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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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



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