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  • News: Android Pummels Apple, Blackberry in Smartphone Race

    In the race for smartphone dominance the Android OS reigns supreme with the once leading Blackberry OS drifting rapidly to the bottom of the heap. According to statistics from market analysts at Comscore Americans continue to turn away from Blackberry. Meanwhile, in a three-month period ending in May, smartphone ownership in the U.S. rose by 11 percent according to Comscore.

  • News: Cisco shipping special Wi-Fi gear for arenas

    Cisco has announced a new Wi-Fi access point and stadium antenna that covers a smaller cell area for use in arenas and large venues to help improve user access and wireless speeds.

  • News: Smartphone maker HTC to buy chip firm S3 Graphics for $300M

    Smartphone vendor High Tech Computer (HTC) will acquire graphics chip maker S3 Graphics for US$300 million, strengthening its patent portfolio in the process.

  • News: GPS group slams LightSquared's new plan

    A group of GPS vendors and users has challenged mobile startup LightSquared's credibility in a response to the company's new plan for a hybrid satellite and LTE mobile network.

  • News: Verizon to drop unlimited data plans beginning July 7

    Later this week, Verizon iPhone customers won't have their AT&T counterparts to kick around anymore. Verizon has confirmed to --Macworld that the company will be discontinuing its unlimited data plan option for new smartphone customers--including iPhone customers--as of Thursday, July 7. Last month, Verizon confirmed that the end was nigh for unlimited data plans, but didn't provide a date or any details; the alterations that came to light Tuesday were first reported by FierceWireless.

  • News: iPhone 5 'goes into production'

    The iPhone 5 has gone into production and will start shipping in September, reports from Taiwanese industry sources claim.

  • News: Microsoft patent division taking cash from at least 5 Android vendors

    One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android.

  • News: Cellphone, Cancer Link Dismissed in New Study

    Gab away, cellphone users, because a panel of independent experts is not convinced that cellphones cause cancer in adults.

  • News: 15 Million iPhones Reportedly in the Works

    Apple's iPhone 5 aka the iPhone 4S aka the next iPhone is set to start shipping in September with 15 million handsets in the pipeline, according to online rumors. Steve Jobs and company reportedly placed an order with Taiwan-based Pegatron to build 15 million units of the next iPhone in time for a fall launch. Pegatron reportedly builds Apple's Verizon-friendly CDMA iPhone 4 that launched in January. Taiwan-based Foxconn produces most of Apple's iOS-based products. The next iPhone will not be a major improvement over the iPhone 4, according to DigiTimes.

  • News: RIM 'Open Letter' Tells All

    The view from inside RIM is pretty bleak these days. At least that's picture painted by an open letter to the company's management, purportedly from a high-level employee at the company.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Razzle-dazzle

    They’re classy. They’re elegant. They’re artsy. And, sometimes, they’re just plain unusual. They are, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, the latest iPad and iPad 2 cases, the undisputed stars of our weekly roundups.

  • News: Kodak patent claim against Apple, RIM goes back to judge

    The U.S. International Trade Commission handed down a split decision in Kodak’s high-stakes patent dispute with Apple and Research In Motion over the built-in cameras in smartphones late Thursday. The commission’s latest ruling sends the case back to an administrative law judge, with a final decision not expected until the end of August.

  • News: WaterField Designs MacBook Air Wallet and Travel Express

    San Francisco-based accessory maker WaterField Designs has long made cases, bags, and sleeves for each and every “carry-able” Apple product, and the company has recently released not one, but two excellent travel cases for the latest MacBook Air: the $89 MacBook Air Travel Express and the $79 MacBook Air Wallet. (I tested the 11-inch version of each case; each is also available, for $10 more, in a version sized for the 13-inch MacBook Air.)

  • News: Android momentum not at risk even as iPhones sales jump, says analyst

    Apple's iPhone gained share among U.S. consumers who bought a mobile phone in the last three months, as the share for devices running Google's Android remained flat during the same period, Nielsen said Thursday.

  • News: Ricoh to acquire Pentax, set sights on digital SLR market

    Japan's Ricoh plans to acquire Pentax as part of a push to get into the digital single-lens reflex camera market, it said Friday.

  • News: KDDI offloads traffic on cellular network through Wi-Fi

    Japan's KDDI is installing more than 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots that smartphone users will be connected to automatically for data services, offloading traffic from KDDI's cellular network.

  • News: RIM agrees to review its structure

    Research In Motion's board of directors has agreed to form an independent committee to study aspects of the company's management structure, including clarifying the roles of RIM's controversial co-CEOs.

  • News: The best gadgets of June 2011

    It's been no surprise to see plenty of outdoor and holiday gadgets filling our new products blog this month, but June also saw the unveiling of a number of decidedly cool and innovative tech products. Among them were both the BlackBerry and HP tablets we've been wanting to get our hands on for months, while Samsung and Sony both brought out intriguing ultraportable laptops. But if we're honest, our favourite gadget launch this month was a fantastically quirky camera. Here’s our summary of the gadgets of note for June 2011.

  • News: HP TouchPad Garners Mixed Reviews

    HP's TouchPad, the company's response to the Apple iPad, is hitting stores tomorrow and the first reviews are in. The TouchPad is the first iPad competitor to adopt Apple's screen form factor (4:3, while most Android tablets are 16:9), and also the first non-Android contender, running HP's WebOS.

  • News: Broadband survey seeks web champions

    PC Advisor's Home Broadband Survey is now live. The annual questionnaire asks readers to report on their home broadband service provider and how well the ISP in question is living up to their expectations. The results are used to assess how well UK customers are being served by broadband providers as a whole and how well individual ISPs are performing.



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