HTC -- quietly brilliant

HTC may not be loudly profitable, but it is still quietly brilliant
ZDNet
Summary: HTC hasn't had the best financial news lately, but we all need to remember they will never compete directly with Apple and Samsung for dominance of the smartphone world and should be thought of more as the boutique smartphone manufacturer ... 

Motorola's Webtop Connector Replaced With Verizon Lapdock
The Droid Guy
Motorola Mobility and Google has finally put an end to the life of the Webtop. This is no surprise though. Motorola has either announced or released a few different types of phones lately, but we've never heard a single mention about Webtop or Lapdocks.

The Droid Guy

Toys'R'Us Selling Exclusive Android Tablet in October
Tom's Hardware Guide
On Monday toy retail chain Toys'R'Us introduced tabeo, an Android-powered 7-inch tablet designed specifically for kids. It's now available for pre-order, costing $149.99 USD and shipping on October 21. It will arrive with 50 free, preinstalled apps ...

Get a Samsung Galaxy S III Android phone for $99.99
CNET
Bonus deal: I couldn't let a Tablet Tuesday go by, could I? If you think a 10-inch screen is too large and a 7-inch screen is too small, how about meeting in the middle (ish)? Today only, Daily Steals has the Atria Aero 8-inch Android tablet for $149 ...

Samsung's Galaxy Note II: A first look at a sleek new Note
Computerworld (blog)
When Samsung came out with its Galaxy Note smartphone last February, many wondered exactly how to classify the 5.3-in. device. It was smaller than any existing tablets and yet larger than any other smartphone. And it included a stylus (called the S Pen ...

Computerworld (blog)

Focusing on Hardware Is the Wrong Way to Compete With the iPhone
Wired
This month promises a smorgasbord of smartphone launches — we've already seen shiny new handsets introduced by Samsung, Nokia, and Motorola. Apple and HTCare right around the corner. But for today's smartphone customer, most of these guys are ...

Wired

Control Windows Media Center from your Android, iOS, or Windows Phone device
PCWorld (blog)
Perhaps best of all, Ceton Companion makes it possible to schedule recordings right from your phone or tablet, regardless of whether you're home or not. Now for the bad news: You can't stream live or recorded shows to your device. That would be the ...

Viewsonic 22in Android 'tablet' hands-on review
Reg Hardware
As James Chu, Viewsonic's CEO and founder remarked, “We believe the future will be display plus cloud” emphasising how most users don't really need a dedicated computer to satisfy their daily tech needs, as indicated by smartphone and tablet use.

RIM's BlackBerrys Losing Shelf Space, Mindshare Among Carriers
All Things Digital
With Apple's next generation iPhone in the offing and new Windows Phone 8 and Androidhandsets headed to market in the weeks ahead, Research In Motion's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices are no longer top of mind for RIM's carrier partners — if they ...

Toys”R”Us Introduces $150 Android Tablet for Kids
Wired
At $150 and pre-loaded with 50 apps and games, the Android slate is aimed directly at children. Image: Toys”R”Us. For every sticky-fingered kid tapping away on asmartphone or tablet, there's a parent hoping nothing gets dropped, soaked, or gunked up ...

Wired

Most U.S. Teens Now Own a Smartphone
PC Magazine
Android devices continued to dominate the smartphone market, Nielsen said. Of all smartphoneowners, 51.9 percent have an Android-based device, compared to 34.3 percent who have an iPhone, and 8 percent who have a BlackBerry. Among those who ...

How makers of phones and tablets are faring
CBS News
3: Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp. reports a 58 percent drop in profit, its third consecutive quarterly decline as intensifying competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. hurt sales. The company had hoped to win back some of its market ...

Apple outshines Samsung on mobile ad network
CNET
RIM was the third most popular device maker with a 13 percent cut of all ad impressions, followed byHTC in fourth and Motorola in fifth. Among smartphone platforms, Android continued to soak up the lead with 46 percent of all impressions. Apple's iOS ...

New Android apps worth downloading: TechCrunch, Spiceworks Mobile HD, Big ...
Android Apps Appolicious
Here are three great Android apps to enjoy. TechCrunch finally has a dedicated Android tablet app so you can get access to all the latest tech news and opinion anywhere you may be. Also, we have Spiceworks Mobile HD, another tablet-optimized app aimed ...

Toys 'R' Us $150 Android tablet for kids to battle Kindle Fire
TechHive (blog)
Toys 'R' Us has announceda $150, 7-inch Android tablet designed for kids called Tabeo. At this price, the Tabeo will cost almost as much as a new Kindle Fire, which parents can use as well--so is there any value in getting a tablet just for kids? For ...

