Android Wins Windows Phone Challenge, But Microsoft a Poor Loser

Android Wins Windows Phone Challenge, But Microsoft a Poor Loser!: "Microsoft's working quickly to counter backlash it's receiving after denying a user who won a Windows Phone challenge his just reward. Yesterday, Sahas Katta won a "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenge when his Galaxy Nexus . . .  "

Is the Nokia Lumia 900 the Best $99 Smartphone at AT&T?
It is highly unusual for a marquee smartphone to be offered at such a disruptive price. Apple's iPhone 4S, and the Android-based Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket are both $200 with two-year contract. If anything, the trend seems to be going higher, ...

Australia Bars Huawei From Broadband Project
New York Times
CANBERRA — Australia has blocked Huawei Technologies of China from bidding on contracts in the $38 billion Australian National Broadband Network, citing security concerns, Huawei said Monday. “We were informed by the government that there is no role ...

Cracks appear in face of Apple's iOS security
Remarkably, iOS has not been the victim of the regular cyberattacks suffered by Windows or rival mobile platform Google Android, even though teams of benign hackers constantly work to subvert its security in order to “jailbreak” iPhones and iPads.

AT&T to sell 4G Windows smartphones next month
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Wireless carrier AT&T announced it will start selling the Nokia Lumia 900 -- one of the first 4G smartphones running Microsoft's Windows operating system -- in the US on April 8. Along with access to 4G LTEnetworks, ...


AT&T Brings First LTE Windows Phone to Market With Nokia Lumia 900, Available ...
MarketWatch (press release)
One of the first 4G LTE Windows Phones in the world, the Nokia Lumia 900 gives AT&T customers more 4G LTE choices than ever before and the largest selection of Windows Phones in the US For more information, customers can visit or ...

AT&T to sell Nokia Lumia 900 for $100 on April 8
CNET (blog)
AT&T hopes the 4G LTE-capable Lumia 900 will spark interest in its still new next-generation network. Microsoft, meanwhile, needs any Windows Phone to succeed in the market and establish some legitimacy to its platform. The Lumia 900 faces the same ...

Nokia's Flagship Windows Phone Ships April 8
The phone will be available on the AT&T 4G LTE network for $100 with a two-year contract. The phone will also be available for preorder, in cyan or black, from AT&T's Web site starting on March 30. A white version goes on sale on April 22.

Angry Birds Space Hits 10 Million Downloads In Less Than 3 Days
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Mar 26, 2012 7:02 AM Fans of Angry Birds Space downloaded the game 10 million times in less than three days after launching Thursday for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows, Game maker Rovio said Monday. Angry Birds Space is the fourth ...

Australia blocks China's Huawei from broadband tender
Chicago Tribune
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia has blocked China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from tendering for contracts in the country's $38 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) due to cyber security concerns, Huawei said on Monday.

HTC unveils new smartphone model
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – HTC Corp. is marketing a new smartphone that can take four digital photos per second, a model the Taiwan maker hopes can help reverse its falling revenue amid keener competition. The company unveiled on Monday the HTC One X. It ...


Titan II
CNET (blog)
Looks like AT&T will have some very tempting smartphone options this Spring. The carrier just confirmed with us that the HTC Titan II, a high-octane Windows Phone, will cost $199.99 and land on shelves April 8th. BGR indicates AT&T is gearing up to ...

iOS 5.1 market share at Android 2.3 'Gingerbread' levels after 15 days
ZDNet (blog)
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | March 26, 2012, 8:02am PDT Summary: It took 15 days from release for iOS 5.1 to get to 61 percent, the same percentage of users as the most popular version of Android 2.3 'Gingerbread'. Over-the-air (OTA) updates for iOS ...

ZDNet (blog)

New iPhone 5 rumor: LTE and smaller dock connector
The latest comes from iMore, which today posts some chewy, though anonymously-sourced hardware details about Apple's next smartphone. Those include a move to a 4G LTE radio like the one the third-generation iPad ships with, a display that's "similar if ...


Report: Next iPhone is going 4G LTE
TG Daily
This certainly seem plausible, especially following the debut of Apple's new 4G LTE-enabled iPad. According to iMore, the next iteration of the iPhone will feature the same size 3.5-inch screen; however, Reuters claims the new handset will boast a much ...

