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  • News: Sharp's Android smartphone will go global

    Sharp is preparing to launch a new Aquos smartphone in markets around the world, it said Friday.

  • News: ARM: Intel has tough road into mobile market

    Intel made a big splash saying it's going to focus on the mobile market, but its rival in the space says the chip maker has an uphill climb ahead.

  • News: Future iPhone will support China Mobile's 4G network

    Future versions of Apple's iPhone will support China Mobile's fourth generation (4G) network, China's largest mobile carrier said, a sign that it will eventually offer the iconic device to its 600 million customers.

  • News: Liberty Media offers to buy Barnes & Noble

    U.S. bookseller Barnes & Noble might have found a buyer. On Thursday the maker of the Nook e-reader said it has received an acquisition proposal from media conglomerate Liberty Media.

  • Opinion: Amazon Adds Electronics to Trade-In Program

    Amazon has expanded its product trade-in program to include electronics, so if you're saddled with obsolete or unwanted gadgets -- including tablets, smartphones, MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS units, and more -- you can unload them for Amazon.com gift certificates.

  • Opinion: Gartner: Android Dominates Smartphone Sales Worldwide

    Another day, another report saying Android rules the smartphone world, this time from Gartner.

  • News: Gaming firms must sail past China's pirates to cash in

    Although the game was developed in the U.S., the concept behind Plants vs. Zombies knows no cultural bounds for Chinese fans like 27-year-old Sai Na.

  • News: Gartner: Android and Apple win big globally in Q1

    Android became the most popular smartphone operating system worldwide in the first quarter of 2011, while Apple saw its share of the market grow, according to a report Gartner issued Thursday on sales of mobile phones to end users.

  • News: Sharp develops super high-def screen for future TV

    Japan's Sharp has developed an 85-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) panel with resolution equivalent to 16 times that of today's HDTV panels. The screen, which is only a prototype, was developed for Super Hi-Vision, a next-generation television system currently under development in Japan.

  • Opinion: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: First Look

    We're trying to contain our geeky delight over here as the Xperia Play has finally arrived at the PCWorld office. Announced back in February at Mobile World Congress, the Xperia Play will make its way to US shores on May 26 for $200 with a two-year contract with Verizon. If you're super-anxious to start gaming, you can pre-order the Play starting tomorrow.

  • News: iPhone 4 production to end by August - report

    Reports from Taiwan suggest that Apple is planning to begin manufacture of the next-generation iPhone - to be called the iPhone 4S - in August.

  • News: Droid X2 dual-core smartphone available Thursday from Verizon

    Verizon Wireless announced the Motorola Droid X2 smartphone will be available online Thursday for $199.99 and a two-year service agreement.

  • News: Netflix Grabbing Greater Share of Bandwidth

    Cable killer or not, Netflix takes a big bite out of bandwidth every night in America.

  • Philips 221TE2L flatpanel comes with TV tuner

    Philips has launched a new PC monitor that has its own TV tuner. The Philips 221TE2L flatpanel offers a full HD 1920x1080-pixel resolution and has a DVB-T digital TV tuner

  • How-Tos: Watch iOS videos on your HDTV

    With a single attachment, you can turn your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch into a video player that mimics an Apple TV ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ), Roku player ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ), and other video players. And it even rivals those dedicated devices for quality.

  • News: The Week in iPhone 4 Cases: Black and white

    It’s been a couple of weeks since our last iPhone 4-case roundup—which means that it’s time to take a look at the latest in handset protection. The big news of the past month has been the launch of the white iPhone 4, and the subsequent kerfuffle caused by its allegedly being ever so slightly thicker than its original black cousing.

  • Opinion: Android 3.1 Update Coming in June to Tablets

    The first major update to Google's Honeycomb platform, Android 3.1, was announced last week at the Google I/O developer event, and it's slowly rolling out as an over-the-air update to mobile broadband-connected Motorola Xoom tablets. When announced, Google was vague about when we could expect Android 3.1 on other Honeycomb tablets, but today saw update details flying across the Web for both the Acer Iconia A500 and the Asus EeePad Transformer.

  • News: Apple wants smaller SIM cards for its future phones

    Apple has proposed a standard for new, smaller SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards, in an effort to free up more space on future smartphones.

  • News: Apple wants smaller SIMs - report

    Apple wants to SIM cards to be made smaller in order to enable the creation of thinner devices, according to network operator Orange.

  • News: Intel throws might into chasing mobile market and ARM

    After years of dominance in computer chips, Intel now is chasing the chip market and trying to redefine its future.



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