TechHive (blog)

U.S. Consumers Reluctant to Ditch iPhone, Android for Nokia Lumia 920
PC Magazine
Nokia's new flagship Lumia 920 smartphone made a splash when it was unveiled last week, but most Americans don't plan to ditch their iPhones and Android devices for the new Windows Phone8-powered device, according to a new survey.

GameStop announced the Wikipad Android Gaming Tablet
Android Geeks
Fortunately, the popular gaming store managed to spark interest in its upcoming product with its many innovations as well as a pretty decent spec sheet for its Wikipad. As any respectable new Android tablet, the Wikipad would have to be able the latest...

Android Geeks

Attention on iPhone as holiday lineups unveiled
Huffington Post
Amazon announced four new Kindle Fire models and a new line of stand-alone e-readers, while Nokia and Motorola unveiled five new smartphones between them. Makers of ... The two phones announced by Nokia are among the first to run Windows Phone 8. Sales ...

HTC J smartphone launched in Taiwan
Focus Taiwan News Channel
11 (CNA) Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. launched its HTC J in Taiwan on Tuesday in a bid to extend the success of the high-end device in the Japan market. The HTC J, equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera, ...

NexPhone Combines the functionality of smartphone, tablet, laptop and PC
Ubergizmo
With so many tech gadgets available today, it often becomes hard to keep track of all the data across all these devices. For your 24/7 work, you need to have a smartphone. A laptop needed for more professional tasks whereas a tablet has to be there to ...

Price will determine Windows RT's success or failure
BetaNews
Windows 8, or more precisely Windows RT, marks a re-entry into the tablet market. Since Spring 2010, the Redmond, Wash.-based company watched Apple become the dominant segment player with iPad. In October, Windows-based tablets will push into a ...

BetaNews

High-tech product announcements this fall
Huffington Post
The company didn't reveal prices and says only that the Windows Phone 8 devices will be available in the fourth quarter "in select markets." The two devices ... Motorola Mobility, under new owner Google Inc., announces three smartphones borrowing the ...

With Smartphone Sales, Samsung Is Already Pulling Ahead of Apple
Technology Review
In the race for global smartphone sales, Apple and Samsung have pulled away from the rest of the field over the past two years. But in terms of grabbing overall market share, Samsung has been in a league all its own. Apple's share of the market began ...

Windows 8 to grab iPad market share wrested back from Android
Register
Windows 8 will dent Apple's dominance of the tablet market, but it's biggest impact will be to holdAndroid's growth back. So says market watcher Canalys, which reckons some 207m tablets will ship ... Android will be found in around 35 per cent of the ...

Top 5 Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Tablets Under $100
Tablet Crunch (blog)
Below you'll find the best selling, best selection, and best warranties on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet computers. Most of the deals below are well over 50% off, and ALL of the deals below will let you get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ...

Want To Repair A Broken Nexus 7 Tablet? Watch This Video
WebProNews
It's cheap enough to have mass appeal while having enough power to run even the most demanding ofAndroid apps. It's going to start ... The guys at Direct Fix has created a video guide on how to take apart a Nexus 7 tablet for repairs. The main focus ...

Boingo Wireless, Google team up to offer free Wi-Fi
TechHive (blog)
But it appears you'll need a device compatible with Google Play content to get online for free, meaning that owners of iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices could be left out of the wireless free for all. The free Wi-Fi will be provided ... It's ...

TechHive (blog)

Ihnatko: Android vs. iOS. You might be surprised who wins
Chicago Sun-Times
Apple submitted the list after a jury found Samsung copied the iPhone and iPad in creating and marketing the products. (AP Photo/Marcio ... As usual when reviewing Android handsets, I spent a week or two with it as my daily phone so I could burn away ...

Toys R Us introduces Tabeo, Android tablet for kids | The Salt Lake ...
Toys R Us introduces Tabeo, Android tablet for kids. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. First Published Sep 10 2012 09:38 am • Updated 8 hours ago. Wayne, N.J. • Toys R Us plans to launch its owntablet computer aimed at children called Tabeo ...
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How to Root Any HTC Android device
By Emil Protalinski
Google Expands Free Wi-Fi from Boingo, but Excludes iOS and Windows Phone · Home. Share 0 ...The app gives you options based on whether your phone is S-On or S-Off (for those who don't know, the “S” refers to NAND storage security, which is key to knowing whether you can write to the /system partition while running Android). ... China's Government Reportedly Making Google Nexus 7 Launch "Difficult" ... Samsung Tipped to Post Record Q3 Profits, Driven by Galaxy S3 Sales ...
The Next Web

