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Google Motorola Deal: What Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC & LG Think About It Google Motorola Deal: What Samsung, Sony Ericsson, HTC & LG Think About It

As you may know, Google announced its intent to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The company has positioned the acquisition as a defensive strategy to “anti-competitive attacks” from companies like Apple and Microsoft. Google CEO Larry Page wrote on …

iPhone 5 Rumors – Release Date Back to September? iPhone 5 Rumors – Release Date Back to September?
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The truth is, this is getting ridiculous. Frankly, it’s getting exhausting to keep up. The iPhone 5 rumors have been flying around for months, which is fine, but the release date stuff is just getting out of hand during this …

iPhone 5 Rumors: Release Date October 1? Bigger Display? iPhone 5 Rumors: Release Date October 1? Bigger Display?

Today is another day, so naturally, there are more iPhone 5 rumors going around. Another rumor has come from the supply chain, as they often do, indicating that the device may come with a larger display and a thinner design. …

iPhone 5 Rumors: Release Date Now October? iPhone 5 Rumors: Release Date Now October?
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Rumors have been going around for months that the next version of the iPhone would see the light of day in September. Here it is now August, and it appears to be getting closer. Or is it? Just as we …

New Android Market with Movies and Books to Launch in Coming Weeks New Android Market with Movies and Books to Launch in Coming Weeks
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Google announced that it is releasing a new version of the Android Market for Android 2.2 and higher. It will include books and movies. Android Market movie rental was announced at Google I/O, the company’s developer event, but now it’s …

Google To Use Phone Contacts in Social Efforts? Google To Use Phone Contacts in Social Efforts?

Would you like to see your phone contacts become part of your Google social circle? It’s possible that this may be on the horizion. Google’s former CEO and current Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt talked about using phone contacts as part …

BlackBerry 7, Playbook Facebook App, Voice Chat, New Bolds, Enterprise Improvements, and More From RIM BlackBerry 7, Playbook Facebook App, Voice Chat, New Bolds, Enterprise Improvements, and More From RIM
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Research in Motion (RIM) followed up last week’s announcement of the Tungle acquisition with a slew of announcements today. Let’s just take them one-by-one. 1. BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 Availability for More Corporate Phone Systems RIM announced that BlackBerry …

White iPhone 4 Available … “Finally”… Amazing! White iPhone 4 Available … “Finally”… Amazing!

Today, Apple has made the White iPhone 4 available. Apple fans the world over rejoice. I do mean world too, as it is available in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, …

White iPhone 4 Officially Announced for…Tomorrow! White iPhone 4 Officially Announced for…Tomorrow!
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The White iPhone 4 is coming tomorrow. After months of gadget geeks speculating and showing a great deal of enthusiasm for a new color of iPhone, Apple has officially announced its arrival. The white device will be available on Apple’s …

iPhone 5 Release Date Now Rumored to Be in September iPhone 5 Release Date Now Rumored to Be in September
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It had been rumored that the next version of Apple’s iPhone would begin production in September, making the release likely for late in the year or early next year. This was based on rumors from the supply chain. Now, Reuters …

iOS Leads App Revenue Over Android iOS Leads App Revenue Over Android

Millennial Media released its latest Mobile Mix report, looking at the impact the Verizon iPhone has made, as well as the growth of tablets/connected devices. In addition, there is some data on apps, and a comparison of different platforms, based …

HTC Sensation 4G “Multimedia Superphone” Coming This Summer HTC Sensation 4G “Multimedia Superphone” Coming This Summer
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The HTC Sensation is described as a “multimedia superphone” by the company. It comes with a 4.3”widescreen qHD display, hi-fi audio instant capture camera, a “richer Internet experience” (multi-window browsing, quick lookup tool, Flash support), and an active lockscreen. The …

Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Called Out By Consumer Reports
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Consumer Reports blasted the iPhone 4 when it first came out for AT&T, citing reception problems. You may recall Apple’s "antennagate" scandal, where it gave away free bumpers to make up for the issue. Now, Consumer Reports is making a similar case for Verizon’s incarnation of the iPhone 4.

ChaCha Sues HTC Over ChaCha Trademark

Earlier this month, HTC unveiled some new mobile devices with Facebook hardware buttons. One is called the Salsa, and the other is called the ChaCha. Believe it or not, ChaCha, the company, wasn’t thrilled with the name. 

ChaCha is suing HTC over the trademark. ChaCha co-founder Scott Jones gave us the following statement:

A Week With My Verizon iPhone

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HTC ChaCha and Salsa Help Cement Facebook’s Future As Social Leader

Facebook is now officially a hard key on phones, thanks to HTC, which announced two new Android devices with such a feature: the HTC ChaCha and the HTC Salsa. 

Like most smartphones have a button for search, these two phones have a button for sharing. The concept is simple, whatever app you’re in or whatever content you’re viewing, you can instantly share that to Facebook with a quick press of a button. The button pulsates with light whenever there is an opportunity to share content, so it even goes out of its way to encourage sharing. 

Report: iOS Grew Faster Than Android in January

Millennial Media released its Mobile Mix report for January, looking at trends for connected devices, mobile manufacturers, operating systems, and apps. "Last month we saw significant OS and Manufacturer growth on our network," a representative for the firm tells WebProNews. "iOS outpaced all other operating systems experiencing a 47% increase month-over-month. HTC claimed the number two spot on our Top Manufacturers ranking and is quickly closing the gap with Apple for the top manufacturer spot."

Cheap iPhones Coming This Summer?

Rumor has it that this summer, Apple will release a new line of cheap iPhones, which will cost about half as much as the current iPhone 4. 

A report from the Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter," says:

Nokia and Microsoft Partner To Create “Third” Smartphone Horse

Nokia and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership for creating a new mobile ecosystem presumably aimed at taking on Apple, Android, RIM, and HP, though Nokia CEO Stephen Elop says it’s now a "three-horse race." 

HP TouchPad, Veer and Pre3 Smartphones with webOS Introduced

Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced the TouchPad, described as a version of webOS for the big screen. It’s essentially an iPad competitor, and is due out this summer. 

"Today we’re embarking on a new era of webOS with the goal of linking a wide family of HP products through the best mobile experience available," said Jon Rubinstein, SVP and GM of HP’s Palm Global Business Unit. "The flexibility of the webOS platform makes it ideal for creating a range of innovative devices that work together to keep you better connected to your world."

Report Names Android World’s Leading Smartphone Platform

Android is now the leading smartphone platform according to Canalys, which just published its Q4 2010 report on the subject. Shipments of smartphones with Google’s mobile operating system reached 32.9 million. 

The fourth quarter saw 101.2 million smart phone shipments in all, representing an in crease of 89% year-over-year.