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Archive for March, 2012

Motorola DROID RAZR and HTC Rezound Android 4.0 update scheduled for next week

Motorola DROID RAZR and HTC Rezound Android 4.0 update scheduled for next weekNews from androidandme.com: Though Verizon was the first U.S. carrier to offer an Android 4.0 device, they will be the second carrier to push out an Android 4.0 updates to a couple phones in their lineup. A leaked picture of Best Buy’s computer [...]

Companies Seeking to Block Rivals’ Patent Use Face US Review

Companies Seeking to Block Rivals’ Patent Use Face US ReviewNews from BusinessWeek: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is examining the legality of companies seeking to prevent rivals from using patents that cover industry-standard technology, the agency’s chairman said. The trade commission is “looking at” the issue, said Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who declined to comment on [...]

Android Smartphone Updates En Route

Android Smartphone Updates En RouteNews from InformationWeek: 10 Epic Android Apps (click image for larger view and for slideshow) Significant system updates for smartphones arrive sporadically, and are often confined to just one or two devices. This week, a number of updates are being pushed out. Is your device up the update list? Here is [...]

Apple’s War on Android – BusinessWeek

Apple’s War on Android – BusinessWeekNews from Apple’s War on Android – BusinessWeek: In her black robe and strand of white pearls, Lucy Koh projects the serious, deliberate demeanor befitting a U.S. District Court judge. The Harvard-educated former federal prosecutor has served on the California state bench and as a partner in a Silicon Valley [...]

Nokia stepping up Sim battle with Apple

Nokia stepping up Sim battle with AppleNews from Financial Times: The battle between Nokia and Apple over the design of future miniature Sim cards for mobile phones has escalated, with the Finnish group threatening to withhold essential technology for Apple’s template, impeding the rival proposal. The two technology companies are each vying to have rival [...]

Orange Spain launches Motoluxe, Motorola Defy Mini

Orange Spain launches Motoluxe, Motorola Defy MiniNews from Telecompaper (subscription): Orange has launched the Motoluxe and Motorola Defy Mini smartphones in Spain. The Motoluxe Android 2.3-powered smartphone features a 4-inch touchscreen, 8-megapixel autofocus camera, pre-loaded social networking apps, GPS technology, is Bluetooth-enabled and offers access to Google Play where end-users can find over 450,000 Android [...]

Motorola phone appears in China – could be the DROID Blade

Motorola phone appears in China – could be the DROID BladeNews from Android Community: What we have here is a new Motorola phone that for now is a complete mystery. We’ve seen multiple Motorola phones head to Chinese markets only so chances are this could be a China exclusive. From what we are gathering this [...]

Review: Nokia’s 4G Windows phone fast, affordable

Review: Nokia’s 4G Windows phone fast, affordableNews from Jackson Clarion Ledger: Nokia has started to fight back with its smartphone platform. I think it has a good chance of gaining more prominence in the mobile marketplace. It seemed Nokia stayed with its Symbian operating system too long, while Apple came along with its iOS and [...]

Motorola Mobility and Nextel Introduce Motorola i867 Android PTT Phone

Motorola Mobility and Nextel Introduce Motorola i867 Android PTT PhoneNews from MobileTechReview.com: Motorola and Nextel today released the Motorola i867 Android-powered smartphone with Push To Talk for iDEN technology in the Brazilian market. Using Motorola’s iDEN technology, it offers high performance communication, PTT two-way radio, cellular service, mobile Web access, and text and picture messaging [...]

Get Serious: Of COURSE Google’s Going To Take On The iPhone (GOOG)

Get Serious: Of COURSE Google’s Going To Take On The iPhone (GOOG)News from San Francisco Chronicle: The conventional wisdom among Silicon Valley bigwigs is that Google is going to “go iPhone” after its Motorola acquisition is complete. The merger is dragging through the approval process — China is the last country standing in the way [...]