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  • 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.

  • News: Verizon kicks off online orders for Droid Razr on Thursday

    Online orders for the $299.99 Droid Razr start Thursday, and Verizon Wireless promised the devices ordered online will ship no later than Nov. 10.

  • News: Bend the Rules: Sync Android With iTunes, Text on PC, Keep E-Books Longer

    It's not uncommon to have iOS and Android users living under the same roof. Indeed, perhaps you've been an iPod owner for many users, but recently decided to pick up an Android-powered smartphone or tablet. Now the question becomes, how do you sync your iTunes music and playlists with your Android device?

  • News: Have a Nexus S? Get Your Hands on Ice Cream Sandwich Now!

    Android users are (somewhat) patiently waiting for the release of Android 4.0, but some developers couldn’t wait. Android Central’s Beezy, aka Drew Garen, put together a ROM of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Nexus S and posted all the info you need to get it over on Android Central.

  • News: Nokia Lumia 800 and 710: What You Need To Know

    Nokia officially unveiled on Wednesday what company CEO Stephen Elop called "the first real Windows Phone," the Nokia Lumia 800 and its lower-end cousin, Lumia 710. The 800's design is very similar (some might say a carbon copy) to the critically-acclaimed MeeGo-based Nokia N9. The N9 was also mourned by reviewers since it was Nokia's first and last MeeGo phone, and a device that never shipped in the U.S. Nokia said the Lumia 800 will start shipping in Europe in November for about $580. The 710 will cost about $375 and will first ship to Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan before the end of the year.

  • News: Smartphone on a budget: Samsung Exhibit II 4G set for sale

    The Samsung Exhibit II 4G smartphone is slated to go on sale Thursday for $29.99 after rebate and a two-year agreement with T-Mobile USA.

  • News: RIM delays BlackBerry tablet OS to February 2012

    A week after promising the PlayBook OS 2.0 to developers in October, RIM cites quality issues and says it will drop a key feature

  • News: iPad 3 with smaller dock connector coming in March 2012 - report

    A report from Japan suggests that the iPad 3 will come out in March 2012 and have a smaller dock connector than its predecessors.

  • Opinion: 'Nest' Thermostat Learns From You, Makes Your House a Little Smarter

    In the world of technology, we often focus on beautiful graphics and mighty computing power, but there's a little bit of glamor in the way a company called Nest handles the humble thermostat.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Attributable to human error

    Renewed rumors over Apple's mythical TV, pesky iPads draining hotel Wi-Fi, and a rather sinister-looking docking station for your iPhone 4S: The remainders for Tuesday, October 25, 2011 are putting themselves to the fullest possible use.

  • Opinion: IRIS 9000 Lets You Use Siri From Across the Room

    Siri might be the closest we've come to HAL 9000 or the Enterprise's computer in Star Trek, but ultimately, you're still just talking to a phone. Fortunately, ThinkGeek lets you better simulate the effect of talking to a futuristic intellifent agent wit the IRIS 9000.

  • News: JetBrains adds IDE for Apple iOS, Mac OS X development

    Developers can build Objective-C apps and deliver Xcode-compliant projects, keeping them on the right side of Apple's development restrictions

  • Opinion: iPhone 4S inconsistent camera auto-focus

    Reader Paul Boyce finds that the iPhone 4S's camera is inconsistent when it comes to autofocus. He writes:

  • News: A BlackBerry user's first impressions of his new iPhone 4S

    I've been a BlackBerry user for years but finally decided I needed a device that provided a better Web browsing experience so just made the leap to an Apple iPhone 4S and thought I'd share some impressions.

  • Opinion: 3D Body Scanner Takes the Perfect Measurements

    Online shopping can be great; you don't have leave the comfort of your home, you can shop whenever you please, and you avoid crowds that most people crazy. While online shopping is great for most products, buying clothes online presents a challenge; you can't try anything on. You could always go out to a store, try on the clothes you want, and then order them online, but that pretty much defeats the point of online shopping.

  • News: Chinese competition pushes Zambian mobile plant to brink of closure

    Zambia's only mobile phone manufacturing company, M-mobile Telecommunications (M-Tech), is on the brink of closure as it faces growing competition from China.

  • News: Apple TV set project 'being led by iTunes creator'

    Apple's plans to create an internet-connected television set are being led by the man who created iTunes, according to a report.

  • News: ViewSonic Debuts 7-Inch Android Tablet Selling for $200

    ViewSonic has unveiled the ViewPad 7e, a 7-inch Android tablet that retails for $200. The company is touting the tablet as a content consumption device that’s great for surfing, reading and mobile entertainment.

  • News: Hacking Apple's Siri: Not So Easy

    Hackers looking to port Apple's Siri digital assistant to iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S claim to have a rudimentary version of Siri running on the original iPad. Twitter user Jackoplane recently posted screenshots online showing Siri fully integrated into the iPad's operating system. The only problems is Siri can't do much on the iPad right now since most of Siri's processing takes place on Apple servers. Similar to the version of Siri on the iPhone 4 that hacker Steve Troughton-Smith had up and running earlier in October, the iPad doesn't appear to be able to interface with Apple's servers.

  • Blue Microphones Snowflake makes chat cool

    For those who like to chat, being able to orate into a speaker sitting on front of you, rather than muttering into your beard, is a boon. The Snowflake condensing microphone sits unobtrusively on your desk while you share your thoughts and record them for posterity.


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