TG Daily

Microsoft allegedly cheated in 'Smoked by Windows Phone' campaign
By Aloysius Low on Mar 26, 2012 Smoked by Windows Phone is a Microsoft's marketing campaign that basically calls for smartphone users, whether iOS or Android, to beat a Windows Phone at performing task faster. Microsoft's claim is that the company ...

A marketing time-bomb explodes: Android user wins Windows Phone Challenge ...
Sahas Katta, owner of a Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone, strolled into Microsoft's Santa Clara, Calif. store on Sunday to compete in the company's widely-publicized “Smoked by Windows Phone Contest” — but he walked out cheated of a victory by hapless ...


Nokia Lumia 900 Release Date And Price Confirmed By AT&T
Huffington Post
The device will run on AT&T's new 4G LTE network. Nokia execs like to talk about the unique design of the Lumia 900, and the way that it's immediately distinguishable from across the room, because of its sharp cornered edges and rounded back.

Nokia To Begin Selling Lumia 900 Next Month For $99.99
Wall Street Journal
HE) will begin selling its high-end Lumia 900 smartphone in the US next month for $99.99, a critical offering from the beleaguered mobile-phone giant. Nokia is currently in the midst of a turnaround plan that saw it partner last year with Microsoft ...

Instagram for Android Launches 'Coming Soon' Page; Where's the App?
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Hey Android users — Are you seething with jealousy over all the little hipster pictures your iOS-wielding friends are taking with their Instagram app? You have a little bit more time to rage, but not much… hopefully.

Motorola Droid 4 offers nice touch
Boston Herald
If I planned to switch to Android, I'd no doubt consider Motorola's new Droid 4. Not only does it feature a responsive touchscreen that makes typing easier than on most tablets, a well-designed slide-out keyboard provides a nice balance between the ...

Summary Box: Taiwan smartphone maker HTC hopes new model can help reverse ...
Washington Post
NEW MODEL: HTC Corp. is marketing a new smartphone that can take four digital photos per second, a model the Taiwan maker hopes can help reverse its falling revenue amid keener competition. DETAILS: The HTC One X allows users to snap pictures while ...

Today's Top Stories: Android Smokes Windows Phone; Yahoo Board Additions
A blogger's claim that his Android phone beat a Windows Phone in an in-store challenge, but Microsoft failed to acknowledge it and reward him with the promised $1000 special edition laptop made the rounds Monday morning. The item, by Sahas Katta, ...

Angry Birds: Space Launches on Amazon AppStore
PC Magazine
In other words, the iOS and Android regulars can now download pretty awesome-looking Space version of Angry Birds that propels the birds into the "final frontier". What this also means is Kindle Fire users (that uses its own version of Android) can ...

Smoked by Android: Microsoft coughs up free laptop
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author An Android user who reckons he beat Microsoft's speed challenge fair and square will be getting his free laptop and phone after Microsoft's PCGuy stepped into the fray. Sahas Katta admits he won the promotional ...

AT&T to Sell Nokia Windows Phone for $100
ABC News
AT&T Inc. on Monday said it will sell the Lumia 900, its first Nokia Corp. smartphone that runs Windows Phone software, on April 8, for $100 with a two-year contract. The Finnish phone manufacturer is counting on Microsoft Corp.

Motorola Solutions Named to CRN's 5-Star Partner Programs Guide
MarketWatch (press release)
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Mar 26, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) announced today that it has been awarded the 5-Star Partner rating and been named to CRN's 2012 Partner Programs Guide for its PartnerEmpower(TM)program.

iOS 5.1 Jailbreak: Loophole Found That Allows Downgrade Of iOS 5.1 To iOS 5.0 ...
International Business Times
By Kukil Bora: Subscribe to Kukil's RSS feed When Apple released iOS 5.1 earlier this month, users who love to use jailbreak utilities were highly recommended to stay away from the firmware update. The iPhone Dev Team said in its blog post that with A5 ...

International Business Times

Square Renames Payment App, Improves Android Version
By Todd Wasserman
Square has renamed its payment app and tweaked the Android version to provide hands-free payments. ... Android users can now make hands-free payments with Pay With Square for the first time. An earlier version of Card Case for Android ...

