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  • News: Smartphone Wars Hinge on Undecided Buyers

    The smartphone wars are heating up as 40 percent of mobile device users in the United States now own iPhones, Android devices and BlackBerrys instead of feature phones. Handsets powered by Google's Android OS are still tops among American smartphone owners, taking up 40 percent of the market. The iPhone is a distant second at 28 percent, while BlackBerry has dropped down to 19 percent of the smartphone market in the U.S., according to the latest survey from the Nielsen company.

  • News: Taiwan prepares fund to fight patent war

    A Taiwanese research institute plans to create a multimillion-dollar fund to help local technology firms fend off patent infringement lawsuits in response to the ongoing patent disputes between Taiwan's HTC and Apple.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note, stylus driven mobile device announced

    Samsung Electronics Co claims it has invented the future of mobile devices with the stylus-driven Samsung Galaxy Note.

  • News: Apple iPhone lost in a bar again

    A prototype of an unreleased iPhone has been lost in a bar by a member of Apple's staff, it has been revealed.

  • News: 45% of web users access the net from their mobile

    More than two in five (45 percent) of Brits surfing the web use their mobile phone to get online, says the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

  • News: Remains of the Day: Supersize me

    It's a mega-giganta-humungo edition today, as we cover everything from Apple losing yet another prototype iPhone, to a neighborly Steve Jobs, to Tim Cook's email habits. Read along with the remainders for Wednesday, August 31, 2011 and help close out August in style.

  • News: Taking the Guesswork Out of Mobile BI

    Mike Relich, CIO of Guess, wants to take the guesswork out of mobile computing. He welcomes mobile devices of all sorts for corporate use, charging his team to find ways around any processing power, presentation or security issues.

  • Opinion: Why I Get Apps From Amazon, Not Google

    Apple makes a lot of noise about the size of its iOS app store, and there's something to be said for selection, sure. But in my view, having the most apps isn't the same as having the best apps, and I generally like what I get with Android more. Of course, that's not an objective statement about the merits of the two platforms; it's a subjective, personal preference. But one thing I don't like about Android's App Market is its slightly-too-open open-door policy on app submissions. That's why I download my apps from Amazon these days.

  • News: Apple reportedly on another lost iPhone scavenger hunt

    Apple is reportedly trying to track down an iPhone prototype lost by a company employee at a San Francisco bar – an incident that sounds an awful lot like the high-profile lost-then-sold iPhone prototype scandal from last spring.

  • News: Financial Times trades App Store for Web app

    Apple's rules on in-app purchases have claimed a prominent victim: The Financial Times's iOS apps--one for the iPhone and one for the iPad--were removed from the store this week, after the publication declined to make the changes required by Apple's terms.

  • News: Salesforce.com revs up mobile strategy with HTML5

    Salesforce.com is placing HTML5 at the forefront of its mobile strategy with an upcoming product, Touch.Salesforce.com, that will automatically render its applications on touch-enabled devices like Apple's iPad, the company plans to announce Wednesday during its annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.

  • News: Photo could show Nokia's first Mango phone, the Nokia 703

    A leaked photo purportedly showing Nokia's first smartphone using Mango, the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system, depicts the handset as a full touchscreen device with no physical buttons on the front.

  • News: Openwave says Apple, RIM violate patents

    Mobile software vendor Openwave Systems filed a complaint against Apple and Research In Motion at the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday, saying the companies violated its patents and asking the agency to block importation of their products.

  • Opinion: Sprint Hiking Early Termination Fees for Smartphones

    Sprint believes that the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger will increase costs for consumers. So is it hypocritical that Sprint is making its own plans more expensive? According to Sprint enthusiast blog Sprintfeed, Sprint will hike early termination fees on September 9.

  • News: AT&T's Attempted T-Mobile Takeover: What Went Wrong

    The U.S. Department of Justice today served a slap in the face to AT&T, suing to block the company from acquiring T-Mobile.

  • News: Dolphin brings tabbed browsing, gestures, more to iOS

    Developer MoboTap has released Dolphin, a brand-new Web browser for the iPhone and iPad designed for those who find the beautiful simplicity of Safari's mobile interface a little too, er, simple for their taste.

  • News: Sony Ericsson speeds up the Xperia Arc

    Sony Ericsson will upgrade its Android-based Xperia Arc smartphone with a faster processor, the company announced at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin on Wednesday.

  • News: Openwave says Apple, RIM violate patents

    Mobile software vendor Openwave Systems filed a complaint against Apple and Research In Motion at the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday, saying the companies violated its patents and asking the agency to block importation of their products.

  • News: Financial Times Ousted from Apple's App Store

    The Financial Times' refusal to cooperate with Apple's new in-app subscription policies has resulted in the venerable news source being ousted from the iTunes App Store. The newspaper's civil disobedience may inspire other large companies to ditch iTunes as well, perhaps sparking an exodus from Apple's store and its policies, which are seen by many as greedy and restrictive.

  • News: US DOJ to block AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile USA

    The U.S. DOJ blocks AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.



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