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  • News: Motorola Electrify Coming Soon To U.S. Cellular

    U.S. Cellular announced Monday that it would be adding the Motorola Electrify to its portfolio of Android smartphones. The Electrify (which is essentially a re-branded Photon 4G), will retail for $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and is slated for release later this month.

  • News: HTC weighs buying WebOS or other mobile OS

    HTC is considering buying WebOS from Hewlett Packard or another mobile operating system, according to a report based on comments made by HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang.

  • News: FTC axes apps that claimed to zap zits

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week said it had reached agreements with developers of two smartphone apps who were charged with making false claims that their software could cure acne.

  • News: Most will access Internet via mobile devices by 2015, IDC says

    More people in the U.S. will access the Internet via mobile devices than through desktop computers or other wired devices by 2015, IDC predicted on Monday.

  • News: iPhone 5 references removed from Vodafone site

    Vodafone has removed references to Apple's next-generation iPhone on its website after the iPhone 5 was listed as being compatible with its femtocell device.

  • News: Amazon Kindle E-Book Lending Program: What It Needs

    Amazon's plans to create a subscription-based lending library of e-books on the Kindle is just, at this point, a rumor--but, despite the novelty of the idea, it's already running into problems, namely from major book publishers.

  • News: AT&T Leads the Way for Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"

    AT&T has unveiled a lineup of new Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" smartphones coming soon, and plans to upgrade existing Windows Phone 7 devices to Mango soon. With the additional devices, AT&T will have seven different Windows Phone 7 smartphones to choose from.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

    We've already seen iPhone-controlled helicopters. This week, we bring you iOS-controlled monster trucks. We can only hope that an iOS-controlled navy is on the way. If that's not your thing, there are also some new AirPlay-enabled speaker systems on the market. Here are some of the accessories that caught our eye this week.

  • News: AT&T to offer three Mango smartphones this fall

    AT&T will launch three new Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" phones this fall while updating its existing four Windows Phone 7 smartphones with the new mobile operating sysem, the carrier said.

  • News: Why the Droid Bionic Looks Great for Work

    The Droid Bionic has finally arrived. At $300 with a two year contract, the Bionic brings together 4G LTE service, a dual-core processor, a large screen, and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Here’s the low-down on why those features look great for doing business.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 9: It's All About "Me"

    When I first fired up my Samsung Focus with Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango", I had the usual selection of tiles on my start screen--the phone, people (contacts), messaging, email, Internet Explorer, and a selection of AT&T-specific apps hawking over-priced services from my wireless provider. One tile that caught my eye, though, is the "Me" tile.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Slings and arrows

    It's time for another edition of our weekly iPad case roundup. This week's selection covers the usual variety, but it also shows how the iPad has become a fashion symbol, as well as a tool that's indispensable to people in all walks of life. It also answers the eternal question: Will an iPad survive a launch from a catapult?

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 10: Outfitting Mango with Apps

    I have already devoted some time to exploring Windows Phone 7 apps in general, and I have praised the fact that this mobile platform offers an option to try an app before you buy it in many cases, but today I am going through my iPhone app by app to outfit my Windows Phone 7 "Mango" smartphone as closely as possible with the apps I am already used to.

  • News: Netflix Now Works on Android 2.2 and 2.3 Devices

    Netflix customers who want to watch the latest shows on the go using their smartphones have gotten some good news, but not everyone will be able to share in the party.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 11: Following the Wrong Path of iOS

    I am impressed so far with how Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" seems to bring a fresh, unique angle to a smartphone market that seems largely comprised of copycat devices trying to look and feel like the iPhone. However, as I explore the OS in this 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 series, I am also noting a number of ways that Windows Phone 7 has copied iOS as well--but not in a good way.

  • News: Synaptics working on more advanced touch for smartphones

    Touch specialist Synaptics is working on technologies that will allow touchscreens to mimic the feel of a physical keypad, in order to make smartphones easier to use, according to company technology strategist Andrew Hsu.

  • News: Remains of the Day: It's magic, you know

    Sprint may sweeten its iPhone 5 deal, Android's found itself under attack by corsairs, and Apple brings more magic to its iPad. Abracadabra, alakazam! It's the remainders for Friday, September 9, 2011.

  • News: Ellison, Page ordered to mediation

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page must sit down and try to work out a settlement on Sept. 19, according to a court order filed on Friday.

  • Opinion: iPhone Attachment Lets You Record 360-Degree Panoramas

    If you're sick of sloppily made panoramic images, you might want to look at this cool new attachment for your iPhone 4. The GoPano micro, made by EyeSee360, attaches straight to your iPhone 4 over the existing lens; all you have to do is hit the record button in the app.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Sept. 9

    President Barack Obama's jobs speech this week might have been better received if he kept repeating, "Release this iPhone right away!" The iOSsphere this week seized on iPhone 4 inventory levels, carrier promotional documents, third-party phone cases, and reports of plans to build 27 million Next iPhones by January to reassure itself that The Wait is nearing an end.



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