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NTT DoCoMo has a diverse buffet of smartphones released

05/18/2011, Is too much of a good thing bad for you? Perhaps, but not for a select group of techies who think that you can never have too much choice. If that is the case, then you would do well to check out the delectable spread of smartphones over in Japan from NTT...

Fujitsu Loox F-07C: the world’s first ATOM-powered smartphone

05/16/2011, Fujitsu recently showed off a very interesting smartphone called the Loox F-07C: a dual-mode phone that runs on an Intel ATOM processor. For people who require the functionality of a very tiny Windows 7 tablet and a smartphone but don’t want to lug...

NVIDIA buys Icera, a baseband chipmaker, for $367M

05/09/2011, NVIDIA has just announced the acquisition of a baseband chipmaker called Icera. The company makes the “baseband”, or communications processor that talks to the cell towers. Icera customers include heavyweight Nokia and ZTE. Other system on a...

Smartphones save Web when traffic goes up

05/03/2011, The Internet is also known as the information superhighway, so it is no surprise that even a virtual highway can get clogged up with traffic so to speak – especially when a major news event breaks without any advance warning being sent to network...

Major League Baseball TV now has mobile-only subscription

05/03/2011, Baseball fans that love watching Major League Baseball but don’t want to spend so much money to catch it on their TVs now have an alternate option. Instead of paying $89.99-$109.99 annually for streaming live games, MLB now has an option for folks...

BlackBerry Bold 9900 Preview

05/02/2011, [Blackberry World] Today, RIM unveiled its thinnest Smartphone to date, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 that features a touch interface alongside the “best keyboard ever”, according to RIM. At only 10.5 mm, the super-thin and relatively lightweight...

HTC Droid Incredible 2, First Hands-On + Gallery

04/26/2011,   Guess what has landed in the office? Yes, that’s the HTC Droid Incredible 2 (read the fill incredible 2 review here) that just got launched earlier today. It is known in other parts of the world as the HTC Incredible S. In the USA, the phone...

Three Things Microsoft Needs To Wage a Smartphone War

04/26/2011, From a highly visible mobile company a decade ago to less than 8% of market share today (according to Comscore) the road to a mobile world has been bumpy for Microsoft. Back when Windows Mobile was doing well, it was largely seen as an enterprise product...

Today’s children are the “Touch Generation”

04/22/2011, Spend some time walking around some cafes or restaurants in the city and you might notice more and more kids these days have access to touchscreen devices be it their own or those belonging to their parents. A couple of decades ago, the same situation...

Smartphone snatching on the rise in NYC subway

04/22/2011, According to a WSJ report (subscription required) that quotes NYPD  transit chief Raymond Diaz, smartphone snatching has been rising at an alarming rate, although it’s not clear how much of that contributes to the 18% increase in grand larceny...

HTC Sensation 4G set to cause ripples in smartphone world

04/12/2011, Now this is a scenario that Apple must surely give a thought to – with word of the next generation iPhone (iPhone 5?) not coming at least until next year, will it be able to catch up with the hardware improvements on the Android side, with models...

Android Fragmentation: a real problem, developers say

04/04/2011, Google said at the previous Google IO that Android is not *that* fragmented, but many developers -86%- (according to Fortune and 250 developers surveyed) think that Android fragmentation is a real problem. First, let’s provide some context:...

Nintendo says “no thanks” to smartphones

04/02/2011, In an interview with CNN, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that the video game giant has “no desire to get into telephony.” This comes hot off the news of the “successful” 3DS launch in the US and Sony...