

  • News: Preview: Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone

    It's been a long time coming but Nokia has finally unveiled its first Windows-powered smartphone, the Lumia 800.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710

    I've been eager to get my hands on Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 phones ever since Nokia and Microsoft announced their partnership back in February.

  • Opinion: Make Sure All Your Google Contacts Sync to Your iOS Device

    My wife recently made the switch from a clunky old Android phone to a spiffy new iPhone 4S. When she asked if all her contacts could be moved from the former to the latter, I confidently replied, "Sure, no problem!" After all, Android phones sync with Google Contacts, and iTunes has the ability to do likewise. Easy-peasy, right?

  • Opinion: Over-The-Top Halloween Light Show Is A DIY Masterpiece

    A house in Riverside, California is gaining a lot of Internet attention right now. Why? Because it has an intense, over the top, perfectly choreographed Halloween light show set to "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO and "This is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

  • News: Android Ice Cream Sandwich: No Update for Nexus One

    Which each Android update comes the agonizing process of figuring out which phones will actually get the upgrade--and Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich, is no different.

  • News: iPhone exceeds Sprint's expectations

    The Apple iPhone is attracting more new subscribers than expected to Sprint Nextel, and it will probably ease rather than worsen congestion on the carrier's 3G network, Sprint executives said as they announced third-quarter results on Wednesday.

  • News: Car tech: The connected car arrives

    Automobile technology has become so advanced that today's cars are essentially computers with wheels. So why aren't we using them to surf the Web, communicate with other cars or order food at nearby restaurants?

  • News: Lumia seen as dim light in U.S. versus iPhone, Android

    Nokia's new Windows Phone 7.5-based Lumia smartphones won't cause many problems for Android-based devices and the iPhone in the U.S., analysts predicted.

  • News: Analysts: Nokia still has a mountain to climb

    Getting two Windows Phone-based smartphones ready for Nokia World was quite an accomplishment for the phone maker, but it still must overcome many challenges to turn around its smartphone business, according to analysts.

  • Opinion: Nokia's Lumia 800 'Mango' Phone: What's Hot and Not

    Nokia's first flagship Windows Phone 7 device, the Lumia 800, isn't just another handset from another hardware maker. It's the future of Nokia, as the company puts the bulk of its high-end smartphone efforts into Microsoft's mobile OS.

  • News: Delete Steve Jobs iBook and download new version, customers told

    Some customers who have bought Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs have received emails asking them to delete the original and download a new version.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Open the pod bay doors, Siri

    We've so quickly grown accustomed to the magic of iOS devices that we're surprised when a device comes along to remind us that iPhones and iPads used to be the stuff of science fiction. We've got a classic movie reference and more in this week's roundup of accessories.

  • News: Nokia's Windows Phone bet: The first smartphones unveiled

    Nokia has revealed the smartphones that it hopes will lead to the company's resurrection as the world's leading mobile vendor. Last February, under the leadership of a new CEO who hailed from Microsoft, Nokia gave up its losing strategy of creating its own mobile operating system to compete with Apple's iOS and Google's Android and said it would instead adopt Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's late entry into the mobile market. The decision was controversial, as the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system garnered poor reviews when it debuted in fall 2010 and has not gained more than a few percentage points of market share since.


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