Toys"R"Us introduces 7-inch Android tablet for kids by VR-Zone.com
By Dean Wilson
Toy store Toys“R”Us is jumping on the tablet bandwagon with its first ever consumer electronics device, a 7-inch Android tablet for children. ... Throw in WiFi, USB 2.0, and Android 4.0, and you have a pretty decent tablet for the price. “Over the ...
VR-Zone Articles

Samsung Desperately Wants You To Believe In Its "Year Of ...
By Dan Rowinski
The five flagship Android smartphones introduced during that year have given competitors like Apple,HTC, Nokia and Motorola a run for their money, and have placed Samsung atop the global list of mobile makers. Samsung believes it can continue the trend, taking all of its new devices and ...
ReadWriteWeb

Sprint Nexus devices now getting Android 4.1 (for real this time)
By Quentyn Kennemer
After a false start led us to believe Sprint would be launching Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the GalaxyNexus and Nexus S 4G last week, Sprint has finally pushed the update for the Google devices. It's being sent out via an over-the-air process, ...
Android Phone Fans

Samsung Galaxy S2 Android Jelly Bean official confirmation ...
By James
For those that own the Samsung Galaxy S2 who are currently playing along with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, you just might like to know that old Sammy is already working on an Android Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S2, and the word is Samsung will be releasing the Android 4.1 update for the SGS2... ... Once your Samsung Galaxy S2 has been updated with Android Jelly Bean the user will be able to initiate photo sharing simply by touch with another NFC compatible smartphone.
Phones Review

Sprint Nexus S 4G and Galaxy Nexus Get Android 4.1, Jelly Bean ...
By Seth Weintraub
Nexus S™ 4G and Galaxy Nexus are the first two Android™ smartphones from Sprint to receiveAndroid 4.1, Jelly Bean. The over-the-air update is being rolled out to customers now. Android 4.1 makes everything smoother, faster and more ...
9to5Google

Samsung not entering platform wars with Android and iOS, says ...
By Phone Arena
The Samsung executive also expressed certainty Google is not playing favorites with Motorola Mobility and compared the situation over there with Samsung's distinctly separated mobile and chip divisions. "I would love to have some of the ...
PhoneArena - News

NexPhone project: A smartphone with tablet, laptop, and desktop PC ...
By Brad Linder
A startup called NexCrea wants to offer a smartphone that does it all. The idea is that the NexPhone would work like a typical Android smartphone. But then you connect it to a docking station to use the NexPhone like a tablet, notebook, ...
Liliputing

Jelly Bean still rolling out to Sprint Galaxy Nexus ... - Android Central
By Sean Brunett
Sprint began rolling out Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G last week, but they've just announced that the update will continue. We already knew the OTA will come in waves, but it's a great way for Sprint to stay in the ...
Android Central - Android Forums,...

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Verizon Galaxy Nexus coming soon
By Edwin Kee
If you are one of the owners of the Galaxy Nexus from Verizon Wireless, I am quite sure that your patience must be running thing after waiting for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update all this while. After all, the [...]
Uberphones

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Samsung Galaxy REVERB 4G smartphone High End Details
By Saurabh
Samsung Galaxy Reverb has a 4 inch screen providing 480x600 pixels resolution. It is having a fast processor and running on Android 4.0 ICS. ... many different and successful smartphones and tablets this year. Let us look at the details of its upcoming smartphone Samsung Galaxy Reverb. This phone was announced on 22 August 2012 but is not released yet ... Motorola Droid Razr M Smartphonewith 1.5 GHz processor, Super AMOLED Display · Samsung Galaxy Rush Smartphone ...
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Toys R Us Unveils Android Tablet For Kids - Slashdot
puddingebola writes "Can Toys R Us provide the iPad killer? The 'Tabeo' s a 7 inch Android tabletrunning ICS with a micro-SD card slot. From the article ...
Android Tablet Market Share Shaky According To Google's Own ...
The Android OS may dominate the smartphone market, but figures released by Google tell a different story on the tablet front. Stats from Google Play, Google's ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad A1 7" 16GB Android Tablet from $150 + free ...
Office Depot offers the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 7" 16GB Touchscreen Android Tablet in Black, model no. 22282EU, for $149.99 with free shipping. That's tied with ...

Toshiba Excite 10" 16GB Android Tablet for $300 + free shipping ...
newegg offers the Toshiba Excite LE AT205-T16I 10.1 16GB Android Tablet, model no. PDA05U-00Q01F, for $299.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our ...

