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Poll: Opera Says 2.6M iPhone Owners Use Opera Mini – Do You?

Some 2.6 million unique iPhone owners are using Opera Mini, according to its maker’s latest State of the Mobile Web report, the first full dataset since the browser arrived for Apple’s iPhone last month. In fact, the iPhone now tops…

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Apple iPhone Production Points to Impending Verizon Deal: Analyst


Apple’s iPhone production is ramping up to levels that suggest it’s “increasingly becoming carrier-agnostic” and could mean we’ll see a Verizon iPhone sooner than previously expected, Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar alleges in a note to clients today. Up…

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Android Team Nabs webOS Designer — Duarte and Rubin, Together Again

The last piece of the Android puzzle appears to be in place — Matias Duarte has joined Google as user experience director for Android, according to All Things Digital. If you’ve ever witnessed or experienced the elegance of Palm’s webOS…

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Verizon to Shift Usage Forecasting to Consumers With Tiered LTE Pricing

Verizon Wireless customers can expect tiered pricing when the carrier implements its LTE mobile broadband network later this year, the carrier’s CEO confirmed this week. Gone will be the monthly plans that Verizon currently offers — instead, customers will pay…

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Why e-Book Reader Sales Are Seen Heading South


Is the window of opportunity for e-book readers with embedded broadband going to close not long after it just opened? That’s the forecast being made by UK research firm Informa Telecoms & Media — it believes device sales will peak…

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Why HP, Dell and Toshiba Aren’t Benefitting Fully From Netbook Sales

With sales up 43 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2010, according to Gartner — the highest rate of growth in nearly eight years — the mobile PC market is flexing its muscle. And it’s no coincidence that of…

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Is Steve Ballmer Really the Best Choice to Run Microsoft’s Consumer Business?

At a time when Microsoft is facing challengers to its desktop operating system, productivity suite and handsets, you wouldn’t think the company would be changing up officers on its front lines, yet that’s exactly what’s happening. Robbie Bach and J.…

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T-Mobile Expands HSPA+ Coverage Areas With “4G Speeds”

T-Mobile today announced availability of its HSPA+ network in three new Northeast corridor areas comprised of upstate New York (Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse), Connecticut (Hartford, New Haven, Milford and Stamford) and Providence, R.I. The carrier says that Washington, D.C.…

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Samsung Launches Bada OS Phone – But Why?

Samsung today launched its Wave smartphone in the UK and France, less than a week after the device was introduced in Germany. The Wave runs a proprietary operating system called Bada, which Samsung debuted at the Mobile World Congress earlier…

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Yahoo-Nokia Alliance Is Too Late for Mobile Market

Yahoo and Nokia have unveiled a partnership that will see Yahoo power Nokia’s Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat platforms and Nokia provide mapping services for all of Yahoo’s navigation products. But the deal is a late effort by two companies…

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My First Bite Of Froyo Is Tasty

I’m sitting in the Philadelphia International Airport with a delay on my way to San Fran — tomorrow I’ll be speaking on a panel at the Netbook Summit — so now’s a good time to share some thoughts on Android…

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Will Content on a Smartphone Someday Power Your Television Set?

Intel is about to join you in the living room — the chip maker is touting its new Wireless Display technology, or WiDi, as a simple way to get content from a computer onto the television in your home. By…

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BlackBerry Storm Arrives in China for Enterprises

Research In Motion today announced a partnership with China Telecom to sell the BlackBerry Storm handset to enterprise customers in 16 provinces. As part of the deal, China Telecom will also offer RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Server for integrated messaging and…

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Droid Does…Not Help Motorola Offset Market Share Loss

Worldwide handset shipments rose 13.8 percent in the first quarter of 2010 over the same period a year ago, but the rising tide isn’t lifting all boats, according to the most recent iSupply report, titled ”Mobile Handset Industry Foresees End…

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MobileTechRoundup 207 – Podcasting LIVE!

An MP3 file of the show will soon be available for download.
HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)
TOPICS:

HP buys Palm
webOS 1.4.1.1 update comes to Verizon Pre Plus, solves GPS and keyboard…

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Microsoft and Intel Are the Biggest Losers in HP-Palm Deal

HP’s proposed $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm, is so far being lauded as a win-win: HP, which had only ever dipped a toe in the smartphone space with a few “me-too” devices, will now be able to jump into the…

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Symbian 3 Courts Developers With HTML, CSS, and JavaScript


Symbian today announced a new initiative intended to attract developers, and is providing web development tools to ease application programming for its open source mobile platform, Symbian 3. Using the web standards of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, developers can create…

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Even Through a Recession, We Want Our Web

Given recent economic challenges around the globe, one might conclude that demand for the web is down, but apparently that’s not the case. According to a report from research firm TeleGeography, international bandwidth usage continued to grow in spite of…

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Palm to Land in HP’s Hands for $1.2B — webOS Will Be Resurrected

Updated: After weeks of speculation that Palm could fold or be acquired, a buyer has come forth — HP has announced that it’s agreed to purchase Palm for $5.70 per share, or roughly $1.2 billion. The deal, which adds Palm’s…

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Is Intel’s Atom Splitting Apart the Netbook Market?

Intel reportedly plans to pack more power into its next-generation Atom chips, the line that currently powers netbooks. While some thought the netbook market was a race to the bottom — or at the very least, the low end of…

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