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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 …

Galaxy S III Mini Rumored For Fall Announcement Galaxy S III Mini Rumored For Fall Announcement
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Have we come this far? Have Android smartphones become so big that customers are now demanding smaller versions of manufacturers’ flagship Android devices? Or, does Samsung so truly believe that Apple is right about everything design that it takes Apple’s …

HTC Announces “Refreshed” One X+ Smartphone HTC Announces “Refreshed” One X+ Smartphone

HTC today officially announced its One X+ smartphone, a “refreshed” version of its flagship Android device, the One X. The company’s launch of the HTC One X did not propel the smartphone to “must-have” status in the U.S. The device …

James Bond Smartphone to be Offered by AT&T James Bond Smartphone to be Offered by AT&T

James Bond movies have, for quite a while now, featured some of the most gratuitous and shameless product placements and tie-ins in movie history. Not even Bond’s signature vodka martini is safe: Heineken is a Bond sponsor and the secret …

RIM Announces New Features For BlackBerry 10 RIM Announces New Features For BlackBerry 10

Today marked the start of the BlackBerry Jam developers’ conference. This is the failing company’s last big chance to remain relevant in the smartphone world. It also marks the first public unveiling of BlackBerry 10, the company’s new smartphone operating …