Square to launch revamped payments app, Android support — Tech ...
By Ryan Kim
The company is relaunching that app, formerly known as Card Case, a s Pay with Square on Monday. The biggest news is that Pay with Square is expanding from the iPhone to supportAndroid consumers and will include new features aimed ...

Galaxy Nexus owner wins Microsoft competition, gets stiffed for prize ...
By Michael Crider
... and pitchforks. Santa Clara resident and Android enthusiast Sahas Katta mozied on down to the Microsoft Store to. ... The challenge is simple: if you can perform a given task faster on a non-Windows smartphone (in this case Katta's stock Verizon Galaxy Nexus) you win a free $1000 special-edition laptop. Long story short: Katta ... Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Review – A midrange powerhouse Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Review – A midrange powerhouse · More Reviews » ...
Android Community

Android 5.0 ("Jelly Bean") Expected On Devices In Q3 2012 ...
Google I/O is coming up in June, and there's no doubt that the company will use this to speak on their next-generation operating system. Android 4.0 is still rolling out to devices, so who knows how Android 5.0 is going to play into things. News Rss Feed

Galaxy Nexus smokes Windows Phone, Microsoft backpedals
By Kevin Krause
Sahas Katta took his Android 4.0 smartphone down to a local Microsoft store where he was challenged to show the weather for two different cities faster than an employee of the store could do the same with a Windows Phone. The employee ...
Android Phone Fans

Future iOS update in China may adopt Baidu search, drop Google ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
According to The Next Web, Chinese website Sina Tech speculates that Apple may roll out an update in China that'll drop Google search from iOS and.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Oh no UDIDn't! Apple is rejecting iOS apps that access UDID ...
By Tom Cheredar
Apple is stepping up its efforts to reject any iOS application that accesses a device's UDID, a 40-character code that uniquely identifies each device the company sells. The UDID codes are important because they allow mobile app developers ...

Instagram for Android signup page is now live | Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee
iPhone users have been enjoying Instagram on their phones for quite a while now, and we know that Instagram for Android is on its way although no specific release date was mentioned. Well the good news is that the signup [...]

Ustream For Android Hits 2.5M Downloads, Rolls Out Ad-Free App ...
By Sarah Perez
Ustream is celebrating reaching 2.5 million downloads of its Android app today with the release of a major new version, Ustream 2.0. It's been a long time coming for Ustream to hit this milestone – the original Android app was launched back in ...

Instagram accepting Android user's registrations | Uberphones
By Pradeep
... the past weekend, popular camera app Instagram opened up a sign-up page for the very much anticipated Android Instagram application which according to one of the co-founders is an improvement in a few ways compared to Apple's iOS [.

Editorial: Android needs more "vanilla" devices -
By Tim Schiesser
I hate custom skins for Android. This has been true for me ever since I ditched my very first, and the very first, Android device, the HTC Dream (branded as the T-Mobile G1) for one of HTC's oldest devices that used Sense: the HTC Hero.

Taiwan market: Vee TIME to acquire WiMAX competitor Tatung ...
Vee TIME, a WiMAX operator in southern Taiwan, has revealed that it will fully acquire competitor Tatung InfoComm for NT$150 million (US$5.08 million).
DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia

Mozilla Firefox Beta for Android
With Mozilla Firefox Beta for Android you can enjoy your favorite features like Sync, Add-ons and the Awesome Screen, while being one of the first to use brand ...

Motorola Mobility Brings Power-Packed Motorola RAZR MAXX ...
Motorola Mobility Brings Power-Packed Motorola RAZR MAXX XT910 to China ... to the MotorolaRAZR™ family is the longest-lasting smartphone on the block ... And because it's in theMotorola RAZR family, you'll get all the same features that ... processor with an eye-popping 1GB of RAM – all powered by Android™ 2.3.

Android Device Gallery
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China Now Leads the World in New iOS and Android Device ...
Flurry study reveals that China now sees more new iOS and Android smartphone and tablet activations per month than the U.S..

TED Blog | Announcing TED's new Android app
The new TED app for Android is built to adapt to all kinds of Android devices, ... Up-to-the-minute videos: TEDTalks are published daily, and Android app users ...

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Broadband deals comparison with area availability check and independent reviews of all the listed packages. Covers all top UK national providers including ...

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