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Smartphone Sales Jumped Nearly 50% in the Third Quarter of 2012 Smartphone Sales Jumped Nearly 50% in the Third Quarter of 2012

Research firm Gartner today released the results of it’s analysis of third quarter 2012 smartphone sales. According to its data, worldwide sales of smartphones are up 46.9% from the third quarter of 2011 and account for 39.6% of all mobile …

HTC Droid DNA 1080p Smartphone Announced HTC Droid DNA 1080p Smartphone Announced
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HTC today announced the Droid DNA smartphone, the first U.S. smartphone to feature a 1080p screen resolution. The announcement came during today’s joint Verizon/HTC event. The Droid DNA will have a five-inch display, a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, …

HTC One X+ AT&T Pre-Orders Start Today HTC One X+ AT&T Pre-Orders Start Today

AT&T announced today that it will begin selling the HTC One X+ on November 16. The smartphone will cost $200 with a new two-year contract and the company will begin taking pre-orders for the device today, November 13. For those …

BlackBerry 10 Is Set To Launch On January 30 BlackBerry 10 Is Set To Launch On January 30
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RIM is in a bad place, and the company’s last hope lies in BlackBerry 10. It seemed strange then that the company would delay the launch until after the holidays when most consumers are buying new phones. Even then, we …

Verizon Droid Razr M Gets Android Jelly Bean Upgrade Verizon Droid Razr M Gets Android Jelly Bean Upgrade
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Verizon today announced that its customers using Motorola’s Droid Razr M smartphone will soon be getting an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The upgrade will be pushed out to customers today, and those who would prefer a manual download …

RIM, HTC Losing Big Worldwide, Shows Analyst RIM, HTC Losing Big Worldwide, Shows Analyst
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It’s widely known that RIM, HTC, and Nokia are in trouble in U.S. cell phone markets. As Samsung consolidates its power over the Android smartphone market, it isn’t leaving much room for another Apple competitor. It’s sometimes said that even …

Samsung Galaxy S3 Was The World’s Best-Selling Smartphone In Q3 [Report] Samsung Galaxy S3 Was The World’s Best-Selling Smartphone In Q3 [Report]
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According to a report from Strategy Analytics, the Samsung Galaxy S3 was the best-selling smartphone in the world in the third quarter, surpassing even Apple’s iPhone 4S. Here’s a look at the market share from the firm: “Samsung’s Galaxy S3 …

Analyst Predicts BlackBerry 10 Will Be ‘DOA’ Analyst Predicts BlackBerry 10 Will Be ‘DOA’
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BlackBerry 10 is going to turn everything around for RIM. It’s going to propel the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer back into relevancy. At least, that the story that RIM’s executives would have you believe. The truth is that we don’t know …

Mozilla Walks Developers Through Firefox OS Mozilla Walks Developers Through Firefox OS

Mozilla is about to enter the smartphone market in a big way. The non-profit will be offering Firefox OS on handsets in smaller markets, like South America. In fact, the team behind Firefox OS went to Brazil in August to …

This Camp Stove Also Charges Your Devices This Camp Stove Also Charges Your Devices
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What’s 5×8 inches, a little over two pounds, and can charge your iPhone while also cooking your bacon? The BioLite CampStove, of course. For just $129 you can purchase this first-world camping accessory that lets you stay connected to the …

Samsung Has Sold 30 Million Galaxy S IIIs Samsung Has Sold 30 Million Galaxy S IIIs

Samsung today announced that it has sold 30 million units of its flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III. The smartphone was released 150 days ago in Europe. This isn’t quite an Apple-level number (almost 30 million iPhone 5s have …

Smartphones Linked to Teen Sex, Says Study
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A new study shows that the use of smartphones is associated with an increased likelihood both of teens being solicited for sex via the internet and of having sex with someone they met online. The study was conducted by researchers …

Windows Phone 8 Will Have 46 of 50 Most-Used Apps Windows Phone 8 Will Have 46 of 50 Most-Used Apps
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The East coast of the U.S. may be almost entirely shut down today, but the West coast isn’t worrying about Hurricane Sandy. Google’s big Nexus and Android announcement event that was scheduled to be held in New York today has …

Your Smartphone Is Now One in a Billion in Use, Worldwide Your Smartphone Is Now One in a Billion in Use, Worldwide

According to estimates, the population of Earth is just shy of 7 billion people. And according to new research, 1 in 7 of them own a smartphone. The study comes from Strategy Analytics, who estimate that the world hit this …

ASUS Announces the PadFone 2 Tablet/Smartphone Hybrid ASUS Announces the PadFone 2 Tablet/Smartphone Hybrid
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ASUS has always been a bit experimental with its products. The company had a prototype dock-able tablet/laptop hybrid long before Windows 8 was announced. Today ASUS announced the PadFone 2, an Android tablet that has a slot to dock a …

Watch the iPhone 5 & the Galaxy S III Blended to a Fine Powder Watch the iPhone 5 & the Galaxy S III Blended to a Fine Powder
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You wanted it, and here it is. Blender company Blendtec has been torturing things for a while now through a YouTube video series called “Will it Blend?” Their speciality happens to be throwing tech devices into blenders – because why …

Sprint Galaxy Note II Coming October 25 Sprint Galaxy Note II Coming October 25
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Sprint announced today that Samsung‘s Galaxy Note II smartphone will be available on its network beginning October 25. The device will cost $299 with a new or upgraded 2-year service agreement. The carrier will have the Galaxy Note II in …

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Officially Announced Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Officially Announced
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As expected, Samsung today announced its new Galaxy S III Mini smartphone at an event in Frankfurt, Germany. The new version of the device has a 4-inch screen, scaled-down hardware, and lacks 4G LTE capabilities. The 4-inch Super AMOLED screen …

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Coming Tomorrow Samsung Galaxy S III Mini Coming Tomorrow
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It turns out the rumors (as they so often are when it comes to the smartphone market) were true: Samsung will release a smaller version of its flagship Galaxy Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III. The device will be announced …

T-Mobile Gets the Galaxy Note II on October 24 [RUMOR] T-Mobile Gets the Galaxy Note II on October 24 [RUMOR]
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It’s already known that Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy Note II on every major U.S. carrier, just like it did the Galaxy S III. If history serves a a preview, however, the actual launch date for the extra-large smartphone …

Nokia Lumia 810 Will be Exclusive For T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 810 Will be Exclusive For T-Mobile

Last week it was announced that Nokia’s upcoming flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 920, will be an AT&T exclusive. While that announcement might have upset Windows Phone fans who aren’t subscribers to AT&T, today’s announcement from Nokia might …