EarthLink plans to offer fixed and wireless 4G broadband
SlashGear
That sounds rather odd considering wireless broadband is typically associated with mobile devices more than home Internet access. EarthLink will offer the service using a WiMax USB dongle for computers, and mobile phones later. While EarthLink's 4G ...

Samsung will reportedly sue Apple over LTE use on iPhone 5
CNET
The revelation comes on the heels of a U.S. trade judge hinting that Apple might not be able to persuade him that a pair of HTC patents related to 4G LTE technology should be invalidated in a case that could lead to an import ban on the latest iPad and ...

Samsung, Nokia LTE smartphones coming to Europe in Q4
Computerworld
The Galaxy S III LTE -- or 4G as it has been dubbed for the Nordic market -- and the Optimus G also have 2GB of RAM, twice the amount in the existing 3G version of Samsung's bestseller. Just like the 3G version, it has a 4.8-inch super AMOLED screen ...

Nokia Lumia 920 is EE UK LTE exclusive
SlashGear
The actual commercial launch will come a little later however; the first LTE light-up is really for engineers from the carrier to test things out and make sure the 4G system is running smoothly. Today is the first day EE has been legally allowed to ...

SlashGear

StarHub joins LTE bandwagon
ZDNet
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the telco said it will be enhancing its mobilebroadband network with both its LTE network as well as DC-HSPA+ (Dual-Cell High-Speed Packet Access Plus), which will enhance its current 3G network. Customers can expect ...

ZDNet

What to expect from M1's LTE phone plans
CNET (blog)
On September 15, you'll be able to subscribe to Singapore telco M1's new LTE (4G) network, but before you do that, you may want to know just what you're getting into. We've spent some time with an HTC One XL running on the carrier's 4G network, as well ...

CNET (blog)

China to Issue 4G Licenses Within Around One Year
PCWorld
China plans to issue 4G licenses for LTE TDD networks within around one year, according to a top government official, speeding up the original timetable for deployment of the high-speed networks in the country. Similar Articles: Cricket to Shake Up ...

Sprint LTE Coming to NY, LA, Chicago 'in the Coming Months'
PCWorld
Sprint already offers 4G service over partner Clearwire's WiMax network but is now building out LTE, which has become the telecommunications industry's standard technology for 4G. LTE's broader deployment, which already spans 100 carriers in 49 ...

iPhone 5 Expected With LTE, but iPad Mini Launch Unlikely: Jefferies
eWeek
Under the heading “Virtually certain to be unveiled,” Misek wrote that the unveiling of the iPhone 5, with a 4-inch screen, unibody construction that is 20 percent thinner than the iPhone 4S, a new battery, Long-Term-Evolution- (LTE-) capable chipsets ...

UK's First 4G LTE Service, EE, Will Feature New Nokia, Samsung ...
By Ingrid Lunden
Today Everything Everywhere, the JV between Orange and T-Mobile UK, unveiled some more details about its new 4G network -- the first commercial LTE service for the UK market. It is going to be branded EE -- a shorter ... They will include the Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE; the new Nokia Lumia 920; the smaller Nokia Lumia 820; the HTC One XL; Huawei Ascend P1 LTE ; Huawei E589 Mobile WiFi; and the Huawei E392 Mobile Broadband stick. EE says that the first stage of the rollout, ...
TechCrunch

China speeds up its LTE schedule, could issue permits 'within a year ...
By Sharif Sakr
China's Minister of Information and IT doesn't always explain his decisions in much detail, leaving us to ponder a sudden acceleration in his plans to roll out LTE. Miao Wei had previously indicated that4G permits wouldn't be issued to ...
Engadget

Everything, Everywhere, Explained: the UK gets LTE | TUAW - The ...
By Richard Gaywood
EE will also offer fibre home broadband; it promised to cover 11 million households initally, but didn't share any details about where this would be. It hasn't shared any information about tariffs yet, but I wouldn't imagine either LTE or fibre ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

EE Brings 4G to the UK and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
By Stan Schroeder
Everything Everywhere Announces First LTE Network in the UK. Everything Everywhere has started rolling out the first 4G network in the UK. The company, which is being rebranded to EE, also plans to launch seven LTE-supporting devices in ...
Mashable » Mobile

LG Escape 4G LTE announced for AT&T with ICS – only $49 ...
By Cory Gunther
LG is looking to make a strong push here late in 2012 with their upcoming powerhouse Optimus G smartphone, but for those looking for a little less power — and price — the LG Escape 4G LTE from AT&T might be the perfect choice. With a ...
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